I have been gaming for 25 years, most of which was spent playing Magic: the Gathering.  As a father, the time that I could dedicate to Magic was insufficient to remain competitive.  Board games have provided an opportunity to have a competitive atmosphere that doesn't require as great a time investment.  While I have always played board games, they have become a huge part of my life over the last six years.

     Some of my favorite games include Twilight Imperium IV, Yedo, Mage Knight, and Xia, Legends of a Drift System.

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     I have been gaming for about 25 years.  Unlike Patrick, my game of choice was not Magic, but rather Warhammer.  As I moved on and started traveling more for work, the lure of miniatures began to wane.  Waiting to fill that hole was board gaming.  While I will gladly sit down to a four-hour-long epic, I spend a lot more time playing solo games learning games with lower learning curves to help introduce others to the hobby.  I love when I find a game that can be modified to play at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, where I get to play King for a few weekends each year. 

     I am very lucky to have a wife who is supportive and understanding of my hobby!


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