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Journalistic Highlight of My Day

So I was clicking on random links in IRC this afternoon when I found this gem of a quote:

Magic: The Gathering, a type of poker

This surprised me quite a bit, as its on a gambling site.  The rest of the article has many other fantastic gems, including this paragraph:

“That is dangerous,” the Pastor explains. “Part of the game’s appeal comes from ‘the ability to develop a character — you get to be somebody else,’ says Garfield…In Magic the deck you put together reflects your character — your persona.”

Which uses the bad habit of quoting two different people in the same paragraph (fairly confusing when the paragraph is primarily quote) and then adds insult to injury by using incorrect punctuation to confuse who is being quoted where. Also what are the ellipses doing?

Personally I think the whole demonic side to magic is very over blown, I don’t know of many people who play because they think its fun to pretend to be a wizard, they play because its fun to play.

A-Bomb Highlander – Revel in the Ark

Played in the A-Bomb tourney today, I believe I was playing for Mind Bogglers of Croydon, but who I was playing for wasn’t all that important to me (sorry guys). I’m going to lead you guys on a bit of a story before I bother getting the tourney report.

After seeing the general goodness of Reveillark in both Standard and Extended I felt that the concept of a highlander Flash combo deck needed to be done with updated Reveillark tech. I felt the deck now had enough redundancy in combo pieces that I should be able to manage a version of the deck that just overloads with combo pieces and comes out with the win somehow. Here is the decklist skeleton I started with:

Combo Cards: (12)
Carrion Feeder
Mirror Entity
Flash
Protean Hulk
Body Double
Volrath’s Shapeshifter
Sparkmage Apprentice
Dakmor Ghoul
Highway Robber
Imperial Recruiter
Reveillark
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KL + India #1 – Ariving in KL

Over the next few days (read weeks) I’m going to be posting bits and pieces of my trip to the Pro Tour in Kuala Lumpur with a short trip over to India added to the end. If you want to read all of them and nothing else follow my India tag, people that only want to read judging things can follow my judging tags and skip the other bits. Chances are though that the post will be long enough that they involve many topics each.

Feb 12th
Arrive at the airport over 3 hours before my flight. Check in my pack with attached day pack. Trundle off with my (read mums) yellow carry on suitcase to buy my self a novel to read and a hard case for my sunglasses. I pick up the first book in a trilogy that I read the end of on a recent trip, I wasn’t happy to learn it was book 3, I had spent a lot of time checking that it wasn’t apart of a series. Some times you look very hard and still manage to not see what you were looking for :( Continue reading