User Profile for Quarashi
Philip von Doomula
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"I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
I got in everyone's hostile little face. Yes, these are wooden cubes from boardgaming. Yes, I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened.
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 Crashers

Things I have learned about myself as a gamer:
1 I enjoy the game, not the win.
1 I would rather play a sub par game with people I like than play my favorite games with people I dislike.
1 I subscribe to the Cult of the Old.
1 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.
1 I learn best by playing and seeing the game first hand rather than reading rules.
1 The heavier the better. (ex: Go, Advanced Squad Leader, 18xx, Napoleon's Triumph)
1 My favorite designers include Stefan Feld, Wolfgang Kramer, and Reiner Knizia.
1 I dislike games with very little substance. (ex: Dungeon Lords, Arkham Horror, Shadows over Camelot)
1 I do not like race games: (Exception: K2)
1 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)
1 I dislike most Ameritrash. (Exception: Space Hulk (third edition))
1 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.


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Currently Reading:
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
The Second Book of Go by Richard Bozulich

Game(s) I Am Most Interested In:
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

Wargames I am Interested In:
RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940
Hammer of the Scots
Julius Caesar
For the People
Europe Engulfed
Empire of the Sun
Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
Washington's War
Here I Stand
D-Day at Omaha Beach
FAB: Sicily
The Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe Edition
Where Eagles Dare
The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen
Breakout: Normandy
EastFront II
Wilderness War
Flying colors

Game Ratings:
I rate games according to this scale:
.10!: 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.

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User Details for Quarashi
Registration Date: 2007-01-11
Last Profile Update: 2014-10-29
Last Login: 2015-07-04
Country: flag United States
State: ME
Town/City: Gray
Website: http://www.cottagefestgames.com/
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to Quarashi
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Collection Summary for Quarashi
Board Game
Owned   370
Previously Owned   65
For Trade   55
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   203
Preordered   6
Wishlist   75
Commented   447
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   972
Board Game Expansion
Owned   184
Previously Owned   17
For Trade   8
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   67
Preordered   1
Wishlist   39
Commented   86
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   314
Board Game Accessory
Owned   0
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For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
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Wishlist   0
Commented   1
Has Parts   0
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All   1
Board Game 13
Board Game Designer 1
Board Game Artist 1
Board Game Expansion 1
Board Game Implementation 4
For Sale 0
Rating 9
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Top 10
#1: Android: Netrunner
#2: Go
#3: Tichu
#4: Goa
#5: Crokinole
Hot 10
#1: EastFront II
#2: Europe Engulfed
#3: The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43
#4: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
#5: Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations
#6: Rommel in the Desert
#7: Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland – 8-12 December 1939
#8: RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940
#9: Fields of Fire
#10: Empire of the Sun
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