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First of all a very big thank you to all who made last week the grand week it has been for me, especially Larry for passing me the honour. As we are on Christmas' Eve I pass on this honour.

The geek who will have the last week of 2011 is a wonderful geek. He is very active on VGG Geek. He is together with lots of other geeks contributing a lot and started a guild Project R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Czars for others to follow. On RPG Geek he can be found regularly as well. Most of the time in the tavern for a beer, but he is also a prolific contributor of lots of reviews. Occasionally he ventures to the BGG side of the Geek in amongst others the Feel The Love thread / forum. Above all, he seems a great guy to me.

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and shower him with congratulations and questions.

Barad The Dwarf wrote:

Wow another great reward I have been chosen for, thanks a lot Leonie it’s great to follow in your steps as the third Geek Trifeca owner.

Well I’m Barad the Dwarf, aka Jan Tahon. I’m from Belgium, I actually live at the Coast in a town called De Haan. A town where Einstein lived for a little while after leaving Germany. Although I’m mostly active on RPG Geek I’m also active on Boardgamegeek and Videogamegeek, for me there is only one geek since I like all three hobby’s. I actually first got into boardgames before getting into RPG’s.

As a child I did like playing boardgames but I was a bit to enthusiastic so my family weren’t to big fans to join me. I remember really loving Jumbo Jet, but then as my teens approached boardgames went away. When I got into a youth group about astronomy we got into boardgames after the meetings, normally we would go observing but since the bad weather for that around here we spend most of our nights gaming. I got back into gaming with Risk, Settlers and Magic. After playing Settlers I got Carcassonne and it started going. A friend from the group said he just liked to come to see which game we bought this week… We stopped going to the astronomy club and went straight to the boardgaming club in Ostend: De Pionne. There I learned more games, went to more clubs, learned more games, and so on and so on. And in 2007 I joined Boardgamegeek and there was even more to learn. The last two years I also went to Essen and there I got a game explanation from Leonie, although we didn’t knew we were talking against each other on the geek as well…

I do like a bit all kind of games: children, dexterity, eurogames, wargames, ameritrash, although I’m not a big specialist on any of these domains, I just like to play.

Well this is a great Christmas gift, first and foremost let me wish you all a merry Christmas and now hit me with the questions.

Poll: Barad's truths and one lie
1. In my youth I played in a drumband and while doing my first ever tattoo I fainted
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
True
74.5% 70
False
25.5% 24
Voters 94
2. I have been Belgian Champion in Archery on ‘Staande Wip’
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
True
71.9% 69
False
28.1% 27
Voters 96
3. My wife and me went to Paris for our honeymoon and rather hated the city, we don’t want to go back anymore.

  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
True
51.0% 53
False
49.0% 51
Voters 104
This poll is now closed.   105 answers
Poll created by Narl
Closes: Mon Jan 2, 2012 6:00 am


To get you started some questions:

d10-1What is your favourite colour when playing a boardgame?
d10-2Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
d10-3Do you play an instrument? If yes, which one and for how long already?
d10-4Having fun?
d10-5What would have been your name if your parents didn't name you Jan?
d10-6What is your favourite snack?
d10-7 What is your favourite day of the week?
d10-8What is your favourite time of day?
d10-9 What character would you be in a Star Trek setting?
d10-1d10-0 What makes you "tick" (inspires you, why do you get up in the morning)?
d10-1d10-1 What is your life-long dream?

Enjoy your week!

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Congratulations Barad, and Merry Christmas

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Congrats, Barad! thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
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Congratulations Jan. Happy Christmas and have a great week.
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Congrats, Barad!!

Merry Christmas!
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Congrats Barad.

Merry Christmas to all.
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Congratulations Barad!

Since no one else will ask, will you congratulate the RPG and VGG Geeks of the week?

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Barad!

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Congratulations to my favorite dwarf!!

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Can you buy me a tankard of ale?
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Congrats to... ehmmm, wait, where is he? *looks down* Ah! Congrats Barad!
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Congrats Jan !
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Excellent Choice!

Congratulations Barad both on getting BGG GotW and for completing your trifecta. It is well deserved as you are active and continue to make significant contributions on all three domains. Truly an inspiration.

That being said, it is sort of hard to 'look up' to you.


Some questions:

d10-1 What do you like the most, Video games, RPG or Board games?

d10-2 Do you ever to LARPS?

d10-3 Can you share with us one of your favorite gaming memories?

d10-4 What part of the BGG has had the most significant impact on your life?

d10-5 Was this your best Christmas present?

Have a great and well deserved week!
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Congratulations! You are the coda of this years geek of the week! Enjoy your week!
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CONGRATULATIONS! Jan.

Hard to believe that you haven't already been GotW, but then again I guess you have been - now you are 3/3.

Now some Qs:
d10-1 What is your favorite Video Game (currently/all-time)?
d10-2 What is your favorite RPG (currently/all-time)?
d10-3 Who is/was your all-time favorite RPG character? Tell us a bit about him.
d10-4 Can you remember your very first RPG character ever?
d10-5 What is your current favorite Board Game?
d10-6 What is your current favorite Wargame?
d10-7 You are trapped on a desert island, which miraculously has a solar powered house, a desalinization plant, and the largest pantry you could imagine. You are also completely cut off from the outside world. You find a cabinet which has three doors that open at the insertion of a special token. Behind one door is your favorite video game, another - your favorite RPG (and the most amazing AI to run it), and finally your favorite board game. You have a single token and you can only use it once. So the question is - What sort of beer do you want stocked in your bar?

CHEERS! Enjoy your week, and

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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Congrats, Barad!! May many fine dwarven women throw themselves at your feet in supplication.
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Congrats Shorty!

My only question...

What particular theme do you prefer for your boardgames?

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Congratulations Jan!

1) Truth or beauty?
2) Speed or precision?
3) Justice or mercy?
4) Steadfast or flexible?
5) Cynicism or naivete?
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Congratulations and Merry Christmas! Enjoy your week!
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FANTASTIC CHOICE!!!

Congratulations!!!!!


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Well done Narl! The Queen is dead! Long live the Dwarf!

-OK Barad - who is your favourite Dwarf in The Hobbit?

-What's your favourite board game with Dwarves in it?

Have a great week and New Year.
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Hoi Barad!

Congratulations on being Geek of the Week!

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Congratulations!

Now it's time for you to answer for your own set of questions:
- What's you're favorite monster?
- What's you're favorite beer or other drink?
- Wich boardgames do you prefer?
- What's you're favorite meal?
- Will you congratulate you're BGG and VGG counterpart and ask him/her some questions?
- What was the most strange character you've ever created?
- How far did you get in the Dungeon of Doom?
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Narl wrote:


Thanks for choosing me in the first place Leonie, it's a great honour to follow in your footsteps and become a geek Trifecta.

To get you started some questions:

I will start with some answers

d10-1What is your favourite colour when playing a boardgame?

Most of the time I don't really care about wich color I play with but if I can choose I go for Purple.

d10-2Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?

Spring, I like it when everything starts.

d10-3Do you play an instrument? If yes, which one and for how long already?

I'm currently not playing but I have played Sousafoon in a local Showband in Ostend for 8 years, then bass tuba for a year or 2. I love the sound of horns. But that has been a couple of years now.

d10-4Having fun?

Oh yes, it's christmas!

d10-5What would have been your name if your parents didn't name you Jan?

Since most people always say Johan to me I would go for that.

d10-6What is your favourite snack?

Pickle Chips

d10-7 What is your favourite day of the week?

Friday, most of the time I have a game night then. Or somehting else that's fun.

d10-8What is your favourite time of day?

Around 20:00

d10-9 What character would you be in a Star Trek setting?

When I looked at TnG, I always liked the guy with the beard that I no know is Will Weathon. Can't remember to much from the shows though to say why.

d10-1d10-0 What makes you "tick" (inspires you, why do you get up in the morning)?

I just like live.

d10-1d10-1 What is your life-long dream?

I don't think I really have this, just like going along life at a normal speed.

Enjoy your week!

I will!

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Gnome01 wrote:
Congratulations Barad, and Merry Christmas

Regards

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Thanks you merry christmas to you to, how is your son doing here on BGG?
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