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Larry Doherty
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I would like to start off by saying it was a great honor to follow in the footsteps of so many great BGGers. And a big thanks to Juan for passing the honor on to me. Like him, I felt there are so many more great BGGers out there. I know there time will come and they too will some day have this honor.

In trying to pick the one to succeed me, I looked for someone who spent a lot of time in different areas than I do (yeah I am limited to wargames and FTL). I have gone to the Tavern in pursuit of our next BGGer, I have gone to Trekie sites in search.. In fact, in digging deeper, I believe the next mb will be the first another triple crown winner. (Thanks Troy, I missed one.)

The next GotW is a mother, a wife, a visitor of Spiel but more importantly, a gamer.

Please welcome our next mb:

T'Leynti
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Narl wrote:
Thanks Larry! I am very excited to have the honour of being Geek of the Week.
Gaming was in my youth already present. I played Klaverjassen, Chess, Sjoelen and the usual games as Monopoly, The Game of Life and Risk. When I went to high school I still played most of those games. Chess was even played more when I joined a Chess club.

During my studies I didn't have much time to play games. Only after finishing my studies and moving to Oud-Beijerland we picked gaming up again because friends of ours had Catan. We played several games each week, regularly even more than one day a week. My intro to the rest of the boardgaming world was in 2005. I got introduced to an existing group and met Ticket to Ride. I loved it! I kept coming back and probably lost every game I played of dozens of other boardgames for the next year. But I was hooked.

I started writing reviews for a Dutch site and demo games for Quined Games. Spiel in Essen is a regular event for me. Only my first year was as a visitor. Every next year I was and am demonstrating their games. It is lots of fun and a lot of friends I made here on the Geek I also met there. I was even lucky enough to have met several friends at my home when we had our own mini-convention. Friends from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany came over for a weekend filled with gaming. The Geek is responsible for some new friends for life.

Thank you again Larry for the honour, I will do my very best.

Poll: Two truths and one lie
I very much dislike camping. I gave it a last try lots of years ago. Robert (my husband) got sick during that holiday and during one night, in the middle of the night, the terrain guards checked in our tent to count if there were not too many people in our tent. I never went camping after that anymore.
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
True
76.9% 93
False
23.1% 28
Voters 121
Sports I like and used to exercise are ballet, judo, hockey, tennis and soccer.
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
True
56.3% 67
False
43.7% 52
Voters 119
One of my dreams was to join the army, specifically the air force and become a F16 pilot.
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
True
60.7% 74
False
39.3% 48
Voters 122
This poll is now closed.   124 answers
Poll created by Narl
Closes: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:00 am


And these questions should look familiar:

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 Leonie?
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?

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Claus
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Congratz Leonie!
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Yooohoooo! Congrats!
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Congrats!
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Jeej, great!! congratulations Leonie!
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Ha! Congrats Leonie!

See, you only had to wait 14 months before you were asked again
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Congratulations Leonie!!!


I am so glad to see you received this honor. It is truly deserved! If I am not mistaken, you are also just the second person to have received the trifecta of GotW on all three domains. RPGG, VGG and now BGG.


Some starter questions for you:

d10-1What is your favorite thing about the geek?
d10-2What is your favorite contribution?
d10-3What is your favorite board game, Video game and RPG?

I'll stop in again later.
Have a great week!


Great choice Larry!
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thumbsup thumbsup Congrats Leonie! thumbsup thumbsup
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Hey

Good choice. Congrats!
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Hooray!
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Gratz!
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Congratulations, Leonie!! Larry, well done! Excellent choice!!
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Congratulations! Enjoy your week!
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Congrats Leonie

Have a great week
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What a nice christmas present, eh?

Congratulations, Leonie!

Enjoy your week in the spotlight - it was about time you got that spot!

If you look back to the time when you joined BGG - what has changed about the way you thought about (board)games?


Some more questions tomorrow... it's late now...
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ldohrebl wrote:
d10-5What would have been your name if your parents didn't name you Larry?

What?

Poor Larry IS gettin' older....
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Congrats Leonie!

It will be nice to know more about you during this week

Now, for starters

333 thousand thumbs given!!! surprise does it hurt?

What game/s did you bring from Essen this year?

Enjoy you week in the sun!
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Congratulations Leonie!!!


Have a great week!

I have a few questions:

Does this mean that I have to let you win at Carcassonne and Ascension now? (Not that you aren't kicking my butt anyway.)

What was the last new game that you have learned to play? What did you think of it?

Since I'm also a microbadge connoisseur, I have to ask - You have a microbadge collection of over 300. Which is your favorite?
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Congratulations Leonie!
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Congrats! I am surprised you haven't been GotW before.

I always notice the "Spock" image in your ubergeekbadge so I must ask, what is your favorite (if you have one) Star Trek: The Original Series episode?

Also, do you have a favorite Star Trek series and if so, why?

Congrats again, I hope you enjoy your week!
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NARL!!!

Merry Christmas and a happy geekness!

I hope this won't change your life too much.

Again I need to thank you for your involvement with the overtext treasure hunts! (next one will now be March - as in Feb the Geek will still be finishing the RPG hunt)

Questions!

trash Why are people from the Netherlands so nice?

trash If you had to play a game of Life (or another roll and move) with 3 people, alive, dead, real, fictional who would they be and why???

trash If we could all be in an RPG right now what would the setting be?

trash Dr K said 'When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning' does that mean to you
a) maximise every move
b) live in the moment and concentrate
c) have a good time

trash what is your favourite forum or place on the Geek?

trash if you could become a vulcan would you?

trash which Star Trek captain would you want to serve under?

trash do you agree with George Takei that Trekkies and StarWarriors need to band together and that the real enemy is Twilight?
(http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/6144032/George-Tak...)

trash what board game would you recommend everyone own or play?

trash what RPG would you recommend everyone own or play?

trash what VideoG would you recommend everyone own or play?

Enjoy the week - peace and live long and prosper!
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Alright! Congrats Leonie!
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Oh and great choice Larry!!!!
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