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CARL SKUTSCH
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I'm curious how people's fondness for theme breaks down by gaming sub-group. To clarify the data I'm only allowing one choice. That distorts things, of course. I realize that many of us like/love many kinds of games, however, allowing multiple choices leads to a muddier picture than I wanted to achieve. There are downsides to every polling choice.

Also, there's no bacon in this poll. Sorry. If I get 500 responses I'll post a bacon poll.

EDIT: Copy and paste + not enough proofreading = Oops.

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How would you characterize the kind of gamer you are AND your desire for a pleasing theme (flavor) in the games that you play/purchase?
I am, primarily, a Euro gamer, and I do not care about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a Euro gamer, and I care a little bit about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a Euro gamer, and I care moderately about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a Euro gamer, and I care a great deal about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an Ameritrasher, and I do not care about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an Ameritrasher, and I care a little bit about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an Ameritrasher, a Euro gamer, and I care moderately about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an Ameritrasher, and I care a great deal about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a wargamer, and I do not care about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a wargamer, and I care a little bit about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a wargamer, a Euro gamer, and I care moderately about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a wargamer, and I care a great deal about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a light/casual gamer, and I do not care about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a light/casual gamer, and I care a little bit about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a light/casual gamer, a Euro gamer, and I care moderately about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a light/casual gamer, and I care a great deal about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a coop gamer, and I do not care about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a coop gamer, and I care a little bit about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a coop gamer, a Euro gamer, and I care moderately about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, a coop gamer, and I care a great deal about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an 18xx gamer, and I do not care about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an 18xx gamer, and I care a little bit about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an 18xx gamer, a Euro gamer, and I care moderately about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an 18xx gamer, and I care a great deal about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an abstract gamer, and I do not care about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an abstract gamer, and I care a little bit about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an abstract gamer, a Euro gamer, and I care moderately about having a pleasing theme.
I am, primarily, an abstract gamer, and I care a great deal about having a pleasing theme.
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I am, primarily, a bacon eater...

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Ehh, none of the above.
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It's like you took all the same misconceptions you have and just tried to nail them to some sort of general made up categories of people.
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Primarily an Ameritrasher with a smattering of Wargames here!
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No bacon, no deal
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WetRock wrote:
It's like you took all the same misconceptions you have and just tried to nail them to some sort of general made up categories of people.


The bigger problem is the question of identity. Is one a FOO player because one plays FOO, or is one a "FOO player" because one adheres to or claims the values commonly ascribed to the label "FOO"?

As a recent and more pointed for-instance, I was recently asked to either join the Heavy Cardboard guild or to cease posting to it. Now I have no agreement with or interest in the Heavy Cardboard guild, its precepts or its purposes and have no wish to represent that I do -- and as such joining the guild would be ludicrous. However I am interested in a few games which are sometimes discussed within Heavy Cardboard and have posted to those threads[1]. So, which is more significant?

[1] To be fair, the threads I post tend to get many more replies than other threads, but it is not clear if I'm casual or correlative there.
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Why is it if I care moderately about having a pleasing theme I am always characterized as also being a Eurogamer... by that logic shouldn't anyone who cares a great deal about it be an Ameritrash gamer?
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What is a pleasing war theme?
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So, I can't be a wargamer and an Ameritrasher, who appreciates some Euros?

How come only Eurogamers can be gamers of other genres?
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I'm not sure what "pleasing" means, in this context.
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Re: A more detailed theme poll, no bac
So we can definitvely say that if you moderately care about theme, you're some sort of hybrid Eurogamer?
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I would love a list of very thematic Eurogames; always trying to scope out more of those. Splotter and Sierra Madre do pretty well in that space. What other gems are out there?
 
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My view of theme changes based on the type of game I am playing and I played a wide range of games.
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You didnt remove Eurogamer from some of the options. You need to make another new poll!
 
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clearclaw wrote:
Ehh, none of the above.

I can't put a "Clearclaw" choice into every poll. It'd be favoritism.
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It has little to do with me and more to do with the idea of hewing to any nominated game family or such external description seeming rather silly. I and a great many people just play games. Finis.
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Bah, messed up my own poll.

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What should skutsch have done?
Proofread his poll
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skutsch wrote:
Bah, messed up my own poll.

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What should skutsch have done?
Proofread his poll
Bacon
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Finally!

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clearclaw wrote:
I and a great many people just play games. Finis.


But surely you have preferences for what you play?

I nearly added "for fun", but then remembered who I was talking to.
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Doesn't a wargame automatically (by definititon?) have theme?


 
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But is this poll a wargame?
 
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bortmonkey wrote:
But surely you have preferences for what you play?


Whatever I find interesting.
 
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darthhugo wrote:
But is this poll a wargame?

As it turned out, I think so. But a very confused and bad one. In need of way more development time. (Actually, that's true for a good chunk of the wargames out there.)
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clearclaw wrote:
bortmonkey wrote:
But surely you have preferences for what you play?


Whatever I find interesting.

What games have you been playing lately?
 
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