2nd Magic post, please excuse me all those who are not interested in this kind of thing, but I didn't really have too much else to write about today. Magic 2010 is the current expansion where they changed a lot of the rules. There has been a small revival of Magic: The Gathering here at SFTS, but most of us are not familiar with the current rules, or even the rules that came before the current rules change. (I'm looking at you Russ) So, this has been an interesting learning experience for all of us.
I'm going to come right out and say that I am probably very likely addicted to this game. I love to play it, which should come as no surprise, but I also love looking at the art on the cards, I love finding out about the new things that the designers are doing with the game and I love reading about Magic online. I will sit at a table and spend hours shuffling through cards trying to figure out what kinds of decks I can make, testing new decks and organizing my collection. I haven't counted, but I have thousands of cards. They have taken over my room. Late, but not least, is my collection of angel cards. It is a binder of almost ever single angel Wizards of the Coast, the company that makes the game, has ever printed. I collect these cards because I have a natural tendency to collect things and the angel art is usually really cool. There are some angels where the art is kind of questionable that I decided did not belong in my collection.
So, the question must be asked, "Does it really matter if I am 'addicted' to this game?" I'm asking in all seriousness for all you jokesters out there itching to post a snarky comment. I would venture to guess more "yes" than "no." Part of the reason I didn't get anything done over Thanksgiving break is because I spent so much time playing Magic with my brother. And, right now, I am waiting for Russ to get done with his reading so that we can play a quick game before we call it a night. I, of course, have a ton of homework to do as well, but this always takes a back seat to Magic. I mean, I can always stay up until the wee hours of the morning just so that I can play a few games, right?