Hello, everyone! The big news today is that I finally got around to finishing Gamebooks & Goonies. That's the ruleset for Unwanted Hero, that I've been planning to write down since early summer and only got around to recently. So far there hasn't been any feedback, but people seem interested enough.
Also in the housekeeping department, after paying the last hosting bill my PayPal is now empty, so the next one will have to come out of my pocket. No worries, I have money, but it will be a sour note on which to end the eight-year run of this newsletter.
Speaking of sour notes, let me get some bad news out of the way. Earlier this month, Clive Sinclair died, and I'm sad to see how incomplete coverage is, even from the best source. He was a pioneer in many more fields, people.
In the way of more current issues, we have an opinion piece asking game companies (and others) to Please Stop Closing Forums And Moving People To Discord. Seriously, please. It's not the same thing at all, in fact it's much worse, and won't shift your moderation issues onto somebody else, as you seem to hope.
The rest of this newsletter is under the cut, with more material about retrogaming and history in general.