Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Back To The Eighties

I thought I'd try my hand at a meme. This one is from FightingFantasist:

"Your last 5 blogposts are the contents of a gaming zine you wrote single-handedly in the 1980s, photocopied on the local library photocopier or via indulgence of an office-working parent and sold on to around a dozen people at a loss. This zine has the same title as your blog. Invent an issue number and cover price.

From somewhere rip off a suitable black and white illo (you want colour? print the cover on coloured paper you damned show-off) and fake up a cover page for this zine referring to contents inside. Bonus points for using period typewriter fonts and artistic filters to degrade the quality. Obviously if you have access to a photocopier and scanner you can start playing with distressing the paper and doing a proper illegible photocopy reproduction rather than faking it as I did. Then post on your blog for all to see."

And here it is - a 1980s copy of 'The Stronghold - Rebuilt':

The dragon illustration is by Ian Andrew Eldridge and the paper texture with authentic stains is by Peter Harris. Thanks to both of them for putting an appropriate Creative Commons licence on their work. The whole thing was assembled in Photoshop Elements 8.


  1. I'm having a go at this tonight!

  2. I like it. I shall have to try as well.

  3. It's like looking at some of the old issues of Trollcrusher I have upstairs!

    1. My old issues of 'Trollcrusher' :)

      And 'Underworld Oracle'.

  4. I never said they were mine! If you want them you'll have to come and get them though.


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