Snakey Pete's ASLOK AAR Part 1

synicbast

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Friday October 1
Up at 6am to catch the 9am train to Sydney for the 2:35 pm flight to San Francisco. I was bringing my PTO boards, a folder of Action Pack scenarios and the AP6 boards, the rulebook, some dice, system counters and the Japanese, Chinese and Soviets along with some Red Barricades mapsheets.


Met up with Aaron Cleavin, Andy Rogers, Neil Andrews and David Longworth at Sydney. bbought a couple of litres of single malt 12yo scotch at Duty free only to have to get Aaron C to take one bottle with him due to duty free restrictions.

The flight to SF was pretty dire - I used to really like the window seat but I was hemmed in badly by two heffalumps and suffered mild clautrophobia for the whole flight. Not a great start as i managed to not sleep at all which is unknown for me while travelling.

Clearing Customs at SF was pretty straightforward but getting through to domestic was a nightmare as the security alert had gone to Orange and the queues were horrific - ended up missing my flight to Denver and had to get placed on a flight to Chicago with a later arrival at Cleveland around 11:30pm.

Caught up with the Cleavinator at Chicago which was good. The Cleavinator had unfortunately dropped the ball and forgotten to transfer the Glenfiddich to his checked luggage before transiting through domestic which meant TSA got the benefit of a litre of scotch gratis. The day was only getting better.

Arrived Cleveland at around 11:25 and managed to get to the hotel by around 11;45 after much fluffing around on my part. Credit Cards are blocked by bank at home despite specific instructions to the contrary - some heads will roll. Pay Hotel bill with spending cash :mad:

Aaron had me playing a scenario by 11:55pmso we could say we were playing on the Friday - as I was wired as by now, finishing at 4:30am was no hardship. Result as expected: a win to Cleavin.

Saturday 2nd October
Awake at 5:30am after 1 hours "sleep" (I think staring at ceiling counts). Discovered BP service station had 24oz coffee for $1.29 (Like Cleveland and venue for ASLOK already). Caught up with the other Anzacs and met Bill Hayward and Bret (I think - the first few days are a bit fused together) plus the Euros.

Talk to Chris Doary and admire both the new dice and his Pleva tower. Blink at the cost of a tower but resolve to get one when and if another is available. Spend much of remaining cash on cool Battleschool precision dice including RS pair of dice and the ASL 25 anniversary set along with a Grofaz set (Aaron *****es about me owning Grofaz dice - I point out that I've beaten him twice so I get to have a pair. :D
Play Chris D in an open game of OotA20 Revenge of the Greys. I get schooled like a borstal boy, but have a great time and find combo of precision dice and Pleva tower soothing in lack of aggravating noise (very useful if i intend to sample scotch in quantity later in the week.

So I'm 0 and 2 for ASLOK already and the World cup games are already underway. There seem to be a lot more gun US players turning up earlier according to Steve Linton and Aaron. Not really up to playing another game as too busy meeting and greeting ASLers. about 2am realise that sleep is not going to happen. Chat to security guard for a while and start getting stuff set up for Sunday gaming...
 

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Friday October 1
The Cleavinator had unfortunately dropped the ball and forgotten to transfer the Glenfiddich to his checked luggage before transiting through domestic which meant TSA got the benefit of a litre of scotch gratis.
That's a hanging offense in most parts. To quote Bugs Bunny. "What a maroon!"
 

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It's no big deal, the glenfiddich was the lesser of the two and it's given me a great deal of material for extracting the michael from now on. You think this will ever be forgotten? It was utterly forgiven as soon as Aaron let me know when I met him in Chicago, **** happens after all and I got to appreciate the Bowmore all the better.
 
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