I'm pretty new to boardgaming, and wargames in particular. I bought Sekigahara first and kind of "got it". Later I got Fire in Lake and the light went on. And when Empire of Sun hit my table, I fell straight down the rabbit hole. I can't seem to find the bottom.
My wife made the cake for my birthday, and my daughter the cards. I hadn't seen an EOTS themed cake before, and thought you folks might appreciate it. Sadly, the 45 has nothing to do with the game!
I wanted to say thanks to Mark Herman for designing such an interesting, interesting game. And thanks to Judd Vance for putting up the vassal logs that helped me grok everything. And thank you to everyone else who posted questions/answers, reviews, and AARs. (This is to soften you up for the list of newbie questions coming your way ;-)
I have only played solo so far - my wife's interest in wargaming is limited to cakes (wow, what a strange statement), and my kids are too young - but one day!