Friday, April 11, 2014

From the Attic: IUP Gaming Society

+Joseph Bloch posted an old picture from 1984 of his high school DnD club. This is a picture of me in college circa 1988 and its story.

Back in the late 80s I was one of the founders of the IUP Gaming Society. Our bread and butter for fundraising was running Battletech tournaments. The main advantage of the society was reserving rooms in the Student Union building which was easy for organizations not so easy for individuals. I believe most of our funds went into prizes for tourneys. I am not sure if we tried building a game library. There are some real impractical issues with maintaining a communal stock of games.

This was taken back in 1988 or 1989. I am in the lower right corner. Since then I told my barber to shear the hair off the top of my head.


Shawn Barrick said...

IUP as in Indiana, PA?

Dwayne Gillingham said...

You appear to be missing a leg off your glasses. Oh I think I have pic of you from that era some where. HMMM where could it be.......