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Austin Andersen
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I don't like to be overly protective of my games, but at the same time I believe that they warrant some level of protection as I have invested quite a bit in them. I'm not sure how everyone feels about their games, but when you have little kids, these thoughts of protecting your games do enter your mind.

As is, I value some of my games more than others. It's true. Some are harder to replace and thus have a hightened status within my collection. Others I may value more, just because I really enjoy the game.

Out of my collection, I have games that my kids are allowed to play freely with their guests without asking for permission and then I have my private reserve games where potential gamer guests must first pass a screening process where I get to observe how they treat my non-reserve games prior to gaining access to the reserve games. I don't believe I should have to lecture anyone other than my kids on how people should treat other people's things. So rather than bring such things up, I give them access to my general library of games (non-reserves).

If they are going to mess something up, I'd rather have it happen to games I'm less invested in.

Some things I screen for:
Are they rough with components?
Do they neatly put things away prior to pulling something else out?
General hygiene: do they have it?
Do they have enough of an attention span to play something more than a gateway game?
Are they always checking their cell phone?
Can they handle conflict within a game without letting it affect how they behave after the game ends or will they hold a grudge?

So...

Do you screen people before you allow them access to your games? What are some things you look for?
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Most who play my games are family members so it's just a matter of whether or not my nieces and nephews are old/mature enough to respect and understand a given game. So far things have gone smoothly.
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I always ask them four questions.

Who has the best BBQ?
What is your favorite 18xx game?
If you could DM any D&D module, what would it be?
Can you name all seven of the Goonies?

Everything else I can ascertain completely by their answers.
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Prepare yourself for the perfect example of the excluded middle.

This argument will quickly devolve into one side saying that you should hermetically seal your games. and the other side telling you to put pizza directly on your components.

Just take reasonable precautions. If you notice someone being rough with the components, just ask politely that they please not bend the cards or whatever. If they don't listen, don't invite them back.
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MWChapel wrote:

Can you name all seven of the Goonies?
Happy Bashful Sneezy Dopey Doc Grouchy and Harpo.

Pete (nailed it)
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plezercruz wrote:
MWChapel wrote:

Can you name all seven of the Goonies?
Happy Bashful Sneezy Dopey Doc Grouchy and Harpo.

Pete (nailed it)


Well, you don't want Sneezy around games, so you're disqualified

Mental note : next time we're eating pizza at the game table, take a picture and post it - just to freak some guys out devil
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With pretty much anything, I'm trusting the first time around. Mess something up and refuse to replace it means not borrowing anything from me again. ANYTHING.
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Jerry Martin
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Bob's BBQ in Loveland?
Hmmm Either Terra Mystica or Imperial Assault (I have never played an 18xx game.)
Labyrinth of Madness (with correct errata, ps I have done it)
Mouth, Chunk, Josh Brolin, Samwise, The inventor kid and a couple girls.
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I very seldom have random people showing up to play games. Despite the fact I advertise "Board Games Played Here" On my door, no one knocks.
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Syvanis wrote:
Mouth, Chunk, Josh Brolin, Samwise, The inventor kid and a couple girls.


You started off so well with the first two. It's good to see work your way through the others.
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Syvanis wrote:
...BBQ in Loveland?


Ahh, so close.

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I'm generally busy screening people on whether they'll game.
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I play with friends and friends of friends so the screening process is pretty much a done deal.

I do screen for RPG players just to make sure everyone can get along first before having someone actually join the party.

AS to treatment of my games, I'll give it a go and see how they treat them. Accidents happen even with people who are normally careful. It's important to recognize a true accident and a lack of respect for your property. The call can often be hard to make. I recently had an incident that I initially chalked up to an accident but realized the next day when I saw the mess all over my kitchen that the accident was in fact a disregard for my home and belongings. I'm hoping it's an isolated incident and he just had a bad night, it does happen.
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monkeyhandz wrote:
I'm generally busy screening people on whether they'll game.


And not axe murder me if invited into my home.
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darthain wrote:
monkeyhandz wrote:
I'm generally busy screening people on whether they'll game.


And not axe murder me if invited into my home.


Okay as long as they are polite enough to not murder me at the gaming table. I don't want to risk bloodstains on the components.
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Re: Do you screen "supposed" people?
Especially FROM: 'East Iowa'! shake
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darthain wrote:
monkeyhandz wrote:
I'm generally busy screening people on whether they'll game.


And not axe murder me if invited into my home.


If I'm getting axe murdered in my home, it better within the game, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Claustrophobia, or Rune Age.
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Funny you should ask this. I was playing a borrowed, but "loved", version of Catan on a camping trip with some non-gamers and they were being pretty rough on the cards. The copy was beat and the cards were bent, but I thought to myself, if I had a copy, I wouldn't play it with them. Then, we went to put the game away, and they had all misplaced the plastic baggies the components went in. That sealed it for me. They loved the game is the good news, and I will play it again with them as soon as THEY buy a copy.

I mostly only play with other gamers who are also very conscientious, but if I know someone won't take care of my things, I won't play with them.
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plezercruz wrote:
MWChapel wrote:

Can you name all seven of the Goonies?
Happy Bashful Sneezy Dopey Doc Grouchy and Harpo.

Pete (nailed it)


Poor stealthy cry
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I normally screen for people I want to play with. All else happens naturally.
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MWChapel wrote:
I always ask them four questions.

Who has the best BBQ? Famous Daves
What is your favorite 18xx game? 1830
If you could DM any D&D module, what would it be? Shrine of the Kuo-Toa
Can you name all seven of the Goonies? Damn it, I'm out I guess

Everything else I can ascertain completely by their answers.


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MWChapel wrote:
I always ask them four questions.

Who has the best BBQ?
What is your favorite 18xx game?
If you could DM any D&D module, what would it be?
Can you name all seven of the Goonies?

Everything else I can ascertain completely by their answers.


1. Americans, I expect.
2. 1812: The Invasion of Canada
3. Kingmaker Adventure Path
4. Chunk, Mouth, Data, Athos, Stills, Paul Roma & Palmer

I assume I passed with flying colours?
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Strangers don't come to play boardgames or RPGs at my place. Family members and friends do. I guess that fits a vetting process. There are some family/friends with whom I will not play certain games due due to clumsiness or thoughtlessness. If a friend or family member wants to bring their friend, they have already been appraised of my OCD tendencies toward the handling of my games.
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I'm super protective about my things, not only board games (but especially them of course), so it's always a gamble when I play my games with people I don't know. If they are not respectful of my stuff then I'll just make sure not to play with them anymore.

It's utterly shocking to see how many adults have no respect at all for other people's things.
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I dont screen. I even borrow my games (even my beloved Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan) as most gamers I know here dont. I screen my kids by putting most valuable games out of reach on top of the shelves where there's place for Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan, Bonaparte at Marengo,War Stories: Red Storm and Napoleon's Triumph
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