My Brain At 12, In Art.

Stumbled across these images, and it was like a door opening in my head. I hadn’t thought about these in decades, but for me, the art of Bob Pepper for the Milton Bradley game Dragonmaster (and to a lesser extent, his art for Dark Tower, which came out the same year) is the visual record of my D&D-obsessed mind in 1981-82.

I haven’t seen this illustrations in ages, and yet they immediately put me in a mood for Dungeons & Dragons.


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That’s the Atlantic, from Westhampton Beach, NY. Laura took me for a four-day stay in a beach bungalow for my fiftieth birthday last week. We drove out, taking our time, visiting friends and family along the way, spent our time at the bungalow, and then drove back, visiting the same folks on the return trip.

The vacation was literally the first one I’ve taken in my entire life. We realized that every trip I’ve taken until now has been either to visit family or work-related (conventions and such). So my amazing wife decided to take me back to the place where I grew up, so that I could do nothing but rest, relax and recharge.

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