Today I was reminded why we play the game and why I love it so much. While playing with big monsters, stompy robots, magical leaders, or hordes of troops is fun it is the people and relationships that make this game special.
This is a work week for me and those of you that follow along know I rarely make it out to the FLGS to play on work weeks....today was different. A few days back a post showed up on our local forums from one of our old PGs (PG_Moz) saying he would be in town and wanted to hang at the store. I was going to just stop by on my way to work but my wife said go ahead and head out early and play and hang out (she is the best). I cut my sleep short packed up the trolls and headed to the store to say hello, BS, and get a game in. After games ended we all headed to a local joint for pizza and wings and more BSing. Seeing a friend from out of town and just hanging with the guys over greasy food just made me reflect and realize how great this part of the hobby is.
I am not sure who will see this but I just want to say a big thanks to the guys that make this so enjoyable for me. PG_Moz, PG_z1g1, PG_blklotus thanks for being great teachers and great ambassadors. Oxyguy and Bloodyarcane thanks for always being upbeat and for fun games. Scudo (damn you), Tim, Abe, Alan thanks for the fun games and the special twists you all bring to your own games. While not at the store nearly as much as you would like thanks Mickey for being my hobby go to guy and BSing about painting at odd hours of the day.
Like I said the game is fun and well designed but it is days like today where one realizes that the people we play with are as important if not more so in making our game the best game there is. Thanks guys.