Greetings — Quickbeam here.
Our very own Flinch helped us put together a great fund-raiser down in Irivine, California this past Sunday — all of the proceeds will help TheOneRing.net get a new server (thank you players)!
If you weren’t there you missed out on a lot of fun.
It was really cool that most all of our participants were women! Whoever said that girls don’t enjoy a good trading card game was wrong. I had a laugh at their expense, too. Every time one of the young ladies played a Legolas card I would start warbling “Oh, ORLI…. you’re just so dreamy….”
Actually, everyone learned the game quickly. Just spending a couple of turns showing the flow of the game was enough. Soon the players were speeding off, coming up with clever strategies all their own.
It was a sweet deal for the new players who attended. For only $10 we gave them a new Starter Deck, a couple of Boosters, and a GREAT draw-string bag filled with glass counters. That’s a lot of swag for ten bucks. On top of all that, we sold raffle tickets for an entire box of Booster Packs. A very surprised 7 year-old boy was one of our lucky winners. You should have seen him jumping and racing around the tables with his new cards. 🙂
Everyone then got to see “Fellowship” in all its theatrical glory. A fine day indeed.
We will schedule another one of these demonstrations soon. So all you folks located in the Hollywood – Beverly Hills – metro Los Angeles area be sure to watch this space for details. It’s a great afternoon, you will get lots of cool stuff, AND you will learn the game from well-seasoned players (patting myself on the back with a leafy branch).
Much too hasty,