Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thank You to Our Community and Friends

TJ here to talk about what we here at DFG are thankful for. While Thanksgiving is an American holiday, I think the sentiment behind it can be appreciated far and wide. What I mean is taking a minute to think about the things we are thankful for. While I don't always speak for the other authors here, I can say that we are thankful for the community that we share DFG with.

Over the last 5 years, we have gotten to know a lot of folks online and in real life thanks to this little blog. We have made friends, in fact, best friends out of relationships started on this blog. We are regularly inspired by the folks who comment here and who also share with the community through their own blogs and we really appreciate everything our readers do for us.

We are also thankful for the resources YOU have helped build here like our Tutorial and Free Download library, which is growing again! Most of the entries there are from members of the community who came out to share their links with us! Thank you to all the contributors and of course, we are always looking for more entries to help share YOUR blog with the rest of the community!

I also want to thank the FLGS communities out there. Twice, since I have been back in the hobby, I have had to move my family to a completely new part of the U.S. and each time, the FLGS has been where I first felt welcome. In Michigan, Evolution Games was the heart of the hobby for me and the friends I met there, at the Fortress, AFK and other great stores in the area helped me grow as a player, painter, TO and as a person. When I moved to North Carolina a year ago, I was at a loss as to where I would play. I became a bit of a nomad ... and despite the fact that I can only really make it out to play in tournaments, the players at stores like Gamers' Haven, Hobby Chest, R.O.E., Blue Ox and Endless Gaming have been great and have provided endless challenges on the tables!

With that being said, I have some turkey to eat and some kids to wrestle! Have a great day whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not and regardless, think about the things you are thankful for and take a moment to appreciate them, both hobby related and in real life!

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