Thanks for your kind welcoming words!
Iron Prime wrote:We don't currently have any rules or dedicated introductory forums/threads that I am aware of. I'd say do what you want.
OK! Here goes.
So, I'm new to this place. Well, new to posting
, at least. I'm actually not new to this site
; I've been lurking around for over 2 years now. I made an account in 2016 to build decks, read some articles, relish in new cards, and try to learn.
But forums, for all their social intricacies -- and their addictiveness, and my structural lack of time -- are usually not really my thing. Yet since 1e (1st Edition) STCCG really is
my thing, I couldn't keep away forever... And see what happens here; I am so happy to jump in the fray, that I talk too much. And in-between long rants, I disappear for weeks while I can't find my way to forum.
My history with the game:
I've been collecting 1eSTCCG from around 1995 (not too long after its launch). Actually, I still fondly retain my very first card -- a worn BB (black border) USS Oberth
-- which I got from an acquaintance at school. I started buying some WB, myself, a while after that. I think that was during the time that Premiere '94/Alpha was sold; BB'94 was already getting scarce, then.
I occasionally enjoyed playing a few games, until around 2000 or 2002 or so -- but they were always (very) casual games. And I was confined to a small group which had its own, rather archaic, ideas of what STCCG was about. (Which was mainly Premiere-style play.
) I stopped buying 'regularly' in the late 90's. But I kept trading; and from the corner of my eye, I did see the emergence of 2eSTCCG.
In the mean time, our play group fell apart (due to life happening), and after 2001 or 2002 I wasn't able to find (e.g., coerce, extort or kidnap) any players -- until 2014. Since then, I've been working on a return, slowly introducing a small handful of new people (ah, some 2 individuals... or all of 3...) around me to create a new playing environment. But it works, I don't have too much time anyway.
We almost exclusively play with my decks. Surprisingly, this works well, because I have a lousy memory (for Dilemmas); and because, during play, I tell them a lot of what I do
remember (about Personnel and mechanics in their decks) to even the odds.
I measure the success (or rather, a spreadsheet does that for me) of my 'group' by how often I get bested, with my own decks, by the people I taught the game myself. Of course, I do help them. But trust me, I was succesful!
(I currently have a 'winning percentage' of 46%.) I
can play regularly, they
can win, and we all have fun!
For those seeking more or particular information about/from me:
For my own, future reference:
My signature (18.09.08~19.11.08) wrote:LLAP & Qapla' -- RIF![hidden]
Subcommand: Assembly Drone,
Twenty-Nine Hundred Twenty-Eight Four-Thousand Thirty-Eight Of Eighty-Nine Hundred Twenty-Six.
Flogger .Of. Dead Horses.
Couldn't resist talking to the legendary Commandeur.[/hidden] (Something about me & my game preferences.)
My signature (19.11.11~present) wrote:
Can'tDriveFactorFive wrote:My brain always tries to read your name as "Sudden Qapla'!"