Attn: I have a very busy family life with my three kids so I may not be quick to respond, but I do try my best. Thanks for your patience.
I will happily mix any trade with BGG/RPG/VGG items.
My family has always loved to play board games. Card games and trivia games were commonplace at typical family functions. In my youth, Dark Tower
(1981) and the Sorcery! Book 1: The Shamutanti Hills
(1984 USA printing) were major fantasy favorites. For early video games, I loved the old mattel hand held D&D game (1982), Adventure (Atari)
for the Atari 2600 (1979), and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain
for Intellivision (1982). In the 6th grade I stumbled upon the Hobbit in my elementary school library - a pivotal moment! When I was 12 (1985) one of my uncles (a Vietnam Vet) taught me Axis & Allies
. Later that year I received Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
for Christmas - DM ever since. Even now, I prefer fantasy and sci-fi themed games, wargames particularly. Almost anything goes except collectible games. (Artificial rarity is not my bag, baby.) Years of game mastering has turned me into a rules hacker. No game is too broken or already perfect. I'm a game tinkerer, so games that are 'kits' are really appealing to me. RPG wise, I'm particularly fond of everything TSR did for D&D until sometime in the early 1990's. I'm a big fan of 70's and 80's era "old school" RPGs in general.
My RPG Geek of the Week #236 thread is here Top 10 are my most wanted games. I would trade generously for these. Hot 10
are just some of my other favorites.
Microbadges I've designed:
My ratings conform more closely to the Dakarp Rating system:
10: Outstanding game. One of my all-time personal favorites.
9: Excellent game. Always a pleasure to play. Shines under most circumstances.
8: Very good game. Rarely disappoints me. High on my request/recommend list.
7: Good game. Usually willing to play. I might even request or recommend it.
6: OK game. Some fun or challenge at least. Enjoyable in the right circumstances.
5: Average game. I'm indifferent, but may be willing to play.
4: Below average game. I avoid playing and would need to be persuaded.
3: Poor game. Will strongly resist playing.
2: Very poor game. I refuse to play this.
1: Dead game. Seriously negative entertainment value. Black Hole of Fun.