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7 Billion Stories
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Just curious. An online friend who's a member here recommended it to me.
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In around 2001, I was a regular poster to the Yahoo newsgroup "Spielfrieks", and Scott sent out a link for a new boardgaming database he created called Board Game Geek. Mostly I found it interesting as a place I could find English rules translations at the time where a lot of the euros we were playing we were getting directly from Germany. Been here ever since.
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Been here since before the general forums were a thing. Found BGG in the first place by doing a web search for "Catan strategy".

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7BillionStories wrote:
Just curious. An online friend who's a member here recommended it to me.


Same here, cept it was a friend outside of the internet that showed me this place

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Rudy thumbed me.

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My story is still classified by MI5 and would probably get me killed if I told you.
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7BillionStories wrote:
Just curious. An online friend who's a member here recommended it to me.


Friend spoke about it.
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Signed up, but forgot about it.

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came to check it out and realized I already had an account.
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Octavian wrote:
Found BGG in the first place by doing a web search for "Catan strategy".



There must be a few of us in this camp. We should start a support group.

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kunnagh wrote:
Octavian wrote:
Found BGG in the first place by doing a web search for "Catan strategy".



There must be a few of us in this camp. We should start a support group.

woodd10-4sheep


Indeed we should.
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I came in here looking for some clues to a few things. As of today, I am still clueless.
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I made a typo while using google to find porn and ended up here.

Still haven't found that porn.
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I went looking for English translations to some Euro rules that were in German. Google brought me here in 2006? I mostly lurked and stayed dormant until some time in late 2007 and early 2008 when I was raking in the cash as a casino dealer during better economic times. I ended up selling my CCG collections for thousands as well and put all that money into board games. I probably spent over $10,000 that year alone on games. I've since auctioned, sold or traded much of that, but my primary source of info on games during my spree was BGG and it's since turned into one of my top 3 most visited sites.
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I made a typo while using google to find porn and ended up here.

Still haven't found that porn.


Because you are spelling it wrong, it's pron.
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Tom Vasel and the Dice Tower Podcast led me here for game info. I stayed for the burritos.
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I was looking for a good board game a while back (but not that long ago). At that time I know practically nothing about this crazy hobby. When I started searching board games, I quickly ended up on BGG. I browsed to the forums to see what was out there.....RSP caught my eye because of the 'shock value'....when the language got a little harsh I came to chit-chat. I've enjoyed BGG quite a bit.

PS: The game I ordered what Agricola. But I can't get anyone to play it with me!
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I was a casual gamer who played Axis and Allies very often with a friend. I also am an artist who, when before starting to paint miniatures, make clay sculptures with very small components. One gaming session I declared (while drunk) that I would paint the entire A&A set of miniatures... Three years later, I have one of the most popular forums showcasing my painted minis on the axisandallies.org website. People are asking me to write a book on the subject! Crazy!

I came to BGG when I was searching for some reference material. When I saw that not many people had attempted the scale of my project, I of course jumped right in! ...Also now, due almost entirely to BGG, I went from owning three board games to owning close to 150.

In retrospect, I'm glad I joined, but there's still a part of me that screams:

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Came for the games, stayed for the bacon.
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Googled "Puerto Rico" review.

A few months later Googled "Caylus review"

Not sure what the next review was I googled, but at some point i parted the veil beyond the review page and discovered there was a lot more to the site than just game reviews. Notably, this great community.
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casualgod wrote:
Googled "Puerto Rico" review.

A few months later Googled "Caylus review"

Not sure what the next review was I googled, but at some point i parted the veil beyond the review page and discovered there was a lot more to the site than just game reviews. Notably, this great community.


You're lucky... Puerto Rico led me into some intense opium dens, and it took a whole lot of Caylus to bring me back.
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Unofficially, the regional governor of this branch of the local galaxy sent me to investigate whether or not the planet was ready for official assimilation into the empire. This forum was assigned to me for investigation. When I sent Lord Vader the information, he became confused to put it mildly and decided the matter warranted further investigation.

Unfortunately my reports lately have gone unanswered. I fear something has happened to Lord Vader, and even Tarkin does not respond to emails anymore.

Officially, I found the website and used the database on games, joined to get fuller info and saw the forum.
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I believe it was from a post Aldie put up in rec.games.board back when the Geek was just being launched.

Good lord, that was so long ago...
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wmshub wrote:
I made a typo while using google to find porn and ended up here.

Still haven't found that porn.
"BeardedGayGreeks.com"? shake
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