Just signing on. Loooooong time fan of A&A. I’ve had several different crowds over the years, some family, some friends, some coworkers, some I had introduced to it, some that already had it, that I regulary got together to play A&A. With some (when I had freetime out the whazoo, those were the days) we made pretty much a competitive ritual out of it. Thursday night was ‘game night’ and if you didn’t show up you lost by default and was subject to humilation the next day at work and lost all concideration on what was played on the radio at work (major punishment). The victors got to have all the frills and benifits until the next game night upset. They got to pick what’s played on the radio at work, cokes on every break, not having to help customers first but second, etc. Let’s just say a lot depended on winning the game on Thursday. During the game I had a CD with various wartime sound effects that we’d have on repeat throught the game. Oh, and we only had one change in the rules. The game played 'til the finish, none of this IPC thing, or whatever. You had to destroy every last drop of your enemy or victory is forfit resulting in a miserable week at work 'til your next chance. Those games sometimes drug way the heck out, but hey, IT WAS WAR!
Ahhhh, those were the days. But, I married and moved far away and although made great new A&A buddies, and am making some new ones right now (with neighbor buddies) I’ll still look most fondly at the gang from work when I first learned how to play.
Good wholesome fun.
What’s your story?
A&A is great, but it only needs one more thing added, under weapons development… a Death Star.
[ This Message was edited by: TheJediCharles on 2002-06-05 13:33 ]