Monday, December 13, 2010

“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we appear to be.” - Socrates

About 6 years ago I started playing a card game called Legend of the 5 Rings, or L5R for short.  I really played it heavy for at least a year, maybe two, until the game store I frequently visited closed down.  There was another game store in town I supplanted myself to, but none of the players transferred over to the other game store.  The game came to a sudden halt for me.  After a few years, THAT game store closed down, and thankfully a month or two later a new one started up, but the old players still stayed away.
After a decade and a half of playing different card games and trying different things, L5R remains my favorite game out of all of them and it makes me sad that I don't have anyone in my area to play with.  To me, it felt like when I played against an opponent, we were actually telling a story.  And I loved the fact that in the big events, called Kotei's, who ever won the Tournament actually influenced the game (and the story of the game) in a new direction.
But granted, its probably a good thing.  Over the years, Ive learned at least one thing about Collectible Card Games.  They are a huge drain of resources.  Be it money, time, or others you might think of.  But they sure are fun.  So, I guess I could start up a L5R RPG, so I can get my fix of the world of Rokugan.  But then I would have to venture into the world of DMing.  And who wants to do that?


Russell said...

Do it!

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