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Reply #30 on: November 09, 2018, 09:02:33 AM
I'll be playing "Paint Interior Trim White" all weekend.  :(

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Reply #31 on: November 09, 2018, 09:11:18 AM
I'll be playing "Paint Interior Trim White" all weekend.  :(

Eww. Pervert!

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Reply #32 on: November 09, 2018, 09:14:07 AM
I'll be playing "Paint Interior Trim White" all weekend.  :(


Charlotte's not that far...

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Reply #33 on: November 09, 2018, 09:15:02 AM
Yeah, but divorce would be even closer.

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Reply #34 on: November 09, 2018, 10:15:14 AM
Wagner Power Painter with a Schmidt and Bender PM II 3–12×50 sniper scope.

Think I'll be doing some Battle Academy - Rommel in Normandy
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Reply #35 on: November 09, 2018, 05:43:23 PM
We had a great game this afternoon.  It was one of those ASL games that came down to the very the end.  During the final advance phase of the final turn, my opponent advanced one of only two of his surviving units into the last victory hex to claim the narrowest of victories -- but a victory nonetheless.  A thrilling finish.


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Reply #36 on: November 09, 2018, 05:50:07 PM
I'm hoping to get 'Slouch Hats and Eggshells' on the table.

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Reply #37 on: November 12, 2018, 10:16:45 PM
I went to MACE in Charlotte.  Played in 5 sessions and ran 1.  Four of the five sessions I played in were really fun (Mutant Crawl Classics x 3; Savage Worlds Supers) and one was bad.  My Call of Cthulhu session went very well.  Everyone had a good time.  Chaosium sent me 6 printed "quickstart" guides that I gave away to my players as swag.

But Brant scored the big win.  I gave him a very large Radio Control Tank for his yard.


MACE was a well-run gaggle of gamers, with a bunch of fun folks to hang out with. 


What was really nice was being able to sit down for lunch and just chat and not be rushing off to the next event to mess with.


And the tank, sadly, is still in the motor pool on account of some really shitty weather here right now  :-\

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Reply #38 on: November 12, 2018, 10:41:50 PM
How many wargames were played at MACE by your count?

COIN are not wargames.

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Reply #39 on: November 13, 2018, 05:43:05 AM
How many wargames were played at MACE by your count?

Traditional hex-and-counter groggy games?  Maybe 2?

Handful of skirmish minis games, a couple of zombie-hunters, etc

Which is why we're planning to be there next year with something wargamey and easy-to-teach, like a C&C or Hold The Line.  Heck Jeff (the boss at MACE) seems to think an A&A tournament might well bring in a dozen players, if we weren't so burned out on trying to do tournaments and having no one show up.

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Reply #40 on: November 13, 2018, 08:08:07 AM
I went to MACE in Charlotte.  Played in 5 sessions and ran 1.  Four of the five sessions I played in were really fun (Mutant Crawl Classics x 3; Savage Worlds Supers) and one was bad.  My Call of Cthulhu session went very well.  Everyone had a good time.  Chaosium sent me 6 printed "quickstart" guides that I gave away to my players as swag.

But Brant scored the big win.  I gave him a very large Radio Control Tank for his yard.


MACE was a well-run gaggle of gamers, with a bunch of fun folks to hang out with. 


What was really nice was being able to sit down for lunch and just chat and not be rushing off to the next event to mess with.


And the tank, sadly, is still in the motor pool on account of some really shitty weather here right now  :-\

You had time to actually sit down for lunch and just chat at a convention?  :D

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Reply #41 on: November 13, 2018, 08:48:54 AM
I'll be opening and breaking the shrink on a game I just bought off of Amazon.

It's a game that I had bought back in Texas, kept on the shelf for over a year, and never broke the shrink. I paid about $40 for it then and sold it in my clearing-house sale for about $30 IIRC.

I was able to get it for $13.99 though, this time. And I regretted selling it as I really wanted to try it out. Plus I imagine the AAR possibilities of my fellow Dragoons as astronauts, fookin' up things in space, would be far too entertaining (think Keystone Kops but with a lot more starvation and suffocation).

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Reply #42 on: November 13, 2018, 08:55:34 AM
You had time to actually sit down for lunch and just chat at a convention?  :D


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Reply #43 on: November 15, 2018, 09:41:49 PM
I'll be opening and breaking the shrink on a game I just bought off of Amazon.

It's a game that I had bought back in Texas, kept on the shelf for over a year, and never broke the shrink. I paid about $40 for it then and sold it in my clearing-house sale for about $30 IIRC.

I was able to get it for $13.99 though, this time. And I regretted selling it as I really wanted to try it out. Plus I imagine the AAR possibilities of my fellow Dragoons as astronauts, fookin' up things in space, would be far too entertaining (think Keystone Kops but with a lot more starvation and suffocation).

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Whoa whoa whoa...you're going to open a game? Really? Are you sure? This is an awfully big step.  ;D



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Reply #44 on: November 15, 2018, 09:49:42 PM
I'll be opening and breaking the shrink on a game I just bought off of Amazon.

It's a game that I had bought back in Texas, kept on the shelf for over a year, and never broke the shrink. I paid about $40 for it then and sold it in my clearing-house sale for about $30 IIRC.

I was able to get it for $13.99 though, this time. And I regretted selling it as I really wanted to try it out. Plus I imagine the AAR possibilities of my fellow Dragoons as astronauts, fookin' up things in space, would be far too entertaining (think Keystone Kops but with a lot more starvation and suffocation).

First Martians

Whoa whoa whoa...you're going to open a game? Really? Are you sure? This is an awfully big step.  ;D

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