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Title: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 11, 2016, 02:38:20 PM
Getcher nominations in for AAR of the year!

Tentative rule:  must have at least 5 updates/episodes/posts in the year for which it is nominated

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: undercovergeek on February 11, 2016, 02:41:08 PM
on this site or from anywhere?
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Boggit on February 11, 2016, 03:21:43 PM
@Brant
Yes, I think there has to be some continuity. 5 posts/updates is fair, and not a very high bar to pass. I'll contradict myself now: Does it really matter if there are only say 3 or 4 updates if the AAR is outstanding?
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Boggit on February 11, 2016, 03:25:34 PM
FWIW, I've only read a few AAR's so far this year, so my opinion is based on very limited experience.

One of my favourites is the Barbarossa one between Barthheart and Jason Pratt. Both threads are very well written, with a good sense of humour. So far both are highly entertaining in my opinion. O0
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 11, 2016, 03:53:23 PM
on this site or from anywhere?

there are other sites?  ;)

nah, bring them in from wherever.  Ours are the best and are going to win anyway  O:-)
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: undercovergeek on February 11, 2016, 04:01:06 PM
on this site or from anywhere?

there are other sites?  ;)

nah, bring them in from wherever.  Ours are the best and are going to win anyway  O:-)

absolutely - just wondered, there are some awesome paradox ones
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 11, 2016, 04:03:51 PM
I am going to preemptively nominate Airborne Rifles for his CMANO AARs.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Airborne Rifles on February 11, 2016, 04:38:12 PM
I am going to preemptively nominate Airborne Rifles for his CMANO AARs.

Many thanks. Another one is in the works.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 11, 2016, 04:40:01 PM
Hurry it up! :P
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 11, 2016, 06:10:19 PM
I will second AR's CMANO AAR's.  KyzBP and 'geek's WitPAE AAR is good, too.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: bbmike on February 11, 2016, 06:45:10 PM
Wait, will there be two categories, one for digital AARs and one for tabletop AARs?
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 11, 2016, 07:55:39 PM
Wait, will there be two categories, one for digital AARs and one for tabletop AARs?

nope
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Sir Slash on February 11, 2016, 08:54:53 PM
Oh hell. This was my idea and now I'm torn between the AAR's already mentioned here. But I gotta stick with my original pick, the WitP AE AAR of Geek and KyzBP. It's not only entertaining but informative and they've both been great at answering dumb questions asked by us. It takes so long to play this game that it could also qualify as last year's and next year's AAR too.  O0
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: jomni on February 11, 2016, 09:45:55 PM
KyzBP's is the most engaging for me.

My criteria is engagement, ease of reading, frequency updates.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 11, 2016, 09:51:33 PM
We have an entire year to fight about this, right?
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2016, 04:28:55 AM
We have an entire year to fight about this, right?

yes, including ones that haven't been written yet - so you don't need to decide today.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2016, 09:24:24 AM
We have an entire year to fight about this, right?

yes, including ones that haven't been written yet - so you don't need to decide today.

Maybe I'll find something to write about then.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 09:29:48 AM
We have an entire year to fight about this, right?

yes, including ones that haven't been written yet - so you don't need to decide today.

Maybe I'll find something to write about then.

Not MTG and not some stupid baseball thing :P
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2016, 09:47:16 AM
If I could figure out how to combine the two, I would.  You betcha!
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 09:49:03 AM
If I could figure out how to combine the two, I would.  You betcha!

Magic: The Boring
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2016, 10:13:17 AM
This from a guy who replays centuries old battles with little men, following the same paths to victory or not as the generals who fought them to begin with.  Why not just read a history book to see how that worked out? 
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Bison on February 12, 2016, 10:14:50 AM
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 10:29:44 AM
This from a guy who replays centuries old battles with little men, following the same paths to victory or not as the generals who fought them to begin with.  Why not just read a history book to see how that worked out? 

I was able to completely screw up the Battle of Chickamauga last weekend and produce a wildly ahistorical result with my little men.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 10:30:04 AM
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Quiet down, Wii boy.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2016, 10:32:26 AM
This from a guy who replays centuries old battles with little men, following the same paths to victory or not as the generals who fought them to begin with.  Why not just read a history book to see how that worked out? 

I was able to completely screw up the Battle of Chickamauga last weekend and produce a wildly ahistorical result with my little men.

What was the result?  A cannon that fired five times historically actually fired four?
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 10:50:27 AM
Shouldn't you be glued to ESPN waiting for pitchers and catchers to report?
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2016, 10:51:41 AM
Six more days, my friend.  Six more days.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 10:53:59 AM
Six more days, my friend.  Six more days.

Yes, but you could be missing important news. Sabbathia might have a sniffle or something.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2016, 11:50:06 AM
Excellent!  Niggling details for us both! 
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Windigo on February 12, 2016, 03:02:35 PM
We have an entire year to fight about this, right?

yes, including ones that haven't been written yet - so you don't need to decide today.

Maybe I'll find something to write about then.

You've been spying on mirth and Star... that ought to be good for a "Sissy Slappy-Fight" AAR...     ;D
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2016, 03:03:28 PM
I'll have to get someone else to write it for me.  What I've seen can't be unseen.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 04:12:52 PM
I'll have to get someone else to write it for me.  What I've seen can't be unseen.

We could do a video AAR.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 04:17:33 PM
Working title - Magic: The Sexening
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2016, 04:29:40 PM
I'll have to get someone else to write it for me.  What I've seen can't be unseen.

We could do a video AAR.

Working title - Magic: The Sexening


And subject EVERYONE to the Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name?!  I'm not taking responsibility for unleashing THAT on mankind!!
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Sir Slash on February 12, 2016, 09:16:24 PM
If you guys want action, I could always post the transcript of my last divorce. Damn that woman has a great lawyer. Before we were threw, I wished I had married him instead.  :'(
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2016, 09:19:36 PM
If you guys want action, I could always post the transcript of my last divorce. Damn that woman has a great lawyer. Before we were threw, I wished I had married him instead.  :'(

 We've led parallel lives.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Sir Slash on February 13, 2016, 08:32:55 AM
That should scare the shit out of one of us.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: JasonPratt on February 15, 2016, 09:40:24 AM
We have an entire year to fight about this, right?

Also, this is only the nomination phase. Not the voting phase.

Also, I have a MTG AAR for an illegal version of MTG, featuring a sorceress and her red wienies. Here on Grogheads!  O0 (But not applicable since that was last year. Unless I start it up again for 5 posts worth this year. ;) )

Also, I nominate Banzai_Cat's Pool of Radiance AAR (http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=14588.0); and Con (http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=13096.0) vs. Geek's (http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=13090.0) mutually self-destructive "Rolling on the River" Combat Mission Black Sea AAR. Sadly, ineligible.  :'( Although BC might re-elige his.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: JasonPratt on February 15, 2016, 10:09:18 AM
So since my first two nominations aren't eligible (or one of them at the moment isn't), allow me to nominate Hofstadter's Hitler's Last Gamble (http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=15945.0), for ComOps1's Battles from the Bulge, and Crossroad's "West Bank Crossroads" DAR vs Berto (http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=15700.0) for Campaign Series Middle East.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 15, 2016, 06:14:41 PM
My Pool of Radiance AAR is one I want to get back to. I just haven't had the time. Also the FCN AAR. Probably won't finish up the Ottoman Sunset one, unfortunately.

Brant - I haven't done an update for the BofF one I was doing. I assume since you're not asking you don't need it any longer? ;)
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 15, 2016, 07:42:39 PM
Brant - I haven't done an update for the BofF one I was doing. I assume since you're not asking you don't need it any longer? ;)

I would've liked to see it thru, but if you aren't feeling it, don't force it.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Emeraldlis on April 04, 2016, 06:53:15 AM
I'm nominating B_C , pool of radiance AAR , love it  :smitten:  O0
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: airboy on November 26, 2016, 01:05:43 PM
Topic: REALLY OUT TO GET ME, TOO! -- JRP vs Bartheart on Twilight Struggle PC (DONE)
For a couple of reasons.  First, it inspired me to buy the game.
Second, it was fun.

Third - my wife says "vote no" because I bought another game.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: JasonPratt on November 26, 2016, 01:20:11 PM
I should go read that again: I have literally forgotten who won that game!  :crazy2: :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Barthheart on November 26, 2016, 01:24:36 PM
I should go read that again: I have literally forgotten who won that game!  :crazy2: :uglystupid2:

That's because I won.   :bd:
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: JasonPratt on November 28, 2016, 11:32:30 AM
I HAVE BLOCKED THAT EXPERIENCE FROM MY MEMORY! --

...um, I mean, the game dealt me a toxic hand from which I could never afterward recover.

(And also I tunnel-visioned on Canada like an imbecile; although in the end, even if I had put all those points in West Germ like I should have, I don't know that I could have triggered a Euro autowin in time.So really, I tunnel-visioned too hard on a European autowin. And also on Canada.)
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Windigo on November 29, 2016, 11:15:15 AM
I think a rematch would be great AAR reading.   \m/
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: JasonPratt on November 29, 2016, 12:09:37 PM
Well, he also beat me at Barbarossa, so I can't exactly ask for the best two out of three...  O:-)
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: airboy on December 01, 2016, 08:05:37 PM
If I ever get a chance to figure out the game perhaps we can have a go someday.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: JasonPratt on December 02, 2016, 09:41:09 AM
 O0
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Barthheart on December 02, 2016, 09:57:43 AM
Anytime Jason....  :cowboy:
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Strela on December 20, 2016, 12:41:56 AM
I thought Gstockbridge's AAR covering the British 6th Airborne's landing 'East of the Orne' from Panzer Battles - Normandy was one of the prettiest and well laid out reports I had seen for quite awhile.

He did it completely in Powerpoint and included a heap of additional information including the actual history and his opponents commentary interspersed throughout the action. Add the period photos and it is a very engaging read.

http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/showthread.php?tid=70064 to see the whole report laid out...


David
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on December 20, 2016, 10:16:06 AM
Nomination for Crossroad's CSME DAR -  CS Middle East: The Crossroads (West Bank, 5 June 1967) -- DAR vs Berto --
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on December 20, 2016, 10:17:22 AM
And one for Tripoli's SaI AAR - World War I in the North Sea-A Steam and Iron Campaign Game AAR
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: Sir Slash on December 20, 2016, 12:39:42 PM
I'll second both of those and add my personal fav. Airborne Rifles excellent Northern Fury: Changing of the Guard.  :bd:
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: mirth on December 20, 2016, 12:44:40 PM
I thought Gstockbridge's AAR covering the British 6th Airborne's landing 'East of the Orne' from Panzer Battles - Normandy was one of the prettiest and well laid out reports I had seen for quite awhile.

He did it completely in Powerpoint and included a heap of additional information including the actual history and his opponents commentary interspersed throughout the action. Add the period photos and it is a very engaging read.

http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/showthread.php?tid=70064 to see the whole report laid out...


David

That's a helluva AAR.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 20, 2016, 01:02:10 PM
An interesting presentation. I'd tried to figure a way to do AAR playthroughs in Storyline 2 but there's no way to host the files that I'm aware of. Still, that's food for future thought.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 AAR of the Year Nominations
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 17, 2017, 10:14:48 AM
Voting is now open for Game-Year 2016

http://tinyurl.com/GH2016RCvote

Note that you will need a Google acc't to vote this time around, since we're using Google Forms for the survey.
Being extorted by SurveyMonkey last year was a pretty painful experience for us.