25. My First Magic: the Gathering Tournament

Last night, I participated in my first Magic: the Gathering tournament. For those who don’t know, Magic: the Gathering is a collectible card game. When you collect cards, you can build your own deck and play a strategy game.


Magic the Gathering is like a cross between chess and poker (chess in that the cards you use have specific abilities, poker in that you want to hide your cards from your opponent). VERY FUN!


I didn’t realize so many took Magic: the Gathering seriously. For me, the game is simply a fun activity to do with friends. But at the tournament, it was a lifestyle. Some had been playing between 10 and 15 years! So naturally they knew everything, including the fact that half my deck was illegal.

Despite my vigilant battle efforts (pun intended), I didn’t win a single game. My opponents had too many great cards and too much experience for my amateur abilities. Despite losing everything, though, I still graciously accepted my participation award (1 booster pack/15 random cards).

My take-home from last night was the experience. I was exposed to great players in a beautiful (but geeky) atmosphere. Untamed Worlds was a great host, and for those of you who like comic books, board games, or collectibles, Untamed Worlds is the place to be.

They host weekly Magic: the Gathering tournaments, and I plan to compete in as many as I can.

So what do you guys think? Should I consider Magic: the Gathering only a hobby? Or should I make it a lifestyle?

I encourage comments.



4 thoughts on “25. My First Magic: the Gathering Tournament

  1. My High-school life was filled with people playing magic. It was really fun to see the competitions and the enthusiasm for the cards and strategies. I have some friend who still play and go to gatherings, I think nowadays they enjoy more the interaction with other people and the exchange of experiences than the game in itself, but that’s beside the point. From what i gather it’a a very welcoming and fun community 🙂

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  2. It really is. Magic is a great way to meet new people (Maybe that’s why it’s called The Gathering?) lol.

    I can’t say I have one soul reason for paying the game. I love looking at the art, I enjoy the community, and I love the strategy. Maybe it’s just a combination of it all that makes the game so fun.


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