Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (PC), Armed Assault (PC), GTR2 (PC), GT5P (Sony PS3), Settlers of Catan, Formula D
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Formula D, ASL SK3, Sins Of A Solar Empire, Carcassonne, Leader 1
What game(s) have you played recently?
Carcassonne, Sins Of A Solar Empire, Formula D, GTR2 PC Racing Sim, ASL Starter Kit3
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
approximately 5-10 hours/week
How big is your game collection?
very small! 10 boardgames
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Chicago, IL (Hyde Park neighborhood)
I was born and raised in California. I moved to Chicago at the end of 2006. I was exposed to wargaming about 15 years ago whilst in college, but I haven't touched a board wargame since that time. Recently I was feeling burned out on PC gaming and thought this would be a good opportunity to try and start back up with face-to-face wargaming (or other games that may interest me).
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Science - I work in molecular biology field
Motorsport - MotoGP (Go Rossi!!), World Superbikes (SBK), Formula1
Nature - birding, nature hikes/walks
Reading - not a big reader, mostly fiction or literature
Films - a few of my favorites in no particular order...2001:A Space Odyssey, Children of Men, Blackhawk Down, Pan's Labyrinth, Twelve Monkeys, anything by Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited),The Philadelphia Story, The Seven Samurai, Infernal Affairs, Dolls (Takeshi Kitano), Full Metal Jacket, The Thin Red Line, Rififi
Music - currently listening to...Airbourne, Yoshida Brothers, Doves, Wolfmother, Shonen Knife, The Fratellis, anything by Kraftwerk, SWEET, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, BR5-49, Cowboy Nation, The Pogues, My Morning Jacket
Television - rarely watch it except for Colbert Report and motorsports
Radio - BBC, NPR, On The Media, Joe Frank, This American Life, Ken Nordine's Word Jazz Radio, The Plays The Thing, Definitely Not The Opera, Le Show
Art - Edward Hopper, Mondrian, Albrecht Dürer, Delft School artists, Sargent, Impressionists, Goya, Edvard Munch, Salvador Dali, Magritte
Yes Dave/Jeff H. runs the PAASL group. I'll send you an email later tonight on the NIASL group. If your south of Chicago it's a long drive up north Waconda is about 10 minutes from my house and when I drive down to Tinley Park it takes almost 2 hours plus tolls. If you don't mind hit me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you some info.
Which part of Chicagoland area you in? I know of 2 ASL groups NIASL (Northern Illinois - Waconda) and PAASL (Palatine Area) the NIASL is meeting on the 24th of July. The PAASL is meeting either the 10th or the 16th.