I played a lot of games growing up- Dark Tower, Masterpiece, Gambler, Poker, Barbarian Prince, D&D, AD&D Electronic Game were among my favorites.
With MTG release, I got heavily involved. I slipped away from it a few years later when my friends playing it got separated over time and distance.
I returned to gaming about a decade later, in 2006. Gaming had entered a Renaissance. Finding groups to play was easier, thanks to the internet. I discovered Euros and also the fun of miniature painting and game customization. Gaming has become the hobby I've always wanted.
I enjoy customizing my games. I've done this with many games, including Heroscape, Claustrophobia, Cyclades, all kinds of D&D, Doom, Drakon, Cuba, Space Hulk, Talisman, Goldbrau, Last Night on Earth, Touch of Evil, Blood Bowl, The Battle for Macragge, Warhammer Quest, Ur and a lot more.
My Top Ten
list are my favorite games I am playing currently.
My Hot Ten
are either games I haven't played that I want to try ASAP, or games I really want to play again soon to evaluate.
I played 590 games in 2007
I played 629 in 2008
I played 508 in 2009
I only played 259 in 2010?!? (working sucks)
I played 450 in 2011
I played 502 in 2012.
I played ??? in 2013
I played 329 in 2014
Next up on painting/customizing block:
More Warhammer Quest (2nd set)
Mansions of Madness
City of Thieves (Current status-primed)
Riddle of the Ring
Invasion Outer Space
Remaining Last Night on Earth minis
"Car Trunk Games"
Settlers box also has Gold Digger, Loot, Slide 5 and Pocket Imperium. Robber Knights has it, High Society, Sticheln, Seiben Seigel, Parade, Coloretto and Province. These are my games from the "Island of Misfits" (they no longer have their boxes)
Here are a couple microbadges I designed