Saint Louis 2018 ASL tournament

I just completed my 2nd ASL tournament. I started playing ASL around 13 months ago, and I played in the ASL tournament last July and again this past weekend. The tournament is three days at the end of July and offers a total of five official games – two Friday, two Saturday, and one Sunday. i say official games, because many people get a chance to play additional games in between if time permits. I played six games this weekend, winning one for an official record of 1-4. It was only my second win in full ASL, so I am more than happy to get the one. I had fun, I learned, and I got better. I call it a success.

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Someone stop me from ordering some Compass Games

I am really interested in ordering some Hex and Counter games. I do not own any Compass Games and these are the ones that look the best to me:

La Bataille de France, 1940

A las Barricadas!

Steel Wolves: The German Submarine Campaign Against Allied Shipping – Vol 1

Red Star/White Eagle: The Russo-Polish War, 1920 – Designer Signature Edition 

Raiders of the Deep: U-boats of the Great War, 1914-18 

I’m always interested in submarine games and I love early WWII French stuff as well as more overlooked/unknown conflicts.

So I ordered some games

Total impulse buy from CoolStuff

I have been interested in Eminent Domain for awhile, based on the artwork alone. However I dont know how it plays.

Eminent Domain: Microcosm

Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers

These two are expansions? No, stand alones, but the price and artwork were good.

With this one I like japanime games and I’ve had my eye on it for awhile and the price was good. (Thats how impulse buys work)

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Thoughts on depression and anxiety

Hi, Adam here, I run this little podcast and I wanted to talk a bit about my own experience with mental illness and gaming. I hope to maybe find other people that experience the same things and to maybe learn some coping mechanisms.

I suffer from depression and anxiety. This is often a one-two punch that keeps me from living my life to the fullest. It greatly affects my socialization and by extension my gaming.

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