A note to anyone looking at my For Trade list:
I actually use this list as a way to track games I would like to sell at local conventions. There are very few games I am actually interested in trading for at the moment. I am also not willing to sell any game in my collection that is not flagged as For Trade. Please don't bother asking me. Thank you.
My name is Phil. I am 30. I live in Maine. I am married. I am a father.
I got in everyone's hostile little face. Yes, these are wooden cubes from boardgaming. Yes, I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened.
"The goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important - not the winning." - Reiner Knizia
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C. S. Lewis
"Rule #76: No excuses. Play like a champion." - Wedding CrashersThings I have learned about myself as a gamer:
I enjoy the game, not the win.
I would rather play a sub par game with people I like than play my favorite games with people I dislike.
I subscribe to the Cult of the Old.
I play fast. I see no point in agonizing over minor decisions but at the same time I have no problem with taking time on complicated turns. I enjoy playing games with players of similar dispositions.
I learn best by playing and seeing the game first hand rather than reading rules.
The heavier the better. (ex: Go
, Advanced Squad Leader
, Napoleon's Triumph
My favorite designers include Stefan Feld
, Wolfgang Kramer
, and Reiner Knizia
I dislike games with very little substance. (ex: Dungeon Lords
, Arkham Horror
, Shadows over Camelot
I do not like race games: (Exception: K2
I dislike most Martin Wallace
games. I acknowledge that he is a great designer but after awhile all of his games start to feel the same for me. (Exception: Steam
I dislike most Ameritrash. (Exception: Space Hulk (third edition)
Any game I rate a 9 or higher I must own.Gaming Glossary:
Mechanisms = A system or structure of moving parts that performs some function. For example: An auction is a mechanism in a game.
Mechanic = A person who repairs and maintains machinery.
Area Majority = A mechanism where players seek to obtain a majority in a resource.
Area Control = A mechanism where players seek to outright control a resource.
Muggle = A non-gamer.
Muggles = A group of non-gamers.
Grok = Understanding
Grognard = An Old Soldier
Proc = A procedure triggered under particular circumstances. (Origin
Timmy / Johnny / Spike = Power Gamer / Creative Gamer / Tournament Gamer (Origin
The Breakfast Club Argument = People arguing over game categories. (ex: Twilight Struggle
is a wargame argument)
I used to produce a podcast dedicated to Android: Netrunner
called The Netrunomicon
with some buddies of mine. Wolf of the Week #145 Currently Reading: A Storm of Swords
by George R. R. MartinThe Second Book of Go
by Richard BozulichGame(s) I Am Most Interested In: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures GameWargames I am Interested In: RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940Hammer of the ScotsJulius CaesarFor the PeopleEurope EngulfedEmpire of the SunSekigahara: The Unification of JapanWashington's WarHere I StandD-Day at Omaha BeachFAB: SicilyThe Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe EditionWhere Eagles DareThe Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and NijmegenBreakout: NormandyEastFront IIWilderness War
Flying colorsGame Ratings:
I rate games according to this
Outstanding game. One of my all-time personal favorites._9_:
Excellent game. Always a pleasure to play. Shines under most circumstances._8_:
Very good game. Rarely disappoints me. High on my request/recommend list._7_:
Good game. Usually willing to play. I might even request or recommend it._6_:
OK game. Some fun or challenge at least. Enjoyable in the right circumstances._5_:
Average game. I'm indifferent, but may be willing to play._4_:
Below average game. I avoid playing and would need to be persuaded._3_:
Poor game. Will strongly resist playing._2_:
Very poor game. I refuse to play this._1_:
Dead game. Seriously negative entertainment value. Black Hole of Fun.Created the following microbadgesRecently Played:Top 10 Games:Hot 10 Games: