Thursday, May 19, 2022

Episode 296: A Maus in the House

 Gather round if you dare while we croak up some horrifying, shocking, furry, and paralyzing banter about household pests and possums. These stories will have you running for the cover of a pest free home. Speaking of mice, if you would like a free Mythical Mighty Mouse Bundle then send us a Gmail with Micky Plays ASL in the subject line by June 10, 2022 and we will enter you in the contest.

But if you can survive that fright-fest, there's some very good Advanced Squad Leader talk to be had as well. We continue part II of the concealment rules. 

Then we get into a box of arid desert land and Italians, Eritreans, and Ethiopians. Hollow Legions is unwrapped and compared to the original versions of the game components.   Grab a beverage to slake your parched thirst and listen.  Or watch us on our Youtube channel

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
11:00 - Contest Announced
14:25 Rules
37:40 Hollow Legions
1:00:40  Total Running Time

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Episode 295: Can You See Me Now?

Join us in the Broadcast Foxhole for a discussion of Dave's new art acquisition. We want to stress that the work by George Parrish now belongs to all of us in the ASL community.  It has been secured for the ages. We discuss a recent game of ASL Scenario 206 Hey That Ain't a ROK! and show the progress on this wonderful scenario.  Then we cover (as best we can) the Concealment Rules.  Can you see us now?

SHOWTIMES
0:21 Chit Chat
9:04 Art News
12:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
18:00 Rules
48:43 Total Running Time

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Episode 294: Tyrannosaurus Rex Martin


It's the magnificent Dr. Martin! Rex was the editor for The General magazine that provided so many of us with so much gaming knowledge and entertainment. He takes us back to the Avalon Hill days and on a walk through his history in video games as well. You will most likely want to read his thesis paper titled Cardboard warriors: the Rise and Fall of an American wargaming subculture, 1958-1998. He analyzes the reasons we game. And shows us the original art for Hedgerow Hell by G. Parrish. 

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0:21 Interview
59:04  Total Running Time


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Friday, April 1, 2022

Episode 293: A Stick up Your Nose

We have all kinds of letters today. Happy letters, sad letters, angry letters and glad letters. All of them entertaining and informative letters.  The sad part of the show arrives when we have to cover rule 17. WOUNDS.  It's a terrible thing when your cardboard SMC is wounded and there are a few rules you need to know when that unfortunate thing happens to your cardboard leader on the cardboard battlefield. To finish up we look in the box and find Winter Offensive Pack #12.  

SHOWTIMES
0:21 Banter
11:40 Letters
33:00 Rules
53:00 What's in the Box?
1:01:17  Total Running Time


 



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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Episode 292: Retro Commissar Madness

Al Mortemore 1934-2022  We will miss you. 
We'd like to thank two listeners today for the kind donations of fantastic ASL product. John Bullough
sent us a copy of Retro ASL rules variant in a 55 page rulebook that can be considered ASL lite. We are thrilled to get a good look at March Madness Commissar pack from Dave Mareske at Kansas City ASL. We take a deep dive into those scenarios and they cover a broad range of situations featuring COMMISSARS.  The audio on Dave's recording is a bit staticky.  Our apologies. 
Take a break from basketball and have a listen! 

SHOWTIMES
0:21 Banter
9:45 Retro in the Box
28:45 Commissar Pack Scenarios in the Box
55:50  Total Running Time

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