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Boardgame News Debut

August 8, 2008

I made my Boardgame News debut today with the republication of an edited version of my Survival Games article. You can view a list of my collected works as well as my brief biography on Boardgame News. Here's the biographical information for those who care: "Tom Rosen discovered modern board games like so many others, through Klaus Teuber's The Settlers of Catan. Unlike most people, however, he didn't discover the wider world of German board games for another five or so years, with Settlers being the only such game played during that time. Years later, he happened upon Klaus-Jürgen Wrede's Carcassonne, which proved to be his rabbit hole into the boardgaming hobby. Shortly thereafter, Tom founded the Columbia Strategic Simulation Society at Columbia Law School in order to find and create fellow board gamers at law school. (He's proud to say that the club has exceeded all expectations by surviving his graduation and thriving up in Morningside Heights). He also began writing a variety of articles about this newfound hobby at his NYC Gamer website (where he also had the chance to practice another new hobby of writing HTML code from scratch in Notepad) and he quickly became active in the BoardGameGeek community, where he has served as an Administrator for the past few years. Tom currently lives in New York City, where he works as an attorney, dreams of some day visiting the board game capital of the world – Essen, Germany – and games with a variety of groups throughout the City, including the Neutral Ground Meetup and the Astoria Gaming Society. Tom's favorite games run the gamut from El Grande and Nexus Ops to Crokinole and Bonaparte at Marengo, and he plans to share an equally wide variety of thoughts and reflections on the hobby of board gaming through his Boardgame News columns." All of my articles published on Boardgame News will be edited by the site's Editor W. Eric Martin. I will continue to also post all of my articles on this website in their original unedited form. I'm happy to be able to reach a wider readership through Boardgame News and I look forward to working with the site to bring you all of my random thoughts and reflections on the board gaming hobby.