11.09.01 - Bye!
was a kid I learned to read because I was interested in
the pictures in my dadís first edition Advanced
Dungeons & Dragons books. From then on I was hooked
on the industry (and the only first grader who could
spell psionics). About seven years ago I picked up my
first Magic card, and thatís when I fell in love all
over again. Since that time I have played as everything
from a hardcore competitor to a casual player. I have
been in and out of the game; had my cards thrown out,
sold my cards, had my cards stolen, even used a bunch of
cards as x-mas wrapping paper one year. Most recently, I
got very involved in Peasant Magic and then started
writing for Pojo.
writing, I came to realize that teaching was more
important to me than playing the game. I liked to share
and to help people. I liked to answer e-mails (even if I
didnít always have the time). In fact, I liked
everything I got to do at Pojo but I wasnít really
enjoying the game any more. I liked the strategy but not
playing hand after hand.
past, I had picked up a number of games. Some I bought
because I thought they would be good (Tomb Raider), some
I bought just so I could jump on the bandwagon (7th
Sea), some I bought because they were cheaper out of
print (Jyhad, Netrunner, Blood Wars). I played all of
them and I enjoyed all of them but none of these games
was the equal of Magic. I didnít fall in love with any
of these other games.
this past Tuesday I fell in love again. Lord of the
Rings is the game that did it to me. It felt like a
fresh game with new tactics that were different from
anything I had experienced before. The multiplayer feel
was also amazing and it wasnít as slow as other great
multiplayer games like Jyhad (and, unlike Jyhad, it was
actually just as much fun in a 2 player game). I find
that I canít even think of Magic these days (let alone
build a whole deck). Every time I think of the Flame
Tongue Kavu I find my mind drifting and he soon warps
into a scaly version of Frodo.
donít want to leave Pojo but for now I just canít
seem to focus on Magic enough to write anything decent.
Pojo is a great site and under Fletcherís lead it has
picked up some great writers and is always improving. I
will stop back every once in a while but for now I will
be cruising for another site to write LoR articles for.
I had a great time here and I believe that Pojo is fast
becoming the site to be at.
I leave I would like to thank Fletcher for all his time
and effort (I know he put in way too much on my stuff).
Bill, thanks for suggesting that I write for your site
and for all your support. Last but not least, Wes, I
know I havenít e-mailed you but Iím glad that you
started writing and I hope I had something to do with
that (I enjoy your thoughtful articles). I hope, if you
guys come to GenCon/Milwaukee, that you will drop me a
catch you all latter and if Pojo can find the
time/money/manpower and if LoR grows the way I think it
will maybe I will see you back here again!
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