Tuesday, 17 December 2013

#boardgamersask Ryan Metzler

Join us on Friday Dec 20th 2pm (EST) for our last live Q&A before an xmas break. Our guest this week is the Dice Towers own Ryan Metzler. Ryan specialises in Short snappy board game reviews.

Here is his profile information:

Ryan Metzler grew up on the basic board games: Monopoly, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, and the like. At a relatively young age he was introduced, through some friends, to Magic: The Gathering, and a true gaming addiction was born, although never nurtured and limited to the CCG scene. Due to progression through life (highschool, girls, college, the dreaded "real job", graduate school, and now the perpetual job search), Ryan lost touch with his gamer side for several years. In 2009, a rekindled friendship from his MtG days led Ryan back to his passion for gaming. He quickly found BGG, and has since amassed a modest collection of games, ranging from simple card games, to his preferred choice, the Heavy Eurogame. Ryan quickly became active in the gaming community in his efforts as a play tester, rules editor, and volunteer consultant for Alderac Entertainment Group. He gets great joy from reading about, watching, hearing about, and playing all sorts of games.

Ryan's involvement in the gaming community evolved in 2011, when he joined the video review staff of The Dice Tower (http://www.dicetower.com). Since, Ryan has posted reviews of over 350 board games to both YouTube and BoardGameGeek, garnering nearly 2 Million views. He is known for his extensive, yet easy to follow, rules explanations of complex games.

Ryan recently completed his Ph.D. in the field of Physiology & Biophysics. Located in Wisconsin, Ryan is neither a fan of cold weather nor snow. He hopes to delve even further into the gaming community, and one day flesh out one of the several game design concepts he has been neglecting for so long already.

Here are some examples of Ryan's reviews:

http://www.dicetower.com/game_reviews/numbers/12-realms-preview.html
http://www.dicetower.com/game_reviews/c/castellan-2
http://www.dicetower.com/game_reviews/n/new-science-the-2.html

So the big question is how does #BoardGamersAsk work?

It's simple, we will announce a guest interviewee and give you a little bit of their background info. To take part in the live interview just be on twitter at the time and day listed below:

Every Friday - start times are:
7pm (GMT)
11am (PST)
12pm (MST)
1pm (CST)
2pm (EST)

To ask them a question just use hash-tag #BoardGamersAsk . To see what everyone else is asking or to see the answers being given by our guest just search for the same hashtag!

If you miss the event (try not to :-) don't worry we will put together the highlights for the interview and post them on this site.

For one hour every week, #BoardGamersAsk is your chance to ask questions of the "people behind the digital meeples"

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Thanks for adding to the conversation on Ministry of Board Games ;-)