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#912

Hi all! My name is Ryan. I’m a designer at littleBits and also FlipTales.

I’ve been playing D&D for 10 years and love it. As far as board game goes I love super simple games like scrabble and bananagrams. I’m also a big nerd when it comes to pedagogy & learning and how that relates to games/gaming.

Looking forward to making connections here. If anyone wants design help on their projects, I’m happy to offer my eyeballs and experience!


#913

littleBits! I was just playing with my litleBits synth kit the other day. Totally great.


#914

@flowerboy Welcome, impressive kit you have there…


#915

Hey all, I’ve been rattling around the forum for a couple of weeks now, should probably pop my head up over here too! I’m based in the south of New Zealand, after previously catching the board game bug when living in Melbourne, Australia for a decade. The likes of Galaxy Trucker, Ticket to Ride and The Resistance were my gateway games to the hobby.

Having found myself now in an area without much of an extant board game culture, I have been merrily recruiting local nerds to the dark cardboard arts. Currently playing through a Seafall campaign with a couple of cronies, and contrary to the general consensus we have been having an absolute blast.

I’ve got a wee boy who is almost 5, and is fascinated with Daddy’s “game boards”, so have another player coming along nicely! Already he is able to handle Rhino Hero: Super Battle, and he loves making maps using my Carcassonne set also.


#916

Hey, @skeletor!

I’ve been having a lot of fun with you around, I’m glad you came in here (the Intro Thread, finally!) It’s been fun playing games and telling jokes with you.

You seem like a genuinely nice (and occasionally silly) person, and it’s super-cool that you have helped to breed another one of our ilk (I have a 21 year-old and a very nearly 8 year-old, and I’m proud to say that they are nearly as nerdy as I am).

I have to repeat, though, I really have enjoyed having you around, and you are welcome here.


#917

Hello, everyone! I’ve been watching for a while (even went back to watch every video from the beginning), but never got around to joining the forum. Very impressive features you have here. Good job!

I live in Bournemouth, UK. I’ve been board gaming probably 10 years or so. Started with the eternal Catan at my uncle’s, then we zoomed off to Carcassonne and flew head-first into Agricola. Nowadays, I prefer smaller, simpler games (to learn) that still provide depth of strategy. I also design my own games, though without local playtest groups it’s hard to develop them beyond a few games with relatives.

I also play/run/design an RPG called Sigma, a simpler game that (hopefully) makes it easy to create characters with some depth and to draw them into the narrative. Still not that confident in GM-ing, but I’m getting better with every session. (Maybe we can play here sometime?) :wink:


#918

Please do @tapgiles!


#919

Hi nice to meet ya all.
In NW, Oregon, I’m a wifey n mom to two ASD boys 7 n 5. A lot of my day to day, is keeping lot of balls in the air going. So it’s really nice to decompress with a board game at the end of the day. Or cooking something up and it turning out really awesome. I admit I was hesitant to join because my hubby (comaestro) is on here, and space is important, but he said he doesn’t mind.
superjaz is my old middle school nickname, had a bf who went by Batman.

I love Lords of Waterdeep, I can apply all my mom skills to it. Splendor, 7 wonders, Ethnos. Sheriff of Nottingham, love being the ghost in Mysterium.
For me it less about winning, more did I do the best I could, did I make mistakes.
I do not care much for letters from White chapel, bit long, X-Wing Miniatures Game, tavern brawl.
They don’t work for me.
*edit and Monopoly! I HATE it.
And dispite being nerdy I have never participated in a RPG campaign that was successfully ran.


#920

The only metric we have control over, and therefore the only thing worth focusing on in order to improve, if that’s your thing. Can you believe I only (re)discovered this truth recently? Anyway, I try to live by this, and move away from my old win-focused self.

Oh, and hello =)


#921

Hah! Thats pretty cool!

My highschool nickname by others was something that make me feel bad about myself. :joy:


#922

Oh no! Sorry to hear that. My highschool classmates called me Ambrosia which is pretty cool. Some people thought it’s my first name :laughing:

@superjaz and @tapgiles welcome and have fun!


#923

Ambrosia is awesome! I’ve had that with a friend. I written his last name as zamboni because of a joke. Then I forgot it wasn’t his real name.

When I went to anime cons I used to get called “Super” that struck me as odd.


#924

It’s okay! You don’t have to apologize for him! (Seriously, he’s a sweetie solid dude. Good people, that @COMaestro.)

As the primary food-purchaser, -grower, -cooker, and -composter in my house, I 110% get you. Also child-wrangler. It’s the important work.

So pleased you’re here!


#925

Mine was Skeletor because I was very thin. Despite sometimes having 3 dinners per day.

I eventually fixed the problem by getting older :slight_smile:

On trips in Asia more than one local has patted my stomach in a friendly way and murmured “happy bhudda”.


#926

Well, that sure ain’t what’s going on over here :joy:


#927

So what is it?
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