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× Welcome to one of the oldest board game communities on the Internet. That may sound like hyperbole but it really is true.

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A good place to get started is by introducing yourself in the “New Members Introduce Yourself” thread (below) or by telling us what you have been playing in the “What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing?" thread ( therewillbe.games/forum/35-mos-eisley-ca...ave-you-been-playing ).

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19 Jan 2015 00:02 #195416 by blatz
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Hey everyone,

Figured I'd start hanging out here after spending a few years on BGG. Gets a little uptight over there sometimes. Anyway, a little about me...

Music and comics are my two main interests outside of games. I love late 70's punk/new wave, early 70's Rolling Stones, The Who, the Replacements, Husker Du, alt-country stuff like Uncle Tupelo and lots more.

As far as comics go I've cut way back but I'm currently into Saga, Sex Criminals, Hawkeye and Batman. My all-time faves include Morrison's Animal Man, Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four and Batman: Year One. I'm also a sucker for classic JLA and anything with Kyle Baker.

I like board games where my friends and I can be bastards to each other and laugh about it later. Wiz-War, Cosmic Encounter, Neuroshima Hex!, Runewers, Blood Bowl: Team Manager, Cyclades and Kemet are at the top of the list currently. When I play with my wife we like Knizia's Lord of the Rings, X-WIng and Innovation.

I'm a huge Star Wars guy and can't wait for my kids to see the new ones so they can be just as excited about it as I was as a kid when the originals were released.

Hope to talk to you guys soon!
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19 Jan 2015 00:08 #195417 by Sagrilarus
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Welcome aboard sir.

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19 Jan 2015 04:08 #195420 by repoman
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Sounds like you'll fit in fine.

Welcome.

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19 Jan 2015 08:25 #195426 by stormseeker75
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Barnes will be along momentarily to show you that you know nothing about music.

This is like the Hotel California. Enjoy your stay.
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19 Jan 2015 10:45 #195435 by SuperflyPete
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Ah, BGG. BGG is to Christmas as the Fort is to the Island of Lost Toys.

Welcome to the island.
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19 Jan 2015 12:58 #195466 by 433
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Noticed your avatar. Are you indeed from The Greatest City on Earth (or its lesser counterpart, Minneapolis)? If so, did you go to the Replacements show at Midway Stadium last year?

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19 Jan 2015 18:09 #195503 by Michael Barnes
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Barnes will be along momentarily to show you that you know nothing about music

Please prepare yourself for the music portion of the entry exam by familiarizing yourself with the following bands:

1) Satan's Rats
2) The Cuddly Toys
3) Hirax
4) Liquid Liquid
5) Inside Out
6) Zero Le Creche
7) Crisis
8) The 101ers
9) Cold Crush Brothers
10) Q Lazzarus

You're looking pretty good on the comics front- you name-checked Animal Man and a couple of other great books. We'll work on that Saga problem.

Welcome!

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19 Jan 2015 23:02 #195514 by blatz
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433 wrote: Noticed your avatar. Are you indeed from The Greatest City on Earth (or its lesser counterpart, Minneapolis)? If so, did you go to the Replacements show at Midway Stadium last year?


Yeah I'm a Minneapolis guy. You must be from St Paul? You guys all have the same Minneapolis complex. I had to miss the Mats show for a wedding. What can you do?

You ever go to the Fantasy Flight event center or the Source? St Paul does have better game stores...

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19 Jan 2015 23:09 #195516 by blatz
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Michael Barnes wrote: Barnes will be along momentarily to show you that you know nothing about music

Please prepare yourself for the music portion of the entry exam by familiarizing yourself with the following bands:

1) Satan's Rats
2) The Cuddly Toys
3) Hirax
4) Liquid Liquid
5) Inside Out
6) Zero Le Creche
7) Crisis
8) The 101ers
9) Cold Crush Brothers
10) Q Lazzarus

You're looking pretty good on the comics front- you name-checked Animal Man and a couple of other great books. We'll work on that Saga problem.

Welcome!


Damn, that's a hell of a list. I know about the 101'ers from liking the Clash. Love late 70's glam like Cheap Trick and T. Rex and so I like the Cuddly Toys and I know Q Lazzarus but you got me on the rest. 3 out of 10 is horse shit but you've given me something new to do on Spotify and that's always a good thing.

No love for Saga? I liked the first dozen issues or so a lot but I admit it's gotten a little old. I still think it's decent but I'm kind of reading it just to see it through more than anything.

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20 Jan 2015 08:51 #195528 by Legomancer
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Welcomes to the Fort.

I read the first Saga trade and when a bounty hunter showed up right away I showed it the door. Jesus, enough with the fucking bounty hunters.
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20 Jan 2015 09:09 #195532 by SuperflyPete
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Does that seem right to you?
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