7.08.2005

Shrink Wrap
My earliest memories of being able to buy my own gaming material was in fourth grade, back when Toys-R-Us still carried the TSR lines. I would save up for weeks to buy modules, and then savor opening the shrink wapped plastic. The sound and smell of crinkly plastic came to signify everything I loved about fantasy worlds --- that brief moment after opening, when the contents of the package (unread) were still perfect in my mind.

Today is my birthday. I picked up mail from the small mountain town post office and found a package from Goodman Games. A check and author copies of Legacy.

And damn if it wasn't shrink wrapped.

Deadline: July 8
Every birthday I make plans to send all my friends presents thanking them for all that they've given me over the years. Every year it gets a little too busy and I miss my deadline/run out of materials/can't find enough clay skulls.

I've managed to miss it again, so please forgive a public thank you. You people are the best.

Maybe next year ...

12 Comments:

At 6:25 PM, Blogger saurus said...

I don't care who you are - that's just cool :)

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Silverfyre said...

We should be sending YOU presents. Got an address I can send a nice little gift your way? We love you to death, Harley, and want to send you something. And don't worry. It won't be naked goblin porn again...

I promise.

Happy Birthday, old man.

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

I drink to your good fortunes, and pray against misfortunes, my friend.

 
At 11:44 PM, Anonymous spackle said...

Love you H. :) :)

 
At 2:13 AM, Blogger Marcy said...

Happy Birthday, Grimmy!!!! May every birthday of yours from here on out be filled with royalty checks and contributor copies! ;)

 
At 2:49 AM, Blogger Grimbones said...

12:49, birthday morning, at the all night coffee shop, working on some writing.

A kid at the table across from me is rolling up a D&D character. I'm inches away from giving him a copy of the module, but it smacks too much of self-satisfaction.

Save the copy for Saurus instead. :)

 
At 5:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy b day bud.

I used to love the smell of the old TSR hardcovers when they were brand new. Or that the chemicals were nice...

J

 
At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do have a present for you, and sorry we didn't quite catch up this Friday or anything. Various skating/movie plans seemed up in the air- although I have to admit that I wouldn't have been able to make any of them anyway.

So, happy birthday! And we'll hook you up with a gift and glass of wine next time you're in town.

-R

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Tauke said...

Happy Birthday, a bit belated.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Ian Kappos said...

Happy belated birthday, Harley! These gaming modules are just working out for you, man, and I'm really happy that you've managed to achieve something you'd dreamed of when you were a kid. That's just really freakin' cool.

 
At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ian!

Glad to see you are still around. Tank was starting to get a little worried about you...

//H

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger ec said...

Giving gifts on your birthday--what a lovely idea!

Belated felicitations, H. :)

 

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