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Dan Roth
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Attended Oregon State University
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Pictures of Games  - 
 
Here's how Carcassonne ended this evening: 134 to 133.

Before this we beat Castle Panic with one remaining tower.
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I've heard a lot about Ticket To Ride, and I've seen the Tabletop episode...and finally played it last night. It was great fun! No wonder it's so popular.
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This was the first game I bought when I decided to get into boardgames as well. Interestingly enough, it was either Ticket to Ride or Agricola. The salesman at the convention talked me into Ticket to Ride. IMO it's the game to bring out when people roll their eyes at the mention of boardgames. My redneck dad even likes it.
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We played Pandemic tonight. It was going really well. But then, it seemed weird. There were a whole lot of infection cards out, and a whole lot of cities with only one cube.

Then I saw the pile of epidemic cards. The ones that were supposed to go into the deck. Yes, I forgot to deal in the epidemic cards.

(We won that game.)
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So...stacking the deck, but in reverse?
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Just got my first fountain pen! It's a Pilot Metropolitan, using a cartridge converter. It's currently inked up with Kaweco palm  green.
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So cool to see the enthusiasm here! +Eva Yaa Asantewaa and +Dan Roth you should definitely check out the PenAddict podcast too - http://relay.fm/penaddict - they just did a "fountain pen 101" episode with lots of great information, but their entire back catalog is great. (cc +Brad Dowdy)
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Confession: I don't enjoy Settlers (though I'm going to give Star Trek Catan a shot)

What is a wildly popular game that you just don't like?
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Munckin gets my vote.
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We all have many reasons for liking Savage Worlds, and some of those reasons are not particularly deep and meaningful. Let's hear some of those.

I'll start: one reason I like SW is because I like rolling lots of different dice.
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I like the variety of dice, the excitement of aceing, how characters are fragile even when they're legendary, settings like 50 Fathoms, Deadlands, Streets of Bedlam, and Interface Zero, the fan community, a super affordable high quality rulebook, allies and leadership edges, interludes, Bennies as a pacing mechanism, drawing a Joker at just the right time, the Adventure Deck; shall I go on?
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I really like games where there is the possibility that everybody loses. For example, in Infiltration, if nobody gets out of the building by a certain time, nobody wins. Outside of coops (which are my favorite type of game), what are some other games like this?
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DungeonQuest is notorious for this. It is rare that anyone wins! :-)
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Thursday was "Thanksgaming" at our place. Some friends came over for thanksgiving dinner and board games. Fun was had by all.

The games: Dominion (with Prosperity expansion), The Game of Real Life, Ticket to Ride Europe, and Race for the Galaxy.
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+Hannah Hohendorf It sounds like all of yours were food-themed--good planning!
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I need recommendations for an ink. I am an educator, so I need something that can write well on just about any paper, without bleeding through to the other side (too much, anyways. Some people use ultra-cheap paper, so it's unavoidable to some extent). I use a Pilot Metropolitan with a fine nib. 

Other preferences: greens preferred, but I wouldn't mind other colors that aren't the standard writing colors (some students do write their physics homework in blue ink...I don't understand...). Please no red. Seeing red ink on an assignment or exam genuinely stresses many people out.

I also really like inks with good shading.

Thanks! :)
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1. Mix small.
2 Yes, just a few of green, not a whole
Black or green bottle.
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I know I'm new to the fountain pen world, but my wife and I have been trying out a bunch of ink samples over the last few months. By far my favorite sample has been Scribal Workshop's Leviathan. I love the color, it wrote well (at least it did in my Metropolitan) and the shading was excellent. Unfortunately, Scribal Workshop no longer sells their Cryptid inks. Fortunately, they still make them, and they're sold under Anderson's private ink line.

However, it's a reformulated version, and the swab on the Anderson website looks quite a bit different than the Cryptid version did. Does anyone have any experience with both? Is Anderson's version a good replacement, or is it basically a different ink?
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What's your gaming "attention span?"

I can't really play the same game more than twice in a row (in the same evening)
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Twice at the most...
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Another meeting, another map. Though this is more of a milli map than a micro map. The scale isn't real good, but the pad of paper is 5"x8"

I've also recently gotten into fountain pens. You'll notice the ink splatters; I applauded for a presenter, but didn't put the cap back on, splattering ink around. I kinda like the effect, though!
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Professor of Physics
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  • Olympic College
    Professor, 2014 - present
  • OSU dept. of Physics
    Teaching Assistant, 2012 - 2014
  • Linn-Benton Community College
    Part-time Physical Sciences Facult, 2013 - 2014
    I teach a lab section for the calculus-based intro physics sequence.
  • BGSU dept. of Physics and Astronomy
    Stargaze leader, 2008 - 2012
  • Adventure Unlimited
    Lodge Manager, 2009 - 2011
    Seasonal position; I worked the Christmas seasons of 2009 and 2010, and the summer camp seasons of 2010 and 2011
  • Adventure Unlimited
    Rafting Staff, 2006 - 2008
    Seasonal position (summer)
  • Adventure Unlimited
    Rafting Staff, 2013 - 2013
    Seasonal position (summer)
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Corvallis, OR - Toledo, OH - Bowling Green, OH - Buena Vista, CO
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Math is really cool, I promise
Introduction
I'm a physics professor at Olympic College, and a drummer. 

I'm open to playing just about any kind of music, because music is awesome, but I'm really into jazz, punk (90's era) and bluegrass. I'm primarily a drum set player, but I also play washboard and non-pitched concert percussion.

I think my wife is pretty much the greatest person there is.
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Uh...I like puns
Education
  • Oregon State University
    Physics, 2012 - 2014
    Masters of Physics
  • Bowling Green State University
    Physics, Math, Astronomy, 2007 - 2012
    Bachelors of Science in Physics and Mathematics, with a minor in Astronomy.
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Some nice scenery, good mix of open meadow and forest. I LOVE the spot down by the Marys River; perfect to hang out and do some swimming.
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