I'm an avid gamer and game collector, going back to games like Risk, Uno, and D&D. I'll play just about anything - board games, card games, CCG, RPG's, miniatures, etc.
Where I game:
- With my family at home
- With my co-workers (I'm president of our employee association board game club (90+ members)
- With a few adult game groups (mostly as an outgrowth of my from my work gaming group)
- At my son's Junior High game club (as a volunteer, on Friday afternoons and the occasional Saturday game day)
- At gaming conventions (like GenCon and our local con - FlatCon)
- At my FLGS - Gryfalia's Aerie
- With my extended family (usually around the holidays)
I've been on BGG a long time and I'd done quite a bit of trading. If you're contemplating making me a trade offer, please consider the following:
1. Send me a GeekMail first. Probably half of the trades I do make are not for the games originally offered. Although my Want List is relatively short, I have other games that are of interest to me, but I don't plan on buying them outright.
2. If you choose to offer a game in trade, please make sure the games are reasonably equivalent in value. I'm reasonably up to date on the availability of my game in the market. Offering a readily available, mass market game not on my Want List that sells for half of what my out of print, still in shrinkwrap game is an insult. I will politely decline the offer, but I'll add you to the list of people I won't trade with in the future.
3. I will do foreign trades, however, trading outside of the US is expensive. I won't trade for a $30 game that requires $25 shipping unless the game isn't (and won't) be available in the U.S.
4. During trade negotiations, don't try to play down the value of my game because you can buy it online for $X. If that's the case you should go buy it online for $X. I'm realistic about the value of my game, you need to be realistic about yours.