Christian A. Strasser
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  • Haddonfield, NJ
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Christian A. Strasser left a comment for Christopher Livingston
"Hi Christopher!  Welcome to CSW.  I'm glad to see you here."
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Michael Gilchrist left a comment for Christian A. Strasser
"Sent you a message, drop me an email when you get a chance."
Mar 18
Christian A. Strasser left a comment for Michael Gilchrist
"Hi Michael.  Sorry it took so long for me to reply...I procrastinate a lot! I've been gaming FtF with another guy on Wednesdays, but we're mostly playing GBACW.  I haven't found anyone to play ASL with.  I'd still…"
Mar 17
Christian A. Strasser and Michael Gilchrist are now friends
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Christian A. Strasser left a comment for Gregg Kilbourne
"Welcome!  You're going to feel pressure to expand your game collection!  I know I did."
Sep 2, 2016
Christian A. Strasser replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"The Fold sounds right up my alley.  Thanks for the recommendation, Joseph!"
Jul 27, 2016
Christian A. Strasser commented on Brian Blad's group Advanced Squad Leader!
"Thanks for the offers!  I'm not ready to play, yet.  I'll probably have to wait until the fall."
Jul 27, 2016
Christian A. Strasser joined Nate's group
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Christian A. Strasser commented on Brian Blad's group Advanced Squad Leader!
"I'm in the Cherry Hill, NJ area.  I'd be interested in playing ASL periodically.  It's been ages, so I'd have to be brought back up to speed with simple games first!"
Jun 22, 2016
Christian A. Strasser replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Six turns in playing Invasion:Earth by GDW.  I've had it for many years, set it up a couple of times, but never found an opponent.  I'm the Imperials.  The victory conditions are such that it is extremely tough to achieve…"
Feb 12, 2016
Christian A. Strasser replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Just finished "Descent" by Tim Johnston.  A very spare, tightly told story (there really is not a wasted scene or chapter) about a girly abducted on a family vacation just before she goes to college. …"
Jan 19, 2016
Christian A. Strasser commented on blue's photo
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Invasion Earth

"Still playing FtF every Wednesday. I'm the Imperium and having some issues because of poor planning. For instance, it took longer than expected and with higher losses to clear out the Solomani SDBs. I took a couple of replacement waves, but had…"
Jan 12, 2016
Christian A. Strasser commented on blue's photo
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Invasion Earth

"I'm getting ready to play this next week.  Are there any strategies or discussions of the game anywhere?  Articles?"
Nov 24, 2015
Christian A. Strasser commented on Roger Morley's blog post The annoying Know-It-All's of the wargaming world
"I agree that people often start a game with an eye to identifying what they don't like about it.  However, some games kind of hit you with their problems / idiosyncrasies as you're in the midst of it and it's kind of hard to…"
Sep 5, 2015
Christian A. Strasser replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"The Subprimes.  Set somewhere in the relatively near future where the Ayn Rand ideal has been realized.  Callers to 911 have to select Standard or Premium; Emergency Services are contingent on a good credit score; debtor's prisons…"
Aug 13, 2015
Christian A. Strasser replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Star Road sounds like it should be fun to read. In SF, I've just started "Crystal Rain" by Buckell.  It's a little odd and I have to figure out what's going on still. In non-fiction, I'm reading "Alan Turing…"
May 5, 2015

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Playing Tobruk back in the 1970s
Your favorite game(s):
Terrible Swift Sword, Squad Leader, Third Reich, Wellington's Victory, Sixth Fleet, CV
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Bloody April, Ogre
What game(s) have you played recently?
Squad Leader
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
1 hr / week
How big is your game collection?
100+ games
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
none
About Me
Late 40s, software executive, IT manager and software / database developer; married, three kids, entrepreneur
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Sailing, running, action movies, fantasy, science fiction, 90s grunge / alternative, Beethoven
Website:
http://zhodanius.tumblr.com

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Amazing Box of Games

I've been documenting my find the other day on Russ Gifford's "All Things SPI" group.  For 30 bucks I got a banker's box of games of all types, including 51 SPI titles from Ares and S&T!

There is more in the box that falls under the category of "very obscure."  I figured they don't fall within any of the groups here, so I'll post them here:

Tractics (TSR) - A pristine copy with all the colored paper charts and books totally uncracked; the only problem is that the staples on…

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Posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

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At 10:12pm on March 18, 2017, Michael Gilchrist said…

Sent you a message, drop me an email when you get a chance.

At 6:38pm on June 3, 2013, Bob Mosdal said…

Chris, we probably get down there a couple of times a year (usually during holidays). It's easier for the retired grandparents to come up than for us to drag the young kids down there but we're about due for another troop in the not too distant future.

 
 
 

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