User Profile for Thundergoat
Joel Carlson
United States
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Self proclaimed lover of all things geek. RPG's, boardgames, Warhammer, Euro, Party... whatever; I love it all.

My friends would probably describe me as... energetic I am the guy that makes sound effects when playing games and has no problem cracking jokes under almost any circumstance. I am a lamentably awful miniature painter, which is ironic as I am not a particularly bad artist. I am very likely to change plans at the last minute, or show up at the zero hour when no one thinks I am coming. This drives virtually everyone in my life nuts, but my spontaneous nature is one of my biggest strengths as well. My proudest moments are always as a father or hard working husband.

I love playing games with my daughter, and battle across infinite battlefields with my wife. I attend a Tuesday night gaming session that has been a lot of fun. I am incredibly lucky to have this group locally, as it is replete with cool gamers. Their ranks include the producers of both the D6 Generation podcast and the recent Nerdherders one as well.

BGG: I am currently playing a lot of cooperative games like Arkham Horror and Runebound. My wife and I have become deck-building fanatics ever since the release of Dominion, so the DC Deckbuilder and the Legendary have also made the list. I still manage the occasional tabletop game, and did pick up the 6th edition of Warhammer 40K. My gaming group typically has multiple things on the table every week, so I get exposed to a very broad range of Ameritrash games. We are big theme gamers, no doubt.

My Top 10 is just that; my top 10 games of all time based on my ratings... I try to stay on top of this and update it often.

I was using my Hot 10 to highlight games I've played the most of, but I'm going back to what I've been playing recently and/or what I'm currently interested in.

RPGG: I started on Dungeons and Dragons a looooooong time ago when my brother introduced me to the game at the age of 6 or 7. The Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual is probably more directly responsible for my geekiness than any other supplement. I played some Rifts in college, and have flirted with a few other systems here and there.

I recently started playing AD&D 2nd edition again, and I'm having a blast with my Lizardman Rogue.

VGG: Video games are a huge passion of mine, although I am in a bit of a dark ages here right now. I was an avid PC gamer for years, and I haven't had a solid desktop in a long time. Life has conspired to keep other things on the priority list, so I am just having fun with my 360 right now, when I can. Action and Strategy games are my favorite, with the occasional RPG or simulator thrown in to the mix.

My interests outside of Gaming include Baseball, Hiking, Sci-Fi and Fantasy entertainment, comics, cooking, and good food in general. I am very interested in getting back to music, something I did a lot as a kid, and have been working on some plans to do so.
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User Details for Thundergoat
Registration Date: 2006-09-16
Last Profile Update: 2013-01-12
Last Login: 2016-02-05
Country: flag United States
State: Massachusetts
Town/City: Westford
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to Thundergoat
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Collection Summary for Thundergoat
Board Game
Owned   192
Previously Owned   25
For Trade   7
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   9
Want To Play   107
Preordered   0
Wishlist   73
Commented   251
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   439
Board Game Expansion
Owned   69
Previously Owned   1
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   3
Want To Play   9
Preordered   0
Wishlist   18
Commented   44
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   97
Board Game 28
Board Game Designer 6
Board Game Artist 6
Board Game Publisher 1
Board Game Expansion 3
Digital Board Game 3
Board Game Implementation 4
For Sale 0
Rating 3
Board Game Plays 1271 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 29 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (2) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 252
Average Rating 6.98
10 7   (2.8%)
9 19   (7.5%)
8 63   (25.0%)
7 94   (37.3%)
6 35   (13.9%)
5 20   (7.9%)
4 8   (3.2%)
3 3   (1.2%)
2 3   (1.2%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 40
Average Rating 7.75
10 1   (2.5%)
9 7   (17.5%)
8 20   (50.0%)
7 10   (25.0%)
6 0   (0.0%)
5 1   (2.5%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 1   (2.5%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Arkham Horror
#2: Space Hulk
#3: Descent: The Road to Legend
#4: Lords of Waterdeep
#5: Dominion
#6: Skitgubbe
#7: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook
#8: Magic: The Gathering
#9: Carson City
#10: Battlestar Galactica
Hot 10
#1: Ortus Regni
#2: Star Realms
#3: Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom
#4: Camel Up
#5: Level 7 [Invasion]
#6: The Duke
#7: Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
#8: Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery
#9: Alhambra
#10: King of New York
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