I shouldn't be playing with - fire!

Disclaimer: This is not a post to warn children (or adults) of the dangers of fire.

Though I would advise you to be careful with it as it does have a tendency to burn, which in turn tends to hurt.

This is the post where I publicly declare my addiction, no - obsession, no - habit, no - fixation ? - you get the point - with gaming.

Of course, I am not a game-a-holic, but I absolutely enjoy gaming, on or offline, traditional around a table or a LAN party, and the interaction with players around the world and I am happy to have this as part of my life.

Naturally, when I joined the blockchain and found out that there are games developed on the chain, I had to check them out.

This is my introduction post to: The Splinterlands!

And FIRE doesn't seem to be my kind of splinter by the looks of this... 8 losses in a row 😞

I grew up playing traditional card games, you know - Gin Romme, Canasta, Black Jack, and the like (I know, I'm an old dinosaur), but I have never ventured into Hearthstone or Magic The Gathering. And then - I discovered Splinterlands. And I got hooked pretty fast.

Really, I am not a good Splinterlands player, I am a total noob, and I have sorta rage-quit (after an extended stretch of losses) a few times. But - I always returned to the game.

For the first time this season that just ended I made it into Silver III, that's how far my power a.k.a. card value reaches, can't go any higher unless... And with Silver, there are now 12 reward chests to open.

I don't think I was particularly lucky with the outcome, but hey - it still means more NFT cards and more power to play to me.

Oh, and potions and DEC, of course, the in-game currency, which is also a kind of crypto-currency?

Sorry, totally out of my noob league here, but I'm learning. Let me know in the comments what I got wrong. Or right 😇.

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Part of the (or maybe only 😗) reason that I actually made it through this Fire Quest was a very generous delegation of a level 3 Pyre summoner and some other red and black cards from @solymi / @acolytesofhelio to help me. Didn't work immediately, but with determination and patience, and skill ... not I made it!

I was Silver III for a few days, now it is back to the grind because every season in Splinterlands you start again from scratch. Not quite scratch, but from a lower league. Honestly though, for me, that is totally o.k. If I can get a few wins in and feel good about them before I get hammered in higher leagues - that gets a 100 % vote from me!

Feel good and relaxing (after a stressful day at work) and gaming, even making money - oh my!

Let's be real for a moment: What's not to love?!

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The big reveal:

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In case you didn't stick around for the end of the gif 🤣

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Hey warrior of the Acolytes and Disciples of Helio! Thanks for mentioning us. It is a common thing in our guild to provide lower power players with cards. After all what makes you stronger makes the guild stronger! Thank you for joining us in our journey to provide for all our members through our guild dividend system. This is unique and we don't think any of the other guilds do this.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the gaming community!
@solymi
vote and provide pizza!

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Love being part of the guild! It's the human interaction that makes games come alive for me.

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@acolytesofhelio requested !PIZZA for @oceanbee
Thanks for writing about you journey in splinterlands. We can have some strat sessions in discord if you want. I have to improve strategy wise as well.
!LUV

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I think that is one EXCELLENT idea! We just have a little time problem. Seems like you go to bed when I come home from work 🤣

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That is true we have some timezone issues, but @amphlux is in your time so he can help and he is a strat pro in this game!
!PIZZA

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Yup, we are only an hour apart, so much easier. I'll see if I can pick his brain one of these days.

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@oceanbee we are working on making a guildmate vs guildmate tourney and livestreaming it. Would be perfect to come play and use as a learning experience.

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I read about it, but didn't see a day / time yet. I'll be good canon fudder for everyone :D

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