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Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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The clever men at Oxford Know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much As intelligent Mr. Toad!
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"...the Taoist strikes me as one who is not so much in search of something he hasn’t, but who is enjoying what he has." -Raymond Smullyan
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Here's a link to My RPG designer/author page

"Hot 10" Games (if viewed from BGG, not RPGG): I am redefining this to mean an alphabetical list of what I consider to be Ten Excellent Gateway Board Games.

"Personal Top 10" Games (if viewed from BGG, not RPGG): I'm very much a mood gamer, so I have listed a few that seem most frequently to represent my favorite game in various categories (the numbers don't mean rank, simply categories):

#2: my favorite Euro game;
#3: my favorite long Euro game;
#4: my favorite word game;
#5: my favorite two-player wargame;
#6: my favorite three-player game;
#7: my favorite abstract AND "gateway" game (2 categories in 1!);
#8: my favorite fantasy-themed game; and
#9: my favorite game designed by Reiner Knizia.
#10: my favorite miniatures game

But in reality, my favorite game of all time isn't on the geek. It was The String Game with Ivan and Gus, which I played with my last two cats. I can't have cats where I currently live, and I really miss them.



My avatar: Currently, of course, it's Toad from The Wind in the Willows as drawn by Ernest H. Shepard, one of my favorite characters in all literature. I use it to remind myself not to take myself too seriously. The quotation is from Rat's description of Toad: "Perhaps he's not very clever -- we can't all be geniuses; and it may be that he is both boastful and conceited. But he has got some great qualities, has Toady." I hope I have some great qualities, but the rest fits all too well.

In the past I've used a Fudge die as my avatar (I invented Fudge dice):

But when BGG became fairly hostile a few years ago, I switched to the Japanese kanji for "light" as written by Mokichi Okada, a spiritual master I admire:

In this case, "light" meaning as opposed to darkness, an attempt to bring harmony to my mood as I read BGG. It helped some. Now I mostly hang out on RPG Geek, which is much friendlier than BGG, so I don't feel the need for it.

I like to trade games.

To use a d20 in Fudge:

█ 20: +3
██ 18,19: +2
████ 14-17: +1
██████ 8-13: 0
████ 4-7: -1
██ 2,3: -2
█ 1: -3

Crit success: on 20, reroll: crit success on 16-20.
Crit failure: on 1, reroll: crit failure on 1-5.

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My thanks to those who designed them, since my "talents" could not do them justice! You can see them at https://rpggeek.com/geeklist/183752/microbadges-designed-oth...


I'm not a good graphic designer, but I did design some microbadges myself:

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You can also see them, with stats, at:

http://boardgamegeek.com/microbadges?creator=sos1.

The Five Greatest Comic Strips Ever

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Education

I have formally studied (with links to my almae matres)

* History at Oakland University
* Pre-med (with a lot of Zoology) at The University of Texas
* Massage Therapy at The East West College of Massage
* Theatre at Dell'Arte School of Mime & Comedy (who have since changed their name), and
* Transpersonal Psychology at The Synthesis Center.

Informally studied? Whoosh! - too much to list - most anything except hard sciences. I like to learn things.





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User Details for sos1
Registration Date: 2003-01-12
Last Profile Update: 2016-01-03
Last Login: 2016-02-07
Country: flag United States
State: NH
Town/City: Plymouth
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Top 10
#1: N/A
#2: El Grande
#3: Roads & Boats
#4: Scrabble
#5: The Napoleonic Wars
#6: San Marco
#7: Ta Yü
#8: War of the Ring (first edition)
#9: Medici
#10: Song of Blades and Heroes
Hot 10
#1: Blokus
#2: Can't Stop
#3: Carcassonne
#4: Catan
#5: Elfenland
#6: Lord of the Rings
#7: O Zoo le Mio
#8: River Dragons
#9: Ta Yü
#10: Tikal
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