I would still consider VASL a type of multiplayer gaming with a live opponent.None of the options really equate to the VASL
Except it's with 2 playersI would still consider VASL a type of multiplayer gaming with a live opponent.
Honestly, face-to-face tabletop gaming, online multiplayer, PBEM, and gaming against an AI -- they all have their place and I've enjoyed all of them at one time or another.
Sure, face-to-face tabletop gaming is cool, but it's not the final word on gaming by a long shot. For instance, the giganic online battles in EVE Online which involve 10,000 pilots or more would not be possible in any other format.