I haven't made much of it on this site yet, but I'm a casual Magic: The Gathering player, mostly online these days. It's a fun game and a fun way to keep the logical part of my mind firing. I started playing years ago when I lived in Boston and went to Emerson College. Friday nights, party guy that I am, I'd head over to M.I.T. where a bunch of casual gamers got together weekly in some empty conference rooms and slung down cards into the wee hours.
I played quite a bit and kept buying cards and reading about the game long after that, even as my time to play and opportunities to get together with other players waned. A few years ago, I eventually dropped away from the game.
A tour of the Wizards of the Coast corporate headquarters about a year back (more on that another time--soon) reignited my interest in the game. Before long, I'd installed a copy of the online game on my computer and I've frittered away quite a few hours playing ever since.
Both for fun and as a way of supporting my habit, I've started writing an occasional column for the MTGO Traders web site. I've had eight articles published so far, and I'll plan to update you here when new ones go live.
Here are the first eight articles:
- Casual Play: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Cats of War!
- Casual Play: 101 Uses for a Dead Cat
- Casual Play: Psst! Psst! Help Me Build a Deck. Psst!
- Casual Play: Departing Standard
- Casual Play: Endless Whispers Followup
- Casual Play: Their Stock Is Rising
- Casual Play: Desolation Alley
- Casual Play: Feeling Crabby?