The Day After

Does anyone remember Twilight 2000? Twilight 2000 was an apocalyptic roleplaying game published in 1984 (with subsequent editions) by the now-defunct Game Designers Workshop.  The gist of the game was, given the time period, pretty realistic:  A limited nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union has devastated much of the world.  The players (in…

The Safety Dance

For some odd reason, I’ve been very into the Eighties. To be fair, I wasn’t much into them when they were actually happening, but now . . . I don’t know.  It’s less of some sort of mid-life crisis and more like a kind of longing.  I wish that I could say that I miss…

Retro-Groceries

Retro foods! There’s nothing like going down an aisle at the grocery store and seeing current products wearing retro labeling.  Even if the contents have been completely modernized, it’s just heartwarming to find a favorite food looking as it did when you first fell in love with it. The bad thing is that often companies…