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18 Apr 2017 7:08 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Apr 2017 7:07 p.m. PST

It has become fashionable in some quarters to display your personal interests on your headstone.

For example, a fisherman might have a fish on his headstone. An outdoorsman might have a pine tree. A hunter might have a deer.

Would you like to add something to your headstone to memorialize your miniature wargaming hobby?

Black Cavalier Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

I don't plan to have a headstone but if I did, probably a d20 to represent my wide gaming interest, not just wargaming.

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

Not yet.


Hafen von Schlockenberg18 Apr 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

"I think I rolled ones on this one".

whitphoto18 Apr 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

I friend of ours has a D20 on his headstone. In addition we all included a die in his casket. His death at the age of 29 hit us hard. I have several of his miniatures from the old Heroscape board game on my bookshelf.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 7:57 p.m. PST

"Veni, Vidi, Dice."

Weasel18 Apr 2017 8:51 p.m. PST

"Here rests Ivan Sorensen.
He failed the last saving throw"

Whitphoto – Sorry to hear that mate. :(

John Treadaway Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 12:27 a.m. PST

As a man without a faith, I don't plan on having a grave stone (who would want it? And I'll be dead so it won't matter to me…).

If I did, HG Wells' epitaph: "I told you so. You damned fools" seems quite appropriate…

John T

raylev319 Apr 2017 2:39 a.m. PST

Since I'm going to be cremated, I'm too claustrophobic to go into a casket, I won't have a headstone. (Yes I know I'll burn, but phobias don't have to be logical.)

But if I did, it would be a graphic of a D6 showing a "one."

Fat Wally19 Apr 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

I have no faith either so no stone for me either, but surely 'Alea Jacta Est' is extremely appropriate for us gaming types.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 3:44 a.m. PST

For those of us headed for the incinerator, I used to love visiting the Columbarium in San Francisco when I lived there. Many people had fantastic little displays of mementos along with their urns. See pics here: link

I could certainly imagine a nice stand of minis and couple of dice in my niche, although I incline towards scatter at the moment.

Also: +1 Fat Wally!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

I will be cremated and my ashes returned to the earth. But if I were to have a memorial, of all my interests, cares and concerns, gaming is pretty far down the list for consideration.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

" I forgive all the dice who failed me "

streetgang6 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

'Vini, Vidi, Velcro"

I came, I saw, I stuck around.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

I think a discrete diagram explaining the legal moves in DBA when crossing near to an enemy element would be appropriate and instructive to others.

But….no. I've been a gamer virtually all my life, but I don't feel that it defines me more than many other interests. I'm multi-faceted, me.

Roderick Robertson Fezian19 Apr 2017 8:43 a.m. PST

I want to be buried in a barrow with grave goods. Who says you can't take it with you?

durecell Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Tombstones are kinda old fashioned how about a memorial page on Facebook?

I want to be buried in a barrow with grave goods. Who says you can't take it with you?

You can take it with you but the archaeologists say you can't keep it.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

Har-har! That's true!

McKinstry Fezian Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 11:27 a.m. PST

I'm to be cremated and thrown on my wife when she remarries, in lieu of rice.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 12:07 p.m. PST

I don't plan on having one. I'll be dead so I won't care!

I can't believe how expensive funerals are. What a rip-off! I've told my family not to waste their money. Pop me in a sack and lob me into the sea or something….

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

I don't want my family to waste money on a tombstone. Or on a token put in a casket. Or death clothes.

… oooh … that's a good name for a band … DeathClothes …

boy wundyr x Inactive Member21 Apr 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

Surprised no one's yet suggested having our ashes used in a terrain piece…

Q – "What did you use to make that forest floor cover?"

A – "Oh it's 50% tea leaves, 25% ground cork, 25% Chris."

Henry Martini21 Apr 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Perhaps because no one likes letting the opposition walk all over them.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 9:25 p.m. PST

One of my best friends and D&D mates from college passed away about 4 years ago, and was cremated. Because he had been a font of historical and other information, he had told us about Col. Chamberlain's repulse of the Confederate right flank at Little Round Top about 20 years before the movie "Gettysburg" made it a meme. After a brief counsel, we, the survivors of our college D&D group, having obtained permission from the Park Service, scattered J.J.'s ashes at the 20th Maine, Co.B, monument--the furthest left flank position of the Union line. After we said our goodbyes, we each took a very old polyhedral die from the days of our gaming, and made one last roll over the low stone wall adjoining the marker.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 9:31 p.m. PST

As for mesself, I want a simple, hand-carved plank marker, with the years very shallow to wear away quickly. I would want to be buried in just earth, no concrete liner, in a wooden box pegged together, not nailed. For my funereal clothing, I will be dressed in hand-loomed wool tunic and breeks, hand-wrought buckles and clasps, natural tanned leather accoutrements, hand-made rivetted chainmail from hand-drawn wire, and sitting on my chest, with earbuds emplaced, the most cutting-edge avante-garde equivalent of an MP3 player containing the most cutting-edge avante-garde music available at my time of death. This will confuse the HELL out of the archeologists!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2017 12:41 a.m. PST

Points go to capncarp!

Since I plan to die by sitting on a LNG tanker that I'll blow up. There won't be anything left of me to bury.

But if I had one? It would say Nietzsche was right: I am dead.

Great War Ace Inactive Member23 Apr 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

I never considered the question before.

Maybe the top of my tombstone could be flared, wider, with a chessboard inset into it, to encourage people to come and play ON my grave………..

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