Owners – Angel & Michelle
Angel played her first game of D&D at the age of 6 in 1982. Her favorite Christmas present ever was the red ‘Beginner’s’ box set of classic Dungeons & Dragons.
She beat Contra by cheating. UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START.
She picked summer strawberries to buy the Legend of Zelda.
For some reason, finishing a game of Arkham Horror still eludes her, though she has tried 5+ times to do so.
Back in 1994 and Fresh out of David Douglas high school, Angel found Magic the Gathering at a local comic shop. Magic started her on a quest to find all things gaming. Her adventure continues.
When not gaming, Angel loves bicycling Portland, LEGO, movies, music, books, and throwing a good party.
She also likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Board game: Splendor
Flames of War troops: US Airborne
Warhammer Fantasy army: Tomb Kings
Magic: Red/Black RAKDOS!
World of Warcraft: Undead Priest – For the Horde!
TV: Walking Dead
She was born on The Day of the Dead (sense a theme here?)
From an early age, Max enjoyed incessantly begging his friends and family to play board games with him.
In middle school he developed an obsession with LEGO and collecting plastic army men.
At the age of 14, his cousin showed him an issue of White Dwarf Magazine and he immediately fell in love with Warhammer 40,000.
Some 15 years later, Max has dabbled in just about every tabletop miniatures game. He spends most his free time building and painting the countless miniatures he’s collected over the years.
Justin wants to be the very best, like no one ever was. He is a former Power Ranger, now enjoying the civilian life.
When not being the Task Master at Guardian, he enjoys throwing various polyhedrals at tables in order to kill monsters and cooperative board gaming.
Other passions of Justin’s include sleeping, not being awake, video games and drinking diet coke. He will also happily go toe-to-toe with anyone in Simpsons or Futurama trivia.
Also, his high fives are legendary.
Justin firmly believes that any day is a good day for a Slurpee and lives every week like it’s Shark Week.
Surprise! I’m a gamer!
I’ve played somewhere around 500-600 board games, my favorites include Battlestar Galactica, Hanabi, and Trajan to keep it short. I’ve gone to and helped organize a few board game cons, helped with play testing and game design on a couple games, and try to play as much as possible.
I also dabble in RPGs like D&D 5th Edition, Mouse Guard, and Fiasco and still have my old school NES, SNES, and N64 kicking around (my Sega bit the dust).
The two worlds rarely collide, but I’m also an avid outdoors person, what with hiking, kayaking, biking, outdoor education, and generally soaking up the sun.
Other hobbies include being a crazy cat lady, drinking, and watching/reading any scifi I find.
Gene opened his first pack of Magic the gathering in elementary school (pack of ice age with Royal Assassin as the rare).
He built his first computer in the fifth grade and spent many nights playing Duke Nukum before it was a first person shooter. Gene then plunged himself in the Mechwarrior/Battletech universe, reading every novel he could get his hands on.
Gene was fortunate to grow up watching the Blazers and cheer on Sabonis.
When not gaming, Gene loves to go out disc golfing, playing tennis, hunting for good eats around Portland, and watching Game of Thrones, anime, or sports on the tube.
Emilicious Kammilithonia, known by the common name the Freckled Emily, is a species native to the central United States but ideally adapted to the temperate climate of the Pacific Northwest.
Emily was a shy, bookish kid who lived in her own imagination; she grew up to be a not-quite-so-shy, no-less-bookish adult who’s still just as passionate about imaginative storytelling.
She enjoys games like Paperback and Dixit that encourage creative use of language, strategy board games whose mechanics are strongly tied to their theme (pepper harvesting in Scoville for example), and role-playing games ranging from collaborative GM-less games like Fiasco to good, old-fashioned D&D.
Kaebel has spent his past 20+ years in Portland wearing a variety of hats. Most recently those include art gallery curator, seasonal haunter, LEGO enthusiast, and casual gamer.
When he has the chance, Kaebel & his friends like to get together to either save the world in Pandemic or terrorize one another with Betrayal at House on the Hill.
He is a casual-yet-infrequent Magic player, and lately has taken the plunge into miniature games, namely Star Trek: Attack Wing and Malifaux.
Yes, that is his given name.
Yes, his eyebrows are shaved off.
And yes, that is George Takei’s autograph tattooed on his arm.
Feel free to ask for the stories behind any of these factoids.
QuinZ was raised by game design wolves in the far off land of Portland, Oregon.
When he isn’t pricing Pokemon, Yugioh, and Vanguard singles at Guardian, he’s playing those things. That, or he is repairing old video game consoles like the pro he is. In his spare time, this grand wizard is playing video games or testing out one of the many RPGs and card games he himself created.
Warcraft: Frost Death Knight, Healadin, Warlock.
RPG: Wizard Tinkerer, Mage Shadowruner
Video Games: Everything arcade and Nintendo related
Card Games: Force of Will, Magic, Card Wars, Yugioh, Pokemon, Vanguard, Weiss Swartz
Board Games: Ascension, Splendor, Starfleet Commander