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I have a very good trade rating, and will ALWAYS respond to offers or GeekMails regarding trades. Even if I decline to make the trade, I will reply to let you know that. If I don't reply, it's either because I am (a) away from BGG, or (b) so absent-minded that I've forgotten you proposed the trade. Either way, try again.
My "Top Ten" is just that, my top ten favorite games. It's a collection of my top-rated games, according to BGG.
My "Hot Ten" represents the games that I have played the most since tracking my games here at BGG. Yes, Age of Steam
is currently at the top of both lists. I love that.
I have my own rating system that sort of works with the existing ratings. Here's my criteria: 10
Family? They can wait. Let's play. 9
I can take time off work if you want to play this game. 8
Tomorrow? The day after? You tell me! 7
Let me know the next time we can get together and I'll bring it. 6
Yeah, I'll play that. You know, since it's here, and no one picked anything I brought. 5
Oh. Uh ... sure. I'll play. 4
Well, only because Jim really
wants to play it. 3
Really? There's nothing else here to play? *sigh* 2
No. Just no. I'm going home instead.
I went to BGG.con for the first time in 2009, and had a great time. I loved meeting so many of the people I know from BGG, and I look forward to attending next year. I would highly recommend it to anyone who can afford to go to do so. It's definitely worth it!
--is something I've awarded to threads that amuse me in some particular way. It takes more than just a giggle, though; it has to pass into some weird and silly point of absurdity that couldn't be created or duplicated. It's totally subjective, but I always know when it's time to award one. I now have a microbadge that I "award" to thread creators (I send you the GG to buy it), so if you've won one of these in the past, please contact me and let me know.-END BGG MODE-
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I'm just getting started using VGG, mostly because I just rediscovered my Steam account and some of the games I've bought. Most of them are older games that I've reacquired, or more recent games with good reputations that I'm finally playing, or (most likely) games that sound interesting and are inexpensive or on sale. I'm primarily a PC gamer, but I also own a Wii. It just doesn't get as much time being used.
I'm a atypical videogamer. I don't like the challenge level in a game to be too high, and I can't stand games that require you to do the same thing over and over again until you get the timing just right
. If games get to that point, I either look up how to do something, or enter God mode. If neither is an option, I usually quit the game. My blood pressure just can't handle that kind of "challenge."
Despite that, I love the old school Mario games, and I used to 0wn Super Mario Bros. 3
by finishing all
levels in all
worlds without using any warp whistles. I completed that game at least 25 times over the years, and I think that made me a bit of a completist gamer. Now I'm not happy unless I've managed to unlock all of the achievements in a game.
I don't mark a video game as played until I've completed it. If it's not the sort of game that can be completed, like Temple Run
, then I'll rate it and comment on it, but my stats will show that I've never played it. I may still be in BGG mode when it comes to that recording method, but it seems easier than logging whenever I sit down to play a game. I'm sure this will get revised at some point in the future, as I've revised my BGG method of recording plays at least three times.-END VGG MODE-
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Yes, I really am a librarian.-END OTHER MODE-