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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 to me and it fi...


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 Risk. Both are...


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. The comments s...


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 splash. Also, my ...


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, but if not, let...


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.