I have not been an active participant on game-related forums until very recently, and the reasons I am at the moment are exceptional enough to warrant mentioning.
After drifting away from SL in the late 80's (like so many others), a took up ASL recently, mostly as an act of charity towards my main gaming partner, who is known here as Sgt. Rock. We both mostly play miniatures, ancients having been our 'main squeeze' for awhile. But he also has a fascination with WW2, probably because his father served in France. He kept buying ASL stuff, and hinting that he wanted to play.
Updated 02 Jan 14 at 03:05 by Cpl. Canfield
I started playing Old SL back in college. Before I left, I was playing Crescendo, and liking it.
When ASL first came out, fairly hot on the heels of GI, I remember the local gaming community just folding their arms, almost as one, and turning away. In the course of a year, SL games just dried up.
This was not because it was thought that ASL was fundamentally inferior. Sure, it was understood that it would be awhile before enough supplements would come out to bring the detail up to the level of GI, but that wasn't it; they'd waited plenty long for GI. Rather,
Updated 03 Jan 14 at 01:28 by Cpl. Canfield
I Declare War, a recent independent film from Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson, is definitely a movie that deserves wider attention, especially from gamers. In many ways this movie is a love letter to gamers everywhere who grew up playing "War" or "Soldier" with their buddies after school.
In fact, that is precisely what this movie is about: a fierce game of make believe War between two very competitive kids: P. K Sullivan, the undefeated, calculating master of the game (expertly played by Gage Munroe), and Quinn
Wow, this was a long time coming: I am actually going to blog about a traditional, chit-based wargame! I think this is a first in the many years I have been blogging here! That, if nothing else, says a lot about how mainstream gaming has fallen and cannot seem to get up.
Of course that isn't the only reason I am going to blog about a wargame. It just so happens that the fellas of On Target Simulations have come up with a mighty fine wargame that even a retired grog like me can get behind, one packed with all the realism that the
Originally Posted by dlazov
Wrapped in chains and glistening,
Shadows twist with silent whistling
Frozen behemoth lays in groaning state,
Beyond the doom of lingering fate
Echoing screams of unheard lies,
Broken dreams wither and dies
Darkness falls upon the scene,
Final death creeps unseen
Livestock moan with baleful eyes,
Yet no one hears their tormented cries
Dogs salivate at the masters meat,
Loyally await upon his cold hard feet
Burning flames lick the bricks,
Smoke rises above