Hello everyone! A big hello from the Pacific Northwest! I posted earlier today but alas, something is going wrong with 'server errors' and I cannot submit replies directly to the thread, so thank you Onautopilot and von duck for replying, I just can't reply back except on private conversation for some reason! Sorry for any confusion over the pic, that's 'Patsy' from the British sit-com "Absolutely Fabulous", a two-legged Stoli-swilling filthy-mouthed swearing party animal who I think looks 'faaaabulous' in any casino at the craps table...or any craps forum. My attempt at humor... So, as I go deeper into middle age I'm looking for new skills and hobbies - I used to surf big waves (that ain't happenin' now), ditto anything else requiring the stamina of an 18 yo. I now go for sports that require similar thinking to surfing - timing/angles/speed/distance/incoming tide-outgoing tide/wind direction etc and I like to practice at the range with my 9mm because of some of those same skill sets required. And now I've discovered that Craps actually requires a bit of the same but applied mathematically ...okay...it's a stretch, but it's got the adrenaline pump thing going and the end goal is much like surfing or target practice. Surfing you want to catch the wave and carve a nice bottom turn without wiping out somewhere along the way, and at the range you want to better your draw speed and accuracy at the same time. Breathing, tension, accuracy, hitting your mark - similar to craps imo except you're now betting with or against others as well as trying to bring out your best assessment of the game being played compiled with knowledge of betting strategies. Me Likes It! Anyhow....sorry I can't reply to posts, have no idea what is going on but did email the webmaster the server error...anyone wanting to chat just send a convo to my name I guess. Am sorry I can't thank you all publicly, except here, who replied to my Newb thread...You all sound like you have a lot of fun and put some serious thought into your strategies. Oh! And did I say I also like to bet the horses!!!? Yessirreee! Won me a nice 5 boxed superfecta with my boy Lookin at Lee in the last Derby mix, I knew he'd give them all a run for the money. Horses and Dice go hand in hand! If I get half as crazy about Craps as I am about horses, this could get interesting!!! Give me your best advice! I'm game!