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Ron Graves
Works at MVT Canadian Bus, Inc.
Attended Simon Fraser University
Lives in Cloverdale, BC
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Just realized that in my circle of gaming friends, there are more folks named Daniel than any other. In fact, there are 4 times more Dan's, Danny's and Daniel's than the second place name. Full disclosure, my cirle of gaming friends is not huge but it is large enough and contains a diverse group of people

Do you have the same in your experience? One name over all the others?
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Yes, we have lots guys named Jonas, and Johan. If you also add in the multiple people named Jens, and Joachim, then you begin to suspect that our parents all had a thing for the letter J.

We only have one Daniel though.
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Played Evolution with my wife and son tonight. Last night was a learning game, tonight the gloves came off. My son generally likes to be aggressive so after building a couple of nice sized species, one evolved into a carnivore. My wife and I were ready and had defensive traits in place to thwart his meat eater. He managed to eat enough to stave off extinction until he swapped out his "Ambush" for "Climbing" (my species had climbing) and on the same turn I swapped in ""Warning Call" which made his climbing useless. He couldn't feed so his species went extinct.
Then, as I was high fiving my wife, she points to my species and says "you didn't feed your species. It's also extinct!' so she high fives my son. :(
Guess who won. Yup, the wife by 4 points. That extinct species cost me 8 end game points.
This one is a keeper. Hopefully we can convince my son to play again.

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I really like this game. It is perhaps a little clunky, but it is worth it.
There is also Evolution: The Beginning which is no longer clunky, but it is also a little less interesting. But both are fun.
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This ad was posted locally in Vancouver, BC on Craigslist that may hold some interest to members of this group. The posted mentions he is willing to ship within North America.
This is NOT my ad, i do not know the poster and I have no idea if the prices listed are fair.

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/clt/5702012265.html
Rare war and strategy board games. You cannot find many of these games in stores any more. All kept by a serious collector with all pieces in tact and in excellent condition. This group of games are...
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I don't do Bottoscon generally, but definitely for Terminal City if not before!
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New to the collection via trades completed today. Almost have something resembling a war game shelf now! 
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That's a good start!
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Never roll a one in real life lol
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Hi All.
I see this group hasn't been too active lately, but I'll take a chance and post here anyway.
A local shop had a nice sale on this game so I picked up the starter set and a few of the expansions. I have been looking around the internet for fan created resourses for the game but cannot find any so hopefully you can help out.

1. Once I get a few plays of the starter set in, what expansions would be best to bring into the game?
2. Is it best to stick with dragons and forget the ground troop aspect at first?
2. It looks like there is no new announced product from WizKids coming. Is there any expectations of more expansions?
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This ad was posted locally in Vancouver, BC on Craigslist that may hold some interest to members of this group. The posted mentions he is willing to ship within North America.
This is NOT my ad and I have no idea if the prices listed are fair.

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/clt/5702012265.html
Rare war and strategy board games. You cannot find many of these games in stores any more. All kept by a serious collector with all pieces in tact and in excellent condition. This group of games are...
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Found a copy in great condition. Gave my original copy away years ago to a good home when I wasn't playing and now that I'm playing again I feel it needs to be in the collection.
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Earlier printings usually fetch a higher price
https://acaeum.com/ddindexes/setpages/setscans/phb2nd.jpg
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I thought this was a headline from 'The Onion'. It's not.
Google search history suggests many Britons had little idea what they were voting for
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Had to tidy up the collection yesterday. Good excuse to post a shelfie 
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Nice collection
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  • MVT Canadian Bus, Inc.
    Safety Manager, present
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100 Mile House, BC
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Confessed D&D/Board Game player and Sports geek, watch and read SF/Fantasy TV/movies/books.  Scotch drinker as the opportunity presents itself.  Little known fact (about Scotch) is that the Scotch you are offered by a friend always tastes better than the one in your own collection.   

I love to laugh and besides my wife, kids and some co-workers, Billy Connelly, Monty Python and Lewis Black make me laugh most.  FYI, when South Park is on the money, it is freaking brilliant.  When it goes offside and misses, it is offensive as hell.  

You will probably see me singing in my car when the right song is on, and I do know I will never sing for a living but why let that stop me? 
                 

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Have worked professionally in one industry for 25 years (and counting) starting at an entry level position and progressing up to General Manager. Took a step back (my decision) in order to be able to live 5 minutes from work and still like what I do. Kids are both Tae Kwon Do Black Belts (one is 3rd degree, the other 2nd degree) and honour roll students.
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Kinesiology, 1988
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