St. Louis, Missouri
Role Playing Games
The Legend of Zelda(NES) or Final Fantasy X(PS2)
Video and Board Games, Music, Books
Distant Worlds V - More Music From Final Fantasy
Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Hello to all reading this,
I play games rather slowly because that is just my nature. I have a terrible combination of a fear of the unknown, extremely cautious and a full time job. So, if I don't update my 'Now Playing' for a few days, it is because I am currently grinding and not avoiding my games. That is just not possible.
I have several rules and guidelines that I follow on my Backloggery. it may be rather confusing and cumbersome, but I have made significant progress on my Backlog. I still enjoy my games, but I also limit myself to prevent too much.
Thank you and I hope you enjoy looking at my collection along with my gaming status.
Mark's Backlogging Laws
= Haven't Started Yet
= Have Played, But Not Yet Beat
= Seen Credits, But Still Have Things To Do
= Have Seen And Done Everything I Want
= Beaten The Game With a Difficult Handicap Or Speedrun
= Always Positive Number
= Prequels, Sequels & Games that I want.
Next - Game In Series To Buy Next
(#) - How Many Games In Series
Later - Games In Series Down The Line
5 = I loved this game and it is the best!
4 = I like the game, but it is not perfect.
3 = I thought the game was okay, but it has some major flaws.
2 = I thought the game was passable, but it had way too many flaws.
1 = I really did not like the game at all.
Buying New Games
= Get Fire Badge. Add Game From Bought List. If no game in waiting, Buy Highest Next Game from the lowest
Console. If tie, choose console with smallest total/largest Wishlist. Start Over.
I will have 3 games on my Now Playing list. 1 active
in wait, & 1
. I will play the 1
game on Wednesday and the 1 active
game the rest of the week. I will keep all 3 games from 3 different consoles. When I beat the Active game, I will replace it with the
game in waiting and next
. Then, I will choose a new game in waiting, which will be the Most Wanted Game to Play.
New Year Cookie Marathon
After 1st of New Year, Start Cookie Marathon. I will use the Fortune Cookie to pick 1
From Each Console that I own & 1
. I will add those games to my Now Playing and I will play them until I am done. I will remove the
Games In Waiting and add back when done. Once finished, I will start my normal playing for the rest of the year.
Winter First Complete
When open slot for next
, choose console with the last furthest back
. Jump ahead of game in waiting.
Mark's Gaming Goals
1. Get Fire Badge
7. Buy and
all video games on Wishlist
my entire collection
Choose favorite game out of the current games. Keep until a better or new one is being played.
Use that game as a banner for the top. Banner = 776 X 300.
Use the Banner for the colors to match the theme. Keep text all one color. Make background and foreground two different colors.
Avatar = 100 X 100. Choose favorite character from that game. Keep Banner/Avatar different.