I just got back from the funerals for my test pilot colleagues who had slipped the surly bonds of Kearth while testing the BTTDB (Marks 1 - 47). I will never forget them: Billy, John, Howard, Frank, Arnold, Jedidiah, Mark, Ward, James, James the Younger, Kelly, Max, Connor, Donald, that guy who looked like Donald but wasn't him, Sean, Ezekiel, Trevor. All good guys. What a sad week.
While I would never mention this to my colleagues, I
It's time to announce GameSquad's fourth annual chess tournament! If you've ever wanted to try your hand at the Royal Game, now is your chance! Our tournament is a friendly & leisurely affair that features a good mix of players that will allow all skill levels - from rank beginners to expert players - to have a good time.
This year's tourney will be a bit different in that it will be a Chess960 tourney. Chess960 - aka Fischer Random
Originally Posted by tozesantos
Toze Santos (def) challenges Gerson Monteiro (att)
Scenario: U12 Riposte
German (att) vs American (def)
Live game, IFT
Day Four--"BALL PEEN HAMMER OF THE GODS" (20/21 Oct 1942)
It's not unusual for a big game to become unbalanced despite the intention of the designers. I've seen it in a lot of games. PWG's Korsun Pocket rulebook asked that players report to the designer how the games turned out...the designer hadn't even bothered to playtest it to the end and otherwise didn't have clue about the balance. Historical games are always fighting on two fronts: on one front, both players must feel that they have a chance to win (playability); on the other front, the game must somehow stay historically
Updated 09 Jun 12 at 05:56 by JOKippe
So I woke up today thinking, "Hey, I'm suddenly interested in WWII again!" It does happen from time to time. But this mood never lasts long as WWII saturates just too much of the media for me not to get sick of it in short order. Still, when the WWII bug bites, it can be quite convenient as it is one of the few historical periods that receives plenty of attention from gaming and TV (unlike my forgotten ACW - I am sure any day now the History Channel will stop talking about how aliens helped the Egyptians to build the pyramids and do an