Happy May everyone! Though it seems like the first third of 2020 has lasted a decade or two, we're onto a new month. If only our global problems went away as easily as turning the page of a calendar. But we'll persevere, and there's plenty of Trek to enjoy. And in much lighter news, my birthday is nearly here! I'll be turning forty-one (41) next week and it's got me thinking about gifts - in particular, Star Trek gifts!
What is the best Star Trek gift you've ever received?
I have two that come to mind, both gifts from kind and wonderful members of this community. A few years into the existence of the CC, I was given a signed series of cards and a shadow box at GenCon by Jared Hoffman, one of the many friends and players I met in Columbus, OH. He'd worked with people around the world to get the cards signed by as many players as he could reach. The shadow box contained a TNG communicator badge, a set of admiral's pips, and a small engraved plaque thanking me for my work. It was touching and I treasure those gifts still today.
Several years later, at one of the larger GenCon events - probably the last time Worlds was held there - I was gifted a plain, white, cardboard deck box. But not just any deck box - one signed by almost every player in attendance. I still have it, and I use it often.
What about you? What are your favorite Star Trek adjacent gifts that you've received? I'd love to hear about them! And I hope that all of you are staying safe and as sane as possible. There's big 1E news coming, so stay tuned. Live long and prosper, my friends.
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