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My Good Charlotte Game
Head in the Clouds
Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2015

Hello, Chaz Marler from Pair Of Dice Paradise here. You caught me just as I was pretending to look at my copy of Lords Of Waterdeep so that I’d have a nice transition to talk about it. Truth be told, I’ve actually been standing here holding it for twenty minutes waiting for you to arrive, which I think demonstrates a basic misunderstanding of how YouTube works. But you’re here now, so let’s not waste any more time.

Ah, Lords Of Waterdeep. Now, I actually haven’t played this game in years. So, why’d I pull it off the shelf to talk about it today? Because Lords Of Waterdeep is my Good Charlotte game. Perhaps I should explain:

Good Charlotte is a band from the late 90’s, known for such billboard favorites as Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous, Girls And Boys, and Little Things. The kids love ‘em, and so did I. After I discovered their unique blend of alternative rock and… complaining, there was period of time where I’d listen to them nearly every day. Whatever I was doing: driving, chores, listening to other music, they were always in my playlist. And then, the strangest thing happened. One day, click, I wasn’t in the mood to listen to them anymore. Just as quick and simple as that. Heck, It’s been nearly a decade now, and, not only have I not listened to them, but I haven’t really missed them either.

And I’ve never had another experience like that until Lords Of Waterdeep. I used to play it all the time, and then, one day, click, I was done. There’s no story of a nightmarish gameplay experience, I didn’t play it until I got sick of it, and I’d even play it again if someone wanted to; but I also won’t mind if I never play it again.

Because, while I still appreciate the game, one day I was done with it. Just like that. That’s why this game, Lords Of Waterdeep, is my Good Charlotte of board games.

Has this ever happened to anyone else? Do you have a game that you enjoyed, played consistently, and then one day, click, you were just done with it? If so, did you keep that game in your collection? And, more importantly, am I the only one willing to admit that they listened to Good Charlotte?
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