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Not my Turning Point gaming rig

Here it is, my sweet machine, which is not my Turning Point gaming rig. I bought this Gateway laptop about four years ago because I was going to study in England and the programme recommended I bring a laptop. It's been good ...


Good Idea, Bad Idea: Mandatory Pacifism

Good Idea, Bad Idea: Mandatory Pacifism In my last Good Idea, Bad Idea I talked about random maps. This got me thinking about the mechanics of board games. Today Im going to talk about two board games: Settlers of Catan and...


Quick Thoughts on Religion and Gaming

Wow, Destructoid is in rare form today. Ever since that Gamefaqs kid burned down the church we've had a firestorm of controversy. Here is the time line as best I understand it. 1. Jim Sterling's post about the Gamefaqs kid....


Velocity Contest: Backup Plan Edition

And I would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those meddling kids! This contest was great fun. I had a feeling that I'd not overcome Thornnn but I had fun trying. I hope I entered the Destructoid community with a sp...


Velocity Micro Giveaway Contest

Greetings Destructoid community. I thought the original post said this contest ended the day before Christmas, but the main page says 10/23. Either way, I've come too far not to post this. I'm hoping this will "up" the ante, ...


About Jorvikone of us since 5:26 PM on 12.23.2007

I live in Maine.

I like playing in the snow.

I love playing video games. Especially retro games, but I appreciate modern ones as well. The first game I ever played was Pool of Radiance back in the 80s. After saving the city of Phlan I was hooked for life. But Link to the Past remains the greatest game ever.

Currently shmups have displaced RPGs in my gaming life, but I still have a soft spot for Chrono Trigger.

Digital Slaves:

Nintendo 64
Xbox (Magical)

I like Euroboard games. Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Bohnanza, Samurai, these are fine things.

Random Fact: I am a curmudgeonly old man who studies English grammar in his spare time. Someday I aspire to write good.

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