I'm Brant, the wargame-design half of BayonetGames and contractor with Harnessed Electrons. Currently in Raleigh, NC, but with regular jaunts to Columbus, OH, and Monterey, CA. I love modern-era gaming, prefer face-to-face over the tabletop to any kind of digital gaming.
Your favorite game(s):
Warfighter series; SPI's Modern Battles quads; Lock'n'Load; World at War; Next Wars; 7 Wonders and Dominion with my 8-year-old son
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
7 Wonders; Dominion; Manouevre; Loving me some Tank on Tank from LnL lately
What game(s) have you played recently?
7 Wonders! (fantastic little game); Jamaica
Wargames: Warfighter series (Asian Thunder & World of Conflict), Next Wars I: Orange Crush, World at War series from LnL.
Non-Wargames: Carcassonne: the Castle; London; Ticket to Ride...
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
How big is your game collection?
Wargames: 65 or so (after the last thinning for space); Eurogames: 20-25; RPG products: 200+ or so; and a whole lot of minis and random CCGs
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Raleigh, NC (Triangle area); frequent trips to Columbus (CABS)... no local club around Raleigh, yet - hoping to start one soon
14 years in the military (split active/nat'l guard); 21 years as Army brat; work for a defense contractor doing wargame/software design and some training management; I run GrogNews.com and write for Battles! and a few others; love games with buckets of dice, and tho I can't stand the game, I have a fondness for the collectible D&D minis; I love finding neat games from small unknown publishers (Dark City, Fiery Dragon, etc)
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Favorite Movies: Ronin; Ocean's 11 (2001); Farewell to the King; Hi-Fidelity; Singles
Favorite TV Shows: Big Bang Theory; How I Met Your Mother; That 70s Show (been catching up on DVDs); seriously wishing there was a way to revive Studio 60
Favorite Sports: Soccer (USMNT, Newcastle United, Columbus Crew); College Football (NC State, South Carolina, LSU); Baseball (Astros); NHL (Hurricanes)
I dig hiking and biking outside with my son, and flat-water kayaking when the weather's nice. I like traveling and checking out historical locations (Stirling, Scotland is a great under-rated historical destination). My wife is a fantastic photographer, so we usually get postcard-quality pictures out of our trips, too.
"YES!!! I am in the process of learning LB. I've read the rules and have watched a couple of the videos, so this is very timely for me.
I hope to get a vassal game going with a buddy from Texas sometime next week."
"Sent a message to all members but wanted to post here as well. Rod Miller and I (Don Evans) are planning a 2-day session of the BCS Bulge game Last Blitzkrieg at The Gamers Armory Oct. 7-8. All are welcome to stop by and run a few formations or…"
"My son is interested in playing Churchill some time, but he has a commitment on that day, snow willing. If it turns bad weather we'd be interested in making it around Durham (as his prior commitment in Raleigh would be cancelled.) I'm here…"
"Anyone free this Saturday, Jan. 23? I am off and my wife is working. I could be at Gamer's Armory at 10AM sharp to play ... well, anything. It couldn't be something that we would need to stay until closing time for, but…"
"Sounds great! I'll definitely send an email. I own Cuba Libre (also in the COIN series), Twilight Struggle, Labyrinth, and a couple of other hex games, so I'd be happy to bring mine to the table too. "
"Hey, Jeremy. Wray Ferrell recently started a mailing list called Triangle Meaty Gamers to coordinate the playing of "heavier" games like The US Civil War, Paths of Glory, Triumph & Tragedy, etc. For example, four of us on…"
Just got into this hobby and I'm excited at the prospect of getting to know other players in the area, and possibly sitting down to play a game! I've seen some discussion of the recent GMT U.S. Civil War game, and…"