I was always fascinated by TOS when I glimpsed a scene as a kid, but never was allowed to watch a whole episode.
Somewhere in or before '93 I started watching TNG reruns on our national TV. I quickly fell in love. Seeing Trek V as my first Trek film was providence, because now I can stomach it because of awesome "awakening" associations, and nostalgia. Trek II and III soon followed, and I was hooked to the franchise. That must have been '93 still, or '94. By then, I had started reading tech manuals, building model kits, and writing fan fiction.
I started playing Magic in the summer of '94. Didn't know of any Trek game then. That came in '95, when I pilfered my very first card -- a BB USS Oberth
that I still have -- from a schoolmate. I had loved
the esthetics of the Oberth
class since seeing Trek III, so I just had to have it. The card fascinated me, and when I found out where it came from, I started buying. There -- in my local game and comics store -- I met my first STCCG friends. I did play a lot, certainly in the beginning; but until 2016 I always was a collector at heart.
I also -- very loosely (with a low budget for any game) -- started collecting SWCCG, ME, TLOTR, YJ, SWTCG, some Dune, ...
2e, I totally ignored, because of multiple reasons.
Regarding playing 1e, I dwelt in my own little world for ages (mainly Premiere-style, without side decks); and I've often been browsing my binders throughout the years.
When I dusted off my decks and surplus/deck cards in 2014, of a mind to play again, I found some people to actually play with again. Then, in 2016, I started lurking around this site, having registered for building decks.
In 2018, around the time I started using Boffo's spreadsheets and when the Jokes And Memes threat was kickstarted, I finally felt comfortable enough to join in the fray.
The rest is history. (You can find some other vantage points of it all in one of my very first posts here
I hope conditions are favorable for me to go to Worlds this fall because that's somewhere I might actually be able to travel to.
That's what I though in 2019, and while a very long -- and high warp
-- trip, and very exhausting experience for a private and 'socially shy' person, it was well worth it and an extremely gratifying long weekend.
I had actually seriously contemplated to actually consider thinking about perhaps starting to plan for maybe going to Chicago [sic], which I'd have to draw out all my pension funds (and five years of my life) for, but then corona hit. So that's not in the stars for me this year.
I'd have loved to meet more of the community there. I hope I can go "in a few years".
geraldkw wrote:First Contact (Still one of my favorite movies) and the cool new set with the Borg
I don't know if many online tournaments will happen after "normal" comes back
If others don't initiate them, you can. (And if you don't, I will.) It's so easy even I can do it. (With a little help and support from exoerienced TDs, anyone can.)
Keiimaster wrote:I have since reread the rules and would be open to try playing via Lackey I guess but I would never invest funds into it.
This is about 2e, I reckon?
BTW, a few weeks back I found a similar topic from ages ago
, which I have been reading up on. I love these kinds of reminiscences!