by Goodman Games
You guys are right, we've got to find room to include all these comments and anecdotes in the book. We'll see what we can do!
Hell, one thing you need to do as part of the project is just archive all the history that's being laid out in the comments and updates and include those in the final product. Make it a stretch goal if you like, but these 'you are there' reminiscences are probably a big part of the appeal for many other backers besides myself. Not to mention a worthwhile history project in its own right. And thanks, Bill Owen, for taking the time to share so much!
JG fans have most wanted to hear stories about our early-days campaigns (of which Bob's was the pinnacle but I just realized how can I say, I never played in any other and judged the only other campaign I had connection with! And it was not as good but the bunch liked it.
Anyway, Bob Jr.'s recollection of their cigar celebration reminded me of how many people smoked back then... it seemed all did but perhaps I just couldn't see through the haze! Certainly Bob and Marc did... and I took up cigar smoking again as a defensive measure. Schimmelpennick cigars from Michels downtown (parking lot now) that had a wooden Indian out front. It destroyed by sense of taste and allowed me to stand the cigarette smoke. I really can't recommend this but my excuse is: age 20 male.
And yes I realize the stories most rather hear is game-related detail. I will be trying to jog those loose with the guys soon.
Bob's sister Debbie processed orders at our offices in the Franklin Mall and in about 1978 told me to check out the giant order that a submarine had placed. It filled an entire 12x12x18" box that Stevens Publishing would package bunches of CSIOs RRs TOBs etc. in! So to give them a bonus I told her to throw a some extra dice sets in. (I could just imagine having to find dice that had rolled off a table and under a torpedo.) Anyway I later realized that giving extra stuff could have caused World War III as the sailors fought over whose dice they were!
Fortunately it didn't happen and I wonder if this was the first contact from that sub. I had never heard that story from Bob and it was nice to hear now.
Thank you for sharing, Bob II. I enjoy connecting to the reach and history of this hobby.
Do you consider to add these (+ new) recollections also in the "Deluxe Collector's Edition"?
I love reading recollections like this one. There really needs to be a repository (maybe GG?) where grognards can login, provide their credentials, and share their 'war' stories before these moments are lost to history.