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I wrote a post in the Book of Ana Karithon, in defense of the designers with regard to Ana Karithon's power, Protection from Evil. This power, unfortunately, ignore Valkrill's units.
While this is a terrible development, the designers were probably not allowed to know that they were even getting another general, let alone one that was "evil," at the time they designed the D&D Master Set. Therefore, they missed the chance to include Valkrill, but not because they dropped the ball, but because WotC threw them a bit of a curve. At least, that's how I see it.

A non-rep signer (though he was kind enough to give positive rep) sent me this message:

"If you think it's just like any other game, then you cannot possibly understand what it means to a heroscape fan. Besides, you wouldn't be so forgiving if an average site member had made such a mistake. Is everyone here at this sitea a kiss@ss?"

My response it this: If anyone, a designer or otherwise, made a unit now that didn't take Valkrill into account in such a manner, I would call them on it. If a custom unit creation, made a year ago, didn't include Valkrill, I would not penalize them later. I would, in fact, be just as forgiving. I am not kissing ass.

A light has gone out of the world.

Posted December 19th, 2014 at 06:04 PM by Taeblewalker
Today, I came home from lunch to find my cat, Mittens, had died. She was hanging from the arm of the couch and apparently her heart had given out while she was trying to climb up.

I had her for five years. I rescued her from the street. Her previous owners had abandoned her and left her to fend for herself. When I moved into their old apartment in the Bronx, Mittens came to my door. I started feeding her and asked the neighbors if she belonged to anybody, and then they told me the story of how she had been abandoned by the people who lived in the apartment before me.

She was a wonderfully loving cat who always climbed into bed with us and loved her scritchies on the chin. I will sorely miss her. I'm sitting here with her body on my lap, holding her one last time. At least I know she isn't suffering anymore, as she had been very sick near the end. I'm not sure of her exact age but I've estimated it at about 18 years, which is pretty long for a cat.
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This point in history

Posted December 17th, 2013 at 01:09 AM by Taeblewalker
Updated September 9th, 2020 at 09:20 PM by Taeblewalker
Folks, I have had some major life changes and had to do a lot of soul-searching of late. My life has been turned upside down in so many ways, though the good news is that I am now living with my fiance, Kathy, who is kind enough to have played Scape with me and even to have gone to tournaments.

What I really want to write about though is how lucky we are to have been born at this point in history rather than any time sooner. The easy reason for members of this site is that Heroscape was invented recently, but as much as I love the game, I am talking about technology and our ability to communicate and form online communities.

This generation span is the first time since people invented language that people from all over the world are able to communicate almost instantaneously. This is the first time that a community such as this can exist, and we get to be a part of it. Generations before us had telephones and telegraphs, and before that, communication was...
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