Prince of Eckmühl
Back on topic: POE wuzzz up you freaking NERD! Playing boardgames at your age, sheeeesh. Of course you ain't no DORK, so you are OK in my book.
I'm so old that no one is really sure what year that I was born in. There's an ugly rumor going around that an autopsy will have to be performed on my passing so that a botanist can count my rings and properly rule on the issue, once and for all. Idle speculation, mind you, but ruminant for thought, nonetheless.
I love boardgames. At least part of it's manipulatives, cardboard counters in this case. I enjoy miniatures for the same reason. And I've always been fascinated by maps. IMHO, a computer monitor, even a big-honkin' LCD, can't do them justice. Finally, there's the assassin in me. I take great satisfaction in looking an opponent in the eye when I humbly announce his demise, "thanks for the game; it's been great."
AK could turn a tournament player's knees into jelly. The interaction between the supply, automatic-victory and fortress rules was such that what appeared certain at the end of a move could be wiped away at a moments notice, in the wisp of a sigh, or the wipe of a brow, gestures in portent of a scheme gone wrong. Moments like that are what my hobby is all about.
And thanks for the call on the dork-business. My spawn will be greatly relieved.
< Message edited by Prince of Eckmühl -- 6/3/2010 3:59:37 AM >
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