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User Profile for ynnen
Jay Little
United States
Eden Prairie
Minnesota
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In addition to my game design work, I currently teach game design at UW Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin -- both Introduction to Game Design and 3D Digital Game Development. I love teaching. And what better way to share my enthusiasm for and experience with games and the gaming community?

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On the backburner I am working on a project called Call of the Wolf. It's a novella based on Jack London's Call of the Wild, infused with a fantasy twist... sort of along the lines of Pride, Prejudice & Zombies, but without, you know, zombies.

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My book Come Back to Me is now available. Come Back to Me chronicles my medical odyssey starting in 2010 that culminated in my sudden cardiac death on May 24th, 2011. Against the odds, I was revived, but slipped into a coma and suffered numerous life-threatening complications.

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I feel almost embarrassed by how blessed I am... I've survived two (and a half!) heart attacks, a stroke, paralysis, and a coma -- all before the age of 40. I've got two healthy boys that are already gamers. And I am married to an incredibly understanding woman who allows me to pursue this hobby with gusto -- as well as make it my career / lifestyle. I've got a pretty good collection of boardgames, and have a slightly larger assortment of RPG games and items.

I've been working in and out of the game industry for most of my adult life, starting out with some RPG and boardgame concepts for EVPA back when I was in college. Since then I've worked directly for or freelanced for Eden Studios, WizKids, Goodman Games, and Fantasy Flight Games. I've been able to work alongside folks like Jeff Grubb, Eric Lang, Thomas Denmark, Ken Burridge, Jeff Tidball, Joseph Goodman, and Kevin Wilson.

Along the way I've gotten to meet a lot of great people, and feel fortunate to be able to call many of the fine folks in the industry my friend.

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I'm a freelance game designer. Most recently, I was a Senior Game Designer at Fantasy Flight Games. In my time at FFG, I had the privilege to design & develop X-Wing and Edge of the Empire RPG for Star Wars, as well as the new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and the popular Blood Bowl: Team Manager card game. I've also been lucky enough to get involved in a number of wonderful projects from Star Wars and Middle Earth to Warhammer 40k and many others. I've contributed to Cosmic Encounter, Horus Heresy, Rex, Wiz-War, Deathwatch, Warhammer: Invasion LCG, Chaos in the Old World + the Horned Rat expansion, Talisman, Civilization, Rogue Trader, Dark Heresy, Chaos Marauders, Middle Earth Quest, A Game of Thrones LCG, and several upcoming games.

See my boardgame work...

See my roleplaying game work...

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I founded the Geekway to the West gaming convention, held annually in St. Louis. It's grown by leaps and bounds every year, and I'm incredibly proud and amazed at the great work Chris Darden (cbdarden) and Jay Moore (MUKid) have done to keep the convention going strong since I relocated to the Twin Cities from St. Louis in 2008. Next spring will be the 10th annual Geekway -- why not make plans to come visit St.Louis and get some great gaming in?

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Dying to find out the super secret origin of my long-time Karate Chop avatar? Seek no more! Find this cool page on the WayBackMachine or somewhere else in the archived history of these interweb tubes.

http://www.safenow.org/
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User Details for ynnen
Registration Date: 2002-12-09
Last Profile Update: 2014-10-22
Last Login: 2015-06-30
Country: flag United States
State: Minnesota
Town/City: Eden Prairie
Website: http://www.paintedthumb.com/
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Collection Summary for ynnen
Board Game
Owned   833
Previously Owned   61
For Trade   3
Want In Trade   111
Want To Buy   3
Want To Play   3
Preordered   0
Wishlist   67
Commented   514
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All   1124
Board Game Expansion
Owned   90
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   8
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   9
Commented   30
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All   108
Fandom
Board Game 19
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Average Rating 6.35
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3 30   (4.3%)
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Board Game Expansion Ratings 43
Average Rating 7.03
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Top 10
#1: Cosmic Encounter
#2: Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
#3: Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel
#4: A Game of Thrones Collectible Card Game
#5: For Sale
#6: Ingenious
#7: Santiago
#8: Tichu
#9: Wizard
#10: The Bucket King
Hot 10
#1: Chaos in the Old World
#2: Crokinole
#3: Cosmic Encounter
#4: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
#5: Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game
#6: Sharp Shooters
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