I am one of the owners of a FLGS, so I actually live
I started gaming in the late 80s, playing various RPG: Runequest
, Warhammer FRP
. After a while I've been drawn inside the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battle, and started collecting various miniatures (as a relatively not wealthy teen ager, I didn't own any full army: just many different minis...).
After the end of high school, the next step was Blood Bowl
, for which I had a true frenzy: I organized countless leagues and championships!
The world of "true" boardgames was still very far away, until I discovered a handful of (now) classics from Avalon Hill: Britannia
, The Republic of Rome
The last ten years I almost completely turned to german boardgames (The Settlers of Catan
made me discover a whole world...) and CCGs (Legend of the Five Rings
, Magic the Gathering
and World of Warcraft
have been my favorites).
Now that I am father of two daughters, everything has changed... and I play more than ever!! Since I cannot go out as often as I did before their birth, I invite various friends to my place for gaming nights...
By the way, these are my beautiful daughters, Amelia & Caterina:
They luckily are very different from their father, who has this ugly appearance:A note about my ratings
Like many others, I don't particularly love BGG's own scale for rating games, and I thought many times about a possible rating system of mine. Then I stumbled on a scale made by user ravenskana, and I immediately decided to adopt it (with just a minor tweaking), because it is both very fitting with my personal tastes and compatible (or at least not too dissimilar) with the "official" system.
Here it is:.10!
: My personal favorites._9_
: Great games that I would love to play more._8_
: Great games I'll almost always play._7_
: I'll request this. It is good even if not among the best._6_
: Happy to play, although unlikely to request._5_
: I'd rather play something else, but I'm in if everybody else really wants to play._4_
: I'll play this if the only alternative is something like working._3_
: I really don't want to play this._2_
: Forget me - and you shouldn't play this either._1_
: Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.