I've always wanted to play games whenever possible. Dark Tower, Masterpiece, Gambler, Poker, Barbarian Prince & the AD&D Electronic Game were among my favorites growing up.
With MTG (93? 94?), I got sucked in. Around 1996 or so, I slipped away from it when my friends playing it got separated over time and distance.
I returned to gaming about a decade later, in 2006. Gaming had entered a renaissance. Finding game groups was easier, thanks to the internet. This is when I discovered Euros and also the fun of miniature painting and other game customization. Gaming has become the hobby I've always wanted.
Customization is something I really enjoy, occasionally even more than gaming. I've customized many games. HeroScape, Terminator, Necromunda, Claustrophobia, Cyclades, D&D, Doom, Drakon, Cuba, Space Hulk, Talisman, Goldbrau, Last Night on Earth, Touch of Evil, Blood Bowl, The Battle for Macragge, Warhammer Quest, Ur are just some.
My Top Ten
list are my favorite games I am playing currently.
My Hot Ten
are either games I haven't played that I want to try ASAP, or games I really want to play again soon to evaluate.
I played 590 games in 2007
629 in 2008
508 in 2009
259 in 2010?!? (working sucks)
450 in 2011
502 in 2012.
??? in 2013
329 in 2014
281 in 2015
Next up on painting/customizing block:
More Warhammer Quest, always more
Mansions of Madness
City of Thieves (Current status-primed)
Riddle of the Ring?
Invasion Outer Space
Remaining Last Night on Earth minis
My "Island of Misfits" games in car (no longer have boxes for):
Robber Knights box also has Loot, High Society, Coloretto, Province, and a Rage deck for Sticheln, Seiben Seigel, Parade and Mit List und Tuche.
Here are a couple microbadges I designed