Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Twenty Answers

I found this on one of the secondary blogs that I follow. Being as there are few wargaming questionnaires on Facebook, I shall answer it here.

1. Favorite Wargaming period and why?
Ah, you think I would say Gnomes? Technically, that's not a period, it's an experience. If I was court ordered to avoid all Gnomes, Frogs, Mice, and Teddy Bear minis, I immediately go into Colonials full steam. Zulu Wars, Boxer Rebellion, I'd even like to try my hand at some Anglo-Sudan action.

2. Next period, money no object?If you exclude the Second Samoan Civil War, which would technically still be considered Colonial, I would go into Pre-Dreadnought Naval, 1/2400 or smaller. The fact that I could field most Western fleets in the Pacific for the price of one Dystopian Wars army isn't a bad thing either.

3. Favorite 5 films?
The Natural, PCU, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Spider-Man, Field of Dreams, Gladiator

4. Favorite 5 TV series?I'll go of all-time, since I can list five current ones: Herman's Head, How I Met your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, In Living Color, and Wipeout have been the only shows that I would rush home/set the DVR for. (Sorry Cosby, not even you).

5. Favourite book and author?TR: The Last Romantic, by H W Brands, but my favorite author is Anton Chekhov.

6. Greatest General?Despite all his flaws, still gotta go with Patton.

7. Favourite Wargames rules?
Mordheim. Gasp, I know, GW rules, but in that setting and campaign rules, it allows for workable game inbalance. Can't handle the Rat Ogre? Get your troops out of the way and live to fight another day.

8. Favorite Sport and team(s)?
Still Baseball...New York Yankees

9. If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
1900 New York City. Just enough culture shock. For a ten dollar gold coin, I would even eat some potted chicken, which was neither in a pot, nor chicken. I'm keeping the gold coin when I go back to the future.

10. Last meal on Death Row?Kjottbollar, Lingonberries, Gruss-Gruss, Limpa, Green Bean Casserole, Jello, and one cup of Glogg.

11. Fantasy relationship and why?
The wife has her "list" but I never did... must be happy or something.

12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?Robert Downey Jr as Kirk Lazarus as Lincoln Osiris playing me.

13. Favorite Comic Superhero?Captain Marvel (aka Shazam!)

14. Favourite Military quote?
‘The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his.’ (George C Patton)

15. Historical destination to visit?I've never been big into visiting historical destinations, but if I need to do research for my game, I'll say Samoa. It would be very, very tough...

16. Biggest Wargaming regret?
Not getting into Rogue Trader (and only Rogue Trader). Not completely cleaning out Imagination Workshop when they closed. Selling off all my Legions of Steel.

17. Favorite Fantasy job?Running a gaming/comic shop that could turn a profit without selling meth.

18. Favorite Song Top 5?One (Metallica), Sing Sing Sing (Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall 1938), Sabotage (Beastie Boys), Cult of Personality (Living Colour), Carmen Burina.

19. Favorite Wargaming Moment?Running Legions of Steel at Origins '95. Running a kickass scenario when one of the players says, "This is an awesome scenario, did you design it/?" I explained that we took it directly out of The Tech Factory. "Oh," said the player, "I publish The Tech Factory."

Small World.

20. The miserable Git question, what upsets you?People who think that no one can hate anything/anyone except those who hate other things. I'm one of the most prejudicial people I know, yet you would barely notice in most environments. Start ranting about any group... ANY group, and your standing with me drops dramatically, you just won't know about it. And that is why I don't do a political blog.
...and if we're playing a game, let's just play the damn game. Bad enough I get to hear hack analysis on the latest geek phenomena, I don't care about what you think about civil rights, the economy, international relations, or the fact that Wendy's won't serve tomatoes unless requested until I after I've destroyed your artillery position. And even then, I don't care.

1 comment:

  1. I was with you until the great Wendy's Tomato Debackle. Bully to you good sir! Bully!