We were the inspiration for Pegasaurus Games of Dork Tower “fame.” John Kovalic was a regular customer in his college days. We believe that Pegasus Games made an appearance in a cartoon he did for the campus newspaper, but the earliest one we have on file is from 12/22/1987 when John worked for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison.
The text goes as follows:
Carson the Muskrat: You know, standing in line for the cash register, haven’t we missed the point of Christmas? … Where did we go wrong? … Christmas is about PEACE, about LOVE. How lost have we become?
Lady in line: My…That’s really…really…
Pegasus Clerk: Hi.
Carson: Have you got “Death Commando Nazi Squad: The Game?”
WHEREUPON, of course, we devised the first ONE-PAGE PEGA-GAME: Death Commando Nazi Squad, featuring Carson the Muskrat, Hanley the … um …possum(?), and Santa as the Good Guys; and 2 Nazi counters and 2 skull-and-crossbones counters s the Bad Guys. Sadly the only copy we have seems to be too dark to add here.
Eventually Pegasaurus Games employees appeared in the strip, based on real Pega-staff. We even did one printing of Pegasaurus Games t-shirts.
Pegasaurus name and image, and the names of Carson and Hanley, are of course only used with the permission of John Kovalic and Shetland Productions.