In the summer of 1999, while employed at a tech company, I traveled to Rome, NY to work at Woodstock '99. The excitement of the music festival quickly turned ominous and we fled in the middle of the night. It has been two decades since those hot few days in upstate New York and I thought I would share my memories of being there.
I wanted to talk to you a bit about the Retroist and the Retroist Podcast. Most of it lays out my reduced output and feelings about running the site. I cannot speculate what the future will be, but it will most certainly be something different.
Erol Otus was an early artist with the original makers of Dungeons & Dragons, TSR. His contributions are legendary at this point, but he continues to still be slightly enigmatic. So let's take a quick look at the work and career of this amazing artist.
I payed ten bucks a can to get my hands on some New Coke. I drank a bunch of it and I didn't like it. Oddly enough, this is exactly what I was hoping for. Proving that nostalgia can be very complicated.
Atari released a lot of good titles over the years. Unfortunately Basic Math is not one of them. Instead it is an overly simplified math game with limited replayability.
Barnstorming is an exceptionally attractive game for the Atari 2600. It is fun to play, but also has a secret. The game works really well as a multi-player title. So fire it up, pass around the joystick and enjoy this 1982 classic with some friends.
The Sahuagin are Dungeons & Dragons Monster royalty. Appearing at the birth of the game and continuing to be reinvented in every edition. Let's take a look at the early appearances and art of these "Devil Men of the Deep."
On the newest episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the baseball comedy classic, Major League. This is a fun summer film about America's sport. I hope listening to the show might persuade you to check it out,
Starting with its Monster Card from 1983 by Jim Roslof, let's take a look at the development and many early appearances of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons Monster, the Red Dragon.
Atari Backgammon is a fun port of the ancient board game that works surprisingly well on the Atari 2600, especially in two-player mode.