Since WotR online, it seems as if everyone has jumped ship from boardgame geek and now posts here. Myself included.
The pros of that are the better user interface: bigger fonts, easier to tell what's unread, better categories of stuff to discuss, we'll have to look at fewer advertisements for games that aren't WotR.
The cons of that are that War of the Ring no longer will be listed as a "Hot" game, since there are tumbleweeds blowing through the forums there.
I used to post loads of stuff here, but went over to BGG due to the larger number of postings.
Still, have to look up both from now on.
Does anyone know of a map of middle earth divided into squares, say on a 100 x 100 grid? I need such a map for "Lords of Middle Earth", I game I'm toying around with using the Lords of Midnight computer game system.
Now that I am not banned any more, I can tell you Franklin.
I have loud and arrogant opinions, so I can't say them on BGG. Especially when I am outrageously correct and alone. I realised this over a year ago when I was banned the first time.
Since then I post almost exclusively on Veldrins site. Only opinionless Rules posts were put here on BGG.
I slipped up and pointed out that in depth rules analysis and strategy articles on rules changes might best be written by people that have actually played the board game. I even deleted my posts after realising I didn't care to be rude to enthusiastic if ignorant beginners.
Deleting my posts meant that Octavian could not sit in judgement, so he found me guilty anyway.
I found out with this email from Octavian "Two strikes - you're out. If you aren't going to keep your material up then don't bother posting at all."
Now, I am not a USAmerican, but baseball has 3 strikes, Right? I suppose a moderator of a games site would know that.
The especially wonderful bit about "the first strike" is that I was banned by accident. I think they intended to just remove edit and delete. I would go look at a game see that people were sending messages and not be able to read them, or post anything, so I started with a different account.
I know this because Octavian started asking me why I was not posting on my old account.
The upshot of this is that I cannot update the rules you complemented me on Franklin. And yes Octavian, he does mean my rules. I want to read Veldrins rules to find out what changes are being made, but I believe they are not public domain yet.
Aldie says he wants BGG to be the "most up-to-date place to get gaming information!" So, since I only post nice things here, can I have edit and delete back, or do you want the best rules on this game to only be available at
I was sent this as explanation. . . .... . . . .. Subject: BGG Forums: Post Deleted The post titled: 'Re: So when is the deluxe version coming out?' has been deleted from the forums.
This is not the appropriate place to voice complaints. Please keep it on topic. Thanks. Feel free to repost the link without all the other off-topic rambling.
-- This message was auto-generated - do not reply -- BGG Forum Moderator .... . . . ..
Now, I am replying to a post asking me what is going on. I got banned because of this thread. I am trying to update the rules complemented twice on this thread. How much more on topic can I get?
Earlier on in this thread Octavian says
"I can't be positive, but I think Tom may be referring to Kristofer. Not you. I'm sure he'll correct me if I'm wrong."
And just in case I delete any post that says I am not.
The really classy bit about this was I did disagree with him. Stated my reasons, and then he deleted my posts.
I think I have well and truely lost BGG. Oh well. I have had a second account for the last year and a half that is for everything not War of The Ring.
The trick is you have to have separate computers and ISP's.
I have had no problems because Octavian does not know my other account, so cannot abuse it at random. Seriously, take a look at what he did to the only non WotR stuff Magic Geek posted to BGG, it was on a game called Queens Gambit.
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2007 8:13:13 GMT 1 by magicgeek