Here are some
dull as dirtwater
fascinating stories about my youth--Portrait of the Gamer as Young Man
I have even more fascinating stories to tell, but
they're all lies
I don't have enough space to go into them. Suffice to say, I like playing games and when I grow up, I'm going to be a game designer!
I have my own scale of how I rate games:
10-- I will own this game, even if it's OOP & I have to pay much higher than retail. It doesn't matter if none of my friends want to play it. I will make friends solely with the purpose of playing this game. Just playing this is an automatic win, no matter what happens in the game. Every year it goes unplayed is a year wasted.
9-- I will own this game, but I won't search for it if it's OOP. I encourage people to play it, even introducing it to non-gamers. I will schedule game days specifically to play this game.
8-- I will own this game, and hope that it sees the table every so often. I'll bring it over to friends houses in the hopes that they'll play it.
7-- I will own this game, but I likely won't pack it. If people come over to my place & want to play it, great.
6-- I will play this game, but I won't buy it. I'll go over to a friend's house to play it, though.
5-- I will play this game, but only if a friend brings it over. I might pass if no pretty women are involved.
4-- I will play this game, but only if a friend brings it over, brings food & I've finished the laundry & washing the dishes. Pretty women required.
3-- I will play this game only w/ a substantial bribe, gift, or emotional payback.
2-- I will not play this game, period.
1-- I will not play this game and openly ridicule people who choose to do so. I might throw a party in which we ritually destroy this game. The publishers & designers should be ashamed of themselves, and will only be welcome in my house so I can express my anger & disappointment to them.