The Star Wars Players' Committee
A few weeks ago, when I announced that the Star Wars
CCG license was leaving us, the flood of support for Decipher
and our games was incredible. I appreciate all your kind words.
We received an overwhelming number of emails from players
who wanted to be involved with the Player's Committee. From
those requests we selected a core team of representatives
to work diligently on behalf of the entire community.
Today I would like to officially announce the first team
(we call them Star Wars Player Advocates) to head the
Players' Committee. The Players' Committee will be a network
of fans spanning the globe. Each Players' Committee member
will communicate the needs and wishes of their local players
to the Player Advocates so the Advocates can help shape the
direction of support for the games according to the players'
I am proud to introduce the first team of Star Wars Player
Advocates to you. They are...
Michael Girard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
John Arendt (email@example.com)
Joe Helfrich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greg Anderson (email@example.com)
Eric Olson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Doug Taylor (email@example.com)
Many of you may recognize the names above. Each of these
individuals has been heavily involved in the Star Wars
CCG community for many years. We are very please that they
have volunteered their time to serve in the above positions.
The Star Wars community is quite lucky to have them.
Each of these individuals has a history of working for the
betterment of the Star Wars CCG community.
Next week, these six people will be flying to Norfolk, Virginia
to meet with Decipherians to discuss the processes of turning
Star Wars CCG over to the players. The Player Advocates
will be given the names of everyone who emailed us volunteering
to be on the Star Wars Players' Committee. The Advocates
will then be contacting players to help with various tasks
such as tournaments, rulings or to fill any other roles as
We expect the Star Wars Players' Committee to transition
into a new Product Champion Squadron that will be named and
supported by the Player Advocates. Each member of the Squadron
will be given a number designation, as we do in the Decipher
Product Champion programs. Decipher will also continue to
support the existing Squadrons and encourage them to work
side by side with this new team.
In addition to the vast number of players who have raised
their hand in support of the Star Wars Players' Committee,
the Game Player's Network (www.gameplayersnetwork.com),
a fan-run web site for gaming, has stepped forward and offered
their support for the continuation of the Star Wars
CCG fan community. They will be offering their web team's
assistance to the Star Wars Players' Committee in getting
information to decipher.com, and in providing the Advocates
with tools to communicate with the Star Wars community
through email, bulletin boards, and chat sessions. They will
also be taking on the daunting task of handling the shipping
of prize support for all sanctioned Star Wars CCG,
Young Jedi CCG, and Jedi Knights TCG tournaments after April
There's more details of the Players' Committee that will
become final in the next few weeks (including a complete list
of members, cards selected for a "virtual card" pool, and
a timetable for support events). For now, please welcome these
talented and dedicated people who will be keeping Star
Wars CCG in the limelight for a long time to come.
With warm regards,
Chairman & CEO
January 25, 2002
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