wanted to include so many more players

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It’s been ages since I’ve made a proper character reference, so I finally made one for Rotbox who I keep drawing in things, but I NEVER got around to making a reference for her till now

Rotbox is what Rotbox chooses to be and what she chooses to be is a weird floating face cube that can sprout nonsensical limbs, sometimes those limbs don’t even look like they should be able to bend the way they do which is quite weird to see if you ever meet her. Because of her limbs she has the impression that she’s a great multitasker, but she’s far from it. She gets easily distracted and is more clumsy with more limbs.

Dramatic and rambunctious, RB tends to cause more chaos than good, but her heart is in the right place of wanting to enjoy time with people and be helpful. She pops in and out of existence depending on how much she wants to socialize or not at the moment. The concept of existing is equal to her wanting to stay at home vs. leaving the house.

If you can’t read the sheet with the horrifying and (somewhat) useless facts about her I have them listed under the readmore. There are so many more weird facts and quirks about here I wanted to include, but I could only put so many up without crowding the sheet or this post.


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38%

Some people are questioning the statistic I’ve used about how many Magic players are female. I believe this is pulling focus from the actual issue – we all want to make more players, including women, feel more comfortable and welcome at Magic events no matter what – but I sense it won’t go away until addressed.

It’s important for our business to understand who our audience is, so from time to time, we do what is called a “deep dive”where we seek out an outside expert to gather global data about who exactly our audience is. As part of the most recent “deep dive” survey, the question was asked “Do you play Magic?” defined as playing with physical paper cards, in any place or format, or digitally through Magic Online or Magic Duels. Of all the people who answered “yes” to that question, 38% were female.

With that out of the way, let’s please turn our attention back to the actual topic of discussion: the number of female players is up (and I believe everyone in this debate acknowledges this), yet is not represented at equal numbers in organized play. Why is this? Please share your experiences.

Thank you.