Sunday, 9 September 2012

Death of a Legend and an end of an era.

Well I have done absolutely nothing with this blog for several years now, mainly due to the fact that I have been at university and my Stainless Steel Rat collection has been in storage at my parents.

I was saddened to hear that Harry Harrison, the author of the Stainless Steel Rat books and creator of Slippery Jim diGriz died recently and it only seems right that I try to ressurect this project in a limited sort of way so that once again the Special Corps and James Bolivar diGriz, Angelina, Professor Coypu and Inskipp get a chance to once again tread the spaceways!

Its been a busy few years for me, leaving my job in Dundee, moving to Worcester for university, working on a feature film, setting up my own company, moving to Portsmouth and finally back up to Edinburgh and theres yet another move on the cards for next year.

Sadly my gaming budget is non existent but I do have a fair number of figures kicking around as well as a willingness to sit and sculpt more.

I think the first thing that I need to do is re-read the series as its been several years since I last had chance to peruse them and search out inspiration. Also I will be moving the action over to my new gaming blog TALES FROM FARPOINT as its far easier for me to keep one blog going than half a dozen.

Fear not though! I wont close this blog down but will keep it up as a reference and any games I play I will post the articles here too!

Hopefully I will be able to rummage out my books over the course of this week and get some serious reading and note taking done and get one or two bits and bobs sorted out for a Stainless Steel Rat game!

All the best!