• Welcome To Our Newest Team Members!



    We have recently added a few new team members here at The Reserve Pool, and if you come around the website or the podcasts you have probably seen their input already. However, I wanted to give each of them a chance to introduce themselves through a Q&A sitdown interview I conducted with each of them. Enjoy!

    Introducing Michaela aka memmek2k. Memmek2k brings a new perspective to the team, bringing a very analytical mind and another positive attitude to our group. We are excited to have her with us!



    Isaac: Hello and welcome to The Reserve Pool team memmek2k! Got a few questions I wanted to ask you to help our community get to know you better. Let's start simple-where are you from and where do you play Dice Masters at?

    Michaela: I live in St Louis, MO - we're those guys that play in a microbrewery. Our local store, SUBCULTURE, is too small for us to play at, so they sponsor us playing at Schalfly Bottleworks

    I: How long have you been playing Dice Masters? What got you interested at first?

    M: We started playing around the time JL came out - we picked up a starter at Geekway to the West (an STL boardgaming convention) when we couldn't find a copy of Quarriors. We really liked it, and my partner sought out a local group to play with. We started becoming regulars around the time AOU came out.

    I: What would you say is your favorite thing about TRP here?

    M: Me! Just kidding. The community is the best thing about this game; I love the comments and discussions that happen on this site. There are so many good ideas out there!

    I: Do you have a favorite story from a competitive or casual game of Dice Masters?

    M: I related it here - one of our local players, Matt, forgot to pass me priority before he pushed for lethal damage at a WKO. I immediately pulled a JT and called for a judge to watch Matt sweat a bit before conceding the match. The best part is that another local player, Craig R, made the same mistake at a following WKO when he was playing JT himself. JT, of course, immediately called for a judge - we all cracked up and Craig sheepishly pulled his field back from the attack zone.



    I: What are you hoping to bring to our site and the community as a whole?

    M: I'm excited to take over the Team Brew Switcharoo article series and to offer the new TRP Chat article series. Hopefully it catches on! I'm also hoping to offer more statistical analysis in the future.

    I: Any other fun little facts about you?

    M: I'm an engineer by day, which colors a lot of the way I approach this game. I also codrive a rally race car and play cello and bass in musicals.



    Thanks memmek2k! We are really happy to have you aboard and look forward to seeing more from you like the Team Brew Switcharoo return!

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    Also recently joining the team is Mike aka whisperni. Mike is a well-known player on the competitive scene on the West Coast and at Nationals last year. He brings another perspective to our team and we are glad to have him.



    Isaac: Hello and welcome to The Reserve Pool team Whisperni! Got a few questions I wanted to ask you to help our community get to know you better. Let's start simple-where are you from and where do you play Dice Masters at?



    Whisperni: I am from Cedar City, Utah and I mostly play at Gunjah the Bead Forest.


    I: How long have you been playing Dice Masters? What got you interested at first?

    W: I have been actively playing since Age of Ultron. A couple of my buddies were into it and invited me to play with them one afternoon. Soon after my collective addiction kicked in and I was buying up dice and cards as fast as my bank account would allow

    I: What would you say is your favorite thing about TRP here?

    W: I have always loved the community and the great articles on competitive play. I have been reading TRP since almost the first week, and there is rarely a day that goes by without me checking to see what people around the world have to say about the dice master scene.

    I: Do you have a favorite story from a competitive or casual game of Dice Masters?

    W: My favorite story is the very first time I played in a WKO event. I was fairly nervous, having never played in a large format before, not to mention t had taken a bit of convincing to get my wife to allow me to make the 17 hour car trip from our home in Utah out to to Washington. There were over 50 people in attendance and I was able to run shoulders with Dice Master greats such as Indymon and Jenna. Everyone gave me a lot of advice and told me not to worry that they were sure I would do fine despite the fierce competition. The six rounds of swiss was fun, the top 8 adventure was great, and at the end of the day I walked away with my first victory at a WKO and a lot of new friends. That one competition is what keeps me coming back to events.



    I: What are you hoping to bring to our site and the community as a whole?

    W: I am hoping I bring a difference perspective. I live in a small time and I play dice masters with 3 friends once or twice a month. That being said I have competed in 7 WKO's, 2 Regional Tournaments, Several PDC tournaments and gone to US Nationals and Worlds. You don't have to come from a huge store and play every day to be able to do well at this game. If you have a couple of friends and a willingness to try then this game and this community will give you the opportunity to do well.

    I: Any other fun little facts about you?

    W: I am a jack of all trades that transfers into all aspects of my life. I have a degree in Graphic Design and another in Marketing. I run a Tshirt Shop out of my basement, but work as a software engineer during the day. I can't seem to stop poking at learning new skills.


    I: Tell us a bit more about the TRP Showdown series-any matchups you would love to see?

    W: If we can get a 4 player game next I think that would be a real treat. I want some doubles.




    Thanks to both of you for your time and answers to learn a little more about your local scenes and individual styles. We look forward to seeing more from you both in the future!
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Basementcuts's Avatar
      Basementcuts -
      Great adds to the team!
    1. djcannonmi's Avatar
      djcannonmi -
      Welcome you two! I have definitely enjoyed listening to you both in the respective podcasts that you are now part of.