september 1987

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Daniel Jacob Radcliffe / Born 23 July 1989 / English actor / “I’ve never been one of the cool people at school, but then again, I don’t get the people who are cool. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that they don’t interest me.”

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson / Born 15 April 1990 / British actress, model, and activist / “I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.”

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint / Born 24 August 1988 / English actor / “I don’t know if I’m good enough to have a long career. I’ve got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low.”

Thomas Andrew “Tom” Felton / Born 22 September 1987 / English actor / “I’m generally more and more in my comfort zone in the wild.”

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Keith Haring and William Burroughs photographed by Kate Simon, 1987.

In September of 1987 a group of visionary poets, artists, and performers representative of the cultural and literary movement known as the Beat Generation gathered in Lawrence, Kansas for a week-long literary festival of readings and diverse activities.

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Getting Away From Most Of It, AD&D tournament adventure by James Wallis. From White Dwarf 93, September 1987.

I’ve run this a few times in the past using the old 1983 vintage D&D Basic (”Red Box”) and it’s always been an excellent adventure. One of my all-time favourites, although maybe as a parody of the British experience of 1970s/1980s package holidays to the Med it might have aged a bit…

Interestingly WD93 had this, the last AD&D article in White Dwarf, alongside the first Warhammer 40,000 article which was the launch splash. 

The places mentioned by The Travel Agent of Chaos are all from assorted geeky books/games.

Harad is the not-Middle East from The Lord of the Rings.

R’lyeh is the sunken alien city where Cthulhu sleeps in HP Lovecraft’s weird fiction.

The Solomani Rim is from the sci-fi RPG Traveller.

Kadab is the setting of the 1986 boardgame Kings and Things*, the map of which was created anew from hexagonal tiles for each game, hence the “too unpredictable” dismissal.

Lakefront City is the not-Chicago from the TSR gangster RPG Gangbusters.