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Jocab wrote:
Congrats Paul.

Hope you will have a great week!

1 What boardgame has inspired (touched) you the most?
2 Have you ever tried live action role-play?
3 What type of gameplay do you enjoy the most?
4 Have you been traveling much and whats your favorite vacation?
5 Lots of snow or heatwaves?
6 In a perfect world - what do you do for a living?


Thanks Jakob,

1 What boardgame has inspired (touched) you the most? I believe for a game to inspire someone it has to be played enough times to truly understand it's inner workings. To be honest, the games that I understand best and have touched me are those that I have contributed with playtesting and game development. Outside of Trollhalla and Dark Horse my answer would have to be Caylus or Automobile.

2 Have you ever tried live action role-play? No, I have not. In the past I have been actively involve with college level and community theater...but was never "the actor"...always "the geek" running the light board or stage crew. Not sure if LARP is something that would fit my personality.

3 What type of gameplay do you enjoy the most? I like games with a lot of interaction where all opponents are fully engaged in the gameplay and keeping each other in check.

4 Have you been traveling much and whats your favorite vacation? My favorite city in the world is Florence, Italy. I have traveled there twice...once my family during high school and once with my twin brother after graduation.

5 Lots of snow or heatwaves? I prefer the summer heat.

6 In a perfect world - what do you do for a living? Great question. I need to work in an environment that requires highly creative thinking. My brain does not have an on off switch...if I am inspired, ideas come to me any time of day. This is when I am the happiest. I love healthy engaging collaboration which I believe has help me find my way into the boardgaming design and development world.



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Re: Geek of the Week #335 - pincao
JohnBandettini wrote:
Congratulations Paul, have a great week.


Thanks John. I must confess, I have added you as a GeekBuddy in the past so I can have access your words of wisdom via the GeekBuddy Analysis tool.

BTW, I have added many BGG users as GeekBuddies for these purposes, if I share a common opinion on a game.

-Paul
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Bravo


Thanks Andy. What... no 2 pennies. whistle

Seems like we are always crossing paths, on the same threads here on BGG.

Good gaming.

-Paul
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b5dorsai wrote:
Congratulations!

What has been one of your most memorable games?



That would have to be a game of Successors (third edition). Most of my opponents spend the first part of the game building up their armies. When I finally decided to start attacking (forfeiting my champion status), I rolled snake eyes twice and then 3 or 4 on my third attack. Was a very funny moment for the group as everyone verbally abused me.

-Paul
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CONGRATULATIONS PAUL!

Nice choice Alf.

I did a lot of designing when I was younger, nothing I ever really expected to sell, and still do quite a lot of variants and mashups for my own enjoyment. My philosophy was to start with a central concept and fill it out - just add features that seemed interesting, logical, or just fun, until a game felt done. Playtesting would point out the fat, or help to feel the lack of a feature. Most of my homemade games are in one of these iterations.
What's your basic approach when the muse strikes you?

I see that you are primarily a board gamer but have the odd wargame in your collection.
What do you look for in a wargame?
What does it take for you to pick one up?

Have a great week.

BTW: Lots of IT jobs out in Colo Spgs these days... whistle
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Congrats Paul! Enjoyed getting the chance to meet several months ago. Wish you the best in your career/job search!

Have you ever attended any cons? If so, which one(s) have you enjoyed the most?
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garry_rice wrote:
Congrats Paul! Enjoyed getting the chance to meet several months ago. Wish you the best in your career/job search!

Have you ever attended any cons? If so, which one(s) have you enjoyed the most?


Thanks Garry,

From what I have heard from my brother, I have a tremendous level of respect for you as a gamer and game group friend.

I have never attended a con ? Do you have any suggestions? I am thinking about BGG Con this year but it all depends on $$$ and if I am working. I was thinking about SaltCon this year but the timing just didn't work out.

Interesting enough, I may be attending Dreamation 2012 on Feb 23-26 in Morristown, NJ. I might be helping to run games in the Stronghold Games booth. I'm a big fan of the work Steven and Kevin have done at Stonghold Games.

-Paul
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Congratulations Paul!

Enjoy your week of fame.
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Yay, Paul! Another great Geek of the Week, and truly deserving. You have been one of the most supportive people of not only me and Cherilyn, but also the boardgaming hobby. Congrats!
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Narl wrote:
Congrats Paul!

d10-1What is your favourite colour when playing a boardgame?
d10-2Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
d10-3Do you play an instrument? If yes, which one and for how long already?
d10-4Having fun?
d10-5What would have been your name if your parents didn't name you Paul?
d10-6What is your favourite snack?
d10-7 What is your favourite day of the week?
d10-8What is your favourite time of day?
d10-9 What character would you be in a Star Trek setting?
d10-1d10-0 What makes you "tick" (inspires you, why do you get up in the morning)?
d10-1d10-1 What is your life-long dream?

Enjoy your week!


Thanks Narl,

d10-1What is your favourite colour when playing a boardgame? Blue (or Black)
d10-2Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter? Summer (enjoy swimming and biking)
d10-3Do you play an instrument? No but I am a Guitar Hero and would love to learn how to play the real thing.
d10-4Having fun? Absolutely. I'm not a guy that seeks the spotlight but I do enjoy expressing my thoughts with regards to things I'm passionate about.
d10-5What would have been your name if your parents didn't name you Paul? Greg (I think)
d10-6What is your favourite snack? Doritos or Veggies and Dip.
d10-7 What is your favourite day of the week? Friday...Game Night !!!
d10-9 What character would you be in a Star Trek setting? Spock or #2. I have always been the "right hand man".
d10-1d10-0 What makes you "tick" inspires you, why do you get up in the morning)? I love to learn new things.
d10-1d10-1 What is your life-long dream? To be remembered as a nice guy by all those that have gotten to know me. Everyday is an opportunity to work on that.




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RyanSturm wrote:
Congratulations Paul!


Thanks Ryan. I am glad to have met you on BGG and really enjoy both your podcasts as well as your work with the Dice Tower. I think they are an invaluable resource to this community.

I'm also big fan of your partner in crime Mr. Engelstein.

Can't wait for the next Caylabration in May !!!

-Paul

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RyanSturm wrote:
Congratulations Paul!


Thanks Ryan. I am glad to have met you on BGG and really enjoy both your podcasts as well as your work with the Dice Tower. I think they are an invaluable resource to this community.

I'm also big fan of your partner in crime Mr. Engelstein.

Can't wait for the next Caylabration in May !!!

-Paul



Getting the support and feedback from wonderful people like you really helped keep me motivated to do more episodes when I was just starting out and my audience was about 57 people . I was so glad to see your name as GotW as although weve never met youve always come across as a great guy.
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RyanSturm wrote:

Getting the support and feedback from wonderful people like you really helped keep me motivated to do more episodes when I was just starting out and my audience was about 57 people . I was so glad to see your name as GotW as although weve never met youve always come across as a great guy.


I'm proud to be one of those 57.
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ckirkman wrote:
Yay, Paul! Another great Geek of the Week, and truly deserving. You have been one of the most supportive people of not only me and Cherilyn, but also the boardgaming hobby. Congrats!


Thanks Chris. It's been great watching you grow DHM.

All the best.

-Paul
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RyanSturm wrote:
pincao wrote:
RyanSturm wrote:
Congratulations Paul!


Thanks Ryan. I am glad to have met you on BGG and really enjoy both your podcasts as well as your work with the Dice Tower. I think they are an invaluable resource to this community.

I'm also big fan of your partner in crime Mr. Engelstein.

Can't wait for the next Caylabration in May !!!

-Paul



Getting the support and feedback from wonderful people like you really helped keep me motivated to do more episodes when I was just starting out and my audience was about 57 people . I was so glad to see your name as GotW as although weve never met youve always come across as a great guy.


As far as I know Paul's love of Caylus is credited to you... Just saying. whistle
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Congratulations! Enjoy your week!

I notice you have some lighter wargames in your collection (Sekigahara, Washington's War). When did you start playing wargames? How do you enjoy them?
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Congrats Paul

a) Have you ever been to Spain or The Netherlands?
b) What game in my collection would you like to have in yours?
c) What game in my collection you dont like?
d) If you could save just three of your games... what games would you keep and why?
e) Brunetes, blondes or redheads (boys or girls, whatever your taste is)?


Happy week as GW
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1nf1n1ty wrote:
Congratulations Paul!

Some questions for you:

d10-1 What are your favorite Board games, Video games and RPG?

d10-2 What is your favorite contribution to the site that someone else made (since you listed yours already?)

d10-3 What is your favorite part of the site?

d10-4 Do you have any gaming goals for this year?

Have a great and well-deserved week!


Thanks Troy,

d10-1 What are your favorite Board games, Video games and RPG?
Caylus is my favorite euro game. Popular Front is my favorite "wargame". Rock Band is my favorite Video game series. I really enjoyed Dungeons & Dragons in college, but that was a long time ago and I had no idea what I was doing. In my senior year my new roomates let me join a campaign they played over the 4 years of college. At the time it was more about the gameplay experience then the RPG system. I wish I had more time to try this again.

d10-2 What is your favorite contribution to the site that someone else made ?
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d10-3 What is your favorite part of the site? I believe the video reviewer commitment to this community and their investment in time towards writing, recording, editing and uploading their work is admirable. I think they all should be GotW (many are already).

d10-4 Do you have any gaming goals for this year? Given that I have put buying new games on hold I might be able to get most of my unplayed games to the table...or send them away via auction.
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nadgamgee wrote:
And now come the questions:

How's your family game-wise? Which games does your family prefer?

What's your favourite and least favourite TV show?

Are you into any sports?

What would you like to change in the world's history?


Hi Nadgamgee, Congrats on your recent  Geek of the Week honor.

How's your family game-wise? Which games does your family prefer? I made the mistake of trying to expose my family to heavier games early on. I now try to keep gameplay to 60 minutes. It's easiest to get games to the family table when we are playtesting new games for other designers. I think they see this as helping me do my job. It is also something we all enjoy. Some of the family favorites are: Trollhalla,Dark Horse, Boomtown,Incan Gold, Ticket to Ride and Discworld: Ankh-Morpork. I think they would really enjoy My Happy Farm.

What's your favourite and least favourite TV show? I don't watch a lot of TV shows. I enjoy watching sports like American Football and Nascar or Indy Car Racing. Shows I would typically watch are the talent based singing reality contests. I couldn't say what my least favorite show is.

Are you into any sports? I love to play tennis, love yoga, and really enjoy bicycling. Wish I had more time for them.

What would you like to change in the world's history? I'm not one to talk about the mistakes of the past nor do I really ever talk politics. I would like to see peace, love and equality for all.
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Congrats Paul! Have a great week!
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boisse wrote:

Congratulations! Enjoy your week!

I notice you have some lighter wargames in your collection (Sekigahara, Washington's War). When did you start playing wargames? How do you enjoy them?


Thanks Chris,

I only started playing wargames in the past year as part of finding my new game group. I really enjoy the fog of war and the ability to bluff in games like Hammer of the Scots and Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan. I find the abstracted concepts of supply lines and ZOC fascinating as experienced in No Retreat! The Russian Front. I am more comfortable playing low density hex games like this. I also really enjoyed the point to point movement found in games like Washington's War and Popular Front along with the tactics to encircle ones enemy to cut supply lines. Lastly I have an appreciation for the historic simulation of games like Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage and Successors (third edition). I had the pleasure of playing my first game of Hannibal with an opponent who is a history professor. After 3 1/2 hours nearing the end of the game I went for the win and had a great advantage with my battle cards. I was ready to go in for the kill and then an observing game group member (experienced with the game) told me to use a different card which was probably the worse card I could have played-- thanks Neil. Needless to say that was a great gameplay experience.

Thanks for asking...I never thought much of my attraction to wargames.
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Barad_the_dwarf wrote:
Congratulations!

My usual questions:
- Ever played any RPG's?
- Have you ever visited the RPG side of the site?
- Will you congratulate you're RPGG and VGG counterpart?

Have fun this week and may you play many games.


- Ever played any RPG's? I played Dungeons and Dragons in college. I own Tunnels & Trolls (7th - 7.5 Editions), Argyle & Crew and Mouse Guard. I wish I had more time to dig deeper into these. Unfortunately my game development project work and weekly game group are all the time I have with regards to new gameplay experiences given my other responsibilities. With that said I still enjoy exploring the RPGs I own, reading the rulebooks.
- Have you ever visited the RPG side of the site? I have a few times. Not a lot. I did registered the few RPGs I own.
- Will you congratulate you're RPGG and VGG counterpart?Of course I will now that I know those awards exist. Thanks for making me aware of those honors.

Thanks for asking.

-Paul
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SimGuy wrote:
CONGRATULATIONS PAUL!

Nice choice Alf.

I did a lot of designing when I was younger, nothing I ever really expected to sell, and still do quite a lot of variants and mashups for my own enjoyment. My philosophy was to start with a central concept and fill it out - just add features that seemed interesting, logical, or just fun, until a game felt done. Playtesting would point out the fat, or help to feel the lack of a feature. Most of my homemade games are in one of these iterations.
What's your basic approach when the muse strikes you?

I see that you are primarily a board gamer but have the odd wargame in your collection.
What do you look for in a wargame?
What does it take for you to pick one up?

Have a great week.

BTW: Lots of IT jobs out in Colo Spgs these days... whistle


THANK YOU!

What's your basic approach when the muse strikes you?
This muse strikes me every morning when I am working on a project. Oddly enough when I am in the shower. I take notes or send emails to myself to remember these pearls of wisdom. If something doesn't feel right with a design element I know a fix will eventually hit me...unfortunately I will loss sleep until the solution is found. It's hard to shutdown the creativity once I enter the world where the essence of a game exists. As a side note I playtest all facets of a game in my head all the time. For designers with clean and elegant designs like my friend Alf Seegert, I can playtest a game from the rulebook alone, all in my head without having the components in front of me.

What do you look for in a wargame?
So as not to be redundant please refer to my answer two positions above this one. Thanks for asking.

What does it take for you to pick one up? Since my group members own so many games and bring all the best ones each week I really don't need to pick many up. Many of the wargames I own are the ones I play with my nephew (a 12 year old Magic the Gathering Player). With that said as you can see I have started to build a small collection of wargames...the ones that really excite me.

Thanks for the questions. Maybe someday I will make it out to Colorado. I have friends who live there and I am open to moving down the road.

-Paul
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