I have a friend who stayed in Baghdad during the Allied bombing as a human rights observer. She belonged to the same organization that later had three members kidnapped. If any of you right-wingers want to get really riled up, go check out their website at http://cpt.org - which incidentally was the first website I ever designed.
the funny thing about these guys are they are from ethnic and cultural groups which traditionally vote “conservative”.
It was a tuesday. I was going to school in Brooklyn NY. It was my first year of highschool. I had to take a 15 minute subway ride to get to school. It was actually my first day on the subway. Previous days my father had the good will of driving me to school. That day I got lost on the subway and got to school at 8:30 AM. By my second period class my classmate noticed some smoke over the trees. Minutes later some lady comes into the classroom and quietly whispers something onto my teacher’s ear. Once the lady left, our teacher informed us that a plane crashed into one of the towers of the WTC. We spent the rest of the period talking about how in the 1940’s a similar accident had happened with the Empire State building. We went off to the next period class as usual. There we went on the computers and found out that a second plane crashed into the other tower. Panic started taking over the class as our teacher told us that it might have been a terrorist attack. By 4th period we were all watching the news on any available tv that the school had to offer. There were kids crying and teachers as well when we found out that both towers had fallen. By six period my mother came to pick me up. She walked 70 blocks to get to my school. There were no trains running and the busses and cabs were full. As we walked back to my house, we heard jet fighters zooming past our heads and people would duck in fear. I myself was scared since on tv they had said that there were 6 airplanes missing. When I was approaching my house, i noticed a thick layer of ashes on top of the cars. I collected some of it, that i still hold to this day. I also picked up a burning paper that came falling in front of me. Later on that day me and my family walked to the Brooklyn Promonade to see Manhattan. On the there, we saw people taht were coming from manhattan covered in dust. I will never forget that scene. Downtown Manhattan was one big dust cloud. The only thing you could see were the sirens of the official vehicles. “what a day”.
A few days later my neighborhood was covered with faces. Papers everywhere with “have you seen…” “last day seen…” I knew people that died there. RIP
MY OPINION: I, as a person that experienced the tragedy, do not wish to see another American city devastated as NYC was.
Yes sir! But im afraid he’s just a puppet of sorts. The last guy i found out got fired because some of their fantasy RPG noob games dropped in sales. This will have little impact on AH because its still a company sitting on the back burner. Nobody is pushing Avalon Hill to success. All these people are all minimalists doing the least amount of work as possible. No marketing whatsoever is going on except for a few perfunctory “news releases” ,No print media advertisement , no forum support, no special online demos, nothing but crickets. Its a joke and they should all be ashamed.
I will always stand by my view that WOTC is slowly destroying Avalon Hill by neglect. The decision making on what is being produced is not following any overall plan and its got a few titles being circulated from past fortunes made, but no new ideas and the few new ideas that come out are not based on any feedback from the consumer. Making Diplomacy is a mistake along with Acquire. These games are not bringing new people into the hobby as the people who play them already have all the different versions. Diplomacy Deluxe is still the best version ever made san the original Key games version with the larger board.
They should embrace the titles from the heyday: Stalingrad, Afrika Corps, Anzio, Luftwaffe, France 40, rail baron, D-Day, Russian Campaign, Midway, etc… Make these games and bring back The General magazine. You can make these games with pieces, blocks, or counters. All these ideas and they decide on “Acquire”? you gotta be kidding me or what?