my speedy Secret Santa rocks
(click on Secret Santa and you will know why.Hooray!!! It's not even 24 hours and I have already received my first letter from Santa:
Have you been a good boy this year? Well, I expect you have because Krampus can't find you on his list, and you're top of mine. So tell me, my dear boy, I've seen your wishlist, and one of Santa's elves is in Germany (a dear fellow named Michael who runs Milan-Spiele a wonderful online store that is not comparable to my toy workshop, but quite fine), and another is in Belgium (a dear fellow named Tom who runs another store called Boardgameshop.eu). Santa will be enlisting either of these elves to help him get through to you in this upcoming season. Do let me know if either of these are good for you, or whether I should enlist the help of their cousins in Denmark.
P.S. Ms. Claus doesn't approve, but I highly approve of your choice of Busen Memo among your hit-list. Rest assured, it will be there in your stocking with some other goodies.
I'm so very pleased to hear from you this year, since pervious years you have been very quiet.
Yes I think I've been a good boy. I've been good to my wife, my daughters, my friends, my colleagues and even some strangers. I've also help spreading the word of good gaming where ever I can, including setting up the local participating in Nordic Game Day, and game evenings at my work, and taking new members into my weekly gaming night.
I've used Milan-Spiele myself, and found their service great. I've also used Danish shops, but unfortunately not many of them have webshops in English (most only in Danish). However I always use http://braetspilspriser.dk/
to check prices (including delivery), in the to right corner you will se a Danish flag. Click the flag and change Sprog to your preferred language, and everything should make sense. Hope this will help you.
P.S. If you don't tell Ms. Hansen, then I won't tell Ms. ClausSecret Santa & Cthanta 2015 info
Dear Secret Santa & Cthanta. Please be aware that if you send games from outside the EU, I will have to pay import tax and VAT on top of what you pay for the game (25% of the entire amount plus a fee of 30$ for handling at the postal service). Unless the games are marked as present, and sent directly from you to me (not from a shop to me).
For more information you can read here Item for Geeklist "Secret Santa Shipping and Duties/ Buying INFO"
My wishlists are up to date, and Cthanta; PDFs are fine, unless I already own the book in that format.
We have an up to date list of boardgame shops for Denmark, Germany, England and Sweden at http://germangames.dk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=2745
, some of these shops even participate in the Secret Santa program. All of these shops are willing to send to Denmark. If you have any problems understanding their webpage, then send them an e-mail and they will gladly help you.
And by the way: I know Denmark is right next to Germany, but that does not mean that I know enough German to actually read a whole rulebook, so I would really prefer English versions of the games on my wishlist, unless the game isn't available in English, in which case German (or whatever language) will do.So how did I get into gaming?
Well I really can't remember, but we have always played games in our family, but more the traditional games like Rummy
But when I was around 13 I was given Landmandsspil
, which we played over and over, and I still have fond memories of this game. In high school I was introduced to RPGs, first Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
, of which I hardly didn't understand a thing. Then Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
was published in Danish and I was hooked. I went back to AD&D
and enjoyed it a lot. I went from there to a lot of other RPGs (Call of Cthulhu
, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
and many other) and boardgames.
I've started gaming clubs, and help closing a few aswell, translated Basic Dungeons & Dragons
, working for Fafner Spil
, written and edited articles for gaming magazines. So yes I did actually make a living of gaming for a few years.
But with a growing family I found that I had less time for RPGs and started playing more boardgames. The only RPG that I still keep following is Shadowrun
, I still buy everything they publish, and I'm active on the Dumpshock Forum
. This eventually lead to me being noticed by some of the developers, and I started proofreading new material which I have done for a few years now.
These days the whole family plays games, although I haven't managed to get them hooked on RPGs yet.January 30th 2012: I'm now also a microbadge designer: