Hi all, and thanks for the welcome. I was delighted to receive Ben's kind invitation yesterday - it's been over a year I think since I last had a chance to play anything more demanding than Taboo... I've only been in Texas for a little over 2 years (moved here from England at the end of 2003), and for half that time I was working in San Angelo and commuting back here at weekends, so I haven't had much time to find compatible gamers.
As I mentioned to Ben, my main gaming background is in wargaming, which I've been playing on and off since my teens. But I've always liked all kinds of games, and am always happy to give almost anything a try. Though I have come to the conclusion that I don't much enjoy role playing games, straight or live action. I haven't actually played many of the euro type games, other than two-player ones (Lost Cities, Kahuna, Settlers, etc) with my wife - but most of the ones mentioned here on the blog I have at least heard of.
Anyway, I'd love to come and join one of your sessions soon. I may not be able to make this coming week, a combination of work and the last week in town of a couple of our best friends; but I'll certainly take advantage of your offer as soon as possible.