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.
I’ve never played a single sanctioned match of Modern. The only time I feel like a competent Magic player is when I’m playing Limited and even then, I’m only just slightly competent. I’m not a serious Magic player, I very rarely travel to play in Grands Prix and I’ve never made it to the Top 8 of a PTQ. So, why invest money into building a competitive deck that I will use maybe twice before it becomes obsolete? This is what I thought to myself before the stores where I play Magic began to really push Modern. Some of the stores had even made their Friday Night Magic format MODERN! Instead of LIMITED? Blasphemy. Continue reading “Tournament Report – Playing Modern Burn”→