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8 May 1996page first published

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The first Reaper product that I ever bought was one of their Scrye counters.

We had a league of Magic the Gathering players where I worked (including my boss), and I was getting in several games a week on breaks and lunch hours. When I first saw the counter in the display counter at the local hobby shop, I had to have one. For me, it was the critical accessory for the card game -- functional [a lot better than scribbling down hit points on scraps of paper] and cool [remember, luck favors those with the most cool].

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It was Mike Athey, Reaper's marketing manager, who gave me the tour of the facilities.

First, we breezed through the offices. In a long, narrow room were the desks of the sales manager (Ron Hawkins), business administrator (Kay Strickland), and the marketing people -- the ones who make the sales calls to distributors, and place advertisements in the major magazines. At the back were the desks for the two head managers. There were no private cubicles. Everyone shared the same space, in a crowded but friendly atmosphere.