This weekend was very magical for me. Though I had to spend hour and hour on a train traveling back and forth between my home near
Mt. Fuji and the far side of , I was able to get some good writing done for my Shadowrun PbP game, my D&D 4e Campaign Setting, and also, was able to play an amazing MTG Tournament yesterday afternoon. Tokyo
I’m totally unfamiliar with all the lore behind the new MTG sets; it has never really interested me that much, so I don’t follow the story at all. If I want story, I’ll play an RPG. MTG is my competitive “Win or Die Trying” game. I don’t play to lose. I play to have fun and the most fun I get is through winning… so, yea… I play a lot of Tournaments and I very rarely have fun (in other words, I very rarely win :P )
Ok. So that last part is a bit of a lie (not the part about rarely winning though). I usually have fun playing MTG even if I lose, which was certainly the case this weekend. We all gathered together at a local teacher’s house around noon. We had ourselves some Pizza (awesome, you never really get to eat too much pizza out here and it is way expensive) and had ourselves some warmup games while we waited for everyone to get settled.
Our format this time around was 6 pack Besieged Sealed. In this format, you buy 7 booster packs. 1 of these goes to the prize pool and you keep 6. When the tournament begins, you open up the 6 packs and then have to build a 40 card deck from whatever you get inside. I highly encourage those people who actually like to play Magic with their friends to give this a try rather than just opening up packs. I almost never simply open packs anymore. Opening packs for me has to include some kind of game, whether that be draft, or sealed.
|Apparently a $5-10 card. Nice.|
|That is a $6 card as well :)|
|And with that, all my play for the day gets paid for... gotta love draft and sealed :)|