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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:49 pm 
 

I used to howl when I read draco's e-mails. Couger. The hilarious part is he didn't even realize it!


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:50 pm 
 

Didn't Ralf get into a huge catfight with Cougie a while back?


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:30 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Didn't Ralf get into a huge catfight with Cougie a while back?


whatever happened to Ralf?



  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:21 pm 
 

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whatever happened to Ralf?


He bought the old TSR game price guide from me about a month ago on eBay.  I told him he was missed and he said he had been busy and was just getting back into collecting again.  Hopefully he'll pop up here some time soon.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:42 pm 
 

His last visit here was on my birthday last year. We need the German factor back.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:08 pm 
 

I was wondering what the hell happened to Ralf.  He is certainly missed.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:42 pm 
 

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I'm no skinny thing myself...but I just threw that in there as the perfect stereotype of the junk food eating, cola swilling, no exercise doing gamer. I mean, it's gotten to the point where I cringe when my wife goes with me on those very seldom ocassions to the local game/comic store....inevitably there are a couple of big guys, no problem there, but they always have stained, too small t-shirts on, bad personal hygiene, and they are ogling covers of the newest issue of Supergirl while commenting on what local fast food franchise has the tastiest grease.  If I'm lucky, when my wife is there they don't amble over to the game section and start making inane gaming comments about their 19/5/4 lvl Druid/half dragon/sadist with Kung Fu grip and Great Cleave that killed an army of dire kobolds at the gaming table the last night....that  always sends my wife out the door giggling.  It just reinforces every neg thought she has about gamers being the outcast dregs of the universe.  I want to pull aside Chubs and Orca and say "Look, dudes, it takes FIVE MINUTES to take a shower, wash your hair, throw on some deordorant cologone, brush your teeth, and pick out a shirt that's XXXXL from your closet.  And for gods sake MIX IN A SALAD between the visits to Dickie's BBQ and Chicken Express!  Or at least a diet Coke....."
  Ok, so I'm a little peeved, last night two GIGANTIC dudes were in the local gamestore eating greasy BBQ AT THE COUNTER while pawing through the rack of Goodman Games stuff nearby.  When I went to checkout, there were stains on the counter, and the odor of unwashed human everywhere.  Sheesh.

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MikeB---at least your wife just giggles when she hears gamers talk about their characters &/or adventures.  I would hope you do the same to her when she's talking about characters on her favorite recurring TV soap opera or talk show! :lol:
BTW, where IS this place you are describing--between the fried-chicken restaurant and the BBQ place? :)
Where I go to find things, it's the SKINNY people who have the problems you describe; them and their kids/rugrats!

Seriously--I do agree with you on several points; I go crazy when someone plays Monopoly with me, for example, and eats buttered popcorn, and I get nervous when they put down their glass of diet Coke next to the board.  (I also collect versions of Monopoly as well as D&D.)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:47 pm 
 

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Seriously--I do agree with you on several points; I go crazy when someone plays Monopoly with me, for example, and eats buttered popcorn, and I get nervous when they put down their glass of diet Coke next to the board.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:03 pm 
 

44 days and nothing showed up yet


** expired eBay auction **


I E-mailed this person several times with no reply and then I finally issued a paypal dispute.  Got a reply 60 minutes after I filed the dispute claiming the item was on the way :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:33 pm 
 

Anyone know this guy?  buzz810

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A regular customer of mine is going through hoops getting paypal to deal with this clown.  I now notice that his new items he's listing that he's not accepting paypal.  Sounds like he's gone down the wrong path big time!  Just thought I'd get his name out there since he has alot of RPG books listed, at seemingly good prices.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:31 pm 
 

Reindeergamez wrote:Anyone know this guy?  buzz810

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A regular customer of mine is going through hoops getting paypal to deal with this clown.  I now notice that his new items he's listing that he's not accepting paypal.  Sounds like he's gone down the wrong path big time!  Just thought I'd get his name out there since he has alot of RPG books listed, at seemingly good prices.

76 negatives in the last month.   8O  I think he's toast.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:35 pm 
 

Reindeergamez wrote:Anyone know this guy?  buzz810

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A regular customer of mine is going through hoops getting paypal to deal with this clown.  I now notice that his new items he's listing that he's not accepting paypal.  Sounds like he's gone down the wrong path big time!  Just thought I'd get his name out there since he has alot of RPG books listed, at seemingly good prices.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:49 pm 
 

Weird.  Almost like another jonb.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:34 pm 
 

I think that Buzz810 is just lazy and careless.  Then, he tries to cover up with lies.

I don't think he's criminal...although at least one other person here has been gyped by him.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:42 am 
 

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MikeB---at least your wife just giggles when she hears gamers talk about their characters &/or adventures.  I would hope you do the same to her when she's talking about characters on her favorite recurring TV soap opera or talk show! :lol:


Fortunately all her friends/coworkers are engineers, who on the nerd/geek scale make gamers look like GQ models

BTW, where IS this place you are describing--between the fried-chicken restaurant and the BBQ place? :)


Nirvana??? :D

Where I go to find things, it's the SKINNY people who have the problems you describe; them and their kids/rugrats!


I saw a guy today...no lie...whose huge stomach knocked over the contents of a table when he tried to walk by another huge guy and there was no room, his belly swung over the table and knocked a bunch of heroclix off there were part of a display. Seriously, some of these dudes need to miss the buffet line at least once a week...

Seriously--I do agree with you on several points; I go crazy when someone plays Monopoly with me, for example, and eats buttered popcorn, and I get nervous when they put down their glass of diet Coke next to the board.  (I also collect versions of Monopoly as well as D&D.)


My personal freakout is someone bringing drinks into my office...at anytime I can have something valuable on my desk, and there isn't anywhere else to set a cup/glass, and I'm a clumsy SOB.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:54 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:44 days and nothing showed up yet


** expired eBay auction **


I E-mailed this person several times with no reply and then I finally issued a paypal dispute.  Got a reply 60 minutes after I filed the dispute claiming the item was on the way :roll:


Refund issued, I am happy now although I will never buy from him again.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:13 pm 
 

I almost feel bad about this now, but we used to have mini competition to find the world's fattest gamer at every gencon. Way back in the mid 80s there was some dude that had to be every bit of 500 large. He took up two and half seats at the auction. He was the "winner" for several years then disappeared. He wasn't very old, so I hope he didn't run into health issues.

Anyway, it is hard to fight that fat gamer stereotype. Conventions were loaded with our friendly large gamers. I am not trying to judge, just making an observation.

I am not going to malign the food and gaming thing, though. Who didn't bring loads of junk food to nightly gaming sessions. And we ate like kings at conventions...always hitting the primo restaurants in the area.

But our group of about 12 guys has only one guy who could be considered heavy - but in no way obese or fat. Most of us played sports, and still do. We had several runners, etc.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:22 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:I almost feel bad about this now, but we used to have mini competition to find the world's fattest gamer at every gencon. Way back in the mid 80s there was some dude that had to be every bit of 500 large. He took up two and half seats at the auction. He was the "winner" for several years then disappeared. He wasn't very old, so I hope he didn't run into health issues.

Anyway, it is hard to fight that fat gamer stereotype. Conventions were loaded with our friendly large gamers. I am not trying to judge, just making an observation.

I am not going to malign the food and gaming thing, though. Who didn't bring loads of junk food to nightly gaming sessions. And we ate like kings at conventions...always hitting the primo restaurants in the area.

But our group of about 12 guys has only one guy who could be considered heavy - but in no way obese or fat. Most of us played sports, and still do. We had several runners, etc.



Hmmmm. . . . and there's a problem with bringing large quantities of junk food? :mrgreen:   Where did the "fat gamer" stereotype come from and when?  I always heard the stereotype players were the "nerds and geeks" crowd; the types that, yes, weren't into school sports but were either on the honor roll or were considered somewhat offbeat.

  


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bbarsh wrote:I almost feel bad about this now, but we used to have mini competition to find the world's fattest gamer at every gencon. Way back in the mid 80s there was some dude that had to be every bit of 500 large. He took up two and half seats at the auction. He was the "winner" for several years then disappeared. He wasn't very old, so I hope he didn't run into health issues.

Anyway, it is hard to fight that fat gamer stereotype. Conventions were loaded with our friendly large gamers. I am not trying to judge, just making an observation.

I am not going to malign the food and gaming thing, though. Who didn't bring loads of junk food to nightly gaming sessions. And we ate like kings at conventions...always hitting the primo restaurants in the area.

But our group of about 12 guys has only one guy who could be considered heavy - but in no way obese or fat. Most of us played sports, and still do. We had several runners, etc.



Hmmmm. . . . and there's a problem with bringing large quantities of junk food? :mrgreen:   Where did the "fat gamer" stereotype come from and when?  I always heard the stereotype players were the "nerds and geeks" crowd; the types that, yes, weren't into school sports, wore glasses, but were either on the honor roll or were considered somewhat offbeat.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:55 pm 
 

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Hmmmm. . . . and there's a problem with bringing large quantities of junk food? :mrgreen:   Where did the "fat gamer" stereotype come from and when?  I always heard the stereotype players were the "nerds and geeks" crowd; the types that, yes, weren't into school sports, wore glasses, but were either on the honor roll or were considered somewhat offbeat.



If you would have attended gaming conventions in the late 70s and 80s the ratio of overweight gamers to normal weight gamers was way out of wack. I never saw so many overweight people in one place in my life. It jumped out at you. Simple as that.

The geek thing was/is based in reality. Far as I could tell, few gamers were into sports or athletics. But in general seemed to be solid students. I played sports and was a crappy student...not to say I wasn't geekish...it was high school afterall.


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