User Profile for John Rogers
John Rogers
United States
Seattle
Washington
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On Trading

Any games listed for trade are also for sale. I do consider trading games not on my trade list, just geek-mail me before you send official offers so we can discuss the details.


On BBG Voice

I love discussing things. I tend to poke, think aloud, and evolve over conversation. I'm open-minded and my positions can be quite fluid in the throes of conversation. Feel free to jump in at any time.


On Me (history)

I've always liked games. As a child it was the usual suspects: monopoly, scrabble, chess, checkers etc. In 2004 I was introduced to my first euro, Puerto Rico and half-way through that first session I purchased a copy and haven't looked back since.

I prefer medium-heavy games with a good depth:time ratio. While I acknowledge the contributions of gateway and party games I'd rather spend my gaming time elsewhere. My ratings and rankings are based on BGGs system and subject to change as I continue to play. No game is safe. If you're ever in the area and wanna play, my group meets Saturday nights 7pm-midnight.


On My Collection

Over the past decade I have played and/or owned over 200 games. However I am a player not a collector and thus have taken to reducing my collection to include only those games I really enjoy playing. The following statement, adopted and adapted from user Breno K., explains my feelings in this regard.

My "I like a small collection" microbadge, reflects a collection that is fine-tuned to my taste. I will likely not keep a game that's "okay" or merely "good". I actually like looking at my gaming shelf to see games that I could pretty much play anytime. For those limited cases of merely-good games, I take group availability and play probability into consideration.


On Gaming Interests

To quote user MScrivner (thoughts on Pax Porfiriana):

I want interesting. I don't care about elegance, as long as it's interesting. I don't care about graphic design, as long as it's interesting. I don't care about clever mechanics, as long as it's interesting. I don't care about it as long as it offers me chances to think and act and play, to do some thinking in ways that I don't get to do anywhere else.

What I find interesting are games where mutualism and player incentive management drives victory. Where decision ambiguity abounds and player decisions are non-trivial, butterfly inducing, long-term, and opaque in ramifications. In those rare cases where thematic experience is the primary draw (almost always Phil Eklund designs) I prefer the topic to be real-world business, historical, or scientific; I dislike fantasy.





What I've been playing:

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User Details for John Rogers
Registration Date: 2008-08-12
Last Profile Update: 2015-06-12
Last Login: 2015-09-02
Country: flag United States
State: Washington
Town/City: Seattle
Website:
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to John Rogers
Collection Summary for John Rogers
Board Game
Owned   25
Previously Owned   209
For Trade   5
Want In Trade   11
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   1
Wishlist   4
Commented   280
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   2
All   765
Board Game Expansion
Owned   4
Previously Owned   50
For Trade   2
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   30
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   214
Board Game Accessory
Owned   0
Previously Owned   3
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   0
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   7
Fandom
Board Game 4
Board Game Family 2
Board Game Implementation 1
Marketplace
For Sale 0
Sold 4
Rating 5
Plays
Board Game Plays 1310 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 5 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trades
Trade Rating (97) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 310
Average Rating 5.08
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Board Game Expansion Ratings 41
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Top 10
#1: Container
#2: Indonesia
#3: Andean Abyss
#4: Pax Porfiriana
Hot 10
#1: BattleCON: Devastation of Indines
#2: Wildcatters
#3: Archipelago
#4: Grand Cru
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