User Profile for Amiral
Emmanuel Aquin
Canada
Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Quebec
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I'm from Montreal (Canada), so I'm a French Frog. The few English words I know I learned from watching old Star Trek re-runs when I was a kid. Yep. I even have what some would describe as a "shatnerian" accent. But. It's. Not. My. Fault!

As a teen, I wanted to become a comic-book artist. But instead, I became a novelist, doing some illustrations on the side. Then, I jumped into the publishing business, where I was at times a publisher's assistant, graphic artist, layout artist and finally an editor (I had my own publishing house for a while). Now, I write for TV (I now have my own TV show in Québec!).

When I was a small kid, I was obsessed with games. But I always had a difficult time finding players. As I became a teenager, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st Edition) came out, and I was hooked. I spent about 15 years role-playing (with tens of different systems), usually as a game master. I must say these years were invaluable training for my writing career.

Even though I have a professional career on TV, game designing has always been my secret ambition, and I have just recently decided to act upon it. I've put out some print-and-play games to test the waters (starting with Airborne In Your Pocket: Free Trial Version and D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version) and the reaction was far better than I ever hoped. D-Day Dice came out in July/August 2012, courtesy of Valley Games, and AIYP should come out one day, before I die I hope :-)

As for my gaming tastes, I am interested in many different mechanics and styles, but I have a weakness for well-implemented themes. Euro, Ameritrash, bring 'em on, as long as they are fun to play. I don't consider myself a very good player; I play mostly to explore and enjoy. And to kill things. Or build them.


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PS: On May 31st, 2010, I had the immense pleasure to be nominated RPG Geek of the Week. Now, all that's missing is my being nominated for the regular GOTW!

PPS: I only started to record my game plays around August, 2008.
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User Details for Amiral
Registration Date: 2008-04-07
Last Profile Update: 2014-06-27
Last Login: 2015-09-03
Country: flag Canada
State: Quebec
Town/City: Mont-Saint-Hilaire
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Collection Summary for Amiral
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Owned   725
Previously Owned   15
For Trade   2
Want In Trade   1
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Commented   375
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   790
Board Game Expansion
Owned   323
Previously Owned   2
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   143
Has Parts   0
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All   328
Board Game Accessory
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Average Rating 7.09
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