Site-visiting readers alert to the sidebar content might already be asking themselves what and why questions about the new links recently added under the cybergaming heading:
BGGer and I last January played what was my first turn of transatlantic Combat Commander.
That first turn of CC@VASSAL is my last to this day, but cybergaming remains on the horizon: fB/BGG pal Rob Bottos and I are embarking on a game of Twilight Struggle. You might remember that I played and lost my first game of Twilight Struggle against Web-Grognards' grognard John Poulter at DiceConWest last year. I suspect this might be the game which weans me off my peculiar aversion to cybergaming, which has been one of the 'big things' in boardgaming in recent years:
- A game I've long wanted to play more of, TS doesn't fit with the steady FTF diet the lack of which is what most drives the appetite for cybergaming.
- And a game suitable for play by email instead of in the hotseat, which makes learning the interface more relaxing since there isn't someone sitting at the other end staring at their game waiting for your moves to pop up.
The confused newb in me wishes that I didn't have to start the game @VASSAL while juggling the peculiar combination of ACTS and VASSAL we're using, but the Soviets always go first so that makes sense really. And the USSR really is the side recommended for a Twilight Struggle newb, as I learned so painfully in that first game; not an accident, as this thread on TS@BGG shows.
More after I've sent off my setup. ;)