Thursday, July 25, 2013


On a personal note, in 1999, I had the good fortune to spend the year in South East Europe - 6 months in Croatia, 3 months in Kosovo, and 3 months in Hungary.  I absolutely fell in love with that corner of the world.  Sadly, I haven't been able to return yet.  The architecture is so classical, the cultures warm and beautiful, and the women.... pardon me while I swoon.

At the time, I managed to learn enough Slavic, and Hungarian to 'get along', and I was always surprised by how much English the locals spoke.  I'd be lying if I said communication was 'easy', but we usually managed.  I made it a practice (on the suggestion of some other gentlemen I was acquainted with who had been there a little longer) not to discuss politics or religion.  The events of the previous few years made me think discussing that wouldn't be such a great idea.

I'm pretty sure I've stood where this photo was taken.  Or very much near by.

I'm half-tempted to change part of the campaign, so that the players don't enter "Dream Zagreb", and instead write/modify the scenario so that they're in real-world Zagreb.  Its one of the things I'm undecided about - but I'll probably hold off on deciding until I read the new edition of Horror on the Orient Express.


  1. Oh, it's so great to read that you've been in Hungary! I live here, in Budapest, so if you need any information about our country, just ask! :)

    1. Ooooooh my gosh! You have nooooo clue how jealous i am right now. I LOVE Hungary! And you better believe im going to hit you up with questions (in a couple days; im in a super crazy busy point of life, but things will calm in a few days)

      Ive only been to Budapest once (for an amazing weekend), and it was gorgeous. I spent most of my time in Taszar, Kaposvar, Pécs and Lake Balaton. Ive told my (soon to be wife) girlfriend, many times, that we have to go there together when money allows.

    2. :) Wow! I'll be in summer camp from the 31st of July to the 11th of August, but I'll answer all your questions when I return.

      All those places are beautiful, but I haven't been to Taszár.

      And if you ever come back, you have a free tour guide in Budapest or wherever you want. :) The link to the campaign is here, you should see the Railway History Park: (one of my friends had their wedding party there with some Simplon Orient Express cars to see from the inside, it was amazing! I'll look up the pictures for you. :) ).