Another great moment - I asked as we were sitting down to play for the first night, "This is a cooperative game right?" Just like the saying goes,
"It's better to be thought the fool than to open thy mouth and remove all doubt."Another genius move: In the con game I played in most recently, GQ3, I shot out a spread of torpedoes in such a manner that the guy commanding the other US ships had to completely change his course to avoiding being struck by them. I miscalculated the timing of them and when things happened - whoops.
My point to all of this and one I tell newbies at Geekway and anyone who's thinking about minis: just try it and relax doing it. Even if you think you're going to be terrible. Give it a shot because most gamers are pretty relaxed and will roll with the punches. Especially if they see that you're wanting to get better and do your best.
And, if they don't and get all worked up about you playing, then they suck.
Go to Demotivators to see the contents of the poster. This is a great company. Why? Because I have a couple real motivation posters that I really like and that inspire me. But these make me laugh and that's also very motivating. If I ever get my own office again, I would like to hang the large motivational poster and then also hang one of these.
In fact, one more just for kicks: