In Memory, a Lego Knight’s Legacy…


One of the things that I wanted to do while we were up here for my Grandpa’s funeral was go through my exceedingly large collection of childhood Legos and see if I could pick out a few of the ones that I used to play with at his house. Probably one of my fondest early memories of my Grandpa was when he would play Defender of the Crown on the Amiga, and before I was old enough to actually learn how to play myself, I would sit on the floor in the bedroom and act out the scenes with my medieval Legos as he fought to conquer England there in the game.

It’s funny because only this weekend I learned that the game was very much a family thing because not only are my cousins also super nostalgic for playing that game with our Grandpa, but we all always played as the noble swordsman, Geoffrey Longsword, too! 🙂

I’m getting ready to get on the plane back home here in a few minutes, and as much as the iOS port kinda sucks, I think I might play a little bit on my way back home anyways…


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  1. Update: Would you believe that shortly after taking this screenshot, I had won every land on the board except for the last castle in the lower left corner, and then when I went to take that screenshot, the stupid game closed and I lost everything?!

    I tried a couple of more times to get back to that point again because I’m usually not that good and I still had time to kill on the plane, but I finally had to throw in the towel when the stupid game then had a bug that zeroed out my campaign army after I had more than 100 men and I decided that enough was enough.

    Seriously, my opponent was up to something ridiculous like three or four hundred men, and all of a sudden my entire army just walked off?! Come on, Manomio…

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