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Jason and Scott answer and discuss some listener feedback, then discuss what makes a good gateway to wargaming, offer some suggestions of gateway games, and close with a discussion of potential future wargamers. And, of course, a new gamer rule!

Enjoy!
 
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Regarding my feedback mentioned in this show:

I'd like to clarify my position. I do not hate wargames. I am just so picky that I haven't found one yet to try. I feel like a person who wants to learn a new subject in school, but has a bad teacher. It's not that the subject is unappealing. It's the presentation. The first time I read Sword of Rome, my brain almost imploded.

5. Sequence of Play
5.1 Etruscan Mine Depletion Check Phase
7.2.3 Checking for Mine Depletion


Rules in a blender. Why not have them actually be in the sequence you perform them rather than buried in a sub-sub-heading two sections later?

My current game under "review" is Ardennes '44. From the living rules:

Map Errata:
Missing Bridges: W2927, W3321/3422, E2639, E1007/1008,
E1109/1210, and E1110/1211.
Missing white hex outline for Vianden (E1811), and Seraing.
The small numbers along some primary roads are to help count
movement cost for arriving Allied reinforcements.
Counter Errata:
• Allied engineer units should have a defense strength of 2 (see
27.10)
• British 33 Arm Bde should be a TQ of 3 on the front and back.
• British 34th Arm Bde should have a NATO symbol, treat it as a
combat command.
• German 61 Jpz is supposed to be a one-step unit.
• 7 Arm/CCA: Ignore the little 3 in the yellow box—it has no
meaning.
20 Volkswerfer - Its fired side is the same as its front (ready to
fire), when it should probably be 'Fired - (1) 0' like all other German
artillery.
The following units are missing their colored bar across their regimental
ID that indicates the ability to stack with other units of
their regiment:
German
• Fuh Gr/99 (-)
US
• 106/422 (-)
• 106/423 (-)
• 106/424 (-)
Quick Start Map Errata:
There should be an Improved Position in hex 1722.


Why are wargame publishers so cavalier about their components? Any euro game with this much physical errata would be tossed into the virtual fires.

Regardless, I look. There's got to be a wargame publisher and designer out there as picky as I am.
 
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Good point. Ekted is open to trying these things, and is just having bad experiences. I hope we didn't oversimplify. It was a lengthy feedback.

Scott suggested block games (8 pages of rules...hopefully not enough space to get fiddly) and I think Bonaparte at Marengo looks good.

Thanks for listening, thanks for the feedback...

Jason
 
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I'm ONLY about the "coloful" FONTS!?!?! How's about the "insightful innovations" that I espouse? What about the "significant improvements" that I've eschewed?? WHY don't 'I' get the "recognition" that I so rightfully deserve??? Just a plain ole simple declaration that 'moi' IS the "greatest gamer EVAR"-(and a LEGEND in my own 'mind') would suffice, if I DO 'say' so myself! harrumph! remember, I've "coined" the 'phrase' that: "I 'do' GIVE a 'chit'!" and will continue to do thusly, where & when I can!
oh yeah, and I do "accept tips" but NOT from any 'Moil' "duties"!
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No, not the only colorful font guy, but the master!

Dude, you're a legend!
 
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Monty cover is WAY worse then Liberty cover!
 
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