APAGear II Archives Volume 4, Number 1 February, 2002


The House Organ

Words of Questionable Wisdom from the Distribution Manager

Welcome to another fine issue of APAGear! We've hit our fourth volume with this issue. That can't be anything but good. Congratulations and thanks to the crew for carrying this on -- especially to Janne Kemppi and Harman Meyerhoff, who've hardly missed an issue since joining. (Actually, Janne hasn't missed one at all, and he was here from the start.)

This month, we bring you a theme: adventure seeds. Recently on the Heavy Gear mailing list, someone asked about HG adventures on the Web. That seemed like a good enough excuse to come up with a bunch of 'em, and here we are. Some are pretty sparse (like mine, which may be almost entirely useless now that I take a closer look at it...), and some are quite rich (like Mika's piece, which is quite extravagently detailed).

In the coming months, I'm planning on a few other theme issues, since they tend to work well (for the most part). In 2002, look forward to a War of the Alliance issue, an Interpolar War issue, and an Operation Icarus issue. (Yes, those are the three big wars on Terra Nova in recent memory. Maybe we'll thow in a St. Vincent's War issue, too, while we're at it.)

Enjoy this issue. Hopefully you'll find it useful and stimulating.

Your Vaguely Humble Servant,

Christian Schaller
APAGear II Distribution Manager


This month we have three Keeners. First is a Technical Keener, a new category. Jason English submitted his contribution to this issue two months ago. In that time, I changed the assignment to the adventure seeds theme, and he had to do a new contribution. So technically, he got his piece to me first, but...

Mika Peltola got the first adventure seed to me, so he gets the Keener for this month. Josh Peters followed close on his heels with his contribution, getting the Runner Up.

Unquestionably, Jason English has the Keener for next month. I'm gonna give him the Runner Up, too, since he actually submitted his piece for next month twice.

It's not like there's money riding on this.

New Member!

A big APAGear welcome (which consists mostly of badgering from one of our more youthful members) to Jules Considine, who joins us this month. Welcome aboard!

New Format!

I altered the style sheet for APAGear this month. I did this partly to clean up my HTML as well as to integrate better with my text-editor-of-choice, BBEdit. I also did it to make things look a little nicer. As of this writing, there's a horizontal rule beneath most headings. I quite like it, though I was concerned about Mika Peltola's contribution as well as John Thompson's, since they are both quite rich with sections and subsections. I think it actually turned out pretty nicely. You might notice that it sort of resembles DP9's Heavy Gear style sheet, in which a horizontal rule appears above the section label instead of below it. I assure you that is almost entirely unintentional. Almost.

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APAGear II Archives Volume 4, Number 1 February, 2002