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The History of the Valiant Validated Poker Game

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I've been asked to put together a list of all the poker books we've had over the years. As time allows, I'll try to add some brief notes from each year. Bear with me.
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2008

The very first poker game, and the first time I met up with a bunch of strangers from the internet in a hotel room. :lol:
The game was attended by myself, BetterThanEzra, DrSolar, Elveen, ManOfTheAtom, RufusHarley, and ZephyrWasHot. BTE ended up winning the game with MOTA coming in second. It still blows my mind to back to this night and the traditions and friendships it started.
Poker thread:http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... lit=zorlac

Books provided by Zephyrwashot!!

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2009

To the best of my recollection, there was no poker book this year. We almost didn't have a place to play until Wrunow stepped up and let us play in his hotel room. The attendees were myself, DrSolar, Elveen, ManOfTheAtom, RufusHarley, Wrunow, and ZephyrWasHot!!. We played two games, MOTA won one and ZWH won the other.
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2009

First Annual West Coast BBQ
This was a poker game that a half dozen of us played at Elveen's house during the first Long Beach Comic Con. This was also the inception of Elveen's Valiant trivia game. Attendees were myself, BetterThanEzra, DrSolar, Elveen, and RufusHarley. We played two rounds of poker and the trivia game. I won all three 8-) . But to be fair, DrSolar should have won the trivia game.
Here's Elveen's thread on the night: http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... er#p603521

Elveen had these books done and they are killer.

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2010

This is the poker night that came to be known as "VEI 0". Attendees were myself, Chiclo, Mrs. Chiclo, Dino, DrSolar, Elveen, UnknownTales*, Wrunow, ZephyrWasHot!!. We didn't actually play cards that night. Instead we sat and listened to Dinesh talk about what was going on with Valiant because up until that point there was no news. We knew he had bought the properties. And I think at that point everyone knew about Shooter's involvement, but no one really knew how far along he (Dinesh) was with getting books made. Anyway, we all had signed the books but they weren't handed out until the following year. The book pictured below is the only book that was signed strictly by the people there in 2010. The 2011 books have signatures from both years. It's even signed by my wife and Mrs. Chiclo! :lol:
Poker thread:http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... ilit=poker

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*He RSVPd but his name isn't on the book. I can't remember if he was there that year.
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2011

This year marked the second appearance of Dinesh, as well as the first appearances of Warren Simons and Fred Pierce. This is also the year Fred brought t-shirts with the first VEI logo. I'll get a picture of those up at some point.
Poker thread: http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... ilit=poker

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Here are the shirts Fred brought.

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2012

Poker thread: http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... ilit=poker

Books provided by Dr. Solar

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2013

Poker thread: http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... ilit=poker

Books provided br DrMirage.

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I can't remember who did these sketches. They were tucked in the bag along with the book.


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This year was when Jace joined the party. From this point on he has given out swag to commemorate the night to all the participants. 2013 was t-shirts.

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2014

Poker thread: http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... ilit=poker

Books provided by VEI

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Jace swag:


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2015

Poker thread: http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... ilit=poker

Books provided by VEI. Cover by the lovely Miss Jay

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Jace swag:

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2016
Look at that! I came in 2nd place!! :high-five:

Books provided by VEI

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Jace swag:


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2017

This was the first year the books were embossed. The XO Manowar Soldier (Comicspro variant) was handed out that night and also embossed.

Books provided by VEI

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As if the swag Jace made in the previous years wasn't cool enough, this year he had lanyard badges personalized for each person. If anyone reading this has one of these badges, PM me a picture and I'll add it to this post.

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2018

My book looks to be missing five signatures. We run a tight ship around here. :lol: :?

Books provided by VEI

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Jace swag:

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2019

Books provided by VEI

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Jace swag: Bottle openers!!

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