Jeff - just being a dude in   California, United States
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:d3_flask: Name: Jeff
:d3_flask: Location: USA - California, Bay Area
:d3_flask: Favorite genre: I am a fan of nearly all genres, but my favorites are probably RPGs / JRPGs, tactical turn-based combat games, RTS (although I'm not very good at them)

Currently reading: The Path of Flames (Chronicles of the Black Gate Book 1)

Favorite games:
No way I can pick just one, but amongst my all-time favorite games are
:deadweight: Old school favorites:deadweight: - Original Wizardry trilogy - Proving Grounds,
Knight of Diamonds, Legacy of Llylgamyn, Gunship 2000, Masters of Magic, Civilization series, Baldur's Gate 2, Icewind Dale 2

:deadweight: New school favorites :deadweight: - Mass Effect series, Witcher 3, Fields of Glory 2, Pinball FX 3, Desperados 3, The Messenger, Total War series (especially Warhammer II), Lock n Load Tactical Digital, Fantasy General 2

:hp_tiffany: Games I'm currently enjoying :hp_tiffany:
Mass Effect series, Lock n Load Tactical Digital, Broken Lines, Witcher 3 (beat the base game, now onto the DLC), Desperados III, and Fantasy General 2. I also mix it up with a bunch of turn-based combat games, puzzle games, and the occasional HOG and adventure game.

:hp_tiffany: Books :hp_tiffany:
Malazan Book of the Fallen series - my all-time favorite fantasy series ever. Ever.
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The First Law Trilogy - Joe Abercrombie
The Broken Empire and Red Queen's War trilogies - Mark Lawrence
The Proud Highway - Hunter S. Thompson
Hyperion series - Dan Simmons
The Broken Empire series and The Red Queen's War series - Mark Lawrence
John Dies at the End - David Wong
This Book is Full of Spiders - David Wong
What the Hell Did I just Read - David Wong
Willful Child - Steven Erikson
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
The Liberation Trilogy - Rick Atkinson

:hp_tiffany: Music :hp_tiffany:
Frank Zappa!!!!! (Music is the best!)
Grateful Dead
Infected Mushroom
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Pink Floyd
Joe Bonamassa
Dave Matthews Band
Black Sabbath
Ben Harper (& the Innocent Criminals)
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ike Reilly
Devin Townsend

Boring stuff about me:
I have lived in California most of my life. My first introduction to personal computers was as a freshman in high school, 1980. The computer room had Commodore PET comptuers, with the chiclet keyboard. We had to learn the basics and take a test in order to be able to play with them. My first games were loaded from a cassette tape, "Press Play to Load". There was a Warlords game that we played to death.
Then, along came my Apple II with a floppy disc drive and 16K of RAM!!!, and all the games from SSI, and their wargame collection - Computer Bismarck, Computer Ambush, Germany 1985, etc. Hellfire Warrior and Temple of Apshai were my first RPG dungeon crawlers.
From there, everything went crazy when PCs came about, and it was all uphill from there.

I worked at Mediagenic (which became Activision) for six years, then Electronic Arts for 15 years as a game tester, Assistant Producer, and finally Associate Producer. My major accomplishment was Associate producing the Jane's line of flight simulation games by EA, along with a ton of other games. I was lead tester for Road Rash for the Genesis, and designed half the tracks for Road Rash 3DO version.

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This is such a brilliant game! I am about 2/3rds of the way through the game, so I will wait until I've finished it before I write my full review.

But, for now, this is a wonderful tactical puzzle combat game, that really doesn't feel like a puzzle game at all. Each mission is super unique and designed by hand, and every one of them feels completely new and interesting. There is always a new tactic or strategy to think about with each and every mission. The puzzle nature of the missions is strong with this one, but it really doesn't feel like that most of the time. There are multiple ways, and multiple builds, that will succeed in these battles. It's really a unique design that I am in love with!

I am having the time of my life playing this game, and can't wait to finish it and post my full review.

All I can say for now is, if you like turn-based tactics, and don't mind a bit of the puzzle aspect of the missions, please give this game a try. I want these developers to continue making brilliant games like Druidstone!

[UPDATE] Finally, after 41 hours, I have finished Druidstone: The Secret of Menhir Forest. I three starred all missions on normal mode. Didn't get every achievement, because that's not a big deal for me. I don't think I'll replay it in hard difficulty. I have too many other games to enjoy, but this was a delight from start to finish.

What a brilliant game this was. I HIGHLY recommend it to any turn-based combat fan. Quality game, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
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Harvey and his Rabbit Jun 11 @ 7:01am 
Hi there Jeff thanks for the invite good to finally meet you (seen you around on friends feeds).As for the star wars books ive tried to read them in order but i found it hard to find a good list to follow. I will send you list of what i have read so far in the order they should be in as far as i know.
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