The fellas at 2 Half-Squads have put together Episode 12 and they mention TPBF! Yay! But seriously, the episode has an awesome interview with Keith Dalton who is a part-timer with MMP.
It kind of goes together with the Chas Argent interview on the Point2Point podcast mentioned in the previous post I made to give a little bit of insight into the way MMP operates.
Like I said before I have had some thoughts brewing in my head about the seemingly frustrating and backwards decisions made by ASL's current torch-bearer. (Just for fun hang out at the ASL boards at Gamesquad.com and watch the sparks fly when this sore point comes up every once in a while.) I think that some of the difficulty newer players have with how MMP operates is the opaqueness of their production delays. As a modern-day consumer I think we're all used to businesses eagerly accepting our money but when faced with the reality of the wargaming hobby of out-of-print and/or out-of-stock items it boggles us. After hearing the Argent and Dalton interviews I'm much more forgiving of the difficulty in finding the SKs and Beyond Valor.
Back to the podcast, I really really like the idea of making November a "Newbie November" where we all try to introduce this ASL of ours to a new player. My job as a teacher and a coach for school teams really lets up in November so I'd been planning on getting my Eurogames/role-playing group along with my fellow work colleagues into some ASLSK scenarios with all my extra time. I've been chatting it up and sharing this blog with them so at least one or two are getting a bit of interest in doing so.
So the challenge is (for you half-dozen people who check out this blog and have the basics down) -- get ONE new person into the hobby this month. This might mean playing an SK scenario, finding SK#1 and giving it for Christmas, or whatever. Get one person into ASL! I'll reports my efforts in a later post.
Last thing, is there anything better than Jeff and Dave reading Woody Guthrie? LOL!