The time is now to wax romantic about the heart and soul of Filsinger Games—Our great production teams and our sensational fans.
No kidding, our staff and our fans are absolutely hands-down without a doubt THE BEST in the game industry and I’ll go further and say ANY industry!
Okay, it’s time to get to particulars and I’ll start with our flagship game, Champions of the Galaxy. Who could ask for a better artist than Darryl Banks? I’ve worked with other fantastic artists over the years but Darryl has done a perfect job of capturing the current era and especially BLACK DEATH. Just look at BLACK DEATH 2127, is there anything less that awesome there? The answer is no. And Darryl is easy to work with: energetic, reliable, just a great guy. Add to that the beautiful colors by Werner Mueck and it’s easy to see why Champions of the Galaxy is entering a new era of greatness and I won’t rest on my laurels. I want MORE for Champions of the Galaxy! The concept deserves it.
Onward to Legends of Wrestling which features an incredible team consisting of Tim Dalton, Chad and Cory Olson, and Stu Lowry. These guys have ensured that the Legends brand is a QUALITY brand; the wrestler stats are written after a significant amount of research and discussion by Cory, Chad, and Tim. These guys know their wrestling history! Add to that the effort put in by Stu Lowry to write the handbook and the final result is a truly enjoyable game that is a homage to the history of professional wrestling…which means a lot to me. I want Legends of Wrestling to be the greatest game EVER created that pays tribute to the classic past.
Legends also boasts a fantastic regular artist and that’s none other than Steve Stanley. I met Steve at a game convention years ago and what a find! His art keeps getting better and better every game edition including our latest LEGENDS 11!
I must also acknowledge our many loyal Legends fans that help us with wrestler signings. They scour the countryside, attending wrestling conventions, live wrestling events, even going so far as to contact wrestlers and their families! Our great Legends roster (as well as Legends of the Future) is due in large part to this incredible grass roots fan effort! Everyone take a bow.
As if Champions and Legends aren’t enough we’ve added a new brand: CHIKARA! It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work with Mike Quackenbush; a better partner is not possible. CHIKARA game fans can thank Rob Beaubien for his pioneering efforts to arrange a deal with CHIKARA and Rob writes the game cards. It was a blast to go to CHIKARA events with Rob and other loyal promoters to pitch our games! And what about that great art and coloring by Werner Mueck which makes the CHIKARA cards look as unique and exciting as the federation itself!
Let’s move on there’s still more! Our online games have been growing and improving the past few years and the man behind this growth is none than Osk himself- Kris Osk! First we offered Champions of the Galaxy as an online game followed by Legends of Wrestling, and now we’re offering exclusives like PDF offers and more! Kris has worked with Larry Swank to bring our fans upgrades such as the ability to play against each other online and there’s more coming in 2012!
I will undoubtedly be a forgetful Mutant and leave somebody out but there are more incredible team members: John Krause organizes The Promoter online newsletter and I used to love reading his pro-Champions of the Galaxy articles when he was a college student; Todd Joerchel and others are helping run the official Message Board which keeps growing every day and is a great showcase of our vibrant fan community; Grant Baciocco has organized several game conventions in California and spreads the word on the Internet about our games. He also encourages the nonsensical humor that I love to sprinkle in to the Champions of the Galaxy handbooks…blame him! And on and on with our team members…
When it comes right down to it EVERYBODY that plays our games is part of the team! There are many many contributions both large and small but all adding to our continued growth and HEY after 25 years that’s pretty impressive isn’t it? We must be doing something right. Little things like contributing comments on the Message Board and creating a fan page on Facebook or opening a fan Twitter account…it ALL SPREADS THE WORD that Filsinger Games madness is taking over and the secrets to creativity and fun are right here to behold!
And so THANK YOU to everybody! As your leader in this madness I can say with confidence that this high-powered Filsinger Games runaway spaceship is cruising at light-speed and 2012 will be our best year ever! Tell everyone you know: if they want to have a great time we’ve cornered the market!
Until there’s a reality show about our fantastic game community…