New players

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pcmichke created the topic: New players

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Two weeks ago I met again somebody I did not see for years in the Outpost Brussels.
I went to him home and I introduced him to VTES. His friend and him where enthusiastic about the game.
They will come with two other friends to the Outpost Brussels on 22/03, and already asked me to bring my cards.
So I will make another VTES initiation this Wednesday with two more people.

But after this, how can we help them begin to play ?
There is the project VTES where we can maybe lend one or more deck for the evening...
But could we help them have some cards to begin making decks ?

I am waiting for your friendly help
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squirrel replied the topic: New players

pcmichke wrote: Hello boys

Two weeks ago I met again somebody I did not see for years in the Outpost Brussels.
I went to him home and I introduced him to VTES. His friend and him where enthusiastic about the game.
They will come with two other friends to the Outpost Brussels on 22/03, and already asked me to bring my cards.
So I will make another VTES initiation this Wednesday with two more people.

I *might* be able to join on Wednesday (I work in BXL during the day). If so, I will bring the 3 "VTES in Belgium"-decks. They can even use those (or some other deck) for the tournament on Saturday, if they want. The collection itself is still with Dennis.

pcmichke wrote: But after this, how can we help them begin to play ?
There is the project VTES where we can maybe lend one or more deck for the evening...
But could we help them have some cards to begin making decks ?

I am waiting for your friendly help

That's more difficult. I remember I built a deck and gave it away for Arvid's birthday, so he could get started. After that, it's looking out for a nice collection. I would have to look if I could sell of a part of my collection, but I doubt it would be useful, since I always seem to lack even simple cards (like deflection, freak drive, 2nd tradition or even delaying tactics).
I could go through my collection and try to make a few budget decks to give/sell to new players, something similar to what Ralf did: https://vtesone.wordpress.com/decks/reasonably-priced-decks/ . I'd take 2 inexpensive starters (from 3rd for example), add a few cards from the printable sets and you're good to go.

Players should also know that it's perfectly okay to print and use proxies if you don't ave the cards. There are only a few events where it's not allowed (EC and nationals).

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pcmichke replied the topic: New players

You could eventually come on Wednesday, you're welcome.
But if you cannot it will not be catastrophic.. I have starter decks to start a game.
And we will be 5 (6 if you come) with the two people I initiated last Wednesday.

Make ad budget deck to give/sell is a good idea.
My question was not necessarily to give them cards (of course it also can be good), but mainly to help them begin to buy and chose cards.
Maybe also better guiding in the different clans and different type of playing styles they have.
In a few words to help them start and give them some tips to get forward.
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2wayspeaker replied the topic: New players

I could be there on Wednesday.

You say you are already 5. You, 2 new players and who are the other 2?
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pcmichke replied the topic: New players

You say you are already 5. You, 2 new players and who are the other 2?


Indeed, As I said earlier, we will be 5:
Me, the two people I already initiated nad their two friends.

Two weeks ago I met again somebody I did not see for years in the Outpost Brussels.
I went to him home and I introduced him to VTES. His friend and him where enthusiastic about the game.
They will come with two other friends to the Outpost Brussels on 22/03, and already asked me to bring my cards.
So I will make another VTES initiation this Wednesday with two more people.


But every body is welcome...
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squirrel replied the topic: New players

I won't be able to join tonight. I'm struggling with deck-building for next Saturday :S

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Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
~Tennyson~
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