a typical attempt at writing COTD:
(Okay, let's sit down and write this thing. Just log into chat so I can
see what's going on)
"Hey Wes, good to see you, just wanted to tell you my Hall of Fame score was misrecorded there"
(Grumble, let's fix that - it'll take only 10 minutes and then I can...)
(Okay, he did me a favor lately, so I guess I'll have to help here)
"Wes, don't forget the newsletter page that's due tomorrow"
(Oops, thanx for reminding me and hey, I already got 6 words of my COTD written, so let's do that first)
(But now let's log out. Only check mail first.)
"Can you come to the chat - it's HIM again and he's annoying everyone"
(Grrr, as if I needed that. ALT/TAB, New Window, move back there...
Nothing in sight except...)
"Hey, good you're here ! Our judge for our ISOWC game didn't turn up and we're already one hour late."
(AAARRRGGGHHH, can't they... Oh well, what the...)
(During the game:)
"Did my mail on XYZ arrive ?" "The judge program crashed when I judged two weeks ago..."
(Mail notifier: Matt Mariani)
"Oh Wes, while you're at it, I need the advance info on next Saturday's Regional"
(Open yet another window. You guessed it. CRASH.)
(Reboot, relogin, explain ISOWCers I crashed, try to catch up with the game, finally finish it, look at clock)
***HOW LATE ????? 2AM ?????***
(Next morning, first thing)
"Hey Wes, when's the next COTD coming out ?" *T*I*L*T*
(not very far from what actually in RL happened yesterday night ;-) )
And while we're at things I never got around to do: I overlooked this one all the time...
Now of course you can't assume your opponent is going to play green, but in the times of Yuta/Barclay and Brain Drain, very few people risk a planet deck without redshirts. And a redshirt at the right time can be very expensive. Here's a few ideas what to do with a crew that's temporarily yours...
So with all these possibilities, why don't people play it more often ? Simple. It is Planet only, thus useless if your opponent plays pure space. But there's one place where Alien Parasites is a very good card: In a Q's Tent, waiting for Q's Planet. After all, what is better than stopping your opponent from getting that key Artifact ? Right. Getting it yourself.
Wesley's rating: 7.5
Allen's rating: 6.0 Cpt. Stasis' rating: 7.5 Cpt. Targ's rating: 6.0 Dr. R'Mor's rating: 5.5 EHCCGPP's rating: 4.5 Gowron's rating: 8.8 Hal's rating: 5.4 Locutus' rating: 7.0 Mot's rating: 8.5 Picarde's rating: 8.5 Ranger's rating: 4.8 Rothspar's rating: 8.5 Sirol's rating: 4.6 Tebok's rating: 8.9 Tony's rating: 7.8 Vox's rating: 8.0 ---------------------- AVERAGE RATING: 6.3
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