I don’t often post about Magic stuff here because a significant portion of my readers (friends) don’t really care.  But about four times a year, something Magical happens that I am bouncing up and down about – the releases of our new expansions!  Today is one such release, and here’s the plan for the day:

  • Go to work and print out my profile sheet.  I made this myself – it says a little bit about me, what cards I helped design, and what I do at Wizards.  It helps break the ice for people who want to come play against me (not that I’m any big name, but I am wearing WotC wear so it can be a little uncomfortable for people).
  • Collect the remainder of the cards I need for my casual decks.  This mostly involves raiding our company store of the new expansion since those cards aren’t really available widely yet.  I am finished with my normal deck and mostly finished with my crazy fun deck.
  • Go to Seattle Center and watch people play for a bit.  It’s still a bit early to start gunslinging, but I might start doing that right away.
  • Gunsling – as in, fight allcomers – as in, play Magic against them and talk to players, gathering opinions and thoughts on the new set, and answering questions that they have.  Also, I give out a booster pack as “prize” to anyone who plays me.

After playing Magic for some hours, I want to try to make it to a Sci Fi and Fantasy Film Festival in Seattle, which Joe told me about.  The tickets aren’t actually on sale until noon today, but luckily the box office and theater are very close to the location in Seattle Center where we’ll be playing Magic.

It’s one of the few times I get to play real Magic these days!