In the _Knights of the Dinner Table
_ comic strip
, Weird Pete is the proprietor of the local gaming store, the Games Pit
. He is essentially a melding of every old-school gamer one might know; the sort who found that someone had got roleplaying in his wargame one day and rather liked it. He is full of advice, but ever-so-slightly bitter, as he sold his stock in Hard 8 Enterprises
just days before it released Hackmaster
Pete is co-founder of the Black Hands Gaming Society, and has the appearance of a scary, black-haired, bespectacled Santa Claus.