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Friday night mayhem || Brittana
- Brittany: couldn't believe Santana was breaking up with her over something she didn't do. She found the drugs in her locker this morning, panicked and ran to Santana's classroom to give her girlfriend the drugs only to be caught by Sue. If this was the end, Brittany will turn herself in and relocate schools. She has nothing else to live for so why not? Packing her bags, she sighed as she packed her clothes into one suitcase, as she waited for Santana.
Six People You Meet at FNM
Usually found playing budget decks containing draft all-stars, these players are often just jamming every rare they can fit into their deck. We love these guys. They do stuff like ruffle shuffle mythic rare cards without sleeves and offer to trade you their Snapcaster Mages for your Darksteel Plates because they “don’t play blue” (I was made this offer, no lie.) It can be so tempting to take advantage of these guys, either through ridiculous trades or by withholding information from them about the game to get easy wins. We all like winning, and we all like getting good value out of our trades, but get real guys: new players are essential to the Magic community. Be nice. Help them learn. We were all n00bs at one point, and we had guys who were jerks, and guys who were super helpful and made us want to learn more and do better. Be that second guy.
Good n00b: Asks questions and is eager to learn.
Bad n00b: Gives up.
Make friends with: The Competitor.
Watch out for: The Trader.
The Hyper Geek
Okay, we’re playing Magic the Gathering. We are all geeks. But we all know at least one guy that makes everyone else in the shop look normal by comparison. For this guy, Magic is something to do between games of Warhammer and Dungeons and Dragons. For this guy, Magic is “light gaming.” This guy is usually more interested in card art and cool combos than efficiency and manna curves. This guy can vary from “more fun to be around than Chuck E. Cheese at your 8th birthday party” to “so annoying I want to throw up just so I have something to plug my ears with.”
Good Hyper Geek: Comes up with crazy ideas for new decks.
Bad Hyper Geek: Talks about how other games are better than magic.
Make friends with: Other Hyper Geeks.
Watch out for: The Only Girl.
The magic equivalent of buying a red sports car is playing an excessive amount of foil and full art cards. From play mats to strange life counter contraptions, nothing is too expensive or too ridiculously flashy for The Moneybags. Watch out for these guys, as they usually end up buying decks straight off the internet, and have some pretty powerful cards. These guys usually have jobs, however, and don’t always have as much time to practice as some other players.
Good Moneybags: Shares their toys.
Bad Moneybags: Is over protective of their property.
Make Friends With: The Trader
Watch out for: The Competitor
More aware than anyone that TCG means Trading Card Game, the trader usually has four or more trade binders which are color coded and divided by format. Though he always has the SCG Mobile app at the ready, he usually doesn’t need it as he has the price of every relevant standard card memorized, and checks daily for updates. Some traders are good guys and will make sure that both ends of the trade end up about equal, but some traders will try and pressure or confuse you to make a quick buck. Remember, you never have to trade with anyone! If you’re ever trading with someone and they are not okay with looking up card prices, you should probably not trade with that person.
Good Trader: Is very organized and fair
Bad Trader: Is just out to make a quick buck.
Make Friends With: The Moneybags
Watch out for: Other Traders
The Only Girl
Nine times out of ten, her boyfriend is there.
Good Girl: Comes to FNM.
Bad Girl: Doesn’t come to FNM.
We all like winning games, but the competitor NEEDS to win games. This guy spends every minute between rounds discussing card advantage and manna ratios with whoever will listen, and their mood is usually indicative of their win loss ratio. You can be sure the Competitor has scrutinized over every “top deck” online, and knows what they have to do to beat each one. It’s easy for competitors to get caught up in winning and prizes, but the most important part of FNM for a good competitor is practicing their deck and strategy against those of others. Competitors need to be extra careful at FNMs, as it can be very easy to get too serious. FNMs are not Pro Tours. Sportsmanship is a big deal here.
Good Competitor: Wins with grace and learns from losses.
Bad Competitor: Lets their emotions get the better of them.
Make Friends with: The n00b
Watch out for: Other Competitors