Why I never want to be Geek of the Week
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Here are my top 10 reasons. This list is in response to user Majiken's recent GeekList...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/30063

...and deserves to be taken just as seriously as his.



Please feel free to add your own reasons if you, too, have no desire to be Geek of the Week.

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1. Board Game: Fame Game [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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FAME

Who wants the nuisance of being surrounded by hordes of admiring geeks whenever you set foot in any forum thread or GeekList?
 
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2. Board Game: Rags To Riches [Average Rating:5.17 Unranked]
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WEALTH

I am afraid that the millions of Geek Gold that would come poring in from the endorsements alone would corrupt me. I'm sure I would just blow it all on a frivolous lifestyle of huge games with endless expansions (Tide Of Iron, Descent, BattleLore...). As long as my Geek Gold balance is staying out of the negative, I am quite content.
 
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3. Board Game: Mailbox: A Treasure Hunt Party Game [Average Rating:2.50 Unranked]
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FAN MAIL

I don't have time to respond to the hundreds of letters that would inevitably come poring in. I barely have time to create this GeekList. Like I don't get enough junk in my inbox already!
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4. Board Game: Driveway Deals [Average Rating:3.60 Unranked]
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CHAUFFEURS

I enjoy driving - I don't want to have to be driven everywhere in limos.
 
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5. Board Game: Paparazzi [Average Rating:5.34 Overall Rank:12799]
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LOSS OF PRIVACY, also, LOSS OF UNDERGARMENTS

I don't want to have a dozen photographers for Knucklebones and Games Magazine snapping pictures of my crotch every time I step out of the aforementioned limos. I'm simply not willing to give up my personal privacy. Or my boxer briefs.
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6. Board Game: Bratz Passion for Fashion [Average Rating:4.75 Unranked]
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DRESSING FASHIONABLY

Why should I be compelled to be dressed to the nines every time I step out the door just so that when the admiring journalists ask me who I'm wearing, I can reply (in an I'm-so-much-better-then-you lisp), "This is a Knizia." or "Yeah, that's a Cathala."
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7. Board Game: The Mad Magazine Game [Average Rating:4.88 Overall Rank:15276]
 
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TABLOIDS

I don't want sensationalist "news", such as (false) rumours that my wife must be pregnant, appearing in The Dice Tower or faidutti.com.
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8. Board Game: Image [Average Rating:4.82 Overall Rank:14975]
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PUBLIC APPEARANCES

I can't afford to take away from valuable gaming time to make an appearance every time a new FLGS opens.
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9. Board Game: Seriously Silly [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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HAVING TO TAKE MYSELF SERIOUSLY

There's nothing worse than having to be important. I just wouldn't be myself without my self-defecating humour.
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10. Board Game: Grunge Golem [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
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Two words:

KURT COBAINE
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