User Profile for Bearpaw
Kris Vanhoyland
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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” ― H.P. Lovecraft
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Online store selection:
www.boardgameshop.eu - I've ordered from this Belgium based site multiple times, good prices, and service. This link should take you to the english part of the site.
www.adriaensen-speciaalzaak.be - Another very good Belgium based store with competitive prices, and cheap shipping options, but so far there's no english language option.
www.summoner.nl - Also a decent site, although shipping is a little more expensive on this one, as it's based in the Netherlands, and again no english here.
www.amazon.de - And lastly, for RPG books, offcourse there's always Amazon. This is the site for Germany, as it usually offers free shipping to Belgium.

RPG wishlist
Boardgame wishlist

Some stuff about me:

Avid reader, mostly fantasy, sci-fi, and horror, with some crime novels, thrillers. Some of my favorite authors include Terry Pratchett, George R.R. Martin, Jim Butcher, Roger Zelazny, H.P. Lovecraft, and Neil Gaiman. I also greatly enjoy several comics.
Currently reading: A Dance With Dragons.
The past few years, I've been much more into role-playing games, and I run several regular games for my homegroup(s), almost every weekend, with our prime choice being the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. I've been getting a lot more opportunity to play boardgames since joining a local boardgaming club though, http://boardgaminginc.be/.
Currently running: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition, Way of the Wicked.

The order of my top 10 is not exactly set in stone, and my hot 10 are the items I acquired most recently.

Favorite games for varying player counts:
d10-2 players: Android: Netrunner, Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game, Summoner Wars
d10-3 players: Rattus, Ticket to Ride, Eldritch Horror
d10-4 players: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game, Takenoko, Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
d10-5 players: Eclipse, Battlestar Galactica, Caverna: The Cave Farmers, Fury of Dracula (second edition)
d10-6 players: A Game of Thrones: The Boardgame, Cosmic Encounter, Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
d10-7 + players: 7 Wonders, Coup, Citadels

I also listen to a lot of podcasts, here are some of my favorite ones:

3.5 Private Sanctuary: Ryan Costello Jr. has devoted this entire podcast to the 3.5 version of D&D that a large community of gamers is still keeping very much alive.
The other half of this podcast is called Know Direction, and is devoted completely to the Pathfinder RPG.
The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast: Excellent podcast with some funny hosts, and the also talk about RPG's regularly.
The Dice Tower: I doubt Tom Vasel needs any introductions if you're on this site, these were among the first podcasts and videos I found.
The D6 Generation: A bunch of crazy guys, these podcasts run really long, some over 4 hours, but they're entertaining for the most part, although they do talk about miniature games more than I'd like.
Chronicles: Pathfinder Podcast: Along with Ryan Costello's podcast, this is one of my favorite RPG podcasts to listen to. Azmyth and Steel_Wind are responsible for this one, which dissects modules and adventure paths in great detail. Their last podcast clocked in at over 6,5 hours!
Fear the Boot: Probably the podcast with the largest amounts of hosts I've ever listened too, it deals with roleplaying games in a generic way.
UndeadViking's video review a week: While not exactly a podcast in the strict sense of the word, I really enjoy Lance's video reviews. He may look like a scary viking man at first, but he does a wonderful job describing how he feels about a game and his explanations give you a decent insight in how a game is played.
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03/09/2013: Finally received my Reaper Bones miniatures from their Kickstarter. Ever feel like you've bitten off more than you can chew?



19/10/2012: Managed to purchase a hard-to-find copy of the Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set at one of the retailers at Spiel 2012 in Essen. The box was pretty beat up, but they gave me a discount and the contents is in pristine condition. For me, this was my most exciting purchase of the fair.



17/7/2012: Paizo announced a tenth year anniversary sale on their store blog today. I picked up both the Second Darkness and Legacy of Fire Adventure Paths for $60, which is an awesomely good deal!




5/7/2012: Finally managed to find an 'affordable' copy of the 20th anniversary limited edition of Vampire: The Masquerade on eBay. The 520 page book has an embossed black leather cover, silver gilt-edged pages, a red silk bookmark, and beautiful full-color interior pages with some never before seen art pieces. It's absolutely glorious.



4/3/2012: I was honored to be chosen as Geek of the Week #113 on March 4th, GM's day! For an entire week I got to answer everyone's questions and sported this awesome microbadge: mb

1/12/2011: Earned my mb today and made it into the RPG Geek Hall of Fame as the 25th person!

24/11/2011: I was eager to receive an Amazon package today from my Secret Cthanta from RPGG. Ripping it open, I discovered Ultimate Combat and Ultimate Magic inside, the last two Paizo hardcovers that were missing from my collection. Thanks Cthanta Claus!



1/11/2011: Well, October really seems to have been my month in the Games for Geekgold lotteries. I've won no less than five listings this month!
-The first one, very early in the month and very unexpected with only a 0.22% chance, came from mcookman65; a $50 game of my choice! After careful deliberation, I decided to go for Deadwood. Thanks Mark, and I hope you have a very happy birthday!
-Secondly, from Jenkachu I won Qwirkle, this year Spiel des Jahres winner!
-The third win was this month's entry for $10 worth of promos from the BGG store, as put up by slinkydink.
-After that it was Pastor_Mora's entry with my choice of Triumvirate, Haggis, or The Resistance, and I could even pick any two of these! I went with The Resistance, as that was my biggest reason for entering that one, and Haggis became my second pick, since everyone seems to have good things to say about that one.
-Lastly, I was happy to learn I won the Serenity Role Playing Game listed by entropyblues. I'm a big fan of the show, and have been trying to find an affordable copy of this book for awhile now. (As a side note, I'd already won the d20 version of the Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game from the same user only last month!)

Suffice to say I think I've used up all my luck for the rest of the year, and I'm all out of now!



20/10/2011: Returned from Essen, with a few new additions to the collection, along with quite a few more dice.



High point was meeting Colby Dauch at the Playdek booth where he showed us the Summoner Wars IOS app. He also gladly signed my Summoner Wars: Master Set that I purchased five minutes earlier.



24/08/2011: Finally got around to taking some pictures of the case I made for my Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game during my time off from work. Check it out!



03/08/2011: Just received a little package in the morning mail, the Call of Cthulhu 30th anniversary edition of Chaosium's roleplaying game. This book really is a beauty!



30/07/2011: I just won my first G4G item, this wonderful Arkham Horror monster bag made by user HeronAbroad.



10/12/2010: Thanks to my Dice Tower Secret Santa for the gifts!



21/10/2010: First time ever at the Essen Spiel convention. Had a great time walking the halls, and picked up some things.




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Roll a D6: Wonderful parody video featuring D&D



Geek and Gamer Girls Song: This video has awesome written all over it - with guest appearances by Seth Green, Stan Lee and Katee Sackhoff!



SoKo with I'll kill her: One of my all-time favorite songs by a wonderful singer/songwriter.



Jennifer Hale's wonderful voice work as the female Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect series.



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'That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die.'

-H.P. Lovecraft, The Nameless City

'That cult would never die till the stars came right again, and the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from His tomb to revive His subjects and resume His rule of earth. The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy.'
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

'We shall swim out to that brooding reef in the sea and dive down through black abysses to Cyclopean and many-columned Y'ha-nthlei, and in that lair of the Deep Ones we shall dwell amidst wonder and glory for ever.'
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth



Flagcounter added 11/11/11


Secret Santa store selection:
www.boardgameshop.eu - I've ordered from this Belgium based site multiple times, good prices, and service. This link should take you to the english part of the site.
www.adriaensen-speciaalzaak.be - Another very good Belgium based store with competitive prices, and cheap shipping options, but so far there's no english language option.
www.summoner.nl - Also a decent site, although shipping is a little more expensive on this one, as it's based in the Netherlands, and again no english here.
www.amazon.de - And lastly, for RPG books, offcourse there's always Amazon. This is the site for Germany, as it usually offers free shipping to Belgium.

RPG wishlist
Boardgame wishlist

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User Details for Bearpaw
Registration Date: 2010-08-10
Last Profile Update: 2015-05-25
Last Login: 2015-08-31
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Steam Account: Bearpaw01
Battle.Net Account: vanhoylandkris@telenet.be
Collection Summary for Bearpaw
Board Game
Owned   265
Previously Owned   99
For Trade   21
Want In Trade   31
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   0
Preordered   19
Wishlist   72
Commented   29
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   568
Board Game Expansion
Owned   156
Previously Owned   69
For Trade   4
Want In Trade   16
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   0
Preordered   10
Wishlist   39
Commented   4
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   315
Board Game Accessory
Owned   32
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Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
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Wishlist   3
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All   38
Fandom
Board Game 8
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Board Game Artist 2
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Rating 5
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Average Rating 6.88
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Top 10
#1: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game
#2: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
#3: Caverna: The Cave Farmers
#4: Android: Netrunner
#5: Cosmic Encounter
#6: A Study in Emerald
#7: Eclipse
#8: Firefly: The Game
#9: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
#10: Eldritch Horror
Hot 10
#1: Android: Netrunner – Old Hollywood
#2: Lewis & Clark: Martin Wallace
#3: Lewis & Clark: Bauza & Cathala
#4: Lewis & Clark: Uwe Rosenberg
#5: Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
#6: Lewis & Clark
#7: Five Tribes: The Artisans of Naqala
#8: Imperial Settlers: Exploration Tiles
#9: Robinson Crusoe: Discovery Tokens
#10: Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island – Trait Cards II
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