I was off of BBG for a couple of years. It's been a hard road to get back to BGG, but worth it. I was in a auto accident and it took 45min, or so I'm told, to pull me out of the wreck. I've never seen my car, I don't want to. I was forced into early retirement. So slowly I've been working my back into life, gaming, BGG and have arrived back in 2014.
Who am I:
I have been a hardcore wargamer since 1971, I started with PanzerBlitz, whch is still one my favorite games to play. I went to my first Wargame Tournament in 1972. I love the hobby, it's a large (huge) part of my life. I play or think about a game or a rule change (all games are Game Design Kits to me) many times everyday. After the agony of SPI failing and shock of Avalon Hill going bust, I'm glad to see the hobby survive. The Euro Games really helped Military Board Gaming back. It's really amazing to me, that a playtest copy produced now for a game would win the graphics award of the year back in the day. With the communication, the forums, twitter, it's simply amazing to me what computers have done for the hobby. Military board gaming is stronger then ever. I even now play miniature games, Epic Armageddon and Battle Fleet Gothic being most played. And yes someday I will get a smart (cell) phone.
Ed Raith Jagdtiger