Monday, June 25, 2018

EPISODE 200: Totally Twisted 200

Our own Dave and Jeff celebrate 200 episodes
Boy, that number 200 does look odd in the title.  We hope you don't have your hopes up too much this one. Doing that almost always guarantees disappointment and we give you enough disappointment even without our listeners having an unusually high expectation for this podcast.

Following the usual format Jeff presents a look at BFP-78 Operation Wheatfield from Bounding Fire's (ding-ding) Crucible of Steel, after the usual banter of course. If you didn't know that Dave went to Ireland, well, you will after this show.

Jeff's almost completed
defense for BFP-78

Episode 200 is saved from its own banality by the marvelous interviews that we snagged at the 2018 ASL Open, right here in Chicagoland. You will learn some history of the game while you get to meet some of these wonderful people in the ASL community.  ENJOY!

0:02 MASH Parody Song (lyrics by D. Donovan, Performed by The 2 Half-Squads Singers)
3:34 Greetings and a conversation about dummies and concealment
10:00 Wonderful, Glorious, Banter (hey, it's 200, let us dream)
13:00 Pathetic Request for Support
14:00 Good Ideas for Life
16:00 Not More Banter!.....Please No!
25:00 What's The Plan for the Next 30 Shows?
27:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
44:30 Dave Goldman and Zach Emberton interviews
1:03 John McDermot and Chris Edwards interviews
1:26:30 Callers (Larry, Alan and Jackson)
                                                    1:30:28 Total Running Time

Lyrics by Dennis Donovan, performed by The 2 Half-Squad Singers
Chris Edwards and John McDermott

The Forgotten War is here you see
A new venture for MMP
It’s Post World War 2, you see
The Korean War in the ‘50s

In Forgotten War the scene is
The UN, ROKs and Marines
Versus the KPA and the Chinese

The Chosin Few designers know
They put into it heart and Seoul
If they screwed up module 15
That they’d be in some deep kimchi


There are new rules pages
Updated Chapter H is
Included with 16 scenarios
Dave Goldman and Dave Kleinschmidt

The 4 new maps have rough terrain
Which Chapter W explains
There’s 7 brand-new counter sheets
The jet aircraft are pretty neat!

Forgotten War will cost us
About one hundred dollahs
And I will take three copies if you please

I brave man once asked Perry
To tell us “When will it ship, please?”
Is it to be or not to be
Why oh why ask me?

Did you see the new box?
Papyrus font really ROKs
and you can figure the rules out with some ease.

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  1. Congratulations for reaching 200! I haven't heard the episode yet, but I bet it's great! Keep up the good work!

  2. Hello and congratulations on episode 200! Huzzah!

    It was worth the wait. Keep 'em coming!


  3. Hey Jeff and Dave!!! Congratulations!! 200 great episodes, some milestone!! Haven't listened yet, but will today. Thanks for your commitment and all your hard work!! Hip-hip-hooray!!!

  4. Congratulations Jeff and Dave!!! This is marvelous accomplishment! My two favorite episodes are "The One with the Harp"...cause it always makes my wife laugh to listen to that one on road trips and the one where Jeff's wife is hammering away on some IKEA...oh man is that funny. And yes, I'm a purist...I love the banter (my favorite part) and love the typewriter intro for letters. I hope you are both klinking (yes that Col. Klink) and drinking somewhere to celebrate! And seriously, I hope you both know the joy you have brought to the ASL community. May the foxhole never be empty!

  5. Congratulations! It's really a huge accomplishment! Here's to the next 200!

  6. Gratz on 200, but keep at it :)

  7. Congratulations and well done! I have enjoyed the journey with you guys, thanks for letting me tag along!