User Profile for Jude
Judy Krauss
United States
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My hands are small, I know, but they're not yours, they are my own

***Please Note!***:

I am selling off most of my collection, because of bad health and financial troubles, (except for some of my favorites and solo-playable games). Please feel free to look over my OWNED games list (there are several pages worth, so be sure to view all of them) in addition to those games already listed in the Marketplace. If you see something you may want that isn't listed in the BGG Marketplace yet, inquire via geekmail. I can then post it in the Marketplace.


Most of my games are listed at the link above, but I also have some RPG stuff listed at:
although there are boxes of RPG stuff that I haven't catalogued here, yet. So, ask if you want something not listed in the RPG Owned list.

Please geekmail me if you have any questions about the games (availability, price, condition, expansions, edition, extras, etc.)

If you wish to buy several games at once, please let me know via geekmail so I can pack them together and perhaps save you some postage.


PLEASE NOTE: I am moving all of my Print and Play games that I have downloaded but not yet built, out of my "OWNED" games list. This should make it easier for people to see which games I own. Since there is not a list category that is appropriately titled, I will be moving them to the "WANT TO PLAY" list.

If you are looking for the Judy Krauss that used to GM D&D and AD&D, run Firepower at Avaloncon (and played B-17 and Merchant of Venus and Gettysburg '88 there), edited the Strategist, playtested and copy edited several games, and wrote game variants and expansions in various magazines, you've found me. You also may have met me in Paris in the '90s. I know I have a common name...

Game variants and scenarios I have posted on BGG, so far:

Baldrick's Tomb:
Community Variants - April 2014
(Some of the listed variants are mine)

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (computer game):
Jude's Diablo II LOD Serendipity Variant for Single-Player

Elder Sign:
Jude's Clockless Variant and Balance Chart for Elder Sign

Firefly: the Game:
Beholden to Niska Solitaire Story scenario
Jude's Solo House Rules

Firepower Tournament Sheets

History Maker Baseball:
House Rules for Closers and Reserves

Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis:
Solo or Co-op Difficulty Levels Variant

Monster Mayhem:
2 or 3 Player variant

Jude's True Co-op Variant For Using The Myth Slaughterfield Expansion Decks

Patton's Best:
Patton's Best Variant - It was Only the Wind...

Tokyo Express:
More Scenarios plus 2-Player Basic Rules

...PLUS I designed/redesigned player logs and player aids for various games.

I need to type up some others I have written over the years (including one for Tyranno Ex and for the original version of Hornet Leader), and I am now working on others for games such as History Maker Baseball, Firefly, Myth, and Merchant of Venus.


Gameplay info:

I don't log my plays since to be fair, I would have to mark the plays from my entire life, and I can't remember them all!

I have been writing reports of my most of my game plays for the past few years in geeklists:


Gaming history:

I have been a strategy gamer since shortly after I learned to talk (starting with Chess). In my teens, I also discovered D&D and got many of my friends hooked on it. We'd take turns writing and running adventures. I also played other RPGs for a while. Mostly, though, I play historical and science fiction strategy games, especially tactical wargames and exploration/trader/pick-up-and-deliver games.

My favorite game designer is Craig Taylor, who was also a genius and a very cool person. Rest in peace, my friend. I will miss you. soblue

My all-time favorite games are Firepower, Merchant of Venus, Tokyo Express, and Myth (with the updated rules and cards).

My Top 10 lists my all-time favorites and rarely changes.
My Hot 10 lists what I've enjoyed playing recently.

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User Details for Jude
Registration Date: 2004-06-24
Last Profile Update: 2016-04-25
Last Login: 2016-04-28
Country: flag United States
State: Pennsylvania
Town/City: Pittsburgh
Website: http://www.wondrousuniverse.com
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to Jude
Collection Summary for Jude
Board Game
Owned   1461
Previously Owned   395
For Trade   30
Want In Trade   782
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   698
Preordered   12
Wishlist   809
Commented   1694
Has Parts   1
Want Parts   0
All   3311
Board Game Expansion
Owned   382
Previously Owned   61
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   63
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   44
Preordered   4
Wishlist   69
Commented   168
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   558
Board Game Accessory
Owned   9
Previously Owned   1
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   1
Commented   1
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   11
Board Game 4
Board Game Designer 7
Board Game Artist 3
For Sale 87
Sold 143
Rating 80
Trade Rating (19) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 405
Average Rating 7.16
10 13   (3.2%)
9 30   (7.4%)
8 117   (28.9%)
7 144   (35.6%)
6 74   (18.3%)
5 12   (3.0%)
4 8   (2.0%)
3 6   (1.5%)
2 1   (0.2%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 10
Average Rating 7.90
10 0   (0.0%)
9 2   (20.0%)
8 6   (60.0%)
7 1   (10.0%)
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Board Game Accessory Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
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Top 10
#1: Firepower
#2: Merchant of Venus
#3: Myth
#4: Tokyo Express
#5: Ambush!
#6: Medici
#7: Heroscape
#8: Adventurer
#9: Blue Max
#10: Star Fleet Battles
Hot 10
#1: DC Comics Deck-Building Game
#2: Myth
#3: Baseball Highlights: 2045
#4: Firefly: The Game
#5: Dice City
#6: Ebbe & Flut
#7: B-17: Queen of the Skies
#8: AstroNavis Merchant Advanced
#9: History Maker Baseball
#10: Medici
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