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This is Not the End

Posted March 9th, 2016 at 04:27 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Ever since HeroScape was discontinued, I've seen a disturbing trend begin to spring up. The week of the discontinuation, a good number of members sadly quite HSers. Others struggled on for a time, but the continually dropping numbers and lack of activity finally convinced them, too, to leave the halls of Valhalla.

A few dedicated souls remained. The various customs departments kept the spirit of Scape alive. Map and scenario creation abounded. CoN staggered on, despite low numbers of players. HSers still breathed.

Over the years since the discontinuation, I've seen people, over and over, give up and leave. Their reasons are always the same. "No one is on anymore." "I don't play HS anymore." "The site is dead." Every time I see one of these reasons, I know that another spark of the flame that is HeroScape has flickered and died.

And that's what HeroScape is: a flame; a flame made up out of us, those that remain. Yes,...
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Contributors can now Post Blogs!

Posted January 23rd, 2016 at 12:46 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
No, you have not misread the title. No, I have not hacked the site to make this a reality. No, I will not relate this entire blog through negatives.

The short story is that contributors now have the ability to post blogs. I myself am proof of this, as I am not a site supporter, and very obviously now have a blog.

The long story, which I'm sure is far more interesting, started several years ago. Well no. It was actually just a sudden decision on the part of the admins with no real background. But it sounds cooler this way.

Note: No offense is meant to site supporters or anyone else by the following.

You see, back in the days when I was involved in such lost causes as crusading against widely accepted army formulas, I developed a bit of a thing about site supporters.

I had recently become a contributor. This was no easy task. It took nearly a year and several messages, but I will not go into specifics. As I say, I had...
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