Alec Chapman(ALGO)United Kingdom
Lincolnshire"She said the same thing about waffles."
NOTE: to anyone waiting for game 10 it is a little up in the air and dependent on a particular trade going through as to which one I go for, so watch this space!
On this website, theres a lot of talk about the games, but I'll talk about my history with some of my more regular opponents, too, to break up the flow of cardboard related facts.
My number one most played gaming opponent is my ex-housemate and co-host of the movie podcast I do. His name is Chris.
Me and Chris have known each other for, woah, almost 13 years!
At university our gaming was limited to WWF No Mercy on the N64 (still my favourite wrestling game ever) and copious far too long games of Talisman at the dining table with our other male housemate, Ian.
He's been there with me through many a trial and is, by any objective measurement, a terrific human being. He's not on the Geek so I can be reasonably effusive without making him uncomfortable, something it is all too easy to do.
In terms of modern gaming, we used to have a regular meet up every tuesday to work through the campaign book for Commands & Colours: Ancients before physical distance got in the way following a move on his part. He was better than me at that game and is currently proving to be a frustratingly capable opponent - at both Mr Jack and Puzzle Strike especially. It was he who, after what I can only assume was a bump on the head leading to unwarranted generosity (I am a legendarily bad present giver and deserve poor treatment) bought me Puzzle Strike for my birthday last year.
It was an inspired move.
We see each other frequently, at least recording a podcast every week when we don't get to play games, and know each other pretty darn well. This makes games between the two of us truly experienced affairs, while retaining the aura of friendship as well.
It was Chris who walked straight into my trap in C&C: A and faced an onslaught from all my elephants, only to see me roll not a single hit, wiping me out on the next turn.
It was Chris who shared my fate in the game of Arkham Horror we played that lasted half an hour (we had a lot of bad luck) and therefore less time than it took to set up.
It was Chris who, with me, watched in horror as Diego (my smallest cat) destroyed a meticulously arranged Battles Of Westeros board and set up, who forayed into D&D just because I was interested (creating the now legendarily delusional Cecile Of Bois) and has agreed to help me reach my 1000 games target.
To all people out there who have someone like this to game with. Treasure them and look after them, in gaming as in life a good friend is worth their weight in, well, friendship! That's much more valuable than gold.
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