Well, it's either more than a year or not quite a year yet, depending if you go by the announcement date or the actual release date. But for my 1000th post, I thought I would get sentimental and start a little history here. Approximately one month after the announcement about the new TCG, I saw a post here on the CCG board from Darth Ludicrous about a Star Wars Insider article about the new TCG game. I was extremely interested and stopped being a lurker here and decided to post. I had to register a new name because I couldn't even remember the name I had already registered months earlier. [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=5377652&start=5508183]Here is my first post[/link] back in January 2002. Well the game was an unknown back then and there was a lot of opposition. A lot. Many said it was doomed to fail, etc etc. Here we are about one year later and despite the "uphill battle" so to speak, the game has grown and overcome many obstacles. While it hasn't been an overwhelming success by Pokemon standards, it is continuing to gain popularity and has a dedicated fan base that is also growing all the time. There is already talk about SWTCG being #2 next to Magic in terms of the "Big Games" WotC produces (since the demise of Pokemon). We already have 4 expansions/sets and many more on the way. The fan base and internet community is buzzing about Battle of Yavin and the huge impact this set is having. Jedi Guardians is next with what sounds like some pretty cool stuff judging by the snippets we can catch here and there. There is just nothing but exciting stuff coming on the horizon. Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to step back and kinda give a "State of the Union" type statement. Feel free to add your own thoughts on this, and how you found SWTCG.