Munzee Player of the Week: Roderick Howie (rodz)

As Munzee approaches it’s third birthday celebration we like to look back on our humble beginnings. Although we now have more than 165,000 players, we wouldn’t be where we are now without our first loyal followers. One of those players has continued to be a staple in his community across the pond. We’re proud to announce that Roderick Howie (rodz) is this week’s Player of the Week. Rodz, who was Munzee’s 150th player to join, also celebrates his third Munzee birthday today (June 26th) so scroll down to learn a bit more about the Brit.

-4Who are you?
Funnily enough I am Rodz in real life too – although my given name is Roderick Howie I get called all sorts of things. MHQ side of the pond I often get called Howie but that was my school name.

Where in the world do you live?   
I am fortunate to live in London here in Blighty. I think it is one of the most amazing cities in the world, so culturally rich and so ethnically diverse. It is a double-edged Longsword that there are relatively few other Munzeers here as I have been able to accumulate a lot of prime real estate. The downside of that being the recent introduction of activity points and number of captures. Those that know me know my motto is “deploy, deploy and deploy some more!”

How long have you played Munzee?  
Over 1086 days – I had to borrow my brother’s iPhone to deploy my first as the Android version hadn’t been released yet. I think that was 26th June 2011.

How did you find Munzee?  
I usually find the app is the easiest way to find Munzees, but did start out with a Garmin unit too. Hehe! I think I first heard about it on an unnameable forum that also involves the use of a GPS receiver.

-2What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I love the spontaneity and innovation, to just fire up the app and off I go. The team is amazing at bringing new ideas to the game (and getting money out of my pocket). The clan wars bring a lot of interaction with other players and an extra twist in strategy. I enjoy surprising unsuspecting local cappers – be warned – and love watching points roll in at home from cap ons!

What is on your wish list?
Apart from a Ferrari, I would like to see the ability to use QR codes found in public to be Munzeed! So that permanent QR code at the bus stop could be converted to a Munzee. I would also like to see the removal of special (bought) Munzees being auto-archived for premium members. Oh and maybe change the event background pic to be something better that a bin/trash can shot!

T-3ell us about yourself!
I’m a 51 year old Brit (although born in Scotland on April Fool’s Day – yay more birthday wishes next year!) and a counsellor. That combo means talking about myself is less familiar (British reserve and self disclosure) and a bit embarrassing haha! AND I am still working on my addiction to Munzee.

What are some of your other hobbies include?
Cycling to Munzees, going on holiday where there are plenty of Munzees, etc. You get the drift! A big thanks to all that nominated me (you know who you are – MHQ can get some rest now) and all the contributors to the various rings that I have set up in the capital. I love the community spirit of Munzee.

Rod was kind enough to share his social with us, so cap away!