Actual Name (in case it's not there due to a current ww game)
I've always played boardgames, even as a little kid. My parents loved boardgames and always had a large collection. On top of having lots of boardgames, my Dad was a big Chess player and I became quite good at chess growing up and won multiple trophies. My personal favorite growing up though was Risk and I created numerous variants to make it more interesting, difficult, and different.
I didn't find Eurogames until 2003 in my senior year of high school. I ran into eurogames online (but not bgg) and researched a number of games and set out for a well reputed Friendly Local Game Store in Portland, Rainy Day Games. I bought two of the games off that list of 10 or so games, Attika and Carcassonne; but that wasn't all I bought that day. I bought one game on impulse, just upon seeing the box and reading the back. Twilight Imperium III was sitting in a prominent spot in the store and it intrigued me. It is currently my favorite game. I still have all three of those games I bought that day and they all still see play. Needless to say, I was already a gamer, and these games just sunk the hook deeper in me. The rest is history.
I eventually ended up finding bgg and later the Werewolf Forum. I spent countless hours playing and modding games there, to the point that I was ranked #2 for Most Played Games and #2 for Most Modded Games. I was also the 2nd Wolf of the Week. You can see that here
. I currently have played 244 games and modded 24. I no longer participate nearly as much there as I once did as my life has become much busier.
I met my beautiful wife Natalia down in Florida in October 2007 randomly at a bus stop and we were married 11/1/2009 after being together for 2 years. We share many interests and I am proud to say that I married a gamer. I introduced her to the niche side of gaming and we have grown our collection since then. She is my primary gaming partner and we have hopes of establishing a gaming group this fall when we head to college. She is Lioness here on BGG.
I also have more than a few ideas in regards to boardgame designing and I am pursuing those ideas in the intent of creating some genuine boardgames.
There's so much more to say, so if you have questions, please ask!
I'm also on bsw from time to time.
At any rate, feel free to say hi!
Top 10 - My Favorite 10 Games
Hot 10 - The 10 games I most want to play from my collection at the moment that aren't Top 10.