The story of Role
April 1989, Role was born. I, CMR and
Knightrider build Role. In that time I
was called TBG. To build the group Role
was my idea, but the name Role was
found by Knightrider and me.
In the beginning the group was very
little and all members were living in
Role is the short name for "Raiders of
the Lost Empire".
The first members of Role were : TBG,
Knightrider, JGS, TCB, Iceman, Slimer
and TLF. they could be called the first
Iceman and TLF left Role.
The second generation of Role were new
members like: Fezzy, Shot808, TPW, MTS
Then Role became international end
1989-beginning 1990. 8 members of
Australia, 1 member of Germany and
Holland, a few more Belgians joined
In this beginning of 1990, Alf of Role
started coding a diskmag for Role which
was going to be released as Rock'n Role.
In May 1990 Role released a demo called
"Look at Me". The demo-parts were coded by
several guys of Role.
In the mean time Shot808 of Role
changed his name into Dash.
In June 1990 Witty of Role (Australia)
had made a lot of mistakes by giving
wrong information which was fatal for a
lot of other Australian Role-members,
because the decision was already taken
by Role HQ on advice of Witty to kick
some Australian Role-members who were
talking shit about Role. After a while
Witty wrote back that all was a mistake
and the kicked members weren't bad at
all. But it was to late already. They
were kicked and i had decided so. The
whole scene knew about the guys who
were kicked. Witty made a disaster
together with his ripped graphics (in
that time, not now). The kicked
Australian guys were : Grump, Stalker,
Annihilator, Terminator-x and Doctor.
Only a few Australian members stayed
because they had only contact with the
Role HQ in Belgium, not with Witty.
These very big and fatal (for innocent
guys) mistakes from Witty brought me to
decide to kick Witty out of Role in
This is history, so don't blame Witty
now for mistakes in the past. Witty had
always said that he wasn't kicked out of
Role, but he left Role. The real truth
is that i kicked him because of the
mistakes I've told you now. I think
every leader of a group would react like
me with such a big mistake, but let the
past about that rest in peace.
everybody learns from the past.
Also in June 1990 I changed my name into
Commander (CMR) and JGS of Role left the
In July 1990 Nomad (Australia) of TGK
joined our group. Sid left Role to join
WOW. Jyse of TBB and Savage of Ionix
joined Role. The kicked Role-members in
Australia formed a new group Pure. On
July 14th 1990, the Role memberstatus
looked like this : CMR, Knightrider,
Alf (ex-acid-crew), Apollo (ex-legend),
Dash (ex-Cos), Radion (ex-Atrix),
Scorpio, Fezzy (ex-Front 64), MTS
(ex-the Lightship), Iceman (ex-PCG),
TCB, Slimer (ex-lom), Sae & c, Vulgarik
(ex-Acid-Crew), TPW (ex-Timelords),
Pcnos, Goldman, Mos, Savage (ex-ionix),
the Executer (also in x-out), Jyse
(ex-TBB), zap (ex-acid-crew), Nomad
(ex-TGK), Budhist Brother (ex-KCT),
Witty (ex-kct, kicked in September
1990), The Quacker (ex-KCT) and the
tech. a lot of members.
In August 1990, Executer left Role to
join Holocaust. Two Belgian Role
members joined F4CG under another name,
because nobody would know that some
members of Role (according to F4CG, Role
was a shame for the elite) joined F4CG.
The Role-members in that month were
CMR, Fezzy, Knightrider, MTS, Alf, zap,
Iceman, Apollo, TCB, Dash, Slimer, Mos,
Radion, Sae & c, Scorpio, Vulgarik, TPW,
Goldman, Witty, Druid (Australia),
Budhist Brother, Nomad, Quacker, the
tech, Savage and Jyse.
September 1990 was a bad time for Fezzy
of Role. Role kicked out Fezzy because
he ripped demo-parts and other codings.
Role couldn't have something like that.
Iceman and Slimer left the scene.
Slammer, Yankee, slash and Joe joined
Role. Radion left the 64 for Amiga.
In November 1990, Savage left Role. Boa
and War (ex-energy) joined Role. Gazza
of TAT joined Role, but he also stayed
in TAT. Nomad and The Tech, both from
Australia left Role. Nomad joined
Oxygen. Joe of Role changed his name
into Kamikaze Joe.
At the end of 1990 The Tech (Australia)
left Role. Badbreath and Uncle-x (both
ex-UTC), SkySurfer (ex-tcd), Mendrake
(ex-Raisers), the Unholy (ex-Demonix,
Canada) and Lotus joined Role. Goldman
left the scene.
In the beginning of 1991 our diskmag
Rock'n Role got a new outfit which was
surprising a lot of guys. Slammer left
Role to join Turtles (strange...).
Knightrider left Role because of short
in time. The cops visited MTS of Role,
but nothing happened. he was already
Warned in time. The papermag HEADLINE
NEWS which was done by CMR during the
last months of 1990, has been taken over
by War of Role. Dash left Role to join
F4CG (he later rejoined Role).
On January 19th 1991, the members of Role
were : CMR, slash, MTS, Sae & c, War,
Vulgarik, Alf, SkySurfer, TPW, Lotus,
TCB, Scipio, Apollo, Scorpio, Mos.
Mendrake, Kamikaze Joe, Gazza, Droopy,
Quacker, Budhist Brother, Druid, Yankee
Supreme, the Unholy, Toco, Jyse, zap,
Badbreath, Uncle-x and Boa.
In February 1991, we could use pictures
in our diskmag Rock'n Role. Uncle-x left
Role to join Centauri. Yankee Supreme
and Droopy left Role. Budgie and black
hawk (Canada) joined Role. Black Hawk
changed his handle into Bald Eagle.
In March 1991, Gambler (ex-gsc),
Scorelord, public enemy (ex-ua) and Axe
(ex-duel) joined Role. Scorpio and Lotus
left the scene. In the mean while the
group Pure, build by the kicked
Australian members, died.
TPW of Role left in April 1991. Dark
Angel of EMF joined Role. Druid of Role
joined Creation and Sae & C left Role.
Toy joined Role. Mega Madness, a diskmag
by Mendrake of Role, is Role's 2nd
May 1991 was a busy period for Role.
those guys left Role : Mos, Apollo,
Kamikaze Joe, Budhist Brother, Public
Enemy (who joined Noice) and Mendrake.
also the diskmag Mega Madness was lost
for Role, because Mendrake was the main
In July 1991, our diskmag Rock'n Role
#15 had finally the first digitised
pictures. Quacker of Role left the scene
because he was caught by the Australian
police on tapping the phone from his
neighbours. Also Scorelord left the
scene together with the Unholy. Phobia
joined Role. Then Role made a big jump
when Ice-t joined. He was a very good
talented coder, he made a lot of new
routines. Gazza left Role and TAT for
the famous group Hotline, which died in
the same year. Mendrake (ex-Role)
build Acrise, so the diskmag Mega
Madness would be released under the
War of Role renamed into Luke Skywalker.
August 1991 : dr.Nash of Proxyon joined
Role. He has the look of Jesus Christ.
He changed his handle into Guzzler.
Yazoo of Gloom joined Role. He renamed
into Rawhead. The memberstatus of Role
on August 6th 1991 : CMR, MTS, Alf, TCB,
Vulgarik, slash, Luke Skywalker, Scipio,
SkySurfer, Axe, Dark Angel, Toy, Corax,
Ice-t, zap, Jyse, Boa, Toco, Gambler,
Identic, Forelock, Phobia, Guzzler, Bald
Eagle, Boz, Michael, Chris and Rawhead.
In September 1991, slash of Role joined
WOW. Michael and Chris left Role to join
Mirage. Bald Eagle left also. Mumm-Ra
and Demon joined Role. Luke Skywalker
renamed himself again into War. Role
re-opened the Amiga-section.
In November 1991 Rawhead left Role and
changed his name into Yazoo again. He
rebuild his old group Gloom. In this
time i began to get into serious
In the beginning of 1992 i got into real
money-problems. Our diskmag Rock'n Role
#18 would be the last issue for a long
time because of the big inactivity of me
and Role. during the difficult period of
1992, WOW asked me to organise their
group, because they had organising-problems.
I agree and helped WOW for a while.
When 1993 started, Role went little by
little active again.
November 29th 1993, the memberslist of
Role looked like this : CMR, Ice-t,
Dash, Gold, Dennis and Kirk.
In 1994 Role released again cracks
and demos (like Rot-n-Role).
In the beginning of 1995, Simple joined
Role as a swapper. Then also Dojo and
Beaty joined Role.
In the middle of 1995, some Polish and
German guys joined Role.
those were : Sniper, Tex, Swayze and
In July 1995, we released again our
diskmag Rock'n Role (#19) after a delay
of a few years. Sorex of WOW joined
Role, but he stayed also in WOW. Dennis
of Role became a father of a son.
Trapaudax joined Role together with his
Board 'Cry in Agony'. Angeldust joined
Role as a swapper and grafician.
VIP left Role because of school, but he
rejoined later. The scene was too
important for him. Dash of Role went to
Amiga and changed his name to "G".
now Role has again 2 Australian members.
they are : Dream and Gaxar. Ice-t of
Role changed his handle into Drakkanor.
At the end of 1995, Simple left Role
for Fairlight. Smokey, a Dutch coder,
In the beginning of 1996, the brother
of Heavy 01 joined Role too. He is
Mr.Death of Role.
In February of 1996, Role started the
diskmag 'Channel 1'.
In April 1996, Drakkanor of Role
changed his handle into the Chronic.
In the beginning of May 1996, Nancy
joined Role. She is the first female
member of Role and she is the
girlfriend of Commander.
At the end of May 1996, Simple rejoined Role as a
coder and swapper.
In June 1996, Smokey left Role and at
the end of June Soreball of Arcoss
joined Role. He's a coder.
Marcello of TDR/Virus left both groups
and changed his handle into Lowlife.
He joined Role as a swapper and
designer. Also Carnage of U-turn joined
Role, he's a cracker and swapper.
Then Role made a demo called Dreamland.
Late August of 1996, Role kicked out
In the beginning of September H-Bloxx
of Acrise+Excess joined the Amiga
section of Role as a swapper. In the
same time 2ge left the Amiga-section of
In the middle of September, Dynatonic
(a Belgian graphician) and Bugjam (a
German swapper and graphician) joined
September 25th 1996 : CMR/Role is
talking and planning about a copy-party
with Acrise+Excess. red Rock/Acrise+Excess will talk with the other
members in Acrise+Excess.
On September 26th 1996, Prometheus (a
Polish coder and designer) joined Role.
and on September 27th 1996, CMR and
Nancy of Role married.
In the beginning of October 1996,
Unlock of Albion (who was asked to join
Role, but refused) became the official
spreader of Role-Wares, without joining
Role. he's a swapper from Switzerland.
Also Role brought out again 2 first
releases (cracks), it has been a long
time ago that Role had a first release!
Matt Shaw, a Dutch swapper, and Lynch
(ex-U-turn), a Dutch graphician and
swapper, joined Role.
On October 25th 1996, WOW and Role will
crack together in a cracking co-op,
which was called 'WOW+Role'. Remember,
this is only a cracking co-op, demo's
and other products from Role will be
released under the Role-label! The same
counts for WOW, every product made by
a WOW-member, except cracks of course,
will be released under the WOW-label.
In November 1996, an English coder
called 'Frankie' joined Role. this is
thanks to Simple who found him on
In December 1996, Simple of Role found
another member on internet. This guy
comes from the U.S.A. and he is an
NTSC-fixer. This American guy has the
handle 'Ringleader'. In the mean time
Role scratched Surfer out of the
memberslist because of no contact
between Role HQ and the guy.
It's December 18th, Dojo of Role
changed his handle (codename) into
In the mean time, Matt Shaw left Role
because he thought (saying by his
brother Crusher) that he didn't belong
in Role. We call this a very bad excuse.
The time will learn us why he didn't
tell the real reason!
On the 26th of December 1996, some
Role-members went to The Party VI in
Denmark where the 21st issue of the
diskmag Rock'n Role was spread over
200 times. Of course a Role-service
again. On The Party I (CMR) and Spinball
of Excess (Acrise and Excess co-op
has been split for about a month)
talked again about a copy-party in
Emsdetten (Germany) with our groups
(Role and Excess).
In the beginning of 1997, Nancy of Role
changed her handle into Icegirl. A guy
from Spain joined Role as second group.
his handle is Almighty god and he is a
graphician and a swapper. 2 Polish
guys, Leo and Nostradamus, joined Role
as third group. Both guys are swappers,
but Leo is also a graphician.
On February 13th I (CMR/Role) got a
letter back from Swayze/Golden Trio/Role
and he wrote that all Golden Trio-
members joined Role (on 64 and Amiga).
Golden Trio is gone now and Role got
these fantastic new Polish members :
Piciu, Zak, Dee Jay, Ms.Secret, Zuber
and Race. Role has now 12 members in
Poland. in the same time Role released
a sample-collection with samples from
Swayze/Role and graphics from VIP/Role
and Bugjam/psychik/Role. the coding was
done by Simple/Role.
On February 14th, I (CMR) phoned to
Freeze/Dark Crystal and we decided to
be sure of planning a party with our
both groups (Role and Dark Crystal) in
In the beginning of March, G/Role
started swapping on the Commodore 64
March 15th 1997 : Avenger of Role
phoned me (CMR/Role) with the message
that he left the scene and so he also
left Role. Again a pity for the Belgian
scene. A few days later Avenger phoned
me again and asked me if he could join
Role again because he couldn't live
without the 64-scene. I agreed and so
Avenger is back a member of Role.
On March 16th 1997, I decided to accept
the conditions of H-Bloxx/Excess' note
which he send me last week before this
date. So now H-Bloxx/Excess is also a
member of Role.
One week before April 1997, Ochrana, a
Dutch swapper, joined Role,
and on April 3rd 1997, I decided to
accept the joining of a German swapper
and graphician called Teddy de Bar.
Story written by: Serge Engelen a.k.a. Commander of Role on the 22nd of April 1997