I'm a little wiped out today, after starting my first day at a school for students with emotional and behavioral issues. The place seems great, and though the students might be a little bit much for some, I'm right in my element. It's not easy coming in as a late year replacement, taking the spot of a teacher who abruptly walked off the job more or less. So today was the "get to know you" day for both me and the kids. I ended up playing board games with the group of middle school kids.
Kate will gladly attest that I despise games. Cards. Board. Take your pick. Can't stand them. There's something that just really irks me about them. Video games? Not a problem. Same goes for just about anything sports related.
The game caught my interest, but none of my friends were sports fans. And with all the money I was sinking into MTG cards, the last thing I needed was another hobby to chase. I had dialed back my card collecting for a couple years, hadn't yet joined ebay...my hobby life was pretty straightforward.
I've been intrigued by Showdown in recent months. It started when I realized there was a Jack Wilson Showdown League Promo card that was (I think) exclusive to Showdown "leagues" at game or hobby shops. I suddenly had a hankering to play a collectible card game. But if I was having trouble finding a playmate in high school, it sure as hell wasn't going to be any better with a wife, cat, full time job, and a game that hasn't been around in nearly a decade.
I've been on the fence about buying a starter deck and giving the game a shot, even if a decade late. I might have to find a way to bribe Kate into playing a few games with me. But better a decade late than not at all, right?