miniatures rules

The Aurebesh, an alphabet for the Star Wars universe, created by West End Games art director Stephen Crane for his Star Wars Miniatures Battles Companion rules supplement (1994).  The Aurebesh now appears in the canonical films, in phrases that can be transposed into English.


Battle Masters (1992) was the big battle miniatures game counterpart to HeroQuest’s introductory dungeon bash.  Milton Bradley and Games Workshop collaborated again to fill a large box with plastic Citadel miniatures and kid-friendly rules.  Warhammer players bought many copies for the 103 figures, including Imperial knights, foot, and a cannon with crew, vs orcs, goblins, wolf riders, an ogre, Chaos knights, beastmen, plus a 6″ tall polystyrene tower.

I know more than one player who converted the Mohawk-sporting Chaos archers to make Chaos centaurs, and I’ve seen the vinyl map used under WWI aircraft games.

Dog Trainer Problems

When we first brought Rudy home we did a lot of quick runs to Petsmart in order to get supplies. On one such visit we bumped into the head trainer there.

Trainer: “Oh! Look at your little puppy! He’s so cute!”

Me: “Please don’t pet him. We’re trying to teach him not to get excited around people, since he’s going to be a Service Dog In Training.”

Trainer: *reaches out and starts petting Rudy* “Well, that’s okay. We can work on that later, can’t we? You’re just a little puppy!”

Me: *dislocates wrist trying to hold onto Rudy as he attempts to squirm out of my arms to meet the trainer* 

- The Man in the Tan Jacket keeps talking to citizens about wanting to go home and the place he is from

- this place is beneath the Earth and our knowledge, according to the angels

- when asked for more information on TMITTJ he angels only said “a flower in the desert”

- the miniature city is under the Desert Flower bowling alley

- TMITTJ appeared in Night Vale in the episode where Teddy Williams catches the first glimpse of the citizens of the miniature city

- the piece of paper he gave Jackie Fierro said “ King City”

- the underground miniature city is ruled by a child king

- the city worships Huntocar to keep their city thriving “in the absence of nourishing sun” and is invading the Upper World to claim the “sun-soaked, precious land”

- shortly after arriving many citizen reported seeing TMITTJ standing and staring at the sun for hours

I’m not ruling out the possibility that the underground city is a red herring, there’s a pretty good chance that TMITTJ has nothing to do with the city at all. But with the book coming out so soon, I’m running out of time for theories.