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Subject: Donald X Vaccarino....your first time design wins SDJ ....are you for real? rss

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I've searched and rather than wade through 90 odd pages to find out if anyone has asked this question, has anyone seen him?

Reason I ask is because of the designer credits from http://www.spotlightongames.com/list/sdj.html
came as a bit of a shock.

Next I'll be told Michael Tummelhofer doesn't exist....

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FYI --

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/507310

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Curiouser and curiouser...
 
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Donald is an identical triplet????
 
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I love it! I was fooled until now.
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I hope I'm real. I'd hate to think of Valerie and Dale eating all of my Lindt bars, or having threesomes with my wife.
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Okay I put up a description of myself to help clarify things for people.
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Looks like someone has been spending lots of time pasting up cards..... curious.

http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comment...
 
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donaldx wrote:
Okay I put up a description of myself to help clarify things for people.


Uhh... where? I don't see it in your profile...
 
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It's on his designer page. Very...um...enlightening.
 
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This guy probably feels a little dumb now... http://sedjtroll.blogspot.com/2008/07/recognition.html
 
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But what does the X stand for?!
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Jay and the developers have been very consistent in their insistence that Donald is a real person and not just a sock puppet account on BGG. You would think they would've slipped up by now.

On the other hand, the longer we go without actual evidence of his existence, and the more stories we get like, "he missed his flight to Berlin for the SdJ presentation," the more I'm beginning to think that when a picture of Donald does finally turn up, it'll just be Dale in a funny hat.
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With exeption of last year (where Reiner Knizia supposedly were delayed), the winner is naturally present at the ceremony.

Here is the official photo:
Winner of Spiel des Jahres 2009
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Great Dane wrote:
With exeption of last year (where Reiner Knizia supposedly were delayed), the winner is naturally present at the ceremony.

Here is the official photo:
[url=http://www.spiel-des-jahres.com/cms/front_content.php?client=1〈=1&idcat=12&idart=666&m=&s=#37]Winner of Spiel des Jahres 2009[/url]
But that's Dale Yu and Valerie Putman with Jay Tummelson and Bernd Brunnhofer. So where's Donald?
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Nonsense! I'm certain I've seen a picture of Donald hanging out with Harry Wu ... somewhere ...
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I heard Donald was vacationing for the summer with Richard Bachman, Alan Smithee, and F.W. Dixon.
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I remember the day Valerie and Dale sat me down. "Nobody's going to buy a game with your name attached to it, you're going to have to make one up."

I do wish the royalty checks would have the right name on them. . .
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I have it on good authority that the real author of Dominion was, in fact, Francis Bacon.
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spearjr wrote:
Great Dane wrote:
With exeption of last year (where Reiner Knizia supposedly were delayed), the winner is naturally present at the ceremony.

Here is the official photo:
[url=http://www.spiel-des-jahres.com/cms/front_content.php?client=1〈=1&idcat=12&idart=666&m=&s=#37]Winner of Spiel des Jahres 2009[/url]
But that's Dale Yu and Valerie Putman with Jay Tummelson and Bernd Brunnhofer. So where's Donald?


According to Valerie's column on BGN this week, he missed his flight.
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jeffwolfe wrote:
According to Valerie's column on BGN this week, he missed his flight.


Yup. So did Reiner. But he at least turned up later to pick up his award and have his photo taken:

 
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Great Dane wrote:
jeffwolfe wrote:
According to Valerie's column on BGN this week, he missed his flight.


Yup. So did Reiner. But he at least turned up later to pick up his award and have his photo taken:


However:

1) As I recall, Reiner's flight was delayed, so he just got there late. Missing a flight is much more problematic, especially from the U.S.
2) Reiner is a professional designer. Donald (if he exists) presumably still has a day job.
 
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I met Donald two years ago at Origins and playtested three of his designs. A very nice man who had some interesting designs to show. I'm glad that he was able to win the SdJ for Dominion, as it is innovative in an industry that's proving more and more difficult to be so, as well as fun.
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Zambo wrote:
I met Donald two years ago at Origins and playtested three of his designs. A very nice man who had some interesting designs to show.


Did he look more like Valerie, or Dale?

Or perhaps he looked like this:
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donaldx wrote:
I hope I'm real. I'd hate to think of Valerie and Dale eating all of my Lindt bars, or having threesomes with my wife.


Lindt bars?
Threesomes?

Man - this development gig is the best thing evar!

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