Who wants to be my 100th Geekbuddy? Free Game or Geekgold Prize
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OK, here's the deal.

I have 99 Geekbuddies, and I feel a requirement to complete my friendship century before 2014 draws in.

My requirements are pretty simple: someone who comments intelligently on games and rates according to a proper bell-curve (ie. you don't have tons of 10-rated games and you've actually heard of the ratings below 5).

Please post your credentials in a Geeklist item below. Note that bribery is totally acceptable. Wittiness is a pre-requisite. Youtube links and other such things that might amuse me may sway me in one way or another.

The winner of my centurial affections will be eligible for a one-off friendship bonus of 50GG, possibly rising to 100GG if I feel we are really compatible. Or, if postage is at an acceptable level, I will send you a small game - perhaps even a little pack of games - from my collection.

So come on, who wants to be my significant Buddy?

EDIT: I probably need to decide on a sensible time to close this, don't I? Let's say Thursday 21st...


CLOSED!

My 100th Geekbuddy is...

Rob Steward
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1. Board Game: Indigo [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1022]
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Ratings: I have 43 "4" ratings, 11 "3" ratings, and 4 "2" ratings.

Logging plays: I log my plays, to participate in GCL: Phoenix, Most Played, New to You, and Out of the Dust geeklists.

I'm female: That in itself is a semi-rare qualification; how many women geekbuddies do you have? Surely you need another one.


- EDIT: I scrolled through, and only found one. I did notice we had a lot of overlap in our circles.

Uberbadge: Looks like I'd be your first admin geekbuddy. Make #100 unique!

Microbadges: I designed a microbadge you're wearing.

Symmetry: I could add you as a geekbuddy, helping you to get to nice, neat one hundreds for both numbers.

Birthday: It's my birthday in a few days. It would be a nice birthday present to win whistle

Veteran: My 5-year BGG anniversary is next month, I'm about to get my V-badge. You can help me celebrate!

Namesakes: I have a game AND a microbadge named after me indigo, though my username comes from the Indigo Girls, a singer-songwriter duo.
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2. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit Digital Choice [Average Rating:5.16 Overall Rank:14105]
Rob Steward
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Me, pick me!

(Or not... but I do comment games and have a reasonably bell-curved bell curve of ratings.)
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3. Board Game: Earth One [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future. H.G. Wells
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I think I would be a great geek buddy for you.

1) I rate games sometimes.
2) Some games I have played I have commented on.
3) Occasionally intelligent.
4) I gave you on a game I didn't even want in a G4GG after you complained about not getting enough to cover shipping.
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4. Board Game: 10-4 Good Buddy: The CB Game [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Andy Andersen
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You can never have enough Geek Buddies. Well, maybe if you have me that would be more than enough.

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5. Board Game: Gold Digger [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:6704]
Russell
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In for the gold really.
And to share this which has nothing to do with boardgames.




Edit. Hmm... not working.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFQfylQ2Jgg&feature=youtube_...
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6. Board Game: Take Your Pick [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:10081]
Brian Jurney
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The 100th Friend Poem

You know your a popular guy
when 99 friends can say,
that Ben is a terrific guy
in a certain kind of way.
Now he comes out to us to find
a single geeky chap,
and I ask him now if he
will listen to my yap.
He loves to play Dominion,
20 times a day,
but wont say no to another
entertaining Euro play.
Ben I do live far away,
far across the sea,
in a place called Utah
in a city that starts with T.
Although we may not meet face to face,
I think we can be friends,
as we talk together about such things
like new board game trends.
So as you consider who to pick,
in a rather unusual way,
Brian Jurney is my name,
pick me to make my day!
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7. Board Game: Railway Rivals [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:3208]
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You have 591 ratings. I have 593. This is too close to ignore! We can race together for 600. I also have the whole bell curve thing going, in fact it's shifted towards the bottom with a 4.19 average. Probably because I rated a lot of abstracts and pen and paper games no one ever actually plays. Yeah, I could probably get to 600 just by rating a few more abstracts and pen and paper games no one ever actually plays.

Oh, and I made a BaSL image. Glory to the BaSL.

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8. Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:2602]
Diz Hooper
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I live in Japan, and since Japan is further east that the U.K. that also means that I'm from the future. I can tell you what games are popular on Sunday morning when it is still Saturday night there. Get a winning advantage over your local buddies by knowing the future!
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9. Board Game: There's Only One Winner! [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Jim Becker

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All of these people offer you money? Yes. They promise you power too? All that they have and more. But can they give you your father back? No. Sons of bitches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6m7NR6iYjg

I can't either, but at least I'm up front about it.

What uniqueness I bring to the table is a complete lack of geekbuddies. I'd be your hundredth, sure, and I'd accept the leftovers, the no-I'm-tired-and-don't-feel-like-one-more-game even when I know you had plenty of games left for the other 99. I'd treat you unlike any other geekbuddy because I have no others.

Wow. That got creepy fast. All this for the shot at some GG or a free game?

Yeah, that's about right.
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10. Board Game: Why [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:11501]
Max DuBoff
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New Jersey
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Bob! Old buddy, I haven't seen you in years! What've you been up to? Oh, Ben, right, of course, how could I forget? Hmmmm, a contest? Really? Go figure. What? No, of course I'm not just here to try to win some prize. What makes you think that? I genuinely like you! Like that time when...when...in college...we played that game...and you won...yeah. Fun, right? I totally still remember it. You don't remember? A pity. I remember vividly. No, I didn't just make that up! How could you, Ben?

We're obviously still so alike, Ben! We both...have photo manipulation in our avatars. Yeah. Big similarity there. We both love Dominion...hmmmm, we should definitely play online sometime, yeah. In fact, I'm sure we would've already if I had been on BGG longer. I'll also rate more games once I'm on the Geek a little longer, naturally. And the other games! I just adore Balderdash (I'm a real language snob). We both like Agricola. And Small World. And Power Grid. And Clans. Yeah, good times we had playing that one in the old days (i.e. 2002, of course, when it came out, and I definitely did not just look that up). Oh, and we're both HUGE Terry Pratchett fans. Right on. In fact, from where I'm sitting, I can see 14 Discworld books on my shelf. Oh, and we obviously both speak English. They still speak that in the UK, right? Ok, good, just making sure. You never know with those wacky Brits. English was invented in England, you say? Nonsense, weren't we in college together, Bev? Anyway, I'd just be so honored to have an old friend like you as a GeekBuddy. We should really get together sometime; we have so many common interests. You know what, next time I'm across the pond, I'll give you a holler. Really, really great to talk to you, Benny!


Oh, and by the way, I know some hotshot wrote you a poem. I can write a Shakespearean sonnet in perfect iambic pentameter in ten minutes on request if you want it. Just saying.
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11. Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:2602]
Caysi McQuillan
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I would love to be your 100th geek buddy! I only have one friend on BGG...sometimes it gets kinda lonely not having many friends on here. But don't let that fool you. I am VERY active on here. I have posted every single game i own, each with a comment on why i like that particular game (heck, in some cases, i tell the world how much i don't like it), i have been logging all of my game plays since the beginning of October (i know, that was a late start, but I'm working on it now), I have an ever growing list of games i want each with a comment on how much i want that game, I look at game forums and geek lists reguraly commenting on them as i see fit, if i like something i give a thumbs up (i do this a lot), I'm participating in a few exchanges on here for the holidays...i want to say two gift ones and two card ones....three if you count birthday cards, I demo board games each month and write session reports and post them on here regularly, because i am a nice person i read the geek mod stuff and do what i can to help out.

Please consider me as your 100th BGG geek buddy. It would mean everything to me
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12. Board Game: TieBreaker [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:10236]
Jim fulner
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100, eh? Well Most of my ratings are a 7, I rate exclusively using the descriptions BGG of what each means, and don't do fractions.

I often play a game several times befroe I rate becuase I don't want my rating ruined by a bad player, or a huge loss (or win) on my part.

I like Cheese.
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13. Board Game: Dungeon Twister [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:762]
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Hello Ben!!


Great idea, I just added you (and other BGGers from this geeklist) as a geekbuddy. I have always think that the comments are very useful, so I try to befriend people who comment a lot!

At this moment I have around 1327 ratings and I have commented about 1170 games. Many of these are repeats as I buy a lot of games for my friends, but I try to comment every day on a game so I will have commented all of my played games around June 2014. Also, I never delete my comments, instead I update them so I (and you) can see how my gaming tastes evolve (devolve?).

As I´m a little bit lazy (as you can see from my avatar) I will paste here some parts of my profile.

About my gaming preferences:

1. I will play anything twice.
2. I prefer heavy complex games with lots of hard decisions.
3. I love games with hidden depth and a high playtime.
4. I love highly thematic games.
5. If the game is long and heavy, I strongly believe it should have limited, minimal or controlled luck. In general I dislike high luck games but there are exceptions.
6. My favorite number of players is 2 followed by 4. I (almost) never play solo games, if I want to play a solo game I play a videogame.
7. Although I prefer to play heavy games, I also love to play party games and/or light games with my non gamer friends. Those are so fun and they serve my goal to infect as many people as I can with the boardgame virus.

Comments and ratings.

I always log my plays and comment on them. My goal is to comment every game I have ever played. Also I never delete my comments, instead I make continuous updates as my gaming taste changes over time.

I rate every game I have played with few exceptions. If I have not rated a game is because I don’t feel I could give it a fair rating. For example I once played Forbidden Island and it was very late on the night so I fell asleep, thus I have not rated it yet.

I do follow the BGG rating guide and I rate only in 0.5 increments.

If I added you as a geekbuddy:

1 I like to read your comments and ratings when I analyze a game.
2 You live in my city or otherwise I have access to your game collection.
3 I want to subscribe to your posts.

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