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16 Jul 2015 11:23 #206359 by hotseatgames
Welcome new people!
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30 Dec 2015 03:56 #218567 by Hadik
So I have been a reader in this site for a while, following the recommendations of F:AT members on new games and have had good luck doing so. Thank you all.

I've just started posting recently and want to introduce myself.

I've been a PC and boardgame wargamer for a while but I would say I have mostly kept to the shallow end of that pool. In the past two years my gaming has begun focusing more on thematic games. This is due to me playing games with my wife and two boys. Also - just more fun. Family favorites include One Night Werewolf, Love Letter, Mice and Mystics, and Heroscape, I have been soloing Eldritch Horror. Finding time is the biggest challenge.

I still wargame regularly with an opponent on VASSAL. We play CDGs, though in 2016 our goal is to get into Battles in the Age of Reason (BAR) because we have both read a lot about the Seven Years War. VASSAL is the greatest thing for me. I've logged more gaming time on VASSAL than in any other form of gaming.

Though... an XBOX One was under the Christmas tree this year and so far it's a big hit. Our Wii U will be getting dusty. Star Wars Battlefront is getting played a lot.

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30 Dec 2015 08:57 - 30 Dec 2015 08:58 #218575 by ThirstyMan
Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome
Glucklich zu sehen, je suis enchante, happy to see you
Bleibe, reste, stay

Dah dah dah dah, daaaaa ......(altogether now)
Last edit: 30 Dec 2015 08:58 by ThirstyMan.
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30 Dec 2015 10:48 #218589 by SuperflyPete
Welcome!
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26 Jan 2016 19:29 #220867 by Mantidman
Greetings,
I signed on awhile ago, but hadn't posted here. I have really enjoyed reading this site.
It has led me to purchase several games that I would never have picked up before and
I have laughed out loud on many occasions.
I am a life science professor in Hannibal, MO, but I currently live in IA.
Was married for 22 years and I have two sons.
I have always gamed with my family and have started to bring a few new friends into the
fold.
Thank you for providing this place.
Sincerely,
Todd Bowdish
Mantidman (here and at BGG)

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26 Jan 2016 19:42 #220868 by repoman
Hi Todd and welcome aboard
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21 Jun 2016 21:03 #229195 by vijr
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Long time reader and first-time poster. As I'm sure most of these posts go. Always enjoy the article reads and I appreciate the real perspective from many (of course as opposed to the fake).

~vijr
(also on bgg though account is semi-dead)
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21 Jun 2016 21:27 #229196 by ChristopherMD
Welcome to the jungle.
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23 Jun 2016 03:00 #229253 by Gary Sax
Welcome!
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12 Sep 2016 16:28 #234039 by Nodens
Hello there,
another lurker with plans to maybe contribute to the quality content I come here for. I guess I am a sucker for well-formed opinions brought forth in strong language. Being German, I have played games for almost my entire life. The games I have put the most hours of my life into are probably Robo Rally and Call of Cthulhu, current favourites include Cyclades, Maria and A Distant Plain. Also I read a lot. Really a lot. Like, all the time.

(same name on TOS)
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14 Sep 2016 12:00 #234232 by barrowdown
I've been a long-time reader of the forums and with the recent interest in minis painting, I felt I might be able to actually contribute. I'm interested in all of the game content, but for me it is largely a theoretical interest as I do not have a ton of motivation to make it get played. I like the breadth of discussion and the smaller echo chamber in which to operate.

I get to game very rarely in the past couple of years, but I do have time to paint. Next week, I will start playing in my FLGS's 40k league, which will be my first 40k games in over 20 years and my first minis gaming in 12-13 years. What I have currently painted is spread over a variety of things and no where near a playable force, so the next week I will be focusing on getting something playable onto the table.

(I go by badweasel on TOS.)

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14 Sep 2016 23:02 #234293 by SuperflyPete
Welcome! Looking forward to hearing from you fine folks.
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16 Sep 2016 00:16 #234367 by 40 oz
First time poster, long time reader of the great content on this site. Early gaming included standard stuff, but my all time favorites were Dark Tower, Dungeon and Mystery Mansion. I re-entered the hobby in 2005 with a purchase of Ticket to Ride Europe. Since then, the collection has grown and interests have changed. I gravitate more toward thematic with favorites being Cosmic Encounter, Space Hulk, Claustrophobia, Talisman and Arkham Horror. However, I still enjoy Euros on occasion such as Agricola. Married with two kids, so I do a lot of solo gaming and some gaming with the kids and wife. I recently started painting Silver Tower (which I bought based on Barnes’ review). I will try to post some pics in the other forum. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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16 Oct 2016 02:07 #236245 by Vlad
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Hi,

I've been following this site for a long time, but did not feel comfortable to post before. The reason is that I got into board-gaming fairly late - in my early thirties - but that was like 10 years ago, so I kind of start to feel entitled to have an opinion (beyond the "oh, these cards look so cool, the game is dripping with theme"). And then you're talking about TV-shows and movies and sci-fi, and I partially (but strongly) blame Mr. Barnes for pulling me into painting miniatures (he made me buy games before... many, many games over these years, but the last six months have been very expensive). Anyway, here I am.

A little about my favorite stuff, at least as of late:

Board game: Dune. To be honest, I've played way more Rex than Dune, and a big reason I'm getting an account here is to be able to tell the world why everybody should be playing Rex instead of Dune, and to endure the subsequent shellacking for such heresy. Second close are Cosmic and Spartacus, but usually as a means to lure people into an eventual game of Rex. Twilight Struggle for a 2-player (despite the fact that I completely and utterly suck at it).

Miniatures: Malifaux. I can’t say I recommend it and I’m very conflicted about whether I like it or not. I’m painting a bunch of new Warhammer stuff, and played some games of Battle for Vedros with my son, but Malifaux got on the adult table.

Film: That one is easy, Pulp Fiction. In general I wouldn’t say no to anything by Tarantino (except Django, which sometimes I feel like the only person to dislike) or Coen Brothers (except No Country for Old Men, same as before). And obviously the, you know, the film from which I’ve taken the picture for my account here. I think I’ve seen it like 30 times. Oh, and Alien, and the first Terminator. And Fury Road, which is probably the only movie of the last 5 years that I can pretty much guarantee I’ll be still watching 20 years from now.

Book: Dune, (just re-read it recently) Anything by Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick. Also love Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

Graphic Novel: Watchmen. So much that I haven’t read any other graphic novel or comic book after it, just couldn’t get into it.

Video Game: Dark Souls series. I’ve played a lot of computer and video games, but Dark Souls kind of did to video games what Watchmen did for graphic novels… ever since I played the first Souls, I find it very hard to get into anything else.

TV-show: Sopranos and Seinfield. Game of Thrones, for all its trashiness, just entertaining, pretty much the same as Walking Dead.
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16 Oct 2016 08:01 #236246 by Black Barney
I like you. And I never like Vlads.
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