User Profile for JesterPoet
Todd Walden
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Hi Santa!

I'm SO SORRY! Your gift arrived a couple of days ago, and I totally forgot to update my profile! It is here, safe and sound, and Corrie has already hidden it from me.

Thank you so much! I'm so excited to open it! I wish she had let me open it, but this is the way it goes every year. I promise you that I'll put it on the list, too. I just haven't had time to do it yet.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and lots of great time with the ones you love!

Thank you again!


I got your message! Thank you for the warning on the shipping!

As you well know, Corrie will not let me open our gift until Christmas. I am not sure whether I will post to the list before Christmas or not, so I just wanted to post this message so that you know I am grateful for your generosity.

I will be sure to update here when the package arrives, and you can rest assured that I will post to the geeklist after we've opened the gift at the very latest.

Thank you!


Dear Santa,

Thank you for participating in Secret Santa 2015! I look forward to this all year! I have been participating in Secret Santa since the very first one.

My wishlist is close to up to date, but not entirely. I just placed an order and I need to pull a few things off. Plus, I generally keep comments on there (more for myself than anything else), but have been very busy with work lately, so that has fallen by the wayside. Soon, though, I'll have it done. Honestly, this is mostly about the giving for me. Don't stress out about my gift. I'm very happy to be receiving anything at all!

I have a wife who is also a gamer, and two boys, 7 and 2 who we are introducing to games. We also have a dog and two cats. We generally game a few times a week, though when we get in the mood, we can often have people over every night! We don't often play games 2 player. Usually we play with a group of people.

I'm a pretty heavy BGG user, so if you want to know more about me, you can Geek-stalk me to learn a lot. I've been here for a LOOOOOOOONG time, so I've built up a lot of content over the years.

I want to thank you in advance for the gift, and hope you have a wonderful Christmas! If you happen to be willing, I'd love to know where you're from, as it is always interesting to me! If that's not something you want to disclose, though, no worries!


I'm a gamer. Not gamer as in "if it isn't a strategy/wargame" I don't play it, but gamer as in "I play everything and anything" from Monopoly to Caylus to RPGs. I spend a lot of time gaming with family and friends, and have very different groups all the time. I have a gamer wife and two sons, seven and two years old, who I hope to mold into gamers someday. My oldest already plays lots of light games with us. As for our regular gaming life... My wife and I are just as likely to be playing a party game as we are a heavy strategy game. We usually game a couple of nights a week with another couple, so we don't get as much use out of the two player games as many couples. If it's just the two of us, I usually badger her about playing Race for the Galaxy, and then we end up playing Dominion. You can't win 'em all. I guess if there's one thing everyone I game with appreciates, it's theme. I play games without themes or with crappy themes, but I get to play games with a good, fun theme a lot more.

In addition, my friend

Mark Huberty (General Trashy Meeples the Ambigamer)
United States
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and I write a gaming blog together. Check it out!

I guess if I'm to be totally honest, I don't have all that much fun playing abstracts. I'm not a chess kind of guy, though, I DO love backgammon, so maybe that's an unfair assessment. Overall, though, I really like to have some theme with my games, and I'm a strong believer that the right amount of randomness (for which a gamer must be flexible) is a really good thing.

I am also a huge RPG fan. We play the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Atomic Robo (which I run) regularly.

I've been a member of BGG for a LONG, LONG time. Actually, back in the day I used to be the forum moderator (long before the forums were as complex or as populated as they are now). That's definitely a job I couldn't do anymore.

I've been participating in the BGG Secret Santa since it began, and it is the thing I most look forward to every year. I've sent packages all over the world, and met some very cool people (and gotten some great games) in the process.

I'm also involved in math trades. I think the concept is great, and it has opened me up to a lot of new games as well.

Last, but not least, I am a copy editor and technical writer. Are you a game designer looking for someone who can go through your rule book with a fine-toothed comb? I'm your guy. I have a great deal of experience (as does my partner) editing game manuals for both grammar and organization. In addition, copy editing game manuals is something I LOVE to do. If you're looking for a very affordable option for copy editing, send me a GeekMail message, and we can probably work something out.

I guess, put simply, I'm a proud member of BGG. This site is where I spend most of my time, and I'd spend even more of it here if I could figure out how.

Interested in what we've been playing at my house? See below:

Curious what games I've been helping to edit lately? See below:

Did you really get this far? Wow.

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User Details for JesterPoet
Registration Date: 2002-06-26
Last Profile Update: 2015-11-22
Last Login: 2016-05-02
Country: flag United States
State: MN
Town/City: Minneapolis
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Collection Summary for JesterPoet
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Owned   406
Previously Owned   56
For Trade   33
Want In Trade   20
Want To Buy   7
Want To Play   1
Preordered   0
Wishlist   62
Commented   81
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   1
All   704
Board Game Expansion
Owned   58
Previously Owned   5
For Trade   3
Want In Trade   5
Want To Buy   3
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   16
Commented   3
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   110
For Sale 0
Rating 2
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