Gaming Goals for 2015
Jeff Thompson
United States
Homewood
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
It's time for some gaming resolutions.

This list represents a few of the things I'd like to accomplish relative to games. As most likely others here I spend more time on BGG reading about games than actually playing or interacting with games.

So... here are my goals. I'd love to hear comments with helpful hints or advice. Why not... I'm not going to pay for it! (Unless it's really good, then some GG might be in order.)

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: BGG: The Board Game [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
Jeff Thompson
United States
Homewood
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Log 100 plays on BGG.

My criteria for each play is that it be an actual board game played on a tabletop, no VASSAL, online, etc. Set it up, play, tear it down.

I imagine most of my games will be solo. And only truly solo-able games count. There must be solo rules in the box or a darn good variant on BGG for me to count it. I suppose a coop played solo would also count.

Some of the list includes:
Magic Realm
Space Empires 4x
Mage Knight
Robinson Crusoe
Nations
Imperial Settlers
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2203]
Jeff Thompson
United States
Homewood
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Design a new game.

A few years ago I came up with a mechanism for a game and applied it in theory to a game I made up. Over the last couple of months I brought it back and started fiddling with it. I will complete the design and start play testing in 2015.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: God's Playground [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:1387]
Jeff Thompson
United States
Homewood
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Create a "bot" for a game.

I play a lot of solo games and appreciate the variants created here on BGG so that a single player can play these alone in an interesting way. I'm not going to make it a hard and fast rule that I have to choose a game that doesn't have a bot already, but I'm going to strive for a unique experience for a game I enjoy. I have no idea which game or how to do it.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Intelligent Design vs. Evolution [Average Rating:1.37 Overall Rank:15316]
Jeff Thompson
United States
Homewood
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Automate a game.

The goal here is something similar to Keldon's AI for Race for the Galaxy. I have created the AI for 7 Wonders, just never automated it. Perhaps this will be something I do with my own design from above. This is just something I want to do because at work I no longer write code and miss it.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Writer's Block [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
Jeff Thompson
United States
Homewood
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Add some content to BGG.

This is a modest goal of creating 5 articles for BGG, either session reports or reviews. The key here is quality over quantity.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.