The Year, the Hobby died

To the tune of one of my favorite songs, American Pie….

A long, long time ago…
I can still remember
How these wacky worlds used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That they all could honour Mr. Vance
And maybe they’d be happy for a while.
But the last months made me shiver,
With every blogpost I’d deliver.
Bad news on the reader;
It couldn’t get much meaner.

I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside
The year, the hobby died.

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And sadly truer than I would ever want it to be. Between 4th edition and the deaths of Gary Gygax, Bob Bledsaw, and Erick Wujcik this year really does sometimes feel like the year the hobby (as I knew it) died.

Randall Stukey

Randall is the author and publisher of a number of old school games (Microlite74, Microlite81, BX Advanced, etc) through RetroRoleplaying.com. Randall's main job, however, is being caregiver for his MS-afflicted cancer survivor wife. You can support Randall with a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund.

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Randall is the author and publisher of a number of old school games (Microlite74, Microlite81, BX Advanced, etc) through RetroRoleplaying.com. Randall's main job, however, is being caregiver for his MS-afflicted cancer survivor wife. You can support Randall with a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund. Gates & Glamours RSS Feed

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