I'm a married homeowner, living with my wife and three cats. I work as an editor.
I've loved games all my life, but I probably play them a lot less than the typical board-game geek. I've gone through phases of wargaming, strategy gaming, computer gaming, and social gaming. But I end up spending a lot of time playing games solitaire. When I say I love games, what I mean (mostly) is that I love exploring game designs--learning interesting games and discovering how they work (and what works and what doesn't while playing them).
I've moved My Pet Gaming Theory
to my BGG blog Solitary Soundings
. It's the first post there.
And I've started a VGG blog
, for anyone interested in that kind of game. I play games on electronic devices quite often, but almost always turn-based games.My avatar:
A bit of American Civil War clip art I picked up. It was titled "Antietam," and I'm guessing it's from a cartoon caricature of General McClellan as "The Young Napoleon." He's poring over a big book, and there's another barely discernible figure (a disembodied spirit of somebody?) looming over him from behind the bookcase. I'm kind of a bookish fellow and would likely make an even poorer general than Little Mac. And I like reading about the Civil War and playing games about it.My badge:
I play games solitaire more than any other way.
I do think about games a lot, and I end up writing about them online. If I post a lot to the BGG forums, it's just because I like writing and getting discussions going.My Top 10 and Hot 10
are really just a bunch of games I like, not necessarily in order. (I don't update either list all that often.)Below is a personality-profile chart
that shows my Enneagram type (1w9), Keirseyan/Myers-Briggs type, and Gardner multiple-intelligences pattern. (You can click on the chart to get to where I got it and get one of your own. It's free, but they invade your privacy a bit, as salespeople tend to do.)