User Profile for casualgod
David Debien
United States
Round Rock
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Hello there internet traveller. Since you have come to my page, I will tell you a little bit about myself.

I am a forty something father of two. Long time RPGer come recent board gaming fanatic. I started back in the early 80's with Basic D&D then progressed to my RPG staples of today: Aftermath! and HârnMaster (2nd Edition). In my late teens I discovered Civilization as well as The Republic of Rome, but RPG's remained my primary gaming hobby until sometime around 2009 when my long time RPG group disintegrated. I had already become aware of Catan and that game had enjoyed regular rotation in my house for years. Upon my discovery of Puerto Rico and Caylus the Euro-gaming craze took hold.

Lately, RPG's have made something of a resurgence with D&D 5e. I am playing in one campaign and running another. Use of Dwarven forge tiles has made the experience quite immersive as seen here:

I can be found at Great Hall Games in Austin on Saturday afternoons where I like to find new to me games to try before buying. I can also be convinced to join in or teach a older, familiar game from time to time as well.

I also have a Tuesday night game at my house which usually draws 4 or 5 gamers.

I play games with my wife whenever she is willing. We play a lot of Dominion and The Castles of Burgundy.

I have written 12 reviews on BGG thus far. I typically review games that I find I have something new to say about or I find the reviews to be had for the game are over filled with praise and lacking balance. In all my reviews I prefer to discuss the pros and cons of the reviewed game regardless of whether I am a fan of the game, or not.

LoW - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
Tahiti - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
Sentinels of the Multiverse - A Mixed Review
Acquire - Another Mixed review by Casualgod
The Best Vlaada Game You Have Never Heard Of.
Mage Knight – Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
An attempt at a balanced review by a fan of the game.
Let Them Eat Yellow Cake - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
Have Heptagon, Will Travel - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
The Way To Have Power Is To Take It - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
The Best Wallace Game You Have Never Heard Of - Another Review by Casualgod
A Whole That Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod

As far as preferences, I like elegant, low luck games that play in 1-2 hours. I will try most games once and I find my tastes vary widely between Euros, Ameritrash and light Wargames. I do lean heavily towards Euros in my preferences and my favorite mechanics include Auctions, Engine Building, Route Building, and Technology Trees.

I have found my top 10 favorite games to be in a constant state of flux and it doesn't mean a whole lot from day to day. Instead, my Top 10 Games consists of the 10 most PLAYED games in my collection, since I started faithfully recording plays in late 2011.

My hot 10 is more frequently updated and represents my most played games over the previous 3 months.
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User Details for casualgod
Registration Date: 2010-10-26
Last Profile Update: 2015-08-17
Last Login: 2016-05-02
Country: flag United States
State: Texas
Town/City: Round Rock
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Collection Summary for casualgod
Board Game
Owned   223
Previously Owned   130
For Trade   54
Want In Trade   3
Want To Buy   6
Want To Play   54
Preordered   0
Wishlist   35
Commented   252
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   616
Board Game Expansion
Owned   52
Previously Owned   37
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   28
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   98
Board Game 2
For Sale 0
Sold 13
Rating 20
Board Game Plays 2063 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 4 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (9) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 452
Average Rating 6.91
10 5   (1.1%)
9 71   (15.7%)
8 129   (28.5%)
7 112   (24.8%)
6 63   (13.9%)
5 43   (9.5%)
4 16   (3.5%)
3 10   (2.2%)
2 2   (0.4%)
1 1   (0.2%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 44
Average Rating 7.77
10 0   (0.0%)
9 18   (40.9%)
8 13   (29.5%)
7 6   (13.6%)
6 4   (9.1%)
5 3   (6.8%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
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Top 10
#1: Dominion
#2: Brass
#3: Steel Driver
#4: Puerto Rico
#5: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
#6: Macao
#7: Power Grid
#8: Graenaland
#9: Caylus
#10: Splendor
Hot 10
#1: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
#2: Codenames
#3: Dominion
#4: Red7
#5: Deep Sea Adventure
#6: Orléans
#7: Ponzi Scheme
#8: Splendor
#9: Finca
#10: Patchwork
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