Welcome to my humble profile.
Thanks for your visit, and enjoy your stay here!
A special welcome and goes to all my thriends¹ on the 'Geek!¹a term I coined which means thread-friends, i.e. users you have come to know through threads (or the net in general) and have many things in common with, so you might be inclined to call them "friends" without ever having met them in RL, but would most certainly love to!
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Daniel, but you can call me Sarge Origin of my username:
This was the name I made up for my very first RPG character back in the 90s, a male human Ranger. His full name was Engoduun Agonis.Birthday:
I was born on the very last day of the year nineteen hundred seventy-six.Occupation:
working for a customs broker (import & export) Home:
a small apartment in Bremen Marital status:
I'm walking... or using my bike.Hobbies:
boardgames, special dice, collecting vinyl and CDs, action figures, some (vintage) computer/video games, RPG stuff, boardgames, books and movies, going to concerts & festivals (Heavy Metal, of course), my battle vest or "Kutte" as we call it in Germany (front
friendliness, kindness, balance, tolerance, peaceI love:
being happy, and making others happyFavorite game:
Hard to say, there are too many great items in my collection, I simply cannot put my finger down and say "This is the
one!" - it also depends on my current mood and other factors. Every single item has earned its place.I'm also interested in:
a hearty meal, good wine, german beer, french cheese, whisky, the internet (yeah, I know - Cap'n Obvious), history, languages, obscure knowledge, autumn, fog, long walks, graveyards, nature, philosophy, silence... or take a look at my microbadges way down below.
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Patron since 2009
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── My gaming history...
When I started about on BGG, I wasn't a gaming noob, but regarding boardgames, especially those of the years 2000 and beyond I was mostly unaware, due to several private reasons...
As a kid I had many games over the years (as you can easily see in my Previously Owned list) which were either sold, traded away or destroyed somehow (y'know, sometimes these things happen, especially with children). Of the first games played I remember Pachisi
, Connect Four
In my teens I started playing again, this time mostly roleplaying games, but we also played some boardgames as well, like Talisman
, of which I had the latter two myself. Later on came some dry years without gaming (except for Munchkin
But then - at the beginning of 2009 - I finally managed to get into contact with my gamer friends of the old days again, of the time we had our RPG sessions each weekend! It had been a long time no see for me, and when we finally came together again the old spirit was still there, as if 'twere never gone. All the fond memories welling up again... the rest is history in the making.
Gaming is hot as ever, regular meetings as well, and most of all - I'm having fun! My purse is diminishing with every new discovery I find on BGG, but I'm getting back more than I spend from my friends, and this is what counts!
What got me up and running was the Savage Worlds
This is practically the game that renewed my interest in gaming once again. Although being mainly a roleplaying game (which has extensive rules for miniature battles as well), it was responsible for the first step of mine into the large and wonderful world of boardgaming in the new millenium.
As I said in my introduction, our group started as RPG geeks, playing modified versions of Das Schwarze Auge (DSA) (2nd Edition)
, and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Edition)
, plus some others like Plüsch, Power & Plunder (1st & 2nd Editions)
or Star Wars (WEG Original Edition)
We did this for many years, then sometime around 1997 or so, I lost contact... bad times, yeah. But more than 10 years later, in 2009, fate brought us together again, the rest of my old group having started Savage Worlds already, and so I joined in again, fascinated by the fantastic possibilities that game system offered!
Since all of us have a job or faculty obligations, there are times when only 2 or three of us can share a play, and what could fit better than some cool boardgames?
Michael (Corran Horn
) introduced me to this site in the course of our meetings, and what more can I say? BGG has become my top site on the net, with such lovely people around, and tons of useful and interesting information to find. The geek inside me has finally gotten what he had yearned for all these years! Without this site, my life would be much poorer!
Thank you! I hope to stay here for quite a while!
A special "Thanks!" goes out to my buddy Michael
. You know why!
Wreckers don't call for backup, they call for cleanup!
And not to forget Timo
, and Dieter & Franka
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Other Geeks that I have met in real life so far:(in alphabetical order)
Never trust a smiling Garfield!
3263 RH Oud-Beijerland
If you have some sanity left...
...come and join me in the tavern I buy you a mug of beer.
Peter Van de Voorde
Have a Dikke Knuffel (A Big Hug for you non dutch speaking people :) )
Stepping out on the road is a dangerous business. You have to keep your feet under you, or before you know it you'll be swept off to who knows where!
Raiko & Agnes Forever! Feel the Love and Feel the Warmth. Happiness is 2 hugs plus 3 kisses every hour...:D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
Addicted Estonian gamer with big heart and direct winning attitude. Need any help with something, just ask. Need some GG for something, just ask. Need something to be translated, just ask. Meanwhile, behave! :D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
This is my brand new OverText :-)
Wreckers don't call for backup, they call for cleanup!
Live long and prosper
You proceed from a false assumption. I am a Vulcan. I have no ego to bruise.
A Beast I am, lest a Beast I become
Västra Götalands län
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. (Carl Sagan 1934-1996)
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── My gaming tastes:
First and foremost I love the social aspect of gaming together with some friends. It's all about having a good time with good company and you could call it the Dao of Gaming: the way is important, not the goal.
It does not matter which games we play, as long as we enjoy it. Of course I have my preferences as to what kinds of games I like, and these are mostly adventure, fantasy, science-fiction or horror themed games, but I'm always open for new things and certainly won't deny any game I haven't played yet. With some exceptions - like railroad, political, farming games, some party/drinking games, hardcore wargames, most abstracts or games with a religious background - those are just not my type. But apart from that, I love strategical stuff as well as silly over the top filler games, depending on my mood and gaming buddies.
When playing games, the goal should be to play the game, have fun, and socialize with your friends. A good game night is one during which I laughed a lot, felt excited and - whenever possible - created good stories while gaming. Themed games are, of course, best suited for this outcome, but generally almost all games can evolve a story. If you let them and have a huge imagination.
Winning, scoring, all that stuff is of no importance when it comes to having a good time. We're not talking competition here, but games. People often forget that.
Occasionally, when no one else is around, I also like solo games - either to have fun, try out new strategies, or relax.
Some geeky stuff you might be interested in... ...from the boardgamer side of me. My current posting level at BGG
:My latest plays:Some random items from my collection:My detailed Boardgame ratingsAll my logged plays so far...
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── ...and from my roleplaying side. My current posting level at RPGG
:My latest plays:Some random items from my collection:
My complete RPG collection
can be found right here
.My RPG ratings.My logged RPG plays so far...
Speaking of RPGs, I have joined to RPG Geekdo ranking project
, and if you're interested, have a look as well - that site needs some more attention!
Just click on this microbadge:
Another project I recently joined is the RPGG Heroes
, whose task it is to improve the RPG side of the database, correct mistakes, submit new items, contribute in any way they can, and help users around.
If you like to know more, just click on the microbadge:
Member of the Crabsicum Alliance
Roll a D6Realms of Arkania: Star Trail
- IntroRealms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva
- Hilarious! Awesome! So funny!
The best movie about gamers. Ever!Dead Gentlemen Productions
The Gamers - Trailer
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Some of my Geeklists
• Your most beloved FLGS!
• FTL.Con 2010 - A Gathering of Thriends
• Planet Earth... but not as we know it - Games set in alternate histories and scenarios.
• My Life and Travells Bet'n ye yeares 2009 and 2011: Of Whither I Voyag'd, Where I Stay'd, Whom I Sawe, and What I Learnt. A job-related two-year anniversary on the Geek!
• Essen 2011: First time visit - it was awesome!
• FTL.Con 4.0 - May the 4th be with us!
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Microbadges I've created The good, the bad, and the not-as-ugly-as-you-might-think.
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Awards and special badges I received on BGG, RPGG & VGG
- November, 15th 2009
- December, 6th 2009 (for this) (details)
- December, 25th 2009
- January, 22nd 2010
- January, 23rd, 2010
- February, 9th 2010 (details)
- March, 4th 2010 (details)
- April, 1st 2010
- July, 4th 2010
- July, 4th 2010 (details)
- July, 8th 2010
- July, 15th 2010 (for some special task on the RPGG side)
- July, 15th 2010 (for some special task on the RPGG side)
- August, 1st 2010
- August, 1st 2010
- August, 1st 2010 (details)
- August, 2nd 2010
- August, 15th 2010 (details)
- September, 21st 2010
- October, 29th 2010
- December, 2nd 2010 (details)
- December, 26th 2010 (details)
- December, 30th 2010 (details)
- January, 5th 2011
- January, 13th 2011
- February, 1st 2011
- February, 1st 2011
- July, 31st 2011 (details)
- August, 11th 2011
- October, 27th 2011 (details)
- November, 18th 2011 [geeklist=74725](details)[/geeklist]
- November, 21st 2011 [geeklist=74863](details)[/geeklist]
- January, 06th 2012 (details)
- January, 17th 2012 (details) (ending stats)
- May, 5th 2012
- July, 30th 2012 (details)
- September, 26th 2012
- December, 6th 2012 (details)
- March, 1st 2013 (details)
- April, 30th 2013 (details)
- January, 7th 2014 (details)
- November, 13th 2014
- January, 25th 2015
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Feel the love! Free thumbs & GG to be had for all.
- My second home, and a lovely micro-community on the 'Geek!
Update: since the old thread was locked due to BGG server problems, we continue our quest here:Feel the Love - Second Age - Thread #1
- December, 14th 2011 - March, 14th 2012Feel the Love - Second Age - Thread #2
- March, 14th 2012 - August, 13th 2012Feel the Love - Second Age - Thread #3
- August 13th - January, 19th 2013Feel the Love - Second Age - Thread #4
- August 19th, 2013 - September, 12th 2013Feel the Love - Second Age - Thread #5
- September, 12th 2013 - May, 27th 2014 Feel the Love - Thread #6
- May, 27th 2013 - ...Feel the Love! (English) Tundke armastust! (Estonian) Spüre die Liebe! (German) Sentez l'amour! (French) Känn kärleken! (Swedish) Voel de liefde! (Dutch) Fööhl de leev! (Low German) Tuuva mel! (Quenya) Tunne rakkaus! / Rakkautta ilmassa! (Finnish) Følkjærligheten! / Kjenn kjærleiken! (Norwegian) Érezd a szeretetet! (Hungarian) Teimlo y cariad! (Welsh) Sinta o Amor! (Brazilian Portuguese) Simte Dragostea! (Romanian) Siente el Cariño! (Spanish) Νιώσε την αγάπη! (Greek) Føl kærligheden! (Danish) Почувствуй любовь! (Russian) Osjeti Ljubav! (Croatian) Bhraitheann an ghrά! (Gaelic) Poczuj miłość! (Polish) Chu oi xing ai (Chinese/Pinyin) Відчуй любов! (Ukranian)Lorem amor (Latin)Ge-fēl þā lufe! (Old English)Aдчуй любоў! (Belorussian)Igrdzeni sikvaruli! (Georgian)Izjūti mīlestību! (Latvian/Lettish)להרגיש אהבה (Lehargi'sh ahava') (Hebrew)Simte iubirea! (Moldavian)
Or, as Jim O'Neill
put it: "This thread is so good it needs a Busen Memo as well as a Pyuredeadbrilliant."
Jim, Est. 1949
While there are and have been many great poets, thinkers and writers throughout history, these two stand out as the most influential for my life: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
and Howard Phillips Lovecraft
! Thank you!Fantasy and Tolkien Geek!
.:Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul:.Fierce Lovecraft devotee!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Other great minds...
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne
Lord Dunsany, Robert E. Howard, H.G. Wells
Terry Pratchett, George Lucas, R.A. Salvatore
Gary Gygax, Ulrich Kiesow, Shane Lacy Hensley
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Chewie and Han Solo in "STAR WARS: Episode IV - A New Hope"
Probably my very first exposure to geekdom as a kid. The movies were awesome, the action figures as well. As of today the most often watched movies I know and have seen.
* Oh, did I say the toys were awesome, too? Most certainly, yes!
My AFA U85 graded vintage Chewbacca with the green crossbow.
My AFA 90 graded vintage Luke Skywalker as Jedi, with blue lightsaber and snap cape!
From TOS/TAS to TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT I love the series and the characters. I'm not a huge Trekkie, but the universe is part of me, especially TOS and TNG with which I grew up.
Vintage MEGO 1974 Spock!
Okay, I may be a little late to this, but then - with a series about time travel you can never be "late", right?
Admittedly, for quite a while I had never heard about it at all, and, once on the Geek, only sporadically came across references about the Doctor. Being such a long-running series (or the longest of them all), I thought it hard to step into, so I skipped it. But then I got the opportunity to watch it - and was hooked! I've never seen a better series, honestly. Thrilling, exciting, cheesy, educational, frightening, lovely, charming, and whatnot - it's just brilliant!
So I'd consider myself also a Doctor Who
fan now! I absolutely love it, the old and the new one, and even though I haven't seen ALL episodes yet, one day I'll get there.
10th Doctor Silver Medal
I'm geeky - so I got myself a Sonic Screwdriver to prove it!
Small version (LED torch w/o sound)
And there is also a great fan-made card game on the market, which is absolutely brilliant! Check out the game's forums on how to get your own copy via ArtsCow, you won't regret it. The Twelve Doctors: Doctor Who Card Game
And while we're on it - who doesn't love well done reviews of movies, good ones, crappy ones, and much much more? Yep, that's right, I'm talking about... that guy with the glasses!The Nostalgia Critic?
Yes - the
Nostalgia Critic!"He remembers it so you don't have to."
[sic] Most of the time his reviews are even better than the original movies! I found myself laughing so hard sometimes, it's wacky! Check out his website - you won't regret it. Plus it might save you some time watching a boring movie. Grab some popcorn or a beer instead, and enjoy the shows!That Guy With The Glasses
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Decoder Ring Theatre
I really dig audio books and productions, so when I was shown this, it was a blast! Pulp fiction, in the vein of old film noir or classic gumshoe stories hit the nail right about the spot for any who are into this kind of entertainment!
In case you don't know about them, check out their website, home of 'The Red Panda Adventures'
, 'Black Jack Justice'
and more, and take a look:Decoder Ring Theatre
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I also love old cartoon series!
Those two above are my most beloved!But there are also many other fantastic series I liked and still do
: Batman: TAS, Bravestarr, Captain Future (the german version was, alas, cut, but had the best musical score of all synchronisations!), Cowboy Bebop, Daffy Duck, Danger Mouse, Darkwing Duck, Defenders of the Earth, Disney's Gummi Bears, Ducktales, Dungeons & Dragons, Flash Gordon, Galaxy Rangers, Gargoyles, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Inhumanoids, Inspector Gadget, Iron Man, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Jonny Quest, Looney Tunes, Lupin III, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Once upon a time... (all spin-offs), Pinky & The Brain, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, Sancho & Pancho, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, SilverHawks, Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Spiderman Unlimited, Spiderman, Spiderman: TAS, Star Trek - TAS, Starcom, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Adventures of Tintin, The Animaniacs, The Bugs Bunny Show, The Dream Stone, The Fantastic Four, The Flintstones, The New Yogi Bear Show, The Plastic Man, The Raccoons, The Real Ghostbusters, The Smurfs, The Tick, Thundarr the Barbarian, Ulysses 31, Willy Fog, X-Men, X-Men: Evolution, and many more...
...Like, of course: one that has been around since the 80s, and still is.Transformers
Not just a great cartoon, but also wonderful, geeky toys of cool characters. Hey, everybody loves robots, right? Speaking of which, I found this guy's
reviews on youtube, which you should not miss out.
! So check out: Thew's Awesome Transformers Reviews
Video review #50 - Transformers: Armada - Unicron
What can I say? To quote Thew "He is Awesome Welles!"
Oh, and here's my (small) collection as shown on shmax.com
Lately I've also discovered my love for Tokusatsu (live-action series with a heavy focus on special effects)! And while I'm only beginning to wade through the myriad offerings even Japanese kids might be overwhelmed with, here's the one show that started my interest:Kamen Rider OOO
The Kamen Rider
series has been around for over 40 years now, with almost 30 different Rider shows as of this writing in 2013.OOO (read: O's, or Ozu)
being the 12th from the Heisei era and a good pick to start with the franchise. Once you get over the bug and animal motif and the weirdness (it's Japanese, what do you expect?) it'll grow on you, trust me. The characters are very cool, we have wonderful villains here, the story is fantastic, and the musical theme... just gorgeous!
Of course it's also a trap. Action figures, roleplay toys and accessories galore. Yeah. And since they're from Japan, that means hefty prices, so... I'm kinda lucky that I won't be spending too much money there. Just some.Medagaburyu (メダガブリュー)
- Axe and Gun mode (plus both Cell Medals)
Check out my go-to reviewer on all things Kamen Rider: TJOmega
Or just watch the shows
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