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An honest and sincere thank you to Arcane Wonders.
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:15:55 PM »
So a few months back I decided to host a charity tournament for the Wounded Warrior Project. I figured "Hey I like Mage Wars, I like soldiers lets make it happen." So I started doing the normal ground work stuff in that I got a ballroom donated, started talking it up around locally, and organizing the format. I also decided that prize support would be a good idea, all the research I've done over the years points strongly to gamers liking swag so I figured I should get some. Additional research showed gamers like food too so I got Papa Johns to donate some free pizzas too. For prize support I went and won some tournaments and chucked what I got into the prize bin, got some local vendors to pitch in a little something, and out of the blue decided to call Arcane Wonders and ask them to lend a hand.

After a little conversation where I basically proved I'm not some idiot trying for free stuff for myself(I'm an idiot giving free stuff to others) I got offered a very generous amount which took me back a bit. I understand Arcane Wonders is a smaller company compared to some of the big names in gaming so I didn't really know what to expect but the entire process of dealing with their staff has been an absolute pleasure and joy. Polite, professional, and on point the entire time I really can't say enough good about their crew. I was fortunate enough to basically luck into the best customer service I've ever received from a gaming company and I've dealt with a lot of the years doing stuff like this. The last of the big packages just arrived half an hour ago and I am blown away over how much they sent which is FAR more than they originally offered and exceedingly more than I could have hoped for. I'm still gathering a few more items on my own locally but I am literally overwhelmed by what I've received from absolute strangers who don't know me from Adam.

I picked Wounded Warrior because I personally feel very strongly that our wounded men and women who have fought for our freedoms get a raw deal in this country and this was my way to do what I can for them. I have no idea what Arcane Wonders feels about the topic one way or the other but I want to personally thank them from the bottom of my geek heart for their help. A very special thank you to Patrick Connor, Scott Morris, and especially Alifya Pope.

Thank you Arcane Wonders
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« Last Edit: September 12, 2014, 01:13:33 PM by silverclawgrizzly »
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Re: An honest and sincere thank you to Arcane Wonders.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 05:55:26 PM »
I completely agree with everything you just said. Arcane wonders is a wonderful company and our veterans deserve much better treatment than they get. Your charity event was a fantastic idea, and I wish I could have gone to it.
 
Not that it matters, but I've gained some newfound respect for you, silverclaw. I'm sorry if I was a bit of an overly dramatic jerk to you before.
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Re: An honest and sincere thank you to Arcane Wonders.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 07:09:04 PM »
As a Veteran and a Mage Wars player I thank you and Arcane Wonders for the support.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 08:24:00 PM »
Maverick what branch did you serve in sir?
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 08:52:49 PM »
Maverick what branch did you serve in sir?

I presently serve in the MN Army National Guard. I am a 68W20 more commonly known as a Combat Medic.

Edit: Also please don't call me sir. You will force me to use the "Don't call me sir, I work for a living." Cliche. lol
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 09:01:58 PM »
Maverick what branch did you serve in sir?

I presently serve in the MN Army National Guard. I am a 68W20 more commonly known as a Combat Medic.

Edit: Also please don't call me sir. You will force me to use the "Don't call me sir, I work for a living." Cliche. lol

Hehe sorry about that. Been a long time since I was in basic.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2014, 10:39:58 AM »
So a few months back I decided to host a charity tournament for the Wounded Warrior Project. I figured "Hey I like Mage Wars, I like soldiers lets make it happen." So I started doing the normal ground work stuff in that I got a ballroom donated, started talking it up around locally, and organizing the format. I also decided that prize support would be a good idea, all the research I've done over the years points strongly to gamers liking swag so I figured I should get some. Additional research showed gamers like food too so I got Papa Johns to donate some free pizzas too. For prize support I went and won some tournaments and chucked what I got into the prize bin, got some local vendors to pitch in a little something, and out of the blue decided to call Arcane Wonders and ask them to lend a hand.

After a little conversation where I basically proved I'm not some idiot trying for free stuff for myself(I'm an idiot giving free stuff to others) I got offered a very generous amount which took me back a bit. I understand Arcane Wonders is a smaller company compared to some of the big names in gaming so I didn't really know what to expect but the entire process of dealing with their staff has been an absolute pleasure and joy. Polite, professional, and on point the entire time I really can't say enough good about their crew. I was fortunate enough to basically luck into the best customer service I've ever received from a gaming company and I've dealt with a lot of the years doing stuff like this. The last of the big packages just arrived half an hour ago and I am blown away over how much they sent which is FAR more than they originally offered and exceedingly more than I could have hoped for. I'm still gathering a few more items on my own locally but I am literally overwhelmed by what I've received from absolute strangers who don't know me from Adam.

I picked Wounded Warrior because I personally feel very strongly that our wounded men and women who have fought for our freedoms get a raw deal in this country and this was my way to do what I can for them. I have no idea what Arcane Wonders feels about the topic one way or the other but I want to personally thank them from the bottom of my geek heart for their help. A very special thank you to Patrick Connor, Scott Morris, and especially Alifya Pope.

Thank you Arcane Wonders
Silver Claw Grizzly

Excellent to hear this and we're so glad we could help.  Thank you for connecting with us and congratulations on an excellent cause and event!
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2014, 04:00:06 PM »
when and where is this event?
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 04:17:41 PM »
All of the information you need is in this >>Thread<<.