Mythical ASL creatures, spirits and monsters

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The ASL Counter Brownie

This fairylike creature or spirit lives unseen in the game rooms and counter storage systems of ASL players.

When players exhausted by a long night of ASL retire, leaving the pieces to be sorted out after some sleep the ASL Counter Brownie appears. Quick as a wink the industrious Brownie cleans up the battlefield putting each counter in it's proper place then disappears.

Occasionally the ASL Counter Brownie's mischievous nature takes over and it will rearrange the counters in some peculiar and unhelpful ways. Such as alphabetically, all the " A " counters in one section regardless of unit or nationality, B in another and so on.

No one knows why the Brownie engages in this behavior though several hypotheses have been put forward. Professor Talo of the University of Astragal maintains they are creatures from another dimension who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. When a rift in the dimensional wall swept thousands of them into our dimension the first thing they saw was the remains of a monster scenario that the players had been too tired to put up. Instantly they realized where the counters belonged and put them away. They then spread throughout the planet looking for ASL counters that needed properly stored.

Some credence is given to the OCD aspect of this theory from reports of a small creature, apparently delusional, that was spotted in the ex game room of the band GWAR. It was pulling pieces from a
BV game box and then dropping them back in all the while muttering no, no no. This researcher has been unable to verify this story.?
 
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Please post any reports you have heard of ASL mythical beasts. Your cooperation with this research would be invaluable and greatly appreciated. ?
 

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This is Hasso, Oberst von Marwitz's mythical enormous Deutsche Dogge (which the English irritatingly translate into Great Dane - probably in a time when the Germans had conquered the place...).

It takes away the place for the feet of Oberst von Marwitz's opponents beneath the playing table at tournaments for that extra sense of unease. If they complain, then it takes away their feet. When on its feet, Hasso has a plain view straight into the face of von Marwitz's opponents and onto the playing area. With a single slap of its tongue, it can strike down these opponents or eliminate their entire OoB in a swipe. No need to worry, Hasso just wants to play. Usually, Hasso just sleeps at the feet of his master during play. It is only occasionally that he snaps at things in his sleep, clipping the leg of a chair or a foot off of von Marwitz's opponent. The latter only if that opponent has not previously complained about Hasso taking away the space beneath the table. This has not been a serious problem, since usually extra chairs are available at the premises and von Marwitz needs his opponents only for a single round of the tournament.

Allegedly, Hasso is trained as a bloodhound. When asked about this, Oberst von Marwitz just smiles. Nobody else has ever been encountered alive to confirm the tale. It would be unfair to say that Hasso is an aggressive dog, though. He only kills, when he feels like it - which is not all the time. What is known: Hasso feeds on counters. Many hapless non-performing Russians havs been thrown by a disgusted Oberst von Marwitz beneath the table and never reached the floor, their last cries being drowned the enormous amount of saliva that Hasso is spreading around. In Hasso's jaws, even bogged T-34s or MA malfed IS-2 go crunch along with numerous precision dice the use of which the Oberst has always ridiculed. But Hasso also delights in snatching opponent's MTRs and such during a ROF tear upon a subtle wink of his master.

Some opponents of Oberst von Marwitz feel pertubed when Hasso is beneath the playing table. Instead of voicing their anxiety - you know, dogs can somehow smell fear - they are well advised to spring the idea to the Oberst that Hasso might want some fresh air. Usually, von Marwitz is receptive to such proposals and sends Hasso out to play, where the dog will go about hunting cars, biting off their bumpers or reducing the noise of nearby grazing herds of bleating sheep to utter silence. The best way to make friends with Hasso is to bring him a goodie. 'Winning the hearts and minds', you know - especially the Americans have a knack for it as can be witnessed in current politics around the world. Anyway, every dog likes bones and the German saying 'Liebe geht durch den Magen' (translating to 'The way to a man's heart is through his stomach'.) is also true for von Marwitz's canine. Hasso is particulary fond of the jawbones of sperm whales.

I hope that your curiosity about Hasso, Oberst von Marwitz's mythical dog, is now stilled.
But remember: Curiosity killed the cat...

von Marwitz
 
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What a nice puppy! Be sure to post a picture of him when he is full grown. Apparently ASLcounters have a high nutritional value, at least for mythical beasts.

Actiondebbie likes your puppy and commented on how shiny he looks. Must be the effect of the whale jawbones.

Thanks for your input, extremely helpful with my research.
 

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In regards to curiosity killing the cat, satisfaction brought him back.
Mythical beasts? Gave them up along with Dungeon and Dragons.
A lonngg time ago.
 

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Map elves, cave trolls and dice bots! Brought up in the who is in charge of VASL thread. Sounds like fresh topics for research. ?
 
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