I ran CD:OB in the very last slot of Go-Play Northwest and it was the single best session I've ever run. Here are some thoughts.
1. I said "session" above and not "playtest." This is a huge step for me. It means that playtesting is over. I am ready to write the game in total, do some outside playtesting of the text as opposed to the rules, and then publish. I am so very happy about this I could cry.
2. The only thing we didn't do was the last scene, and we were all a little disapointed about that, but luckily the endgame wasn't part of the questions I had. All other questions were answered swimmingly.
3. What an amazing group. Paul Riddle, Hans Otterson, Jeremy Tidwell, David Drake, Will Huggins, Andy Blija, and Andy Henderson, you are all to be congratulated. You guys swung for the bleachers and ended up hitting it out of the park.
4. The fifth act about patrols and attrition where everyone narrated in letter from home during their life and death conflicts was poignant to a degree that I got choked up in places, as was the scene during the first Diary act where Andy H framed the post beach landing chow time with an original poem. Wow!