User Profile for dandechino
Daniel Coats
United States
Santee
California
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My name is Dan and I am a geek.

I knew I had a problem when I had a nightmare in which we were playing Tigris & Euphrates and got stuck in an infinite loop in the final scoring as a mixture of other eurogame scoring rules kept being employed to give different results each time that made no sense. I woke up tense and in a cold sweat. shake

I've always been this odd I suppose but I didn't get there all at once. I cut my teeth playing Monopoly, Risk, semi-randomly pushing Chess pieces around, and collecting Nintendo games (mb,mb, mb) with my brother. Some friends introduced me to Axis & Allies and Battle Cry in my junior high school days. Yet, PC games, mostly real-time strategy games like StarCraft and first person shooters like HλLF-LIFE: Counter-Strike, grabbed my attention until college. One day, I made an impulse trip to a hobby store and came home with Memoir '44. A few Google searches later and I stumbled upon my new addiction: mb . Soon I acquired games like Catan, Carcassonne, and Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation. A new world of gaming opened to me. Nowadays, I am drawn to elegant minimalist Euros (mb) with well integrated themes that maximize meaningful choices, flavor, and player interaction. I believe I am one of those people that must always be learning and as such I'm drawn to games with historical settings; therefore, I am a fan of wargames (mb) too. I'm still exploring the classics but occasionally get side-tracked by some shiny cult-of-the-new distractions.


TV show thumbsup : Doctor Who mb, Star Trek:TNG mb, The Walking Dead mb, The Big Bang Theory mb, Batman: The Animated Series mb, Superman: The Animated Series mb.

Interest thumbsup : Reformed theology, Christianity, peace, liberty, Ron Paul,Tom Woods Radio.

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. -1 Timothy 1:15

"For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth." -Job 19:25

Gaming thumbsup : Medium/heavy-weight Eurogames. Card-driven and/or block wargames. Quick well designed Ameritrash games with interesting choices. Social deduction/traitor games. Auction/bidding/bluffing/simultaneous action selection. Knizia designs. GMT Games.

Gaming thumbsdown : long playing times (ie games that overstay their welcome), roll-and-move, "where's the meat?" syndrome, cult of the new, "gotta buy 'em all" systems.

Quote:
"This is what it must mean to be mortal..." -Kyle attempting to type at work with his remaining uninjured hand.

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"This game needs more pipe smoking, where is the pipe smoking track?" -Richard playing LOTR


A few of my favorite things on the Geek:

Designer of the Year Awards: 1955-2014
A Brief History of Hobby Boardgaming (WIP)
Wargamer's Guide to Wargaming Geeklists
Games Where Some Guy Just Totally Flipped Out
The Untitled Flash-Based Review... Thing: A Compendium

My stuff:
dandechino's "New to Me 2014"
Dan's 10x10 in 2015

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User Details for dandechino
Registration Date: 2006-04-17
Last Profile Update: 2015-01-13
Last Login: 2015-04-17
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State: California
Town/City: Santee
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Collection Summary for dandechino
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For Trade   2
Want In Trade   0
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Top 10
#1: Band of Brothers: Ghost Panzer
#2: Race for the Galaxy
#3: Combat Commander: Europe
#4: The Resistance: Avalon
#5: Carcassonne
#6: Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
#7: Twilight Struggle
#8: Acquire
#9: Chess
#10: Agricola
Hot 10
#1: Imperial
#2: Band of Brothers: Ghost Panzer
#3: Combat Commander: Mediterranean
#4: Tigris & Euphrates
#5: Stone Age
#6: Dream Factory
#7: Dark Moon
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