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Fall From Grace
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Fall From Grace: Introduction
On August 25th and 26th 2000, Borderlands--a gaming store in Greenville, South Carolina--hosted Fall From Grace, a grand title for nothing more than a bunch of guys getting together for two days of 40K brutality! 

Fall From Grace (FFG) was largely the brainchild of Lee Loftis (below), webmaster of The Millenium Gate. Lee came to Games Day for the first time that summer, and while he enjoyed battling my Fighting Tigers there, he wanted something smaller, less stressful, and more friendly to actual gaming. Games Day is fun, but because it's so popular, it's invariably crowded and noisy. Hard to concentrate on your next brilliant move when everyone at the next table over is yelling "WAAAAAAAAAGGGHHH!" at the top of their lungs....

Lee Loftis--Chief Astropath (and he wields a mean power maul, too)
Above: Lee Loftis, creator of FFG

Lee and the regulars on his forum discussed several ideas and decided to simply meet at Borderlands, where Lee games, and have lots of friendly "pick-up" games, culminating in a Saturday night mega-battle. 

"I would walk 500 miles/And I would walk 500 more..."
Well despite how the line from that song (from The Proclaimers) goes, I sure wasn't going to walk the 500 miles (okay, more like 550) from my house to Borderlands--but I was more than willing to drive. My friend Pat and I loaded up my car and hit the road.

Borderlands is, quite simply, the best gaming store I have ever been to. No kidding. It's easy to find (just a mile or so off Interstate 85) and it's HUGE. You could easily fit several Games Workshop stores inside Borderlands. They carry an impressive amount of 40K merchandise as well as lots of Warhammer fantasy stuff, terrain, historical and role-playing games. They also sell lots of collectible card games and comics.

Borderlands
Above: Gamers from across the U.S. gather at Borderlands for the annual FFG events
Photo © Copyright Stan Reed, August 2002. Used with permission.

But best of all are the gaming tables (below). Lee and his friends have built (as of this writing) nine tables, some of which rival the ones you see at Games Day, with lots of really well-done terrain features. As soon as Pat and I got there, we started in.

Swamp table at Borderlands
Above: Close up of the swamp table at Borderlands

Fall From Grace
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