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Gordon Stewart
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Bowie
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+++MY WBC PHOTOS (scattered about BGG):
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/tag/WBC08
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/tag/WBC11
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/tag/WBC12

Just discovered Friendless' extended stats site:
(http://friendless.servegame.org/dynamic/index.html).
AMAZING when you enter YOUR collection.

Although I like ANY well-designed game (and am always looking for new mechanics, themes, strategies, etc.) I have certain preferences. These are by no means inclusive or exclusive (often opposites: variety is the spice…)
Mostly play two-player games these days; would love to host a monthly
game club at my house (if able to convince wife.)

LIKES: Abstracts with tacked on themes (Knizia-games) AND well-integrated rich theme games (WOTRing); innovative, elegant, mechanics (Tigris and Urban Sprawl); Tile laying (Carcassonne Castle or Taluva);
Play-balanced scenarios (Memoir or Clash); Good luck/length ratio: i.e. shorter games can have more luck (Alhambra or Lost Cities); Beautiful artwork/components (Age of Empires III or Faded Glory) OR easy to apply DIY creativity to improve (Puerto Rico or DBA/HOTT); Beautiful
mapboard (Pillars of the Earth) or historical terrain map (Alesia); Humor creation (Pompeii or Long Shot), Teaches something (Conquest of Paradise or Twilight Struggle); Cards/dice/chit pulls; Figuring the odds and taking calculated risks (Manila or Thebes); Bluffing/out-guessing (Mr. Jack); Race games (Roborally or Miss. Queen);
Classics (Backgammon or Poker)

DISLIKES: Memory games; Apriori-knowledge greatly disadvantages newcomer; Dexterity games (no longer able to play); blind bidding as major element; small, hard-to-read text, fiddly rules.

Some of these are obvious universalisms, some not.

++++++ ALSO:
Aiming for the "best of the best" of a wide variety of mechanics and themes. Gave up on trying to keep my game collection under 100 "real" boardgames. I do graphic design for inventing games (published!) and paint minis (Battlecry, Clash, DBA, RoboRally). Enjoy everything from lightning, lite F2F games to drawn out, brain-burning, web-based games. Started into Vassal software via Panzerblitz, though its confused docs made it hard to install on my MAC. Architectural training makes me strive to “think out of the box”. Started my 2 kids on Awful Green Things long ago.

Like deep, historical, hex games but also used to play several Euros
once a month at the Annapolis game club, now I play a wide variety of games weekly with my brother or local friend. The BoardGameGeek website has added at least one helpful tweak to every game I enjoy.
Like to post and tag photos and draw up player aids.
See my tag "bling" for photos of games that I have "pimped out"
with fancy components.

Gaming opens a whole world of learning! Started in 70's w/Panzerblitz, Risk; now into Carcassonne Castle, Clash/Honor/Hold The Line, PRico, Antietam, T & E, LotRings Conf, Roborally, Battlelore, Thebes, Long Shot, War of the Rings, DBA, and PBEM (Twilight Struggle and Panzergruppe Guderian). Triadcon (now COG=Congress Of Gamers), WBC, Euroquest are great local conventions!

And I just had to have one of these (12/06/2010):


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User Details for capt yid
Registration Date: 2003-05-01
Last Profile Update: 2015-06-15
Last Login: 2015-06-30
Country: flag United States
State: 20715
Town/City: Bowie
Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze32rjx/gordonmeadstewartswebpage/
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Collection Summary for capt yid
Board Game
Owned   304
Previously Owned   34
For Trade   12
Want In Trade   110
Want To Buy   59
Want To Play   238
Preordered   4
Wishlist   183
Commented   167
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   3
All   719
Board Game Expansion
Owned   42
Previously Owned   3
For Trade   3
Want In Trade   9
Want To Buy   12
Want To Play   27
Preordered   0
Wishlist   7
Commented   10
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   74
Board Game Accessory
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Want To Buy   0
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Fandom
Board Game 15
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Board Game Artist 6
Board Game Publisher 1
Board Game Expansion 1
Board Game Implementation 1
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Rating 9
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Board Game Ratings 256
Average Rating 6.89
10 25   (9.8%)
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4 13   (5.1%)
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2 5   (2.0%)
1 3   (1.2%)
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Top 10
#1: Twilight Struggle
#2: Carcassonne: The Castle
#3: Commands & Colors: Ancients
#4: Clash for a Continent: Battles of the American Revolution and French & Indian War
#5: Memoir '44
#6: Finca
#7: Village
#8: Vegas Showdown
#9: Alhambra
#10: RoboRally
Hot 10
#1: Hold the Line
#2: Urban Sprawl
#3: De Bellis Antiquitatis
#4: My Happy Farm
#5: Gettysburg 150
#6: Village Inn
#7: The Battle of Five Armies
#8: Biblios
#9: Splendor
#10: DragonFlame
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