Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
Our apologies for the late day post folks but as it was just so damn nice outside today, we spent most of the day outside working. That unfortunately will all be changing as an area of low pressure is working itself from Kansas up north past the Great Lakes to dump another wallop of winter on us near Toronto.
Anywhoos - we wanted to yatter about the exciting constant state of flux in this very exciting game of Magic: the Gathering. Specifically, how our local meta game has evolved strategies towards more control from earlier aggro iterations and how we, through some recent card singles purchase from MTG Mint Card, we were going to try our luck with our take on Naya Auras. That topic has now changed now as Magic: the Gathering has hit a LOT of social media outlets - and not in a very good light. Here's how things rolled out . . .
We saw this tweet from Helene Bergeot (whom by-the-way we think most highly off and cannot say enough of her tireless efforts for our gaming community), Director of Global Organized Play for Wizards of the Coast.
We had thought at the time that this reminder was as result of some unsportsmanlike conduct which took recently at Grand Prix Richmond. We now realise that this may have been tweeted likely due to what Redditor OB1FMB had posted - essentially a 'photo diary' of him posing with gamers whose pants were hanging a titch too low on their backsides. Within a day, this story has spread across the interwebs - from videos posted to YouTube to Chive and many others.
If you didn't know, we've got three kids (most of 'em teenagers now) and they had quite a few laughs - which may be quite easy given some of the witty comments on Reddit and other places. At the end of it all, we thought on to the Magic: the Gathering brand and could see how this sort of thing is growing a negative stereotype and not growing a community. We think we agree most with what @CardboardNirvan had to say, quite eloquently in this tweet . . .
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