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By Michelle
March 17, 2004 - 10:36 PM

Hello World!

I've probably mentioned before that my husband is a fan of games - not video games, but board games and strategy games of the sort that Avalon Hill used to put out before Hasbro bought them out. Despite the fact that he was a conscientious objector when he had to register for the draft, his favorites have names like Panzer Leader and Blitzkrieg.

I've also probably mentioned that, since seeing Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, I've become a complete Patrick O'Brian geek. This does not necessarily mean that I am fascinated by Napoleonic-era naval warfare; to me, the sails and cannons and prizes are just a backdrop for the stories about the characters. But I was interested enough to drag my entire family on a tour of the U.S.S. Constellation last weekend, and when we're in California this summer, I am dragging them on a tour of the Rose - the ship that played the H.M.S. Surprise in Master and Commander.

My husband got me the official Master and Commander game for Valentine's Day, a lovely set of metal ships and a fabric map of the Galapagos Islands, but he didn't stop there. Last week he presented me with a copy of Strategy and Tactics magazine containing a historical game called Fighting Sail: Sea Combat in the Age of Canvas and Shot. And we just got a package from someone from eBay containing an Avalon Hill game called Enemy In Sight, which has a cover picture of a guy dressed like Jack Aubrey, looking through a glass at a ship as his men aim a cannon. My husband has generously offered to play any of these with me any time I want.

It's not like I can complain, having gotten all 20 of the books for my birthday. But why do I have a feeling that my O'Brian obsession has unleashed yet another monster?

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Best last-ditch ideas to save 'Enterprise'!
Just change the theme song, already. 21.6% - (231 Votes)
Nothing. 21.4% - (229 Votes)
Through a time travel accident, have a Next Gen star join the crew. 18.4% - (197 Votes)
'Fleeing from the Xindi tyranny, the last Starship, Enterprise, leads a rag tag fugitive fleet...' 14.5% - (155 Votes)
One hot Vulcan babe? Good. Two hot Vulcan babes? Rrowr! 9.9% - (106 Votes)
Add a talking muppet-type crewmember. 7.2% - (77 Votes)
Bring a Klingon, Borg or other adversary onto the ship. 4.3% - (46 Votes)
Change Archer's hairdo. 2.4% - (26 Votes)

Total Votes: 1067

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Happy birthday tomorrow, March 18th, to J.G. Hertzler, a.k.a. General Martok, and on Saturday, March 20th, to John DeLancie, a.k.a. Q.

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