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Fall IN! Convention 2019? There’s an app for that!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Guidebook for Fall IN! 2019 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort center. Please click on the graphic below to get a copy for yourself. Actually, just click here: https://guidebook.com/g/fallin2019/ Guidebook has been in use by HMGS since 2011 and is our convention on site mobile app. You can download your copy at the URL below the picture. We have an unlimited license this year so help yourselves! Tell your friends! Share it to everybody! Functionally there have been no big changes to Guidebook since HISTORICON 2019 in the way Guidebook works. So in the interests of time, I suggest you look at the Historicon Guidebook post for 2019 if you are curious about Guidebook functionality. For all you stalwart Guidebook veterans, this all old hat, I know. Show Specifics: Please upload as many photos as you like to Guidebook. You can share photos during the show.Please use the SIGN IN function, but remember this doesn’t mean you are registering or getting a show tic

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My Event at the Upcoming Fall-IN! 2019

I’ll be running this at Fall IN in November Fall IN! 2019 The HAWKS room.. 2 PM.. BE THERE FOR MAYHEM! I will be rerunning the Mussolini Stadium game again, this November, at the HMGS Fall IN convention at the Valley Forge Convention Center. The HAWKS invited me to run a game in their room so I took them up on it. Here’s the description: As described in Wargames Illustrated…

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Farewell, Otto

Otto Schmidt has passed on. details HERE. I just learned that Otto Victor Schmidt, known by many names but “Otto” works fine, has passed on. Apparently from complications from recent heart bypass surgery. I was apparently late to discover this fact, as it happened on June 9 of this year, and nobody apparently knew at the recent HISTORICON, either. Or at least it wasn’t mentioned to me. I don’t go on TMP much, so I missed the post. I suppose we all think we’re all connected, and our friendships are indestructible, and will be there forever for us. That’s wishful thinking, of course. We have the pleasure of each other’s company for such a relatively brief period of time before we exit stage right. I’ve noted with sadness my friends passing over the years, and some of them, like Al Hayden last year and now Otto this year, were very close to me indeed. I met Otto about 20 years ago, through the hobby we both share, miniatures gaming. Probably

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Mad Maximillian 1934: I should have sparred!

As I have mentioned in this journal, I signed up to run a Mad Maximillian 1934 game at COLD WARS 2019. F: 183: 19 – JUNKWAFFEL: A Mad Maximillian 1934 Adventure – Theme Friday, 7:00 PM, 3 hrs, Players: 10, BF86 GM: Walt O’Hara Sponsor: none – Prize: none Period: Pulp – Scale: 28mm – Rules: Mad Maximillian Return to the world of fragile deadly jalopies armed with instruments of peril! Everyone KNOWS about the Apocalypse, right? The one that took place back in 1934? Junkwaffel takes place in a world that has already suffered collapse, sometime directly after WWI. Players pilottheir armed motorcycles, buggies, jalopies and junkers through a war-torn landscape, full of traps, ambushes and the greatest danger of all, the other players. Rules easy to teach, glad to have youngsters from about 13 up, younger must have a parent in attendance. I was planning on this game being a reprise of the race I ran at ScrumCon 19.   There’s an old saying that goes something like “Yo

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Cold Wars 2019: progress, progress

I went to HMGS‘ Spring show, Cold Wars, last weekend.   Cold Wars is a show that I usually don’t volunteer to work staff for, because sometimes I actually like to go to events in the morning. Imagine!  This time, however, there was a plaintive request for assistance on the HMGS board, so I said to myself, “eh, okay, self, why not?” An Epic Journey.. okay, a two plus hour drive.. https://i.imgur.com/UZu2p48.mp4 Of course, we had to honor a time-honored tradition. https://i.imgur.com/ynP53l6.mp4 So I’m going to mention this stuff up front, so we can get it out of the way fast and just discuss convention activities. The Host has gone through some changes for the better. I will be the first to admit I have been critical of the Host’s diminished capacity in the last few years. Some might say even scathing. The last show, in particular, was fraught with facility problems that just seemed to be taking forever to make headway on. So don’t be shocked, but I’m going to sa

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Little Wars TV at Fall IN!

Once again, as I mentioned at HISTORICON 2018, Little Wars TV did a bang up job covering a HMGS convention.  I like these guys– they are tongue in cheek and very funny, as well as good visual stylists.  Since I could safely say I’m part of the a small wave of negative reports about the Host and its many deficiencies in responding to customer needs for Fall IN!, I think I’m going to earn a little karmic credit and present these guys to adjust the cosmic balance a little.   Enjoy!  I know I did.  Advertisements __ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initSlot('atatags-26942-5bee66c6e2106', { collapseEmpty: 'before', sectionId: '26942', width: 300, height: 250 }); }); __ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initSlot('atatags-114160-5bee66c6e2108', { collapseEmpty: 'before', sectionId: '114160', width: 300, height: 250 }); });

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Fall IN banners, courtesy of Joe

Joe Procopio, our host for most Second Saturday Scrummers, is a dab hand with graphics and composition. You may have seen some of his work supporting his Conan games from Historicon (and upcoming Fall IN). As a favor, he made banner ads for both of us for FALL IN. Joe has an eye for a nice graphical touch.  I’m going to post this on the right column preparatory to FALL-IN.

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