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Steve Sartain
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Auburn
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Ok, so it's November of 2010 and I'm entering this profile under duress. Yesterday, I received a very threatening letter from Santa's Elves....that's right, you read that correctly...the little pointy-eared monsters are up to no good. Apparently, they took exception to the fact that I had no BGG Profile. I guess that having no profile is a much worse offense than the Elves stealing booze from Santa's private stash (which they have readily admitted to me). They claim that Santa is upset that I have no Profile. Of course, the fact that they left evidence that I was the perpetrator of the aforementioned theft didn't help much.

So, they threaten me, they falsely accuse me...what am I to do? I could try to contact Santa directly and let him know what's going on. But, how do you contact Santa without going through these same nasty little Elves? Sadly, I fear I have no choice but to give in to their extortion. Whatever happened to the Christmas Spirit? Whatever happened to giving for giving's sake? Apparently these concepts are lost on the Elf Consortium (more like the Elf Mafia if you ask me). They want a profile, I guess I'll have to give them one.

Beginning of Profile:

I am an avid game player and collector. I have been playing games for at least 50 years and collecting for nearly 30. The most prized games in my collection are those from my youth and the prototypes and signed/numbered copies that I have received from my game designer friends over the years. I have also been fortunate to receive several one-of-a-kind or rare items from people around the world. These have usually come as a freebie when buying other games from fellow collectors or game enthusiasts. If you look through my collection you will see that I have many of the "Holy Grails" of collecting. These are also an important part of my collection.

I really have no favorite game, that would be much like having a favorite child, as you should love them all equally, no matter what. I do prefer games with some depth. Games that may be simple to play but require good tactics and strategies to win. I am not opposed to games that require luck, but I prefer for the luck component to be only a minor part of the game experience. I also prefer games that have excellent components and games whose themes seem natural and not forced. I'm a sucker for expansions and good game bits.

Basically, I just love to collect and play games. It is my hobby and, I guess, my passion in life.

End of Profile.

Ok, now listen up you Elves! Now that I've lived up to my end of the bargain, let's see what you can do. What would be the most prized gift that Santa could give me? How about an invite to next years Gathering of Friends? While I've met some of my game designer "heroes" at conferences and such, I would love to meet more. With nearly 4,000 games in my collection (as of this writing) I'm sure I could bring a game or two that many have never seen, much less played. Attending the Gathering has always been a dream of mine. Besides, what can you give someone who already has more games than his wife can even comprehend the need for? In addition, it is a gift that would cost Santa nothing. Being Santa's Elves I'm sure you must have contacts in the board game world?

Well, that's it. I've done what you asked...now the ball is in your court or pole or whatever.
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User Details for vkandtj
Registration Date: 2006-03-18
Last Profile Update: 2010-11-15
Last Login: 2015-07-28
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State: California
Town/City: Auburn
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