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Introducing the Fantasy Flight Games Play-and-Share Campaign
Let’s face it, quarantine sucks.
We all know that social distancing is necessary and keeps everyone safe, but we also miss our friends, family, and social interaction in general. As the weeks pass into months and most Organized Play events are canceled, postponed, or on hiatus, we all need some sort of interaction and engagement to keep us from going stir-crazy. Fortunately, OP is here to provide just that.
In order to help stop you from melting into a puddle of monotony, FFG Organized Play is proud to announce the birth of the Play-and-Share Campaign! Now, even though you may not be meeting up at game stores or attending large tournaments, you can still engage with your fellow gamers by sharing experiences on social media. The best part? OP’s got some prizes for everyone, and the more people participate, the more prizes will be unlocked! More on that below.
What Is the Play-and-Share Campaign?
The Play-and-Share Campaign is FFG Organized Play’s way of creating a sort of “online gaming space” for players to “gather” and share their tabletop gaming stories. These can be any sort of story. Did you teach your little brother or sister how to play KeyForge? Tell us! Did you and your friends barely scrape through a challenging Arkham Horror scenario? We want to hear it! Did your cat fall asleep on your collection of Legend of the Five Rings playmats? Show us a picture! So long as it has something to do with FFG and/or one of its games, we would love for you to share your experiences.
So, how exactly do you share these experiences? Well, immediately after this article is published, the hashtag #FFGPlayAndShare will go live on OP’s social media accounts. All you have to do is use that hashtag while sharing your experience on Facebook or Twitter, and you’re a Play-and-Share participant. Jump right in and share those stories—we’re eager to hear from all of you!
What Are the Rules?
To take part in the campaign, anyone who wants to share an FFG experience can upload a story, some photos, or a video (if they so choose) to their Facebook or Twitter account and include #FFGPlayAndShare in their post.
That’s it! Well, there are some additional guidelines (which we’ve listed below), but it’s all pretty straightforward:
- Each post should include an anecdote, one or more photos, or a short video of the experience—you have to have something to share, after all.
- Each post should also include the name of the game being played, including what expansion/set is being used (if applicable)—FFG has a massive catalog, and not everyone knows every game by heart. If you have a game you love, tell people about it!
- The language and contents of each post should be relatively family-friendly—keep it PG, everyone!
- The shared experiences should involve Fantasy Flight Games or one of its products—remember, this is the FFG Play-and-Share Campaign.
- There is no limit to how many times you can share, so long as each post is about a different memory.
Of course, Organized Play won’t just sit idly by while our players share experiences. As more and more people use #FFGPlayAndShare to share their stories, OP will keep track of how many times the hashtag is used. Once certain milestones are reached, special Play-and-Share Promos will be unlocked!
Play-and-Share Promos are special rewards for a number of our Organized Play titles, including Arkham Horror: The Card Game and Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game. At first, these will take the form of print-and-play promo cards that you can download and use right away at your leisure. However, as social distancing regulations relax and players start gathering in stores again, OP will also release official physical versions of these same promos as rewards in various kits.
It is important to note that ONLY the promos that were “unlocked” during the Play-and-Share Campaign will be produced! If Organized Play reveals a promo as a milestone reward during the campaign, and then that milestone is never reached, then an official physical version of that promo will never be made. So make sure to spread the word to your friends and make some new memories together!
At its core, the FFG Play-and-Share Campaign is meant to provide a boost to the gaming community and give everyone a chance to enjoy and share experiences in a world still plagued by COVID-19. It can be challenging to feel motivated while stuck at home—we get that, and trust us, we’re feeling it too. However, it is because of that challenge that it’s so important to stay connected in spite of it, even if we can’t meet in person.
So get creative! Teach your significant other how to play KeyForge, play The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth with your family, or try tackling an Arkham Horror: The Card Game campaign solo (and then brag to everyone online when you beat it). We can’t see you at events right now, so use social media and the Play-and-Share campaign to tell us how you’re being the best gamers you can be, even during a pandemic.
We hope to hear from you all soon.