I live in a small town in the coal hills of eastern PA. It’s nice looking if you like mountains, but it’s hard to get used to. My town is also very, very poor. We bought our house here, because our home state of New Jersey is very expensive, and housing costs are high. We have a bigger home here in PA than that we could afford in the garden state.
For the first 4 years we lived here, there were no hobby stores in our
area. That’s just recently changed. A new gaming store just opened up
about 7 miles up the road.
I did a blood bowl demo there a week ago, and just did a second demo. I
had a good turnout, with about 15 kids/young adults each time. I set up
4 pitches, and a few of my friends helped with the rules. We had a
blast, and I hope some of these new people will come to out tourney.
There was a kid of about 14 who was at both demos. He didn’t play, but
he watched the games with intense interest. After the first game, he
asked me and my friends quite a few questions about BB, and he really
seemed to grasp the mechanics of our game.
I asked him, after the 2nd demo, if he'd like to join our league, and
he said he'd love to, but he had no ride from his town, about 8 miles
away. I told him I could give him a ride, if he was serious about
told the boy to contact me via email and I’d sort him out. He had no
computer. It’s just him and his mother. At the end of the day, his mom
came in and said how the boy talked about the game. All he could talk
Well, I decided to make the kid welcome. I asked what team he liked,
and he said orcs. Seems he's played D&D a few times. As I have about
12 complete orc teams, I asked my wife to paint one of the plastic GW
orc teams I have, and I’m gonna give it to the kid, along with a
printout of the rules and I’ll give him a set of dice (do I really need
60 block dice?)
Why am I doing this for a kid who may play only a few times? Just for
the good will of the act. The kid comes from a poor family. He may not
have the money to buy all that’s needed for BB, but I can help with
that. I need the good karma...