Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

OPTIMUS LIVES!!! Nothing like ringing in the New Year gripping your pillow as the stomach flu ravages your insides. But enough about me. Talloaf and I concluded our S21 scenario and after a brutal half turn where tanks were blasted apart all over and one of his two Tigers was immobilized, it was pretty well over.

Talloaf graciously conceded in face of Optimus Prime's appearance and we pulled a "Curt Schilling" -- that is, we spent the next bit just pulling out VASL vehicle counters and playing our "what-if" scenarios like what happens when Tiger and T-34 face each other at range 18? What happens if one is firing in motion? What effect does it have on TH and TK numbers? You know, all those fun and scary vehicle acronyms. Reputedly, this is how Curt Schilling learned how to play the Vehicle rules in ASL. It was quite educational and I think we're both going to be a LOT better prepared for the VASLeague.

Speaking of the VASLeague, the first round pairings are in and I have drawn a Mr. Andena from Italy. I'll get to contacting him soon about what scenario to play. Should be a blast.

Anyways, what's a New Year without resolutions? OK, let's see...

(1) I resolve to finish this eASLSK3 rulebook. I've actually done ALL the diagrams and illustrations in the entire book including the Nationality Chart and typed up about half the rules. I saved the Vehicle and Gun stuff for a review as I enter the VASLeague.

(2) I resolve to be a little more timely with AARs and debriefings... To be honest, I don't think I was that bad, it's just been a little hectic over the holidays. It's a lot more useful to go over the rules mistakes in the immediate wake of the scenario -- my memory is not what it use to be...

(3) I resolve to let Prawn win a game... NOT!

(4) I resolve to get to a full ASL game by year's end!

That's all, I'm crawling back to bed... or maybe just another quick round of Left4Dead...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is this "Curt Schilling" theory? If it involves a blood soaked sock I don't want to hear about it.

scrub said...

I remember back in the glory years of the Toronto Blue Jays and watching as a young Curt Schilling covered his head when Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams took to the mound in his relief against said Jays in the World Series. If I felt bad for anyone, it was Curt and the fact that the "Wild Thing" hung a slider that Joe Carter took over the fence for the Series and the World Champs were north of the border.

mdnowak said...

Living around the Philadelphia area, I clearly remember that world series. It's strange how time changes things. Back then, we also felt bad for Curt and were ready to run Mitch out of town. But now, since Curt has jump from team to team, he has lost his "favorite son" status and Mitch is a now a respected local Philly sports commentator.

scrub said...

It's funny how sixteen years seems like just yesterday!