Guild on the Geek?

Hey everybody,
I was just curious if anyone thought about creating a Spiel guild over at BGG. I noticed a few other podcasts have guilds there and I think it would only be fair if the best was represented there as well. Any plans to create a guild? Would other Meeps be up for joining a guild there?


Hey Abis.

There's actually an earlier thread where we discuss this topic (and get sidetracked onto a related and totally unrelated topics), but the upshot of the earlier posts is that Dave and I don't have the time to split our energies between maintaining a guild at Board Game Geek and trying to build a small forum/community here on the site. Here's a link to the earlier post. We're not saying never or even that it isn't a good idea; it's more that we can only juggle so many things at once. If you have any suggestions, by all means, let us know!

Spiel on!


Perhaps you guys could give up some of your non-essential activities. I mean, how much time do you waste each week on things like eating and sleeping? Dave blows hours and hours on his music. And you, frittering away your life on all these fancy fangled motion pictures. You guys need to suck it up and put away all these meaningless distractions. It's the games, man...the GAMES!

Yeah, sleep is for the weak! It's only taken me a week to recover from hosting a flim festival last weekend, recording and editing the show for last Monday, writing an article for Knucklebones, and doing some work that actually pays the bills. Now I only have a film script to storyboard, and a film series to plan... Oh, and a new episode to scheme over... Clearly, I've been slacking. :)

I still prefer hanging out in Smalltown Spiel rather than Downtown Geekopolis.

We don't stop playing games when we get old...... We get old when we stop playing games

Me, too, Steerpike. Nothing against the big city, but I'm a small town kid at heart.

We started a tangential discussion of which fictional small town best fits Spiel-ville on the other why no Guild thread. Lake Wobegon and Twin Peaks were mentioned, but I've recently been enjoying catching up on all the Northern Exposure tv series episodes and I have to agree that Cicely Alaska is definitely the best fit for residents of the Spieleverse. I know I am probably Fleischmann, but I also like to think of myself as Ed.

Can I be the moose that meanders through town?

And Stephen, for a second there, I thought you were going to start quoting some Mellencamp :)