User Profile for sean4star
Sean Forrester
United States
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I've been on the geek now for a few years, and I have never bothered to say anything about myself in my profile. Up until recently I have been little more than a lurker, reading posts, finding games and the like. I suppose I still don't say much, compared to many, but I have my interests and there are a few geeks that I would consider my friends. But I am getting ahead of myself, so lets start back at the beginning...

My History in Gaming
I started boardgaming with my siblings and cousins back in the early '90s playing HeroQuest and Battle Masters. But it was a casual affair with the exception of our almost annual HeroQuest marathon where we would attempt to play through the entire quest book from beginning to end over the course of several days. Being the eldest, of my siblings and all my cousins on both my father's and mother's side of the family, I of course always ended up as the Evil Sorcerer Zargon. Which was okay with me, the role somehow suited me sauron.

Then came high school and my gaming tastes changed, largely due to the influence of my long-time girlfriend's parents. They and their good friends down the street were all Avalon Hill enthusiasts. They didn't play any of the war-games, but many of the other titles, like Rail Baron, Air Baron, Merchant of Venus, History of the World, and Civilization. I was enamored by the breadth and scope of many of these games. And of course by the impressive play times. But I realized 2 things: that I loved games I could sink my teeth into, and I loved games with immersive themes.

Following high school, and the break up with my long-time girlfriend, I entered a relatively boardgame free period. I still played video games, which is another history all to itself, but absolutely no boardgames, unless you are crazy enough to include drinking card games.

It wasn't until many years later that my boardgaming interests were rekindled, when out of the blue, while sitting at my desk at work, I thought about Rail Baron. I began an internet search, trying to find information about the game including the possibility of picking up a copy. In short order I found BoardGameGeek.

And then a curious thing happened. Quite by chance I stumbled upon Dathkadan's remarkable redesign of Merchant of Venus. I have always been a crafty devil ninja so I quickly set about making myself a copy. From there I was hooked. I searched far and wide for anything Print'n'Play or redesign I could find. I joined the PnP guild and started following all the PnP game design contests.

Today I have made several games, but am most proud of my Magic Realm build and my MoV build.

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User Details for sean4star
Registration Date: 2008-11-03
Last Profile Update: 2012-06-12
Last Login: 2015-10-09
Country: flag United States
State: TX
Town/City: Arlington
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