Beyond the commonplace notions of good sportsmanship, etc. what are considered to be items of good ASL etiquette? I ask because of something that struck me while watching the ASL In Real Time videos, regarding the tracing of LOS.
My gaming circle allows non-DM Rallies deep into the turn. The line of thought was it was just overlooked and it goes without saying the roll would have been attempted if the player was aware of the unit.Beyond the commonplace notions of good sportsmanship, etc. what are considered to be items of good ASL etiquette? I ask because of something that struck me while watching the ASL In Real Time videos, regarding the tracing of LOS.
Fish brought Sergeant Kearney over to play one time. Sergeant Kearney chewed tobacco and had his " spit cup " sitting on the table. The whole scenario I was in a constant state of dread that the cup would be knocked over onto the boards!! I have a relatively strong stomach when it comes to gross smells and the like but if that cup had gotten knocked over I'm sure I would have puked.??Do not eat at the gaming table. Especially nothing sticky or with fat. You don't want such stuff on your equipment nor does your opponent.
If you have a beverage at the gaming table, place it in a manner that it cannot possibly 'flood' the equipment even if it topples. Better place that can of Coke at the foot of the table rather than on it. Remember that people passing your table could also topple beverages.
Do not go for a smoke or take a call every couple of minutes. Best turn off your cell phone and put it away altogether. You'll survive that for two hours, when it's fine to take a short break.
No 'kibitzing'. If you watch others play, there is no thing such as: "I think the tank has a clear LOS to..." or "Hm, I would first try to pop an sD, then...". It is the others playing their game, not you playing theirs... No comments on such things during the game while in earshot.
Abstain from such things as asking your opponent to switch his dice because you think they are rolling too good. What the hell do you think? That he wants to cheat you? What kind of sign does that send out to your opponent? Would you like to play someone who apparently insinuates that you are cheating?
Nothing wrong of having a beer or two. But playing drunk is a no-go. Would you want to play someone who is drunk or sports a boozy breath. No drugs. I don't want to play anyone who smells from pot or is high.
Control your cursing and mood. Sure it might piss you off if your sole 88 ATG rolls boxcars on the first shot or is taken out by a 2+2 shot by some pesky HS. Of course damning the buggers is ok. But don't keep mumbling and cursing the entire game.
People tend to find what they seek, be careful and good luck.Hi My 2 cents
We live in a broken world and I think ASL should be an escape from it !!
Have you noticed no politeness at the shop - you touch it you buy it (COVID nonsense)
Have you noticed people walk into you (or even drive into you) because all we see is the top of their heads due to their eyes being glued to the phone and then they take umbridge that you need to look where your going!
Have you noticed the roads are a terror to drive on - so bad everyone now has a camera to record the massive stupidity (I don't!)
Have you noticed the new "Leadership" has walked away from servitude leadership style to "suck up and bully down" and use methods to conceal their inadequacy to lead but call them "feedback" sessions,,,,
ASL to me is the paradise - full of complicated rule yes but lots of FUN - don't spoil the fun by bringing the broken world to the game - good bible reference -"love your neighbour" and your ASL opponent is the best neighbour you could have
I'm fine with people eating at the table, especially if it is my table. We're there to enjoy the game. I'm not reselling any of my components so I have no reason to care if they are in pristine condition.Do not eat at the gaming table. Especially nothing sticky or with fat. You don't want such stuff on your equipment nor does your opponent.
If you have ever been blinded by the shining of Oberst von Marwitz's black riding boots, you'd be surprised why his counters aren't polished black...I'm fine with people eating at the table, especially if it is my table. We're there to enjoy the game. I'm not reselling any of my components so I have no reason to care if they are in pristine condition.
I know exactly what you mean. The RSM of my unit had to finally issue orders to troops who would walk around with "spit bottles" and take them into classes during training, etc. Disgusting. If anyone comes up to my counter in the orderly room with one, I refuse to serve them. Really unprofessional in an office setting, not much better at a tourney I think.How about chewing tobacco?????
Nothing specific, mostly in-game stuff such as has been referred to already.What is the specific issue you're referring to though?
Yes that's true but sometimes your opponent's whining can be quite satisfying. ?Don't yell and moan endlessly about the dice, especially when I have you on my headset (playing VASL). There's no sense playing if you have to get upset about it.