It is with a heavy, but hopeful heart, that I have decided to step down as the main administrator of the BGDF. For those of you who have been here a while, you've probably noticed my involvement waning over the past years. This is due to many factors, but mainly it is because of increasing work and family schedule demands. Rather than let BGDF 'fizzle out', I have decided to pass the reins in hopes that new leadership will spark the community to new levels of participation, both here and in the greater board game community.
So, with that being said, I have decided to tap Sedjtroll (Seth Jaffee) as the new leader of the community. As many of you know, Seth has recently aligned himself as a designer and developer for the new game publishing company Tasty Minstrel games. With this experience, coupled with his involvement in the convention scene and his existing veteran experience here at BGDF, I feel he will do a lot toward promoting the community and furthering the initial goal I had when creating the community, which was to help people feed their passion for creating games.
In addition, I have also asked Seo (Ariel Seoane) to also step up as co-administrator, specifically to assist in the technical day to day dealings of the website and community.
Ariel is a distinguished artist and graphic designer in his home country of Uruguay, and he recently cowon the World Bank Street Addressing game design contest. Also, He recently completed the graphics for the Homesteaders board game.
Also, please note that Zzzzz (Dave) has stepped down from his administrative duties. If you have questions regarding BGDF policies, technical questions, or recommendations, please contact Sedjtroll or Seo from here on out.
Brykovian, MatthewF, Dralius, DnjKirk and Doho123 will still be lurking in the shadows as our faithful moderators, so they will be available as well to field questions. Rest assured I will not be leaving, but my role will shift to a more participatory and less administrative capacity.
I thank you all for all the great insight and enthusiasm you have provided over the years. Some of the games you have created have been nothing short of outstanding. I can't wait to see what will be on the horizon for your new folks as well!
Good luck to all! Now get out there and rock, and roll the bones!