Monday, May 17, 2010

Rusty, Where’s Your Battle Axe?

I only recently discovered that the Rusty Battleaxe’s blog seems to have been deleted entirely. I knew that there wasn’t much happening there lately and that he was going undercover, but I'm sad to see the old posts gone. Add it to the Valhalla of the Blogs list at Swords & Dorkery I guess, alongside Chgowiz, O.S. Rant, and the Sorcerers of Doom… I don’t suppose anyone has the beer elemental/ooze thing on file that he wrote up?

In other non-news, ever sold or lost your D&D books years ago and wonder what became of them? A few replacements of my own collection have names inside the front covers:

John Bachmann, (complete set)
Michael Dannov, PHB
Bill Williams, Fiend Folio
Ken Judy, Oriental Adventures
John & Chloe Evans (MMII)

I’m pretty sure I could easily track down one of those former owners. “Uh, what’s that you say? You’ve got an old D&D book of mine and you want to know if I want back? No thanks Mr. Maniac, and please don’t call here again!” Personally, if you happen to have a Monster Manual or PHB with a strange illustration and the name “Rob-Heme Abdul Jablossom” inside the cover, that was mine. Barely anything about that resembles my real name - I was just a weird kid. Maybe the Lakers were in the news that day. Sure it’s a long shot, but I can always dream of having my actual original books back… Swish!

9 comments:

Daddy Grognard said...

That's a crying shame about Rusty; he was one of my active followers, always ready with a supportive comment for Saturday Night Fight Club. I know he had some RL issues that made running the blog difficult for him (especially after Porngate) but when he agreed to come back and anonymise the blog, I thought that he'd sorted it. It seems not.

I'm glad that I'm not in a position where the knowledge that I game could harm my career. There are those out there who do have such a problem and my sympathies are with them.

Tim Shorts said...

I can see if Rusty will send me over his monster files. I've been nagging about putting them into a PDF. Tonight is our game night so I will ask him then.

ze bulette said...

Thanks Tim, please pass along my best regards!

David said...

Google is a wonderful thing: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ESv-BE-iG2UJ:rustybattleaxe.blogspot.com/2010/01/beer-ooze.html+beer+rusty+battle+axe&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

ze bulette said...

@David, of course - don't know why I didn't think of that myself. Cheers!

mikemonaco said...

Added, sadly, to the rolls of Valhalla. I hadn't been checking in over there lately but I do recall he was taking his name off stuff after the whole "bugbears" thing. (I've often regretted using my name as my user name at Wordpress...I didn't realize my url would be mikiemonaco.wordpress.com instead of, say, swordsndorkery.wordpress.com. You live you learn. At least I have a job no one notices.)

Anyway thanks for pointing out the google cache-- the Wayback Machine (http://www.archive.org/web/web.php) does not seem to catch many (any?) blogs.

Chris said...

If you read blogs in an RRS reader you should be able to retrieve all the content with an internal search. (I've still got Scott Driver's old blogs stashed away there)

Dropping pixels on the subject of tracking begged/stolen/borrowed game books ASAP.

Christian said...

I was just thinking about him last night. He used to drop by my food blog and say hi.

Rusty said...

You can find me at http://therustyedge.blogspot.com/

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