Honestly, the fact that you appreciate my content enough to click on this page is much greater support than you might imagine, so Thank You!
If you came looking for further ways to support the blog, below are a few more:
The most exhilarating moment of my life was winning the Gen Con 2016 Epic Worlds qualifier. Afterwards I couldn’t stand up for 15 minutes, and I spent the entire 1-hour ride from the convention repeating “I did it!” in various inflections (with various modifiers). While there were many contributing factors, such as interacting with great people, playing heart-pounding matches, and winning a major paper tournament guaranteeing $500 minimum, the greatest contributing factor was proving to myself and my readers that my blog content has value.
Because people read my blog, I push myself to be better. This enables me to create better content and gives me a much better reward than solitary winning ever could. As long as you keep reading, I’ll keep pushing.
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Introduce Me To New Strategies
I’ve been wrong, or at least not completely correct, many times, and I expect to be wrong many times more. Because of this, I have lost many games; but, I’ve learned my greatest lessons from those losses. Each loss brings me ever closer to acquiring a 100% correct understanding. So beat me!
Show me things I hadn’t thought of or hadn’t respected enough, such as burn in Dark Draft, abundant 0’s in limited (Cube Draft, Dark Draft), control in constructed (Derek’s article), the need for Muse/Plucker to die horrible, immediate deaths, and even the craziness of perfect draw Epic (puzzle 1, puzzle 2). I have a different playstyle than most, and this hinders me from finding certain possibilities. So, I need to hear about these possibilities and hopefully lose to them (preferably outside of tournaments).
Commenting on this blog is a great way to initiate this, as I attempt to reply to everything. I also check the Epic Board Game Geek Page, Epic Reddit Page, Epic Facebook Fan page, and Twitter. In addition, I encourage you to come up to me at conventions (Origins, Gen Con, White Wizard Games Fair) or Thursday Epic night in Twin Cities area and ask questions, challenge an article I’ve written, or just strike up a conversation. I’m always up for talking Epic (as long I’m not in the middle of a timed match) or pretty much any game for that matter. If I didn’t have people to play and/or talk about games with, I wouldn’t play games, and this blog would eventually cease to exist.
When I started this blog, I was just a random person with practically no idea what I was doing. Now, as a respected member of the Epic community with a developed writing style and some blogging knowledge (I love show/hide sections), I have come a long way. However, there is still plenty I could use help with, such as guest articles about topics I don’t think about and/or with different perspectives (Tom Dixon, greylag, konan, Nathan Overbay), video editing assistance (Phoenix Gravin), or anything I haven’t thought of/haven’t pursued due to a lack of current understanding. If there is something you believe you can help me with feel free to reach out using the form at the bottom of the page.
One of the major appeals of Epic for me is the low cost to play/draft/compete. This has enabled me to experience competitive gaming whereas the cost of entry of other games had barred me in the past. Therefore, to extend that ideal, I have no desire to lock any of my solo, strategy content behind a pay wall.
However, blogging does cost both time and money, and if you want to contribute monetarily whether to offset blogging costs (server, prizes, shipping) or as another way to show appreciation, I would greatly appreciate it. Every little bit helps. If you can’t right now, don’t worry about it, just keep reading.