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Morgan Dontanville
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I've been on the geek a while now and I've just now reached 1,400 games rated with comments. Sheesh, I'll never be able to catch up with Carvin and Vasel.

Anyway, for posterity sake, the 1,400 game was Carla Cat (although I played the 1963 version, Mousie Mousie.)

Hurray for The Geek, I never would have discovered so many great games without it!
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I remember a time, back when you were below 1000, where i was just 20 or so games behind you (although your comments are usually more useful and longer than mine. Now, I am at 1130 and you are never likely to be that close again.

Congrats on the milestone. Thanks for posting comments along with your ratings, it makes them much more useful. I too am thankful for all the great games BGG introduces us to each year.

Man, we need to play a game together again soon. Are you going to PrezCon this year?
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I'll also add that you have some of the most insightful comments on your game ratings, so thanks!
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Morgan,

Thanks for all your effort.

While I haven't heard of, let alone played, many of the games you have written about, I value your comments and critique, especially for the lower rated games.

Indeed, I align with much of what you say (I too just don't get Carcassonne), although I also occasionally disagree with you (I like Medina for example).

Keep up the great work.

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Woo hoo! When I grow up I hope I can be just like you. Thanks for the inspiration, Morgan!
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BeyondMonopoly wrote:

Man, we need to play a game together again soon. Are you going to PrezCon this year?


I'll be there. I may be working the Mayfair booth, or I may be entirely free. Regardless, lets plan for something.
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Geekbuddied! Thanks for the detailed rating comments.
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I've been on the geek a while now and I've just now reached 1,400 games rated with comments. Sheesh, I'll never be able to catch up with Carvin and Vasel.

Anyway, for posterity sake, the 1,400 game was Carla Cat (although I played the 1963 version, Mousie Mousie.)

Hurray for The Geek, I never would have discovered so many great games without it!


Hurray for you sisteray. I guess all the 1400 ratings are well deliberated and well established. F.e. giving Carcassonne a 1 rating, the same as Tic-Tac-Toe and Bingo.

Hurray!
 
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Well done Morgan, you were one of the first people I geekbuddied for your game comments, which I always find incredibly useful and insightful (even if I don't always agree with them).

You don't get 627 people geekbuddying you without doing something right.

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Amazingly done!

You're one of my favourite geekbuddies when it comes to games ratings despite the fact that I more often than not disagree with you, but at least your long (fun? ) comments informs me of what we disagree upon. I also like the fact that you have no problems slaughtering "famous" games and give them the rating they deserve.

In a place filled with sheep you're the goat with an attitude.
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That's right, Morgan. MEDINA! MEDINA! MEDINA! Best game ever!

Stick that in your meeple and place it! =)

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Morgan,

Thanks for all your effort.

While I haven't heard of, let alone played, many of the games you have written about, I value your comments and critique, especially for the lower rated games.

Indeed, I align with much of what you say (I too just don't get Carcassonne), although I also occasionally disagree with you (I like Medina for example).

Keep up the great work.

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Congrats, Morgan!

You are one of the first, if not the first, of the Geek Buddies that I look to. Our tastes tend to be similar enough, but not too similar to be of interest - and this goes for music as well as games.

We do not agree on AoS, Diplomacy, Medina, TtR, T&E and Ra, but we roughly do on most others.

Your detailed notes are legendary and with that quality comes quantity too.

I raise a glass to you until the day that I can buy you one in person.

Hope both you and your chinchilla prosper in 2009!
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wow - good job. I look forward to checking out many of your rating comments.
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Ha, I am less than 1100 behind you Morgan. Now that you are married, I will be catching up any decade now
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Congratulations Morgan. I'm at 1155 and inching really slowing these days. Just not getting to the new stuff.
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Morgan, you're my hero!

Cheers,
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familygaming wrote:
That's right, Morgan. MEDINA! MEDINA! MEDINA! Best game ever!

Stick that in your meeple and place it! =)

Jeremy Avery
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Jeremy!

Where have you been? I miss you!

Morgan
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How fitting that it was with a dexterity game! I suppose the odds were pretty good

And to think I was happy to hit 500 games rated recently.
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P.S. You forgot to rate Jungle Smart, so hop to it and get on your way to 1,500...
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Congrats, Morgan! When I first started regularly visiting the Geek (almost four years ago I think it was), to be brutally honest, I couldn't stand you! You seemed to have negative views on so many of my favourite games. But over the years, I've come to highly value your critiques, and realize, "This guy really knows what he's talking about!". If I see your avatar in comments for any given game, I (without exception) stop to see what you're saying, which I do for only three or four other people at BGG.There are certainly times (increasingly rare, actually) that I still disagree with you on games, but to be brutally honest Part II, if I'm interested in getting a new game, you are the gamer whose opinions I want to hear ahead of anyone else.
Thank you, sir! I remain

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Thommy8 wrote:
P.S. You forgot to rate Jungle Smart, so hop to it and get on your way to 1,500...


Strange, is it not showing up for you? It is still showing a 6 to me.
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Its nice to know that the useful parts of the database are still receiving attention, even though they're not as obviously placed as they used to be.

You were also one of the first whose opinions I checked on new games, when I originally started on BGG. Now? I'm a lot less concerned with new games, unless someone else bothers to introduce it to me. I can't remember the last time I was researching a want list or checking out new games.

But I still strive to keep my own ratings and comments up to date. Just out of curiosity I checked and I'm just shy of 500. I guess I'm a small fry. :)
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Congrats! You did it without having to resort to Unbeliever-style ratings.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/The+Unbeliever?...
 
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sisteray wrote:
Thommy8 wrote:
P.S. You forgot to rate Jungle Smart, so hop to it and get on your way to 1,500...


Strange, is it not showing up for you? It is still showing a 6 to me.


Silly me, it's Crazy Circus in the BGG database. Guess you'll have to find different games to help you on your quest to 1,500...
 
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joebelanger wrote:
Congrats! You did it without having to resort to Unbeliever-style ratings.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/The+Unbeliever?...


Wow, it doesn't seem worth it to play all those different versions just to rate them.
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