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At 5:58am on September 17, 2011, K. Wayne said…
This made me laugh, Don. I don't think I have been on this part of Consimworld either since I left you a "friend request" so no, I am not feeling unloved, but thanks for the affirmation. I do like the forums, though....
At 10:03pm on October 30, 2008, Tom Meier said…
Hello Don,

You still busy, busy?
At 4:31pm on June 12, 2008, John Kranz said…
Don, thanks for your comment back. I'll be sure to follow-up with you. Unfortunately, I can't undertake any other game convention travel for this year...but maybe next year!
At 4:39pm on June 10, 2008, John Kranz said…
Don...I didn't realize you are right in my neck of the woods. I work in Irving during the day at Williams Square. I'm moving from Garland to Plano shortly. Have to try and meet up at some point!
At 2:39pm on April 21, 2008, Mark Herman said…
I'll check it out...

At 2:16pm on March 19, 2008, Tom Meier said…
Hey, who left the door open....?
At 1:36pm on March 19, 2008, Peter Perla said…
Hi Don,

This place looks really dangerous! I have a lot of work to do but I am feelign the tug of the event horizon! Before being lost forever, let me say that I plan on signing up for your group later. I may have a little someting to say about the COnnections Wargamign conference last week. I had planned on being at WBC but a nephew is getting married and I may have to cancel or cut short my trip. Thoughtless kids!
At 5:51am on March 13, 2008, Steve Dixon said…
Don - I agree with you. I thank a WW2 vet each time I meet one. My mother is French and live four years of her childhood under Nazi occupation. I shudder to think what a world we would be in if the Axis had won....
At 10:10pm on March 12, 2008, Steve Dixon said…
Don - I serve as webmaster and VP south of the 70th Infantry Division Association. My grandfather served with the division during the war. I am always looking for connections to the 70th. If you care to see what I have done the last 12 years with the site you can go here:

I usually do not boast of the work that I have done but the site is one of the best, if not the best site on a unit that served during World War II.
At 9:55pm on March 12, 2008, Steve Dixon said…
Don, any relation to Chappell, Elmo L., 2LT, from Marietta, Georgia. He served with Company B, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division? He earned the Silver Star with OLC for actions against the enemy (ETO) Feb. 22, 1945.
At 9:28pm on March 12, 2008, Don Chappell said…
At 7:26am on March 11, 2008, Eric Walters said…
I don't know. That's why it's better to use the messages function. See that tiny envelope on the bar next to the Ning icon? I use that. Works better than just nailing comments/theses on a "bulletin"/comment board....
At 10:25pm on March 10, 2008, Don Chappell said…
O.K. I've added it as a general audience blog. I seem to have figured out that much.

Now the next question is, why aren't our comments to each other mirrored as a single thread on both of our pages?
At 9:32pm on March 10, 2008, Don Chappell said…
I'm still getting the hang of this.

I thought I was blogging. But it didn't fold up nicely, and I had to notify people by hand that it was here.

And you'll have to come up with a better title, Eric. That one is a bit pretentious, even by my arrogant standards.
At 7:25pm on March 10, 2008, Eric Walters said…
Hey Don,
You have the most articulate, thought-provoking, and insightful ramblings of any wargamer I know. Think you should start a forum/blog entitled "Musings of a Wargamer-Philosopher!" Seriously!
At 5:10pm on March 10, 2008, Rich Phares said…
Well, you certainly did blog everywhere - good for you. And I seem to recall hearing about the WBC unwrapping event.... and keep on blogging!
At 3:55pm on March 9, 2008, Don Chappell said…
My copy of Pacific Typhoon arrived on Friday. Just to illustrate how old and stogy I'm getting, I didn't rip the package open until Saturday evening!

But... by then... I had the time to open it slowly and take in the smell of the new game... and then open each of the three packages of cards and smell them... heavenly. I read rules and card text until after midnight, and given we were "springing forward" that really meant until after 1:00 AM. Again... heavenly...

That reminds me of an incident at WBC two years ago. I'd just picked up a new game of something (a social game or I'd still remember which one it was!). I was in the CDG area waiting for my next game to start. I cracked open the wrapping, and several guys immediately came over. There was some young punk whippersnapper playing one of the old grognards at the table next door. I don't remember everyone who came by, but David Dockter played a prominent role.

We started smelling the game components and ooohing and ahhhing. The rookie looked not a little bit shocked, and as if we old farts were truly demented. Dr. gave him a good talking to, explaining how there are few enough pleasures in this world, and he'd better not let any of them go by... and so forth. Well, by this time, the commotion had attracted others who also took to sniffing pieces and things started going over the top, even by my standards.

But... the truth of the matter is still embedded in the story. There are too few pleasures in this world, but enjoying opening a new game is definitely one of them.

(Teasing rookies is surely another :evil grin: )
At 11:51am on March 6, 2008, Eric Walters said…
Don, yeah, no such thing as a "happy colonel." If you are lucky, we are merely "marginally satisfied!" Oh, and that business about Hokey comments and Virginia Tech just made me groan...ouch!
At 7:24am on March 5, 2008, Rich Phares said…
I changed it - I keep reading John's menu's differently than others, I thought when he asked for birthday he was also asking where you were born! Not where you currently reside.
This is also happened when I first read his line intro to consim gaming - I thought his website or consimpress. Cause quite frankly not many other people call our hobby "consim gaming".
Anyway, I fixed the error and it now shows where I live.
At 10:54pm on March 4, 2008, Eric Walters said…
Hey done, you should DEFINITELY do a blog on OA applications in wargames and use your CSA analysis as an example. Would love to see those kind of treatments. Haven't since Bob Medrow did all those analysis for ASL way back when!

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