Last weekend I spent in Bremen, demoing my games during Bremer Spiele Tage. I think it is a good moment to chat about people playing my games on cons…
He comes to my stand. I explain rules. He plays. After the game is finished he gets up from the table, says ‘Thank you’ and walks away.
I can’t believe it really happens. I want to scream!
Hey! You’ve just played my game! My great game! How it is possible you didn’t fall in love with it? Why didn’t you buy a copy? Don’t you want to have it in your games collection? Are you kidding me? ‘Thank you’? That’s it? You just walk away?!
He comes to my stand. I explain rules. He plays. He likes it. He asks: ‘Are you the author?’ I say: ‘Yes, I am.’ He says: ‘It is very good game, congratulations.’
I say ‘Thank you!’ and I am in heaven.
He says: ‘I think I will take one.’
Heaven it is.
He comes to my stand. I explain rules. He plays. He loves it. He buys. Sometimes he asks for signed copy. He congratulates me. He walks away.
Next day of convention I see him coming back. He comes with friends. He explains them the game. He recommends it. They buy the game. I say thank you.
Heaven? No, not heaven. It is paradise…
So I was in Bremen this weekend. There were players who didn’t fall in love with my games (can you believe it?!). There were players who played my games, liked them and bought them. There were ‘Category III’ players too. Played Robinson and came next day with friends and talk – in German! – about the game. I don’t speak German, but I believe they didn’t bring their friends just to show them Robinson and say it sucks, right?
There were even guys who tried to bribe me and buy my last demo copy of Robinson – my last and incomplete! English copy of Robinson. (greetings to Engoduun and ‘You suck!’ guys )
Thank you for meeting all of you. Each con is a great compilation of mini events and meetings that on one hand are boosting my ego and keep me in heaven and on the other hand let me maintain a little bit of humility…
But seriously… How it is possible you didn’t fall in love with my…