Earlier today — well, yesterday as of the time I’m writing this — I went to my Friendly Local Game Store and participated in the Gold Tier tournament they were running for Magic: The Gathering. I was running a rather inexpensive Sliver deck and didn’t expect to do so well but to have some fun anyway. I took first place, and had lots of fun. The big prize was a box of booster packs of the forthcoming Lorwyn set, but I also got three packs of Tenth Edition, a rather decent duffel bag, a nice plastic deck box, and a Magic: The Gathering toboggan hat.
I’ve been playing Magic on and off for over ten years, and I’ve only ever made it past the second round of a tournament once or twice in my life. I love the game, but I’ve never considered myself to be a top player, even amongst the local player base. Maybe I need to reconsider my position on that.
I just wanted to thank Sci-Fi Genre for hosting the tournament, Wizards for continuing to make the game so engaging and entertaining long after people thought the fad would die, and mostly to the other players in the tournament for throwing their best games and best decks at me. It was an exhilarating blast, folks, and I look forward to seeing what Lorwyn has in store for us.