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Jon Bowker
United States
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
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Santa 2015
I recieved your message regarding something showing up soon. I'm not going to lie though, your silence was starting to become concerning but I had faith you'd show up eventually. Shipping details say 19lbs. That sounds like a heavy box, it does have me a little excited.

I'm sorry if my list wasn't very extensive this year, but I did manage to avoid buying anything the past couple months. I didn't want to end up buying everything on you first.

Ack, gift wrapping!!!! I don't know what to do. I feel that I'll be too weak and open them before Christmas . . . wait, I know I won't be able to wait that long. If I'm going to open them before Christmas anyway, what's the difference it I did it now or in a week or two. I could play them tomorrow, maybe even tonight, and if I didn't, I would be wasting your gift. And also, my wife will know what not to buy. Yes, that's it, I'll open them for my wife's benefit, and for BGG users to enjoy reading about your generosity. It will be a purely selfless act.

Thank you Santa for sending me two great games. Unfortunately my willpower was not as strong as you thought. It was actually an evening of gaming that delayed my thanking you properly for your generosity. Merry Christmas to you and Mrs. Clause. I hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday.
Thank You!

(Personal info typed up for my 2013 Secret Santa)
I've been playing strategy games for about 6 years after being introduced to Puerto Rico, Power Grid and El Grande by a coworker. I had only ever played Magic the Gathering and I think Zombies! and 1 game of Settlers before that. I hit the hobby running buying Ticket to Ride as my first game and quickly added Stone Age, Vikings, and a few others to my collection. We initially played in a tightly knit group with 2-3 other guys but they were gradually taken by wives and other hobbies so I branched out to play at the local stores and still play with the people I've met over 4 years later.

Among the 3-4 area stores, there is a gaming night every Monday through Thursday but I only get a chance to play on Tuesdays and the occasional Monday. We usually have anywhere from 7 to 15 people but break into groups as the majority of us prefer a smaller euro game. I usually invite people over every few weekends, but we're going through a minor house remodel and haven't been able to do that in a while. Having the multiple stores and large group of players, I have a good opportunity to play almost anything I would want, even if I didn't buy it myself.

I don't actively maintain a MtG collection anymore, but have replaced that vice by playing Netrunner since it was reincarnated at GenCon2012. I even volunteered to run the league at my main FLGS. I had played the original but was too young to appreciate how good it was.

That's my gaming in a nutshell. But when I'm not gaming, I like to play sand volleyball.
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Registration Date: 2008-11-12
Last Profile Update: 2015-12-01
Last Login: 2016-02-13
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