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 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)
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.