2015 gaming challenges:100x1 challenge15 first plays in 2015Games I need to play again in 2015My own personal challenge to play 10 games 5 times each challenge (the 10x10 is beyond what I think I can do):Power Grid
: Summoner Wars
: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
: Flash Point
: Lords of Waterdeep
: Kingdom Builder
: Bora Bora
: Dungeon Petz
: My quest to play every game in my collection.Secret Santa 2014:
Thank you for La Isla
, Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
, Smash Up: Monster Smash
, and Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy
. I've posted an entry on the geeklist to thank you properly. It can be found here.Secret Santa 2013:
Thank you so much for Mage Knight
. My geeklist item, thanking you properly, can be found here
.Secret Santa 2012:
Thank you so much for Factory Fun
, Rune Age
, and The Resistance
Santa. I've finally unwrapped them and posted them on the geeklist
for all the world to see.Secret Santa 2011:
Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for Runewars: Banners of War
and Pirate Fluxx
I can't wait to get them on the table. I updated my geeklist entry
to show off my excellent gifts to the rest of the world. Thanks Santa! You are the best.
on 12/28/14Other stuff about me:
I'm married to a wonderful woman who puts up with my obsessions and geeky stuff and actually encourages it sometimes. We have been married for eight years and have been together for eleven. We have two beautiful children, an eight year old boy and a five and three-quarters year old girl.
I live in Nor-Cal and work as a paramedic supervisor at a rural ambulance company that operates in the foothills. I've been a medic for eleven years and an EMT before that for four. Currently I'm in training to become a critical care pararmedic, which is very exciting. I love my job.
My wife teaches first grade in the local school district. I help out when I can at her school.
My other interests and hobbies include: DMing and playing 4e DnD, playing with my kids, reading (specifically Sci Fi and Fantasy), listening to music, and playing video games.
I'm a proud participant in the Sacramento Boardgamers Meetup group. Great group of people to game with on a regular basis.How I got into board gaming:
Growing up my parents had a tradition of getting us each a board game each year for Christmas. I remember getting games like Risk, Hero Quest, Battle Masters, and Dragon Strike. My only problem was I never could get anyone to play with. As I grew up my love of fantasy literature lead me to games like Dungeons and Dragons and video games such as Final Fantasy. I always had a soft spot for board games though.
Fast forward to Christmas 2009. I was listening to the D&D podcast and Mike Mearls was talking about gifts for the geek in your life. He mentioned some board games, he being an avid board gamer. One of the games he mentioned was Small World. Being intrigued by his description I cajoled my wife into letting me purchase it. When I got it I read the rulebook cover to cover and played a few practice games. Feeling I had a good grasp of the game I got together with a few friends and we played. Well they had fun, but I had a blast. I wanted more.
So for the first time in who knows how long, I had something other than video games on my wishlist for my birthday. I still had the problem that I had when I was just a we lad. No one to play with. My friends and I don't have the time we used to. It is then that I found the Sacramento Board Game Meetup group.
Now my wife is happy because I'm not trying to talk her into playing with me (Though she does every once in a while) and I have an outlet to game on a regular basis. April 2011 will be the one year anniversary of when I seriously started collecting and playing board games and I couldn't be happier.My most recent plays:My Hot Ten is the current games in my Meetup box (Changed as games get played and replaced):
I also tend to always have the following games perpetually floating around in the box or atop it: Dominion
, Martian Dice
, Pirate Fluxx
, Zombie Dice
, Cthulhu Dice
, To Court the King
, Risk Express
, For Sale
, Paint the Line
, Dominant Species: The Card Game
, and LCRMy Top Ten is the games I own that I want to play
(Ranked in order of what I would play 1st, 2nd, etc.):