User Profile for msaya
Mark Saya
United States
Los Angeles
California
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Original home:
Michigan City, Indiana, a nice town on the peaceful southern shores of Lake Michigan, about 60 miles from Chicago. Hence all of my undying allegiances to the Windy City's professional teams. 2013: the Blackhawks take the Stanley Cup! 2xxx: the Cubs win the World Series!! (footage forthcoming)

What I do when I'm not playing games:
I'm a professor of music, having taught music theory and composition at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles since 1992. Regarding composition, here's a bit about me and some of my works.

What's up with the avatar?
It's a shoebill, a huge, magnificently hideous African wading bird; a fantastic prehistoric fright of a creature. Back in the late 80s, I called my fantasy baseball team the Shoebills and the shoebill as mascot has stuck with me ever since. Regarding the banner: Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame shortstop/1st baseman Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," died in January (on my birthday) of 2015. His signature wish to play doubleheaders every day ("Let's play two!") encapsulated his great love for baseball and irrepressible, contagious spirit.

Favorite types of games:
Card games: En Garde, Hanabi, Innovation, the Mystery Rummy series, Onirim*, Pax Porfiriana, Race for the Galaxy, Schnäppchen Jagd

Dexterity games: Catacombs, Crokinole, Elk Fest, Safranito, Taktika

Multiple factions games: Blue Moon, Neuroshima Hex**, Summoner Wars, Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, Theseus: The Dark Orbit

Abstracts: The Duke, Dvonn, Gipf, Ingenious, Tamsk, Tzaar, Yinsh

Puzzle-like games: Factory Fun, Galaxy Trucker, Pueblo, Ricochet Robot, Troia, Ubongo

War games: Band of Brothers: Ghost Panzer, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Julius Caesar, Midway, Phantom Leader, Sekigahara, Wings of War, Up Front

Wish-I-thought-of-that games: Khet, Master Thieves, Mord im Arosa, Polarity

*completed a 100 plays challenge
**completed another 100 plays challenge

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User Details for msaya
Registration Date: 2004-01-08
Last Profile Update: 2015-08-09
Last Login: 2015-09-02
Country: flag United States
State: California
Town/City: Los Angeles
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