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David G.
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Many of us have had multiple avatars here on BGG. Since Avatars are the expression of your BGG identity it takes a lot of thought and fine-tuning to get just the right one. Inevitably, a user will change their Avatar to reflect this fine-tuning.

The problem is, most people to me are their Avatar. So, when someone changes their picture, they're a whole new identity, and any continuity has been lost.

This is a Geeklist to show all of your Avatars to reinstate that continuity, and perhaps explain the reason for any change.
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1. Board Game: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots [Average Rating:4.61 Overall Rank:19416]
Board Game: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
David G.
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Moorpark
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My first avatar was a taxidermied one-eyed calf. It didn't really represent anything about me (except maybe that it's an oddball), but I thought it was just kinda interesting. Much later, I happened upon the old Bennet Cerf riddle book, and thought that the Big Red Rock Eater would better represent me. It's the punchline to a hokey riddle, which is a pretty accurate representation to my character.
 
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2. Board Game: Knights in the Sky [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Board Game: Knights in the Sky
Dane Peacock
United States
Stansbury Park
Utah
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My current avatar was made for me by Ynnen and Chaddyboy. I like it.

My old avatar was Harle from Chrono Cross. I changed it because I was sick and tired of being the clown around here.

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3. Board Game: Call of Cthulhu: Collectible Card Game [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:2962]
Board Game: Call of Cthulhu: Collectible Card Game
Chris Long
United States
State College
Pennsylvania
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My original Avatar is an image from Netrunner, which I began using as a buddy icon back when IM was starting to get popular in '99. It had been my buddy icon and avatar on every website up until this past year.

Its from the card "Total Genetic Retrofit", and I always just thought it looked really cool. And the flavor text on the card was clever and funny like so much of the rest of game. I think it said something like, "It used to be that you would just change your fingerprints..."

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But in 2006, I won the Call of Cthulhu CCG World Championship at GenCon. In addition to the prizes (shown to the left), I was allowed to design my own card, which would feature my likeness. As soon as that card came out (in February of this year) I made it my new avatar.

So my current avatar is actuallly an artist rendering of me as a sorceror, dressed in a 1920s period suit.

Nice list topic.
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4. Board Game: Crazy Crocodiles [Average Rating:5.10 Overall Rank:17564]
Board Game: Crazy Crocodiles
Kent Reuber
United States
Mystic
Connecticut
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My current avatar is a panel from Pastis' comic "Pearls Before Swine". http://www.comics.com/comics/pearls/

My previous avatar was "Super Squirrel". It's a bit of a pun on my first name, Kent (for Clark Kent who becomes Superman).
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5. Board Game: Twilight Imperium [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:3392]
Board Game: Twilight Imperium
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I used the "mean yellow eyes" my first years @ BGG:
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I briefly abandoned my account after some nastiness, and then decided to come back with a kindler, gentler image:
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That got old fast, so the geeklist @ http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/11705 inspired my latest avatar:
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6. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:451] [Average Rating:7.11 Unranked]
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Daniel Danzer
Germany
Stuttgart
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My avatar was and is Marcel Duchamp, to me one of the most open minded human beings ever.
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He is the most influential artist of the last century, but never made a living out of it. He called himself a professional "respirateur" (="breather").

Since he quit making art for playing chess professionally for eight years I think he is a good link between my own attitude and boardgaming.

The first avatar was a close-up showing him in front of a self-developed chessboard to hang on the wall and show / explain / explore certain problems or situations.

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The second is a photo by Man Ray showing Duchamps head called "tonsure". The comet as a symbol of a free floating mind in space. Some surrealistic "punk" in the 20`s.

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I changed it because I found the connection to the open-mindedness more important than the connection to chess.

There are more quite intersting photos I think of ... we`ll see.

The photo on the left showing Duchamp with Eva Babitz 1963 playing chess was taken by Julian Wasser. www.julianwasser.com
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7. Board Game: PitchCar Mini [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1272]
Board Game: PitchCar Mini
Mike Adams
United States
Brigham City
Utah
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Mine changes every couple of months. It started out as a Wanted poster for the robber from Catan. The original intention was to change it at times to different game pieces, so I have done that. The current one is a car from PitchCar Mini. I do have some others made up just waiting in the wings until I decide to change it again.

As for my old avatars, the very first thing I did when Aldie implemented the new User Galleries was to upload them all so I could list them in my profile. So, here they are in my profile.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Mike+A
 
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8. Board Game: Land of the Lost Game [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
Board Game: Land of the Lost Game
I've only ever had this avatar. I think if I changed it to something else no one would recognize me.

I used to change my GeekBadge for a while, but lately things seem pretty solid.

I'm really puzzled at why other people have sleestak microbadges. There's more than 20. Maybe they're LotL fans....but I find that frightening.
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9. Board Game: Chicken Cha Cha Cha: Duckling Dancin' [Average Rating:6.66 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.66 Unranked]
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Carlos Araujo
Brazil
Brasília
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My avatar is the same since 2003. I use this same pic in every forum I participate... It's a blurred picture I took from a Beanie Duck I bought in Boston Duck Tours.

See http://www.bostonducktours.com/merchandise_main.html

When I first uploaded this photo as an avatar I tought: "It's a silly image but it's only temporary. I will find a better avatar later..."... But I never found another avatar and even if I do I will probably not change it anymore because of the "new avatar = new person" perception.... It's too late for me: I'm a duck now.
 
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10. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:427]
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Joe Grundy
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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My avatar has had tweaks but has always been essentially this image from the Twonky page from the rulebook, in this border.

I tweaked Twonky when our daughter was born and made a girl-baby Twonky and "it's a girl" badge. Ironically, not much later I discovered Twonky is a girl herself.

Not to worry. She's one of my favourite game characters ever. I'm not insecure having a girly avatar.
 
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11. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:36]
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Ed
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This is my current av:

 

This is my old av:

From gallery of ed95005

And the Fusion Plant avatar now on display was designed for me by Zopper-Alf, but I've never used it (still in shrink). Anyone interested in buying it?
 
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12. Board Game: Destinationz [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Hammock Backpacker
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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My current avatar was created from images I took on a recent holiday trip to New Zealand with my family.

I've used several avatars during my stay here:

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13. Board Game: Last Frontier: The Vesuvius Incident [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:5213]
Board Game: Last Frontier: The Vesuvius Incident
Albert Hernandez
United States
Greenville
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My first avatar was Shade: The Changing man from Vertigo Comics.
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At some point, it occured to me I wasn't relating to that avatar anymore, it just felt to angst ridden. I changed to my current avatar of Don Quijote by Picasso. I've always really liked this sketch and like black & white drawings a lot, though for some reason I dislike black & white photography.
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I have a potential next icon lined up. It's a counter from Last Frontier: The Vesuvius Incident.
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I've been keeping my avatars in my personal gallery for posterity.

Maybe BGG should implement something like eBay. Whenever a person changes their ID, sunglasses are displayed next to the name and you can click on it to see the history.
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14. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1400]
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I took forever figuring out my avatar.

First it was the animated godzilla that got old fast.
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Then it went to the one in honor of my pug, Goma.
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Then for a while I had Koizumi--think I deleted thos images.

Afterwards I almost settled on Toshiro Mifune, namely Kikuchiyo from Seven Samurai.
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Finally I found my current one. It is the House Crest of the Amano Family--my fiancee's family. I had thought that I might go back to Mifune, but I saw someone else has that avater too, so the current one it is!
 
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15. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:358]
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This was the first I had. Most people recognize who it is immediately and don't give it a 2nd thought. However this IS an animated GIF. You just need to wait a few seconds to see it. What you see here is the original delay that came with the image. I changed it to about 90 seconds before uploading as my avatar and it took people by surprise when it did move because they weren't sure if they really just saw what they saw.

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This was a short lived variation during the first Holiday season I had an avatar. It was from some Simpson's website and was the only image I could find of a holiday Bart.

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I switched to this one for a short time following the New Year after Christmas Bart. It's the castle in Disneyland, one of my family's favorite places to be. I quickly discovered that if you change avatars too often, people lose sight of who you are.


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Derk had had his signature avatar since they were introduced and had never changed it. It was instantly recognizable and although animated, was not one of those really annoying repetitive ones. His was hypnotic and very cool looking.

I went looking for something similar and found this one - admitedly a pale comparison, but it has a similar feel to it. I've had it ever since. I had no idea what it was from, but I HAD seen it somewhere before. About a year or so ago, someone sent me an email saying they liked my "Invincibility Token" from the Decent PC game. I have that game and it all came back to me.
 
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