Local-Game-Store

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.

-Abelzumi

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Magic: the Gathering - Hygiene

Thousands of gamers converge on Local Game Stores this evening for Friday Night Magic.  Some of them may not have had the opportunity to catch a shower before going, let alone clean their mana.

Cannot quite imagine this selling very well among the non-Minotaur crowd.

Rail me some additional witty comments here ?

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.

anonymous asked:

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.

Anyhow, I hope that helps!

azarathianscribbles  asked:

A fic title: Parallels

This one was tricky.

But I came up with something.

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.
“You!!??”
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.

Keith is smitten.

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.

Why Aren’t There More Women Magic Players?

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.

Again, thank you, and enjoy the article!

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I'm gonna have a hernia

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)

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I recently picked up Metal Gear Solid from my local game shop. The presentation of the jewel case and instruction manual is pretty neat!

Mystic Messenger RFA Rings and Proposals  (LONG POST)

*Edited to include V and Saeran as per request! 

Yoosung:


 Classic white gold band, Round cut white diamond  

  • Very traditional ring
  • Wanted to buy you something fancier, but poor baby couldn’t afford what he really thought you deserved
  • Starts working part-time at the local video game store to save up
  • Which is super tough because he’s trying to get his PhD at the same time
  • Still had to borrow some money from his parents for the down payment
  • Hopes you’ll love it anyway

The Proposal:

  • Since you both love video games so much, had to have something game related.
  • He designed an entire video game just for you
  • Asked (begged) to have 707 help program a simple 8-bit game
  • He may or may not have agreed to be 707’s snack slave for the rest of his life, but it would be worth it!
  • He’s clearly blushing and fidgety when he asks you if you want to play it
  • Such a sweet, shy baby
  • Sits so close to you and watches you plays with SUCH INTENSITY
  • The game takes you through various milestones in your relationship
  • The RFA party where you first met in person
  • The amusement park where you had your first real date
  • The bench by the river where you shared your first kiss
  • Interactions with the NPC’s reveal reasons why Yoosung loves you so much
  • You’re smiling so wide it hurts
  • Collect enough hearts and you get the super-secret treasure
  • The chest opens and the screen blinks “Will you Marry Me?”
  • Your head spins around and you see Yoosung has gotten down on to one knee
  • You wanted to cry before, but now you really want to cry
  • He tries really hard not blubber through his speech, but does a little bit anyway
  • HE SO NERVOUS AND EMOTIONAL
  • Throw your arms around him
  • So many tears
  • So much laughing
  • Baby was so nervous, but so happy you said yes
  • Whole thing was recorded on the webcam so you can watch it again and again

Jaehee:


Lotus yellow gold band, cushion cut white diamond

  • Simple and elegant
  • Not one for anything overly flashy
  • Plus with all your money going into your new cafe business she had to shop smartly
  • Only one who decides on yellow gold
  • Chooses the lotus band because of the ideology behind the flower (growing up through the mud and blossoming pure and beautiful)

The proposal:

  • Wanted something sweet and intimate
  • She doesn’t like drawing attention to herself, but still wants to make it unforgettable
  • Takes you to a fancy café at the heart of the city where you can sample coffee and pastries from around the world
  • Makes you think that it’s all a reconnaissance mission for your own little shop
  • You have absolutely no idea she’s going to propose for you
  • She had Jumin use his influence to arrange a private room for you two so you could enjoy your afternoon with no prying eyes or other distractions
  • She takes a little flower from the vase in the center of the table and tucks it behind your ear and calls you beautiful
  • ///BLUSH///
  • You sip on exotic coffees from Arabia, Columbia, and Hawaii and have wonderful, easy conversation
  • Behind with Jaehee feels so natural
  • Like breathing air
  • You’ve nearly eaten yourself sick on German strudel and French Macarons, but Jaehee asks if you have room for one more dessert
  • Who turns down more dessert?
  • Waiter places a slice of tiramisu in front of you and gingerly placed on the top is the ring
  • Your heart stops
  • Jaehee reaches across the table and gently takes your hands and asks you to marry her
  • You’re so shocked your heart is pounding, but you’re so happy
  • You eagerly agree
  • The two of you then feed each other forkfuls of tiramisu while gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes

Zen:


Infinity twist rose gold band, marquise cut pink diamond

  • Has an affinity for the dramatic and wanted your ring to be a testament to that
  • Chose pink diamond because it seemed more romantic
  • Chooses rose gold for the same reason
  • Infinity band because he hopes you’ll be together forever and ever

The proposal:

  • Did I mention this boy has a FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC??
  • Wants to make this the most unforgettable proposal the world has ever seen
  • You never miss opening night of any of his shows and he takes advantage of that
  • Has a seat front and center reserved for you
  • The sign on it says ‘The single most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world’ surrounded by hand drawn hearts and X’s and O’s.
  • There are roses on your seat, too since the sign clearly wasn’t enough already
  • You smile to yourself and take your seat
  • The show goes off without a hitch and earns a standing ovation at the end
  • Afterwards he settles the crowd down and says that there is a very special person in the audience that he wants to dedicate an encore to
  • It’s a song he wrote himself and had been working on for a long time
  • The lights go down, a single spotlight on Zen then he starts to sing
  • It’s slow and sweet at first and you’re tearing up a little, but then…
  • BAM
  • Backup dancers, flashing lights, hip-beats!
  • The whole thing is a bit overstimulating, but you can’t tear your eyes away and you can’t stop smiling
  • He looks and points at you the whole time
  • As the song is about to end he jumps off the stage and gets down on one knee in front of you and asks you to marry him
  • There is only a moment of silence before you scream ‘yes’
  • Then the music picks back up and
  • CONFETTI
  • CONFETTI EVERYWHERE
  • Every audience member was given a bag when they came in and they’re throwing it at you
  • You two will be picking it off of each other until your wedding day

Jumin:

Alvador platinum band, princess cut white diamond

  • NO EXPENSE SPARED
  • The diamond itself was over $20,000
  • Chose princess cut because you’re his princess
  • Couldn’t settle for anything less than platinum for the band
  • Only the best for MC
  • The bigger the better, let’s people know she’s taken from a distance
  • Setting is a bit much for your tastes, but you know he worked hard picking everything

The Proposal:

  • Did I say NO EXPENSE SPARED???
  • This boy never approved of his father and his slew of female companions
  • If he is every going to get married he is going to get married once so he has to make this proposal absolutely perfect
  • Approaches from a business standpoint
  • He makes a goddamn timetable to ensure that every little thing goes off without a hitch
  • CHECKLISTS, checklists everywhere
  • Wants to make a weekend out of it
  • Insists on taking you to Paris, you have both been absurdly busy and need some time away for rest and relaxation
  • Of course you take his private plane and get drunk in champagne on the way
  • Treats you to all the extravagances the City of Lights has to offer
  • Shopping in designer stores
  • Mid-morning spa treatments
  • Extravagant dinners
  • WINE
  • SO MUCH WINE
  • Finally on your last night, he takes you to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • Paid to have it reserved just for you two
  • As you step out of the elevator there are flower arrangements, chiffon ribbon, there’s a guy playing a violin
  • You have to take a minute to catch your breath
  • He whispers something and suddenly there is Elizabeth 3rd (because of course she came with you guys)
  • He kneels down and removes something from her collar and…
  • JFC, IS THAT A DIAMOND
  • IT’S ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE!
  • Asks you to marry him and of course you cry ‘yes’!  

Saeyoung/707:

White gold studded band, pear cut yellow diamond

  • Pear cuts usually aren’t very popular, but he wanted to give you something as unique as you are
  • Dragged Vanderwood to the jewelry store with him to help him pick out the ring
  • They were of absolutely no help
  • Next time he takes Jaehee and she proves to be much more useful
  • Chose yellow diamond as well because it signifies you being the sunshine of his life

The Proposal:

  • This boy got things PLANNED OUT
  • Which is strange because he’s definitely more fly-by-the-seat-of-you-pants
  • He has been working on this for months
  • You pulled him out of a very dark place and he wants you to know how much he appreciates it
  • You wake up in the morning to a breakfast of honey buddha chips and PhD pepper on a tray on the bedside table
  • How… romantic
  • Still you smile to yourself and pick up the card that’s been left with it.
  • It takes you a good ten minutes to decipher Seven’s messy handwriting, but eventually you see it’s a clue
  • He set you up a scavenger hunt!
  • The clues take you all over the city and I mean ALL OVER
  • Mercifully, he has recruited Driver Kim to be your personal transport assistant for your adventure
  • All of his clues are very well thought out, he really makes you think
  • USE THAT BIG SEXY BRAIN
  • Almost all of them rhyme and feature some form of meme, joke, or pun
  • Some are in weird places like under benches or at the top of lamp posts or behind the soup cans at the supermarket
  • WORK FOR IT
  • At the end of it all you end up at the planetarium
  • It looks like it’s closed, but the clue couldn’t possibly mean anything else
  • You sneak in as discreetly as possible
  • You have worked too hard to give up now; possible breaking and entering aside 
  • You are heading down the hallway when the lights suddenly give out
  • You yelp a little, but look up and see your way has been illuminated by glow-in-the-dark stars  
  • You follow them to another to set of doors and push your way through
  • The room is pitch black and you swallow thickly, feeling the darkness starting to suffocate you slightly
  • Suddenly the ceiling lights and written in the stars are ‘Will you marry me?’ 
  • You look around wildly and find Seven emerging from the tech booth
  • OH MY GOD DID HE COMB HIS HAIR???
  • He gets down on one knee
  • “So, how about it? Will you be the rick to my roll?”
  • You manage to say yes through your hysterical laughing
  • “Never Gonna Give you Up” starts blasting through the speakers as you kiss
  • Oh, and he recorded the whole thing through various street cams

V:


White gold studded halo band, oval cut blue diamond

  • Being an artist, ensures that your ring is a beautifully crafted work of art
  • NO EXPENSE SPARED
  • However, opts for a more brilliant diamond rather than a fancy setting
  • He understand that sometimes less is more
  • Plus he is a pretty low-key guy himself
  • Simple and refined, but made unique by the blue diamond

The Proposal:

  • Being an extremely private person, wants your proposal to be sweet and intimate
  • This is meant to be special moment meant to only be shared between the two of you
  • He decides on one of his favorite travel destinations
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • He wants it to be a surprise
  • Masquerades the whole thing as an opening to one of his new shows
  • It’s winter and everything is so frosty and shimmering
  • It’s like magic!
  • You spend the day exploring the nearby alps
  • You even cuddle and have hot cocoa at a mountain top cafe
  • When you return to the hotel you both dress for the gallery opening
  • You’re running a bit late and you feel bad because it had been you who wanted to stop in the square and see the mechanical clock play out
  • V assure you there is no rush, gently trailing his hand through your hair
  • As you proceed downstairs to the gallery space, you fully expect a roaring crowd to be waiting on the other side of the door
  • The door starts to open
  • Deep breath for composure, and…!
  • Nothing
  • The gallery is empty
  • You look over at V
  • BOY IS CHILL AS FUCK
  • BUT LOW-KEY PANICING INSIDE
  • “Would you like to see my work?” He offers his arm
  • You don’t really know what’s happening but you let him lead you
  • All the pictures are of you
  • Some of them are normal like you walking ahead of him or sitting in the park
  • Some are of you cooking or sleeping or brushing your teeth
  • MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A FUCKING GODDESS IN EVERY ONE
  • All the titles are a series of numbers you don’t understand
  • As you finish a round about the gallery V stops you
  • He explains that every title represents a moment in time where he fell more deeply in love with you
  • You’re on the verge of tears
  • When he pulls out the ring you actually start crying
  • What else could you say except ‘yes’?

Saeran:

 

Yellow gold classic band accented with rubies, emerald cut white diamond

  • BOY HAD THE HARDEST TIME PICKING THIS OUT
  • Went to at least ten different jewelry stores
  • He would get easily frustrated by overly pushy salespeople and end up leaving in a huff
  • Wants to get you something different, but worried you might not like it
  • Settles on something mildly traditional with a little flare
  • He liked the rubies because it reminded him of how fiery and passionate you are

The Proposal:

  • BOY WOULD BE SO UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO
  • He has very little self-confidence and his almost constantly paranoid
  • Very afraid that he wouldn’t come up with the right thing and you would reject him
  • Actually seeks advice from Saeyoung
  • NEVER FEAR
  • 707 DEFENDER OF JUSTICE IS HERE TO HELP
  • Decides on dedicating the day to all your favorite things
  • Can’t go wrong there, right?
  • First, you go the amusement park
  • Is determined to win you that giant stuffed whale you’ve been eyeing
  • Takes him about twenty tries and a threat to the employee running the game, but he does it
  • Then it’s lunch at the cat café
  • You just love the adorable themed desserts and of course all the cute kitties
  • Next up his karaoke!
  • Usually just likes to watch you have fun, but sings at least one song with you
  • You’re so surprised
  • Saeran doesn’t really like doing any of these things, but now it seems like he’s really making an effort to have fun with you?
  • As the end of the day approaches, you start to notice him getting frustrated
  • WELL MORE THAN USUAL
  • He just about stopped talking
  • He keeps putting his hands in his pockets so you can’t hold them
  • What’s wrong with him?
  • You come to your last destination, the park where you had your first date
  • You take a seat near the fountains and admire the lights from the surrounding city
  • Saeran is fidgeting
  • A LOT
  • He has something in his hands
  • “Saeran, what’s wrong?”
  • FACE TURNS BEAT RED
  • “Well, I uh… I just I…”
  • STAMMERING LIKE FOOL
  • Suddenly stands and screams, hands fisted in his hair
  • “Why am I so stupid?! I can’t believe I actually thought I could ask you to marry me!”
  • Wait…
  • Marry?
  • Shouts that this whole day was supposed to lead up to him proposing to you
  • AND HE’S A STUPID ASSHOLE FOR THINKING HE COULD DO IT
  • You wouldn’t want to marry him
  • He has too much baggage…
  • You pause a moment
  • You bolt up from you seat and march over to him
  • And snatch what you now realize is the ring box from his hands
  • IT’S SO PRETTY
  • You slip it on your finger and admire it in the light
  • “I hope you realize this means ‘yes’.” you say
  • BOY IS SHOCKED
  • After a few moments breaks out into the biggest most genuine grin you’ve ever seen
  • He worried for nothing

dialmformara  asked:

I have completed the Trials (including building the obelisk). How do I properly present my answers?

Well done Initiate!

Inscribe your answers upon the sides of the Obelisk, and bring it in to your local games store on Prerelease to claim your reward!

(Reward is a full art premium land card. Your LGS will have received these for the promotion.)

Papyrus' Laugh (SNES)
Undertale (SNES)
Papyrus' Laugh (SNES)

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