Over the summer Astro convinced me that buying one pre constructed Magic: The Gathering deck would provide hours of entertainment. She was right of course.
That $18 dollars was well spent — we’d play all the time. Often, we’d go to our favorite coffee shop and set up a game. And the day we bought them we even set up a game in the middle of the food court at the mall. We seriously played with our decks everywhere, and Astro would always beat me.
Things have changed a bit now. I’ve beaten her a few times now, and I definitely know more about the current set than Astro does. (That’s not really saying much, but it’s something!)
The pivotal moment was in November: We both had a Friday night off, and we decided we’d take the leap and go to Friday Night Magic at our local gameshop. It was incredible. It didn’t matter I lost all but one match. I was learning more about Magic than I could have imagined. And I was meeting some great people while I was at it.
Needless to say, I was pretty excited afterwards. I wouldn’t stop talking about it for days. And it hasn’t changed much since.
But it’s all thanks to that silly pre-constructed deck Astro convinced me to buy on a whim over the summer. Astro is the reason I got into Magic, even if I did play with my brother when I was little. She reintroduced me to it, and that’s why I blame her for my “addiction”. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I love the idea behind Magic. I love the thinking and strategy behind it. I love the artwork on the cards. I love that cards can combine to make some crazy shit happen. And I love that no matter how good you are, you can get better. It’s the ultimate nerd challenge. Plus there’s even stories behind it! EVEN BETTER.
There is so much I don’t know about Magic, but I can’t wait to learn. I already know a million times more than I did when I walked through the door into that first FNM, and I am excited to find out more! Nothing can stop me.
As Astro said, “I’ve created a monster!”.
It’s true. And it’s all her fault.
All for now,