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Man, Iw ould be up for TI4 if it’s cheap enough for me to get into NE within an hour. :stuck_out_tongue:

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I still don’t know how you played enough to get Domination 3333 and all the fiddly specific achievements.

Not everyone is as obsessed by pointless achievements as I am. It may look like we’ve veered badly off-topic here, but that reply works reasonably well as an introduction.

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Hahaha, well actually TI4 is the only game in my post that I don’t own (apart from a few T.I.M.E. stories modules that I borrowed), but it’s on the wanted-list.

Hi all, :wave:

I’ve followed SUSD for years but been too stupid/idle to join the forum until now…hello!

My favourite games are Battlestar, Galaxy Trucker, Descent and Dixit (to chill out), but I enjoy most games so long as they have a social aspect. I know trucker isn’t, but damn that game is hilarious!

I am currently living through Brexit. Near Gatwick, England.

Anyway, enough of that. I hope to spend more time with you lovely people soon :smiley_cat:


Welcome! Those are some great favorites!

Don’t be worried about de-lurking, everyone here is pretty squishy and accepting, and many were long-time lurkers themselves. I’m pretty sure everyone already likes you.

I normally would say, “let me or any other mod/admin know if you have any questions,” but, honestly, just let anyone here know, they’ll help you out.


Cheers MinuteWalt! Cheers everyone! Very kind.

Here’s to many years of immense board gaming conversations! By that I mean awesome, rather than overly large. That could be tedious.

Anyway thanks again and chat soon! :wink:


Hey, Walt! I’m not squishy.

I’m hard on the outside, soft on the inside.

But definitely not squishy. :stuck_out_tongue:

And welcome to all the newcomers!

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I’m just 100% squishy, then, I guess. Like one of those yappy fat dogs who bark at you, but then just wants to cuddle.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a guest or a burglar. Or even a bugler.
Or an armadillo.

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Hi folks!

I’m Karthik (pronounced car-thick). I’m one of the folks who helps runs a board game community all the way in Bangalore, India!

Fun fact: You can actually catch a glimpse of our group the end of @quinns’s Hive Pocket review from last year (https://youtu.be/szmcsO9ZCpo?t=560). Thanks for doing that Q&A with us Quinns!


Hi car thick!! It’s nice to have you here (finally).

You should get along with us pretty easily, and this is where I would normally say “ask any mod/admin if you need help with anything,” but honestly, just ask anyone here. Everyone in this community pretty much knows what they’re doing and are willing to help.

This is a super cool place with super cool people, and I’m happy you found your way here!


Hi, I’m Siân. I live in Leeds, UK, where I am completely failing to blend in due to my soft southern vowels, and a dislike of cricket, rugby, and mushy peas.

A selection of board game related facts about me:

  • My most-played game this year so far is Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • The longest single game I have ever played is TI4 (totally worth it)
  • My favourite first player marker is either the alpaca from Altiplano, or the dinosaur from evolution
  • My ‘personal best’ score in Food Chain Magnate is -6 :pensive:
  • My most enjoyable board game experience is Pandemic Legacy Season 1
  • My favourite convention is Airecon
  • The unplayed game in my collection that I am most looking forward to playing is Welcome to… (or Teotihuacan, or Wingspan, I can’t decide…)

Ah, a fellow connoisseur :face_with_monocle: Welcome!


Indeedy, the big dinosaur meeple is just a nice indulgence.


Hi, Siân! Thanks for being here. And “whistle_pig” is one of the funniest handles I’ve heard in a long time.

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This is a whistle pig:

(Apparently it’s also a variety of rye whiskey, which I haven’t tried!)


It is quite embarrassing when you mix them up. I mean it went down real smooth and silky, and it was only later when a friend asked why I was keeping a bottle of whisky in a cage that the penny dropped.



I just looked into the whisky, because I hadn’t heard of it and was curious. It’s a pretty weird company… Founded in Vermont, U.S.A. by a former reality show contestant. The company finishes and/or just bottles Canadian rye that they buy from the Alberta Premium distillery.

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