St. Louis, Missouri
Role Playing Games
The Legend of Zelda(NES) or Final Fantasy X(PS2)
Video and Board Games, Music, Books
Race For The Galaxy: The Brink Of War
Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
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
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.
Summer Master Run
After July 1st, Choose 1
. Keep switching genres and consoles throughout the years. Can do in one day or longer.
Mark's Gaming Goals
1. Get Fire Badge
8. Buy and
all video games that I want
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.