I play euros and ameritrash with other finns... and wargames mostly via WGR (and sometimes ACTS).
Regarding ratings: I would play most of the games (all perhaps that I have rated... even Monopoly on the right circumstances). I just wanted to give my opinnion about average enthusiasism & how well I think the mechanics worked (related to topic). Also I tend to give lower rating, if there is a similar enough game witch in my opinion is better. I'm far more experienced in CDGs than in other games.
Trying to collect links to my gaming, since I lose them always...
1:10 "the best of the best"
the first time at WBC went really well. Now I have to find the interview they did.
Thumbs(Rules): In those threads I thumb only the right answers and usually still check them just to be sure, and try to remember to leave a link to more official answer / rulebook for the not so common questions. Even though I'm usually pretty sure. Here are the games I know rules well:
Paths of Glory : I kept the errata after 2004 edition and all (all that I've seen) the changes were made after my errata. Also Ted has ceased to make ruling and left them to WBC crowd, witch sometimes asks WBC winners for their opinion. As a one time winner I sometimes get recent updates about the rulings & my voice in. Oh and I've read all the consimworld posts about PoG. So some of my ruling links are found by distant memory of witch word I should be looking for.
Twilight Struggle : I've played this game more than any other person in world (except perhaps Ted Torgerson). Was invited to playtest the 3rd edition optionals. And I've read all the consimworld posts about TS. So some of my ruling links are found by distant memory of witch word I should be looking for.
For the People : Played this one in quite many tourneys also and never been wrong in the rules (refereed against) in those. Again read all the consimworld posts, except skipped a few recents.
1989 : Playtested about 200+ games, but still haven't read the rules throughly
Others : I usually have an excellet eye for the rules, and am asked to proof read rules from time time as I have also reputation for that. As you may have noticed english is not my strong side, but I can find ruled loopholes.
Thumbs(Strategy): I noted a while (quite long while) ago that I really, really liked reading strategy posts/articles. However since I didn't agree them to the last point or they seemed too lame to me, I didn't thumb them. Then I realized that actually what I liked is exactly those witch I disagreed, as those were the only witch could possibly improve my game. So then I started to thumb those I disagreed & naturally still on those I agreed
. Witch eventually lead to me thumbing practically all strategy posts I remember to thumb to mark them as read. All the time I find myself wanting more of them to be read (never enough).
Put on 1.11.2011: