: Thank you, Santa! I decribed receiving the gifts here
. Thank you for Birds on a Wire, Masters Gallery and Cornucopia!
Inspired by this geeklist
, I've decided to expand my profile and make it better.
I've been gaming ever since I can remember. It started off with video games; my parents owned a campground and we had a small arcade downstairs. I was maybe six when I got my first Game Boy
. When relatives visited, I played Monopoly
and the like, but I do remember owning Heroquest
(classmates melted the figs on the heater when I took it to a school games day
) and playing Shogun
with my cousins. My first role-playing game was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
. I went with my cousins to her much older, teenage friends, spent an hour and a half making a character, was killed almost immediately by the DM, then spent another age making a character, at which point they ended the game. I was hooked anyway.
I'm a bit of a board game omnivore; I'll play anything (though Risk isn't my favourite, possibly from overplay). I do like short and sweet games, and bow to the cult of the new. For RPGs, I'm usually the DM, and have been shifting from strategy-type games to more abstract ones like Mouse Guard
is still fun!). For video games, I do have strong preference: strategy, RPGs and sports are my favourites. My all-time favourite is the Wii editions of Power Pros
, which combines the latter two genres. I just wish they'd make a new edition!
I'm haven't been using the Top 10/Hot 10 recently, but I'll try to keep my Top 10 as my favourites and Hot 10 as my recently acquired.
I'm a library technician working as a technical technician (I'm the geek!) in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Currently, I'm without a group, but I am doing a bit of Warmachine now and then. I spent 3 years in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and to prove geekcred, I played in a D&D
group for all three years!
My avatar is a pushpin Goomba from a bit of art I helped out with during my last term at the University of the Fraser Valley. I figure I put in at least 500 of the 17K+ pushpins. You can see the flickr set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranadok/sets/72157608990502708/
. I actually did a lot of the sky and white block, but the goomba makes a better avatar. My überbadge is a trimmed quote from George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones (first edition)
that I like. The full text is in the overtext now, and besides, I do play gray!
What I look like:
I also have made one microbadge for the Gryphon Games Bookshelf series! As of this writing, there are nine owners. Seems like people are enjoying the series like I am!Currently acquiring:
• More of the Gryphon Games Bookshelf series.
• 3M Bookcase Games! I've got three so far.
• Working on building the Game of Thones 'Feast of Crows' nine player fan expansion. Need to get on that.Last five played:BGG Code:
BGG Lb26 M4 T6 A+ P- X E++ W-- D BGS? DTJ GL++L C-! G-- Si R++lt K++ab$ B I+-> Z- V+ Q- F172