Updated: Mar 1, 2019
As the trend for online communities in the tabletop world continues to grow we are bound to see groups push the limits to stay at the forefront of significance. One group in particular has decided to be the first domino to fall in this race for relevance. The Board Game Spotlight is a community of tabletop enthusiasts that prides itself on having members impersonate Care Bears. If you don’t know what a Care Bear is they can be basically be equated to the animated essence of love.
Care Bear Elders Derek and Lizzy Funkhouser are industry leaders when it comes to loving engagement and interaction. Under the guidance of the trailblazer of love himself, James Hudson, they have seen their following grow to almost 15,000! However, many people have found it difficult to comprehend community rules since rules 1-5 seem to be in direct contradiction to the final rule which is to “Have Fun”. One new member made the following statement, “You know I get trying to do good in the world, but the Spotlight makes me feel as if I am being told to have zero fun and maximum fun at the same time. That is impossible!” A Spotlight outcast stated,“What is Facebook without a little political banter or a lot of passive aggressive attacks? I don’t know, maybe it’s just not for me.” A veteran member that we interviewed said, “At first it was tough. Not being allowed to put my opinions on a pedestal at the expense of others was a drastic change for me. I always thought that if I talked aggressively long enough that those listening would just adopt my own opinions as their own…boy was I wrong.”
Spotlight leaders have taken it upon themselves to combat this pushback. James, Derek, Lizzy and Ryan Schoon have decided to further instill their systematic care principles into the tabletop world by running a Kickstarter under the guise of content creation. It’s been uncovered that all funds from the recent Kickstarter will be going towards Care Bear costumes being sent out to local game assemblies across the U.S. and the U.K. Their indoctrinated members will begin to instill love and respect into their local game groups by wearing these costumes and enforcing Spotlight policies, using physical force only when necessary. As of this article being written another budding community, Board Game Exposure, has decided to join the movement as well.
This post is satire/parody and purely intended to bring a little humor to the topic at hand.