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Sjeng wrote:
Congratz Bob!!

Thank you, Raymond!

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mb - Who/what is your avatar? already answered. Did you have any avatars before the arch? What were they?

My first avatar was this circle in honor of the user who helped me come up with the necessary geekgold:

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mb - What was your first computer/console?

Atari 2600. We had a handful of interesting games.

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mb - What was your first videogame?

One of the first games that I remember as being mine as opposed to owned by the family was Epyx California Games for the Commodore 64. The game was an offshoot from Epyx Summer Games, an Olympics-based sports set.


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mb - Do you mostly game alone or multiplayer?

I mostly play alone, although I do enjoy gaming with friends. In person is more fun, but I'll take online as well.

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mb - What genre of games is your favourite and why?

I think I ever so slightly lean towards Platformers and Scrollers. Some video action, some dexterity on the controls, some puzzle elements, some bits of story. Action Adventure / Action RPG and also Puzzle games are likely to suck me in.
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When did you first play Empire, and on what platform? (I assume that a VGG grognard like you has played it at least once).

Empire 1977? No, I haven't played it, but I am reminded that there are a lot of games I've played that I haven't remembered to record in my database.
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pfrsantos wrote:
Congrats, Bob!

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One little thing, though...


Who would be VGGeek of the Week must answer me these questions three, 'ere the other side he see.

What is your name?

What is your quest?

What is your favorite color?

laugh laugh laugh laugh

Bob.

To seek the Holy Grail.

Green. No, blu-AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!




(Thank you, Jack!)
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Congratulations Bob!

Thank you, Matthew!
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Congrats Bob!

Thank you, Gabe!
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Congratulations Bob! Can you please expound on your obsession with moray eels?

Thank you, Barry! How's your bit of snow? Weirdly, Portland has gotten almost no snow this year. Record snowfalls have landed to the north, east, south, and west (coastal towns), but not here.

Moray eels? That's not me. I'm the cuttlefish guy.
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wildthayne wrote:
edbolme wrote:
When did you first play Empire, and on what platform? (I assume that a VGG grognard like you has played it at least once).

Empire 1977? No, I haven't played it, but I am reminded that there are a lot of games I've played that I haven't remembered to record in my database.
surprise I am all aghast!
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edbolme wrote:
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edbolme wrote:
When did you first play Empire, and on what platform? (I assume that a VGG grognard like you has played it at least once).

Empire 1977? No, I haven't played it, but I am reminded that there are a lot of games I've played that I haven't remembered to record in my database.
surprise I am all aghast!

What platform did you play it on and when?
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wildthayne wrote:
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edbolme wrote:
When did you first play Empire, and on what platform? (I assume that a VGG grognard like you has played it at least once).

Empire 1977? No, I haven't played it, but I am reminded that there are a lot of games I've played that I haven't remembered to record in my database.
surprise I am all aghast!

What platform did you play it on and when?

VAX, 1981. My brother and I went into his corporate office and played late at night on weekends. All the units were just letters, yours were caps and the enemy's were lowercase.
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Futza wrote:
Congratulations Bob! Can you please expound on your obsession with moray eels?

Thank you, Barry! How's your bit of snow? Weirdly, Portland has gotten almost no snow this year. Record snowfalls have landed to the north, east, south, and west (coastal towns), but not here.

Moray eels? That's not me. I'm the cuttlefish guy.


Hey Bob, we had some snow Fri morning mixed with rain. No accumulation on the ground.
The mountain behind us has had snow for 6 days in a row. My mother-in-law says she never saw it more than 2 days in a row the 30 years she's been here.
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Congrats Bob!

* Do you have a favorite comedian? Feel free to share a video!
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Congrats bob

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Congrats Bob!

* Do you have a favorite comedian? Feel free to share a video!

Thank you, Seth. I like to go old school. Michael Palin.

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Congrats, Bob. With all your microbadge work, how do you have time for playing video games!?
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Congrats, Bob. With all your microbadge work, how do you have time for playing video games!?

Thank you, Patrick. Not much. Sometime again. Perhaps after I upgrade my old mobile device.
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Congrats Bob!

d10-1 What is your favourite colour when playing a boardgame?
d10-2 Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
d10-3 Do you play an instrument? If yes, which one and for how long already?
d10-4 Having fun?
d10-5 What would have been your name if it wasn't the name you have?
d10-6 What is your favourite snack?
d10-7 What is your favourite day of the week?
d10-8 What is your favourite time of day?
d10-9 What character would you be in a Star Trek setting?
d10-1d10-0 What makes you "tick" (inspires you, why do you get up in the morning)?
d10-1d10-1 What is your life-long dream?
d10-1d10-2 What is your favourite RPG race/class?
d10-1d10-3 If you could go back in time - where and when would you go?
d10-1d10-4 Could you enlighten us about your avatar? Where, when, did you take the picture yourself?
d10-1d10-5 Where does your username come from? (why wild?)
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Congrats Bob!

d10-1 What is your favourite colour when playing a boardgame?
d10-2 Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
d10-3 Do you play an instrument? If yes, which one and for how long already?
d10-4 Having fun?
d10-5 What would have been your name if it wasn't the name you have?
d10-6 What is your favourite snack?
d10-7 What is your favourite day of the week?
d10-8 What is your favourite time of day?
d10-9 What character would you be in a Star Trek setting?
d10-1d10-0 What makes you "tick" (inspires you, why do you get up in the morning)?
d10-1d10-1 What is your life-long dream?
d10-1d10-2 What is your favourite RPG race/class?
d10-1d10-3 If you could go back in time - where and when would you go?
d10-1d10-4 Could you enlighten us about your avatar? Where, when, did you take the picture yourself?
d10-1d10-5 Where does your username come from? (why wild?)

d10-1 What is your favourite colour when playing a boardgame?
Blue or green.

d10-2 Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
I'm partial to the warmth and blue skies of summer. I grew up with a lot of clouds and rain.

d10-3 Do you play an instrument? If yes, which one and for how long already?
I play percussion. I have a drum set and a smattering of miscellaneous percussion instruments, such as a frog block that gets the most use sitting next to the piano.




d10-4 Having fun?

Yes! Now that four months of overloaded stress at the office is finally starting to wrap up.

d10-5 What would have been your name if it wasn't the name you have?
Emily.

d10-6 What is your favourite snack?
Chocolate.

d10-7 What is your favourite day of the week?
Oddly enough, today my answer is Mondays. I'm basking in the glow of the weekend, starting out the week fresh, and looking forward to the coming weekend.

I don't think that would be my usual answer, but I'm feeling chipper. See #4.

d10-8 What is your favourite time of day?
Meal time!

d10-9 What character would you be in a Star Trek setting?
Trip Tucker, perhaps.



d10-1d10-0 What makes you "tick" (inspires you, why do you get up in the morning)?
The will to experience and taste creation and fun and movement and love and beauty.

d10-1d10-1 What is your life-long dream?
Create cool things; visit cool places.

d10-1d10-2 What is your favourite RPG race/class?
I haven't done much with RPGs. I probably tend toward humans or elves with ranged attacks and healing powers.

d10-1d10-3 If you could go back in time - where and when would you go?
I would go back to my childhood and tell my young self not to worry so much and to loosen up and trust myself and others.

d10-1d10-4 Could you enlighten us about your avatar? Where, when, did you take the picture yourself?
I love the desert. I love the geology and rock formations. Arches National Park, where this photo is from, is exceptionally magical.

d10-1d10-5 Where does your username come from? (why wild?)
I would not call myself a fan of The Troggs, nor would I necessarily even call myself a fan of the their most famous song, although the wordplay was too good to pass up in the early days of establishing usernames; hence, Wild Thing became wildthayne.

I believe there are very few people who would actually call me wild.

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Thanks, everyone!

What is the answer to the question of my favorite game? Diablo II. I quit playing it to fit other things into my life, yet I still salivate over it like someone going through withdrawals.
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Up next. let me announce:

VGGeek of the Week #212 - Gabe Hawkins (ghostpants)
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Congrats Bob!

I'm a bit late to the party!
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And last, but not least...

Thank you again to Dave for selecting me!
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wildthayne wrote:
And last, but not least...

Thank you again to Dave for selecting me!


He did, huh? Too bad I didn't find out about it soon, I might have said something to him...

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