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The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« on: May 04, 2019, 10:30:00 PM »
It all started about 15 years ago when I had my first unforgettable encounter with an MA playgroup in the North East composed of a few Royal Rangers (RR) youth under the tutilage of legendary north east Redemption host John M., an RR commander himself.

Fast forward to 2018-2019...South Central Region.

After San Antonio Royal Rangers are born into Redemption more than year ago (c/o Commander Ken P) and fruits are harvested from the South TX RR Edge leadership training, 2019 explodes with Redemption stars at the STXRR Powwow (similar to a BSA camp or Jamboree, held from 26-27 April) where more than 500 'Christian Boy Scouts' witness the awesome experience of learning and playing the game. Icing on the cake is the fact that one of our foremost players who demo'd and taught the game at the camp (Joe S) was himself a Royal Ranger.

Regional RR leadership is currently lobbying for Redemption to be featured at the annual RR Camporama similar to a national BSA jamboree to be held in July 2020 in Eagle Rock MO.
https://royalrangers.com/camporama

More than a few of the new learners at the Powwow have started teaching the game at their local Outposts.

The TX State tourney last 03-04 May witnessed visiting RRs who not only hung out practicing Redemption but also participated in the T1 2P event where one of them (Noah A) placed.

We boldly and faithfully declare an amazing Redemption future for the RRs as they continue to spread the game to various outposts around TX and beyond.

We bear testimony to inspiration that our Redemption hosts and leaders have exhibited to this promising organization.

The TX State tourney showcased RR Redemption new powerhouses as young as 10 years old. One protege in particular is a 10 year old with the same namesake as one of the greatest Redemption players in history - our beloved Josiah B who is on retirement (hiatus is our preferred term for retirement) from the game.

We declare amazing success for this young man as he pursues his Redemption 'career' in memory of Josiah B. -- and...icing on the cake...this kid was taught the game by his RR mate Noah A. -- isn't it amazing that this other young man's namesake is the same as yet another great young Redemption master Noah W.?😄

Meanwhile, we remember and honor a former 10 year old NY protege (Dario V) who more than 9 years ago blessed the Redemption world with his presence and has since been active in the game. He was a former RR when he was a kid.

Dario a few years ago with Redemption legend Gabe I.

More to come as we update this thread.

Meanwhile, per the request of some members and gaming hosts who wish to contact Royal Rangers in their respective localities and send E-mail proposals to introduce the game, here is a suggested E-mail body template: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hqtJVndTTD_m803KBk-LrRZLHY5WqRcq6fytTmX5ixI/edit?usp=sharing

Some words in the template are also links. I think you can easily copy n paste the message into your Email draft and the links should also be embedded.

Here is a Royal Rangers outpost locator to check if there are some in your playgroup area:
https://royalrangers.com/locator

Peace y'all.
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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 10:34:44 PM »
At the 2019 STXRR Powwow (see details below):
http://www.cactusforums.com/redemption-tournaments/tx-gaming-demo-log-diary/msg595829/#msg595829





At the 2019 TX State Tournament (03-04May2019, Tomball) hosted by Mr. Travis B. & head preaching minister (pastor) Bill R.:
Below, junior RR Noah A. (left) teaching the game to fellow RR Josiah while Noah's dad Commander Royce A. watches on and guides both young players. Both son & dad competed in the T1 2P event where Noah won 3rd place.

Below, junior RR Caleb A. (left) with his dad Commander Mark A. as he practices the game with San Antonio TX player Travis M..


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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 10:00:18 AM »
That is some amazing work Roy, and thank you for sharing! I am very interested to see how this goes, it sounds awesome.
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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 02:14:01 PM »
Roy,

If we can work it out ahead of time and want to make a State or Regional tournament feel like a National at their national gathering, count me in to try to do everything I can to help you make this happen!  Just have a lot of details we would have to work out to make sure it would work, but this would be great publicity and huge step for this game we love!

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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 10:39:35 AM »
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Dario a few years ago with Redemption legend Gabe I.

I'm guessing that was Nationals 2012...the question is, will we be able to recreate this photo this year (7 years later)??  ;D
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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 03:14:34 PM »
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Dario a few years ago with Redemption legend Gabe I.

I'm guessing that was Nationals 2012...the question is, will we be able to recreate this photo this year (7 years later)??  ;D

Yes! Tennessee Nationals 2012, my first National tournament! Ill speak with Gabe at Nats this year and try to get this photo in the same spot if possible haha!

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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 04:12:39 PM »
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Dario a few years ago with Redemption legend Gabe I.

I'm guessing that was Nationals 2012...the question is, will we be able to recreate this photo this year (7 years later)??  ;D

Yes! Tennessee Nationals 2012, my first National tournament! Ill speak with Gabe at Nats this year and try to get this photo in the same spot if possible haha!

That will be easy to recreate!

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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 07:44:02 PM »
More new RR players added to Travis B's playgroup.


Samson (pic, between Travis & Marcus) and Mordecai (pic, left of Bill) were featured in an earlier post teaching Redemption at their church. Huge thanks to Commander Jody for bringing them to today's local tourney in Tomball.
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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 11:59:42 AM »
Here's an impromptu local tourney featuring Commander Royce and his son Noah:
http://www.cactusforums.com/redemption-tournaments/tx-gaming-demo-log-diary/msg598153/#msg598153
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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2019, 07:18:13 PM »
Local Tournament at Spring Creek Church of Christ (Tomball TX). New players and attended by regulars Commander Royce and His son Noah.




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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 10:37:46 AM »
Per Commander Ken P (TX) the Spanish Eastern District director learned about Redemption at a territorial conference last summer. Spanish Eastern comprises the Mississippi River East and Spanish speaking churches.  Luis V, the leader of that region said he had spoken with Cactus and we are sending people to his leadership conference next month. Redemption jedi around the area are most welcome to contact Rob for details so you can volunteer to help.

Meanwhile, per Dario V (NY), John M (MA) and he will demo Redemption at Commander Adam A's Royal Rangers sectional meeting on Long Island NY on 02 November. Redemption jedi around the area are most welcome to contact John & Dario for details so you can volunteer to help.


Prayers up as we declare amazing wildfire as the the Royal Rangers help spread Redemption around the world.

God is good!
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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 06:49:53 PM »
We celebrate yet another testimonial for the RR South Texas Sectional Derby. See details here:
https://www.cactusforums.com/redemption-tournaments/tx-gaming-demo-log-diary/

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Re: The Birth of Royal Rangers Redemption
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2019, 10:51:27 AM »
Right of pic: Jaylon our junior Royal Ranger teaching the game at camp today. I had no idea they had camp this weekend. Commander Jeff surprised me with a text message. Jaylon took it upon himself to teach the game without even needing to let me know. Now that is a true Redemption young jedi and a game master in the making!

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