Posts Tagged ‘nostalgia’

Not this one. But I did own it!

The last podcast I recorded got me thinking about my nascent interest in game design when I was growing up.

It was an…odd hobby, especially because it was nigh impossible to find anyone who’d play my games with me (my sister actively avoided the, in retrospect, pretty unappealing task!) so I could improve them. But that didn’t stop me; I’d spend hours drawing game boards on cereal boxes, cutting out cards from scrapbook paper and gluing together game pieces from whatever materials I could find. There were worse things to do with your time. Like sniffing glue.

I loved picking up discarded board games from the thrift store, including The Awful Green Things from Outer Space…a game that had way too much influence on my early life for what it was. I guess I just naturally shifted to making my own. Few of those creations exist anymore. But here’s what I can recall:



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Well, it had a dragon on the cover.

Young Adult literature is a Thing now, but it wasn’t when Marie and I grew up! Join as as we talk about the books we read as teenagers and realize with dawning horror that we had terrible, terrible taste.

Warning folks, this one’s a long one.

Download the Podcast (archive.org page)

Marie’s blog

Blog post: Underground Reading – Dragonlance Chronicles

Source of our theme song

Book mentioned at length (in order):

Redwall series, Brian Jacques
Animorphs series, K.A, Applegate
The Sword of Shannarah, Terry Brooks
The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan
The Sword of Truth, Terry Goodkind
Everything by Mercedes Lackey
The Belgeriad, David Eddings
Forgotten Realms series, various authors
Dragonlance Chronicles, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Harry Potter series, JK Rowling

Tangentially, we mention MANY more.

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