APAGear II Archives Volume 2, Number 8 September, 2000


The House Organ

Words of Questionable Wisdom from the Distribution Manager

No great words of wisdom here, baby, not this month. (Not to imply they've ever been that great...) I have three interesting things to say, but two of them are top secret and not for public consumption, so I can't talk about them. I always hate it when my GM pulls that stunt, by the way. "Oh, yeah, about that mysterious ruin you guys stumbled across. It's actually really important to the plot... Oh, but I can't tell you any more." Grumble grumble grumble.

What I can tell you about is our two newest members, Dennis Kirkpatrick and Bryan Lee. Dennis and Bryan were part of John Prins' Jovian Chronicles play-by-e-mail game along with John Guilfoyle, Alistair Gillies, and me. (There were a bunch of players, but -- apart from alum Lloyd D. Jessee -- no others were involved with APAGear.) Bryan was Lyman Sweetzer and Dennis was Carolyn Rueda-Johnson.

Bryan and Dennis also worked with Alistair and me (and John Prins, Lloyd Jessee, and Jeremy Fox) on the Jovian Chronicles Mechanical Catalog 2: Civilian Vehicles book that just came out this past week. Buy it now, because, frankly, we think it kicks ass.

Welcome aboard, guys.

About those other topics: Let's see... The most annoying thing to do when telling people that there's something you can't tell them is to give them vague hints. Hm. Ah, got it: trees may or may not be involved, and your conceptual grasp on time and space themselves may very well come unhinged!

Figured it out yet?

Anyway, to round out this Organ (er...), let me just give a holler to APAGear member Tom McGrenery, who is living and studying in Beijing, PRC, right this very instant. (The instant that I'm writing this, that is. If you've unearthed an ancient APAGear document from a couple thousand years ago, odds are good Tom is not still in Beijing.) Reportedly, greasy food is threatening his very existence.

Also, I'd like to note with a certain amount of pleasure that we're up to seven contributions this issue. Nice work, boys.

That's about all for now. By the way, I expect "Potpourri" will turn out to be a terrible title for this issue. I used it because there's no real obvious theme here, and a random name seemed lame. Unfortunately, we're likely to have more potpourri-like issues, so I may be jumping the gun here. We'll see. I might have named it "APAGear II: Endgame" to tie it it into the new Highlander movie, but that movie really sucked. Also, "Endgame" would be confusing to readers, who might think this was the last issue of APAGear, which is hardly the case.

Regardless, folks, enjoy this issue!

Your Vaguely Humble Servant,

Christian Schaller
APAGear II Distribution Manager

Keener Awards

Harman Meyerhoff nails the Keener this month with the third chapter to his re-telling of the Black Talons' mission from the Heavy Gear II videogame. Josh Peters is the runner-up.

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APAGear II Archives Volume 2, Number 8 September, 2000