An interesting article that backs up that CSW is doing things right

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An interesting article that backs up that CSW is doing things right

Postby Chivenger » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:39 am

I keep trying to get back to the table to game with you. But with life, wife, and chairing a convention I have found it easier to get my gaming in playing X-Wing. I will be back eventually. And I will be working up some terrain I think you will find amusing.

A friend who used to work for a game company shared this article about not taking things too seriously and it reminded me about why I enjoy gaming with CSW. https://kaptainvon.com/2017/03/30/theor ... wargaming/

Chris Walton, who I don't know, posted a comment on the thread, "I've equated war gaming with food a lot lately - the random game against an unknown player at a shop or tournament is the equivalent of fast food. You don't have think about it and it will fill you up, but if it's all you eat it will kill you eventually.

The games I play with friends at home over nicely built terrain and with casual rules are the equivalent of a home-cooked meal made with love and time. They are to be savored and really enjoyed, but can't happen every evening.

Given the limits of time and the pressures of life, I choose to focus on the later rather than the former."

That got me thinking about how I spend my gaming time and money. Not ideally, but certainly gives me food for thought.

Thank you all for what you do and I suspect after the coverage from Adepticon, you will have quite a bit of interest in what you do.

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Postby timlillig » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:52 am

That's very nice to read, Terrence. Thanks for sharing. We don't always get to play those wonderfully crafted games either- we often just pick a game and say "bring 1000 points" but when we get a chance to make something fun of our own, it is a joy to play. As long as one person isn't always stuck doing the "cooking" it really invigorates the imagination.

On a separate note- when do you play X-wing? I wouldn't mind getting in a game of that and seeing a familiar face would help encourage me to show up.
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Re: An interesting article that backs up that CSW is doing things right

Postby Eilif » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:26 pm

Thanks for sharing the article Terrence. An interesting read. Sounds like the author is on the path toward CSW-style gaming.

More to the point, thanks for the kind words about CSW. I've been into miniatures since high school, but was only an occasional player before CSW. Finding a group of players who are all into visually beautiful gaming in a casual environment that emphasises fun and fellowship -instead of listbuilding and rules lawyering- has been a revelation made wargaming irresistable.

And of course if and when your schedule opens up you're always welcome at the CSW table.
-Karl

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Postby jlopatin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:25 pm

Greenfire does xwing multiple evenings a week, and they have a fleet of store ships available to try out...
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