Cheating in Magic: Asking questions about our community and our morals

I apologize the article I am writing this time is a bit strange. It’s a hybrid of an opinion piece and a call to arms. It seems as though I have ventured yet again into questioning certain aspects of our Magic community. One day I’ll give a sweet deck tech to you all. I’m also going to start this article by saying outright that I am very inexperienced with many of the larger personalities of the Magic community. However,…

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A Tale of Commander and Community

GP Los Angeles has drawn to a close, a champion has been crowned. We paid no attention to the main tournament. We spent our time playing commander and brawl, going out to dinner with friends, and just having fun together. We would just walk in to the tournament and take over a row of tables. The GP started for me on Wednesday the 15th when I got off the plane and Phil Deluca picked me up and took me…

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GP Los Angeles Community and Environment

I decided to fly out to California because Phil Deluca (I’ll post all of the twitter handles at the end) of the Commanderin’ MTG podcast invited me to stay with him. I jumped at the opportunity because I don’t get to do anything like this very often. Shivam Bhatt, another host of the podcast, was also staying with Phil for the GP. It really is great to see this normally hidden side of the podcast. (I also want to…

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Where Have All the Woman Gone?

Magic: the Gathering has an… interesting culture. You know I’m going to talk about the inherent sexism within the game but I want you forget about that for a moment and explore a couple of things with me. First, I want you to think of your favorite aspects of Magic. Everyone will think of some different things but I’m sure many of us will say something along the lines of, “Yea, I love playing against my friends.” “Going to…

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