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Chad Lutzke
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I've been "trolling" the boards for the past few weeks and finally registered and thought I'd drop in and introduce myself quickly.

I live in SW Michigan (Battle Creek) with my wife and kids and work at home.

I've always loved board games but only recently started exploring more of the "nontraditional" ones. Just recently I've purchased "Last Night On Earth", "Agricola", "Kingsburg", and "Stone Age". My 40th bday is coming up this Saturday and I'm hoping to get one of a small handful of games I've been seeing around a lot as a gift, including Smallworld, Arkham, Ticket to Ride, Descent, Dominion, Galaxy Trucker, or Dungeon Lords (I'm sure there's plenty more I'd love to dive into as well).

Unfortunately, I don't have a regular game group but would LOVE to have one.. Right now I just play with my 13-year-old son and am currently trying to pull one of my closest friends in to be a slave to the tabletop by coaxing him with Carcassonne; so far it's working. I'm trying to do the same with my wife. I got her addicted to World of Warcraft for several years (both of us are free from that now), so hopefully I can get her involved with this more family-friendly pasttime; so far it's been hard. She doesn't seem that interested at all.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll be seeing much more of me around here. I'd particularly like to meet some people in my area.

~Chad
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Darin Stephenson
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Hi Chad,

Wait, did you just confess to being a troll?

Seriously, though, welcome. I am from Holland, MI -- so not too far from you. There are quite a few people registered here from your area, and quite a few gamers in Grand Rapids and the Holland area, too. Perhaps someday I'll see you at one of the area gaming events.

Again, welcome!
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Welcome aboard! Enjoy the addiction!

Oh, and get yourself Dungeon Lords - it is awesome.

Have some GG and get yourself an avatar...pronto!
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These might help you find local gamers
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/forum/83/boardgamegeek/midwest
http://www.meetup.com/
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Feel free to drop them a geekmail, I`d say ...

BTW, your "trolling" is called "lurking" here. Everybody does this in his first weeks, months, or years of his BGG-existence.





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Welcome Chadder, from one new guy to another. This is a cool place, and this is a great hobby.

Your wife will come around, just keep playing the 'family game night' angle. And uh... let her win sometimes!
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Thanks for the warm welcome, Darin!
 
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Thanks Lance...I'm hoping to get that game some time in the next month or two; and thanks for the gold. I think I need 12 more and I'll be heading for an avatar right after! I'm not even sure how to get gold other than being blessed with a handful from fellow members.
 
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THank you Tesuji. I think I've been to both websites, and I'm sure I'll hit both links again
 
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Thank you, Daniel. This will help out immensely!
 
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David, you're so right about letting them win. Fortunately I've learned to let the wife win several years ago...the secret is to do it so she doesn't realize you let her
 
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d bro wrote:
Welcome Chadder, from one new guy to another. This is a cool place, and this is a great hobby.

Your wife will come around, just keep playing the 'family game night' angle. And uh... let her win sometimes!


welcome Chadder.
He is right. My buddy used the "family game night" angle and a year later his wife is buying her own games!
 
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From one Chad to another, welcome! I love this site, reading articles, reviews, etc... My "want" list rocketed from a few games to over a dozen games when I was researching stuff after Essen just from reading reviews and stuff.

BTW, you mentioned not knowing how to get GG other than through other users. A couple of ways that you can get GG is by submitting reviews and session reports. The session reports net between 1 and 2 GG per. Alos you can get GG by uploading game photos.
 
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A big welcome from Sweden! You will fit in here perfectly, I can tell.
 
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