Herald of Rebirth Giveaway

by Alex Truell 2nd June 2022 2 : 10

It's extremely fulfilling to be a content creator for Flesh and Blood.

I say this as someone who has written extensively for other games, and struggled with feeling underappreciated. The amount of work that goes into writing an article is easily overlooked, perhaps equated with the time it takes to read that article. That's before we consider elements like 'honing your writing skills', 'gaining necessary expertise', and 'suppressing a feeling of imposter syndrome'.

The Flesh and Blood community is extremely welcoming, and also very engaged. You guys respond to what we put out there, in comments on Facebook and Discord and Reddit and even in game shops. And ultimately, that community engagement is what many of us are in this for. We want to put our thoughts out there to start a discussion. So thank you all for that.

The company behind Flesh and Blood- Legend Story Studios- is unusually engaged with their community. They may produce what we all consume, but they're also out in the audience when we write. I know this because, when they reached out to me to write about Skirmish Season 4, they cited specific articles I'd written and the way I approach the subject matter in their explanation for why they chose me for the role. They're reading. They're connected. They're interested.

Which leads us to this: a Content Creator kit, sent to the Rathe Times with a letter of appreciation for not just what we do here, but for how the community has engaged with it. These cards and playmats are a thank you to the fans at all levels. And to reflect that, these promos will be given out in a way consistent with that.

The Rathe Times is a collaborative creation. As such, the first promos to be given out will go to a few of our most prolific and committed contributors. Many of these authors are why we can keep a regular content schedule. They meet deadlines, pick up dropped schedule slots, and consistently deliver high quality content.

A total of 16 sets of red, yellow, and blue Herand of Rebirths- along with 2 playmats from Monarch- will be given out in conjunction with the launching of our new Discussions section of the website. To enter, we ask that you join in a conversation- or start a new one.

8 Herald winners and 2 playmat winners will be randomly chosen from among subscribers who comment. All of our authors are paid, and subscribers make that possible. They believe in the Rathe Times, and appreciate the content we produce. Plus, subscribing gives them access to audio narration for at least 1 article a week, along with Pro Series articles written with the highest standards for quality and content- articles written not as 'secret sauce for the paying elite', but as thoughtful pieces from skilled players.

Another 8 winners will be randomly chosen from all comments by readers. All winners will be chosen on June 12th.

(One entry per person, regardless of how many comments you leave.)

Thank you so much for your continued support of the Rathe Times! Enjoy the new Discussions area, and keep tuning in for more amazing content!

Alex Truell

Alex Truell is the editor for the Rathe Times. Alex is a casually competitive player overseeing the growth of a Flesh and Blood scene in Ripon, WI. Alex is a player who cares about the competitive environment, but doesn't have to live in it; an optimist who loves the game, but can take a step back to critique it; and a deckbuilder who revels in novelty.

Discussion (42)

Wesley Lingard
CONTRIBUTOR
6 months ago

Congratulations guys! Your dedication to growing the community is a credit to how awesome you all are.

GothiCrow
READER
6 months ago

Hope it goes awesome

Chad Bortz
MEMBER
6 months ago

Appreciate the giveaway, and the great content here on the site.

Kirk Bushell
SUPERADMIN
5 months ago

Thanks, @Chad Bortz ! We enjoy writing it :D

Christopher Dale Bates
MEMBER
6 months ago

Love the content on the site and happy LSS sent you a kit! Excited for your Uprising information!

Kirk Bushell
SUPERADMIN
5 months ago

We've got one here, and one on FaB DB, as well, so watch out for 'em ;)

Kirk Bushell
SUPERADMIN
5 months ago

Thanks, @Chad Bortz ! We enjoy writing it :D

Kirk Bushell
SUPERADMIN
5 months ago

We've got one here, and one on FaB DB, as well, so watch out for 'em ;)

Mattias Johansson
READER
5 months ago

Thanks for the giveaway and for what you do for the community. Keep it up and keep those articles coming!

Eric
READER
5 months ago

Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the new features. It's always a pleasure to read your articles around many different aspects of the game and hopefully the community forums will keep enriching those topics

Sigma
READER
5 months ago

I love Rathe Times and FaB DB, I really hope you can grow with the game and be as bug as them! Thank you for the giveaway!

Remington
MEMBER
5 months ago

Awesome stuff! This site is well deserving of a content creator kit. Holding out hope for winning some promos!

TaddelDown
MEMBER
5 months ago

Thanks for all the amazing content and now this giveaway. Ever since I started investing more time on FAB, I‘m a subscriber and regular reader. Looking forward to the upcoming spoiler! 😍

Treyten
READER
5 months ago

I've gotten a ton of awesome content from here! Glad we can discuss things here now as well!

DEVIN Mychan
READER
5 months ago

I remember when I first stumbled on the Rathe Times. I had just found the game and was scrambling to consume content when suddenly, like Indiana Jones first laying eyes on the treasure, I found a place where my passion for writing and collecting meet. Thank you for creating an amazing place that has introduced me to awesome and talented people.

Benjamin Odenheimer
READER
5 months ago

It's always exciting to see quality content creators grow and expand. The Rathe Times produces some of the best and most polished flesh and blood content out there, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store.

Oliver
MEMBER
5 months ago

Proud to Suport the awesome content you guys Produce. Looking foreward to maybe See someone @Pro Tour Lille?

Ben Black
READER
5 months ago

The content on this site really is top notch and very well written.

Graham Wise
READER
5 months ago

Thanks for doing the giveaway!!! Love the content!

Anthony Naparala
READER
5 months ago

I’ve been playing the game for about a year and still remember going down to Alexandria Games on a Wednesday to buy some MtG cards but saw a small group of guys in the back room. They were talking about Flesh and Blood. Alex happened to be there with a couple other guys trying to establish a community for Flesh and Blood in our area. Alex asked if I wanted to learn to play and I was all for it as I am always willing to try something new and I wanted to try another card game as no one really “plays” Pokémon around here and I had no idea to possibly get back into Yu-Gi-Oh. He showed me how to play Bravo for blitz. Played a couple matches and then he asked if I’d want to come back the following week. I said sure and he offered me a pre built deck that he had. Actually; he gave me the pick of what he had. I asked him to explain the classes and he gave me an idea of what to play. I thought I liked the sound of wizard and asked for Kano and he looked me dead in the eye and said, “So, you’re going to be that guy, huh?” Now I love the variety of the game and seldom play the same hero two weeks in a row and even feel spontaneous after a long day of work and try throwing something together in 15-25 minutes and see if it works.

Peter W. Szabo
READER
5 months ago

Thank you for the giveaway, I love RatheTimes and FaBDB. Keep up the good work.

Angus
READER
5 months ago

Awesome Stuff! Keep up the great content!

Ryan
READER
5 months ago

Y’all are one of two content sights I regularly check along with ChannelFireball strategy guides for written content! Thanks for what y’all do 👍🏼

Shahmir Samee
CONTRIBUTOR
5 months ago

Rathe Times always has some of my favourite strategy content for the game, so I'm thrilled that you're doing well and have a kit to give away! Hope to be writing for you soon, I have much to say about Iyslander after extensive experience with her last Skirmish season!

Papyr Collective (Brendan)
READER
5 months ago

Love all the strategy articles on the Rathe Times - honestly so well deserved!

Can't wait for more content!

Dieter Denenbourg
READER
5 months ago

Great site! Wonderful giveaway! Keep it up :)

Matthew W
READER
5 months ago

Congrats on the giveaway kit! Always checking on here for the new strategy articles and market updates! look forward to reading all the thoughts once Uprising hits!

Zack
MEMBER
5 months ago

Honestly, im sure you can see i read a lot of the articles, i only have a few decks but the insight you bring, the research you have to get through. i appreciate it. the work here helps me when im struggling and just need a break from deck building. it opens new perspectives and things i would never think about without ya. THANKS FOR THE WORK!

Steve H.
READER
5 months ago

I’m very new to FAB but this site has already become a go-to for me! Love the content and keep up the great work!

Keenan Keeley
READER
5 months ago

Love this site and I'm so glad you guys got some cool promo stuff! Been using this site since right around the same time I started playing the game back in November. Indispensable resource for both new and veteran players, alike. Would love some more ninja articles, though. :)

Alex Truell
ADMIN
5 months ago

Thanks so much for all the love guys! I just want to remind you all to check out the Discussions page in the dropdown menu/title bar. We've always had end-of-article comments, but what we've added is a way to consolidate conversation. Maybe you'll find a conversation there you'd like to join in on!

Keelan Yowell
READER
5 months ago

Thanks for all you do! Love the site

Grant Duvall
MEMBER
5 months ago

Thanks for all the stuff you guys put out! I've gotten a few of my MtG playing friends in to this game by sharing some of your articles. Keep up the great work!

Kilmandaros
MEMBER
5 months ago

make my Prism dreams come true!

Bernhard HInna
MEMBER
5 months ago

Thank you for all the great articles you keep providing! Absolutely love the subscription :)

CoastalWizard
READER
5 months ago

Thank you for all that you do, The articles have definitely helped me to improve and understand more.

Peter Marrable
READER
5 months ago

Thanks cool site - hope I win :)

Steve
READER
5 months ago

Awesome! Appreciate all the work for the community you do.

Erick Leong Jr
MEMBER
5 months ago

Looking forward to the content for the Uprising season!

Rodrigo
READER
5 months ago

Just discovered the site. Looking great! Building my first CC, looking forward to Uprising

ngan arlerond
READER
5 months ago

Hi , content creator awesome. Great reward for your work. Keep going

Ales
READER
5 months ago

The kit looks as awesome as last year's. Kano cc at the moment, hope to be able to blink up my upcoming prism build.

Bailey Stutzman
MEMBER
5 months ago

Thanks for all the great articles! I have really been enjoying my subscription.😊

Holbes
READER
4 months ago

Great work guys! It's amazing to see how far the page is coming that we can do giveaways now!
Keep up the good content!

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