These items probably date to around 1990 and were part of a massive 2nd Edition D&D "Indian Adventures" project I had in the works at that time but which never really panned out. They were printed out on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper that was three-hole punched and which had slight scalloping all-round, suggest it was printed on that old-style paper with edges that had to be removed. It ties in with one of the core character classes for the setting, the Fakir, a type of mystical priest. 

This mixed bag of items from my old game notebooks includes Permanent Potions, Devouts of Earth, Spoof Names, the Spell Memory, and an Iron Lamp with silver lettering. 

Over the past 30-or-so years, I read have all of horror author H.P. Lovecraft's most famous works, and many of his most obscure ones, works at least once, and some of my favorite ones multiple times. I had, however, never read his stories in any particular order and my unorganized approach to his body of work did not help me in my desire to gain a sense for Lovecraft's development as a writer or the evolution of his mythos.

While rooting through some of our old game materials I found the following item written by my father, Michael H. Varhola, titled "Byzantine Knight vs. D&D Paladin" and written no later than 1986, on a "Garfield" memo pad. It tied in with an D&D campaign set in Germany during the Dark Ages that he was running at the time and in which by brother, I, and a few of our friends were playing.

For as long as I can remember, I have had an avid interest in military history, and for most of those years some of my favorite books on the subject have been ones in the Osprey Publishing “Men-at-Arms” series. Each of these books provided a detailed at particular types of soldiers over a certain period of time or during a specific conflict or related series of them and both encouraged and enhanced the interest in wargaming that led me to start Skirmisher Publishing LLC. What made them especially fun and notable amongst other books on the same subjects was that the photographs and other illustrations they contained were supplemented by a series of beautiful color plates, and it was these that I always turned to and perused before reading anything beyond the title.

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