User Profile for fellonmyhead
Anthony Simons
United Kingdom
Royal Wootton Bassett
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Positives: Not too particular about what I play, always willing to play something new, accommodate other players' needs, willing to teach games, always ready to talk about games, purchase almost every game I play, purchase a hell of a lot of games I don't play, mildly obnoxious, collector, enjoy in-game banter, can make a serious game fun, believe games are there to be played more than looked at, British, male.

Negatives: Getting more particular about what I play, hate interruptions while teaching rules (my presentation needs to be as structured as the rulebook), pedantic about everything, swear too much, drink too little, slow trader, mildly obnoxious, abusive to familiar players (as Mike will tell you), a little bit OCD about his games (aren't we all), dread the threat of spillage of food or drink, feel the urge for violence if other gamers are a little careless or heavy-handed with his "babies", British, male.

Me: Forty-something lifelong gamer (boardgames were with me from the age of four) who rediscovered boardgames late in the last millennium. Went through all the major hobbies as a teenager (RPG's, Minis, Board Wargames, other boardgames), then my career got in the way. A change of profession allowed me that bit more time to rediscover my old hobby. I now attend two sessions every week (on average), and I have been regularly attending particular conventions.

Tastes: I used to like playing games in general, but the quality of recent titles in this "golden age" of boardgames has made me rather particular about what I pick and choose to play. I would not describe myself as tied to any genre or theme, but I am ever more drawn to games involving planning and/or transportation (such as Age of Steam, The Princes of Florence, Power Grid or Puerto Rico). Area influence games are still appealing, but less so (El Grande, Web of Power or San Marco), and despite the appeal of Shadows over Camelot cooperative games are usually out (unless they are only semi-cooperative and ultimately competitive).

Playing times: This depends entirely on the company; in a club or convention atmosphere I used to feel the need to play as many different titles as possible, but am happy with a good, long involved game these days. While anything below three hours is fine by me, I tend to prefer a three-hour game because those kind of games generally have the right level of development from start to finish rather than being too detailed or a mere snapshot. Anything above that usually drags for me, though there are significant exceptions (1825 Unit 2 and Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) for example) and more recently I've been returning to some rather old-school titles (Axis & Allies; Fortress America for example).

Favourites: This may differ from my BGG ratings; especially as I have recently adjusted most of my ratings downwards to reflect the fact I am playing a lot of games less than I used to. Currently I have Steam as my favourite mid-length game, Piece o' Cake as my favourite light filler, Warrior Knights as my favourite long game, Shadows over Camelot as my favourite cooperative game and Santiago as my favourite short game.

All of the above is subject to change.
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User Details for fellonmyhead
Registration Date: 2002-06-21
Last Profile Update: 2012-07-01
Last Login: 2016-04-29
Country: flag United Kingdom
State: Wiltshire
Town/City: Royal Wootton Bassett
Website: http://fellonmyhead.blogspot.com/
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Collection Summary for fellonmyhead
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