Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
1. Episode 20! Haakaa Paallesasdfa;cj;se is on tap.
2. An ASL Extra Episode featuring an ASLSK3 scenario S23 - Monty's Gamble. Get out the slide rules kids, there be tanks about!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Too tired to type much. Here's the VASL Analyzer numbers:
Opponent: Snakes: 0. Boxcars 2. DR Average = 7.568
(37 rolls). dr Average = 4.25 (4 rolls)
scrub: Snakes: 2. Boxcars 0. DR
Average = 7.19 (42 rolls). dr Average = 1.75 (4 rolls)
DR was pretty even. But the boxcars and snakes tell the story. One dr meant an ambush... Great game, great and gracious opponent.
Great picture from the front page of the 'geek -- right now it's the "hottest" pic on the site:
p.s. the post title is from the first response on the thread. Hilarious!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I also got a chance to play Conflict of Heroes (dug it out to teach a new player), and No Retreat!. The latter to teach Kozure and John -- I think they were both impressed that the whole Eastern Front could be played in a reasonable amount of time on a ledger sheet of paper-sized map.
I also dragged the prawn along and he filled in as my substitute in a game of A Most Dangerous Time with Ben. Alas, the prawn discovered too late that housekeepers are not combat troops and his home castle was take by marauding Oda.
Thanks again to Andy for a great time. My brain was suitably mushy afterwards. Thank too to the TABSCon Steering committee. See you guys in September!
Now where the hell is my VASLeague opponent?!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
is hosting TABSCON XIX this Saturday. I'll be there with the Prawn (probably unless he wigs out and possibly others). I've hopefully got a game with Andy of "real" ASL and I'm game for anything else*. Post a comment!
* - ASLSK, ASL, Combat Commander, CC: Ancients, M44, AMDT, NR!, Kiev to Rostov, Case Blue, SCS Bastogne, blah blah blah...
Sunday, June 21, 2009
As a nice Father's Day treat (and yes it's recent!), check out Jay Richardson's new ASL Phases Quick Ref sheets:
They're HOT! Granted it's for full ASL but it'll be a great bridging aid to those coming up from ASLSK level. Thanks Jay!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
So, as usual, my VASLeague game has been put off to the last minute. You might as well call it the Procrastinator's League.
Anyways, here are some fun dice links for those of you who like math:
1. http://www.nextshooter.com/trueodds - Nice pictorial representation of all the possibilities of rolling two dice.
2. http://boardgames.about.com/od/dicegames/a/probabilities.htm - Short article with the odds of rolling a specific number with two dice.
3. http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/TwoDiceWithHistogram/ - Want to roll a lot of dice and see what happens, without having to literally roll the dice?
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dice#Probability - Wikipedia has a say.
5. http://www.jimloy.com/math/probabil.htm - Nice concise math explanation.
So, this chart is probably the most interesting one:
2 – 1 – 2.8% - 2.8%
3 – 2 – 5.6% - 8.4%
4 – 3 – 8.3% - 16.7%
5 – 4 – 11.1% - 27.8%
6 – 5 – 13.9% - 41.7%
7 – 6 – 16.7% - 58.4%
8 – 5 – 13.9% - 72.3%
9 – 4 – 11.1% - 83.4%
10 – 3 – 8.3% - 91.7%
11 – 2 – 5.6% - 97.3%
12 – 1 – 2.8% - 100%
The bolded numbers are the probabilities (with bad rounding) of rolling a particular number or less -- very important in ASL!
[Post inspired by the severe beating I received from the prawn in our last C&C: Ancients game -- wow, what a crushing defeat!]
Sunday, June 7, 2009
... from Boardgamegeek for those of you who haven't seen them:
1. richfam has a new geeklist up for the "Best ASL Scenarios". It's here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/10504
2. Attached to the list is a link to his "Next Steps" thread that reprints his article from a VFTT issue: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/80764
[EDIT: I have been informed by the commissars that the new list is old. And that I will be shot by firing squad tonight. :) ]
Anyone play any ASL(SK) yesterday to mark the D-Day anniversary? I was only able to get in an Overlord game of Memoir '44.