I was probably doomed to be a geek at an early age. You know those little matching games kids have? The one I had as a kid was a Lord of the Rings matching game. I played board games like Survive and Dungeon rather than Chutes and Ladders, and got into D&D way ahead of my time - I was learning to read because I wanted to read the D&D rules!
I quickly moved on to other RPGs, and into the world of Games Workshop miniatures games, and the occasional odd board game like Talisman and Dungeon Quest.
In my freshman year at college, I met Lisa - at a game of Space Marine. We both wanted to play Eldar, so we teamed up, and I fell madly in love with her at the first laser volley. She was the one who just had to try this new "Magic" game that had come out, dragging us into a mad CCG addiction which we got a lot of enjoyment out of.
Then, a few years later at a Con, she suggested we join people for a game of Settlers of Catan. We were so psyched that when we discovered the local game stores didn't have it yet we made an improvised copy to play until it appeared. The madness had truly started. Towards Christmas, Lisa was looking for other games like it and discovered (online) this whole world of games we hadn't known existed.
I'm an eclectic gaming nut. I love action/adventure themes, but I really prefer elegant, fast moving mechanics. I like a dose of randomness in games. I don't mind multi-player solitaire, and I LOVE cooperative games - I'm a bit picky that cooperative really means everyone cooperating. Two teams is not a cooperative game!
Most of my gaming is just Lisa and I, but we make regular visits to the local game groups and like to have friends over to game.
My recently played:
Random games from my collection: