This is a rant that I wrote about a year ago. Since then I haven’t really been to many Friday Night Magic events, but recently I’ve been to a couple, and this post lines up a little bit with my recent experiences as well.
Last night I went to my first FNM in years. I had the time on a Friday for once so I decided “screw it, I’m gonna go!” I put together a kinda janky 5-color sliver deck (Magic 2015 was the current set and I LOVE Slivers!) and headed over to the shop. Bear in mind that I mainly play Commander. Recently I also decided to mostly cull my “standard” cards down to 1 copy of each. Luckily my slivers, even the common and uncommon ones, are in a separate location and missed this culling. However, of the new M15 slivers, I didn’t have full play sets. Anyway, this shop hosts free FNM, so it was perfect. I knew I was going to lose, but I didn’t really care because I hadn’t invested any money in it.
It has been a while since I’ve posted to Commander Shenanagins. For that I apologize. I’ve had a lot going on, but that really isn’t an excuse, just something that we all say when we don’t do things that we know we should. The title of this article is “Drafts, Drafts, and More Drafts” but it isn’t about drafting in the Magic sense. I’ve certainly participated in some Magic drafts over the past year or so since I’ve written an article, but what I’m really talking about are the unfinished draft articles.
As I wrote my new post regarding welcoming of new players into existing store and player communities, I noticed that I had quite a few unfinished drafts in my account! Seven to be exact. Some of these are out of date and will no longer be relevant, but many of them will be. I fully intend to polish these up and get them posted in the very near future, and I also fully intend to keep up with writing and posting new articles as well.
Until next time, happy Magic playing everybody!
Magic is a very complex game, and I’m not talking about the rules. Sure, the rules take some learning, and there are so many cards that it is fairly ridiculous, but what I am really talking about is the social aspect of the game. A large portion of Magic players are nerds and geeks. Call me out for stereotyping, but it is true. As such, many of us are probably pretty shy. But to play the game, we have to interact with other people, particularly if we are playing in person! One of my biggest fears is walking into a new place and striking up a conversation with someone that I don’t know, and when I go to play Magic, I have to do this more than once!