Forewarning for anyone who doesn’t like MTG or thinks Myers Briggs tests are BS: you probably aren’t going to like this article. Warning you now, please feel free to explore the rest of the site. Everyone else? Cool, let’s get started. So for you readers who don’t know what Magic: the Gathering is, it’s a… Continue reading The Player in the Game: Identity and MTG
What impact does toxic behavior have on a community? Dante and Max (Crab) discuss the impact bad behavior has on creators and cosplayers.
This past June, I had the chance to attend a huge Magic: the Gathering tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event hosts thousands of the greatest players gathered to sling spells in the 1v1 Main Event. Blood, sweat, tears, tireless days and sleepless nights, all lead up to this point for many of them. As… Continue reading EDH/Commander, More Than A Game
I must give proper credit to Kriz (of the sorely missed The Girlfriend Bracket podcast) for this post's existence. I initially told this story as part of a Girlfriend Bracket fan challenge, and recent events in my life inspired me to revisit it. You can find Kriz on Twitter and on WordPress. Now that we… Continue reading Leaving Your Playgroup
Yesterday, I got an idea for a new Magic deck: red & black artifact aggro. It is still a work-in-progress, but you can see it here. I use the website TappedOut to manage my deck ideas and share them with friends; it's typically a friendly site with a ton of great ideas. While I perused… Continue reading I Just Want to Play a Game
Last month, I had an extended trip back to my hometown: the bustling metropolis of Naugatuck, Connecticut. I helped my parents pack up my childhood home in advance of its sale, and was a groomsman in my sister's wedding. I expected it to be an emotionally difficult trip. Conventional wisdom says that going back home… Continue reading Reconnection and Rebirth