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User Profile for Zeppo007
Richard Bright
United States
Rancho Cordova
California
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Check out my quest to play every game in my collection.

Secret Santa 2015: Thank you for Summoner Wars: Alliances, it is a game I've been wanting to get for a long time. My geeklist entry, thanking you properly, can be found here.

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, Gloom, 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.

mb on 12/28/14

Other 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 eleven years and have been together for thirteen. We have two beautiful children, a nine year old boy and a seven 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 twelve 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: GMing and playing RPGs, playing with my kids, reading (specifically Sci Fi and Fantasy), taking my dogs for a walk, 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, HeroQuest, Battle Masters, Key to the Kingdom, and Dragon Strike (I also received the more typical fare, but they weren't as memorable). My only problem was I never could find anyone to play with (other than my siblings, who were tolerant at best). 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 wee lad, no one to play with. My friends and I did't have the time we used to, so I had to look elsewhere. 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 2016 will be the six 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):


My Top Ten is the games I own, but have not played yet. They are ranked in the order I want to learn and play them in.








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User Details for Zeppo007
Registration Date: 2010-02-12
Last Profile Update: 2016-02-29
Last Login: 2016-04-29
Country: flag United States
State: California
Town/City: Rancho Cordova
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Collection Summary for Zeppo007
Board Game
Owned   411
Previously Owned   8
For Trade   8
Want In Trade   28
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   8
Preordered   2
Wishlist   116
Commented   179
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   599
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Owned   184
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   3
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   71
Commented   54
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   264
Fandom
Board Game 44
Board Game Implementation 6
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Plays
Board Game Plays 706 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
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Ratings
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Average Rating 7.14
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5 10   (8.0%)
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#4: Jamaica
#5: Steampunk Rally
#6: Merchant of Venus (second edition)
#7: Clash of Cultures
#8: Firefly: The Game
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Hot 10
#1: Ground Floor
#2: Merchants & Marauders
#3: Urban Sprawl
#4: Terra Mystica
#5: Cargo Noir
#6: The Princes of Florence
#7: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
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