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by GangsterFiction
Fri July 6th, 2012, 8:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Musclin' in!
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

[quote=""Justin Swanton""]Hi Bob, so you are a WRG man. Do you play WRG/DBM games? As a wargames enthusiast, I find that wargaming is a very good way to imaginatively understand how a battle works, which is a great help when it comes to describing one. We play DBM 3.2 at the Durban Wargames Club, Fo...
by GangsterFiction
Fri July 6th, 2012, 8:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Musclin' in!
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

[quote=""wendy""]Bob - if you get a chance to check out The Museum of the American Gangster in NYC it's well worth a visit! Lorcan Otway is an amazing guide. I can't wait to read his forthcoming book about his family heritage at "Sheib's Place" - one of the city's infamous speak-easy joints.[/quote]...
by GangsterFiction
Mon June 25th, 2012, 2:45 pm
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Prohibition Era, Factual / Biographical -- Recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Hehe. I'm sure I'll be adding a few more of my own to the list! I must admit, these days I do tend to read with a much more critical eye than I used to. ;)
by GangsterFiction
Fri June 22nd, 2012, 2:14 pm
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Prohibition Era, Factual / Biographical -- Recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Thanks, that sounds like an interesting read--the circuses of that era often make a great setting for a good story.
by GangsterFiction
Thu June 21st, 2012, 8:43 pm
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Prohibition Era, Factual / Biographical -- Recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

[quote=""Ash""]Sure, if I can get an ARC :) [/quote] Well, I must admit, I had to google that one. I swiftly decided that you probably weren't interested in "a lossless data compression and archival file format" or indeed, an "AIDS Related Complex" (highly unlikely to be on your wish-list, it must b...
by GangsterFiction
Mon June 18th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Musclin' in!
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

[quote=""wendy""]Hi Bob. Love those gangster molls![/quote]

That makes two of us! :) The ones in my story tend to be fairly stereotypical so far (the aspiring dancer, the 'good-time' girl, etc.) but being a game as much as a story, I have to pander to certain expectations in the early stages!
by GangsterFiction
Wed June 13th, 2012, 10:14 pm
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Prohibition Era, Factual / Biographical -- Recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

That's fascinating, as they're still usually called "prams" in UK English (being a Brit myself, using American spellings and terminology is one of the toughest challenges for this project--even just little things like theatre / theater!).

Would you mind if I used your story in one of my scenes?
by GangsterFiction
Tue June 12th, 2012, 10:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Musclin' in!
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

Thanks everyone. :) [quote=""Shield-of-Dardania""]Now then, just trying my luck here. Drawing on your expertise as a games designer, you wouldn't be able to give us a sample battle scene or two, would you? You know, something that might give us a bit of inspiration for our next potential battle. :co...
by GangsterFiction
Tue June 12th, 2012, 10:09 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Prohibition Era, Factual / Biographical -- Recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

That's a great story, thank you. Very evocative of the era and the lengths people would go to! I'd heard of the purpose-designed 'rummy-apron' before (worn beneath an overcoat or similar) for smuggling bottles of bootleg on foot, but your grandfather's idea was sheer genius. :D It sounds like his co...
by GangsterFiction
Mon June 11th, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Musclin' in!
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

Thank you for the warm welcome. :) [quote=""MLE""]Welcome, Bob. I must say, you have cut yourself out a project. Doing those 'choose your own ending' books is hard enough when the plot is simple. But for grown-up fiction (one hesitates to call it 'adult', with the porn connotations that implies) it ...

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