Lunch boxes are great for carrying lunches in, but not so great for hauling around Magic cards. Here’s an easy do-it-yourself project to convert a metal lunch box into the ultimate collectible card game road case.
The next Magic expansion, Scars of Mirrodin, comes out this week, although lots of players have had a taste at prereleases. If you like artifacts and…poison counters?…you’ll love Scars. Plus, I’ve got a Scars draft sleeper pick aggro decks will love.
Magic’s next big set will be arriving soon. Scars of Mirrodin revisits the artifact-themed world of Mirrodin and is the opening salvo in an escalating war between that world and the invading Phyrexians. But not every card in Scars is an artifact. This black enchantment will force your opponent into a horrible decision.
My first day at Gen Con, I was escorted past the velvet ropes (well, there weren’t really velvet ropes) to the exclusive Wizards of the Coast press area. There, amidst leather couches and seemingly random room lamps, I spoke to Magic: the Gathering brand managers Paul Levy and Mark Purvis about Scottish highland dance competitions. Right, these guys are Magic brand managers…we talked about Magic.
I was going to write some kind of coherent narrative encapsulating the entire journey, but quickly realized that was going to be impossible. It was like visiting the sausage factory, but instead of being grossed out, you discovered that sausages are made of rainbows and dipped in elementally pure Awesome, then packaged by elves and sent across the world on the backs of dragons. How could I describe that coherently? So instead, here’s a rambling series of random thoughts about the trip, and sort of a photo essay as well.