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Prof. Will Lestrange

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  • Birthday 05/12/1984

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  1. I might as well get this thread started... -do you prefer playing board or card games as an individual, or as part of a team, and why? Although I could play well with comfortable teams, it's normally more natural to play for myself, as an individual, with my own strategy. If teams stay the same from game to game, they can easily get cliquey (in fact, when organising games on HOL I've often tried to make sure close friends did NOT end up on the same team for that reason! ) And if they switch around, we have different problems: when I share a strategy with my teammate, that teammate may well become my opponent next game and therefore can use it against me! -what is your personality or strategy when playing as part of a team, and does it differ from when you're playing as a "lone wolf"? I try to explain what I'm doing to my teammate(s) and also learn from them as well... and ideally I don't want my strategy to clash with my partners' at all! -what is your preferred team/teammate like when playing games as part of a team? If I'm playing a game I'm comfortable with/good at, I want to play with people who understand me and won't try to second-guess my choices (or try to impose a different strategy). If it's a game where I'm clueless, I want a partner who knows how things work - and can explain to me why I should be making specific decisions (as opposed to simply ordering me around).
  2. Here are my own thoughts: -do you prefer games that are easy to learn or ones with more intricate strategy? I like games that I can jump straight into without too much thought. But if I really like a game and want to play it for more than a few times, I definitely want to be able to develop strategies (just as long as it doesn't take a year of memorising 'correct' moves to get started!) -do you prefer games that are competitive, collaborative, or have no clear winners/losers? If I have a chance of winning, I enjoy the competitive thrill. But other types of games can be fun too... though I'm not a fan of the 'Minecraft' style of game where there are no clear objectives! -do you like games that are so short you can fit many of them into a session, or do you prefer longer games that you can really get into? These days I don't have the time or energy for very long games, and I don't like when a game I took a chance on took up an entire session and feels like I invested time on something that wasn't particularly fun. Short games are more fun in general; even if a particular short game isn't fun, I can quickly move onto the next thing! -is there anything else that makes you think "I really want to play this game" or "I really do NOT want to play this game"? Pet peeve from my childhood: I HATED the rule "The youngest player goes first" especially when the rule set made the first player much more likely to win. Pure chance games that take more than a few minutes are also not my preference.
  3. Never watching television again. Sleeping only 1 hour every day or sleeping all but 1 hour every day?
  4. Cruciatus An underrated spell which I am convinced can do so much more than what the Death Eaters use it for: it depends on the intent of the caster, so if you want, you can use it to soothe pain instead of causing it!
  5. Wish me luck!  Today wasn’t all that great for me physically (nothing big; just several things being *slightly* worse) but a scheduled Muggle Healer appointment tomorrow *may* help things out for me!

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    2. Aurelia West

      Aurelia West

      Hoping your appointment goes smoothly and you feel better soon!

    3. Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

      Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

      *coils* Hope everything goes well!

    4. Lucia Dinapoli

      Lucia Dinapoli

      I am a little late but I hope that it all went smoothly!

  6. Congratulations to Aurelia, Louis, and Lucia! And thanks for the opportunity, Scarlet! (I may or may not have been looking around Cody's and Amy's old offices for inspiration on how to redecorate my own. My office will remain right next to the ophidiarium as I like to stay close to the snakes!) And Emily: I'm not going to force the language of snakes upon anyone... but there are plenty of ways to encourage use of the language without coercion! (I can imagine making additional passages and Portkeys with Parseltongue passwords that make it easier to get around the Dungeons or the castle as a whole, for example...)
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