Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gaming Foundations


I know, this photo is shamelessly lifted from a SBH game I played with my daughter last year, but I think it fits the subject of this post quite well. After reading BaronVonJ's recent post about their "defining top ten" games, and another similar one over at Lead Addict (of which I can't find right now to link to) I decided to jump in as well with my own variation.

If you know me, or just follow here or whatever, you know I play a lot of games, all kinds from roleplaying to tabletop minis to boardgames, and then all different genres in each of those categories as well. But what started me on this path? What were my first forays in gaming, who brought me to the first big dance? Well following this post will be my first ten gaming milestones, going all the way back to age seven. Now that I'm pushing forty I can safely say they had an impact on me.

My buddy Oz, who has been along for the ride for a lot of the games to be mentioned, had said just the other day about how I haven't been posting a lot. It's true, but this should remedy that somewhat. Also in the vein of Counterfett and his excellent series of lists that he does, I'm going to space out my gaming moments as well. Sure, it's a cheap ploy for mileage on my part, but it spares y'all from having to read all ten at once as well. So look for the number ten spot tomorrow, and as usual I'd love to engage you in whatever recollections you have about these same games. Until then, enjoy!

12 comments:

  1. It's good to have you back. I like hearing game recommendations by other people. Sometimes I get so caught up in my own little world that I forget other things exist.

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    1. Honestly I need to stop playing ME3 multiplayer, haha. It's kind of hard to post stuff when I'm not painting or tabletop gaming too, but this should cure that itch for sure. The top ten are done and in the queue so I look forward to hearing your (and everyone else's) input in the days to come.

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  2. Look forward to it dude

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    1. Thanks Brummie, hopefully they won't disappoint, didn't recognize you with the new pic!

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    2. Had a bit of a refresh on the old blog front fancied a change

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  3. A sneak peek of the top ten turned up in my Google feed earlier today, so I'm looking forward to the expanded version!

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    1. Heh, yeah, that was a bit of a rookie mistake! Number ten tomorrow!

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  4. Thanks for the mention. Funny how so many people's lists are similar or at least have a few core things in them.

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    1. I have a feeling once the games (and other things) start rolling in I'm going to get a lot of that commonality.

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  5. Glad I could kick your ass back into gear!

    That is, back to something that I don't have the time, energy, or conviction to do myself!

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    1. Time is manageable, energy is treatable, and conviction, well, conviction is kind of its own thing of course. But yeah, thanks for the 'inspiration' to do a series of posts, you'll see a lot of ones the two of us played together so make sure you add to memory lane with your comments.

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  6. Can't wait to see the list. Mine came froI should just play what I like. Life's to short to play crappy games.
    -J

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