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Scaper of the Week 9 - Onacara

Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 10:32 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour
Updated November 2nd, 2008 at 11:04 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour

Welcome to Week 9 of Scaper of the Week!
Our last candidate, Nyys has chosen the ever-present, people-loving, autograph-seeking Onacara for this week’s spotlight! Onacara, I'm glad to see you in the spotlight!

Our ninth 'Scaper of the Week is

Age: 40

Allegiance and why?
My allegiance is to Vydar although I do find myself playing alot of Einar units lately...but a wise man once said “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” And after all he got the chick at the end.

When did you get into HeroScape and why?
A couple years back I had eyed the bubble display at TRU and thought it looked really cool but couldn't succumb to buying it for myself. Then the greatest thing happened. I asked my oldest what he wanted for his birthday and he said.."Oh at TRU they have this cool looking game with dragons and vikings and stuff in a bubble"..the rest is history.

Favorite aspect of HeroScape and why? I love the fact that the game constantly changes. Sure there are some tried and true baord games played on static boards which I still love to play but being able to take the same items from 1 box and make 40-50 different maps out of it is what rocks.

Favorite Hero and why? If there was an Isamu fan club then I would be it's president because that little red ninja has gotten me out of so many jams. He is alot more versatile than many give him credit for. I cringe whenever someone refers to him as "filler"

Favorite Unique Squad and why? Krav Maga...they are the Unique squad I tend to play with the most..they are like good old friends always there to get you out of a jam. Need them to draw fire..they're there. Need them for a first strike...they're there. Need them to bail you out of the drunk tank at 3 am...they're there.

Favorite Common Squad and why? I was a huge fan of Tagawa Samurai Archers until wave 8 came out now I have developed a Foot Fetish. I will take these guys any day of the week (in fact I played with just 6 squads of them at NHSD)..I sometimes wonder how the hell they lost to us in 1776.

What do you enjoy most about Heroscapers.com? I really like the people. I could give a Deathreaver's Patootie about strategy guides and color coded reference to what each unit falls under. I like to just hang out and talk to people. This is probably why my post count is so high.

Favorite HeroScape moment This may sound weird but my favorite moment was the day my oldest son beat me for the first time (after over 100 times losing to me) It showed me he was learning from previous mistakes and really grasping the concepts of strategy in play.

One HS unit you would change and why? I really wouldn't change a single one as I think incorporating and adjusting to a units shortcomings only enhances your ability to play this game. There are a few units where I would possibly change their color schemes or something but not the units themselves.

Another board game you enjoy and why? I refer to them as the trinity because I will play them whenever anyone wants to play and they are Monopoly, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. I grew up with all 3 and they all get my competitive juices flowing. I hate to lose at any of them.

Other interests? I used to collect autographs religiously. I would camp out in front of hotels and arenas and get celebrities and athletes to sign stuff for me. It was a lot of fun and a lot of laughs at times. My friend Mickey and I tailed Bob Dylan around or 2 whole days and he finally gave up and signed for us...adding "You guys must either really like me or you are trying to win a bet" (I really like ya Bob...named my son after you and everything.

What message do you have for the community? I am not a role model. Seriously do not try and emulate me because most of the time you do not know how to do it. There is a subtlety involved to make sure you are straddling that fine line between "funny guy" and "big jerk".

Why Elvis Costello? My musical tastes are very eclectic. I like everything from rock to country to jazz to blues to new wave...etc. Elvis Costello's music spans all of those genres. Like many I knew his stuff from the radio but then I bought a couple of his cd's and discovered I was missing a whole lot. Lyrically he is pretty diverse also. He has some songs that are just good ole fun songs but then he sprinkles in the politically charged song now and then that makes you look back and go ...wow. Tramp the Dirt Down is one of those songs that comes to mind where he questions the actions of his country and prime minister at the time Margaret Thatcher about her decisions.

Who do you pick for the next 'Scaper of the Week? Well with all of the talk about 10th foot, Elvis Costello and Margaret Thatcher the only logical choice is Ollie
Total Comments 23


nyys's Avatar
10th Foot Eh? TRAITOR!!!!!
Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 10:50 AM by nyys nyys is offline
Jexik's Avatar
Crap! I also like Elvis Costello and Monopoly.
Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 01:15 PM by Jexik Jexik is offline
ollie's Avatar
God save the King! Or Queen. Or someone.

Nice answers, and thanks for the pick.
Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 02:05 PM by ollie ollie is offline
Heroscape Elffy's Avatar
Isamu is a filler...
Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 02:38 PM by Heroscape Elffy Heroscape Elffy is offline
Hex_Enduction_Hour's Avatar
That autograph hobby is what I find most interesting about Ona.
Besides the Dylan, what are your other holy grails?

I agree about T.S. Archers. Love the look of those guys and they can be a fun bunch to play with Realin.
But 10th Reg are cool too. I just forget I have to move in order to bayonet!
Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 06:08 PM by Hex_Enduction_Hour Hex_Enduction_Hour is offline
Dylan isn't even my Holy Grail..but he is definitely a close second.

My Holy Grail is the cast of the Honeymooners my all time favorite show. I was fortunate enough to meet Jackie Gleason about 6 months before he passed away and since it was totally my happenstance I had him sign a blank piece of paper. I then followed it up with Art Carney Joyce Randolph and Audrey Meadows. I had it mounted with a classic photo from the show.
Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 08:38 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
Shades fan's Avatar
Who is this Onacara Guy anyways?

What has been your favorite tournament moment?
Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 02:44 PM by Shades fan Shades fan is offline
Einar's puppy's Avatar
Onacara, I have a question. Why did you start NESA? It has been a wonderful group, and I'm very thankful for you starting it, but I need to know why.

...You did start it, right?
Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 03:25 PM by Einar's puppy Einar's puppy is offline
[QUOTE]Who is this Onacara Guy anyways? [/QUOTE]

I often ask myself the same question on a daily basis.

[QUOTE]What has been your favorite tournament moment?[/QUOTE] Kicking your butt in my very first tournament game ever :lol:

[QUOTE]Why did you start NESA? It has been a wonderful group, and I'm very thankful for you starting it, but I need to know why.
...You did start it, right?[/QUOTE] I really wish I could take the credit for the whole thing but it really was a group effort. We were discussing trying to plan more events after the Battle at the Border and fortunately for me it was the first time that I was in the same room with the core of the board members and realized that this could be a reality. So while I may have been the one who got the ball rolling it was folks like Ollie, nyys, Eckels, Shades, RobertDD who made the ball in the first place.
Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 08:14 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
Shades fan's Avatar
Kicking your butt in my very first tournament game ever
You left out the part about me coming back with a vengance!
Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 08:19 PM by Shades fan Shades fan is offline
You only asked what my favorite moment was :neener:
Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 08:23 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
whitestuff's Avatar
What exactly is a Deathreaver's Patootie?
Posted November 4th, 2008 at 02:56 AM by whitestuff whitestuff is offline
[QUOTE]What exactly is a Deathreaver's Patootie?[/QUOTE]

It's the Heroscape way of saying Rat's Ass
Posted November 4th, 2008 at 08:43 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
nyys's Avatar
According to Merriam-Webster Patootie is not a word.
Posted November 5th, 2008 at 11:02 AM by nyys nyys is offline
Pickledpie's Avatar
Wow. It is amazing how many things you said that are the exact same as what I would. The really wierd thing is that I found Heroscape through my friend, and he found it at one of those bubble-thingies. The allegiance is the same exact issue with me. And now I know I must have the 10th Reg. at all costs. Wierd how things happen like that. Congratulations, though.
Posted November 5th, 2008 at 04:39 PM by Pickledpie Pickledpie is offline
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