1987 I stumbled upon
a game of Battletech in progress at a local comic convention.
I was a fan of Robotech, the animated series, so it was
the miniatures based on mecha from the series that
initially caught my attention. I was
delighted to see that an entire game had been developed
around them so I sat down and joined in. I enjoyed
game so much I thereupon spent/wasted a good part of
ten ensuing years to it, eventually forming a group I
named "Da Mercs", but at the end of that period
I bid it no fond adieu. (See the Philosophy page.)
Although my major concern as a gamemaster was
to ensure that the experience was both fun and fair (And
anyone who's rolled the dice knows how rare
unique contribution to the enterprise was
fanciful and unique
the mountain on the right, using techniques that were
both cheap and efficient. You'll find links to the full
list of my terrains on the left.
I created most of my terrain using a
X 30" home-made hex-template, based on 1-1/2" hexes.
My favorite material was good old cardboard, bonded
using carpenter's glue. Although it was very tedious
work crafting these terrains I took great satisfaction
in seeing them blossom into reality.
Most of all, I am most proud of the fine
group I was fortunate to have rolled against week after
week, year after year. So let me give a quick shout-out
to my 'Centurion' homies: Josh Cohen, Dan Byrns, 'Mad'
Pat Haughton, Keith Lauritzen, James Potter, Kage Salvanera,
Dave Sanzgiri, Mike Standifer, Dan Urban, Ben Warmus,
Gene Senter, and Billy Lucas. Thanks for all the fabulous
battles and good times, gang.
So long, little Smurfs.
The image above represent my
beloved Smurfs that went under the eBay gavel
in 2009. I'd like to thank all the fine folks who gave
my blue troops a