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"love Zuntzu"
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Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: SPQR scenario "Castulo, 211BC. Rome won, and changed history. They lost historically. My FTF opponent decided because of the China Virus to shut down for a while. We had played about 6 scenarios of SPQR. Great game and system. "
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Eric Walters replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Diving into DOWNTOWN: AIR WAR OVER HANOI, 1965-1972 after a decade-long hiatus.  Forgot how much fun this game is, despite the bookkeeping.  The tension is just palpable.  Am trying to get an old friend/wargame buddy interested in the…"
Mar 6
John Kranz commented on brian s. b.'s group zun tzu
"I will try to reach out to the developer next week. Hopefully he will respond and we can find out where the codebase is at, etc. and if he is looking for any possible help. Not sure how this will play out, but probably a good idea to explore at the…"
Mar 4
John Kranz commented on brian s. b.'s group zun tzu
"someone taking it over if the original developer agreed with that approach would be great. Just anything to keep it alive and thriving. I consider it a wonderful platform."
Mar 3
John Kranz commented on brian s. b.'s group zun tzu
"I really appreciated the simplicity of zuntzu but I realize being under a single developer meant it may fall by the wayside. I wish another group could pick it up that has good developer skills, or at least find out if the original developer needs…"
Mar 3
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We are working to fix several of our web sites that are offline due to DNS errors. We are working to restore talk.consimworld.com, expo.consimworld.com, etc. Thank you for your patience!JohnSee More
Feb 25
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: "Sword of Rome" by GMT. Did not finish but all had lots of fun. Playing the new edition of "SPQR" by GMT. 3 scenarios so far and counting. Great Game and System."
Feb 20

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
I was introduced to wargaming by my older brother, when I was in junior high school. While we didn't play many games with each other at the time, I was able to build a small network of gaming buddies during high school. I got "re-introduced" to the hobby after a college hiatus when visiting a hobby store during a business trip in the '90s.
Your favorite game(s):
I'm a traditional hex-based type of gamer; Grognard is what you would refer to me as. My favorite wargame is SPI's Operation Typhoon. The reason this is my favorite game is because it is a "friendly" monster game, large and sexy, in being easy to play over a long weekend.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
I'm currently involved in several Consim Press products. Main focus is on SILENT VICTORY, HELLFIRE PASS, and FLEET ADMIRAL, 2nd Edition.
What game(s) have you played recently?
Nothing in particular to note. I will most likely break out some SPI games on the table top soon, however.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Few hours a month only
How big is your game collection?
1,000+ games but half still remain in storage out of state.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Hope to join a club soon...I reside in Plano, TX which is a suburb of Dallas
About Me
I was born and raised in Ventura, CA. I have two daughters from a previous marriage and now reside in Plano, TX with my wife and 3 yr. old son (and heir to my game collection), Cooper. Attended college at University of Redlands, CA and graduate school at Thunderbird, American Graduate School of Int'l Management, Glendale, AZ. My professional background is largely software product management. My current gig (which I really enjoy) is with Aquire. If you are involved with a company in possible need of enterprise org charting/reporting and related solutions, please let me know!
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Favorite Activiites: tennis, military history, wargames, ice hockey, football, eating sushi.
Favorite Movies: Gettysburg, Pride and Prejudice, Notting Hill, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, North by Northwest, It's a Wonderful Life
Favorite books: The Shadow of the Wind
Website:
http://www.consimworld.com

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At 6:18am on November 29, 2017, Daniel M. Pezan said…

Hi, I have not been on this site for a long time. I'm not sure how I know you?

At 9:45pm on June 21, 2014, Wayne Rotella said…

Hey John, sorry this has been such a hassle lately. There are many of us who appreciate all you are doing for this site. Thank you for providing a community where others can share in a hobby we enjoy. There are many positives about this endeavor you are shepherding. Thank you!

At 12:45am on February 20, 2014, Henry Bradley said…

Thanks for the welcome John. Bern is a little less cosmopolitan than Zurich  but great fun for an old campaigner like me.

Und Herzlichen Glückwünsch zum Geburtstag,

At 6:17pm on February 28, 2013, Thomas G. Chapman said…

A very Happy Birthday, John! I sincerely hope they gave you the day off. Thanks again for all your hard work and for providing such a great site!

At 11:14am on February 28, 2013, Kim Kanger said…

Happy birthday John!

At 6:25am on October 23, 2012, Christian Diedler said…

Hi John,


thanks for your warm welcome. One question, may I also write comments on the Consimworld Forum?

Sincerely

Christian

At 1:51pm on August 19, 2012, Kim Kanger said…

Hi John,

I submitted on Consimworld some material regarding Dien Bien Phu (Legion Wargames) a few weeks ago. Is it still in queue or should I submit it again?

At 12:28am on June 15, 2012, Tom Pezzuti said…

John, thank you very much for your kind words, my approval as a member, and my first tip about my soon-to-be-gone collection.  I'll immediately review the CSW marketplace and do appreciate your open invitation to follow up with any pertinent QA's.

Tom Pezzuti

At 8:50am on February 28, 2012, Val Ruza said…

Happy birthday and thank you for CSW!

At 8:46am on February 28, 2012, Tony Clifton said…

Happy Birthday you old bastard!

 
 
 

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