User Profile for shikosaki
Jordan " ; " Czop
British Columbia
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Hello my name is Jordan Czop and welcome to my humble corner of BGG.

I joined BGG in late August of 2011. I likely joined BGG because there was a contest that I wanted to take part in; to do this I required an account. What began as a casual visit transformed into a long-term-stay when I realized what a great community is here on BGG.

Now, on to some things about me:

I have a degree in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria (UVic). Which is located in my hometown of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. I feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful city. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Victoria. It is located on an island slightly to the south-west of Vancouver. Victoria is known as the "Garden City" although if you looked at my front lawn you might wonder if the title is deserved.

I graduated from UVic in late 2009 and began work as a Family Development Worker immediately after graduation. I have since changed workplaces but I continue in a similar role as a Family Support Worker. What is a Family Support Worker? Well, I fill many roles in my position but most often I am supporting families involved with Child Protective services. I enjoy what I do despite the inherent challenges in this line of work.

My board gaming journey started young; I grew up playing the typical riff-raff of Parker-Brothers: Monopoly and The Game of Life, among others. Looking back I remember disliking these games a lot as it always seemed to end with someone crying or the board getting flipped. Fast-forward a few years and I began playing games with a friends family after dinners. We played Rook extensively in addition to simple games like BANG! and Circus Flohcati. My favorite game was one we played with Rook cards that we dubbed "The Bidding Game". I am told it is akin to the game Wizard.

It was from this friend that I was introduced to the game that really drew me in to board games. That game was Catan. I had never played anything like it. Here was a game that: didn't end in screaming, was engaging, and was a lot of fun. I played the stink out of Settlers. Then, for whatever reason, I forgot about Settlers and moved on.

For a while there was a lapse in time where I didn't really play anything. Around that time I bought a PS2 as well as a computer so my interests shifted to video games. For many years I almost forgot about board games save for the game Star Fleet Battles that I was introduced to by a teacher at school. We would play as a small group of teens during our 40 min lunch break. If you know anything about SFB it is that the game can take a fair amount of time...well maybe not that long but when you only have 40 min to setup and play a drawn out battle it can seem like one battle was quite long. This did server to make the games feel more epic and the defeats/victories all that much more flagrant. I enjoyed playing SFB but, for one reason or another, the group disbanded and the game was all but forgotten.

Fast forward a few years and after graduating and spending a little time in Japan and Thailand I got married and had two children. I began collecting a few games that were out at the time such as: Puerto Rico, Thurn and Taxis, Citadels and my own copy of Settlers. I enjoyed (and still enjoy) these games but played them nominally with friends.

In late 2011, around the time that I registered on BGG, I was introduced to Dominion and shortly after that was given Innovation for my birthday. The combination of these two games significantly amplified my desire to play games on a more regular basis. Another factor influencing this new-found interest was that I had recently quit playing video games for various reasons.

In December of 2011 I discovered that a local gaming convention was held each year in my hometown called GottaCon. This introduced me to a good number of games and gamers in the local area. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend this convention in 2013 but plan to make it out each year as it is a full-out blast!

Currently, I love gaming and have slowly collected a number of games that I enjoy and play regularly with a few gamer friends.

My currently most-love games are: Android: Netrunner, Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game, Lords of Waterdeep, The Princes of Florence, Glory to Rome (Version I.V.), and Summoner Wars to name a few. This is somewhat of a fluctuating list but these are the games I am always be willing to play.

I think that is all I want to say for now and I want to thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Jordan Czop

PS. I love chatting with other gamers via Geekmail so send me a GM if you feel so inspired

PSS. I am a huge Sci-Fi fan!


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User Details for shikosaki
Registration Date: 2011-08-24
Last Profile Update: 2013-04-18
Last Login: 2015-03-25
Country: flag Canada
State: British Columbia
Town/City: Victoria
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