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Subject: The top renowned designers in the bgg top-260 ranking rss

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Michael Debije
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To call Sid Sackson a 'one hit wonder' is a bit of a disservice, I would say.

I am not surprised at all to the the Eon boys, some of the most original designs ever.
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sthrjo wrote:
...more than one game ranked in the top-260,...

There is nothing obvious to me about selecting that cut off point.

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What do the values mean?
 
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I'm just curious how you view these weightings. For example, you list:

Uwe Rosenberg at 178190
Alan R. Moon at 31213
Bruno Faidutti at 955

Playing with math one might surmise:

Uwe Rosenberg is (178190/31213=) 5.7 times more successful/better/more important than Alan R. Moon.

or

Uwe Rosenberg is (178190/955=) 186.6 times more successful/better/more important than Bruno Faidutti.


I'm inserting words into your mouth, so please excuse me. It's just that I find the wild range in scoring notable, and am wondering what to make of it.
 
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This and your "Cult of the New" analysis thread are terrific. Thanks for sharing your work.

I'm wondering if these threads would be better served in the 'General Gaming' forum? They are certainly more interesting and enlightening than many similar type of threads that pop up there weekly. Or maybe the admins could move them there?

Thanks in any case.
 
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Without the actual formula, it's a bit difficult to follow through the objective, could you please post that ?
 
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sthrjo wrote:
Uwe Rosenberg is SQRT(152888/30870) = 2.2 times more renowned than Alan R. Moon.


Thanks for providing your definition of what the product of your calculations are.

I respectfully disagree that renown can be quantitatively determined. In this example, Alan R. Moon is also renown for hosting the annual Gathering of Friends. For us older game players, we may recall him from his development days at Avalon Hill. And while he isn't super active on BGG, his geeklist about his days at Avalon Hill earned him a lot of attention. These non-ratings related activities, and just his tenure in our hobby, surely enhance his renown.

You have obviously given a lot of careful thought about your methodology, and it creates a custom list of designers in the pecking order that makes sense to you. This is your right. No offense intended, I don't understand how to use your list. But I need not! Have fun!

 
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sthrjo wrote:

Bruno Faidutti is a well-known name in the business, but rank-wise he is surprisingly anonymous.


That's the one thing I have in common with Donald Trump - I'm vaguely famous although no one knows for what achievements, because I'm more interested in becoming famous than in achieving anything.
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Just played mission red planet this weekend.

Really fun and I finished last, imagine if I had done it better. Those cards tricked me at the end.

Great game.

A question, what's the main difference from this new citadels to the others? Just the art?

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sthrjo wrote:

Bruno Faidutti is a well-known name in the business, but rank-wise he is surprisingly anonymous.


That's the one thing I have in common with Donald Trump - I'm vaguely famous though no one knows for what achievements.
 
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That's the one thing I have in common with Donald Trump - I'm vaguely famous though no one knows for what achievements.


CITADEEEEEEEELLLLLLS !!!

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How soon until Rob Daviau makes it onto the list? Pandemic Legacy is #1, and I imagine SeaFall will quickly rise through the ranks. He's got three games in the top 260, but I guess he is hurt by being listed as co-author on all of them, and for the relative recency of Pandemic Legacy's release.

Still, it seems odd that the designer of the #1 game isn't on the list.
 
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sthrjo wrote:
ze_stom wrote:
How soon until Rob Daviau makes it onto the list? Pandemic Legacy is #1, and I imagine SeaFall will quickly rise through the ranks. He's got three games in the top 260, but I guess he is hurt by being listed as co-author on all of them, and for the relative recency of Pandemic Legacy's release.

Still, it seems odd that the designer of the #1 game isn't on the list.

Thank you for the suggestion. Now he is! I have changed how I rated the designers of reimplementations. Previously, only Matt Leacock got the points for Pandemic Legacy and Albert Lamorisse for Risk Legacy. After you pointed out the oddity, I included the codesigner of the reimplementation, and intend to do so all over. Much better IMHO.


thumbsup 5th seems a bit more appropriate for the designer of an SdJ nominee. Thanks for making the update!
 
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Given the age adjustment, I'm curious what ratings the designers of Crokinole and Go would have, if we knew who they were.
 
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