Monthly Archives: August 2017

Quiz and Dragons: A Legacy in Soup

This appeared for an issue of Incredibly Strange Games prepared for an August 26, 2017 live event at Seattle’s The Fuse Box.

The ceiling above the arcade was tuned to the color of a carpet on the receiving end of a chainsmoker’s orgy.

I had not yet completed my chrysalis into an Ultima nerd in 1992, so like the rest of 1992 I was in thrall of the mighty Street Fighter II’. While the heshers argued loudly over whether using Ken’s light kicks was “cheap,” I shambled my proto-Britannian larval self over to another machine emblazoned with the Capcom logo, put in a quarter, and lost my mind.

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