A few months ago we celebrated M15 Gameday and I won my first playmat ever. I mean, I have a stack of playmats. I have enough playmats to outfit every supporter of the Sultai clan (12 playmats total), but this M15 Gameday playmat was the first one I ever WON. That means a lot to me. I like trophies. I want to be buried with every trophy I’ve earned in my life. They’re all coming with me.
In 1995 a stranger taught me how to play Magic. Well, he wasn’t a complete stranger. He was the lifeguard at my local swimming pool. He kept his cards in a Beta max cassette and told me that poison counters were really good if they added up. He let me build a deck with his green cards because I really liked the art of Ironroot Treefolk. Continue reading “Why play Magic: The Gathering at your local Store? (Part 2)”
MTGO is good because I can record my drafts at 2AM…in my unmentionables, BUT IS THAT REALLY GOOD? I’ve become accustomed to playing MTGO, but in the last couple months I’ve been trying to get away from the computer monitor and into the stores where all of this Magic started for me. Continue reading “Why play Magic: The Gathering at your local Store? (Part 1)”
Mark Rosewater, Head Designer of Magic: The Gathering, released an article on Monday about some big changes in Magic’s future. Instead of three-set blocks, there will be two-set blocks with a big set first and a small set that expands on the world the big set creates. Standard, the most popular constructed format, will change as well. Instead of the last two blocks, Standard will be played with the last three blocks and there will be a rotation whenever the first set of a new block comes out. On top of this, Core sets will be wiped from the map entirely.
When I learned how to play Magic, the only place I could meet other Magic players was at school or the Flea Market.
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