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 Post subject: Eek! It's Dad!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:18 pm 
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I'm GreaseSpot, better known as Bubbles' dad. Quite a nice little title you folks have here.

[back_in_my_day!] When I was a teenager, several centuries ago, I remember playing turn based sims with a paper map and cardboard hex pieces representing the units. My favorite was "Red Star/White Star" which detailed sims of conflict in Europe between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces (back when the Russians were the bad guys). I distinctly remember that the first time my brother, friend, and I played it we spent several hours just deciphering the INSTRUCTIONS. Those were the days, etc. [/back_in_my_day!]

I'll have to get my brother to see this. Maybe I'll get to kick HIS butt for a nice change. Otherwise, I will again be...

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 Post subject: Re: Eek! It's Dad!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:11 pm 

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Man I wish my dad was into computer games! You must be a pretty cool dad. Anyways welcome to BattleDex.


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 Post subject: Re: Eek! It's Dad!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:33 am 
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Greasepot

I played similar games, my Father (I'm 36) introduced me to them when I was 10. Avalon Hill company....recreate Gettysburg, Battle of the Bulge, Stalingrad, the North African front in WW2, etc., etc. good memories.


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 Post subject: Re: Eek! It's Dad!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:42 pm 
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AanAllein wrote:
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I played similar games, my Father (I'm 36) introduced me to them when I was 10. Avalon Hill company....recreate Gettysburg, Battle of the Bulge, Stalingrad, the North African front in WW2, etc., etc. good memories.


Yes, that's it! Avalon Hill. I had forgotten the name. Good times. In a far simpler age.

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 Post subject: Re: Eek! It's Dad!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:45 pm 
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doministic wrote:
Man I wish my dad was into computer games! You must be a pretty cool dad. Anyways welcome to BattleDex.


Well, I try... Thanks. I've been into PC games since "the beginning" in 1980 with the first text-based adventure games like Zork (you young whippersnappers can Wiki that). Naturally, I passed that love for games onto Bubbles. Heck, I've even played Pokemon games with him (card and Nintendo)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Eek! It's Dad!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:15 am 
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GreaseSpot wrote:

Well, I try... Thanks. I've been into PC games since "the beginning" in 1980 with the first text-based adventure games like Zork (you young whippersnappers can Wiki that). Naturally, I passed that love for games onto Bubbles. Heck, I've even played Pokemon games with him (card and Nintendo)



My first serious PC gaming experience was 1986, Ultima IV. bootleg copy, no docs. Had to figure EVERYTHING out trial-and-error. every letter a different command...8 possible ingredients for each of 26 spells.....


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:33 pm 
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Welcome aboard grease It was fun playing with you and bubbles the other day but I am going to want a rematch :P

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:36 pm 
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side with me next time xD he doesnt type when he plays...

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 Post subject: Re: Eek! It's Dad!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:58 pm 
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no, my son, I don't. I prefer to actually TALK to my teammates. That's why I have an in-house server. With TeamSpeak. It is YOU who are too [insert insult here] to bother with a headset.

So THERE! Nyah!

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