(UPDATE: The treasures have been found, especially the load of mad fun we had. I will start another one soon.)
Here’s the deal. Find the following text, tell me the date it was written, and add the quote about the Kentucky Derby winners – with the meaning of the team initials “COWTIT”, and their connection to the Kentucky Derby winner quote. The winner recieves a rare of their choice from Marvel Legends, besides Mobilize obv.
Here is the text you are looking for, good luck:
1. Rian Fike is a performance artist. This is one of the most fascinating and satisfying mediums that he has ever mastered. An artist rarely has such a rabid captive audience. The feedback is immediate and passionate. The potential for personal creative power and manipulation of other humans is addictive and nearly unparalleled in the other environments that Rian has chosen to practice his craft. The gallery/performance space that VsRealms provides has allowed him to create a persona that cannot be denied as a thought-provoking, entertaining, and enjoyable addition to hundreds of lives across the globe. Especially his own.
2. This game makes my childhood fantasies come true. I am a nerd. I adore collecting trading cards. I get a special tickle in my throat when I think about superheroes and supervillains. I get tremendous physical pleasure from artistic renditions of my favorite characters. Good paintings of bad girls turn me on. Getting to explore a whole handful of females in spandex that I had never heard of every three months? It doesn’t get any better than that.
3. The Vs. System community is real. We are real people participating in real-time interactions with real cards on real tables in real cities. I have hundreds of real friends that I would have never had without this game. My wife and I are urban hermits. Vs. System got me out of the cave.
4. My day job could be boring. Personally, I am never bored. Never have been, never will be. I used to paint and draw and sculpt and play multi-player Magic the Gathering along with my students. Then Vs. System came along. Then I discovered Vs. Realms. Two and a half years later, this is still my favorite way to kill time on the job.
5. Working for UDE every Monday on Metagame is simply the ultimate second job. Keeping my fingers all over the forums helps me follow the currents of the game as it ebbs and flows and branches into new territory that trading card games have never seen before. The response to my articles has been phenomenal, and it ices my cake weekly. I would be half the writer I am without all the gabbing we do here on the boards. You are a big part of my success, and I love sharing the spotlight with as many of you as I can.
So thanks again. For the roast, the eulogy, and the continued attempts to kill stubarnes with flaming hate. Each year gets better, and this last one was the best of my entire life.