User Profile for Sherwood925
Michael Salamida
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Concord
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It was the 1970s Hobbit animated film that did it for me. I loved it, and its fantasy world was forever burned into my young brain.

A few years later, when I was in the third grade, my parents gave me Milton Bradley's Dark Tower for Christmas. It was the best thing ever. I devoured the rulebook. The game's play, story, artwork, and components melded perfectly with Tolkien's world. The neighborhood kids and I played it endlessly for years it seemed.

My geek-ness was certified in junior high when the same neighborhood kids and I got hooked on Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for a couple years. Loved it. Books of monsters, fantasy worlds, character stats. Wow!

In parallel, I've always been a huge space opera fan -- Star Wars, Star Blazers, Robotech/Macross, Battlestar Galactica ... some Star Trek. But I've yet to play a space-theme game as engrossing as Dark Tower and D&D was in my youth. (Although, if I found the right group and had the time, Twilight Imperium sure looks fun!)

So I'm mostly a fantasy- and space-theme fiend, with a tendency toward con-sims. I'm also primarily a solitaire player, due to family, career, and home-business time constraints. My game ratings are based almost entirely on solo play.

If I play historical wargames, it's mostly due to their solo-ability and out of intellectual/logical curiosity. (I'm a military-history nerd, and yes, sometimes read wargame manuals for enjoyment.) It's a taste I probably acquired from playing the 80s Napoleonic version of Risk over long summers as a kid.

Ultimately, boardgaming scratches a broad swath of my itches -- including art & design, and even hand-crafting. I have some games simply because they're beautiful to look at. Some games I have strictly for painting or for crafting.

Love it all.
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User Details for Sherwood925
Registration Date: 2010-01-03
Last Profile Update: 2014-05-01
Last Login: 2015-09-03
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State: California
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