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Title: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2020, 01:39:07 PM
Probably should've had this in last week's Tuesday Newsday release, but...

It was 2 years ago last week that we opened the doors here (8/31/18) and here we are!
 :party:

It hasn't fully developed the way we'd originally planned for it to, but what ever does?


So what do y'all think?   

Shoot me a PM if you prefer not to blab out loud, but we're genuinely interested in what you guys think about how we're doing and where we're going
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bob48 on September 08, 2020, 01:43:59 PM
I think its a great place with a good core of people. We have kept out trouble makers and, as planned, steered away from topics that caused controversy. There is plenty of hobby related activities either here or affiliated to ACD. OK, I accept that not all goal have been realised, but by the same token, its not been an unmitigated disaster either.
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Sir Slash on September 08, 2020, 03:07:22 PM
Happy Two-Year's Old ACD!  I'm very happy with the site and have no complaints about content or lack there of. Well Done guys!  :applause:
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Martok on September 08, 2020, 04:38:04 PM
Happy Birthday, ACD!  I don't know what goals you guys had originally set out for this place, but I have no complaints.  8) 
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: judgedredd on September 08, 2020, 05:40:02 PM
I like it - but.......

I just get confused with the forum names...that's all. They don't jump out at me as where I should be posting...not all anyway.

Sorry to be the only naysayer here - but you asked  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bbmike on September 08, 2020, 05:42:41 PM
Are you referring to just the ones under 'Wargaming' or the whole forum?
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2020, 05:44:03 PM
I like it - but.......

I just get confused with the forum names...that's all. They don't jump out at me as where I should be posting...not all anyway.

Sorry to be the only naysayer here - but you asked  :tickedoff:

Don't sweat it. We want all kinds of feedback.

The intent was to get away from the stovepiping of digital versus tabletop games, and to focus instead on the era/topic of the wargame regardless of how you play it

for things that aren't workings, we were just grouping those into more general buckets since those weren't really the focus of what we were doing here

That was the intent, anyway. Not sure how well we've been meeting it...
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 08, 2020, 05:45:57 PM
 :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :applause: :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: judgedredd on September 08, 2020, 05:53:36 PM
Are you referring to just the ones under 'Wargaming' or the whole forum?
Looking at the forums, it's really just the bit under Dip- blah...don't know what that means and the forum names under - they don't stand out as obvious and so mostlye I post under Simposia.

I wouldn't sweat it - i'm kind of mostly aware what they mean now - but it took me some time.
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: trailrunner on September 08, 2020, 05:56:26 PM
I have no complaints.  I really like that it's free of politics and similar topics.  It'd be nice to have more ASLers here, but I know where to find them.  At the same time, I like hearing about other games besides ASL.

Otherwise - great job building a great community!

Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: ojsdad on September 08, 2020, 06:05:40 PM
It's been a good 2 years.
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2020, 06:34:59 PM
I have no complaints.  I really like that it's free of politics and similar topics.  It'd be nice to have more ASLers here, but I know where to find them.  At the same time, I like hearing about other games besides ASL.

Otherwise - great job building a great community!

You could always invite the ASLers over here  :whistle:
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: thecommandtent on September 08, 2020, 08:45:55 PM
Congrats on the 2 years and I'm just sorry it took me so long to get here.

I'll echo JD's comments about it being a bit confusing about where to post certain things but it just takes sometime to get use how its all organized.

The only other thing I would mention is no real criticism of the forum itself but more of a revelation of my laziness/ineptitude but I sometimes wish it was easier to upload pictures to the forums. Maybe I've been spoiled or gotten lazy with the Twitter app being able to take the picture in the app and post it but there have been a couple times when I've wished for a quicker way here on the forums (There is the possibility that this way exists and I just don't know how to utilize it)

Also, getting involved with the guys on Saturday Night Fights has been a real highlight of my time here as well!
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2020, 08:58:56 PM
The only other thing I would mention is no real criticism of the forum itself but more of a revelation of my laziness/ineptitude but I sometimes wish it was easier to upload pictures to the forums. Maybe I've been spoiled or gotten lazy with the Twitter app being able to take the picture in the app and post it but there have been a couple times when I've wished for a quicker way here on the forums (There is the possibility that this way exists and I just don't know how to utilize it)

Are you talking about from your phone/tablet? or from a computer?
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: thecommandtent on September 08, 2020, 09:30:46 PM
The only other thing I would mention is no real criticism of the forum itself but more of a revelation of my laziness/ineptitude but I sometimes wish it was easier to upload pictures to the forums. Maybe I've been spoiled or gotten lazy with the Twitter app being able to take the picture in the app and post it but there have been a couple times when I've wished for a quicker way here on the forums (There is the possibility that this way exists and I just don't know how to utilize it)

Are you talking about from your phone/tablet? or from a computer?

Sorry from the computer.
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: tuna on September 10, 2020, 12:23:40 PM
Happy 2 Year Birthday!

You know, before you troublemakers were a bad influence, I didn't own any board games, grrrr!!!
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bob48 on September 10, 2020, 01:09:51 PM
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bbmike on September 10, 2020, 02:00:05 PM
lol, and you might as well go ahead and start shopping for new shelving.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: tuna on September 10, 2020, 05:38:36 PM
lol, and you might as well go ahead and start shopping for new shelving.  :bigthumb:

Hey, in one year I only have 8 games, luckily I missed the WaW kickstarter!  :(
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bob48 on September 10, 2020, 05:48:23 PM
That's how it starts..............then it'll be up to 8 per month before you know it............
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bbmike on September 10, 2020, 05:57:48 PM
^This
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Staggerwing on September 10, 2020, 07:03:04 PM
^ x2


I'm not really a what you'd call a very active boardgamer and yet I have two bookcases full of them, 75% acquired in the last decade and possibly 50% in the last 2-3 years...    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Steelgrave on September 10, 2020, 10:35:31 PM
I haven't been a boardgamer in decades, having sold my soul to my PC in the 80's. That makes a lot of the content here is more nostalgic than relevant to my current gaming hobby. Nonetheless, I look on board games with a fondness and really, I'm here because I enjoy the company so much. That's good enough for me. Happy Birthday, Dragoons!!!
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 11, 2020, 11:19:06 AM
Dip- blah...don't know what that means and the forum names under - they don't stand out as obvious and so mostlye I post under Simposia.

I wouldn't sweat it - i'm kind of mostly aware what they mean now - but it took me some time.

Was after something a little different-sounding; they are loosely inspired by Ancient Greek names, but not absolutely translated (partially b/c of alphabet differences)  :nerd:

There are also little tagline under each to tell you what they're for  8)

Anyhow....   a non-trivial part of the setup was breaking away from some older models so we weren't all stuck in a previous mindset, while trying to keep some familiarity.

A different look to the site, and some different names, were one way to do that without going completely crazy in ripping everything up
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Undercovergeek on September 12, 2020, 07:14:48 AM
It is indeed a great place to hang out and chat with online buddies

It did originally surprise me, without your intention I assume, and it may only be me, that the bias is very much towards board gaming and if I need gaming news I’ll go elsewhere, but for camaraderie and general good spirited abuse there’s nowhere else to go
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bob48 on September 12, 2020, 08:06:35 AM
'geek, my old mate!

Yes, we did feel that we wanted a bit more emphasis on board gaming.
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 12, 2020, 08:18:23 AM
We are more than happy to talk digital gaming at all times. It's just a matter of people talking about what they play, and right now we seem to have a few more tabletop gamers around here than digital ones.

feel free to go club a few more digital ones over the head and drag them back to the cave by their hair, and we're totally fine talking all kinds of digital games at that point 😁
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Yskonyn on September 12, 2020, 10:15:27 AM
I feel its a great place, but what can I say; I was very generously offered my own piece of ACD to run my failed attempts at coordinating a BattleTech campaign, yet the section still hasn’t been deleted! 😊 😜

One of these days three times will be the proverbial charm and we will get going properly.
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Sir Slash on September 12, 2020, 11:53:10 AM
I don't play board games but I do love hearing about them. This is THE place for that.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: rickbill on September 13, 2020, 11:16:58 PM
I don't play board games but I do love hearing about them. This is THE place for that.  :bigthumb:


WOW! I bet that saves a lot  since I would assume not playing boardgames means you are not buying boardgames either.  Though that may be presumptuous on my part.  Especially since there are many of us that play only a fraction of the games we buy. 


In the weekly Compass Games video podcast where Ty Bomba was announced as the new editor of their Game+Articles magazine.  If you listen, he seems to imply he believes the # game players vs # game collectors is a very low ratio.  From his comment, it seemed to me that he felt it was in the teens or lower (percentage wise).  If that is truly how he feels, I wonder if that affects he designs/develops games?  I wonder if other designers/developers share that opinion about how many games go un-played.
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Sir Slash on September 13, 2020, 11:45:37 PM
I used to play board games, ASL, War & Peace, Panzerkrieg, and a few others but I never had space to keep them set-up or really anybody to play with. So I went complete computer games where all the space I need is the soft chair to put my butt in.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: judgedredd on September 14, 2020, 01:03:41 AM
It's been the other way for me - computer gaming has taken a back seat - a huge back seat - since I discovered board gaming.
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Martok on September 14, 2020, 03:07:51 AM
Like Sir Slash, I play pretty much only PC war/strategy games, and for pretty much the same reasons.  But as he also said, I enjoy reading/hearing about boardgames here.  :) 

Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 14, 2020, 06:49:33 AM
You know guys, you could get a lot of that board game feeling wow comfortably seated at your computer, plus a heaping helping of camaraderie with your fellow dragoons, if you just pop in to an episode of Saturday Night Fights one time 😁
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Sir Slash on September 14, 2020, 11:26:08 AM
I would love to but Saturday night is, 'Date Night' for me and the Missus. And Divorce Lawyers are VERY expensive.  :worried:
Title: Re: So.... 2 years now, eh?
Post by: Undercovergeek on September 16, 2020, 05:28:36 PM
I would too but the only night I can sacrifice to the gaming gods is Tuesday and that’s at the local table top club where my ninjas and sohei monks are getting spanned by my opponents Ona Bugeisha in test of honour