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Troll in Tunnel courtesy of artist David O. Miller at GenCon 2014.

Troll in Tunnel courtesy of artist David O. Miller at GenCon 2014.

I’m back from GenCon and mostly recovered from the trip. I ran 3 short sessions of Tunnels and Trolls for about 21 gamers, and missed the 4th one by a misunderstanding. The gamers thought I didn’t show up; I thought they didn’t show up. We  were separated by 2 rooms in a hotel corridor. Grrrrrrrrrr!

I did sell quite a few copies of the first edition reprint, and of the Deluxe T & T beta rules.  I have about 4 copies of each left over.  And I’m offering signed copies of them to anyone who reads this page. The reprint facsimile of the first edition is $10 plus $3 postage inside the USA.  The Deluxe Beta rules is $25 plus $5 postage in the USA. People outside the USA could buy them, but they would have to add an additional $10 for postage instead of $3. If you’re interested, send me an email to verify that there are any left–

In other news a beautiful book was waiting for me when I got home. It is called Drachenvater and is, of course, about That Other Game, and Mr. Gygax and Mr. Arneson. T & T gets a 2 page mention near the end of the book. The authors are Tom Hillenbrand and Konrad Lischka. The publisher is Octopus Press, and it’s all in German. I know enough German to read it with only occasional trips to the dictionary. But, the real charm of the book is in the full color illustrations throughout.  See below.

German_GamebookNow, it’s the final push to get the rules finished. The big news in gaming has been the release of the Player’s version of D & D 5.  I haven’t looked at it, and don’t intend to, but I’m probably the only frp gamer in the country who won’t.