99% of my Magic: the Gathering collection has been stolen.
This is not a joke or a setup. I’m kinda bummed.
If anyone in the western Washington (Tacoma, Seattle) area of the United States has any questions or information, please contact me privately. I have a list of high-profile cards for anyone who would like it. I am missing nine commander decks and one modern deck as well as Modern Masters Box pulls, and the approximate value of the stolen cards is $2,200.00 USD. A police report has been filed and I have contacted local game stores and the network therein.
Where do I even go from here? Nowhere, honestly. And that’s not such a bad thing. The cards were, well, they were just cards. Things. There’s only so much attachment I can have to them. But it was a decade of collecting, so many years of fun and community, and now it’s gone. I’m still kind of numb. It’s something to work through, and no matter how much I thought it wouldn’t happen to me, well, now it did.
I wanna keep my eye out for new players or anyone that may have had a bad day
Reason why is because
I wanna make their day with an unexpected booster pack for them :)
The lgs i work for has a surprising variety of packs :)
one of the local game stores had copies of volo’s guide to monsters early and flipping through it we found the BEST d&d art to ever be included in one of the books look at this rowdy bunch of lizard boys i LOVE them
So there’s this super cute seller at my local game store… I’ve noticed him for a while now and last week he came to me and we talked for like twenty minutes. He was so nice and all and I really wanted to ask for his number but I was too shy. And now I want to go back to the store and ask him, but I’m so scared he might find it super awkward, like… idk I’m just a random girl after all, and asking for his number out of the blue is… weird ? (is it ?)
Plus, if he refuses (which I would perfectly understand), I’ll just have to moonwalk my way out of the store and that would be very embarrassing.
I want to create a large "library" of your wonderful tokens, one which I can take with me when I travel to my local gaming store. Any recommendations for miniture storage?
So, because I glue my minis to paper bases I use an old Warhammer carrying case and just toss ‘em all in there - it’s a terribly ignoble way to go about it and I feel guilty every time.
But, if you are using clip bases that you can easily take on/off the paper minis then I’ve seen both of these methods used to good effect,
The paper filing folder, great for even the large paper minis (just make sure you get a flexible “accordion” style one that will let you open up each folder wide enough to pull out any tiny minis that might have gotten wedged at the bottom)
and then the other way I’ve seen is to use collectible card sleeves/binders,
Kinda neat being able to have a page for “undead” or “goblins” or whatever.
Keith keeps noticing Lance. Or rather, he doesn’t know lance. He’s never met him. But one night, when he can’t sleep, he drives up to his town’s lookout to look at the stars. It’s empty except for a beat up vw bus and a boy draped across its roof looking up at the stars. Keith notices, but pays him no mind.
But then he sees this boy everywhere. When he goes to the gym to teach his self defence class, he sees that this boy is just coming out of teaching his Pilates class. When he’s at university and needs a caffeine hit, he walks across the road to his favorite coffee shop and stands in line behind this same boy. When he needs to clear his head, he likes to drive out to the airport and watch the planes take off. Keith can’t wait to finish his degree and start training to be a fighter pilot. Along with the usual plane watchers on their pick up trucks, he sees a familiar vw bus.
When he goes to his local video game store he reaches for a copy of an obscure jrpg. His fingers brush against someone else’s.
“Ah sorry, I didn’t think anyone else would want this.” Keith’s eyes snap up to see the familiar stranger in front of him. He seizes the opportunity. He blusters and points.
Lance laughs and admits that he’s noticed Keith and wondered if and when they would ever meet. They get lunch together and enthusiastically quiz each other. Keith is disappointed to find out that they have different favorite colours, different family lives, and lance has lots of friends while Keith has almost none.
But they both dream of flying. Lance didn’t make the cut for Keith’s university course, but he’s taking a similar one in the hopes he can transfer next year. And they both love the outdoors, and campfires on the beach. They both think summer is the best season and spent way too much time in tree houses as a kid.
I briefly worked for one of my local game stores. In that time, I was sexually harassed by a 40-year-old customer who made multiple inappropriate comments about me and then took a photo of me without my permission as he said to his buddy, “yeah, I guess I’m just an old pervert.” I busted my ass to help my customers and yet my male counterparts always got all the credit. I was constantly talked over and mansplained and received advances I did not want with a smile on my face the entire time because otherwise I would be seen as a bitch. Half of the boys I played against would become tilted and refuse to play with me if I won, even though I always made sure I came across as polite and friendly so as to not bruise any egos. I never played in any tournaments or at the competitive level because I always got more shit for how I played than my male counterparts at lower skill levels. And that’s not even the brunt of it. There are certain incidents involving my gender that happened in the Magic community that were so bad I do not even feel comfortable disclosing it on a public forum.
But yes, men are the people who are pushed out of playing Magic. You’re absolutely right. Misandry has struck again, and now only women are allowed to play at FNM.
Finally posting my article! It’s really long and I don’t want to clutter people’s dashboards with the full thing, so please click Keep Reading to read it. Thank you to everyone who responded to my “interview” questions! It was so helpful, and it certainly gave me a good look at what’s going on in the community.
Special thank you to @gaytog and @ally-encampment, who are most heavily featured in the piece. Your responses were phenomenal and I’m grateful for your help on this.
Secondary shout out to @chelsea-beleren-vess and @zoe-of-the-veil, neither of whom I interviewed but who both have been outspoken about this issue and thus who I mention in the article for their public posts.
So I went to the local games store, and I passed by the garbage bin, and I see a large box, with “warhammer” written on it, in the garbage.
I pull the box out, and I swear, there was atleast 50 tactical, 5th edition marines, (the remnants of a) dreadnought, 2 storm ravens, 20 vanguard veterans, and 2 devastator squads (missing weapons???)
So I take the box inside and ask the owner “the hell happened here??”
The local “rosetowner” (a group of guys that play at the store but to play with them, you have to pay and you have to beat one of them) comes out if the back, and says he threw out HIS WHOLE SPACE MARINE FORCE TO MAKE WAY FOR A PRIMARIS MARINE ARMY…
I look at him and ask if I can have the box, and he takes the box back from me and says “you don’t belong with the rosetowners, so no”
Moral of the story– WHO THE HELL THROWS OUT WARHAMMER????
Fun Facts About My Local Game Store, Circa Amonkhet Prerelease: -an openly gay man is the most respected deckbuilder and competitor in the shop -his best friend there is a trans girl who (so far as I saw) was treated like a standard player by everyone there -roughly half dozen POC of various backgrounds at a thirty player event, more than twice the percentage of the surrounding community -not enough women, but some (doing well, and I never once heard the phrase “got beat by a girl”) -not a single Anime Tiddy Mat to be seen (believe they are discouraged by the shop owner), not Anime Tiddy Sleeves -the teenage boys, while being respectful and diverse, are still assholes to play against (one literally wrote “FLUKE” in all caps on his life-tracking sheet, where I could see it, after he lost a game)
One of my favorite sound bites from the classic third-party SNES RPG, “Undertale”. I searched through the ROM’s files until I could find this specific sound file.
As a kid, the laugh was the most enchanting thing in the world that brought the character that extra bit of realness. I absolutely adore this title, and I definitely suggest you look for it’s cartridge on E-bay or your local retro-game store.
So I would like to share some utter adorableness that my fiancee shared with me. As you may or may not know, he works at a FLGS (Friendly Local Gaming Store) and one of the big games there is Magic: The Gathering.
One of the formats for it is Two Headed Giant, which is a fancy name for playing in teams of two. One of the teams was a father with his young son. They named their team ‘Pokemon Son &Moon’
Brought a smile to my face, so I thought I’d share