There is a lot about Magic: The Gathering that I enjoy – the artwork, opening packs, building decks from sealed pools, sorting cards (especially registering sealed pools at GPs!! Hooray for OCD!!!). Unfortunately, the one thing that I don’t really like is playing Magic. Actually, that’s not quite true…I like playing a little bit, but I just don’t feel compelled to improve myself by playing more frequently, which is probably why I only play about once a year – basically whenever Myles wants to go to a sealed Grand Prix. Continue reading “Learning to Like Magic – One Girl’s Journey”
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)”
On August 17TH, I played the biggest Magic: The Gathering Constructed tournament of my life and it was only a measly 280 players. However, these were the best players Canada had to offer. The likes of Alexander Hayne, Jacob Wilson, Pascal Maynard and Lucas Siow were in attendance. I was outmatched from the get-go, but this was the first Canadian World Magic Cup Qualifier of the year and everyone wanted a chance to win a spot on Team Canada 2014.
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.