"We need an energetic leader. Herr Doktor was ideal. Last year was kind of a bust since HD wasn't there and I was plagued by a temporary speech palsy. I was ready to follow, but was unable to lead or inspire the…"
"The article recounting the PBEM final game finally appeared in "Special Ops" magazine from MMP in the summer 2012 edition. It gives some rules explanations, strategy comments, and is illustrated with board positions. It was a…"
"The Sand meeting was a disappointment this year. Only one other fez showed up at first. Due to a mysterious speech impediment that came on 6 weeks ago I was unable to make an effective speech or inspire the few non-fez wearing Sand…"
"Some tips: Use passive sonar instead of active unless already maximally detected or your opponent's weapons are down. Active sonar always helps your opponent and only sometimes helps you. You may want to take the chance if you have…"
"IIRC Tom, that completes your collection, all plaque types 1st - 6th. I'm missing a 4th, but have three types of 1st (four if a team title counts as different). Does that make you the only one with a "cycle"?"
"Tom, you're most welcome. I just finished writing up an AAR of the finals of a PBEM FitS tournament. It will tentatively appear in Operations this summer. Check that out as well for for how two experienced players conducted…"
"Tom, it took me a while to wrap my mind around this game, but it was well worth it. The basic idea is that military units need supplies to do anything, and the mechanics represent this by the way the ships, land units, and air steps move.
"I had a lot of fun with Central Command. It had some wierd things so it's not great, but I'd put it on this list. I agree with putting 6th Fleet here. It was fun for reasons I can't quite explain, but terribly…"
I started playing chess. I got the orignal AH Bismarck for Christmas and the rest is history
Your favorite game(s):
Breakout Normandy, Victory in the Pacific, Fire in the Sky, VG
Fleet Series, Russia Besieged, Monty's Gamble, Sid Meier's Civ III Conquests, original Master of Orion
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
next trying Bomb Alley solitaire
What game(s) have you played recently?
current: VITP, 6th Fleet, Russia Beseiged,
Sid Meier's Civ III Conquests (computer)
recent: BKN, MGMG, FitS
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
How big is your game collection?
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
none that I know of
science teacher. I go to the WBC every year and have plaques in BKN, VITP, HRC, MGM, 5FT, FitS, RBS, and team.
I helped develop Blackbeard, March Madness, Monty's Gamble, Russia Besieged, The Russian Campaign 4th ed, Advanced Civilization, Paths of Glory, and the upcoming Panzergruppe Guderian (L2DG)and Deluxe Fortress Europa (L2DG). I have published articles on 6th Fleet (SPI), Task Force (SPI), Dreadnought (SPI), Civilization (AH), Fortress Europa (AH), Tyranno Ex (AH), Arab-Israeli Wars (AH), 7th Fleet (VG), and 5th Fleet (VG). I have GMed two FTF and two PBEM tournaments.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
history (especially military), science fiction
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Hi Jim! I think we met a few years ago.. Hope things are going well for you! For the record, the Mage group is still active in Sioux City and Sioux Falls, though not a lot of boardgaming anymore, alas. I'm mostly residing in NY now, BTW.