While rumor swirls in hushed voices and tale-tellers turn cautious glances to one another in back-alley bars, none can truly claim to know the origins of the League. Shrouded in secrecy, myth, and a thousand-and-one tall tales, this band of gamers roam the mean streets of Baltimore in search of that one perfect game. Hear now, the truth behind one featured member and his quest.
How long have you been gaming (in your favorite unit of time measurement)?
“If our board game closet at my mom’s house is any indication, I have been gaming since I was at least 5 years old or so. As far as hardcore hobby gaming, that started in college when I was introduced to Catan, trailed off as I ventured in to competitive TCGs and was then reinvigorated again in 2010.”
What color are your meeples when you play?
What is your favorite STYLE of game?
“Strategic Euro games”
Break it down: what is your favorite game mechanic?
“It’s hard to name just one. My favorites would likely be: worker placement, tableau/engine building, bluffing, hand management and tile laying. I prefer games that integrate a couple of these in a unique and interesting way.”
What is currently your FAVORITE GAME?
What is your style of play (i.e. social gamer, aggressive, casual—for the fun, etc.)?
“No idea. I play to win but I don’t really care all that much if I lose. I enjoy fiddling with the mechanics and exploring the game system more than anything.”
What do you look for in a great game?
“A fun and engaging puzzle that elegantly combines a number of intricate systems—like a fine time piece.”
What are your favorite things about board gaming?
“Social interaction and I like to break a mental sweat, too.”
What other things do you like (or is board gaming just your entire life)?
“I am an avid sports fan (Orioles, Ravens, Arsenal), purveyor of fine craft beers and serial traveler. Ultimately, hanging out with my awesome little dude, Tristan, has been the most enjoyable aspect of life.”
Who is your favorite brother and podcast host?
“Sinuhmuhnbuns, spelled phoneti—stupidly”
Most tolerable game that hosts 6+ players?
Favorite beer (style or specific)?
“Belgian Abbey Ale—more specifically a complex, yet smooth, Tripel, Quadrupel or Saison”
Vader or Fett?
Favorite board gaming convention?
“Origins—casual atmosphere with great nearby food options.”
Favorite country traveled to so far?
“Italy—a beautiful amalgamation of history, culture, food and wine.”
Book currently being read?
“I’m currently listening to the audio-book The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles Book 2) and reading George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. ”
Favorite thematic genre? (I know it’s a painful question.)
“Anything with a grain of history—preferably medieval Europe or feudal Japan”
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