Friday, January 18, 2019

I've been quite busy for some time now with my Master's and now pursuing a Ph.D. degree, but almost done. Education has taken the front seat to any time for leisure, including ASL.

By popular request for access to back issues/ original issues and all issues and files for Point Blank! newsletter, the scenarios and the SASL Otto Carius CG file - Here is a new link that should work for everyone to view/download the files:

As always - these newsletters are provided free of charge to all - if you paid for a copy - get your money back!!

Also, please remember that all material published in these newsletters or scenario / CG files remains the exclusive intellectual property of the author, and is used with the specific written permission granted to Point Blank! and the Northern CA ASL Club and or the Silicon Valley ASL Club. Materials may not be reproduced, copied or sold to any person or entity without written permission from the contributing author(s), except for personal use.

You ever busy editor - Jon H

Keep Rollin' Low! (But not the enemy's SAN #).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Back after a hiatus due to my arm injury, and happy to be writing again!

 get your latest issue here:

 Keep Rollin' Low!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SSND Update!!

With all 9 scens layed out in Playtest formats, we are moving forward into getting the playtesting done and changes / revisions made.

We've got 3 in the bag and ready now, 6 more in playtesting. I have begun collating my notes for the Designers Notes section that will go with the pack, and writing the scenario blurbs that will accompany it as well.  The volunteer proofreading crowd will be getting a lion's share of work soon on both of these by the end of June.

It does appear we are still on track for our initial deadlines by Thanksgiving for everything to go into development. With this, the project will be getting pipelined; and a huge debt of gratitude to the many volunteers helping out on this will be due.

As always, we can use more playtesting, so if you are feeling generous enough to assist, please email me at my gmail account ( you can find it elsewhere on here, at the GS forums in many posts, or at

Keep Rolling Low!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

SS-ND Scenario Pack Update!!!

 Well, we've reached perhaps the end of the beginning! With the final scenario roughed out and off to layout to create a pdf for the playtesters, #9 is in the bag.

 If someone had told me 3 years ago this was gonna take 3 years to get to this point, I'd said "No WAY!!!" . Wow. Its hard to believe it has been 3 years since I first started on this. The development team has grown from 1 friend helping and 1 more giving advice  to more than 20 ASL players from all over the world pitching in to assist, fill in , proof read, play test, review, comment, research, translate, and a whole host of other assistances given into this project so far.

 for each of these fine gentlemen I owe a huge debt of thanks. As Chris Olden told me recently :

" We all only have each a few hours of our weeks to devote to ASL. When one of these guys gives that time to try out or proofread an untested and likely unbalanced ( and unpublished)  scenario in the face of so many thousands of already published and arguably good scenarios they COULD be playing, it is a big thanks that is owed by us designers for that sacrifice."

I cannot express the continued gratitude now as we move forward. Playtesting and proofing efforts are undwerway as we speak, and #9 will be coming out with the regular emailed link updates to the development team.

I can always use more help, so if you are interested in joining the crowd; as always, my ASL - related email is witchbottles at gmail dot com. Email me and we can get you into the PT / proofing or assistance teams.

As I noted on the GS Forums and in the last Point Blank; these scenarios will ultimately end up with a TPP who has expressed interest in them. ( this being a unanimous decision of the development team members when polled about it.)

Keep Rollin' Low!!!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

The New issue is Here!!!!!!!

 the Point Blank! Double issue Has arrived!! here's the link!!

 Hoping everyone enjoys it, be forewarned when D/Ling, it s 3+ MB file :-)

Keep Rollin Low!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

SSND- Update!

 Well ,the Narva Scenario went in for a full layout ( its a DASL scen), and the Kuban Bridgehead scenario is layed out and ready for proofing and initial play thrus. Several PTs are underway both via FTf, VASL and PBEM, on all of the scenarios to date ready for PT ( 1,2,3 and 7).

I expect to be done tomorrow night with the initial proofing of the Kuban scenario (#4); and to have corrections submitted for incorporating.

We've got the Kurland ATG Turkey Shoot scenario coming up;  the Oder river Line scenario after that on an HASL map; and the gotterdamrung scenario in Berlin suburbs using some of those niver overlays from ITR by BFP as well as a BFP board again.

 All 3 will be ready for PT by tax Day 4-15, I promise!! :).

I must say the design process has been a real commitment, but I am justifiably happy with the products after everyone's generosity and assistance so far!

Keep Rollin' Low!

 jon H