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I don't think he registered here, but he certainly qualified. 

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Why I hate the idea of hobbits and what I'm doing about it. They've never made sense in a fantasy setting (yes, that's asking for too much) as they can't take care of themselves. Here I've developed a new race for ACKs to fill the hobbit niche in the fantasy environment.



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Why I hate the idea of hobbits and what I'm doing about it. They've never made sense in a fantasy setting (yes, that's asking for too much) as they can't take care of themselves. Here I've developed a new race for ACKs to fill the hobbit niche in the fantasy environment.



Hear me, Lords and Ladies, Gentles and common folk, as I tell of my nigh on forty years of ravaging dungeons and battle fields across many worlds and eras of history since I emerged from the North.

The first time I played an RPG was Empire of the Petal Throne in 1977 in Duluth MN. Since then I have commanded armies; a full mile of Serbo-Croatian infantry standing shoulder to shoulder defying Bonaparte's generals. When the French revealed a cannon in their formation, my Curaissers laughed and brought their charge home, shattering the French square. I've lost dozens of T-34s assaulting Hill 107 in Panzer Blitz; my Wehrmacht infantry used the sewers to push the Red Guards out of the Tractor Factory in Squad Leader.

I've ranged beyond the stars, finding the bizarre structures at Twilight's Peak, commanding starships and receiving the Imperial Writ when the 5th Frontier War broke out in the Spinward Marches. I've fought in the Wars of the Roses and engaged in high stakes Diplomacy. I've been an Elven Assassin in Shadowrun Seattle and a halfling barbarian wearing gilded chainmail.

My characters have delved into the Vaults of the Drow and fought Iuz's minions in the Vesve Forest. I was dubbed a knight in Chivalry & Sorcery and yet played a lowly rat catcher in Warhammer FRP.

While I still get together and play 1e with an old friend and our kids from time to time, I find myself easily distracted by a fine single malt.

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Did this guy make it into Petty Gods, if not why not?
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Some musings on unhittable tails and the varying body shape of Dragonewt development.

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Despite Tusk Riders diverting the caravan. It's here! Happy birthday to me.

And thanks to the Chaosium crew for getting the kickstarter together.
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So I've received notice that my Classic RuneQuest order from the Kickstarter shipped from Brainerd MN last night. Today it's in Des Moines IA. The thing is, Brainerd is less than 2.5 hours north of me, Des Moines is 4 hours south. The truck had to pass within 8 miles of my house to go from Brainerd to Des Moines and from Des Moines they have to ship it back to St Paul (which is a bigger Post Office than Des Moines to boot), before it can be sent out for local delivery. Who is the Chaos God of Trade?

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Rod Thompson commented on a post on Blogger.
I'm at a loss on how you've determined it's a character sheet from Supplement and not from 1e. Magic Missile and Shield differentiate it from 0e Men & Magic. I picked up the PHB as a freshman in college in '79 and the magazine was printed in '80, so I can't eliminate 1e, unless Judge's Guild never supported 1e?
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