Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Episode 286: The ASLer Deluxe

Scenario MD1 The Bridge at Ramelle and  Scenario BFP-35 Mai Phu are discussed during our What Have You Been Playing Lately segment.  The Ramelle scenario by Mike Drake was based on the film Saving Private Ryan. It is compared to another version in the Scenario Designer's Handbook by Michael Dorosch. Jeff discusses his Space Empires game. 

In the Box is MMP's Deluxe Redux and a brief look at the previous deluxe products. What a blast from the past. And we top all this ASL goodness off with a light dose of letters

0:01 Song The ASLer
2:01 Chit Chat and Sad News.
10:50 What We Have Been Playing Lately
24:45 What's in the Box?
39:45 Letters
57:20  Total Running Time


The ASLer (sung to the tune of The Moonshiner)
Lyrics by Christopher Dawson    2011

I've been an ASLer since all the way back.
I've spent all me money on modules and packs. 
I'll go to the game den and set up the boards.
And will play then until our dear wives do complain.

I'll win some, I'll lose some, I've spent my cash wad. 
And if you don't like me flame me on Game Squad. 
I'll play when I'm hungry but I'll drink when I play. 
If the snake eyes don't kill me, I'll play 'til I'm grey. 

I'll go to some club meet in this here country.
Ten Plano's of counters, I'll go on a spree. 
No women to follow, no children to whine. 
Here's hoping my dear squads don't walk on a mine. 

Oh ASL, Oh ASL, Oh how I love thee. 
Even though you killed my 10-3.
Bless all ASLer's, help us avoid booby traps.
New counters smell sweet as the ink on the maps. 

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  1. So sorry to hear about your Mom Dave. My condolences to you and your family always. Bless your and John's endeavors keeping up this excellent podcast!

  2. Thank you. We are working on getting the house ready for sale, and realizing that it is no longer her home when it is all repainted. We are grieving well though.

  3. Thanks for talking about my scenario! Great to get some street cred in the ASL world. Michael Dorosh asked if he could use my SPR scenario in his book, and he graciously gave me a copy of his book with it included. Hope y'all enjoyed the scenario.