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Anklebiter, aka Michael McClellan
1988 (I'm 14 now)
Well I think I will just list Dad's as I play all the games he does, so ....Munchkin, Heroclix, Mechwarrior (dark ages), Lord of the Rings skirmish game, Dicelands-Great White Sea, History of the World, Graverobbers from Outer Space, When Darkness Comes, d20 Call of Cthulhlu, DnD 3rd Edition, Diablo2, Master Labryrinth, Talisman (and a few which he hasn't played), Twilight Imperium, Civilization the Board game, Inquisitor, Vinci, Lord of the Rings Risk, Medina and Napoleon in Europe
Myself, about 2000, but me and dad trade cards freely.
Six (only four good ones)
Mostly at home but I try to play at every tournament I can as this is actually quite restricted for me as many pubs do not allow people of my age.

Q1: How (and when) did you begin your career as a VTES-player? Who introduced you to the game? Where did you play originally?

My Dad (and Mum) introduced me to the game when I was 8 when we were on holiday in Corsica .From then I have been playing VTES in Portsmouth. I guess I got started because I had enjoyed playing magic for some time but I found it rather flawed and my poor Dad and Mum having to play crappy duels all the time.

Q2: Which of the Sets and Expansions to VTES is your favorite, and why is it your top choice?

I think it is bloodlines because my favourite deck was made with its coming however that was a snap judgement because if I started to think about it I would be here FOREVER!

Q3: What is your favorite deck to play, and why?

That is a very difficult question but at the moment it is my Kiasyd deck because it wins games and is an amusing and challenging deck to play, and it is not so good as to put a target on its head.

Q4: If you could add something to the game, what would it be?

Nothing. However I have thought every expansions new rules were excellent so I think I will just leave it to the professionals.

Q5: What do you do to help promote the game / why are you in this list of people?

I am on this list because I am the youngest player so far to win a tournament, aged ten . That was also only my second tournament, the first I came second in. I also edit Dads E-mails to a lesser extent. Unfortunately a combination of homework, clubs etc are keeping me from doing much more at present.

Q6: What is your favorite deck style for casual play / tournament play?

At the moment it is Bash and Bleed for casual play and sneak bleed with a twist of lime for tournaments.

Q7: Is there a difference between your casual play and tournament play?

Not really, I have always kept me deals to the best of my ability and always enjoy every game in its own big or little way. I am obvously more on edge at a tournament as I don't like it when I make one mistake that messes up my game (naturally I'm not overjoyed when it happens in casual play but I mind It less).

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