When my friend Cayce asked if anyone wanted to publish her tournament report from the weekend, I basically bit her hand off. Partly because it’s super well-written and informative, and partly because I laughed until I cried in the restaurant I was having dinner in when I read it. It’s a tale with everything: comedy, […]Read More Tournament Report: The Other, Other Nationals
I’m writing this while listening to the latest episode of Dies to Removal with the Professor and PleasantKenobi. It’s fitting, so much so that’s it’s almost as though they reached out through the medium of the internet and forced it into my bleeding hands. Over the past two or three weeks I’ve run myself into […]Read More Feel the Burn: Dealing with the Life/Magic balance
After the success of their standard event on the 24th, Falkirk’s Geeks and Gamers predicted an even higher turnout for their Modern Qualifier. They weren’t wrong – a whopping 68 players made the trip on a sunny Sunday to play the first competitive Modern event in Scotland since last year. Conveniently, it fell the day […]Read More Tournament Report: Geeks & Gamers 1k Invitational Qualifier, 31/03/19
The first time I watched a streamed competitive Magic tournament was Pro Tour Journey Into Nyx. I was at my friend’s house – he’d been playing on and off for years, and as far as I was concerned was the absolute authority on the game – and I asked him what the deal was with […]Read More We Run The World – Mythic Invitational Hype
It’s been a long time since we sleeved up for a competitive event in Scotland, hasn’t it? While we wait for the information to trickle out about Mythic Championship Qualifiers, the Scottish community has started to mobilise. Falkirk’s Geeks & Gamers announced their 1k series a few weeks ago and this past weekend was the […]Read More Tournament Report: Geeks & Gamers 1k Invitational Qualifier, 24/03/19
I’ve seen a few posts in the UK trade group recently regarding cards up for purchase on eBay. They’re listed as “mint condition”, “rare”, and “probably proxies”. These have ignited a lot of discussion and debate in the community, which of course means I am all over it. I’m going to take a look at […]Read More The Great Magic Fake Off: Why Counterfeit Cards Are Bad News.
Happy International Women’s Day! IWD is a day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women, as well as initiating discourse on the problems we still face worldwide. As a woman in the Magic community, it’s easy to feel like we’re outnumbered and drowned out. I wanted to give other women the chance to talk […]Read More International Women’s Day – the Magic: the Gathering edition