It’s nice to see the professionals are discussing this issue as well, and the full twitter conversation is visible here.
In my opinion, I want to hear what the guy responsible has to say, but I’m ready to not ban him if it was just a mistake that won’t happen again. However, I hope this bring to light the poor habits of Magic players so the community as a whole can step up to be as welcoming and friendly as we all know it can be.
That escalated quickly
this photoset sums up Magic tournaments so perfectly
What I want to make sure to say is everyone be aware that you are a representative of the game, and your actions back that up. This wide spread set of images portrays magic players as overweight people who don’t care about hygiene/appearance. It “is EXACTLY how I imagined it." I have friends who play and hide it because they are quickly and harshly judged for it, but this shouldn’t be how it works. Do your best to fight the poor stereotypes the magic community has instead of reinforcing the poor stereotypes. If you aren’t going to fight the stereotype for the sake of your own image, do it for the millions of others who play the game. The guy who did this is clearly just messing around, but it spread like wildfire and is having a poor impact on the millions of players. Think through the consequences of your actions.
Please be aware of your actions and how it impacts other people. This does not apply to just magic tournaments, or FNMs, or even kitchen table magic. This applies to life in general. PLEASE.
Convincing people not to counter your Commander
Magic: the Gathering - Avacyn
Innistrad Block has been in the rear-view mirror for awhile now but I think I still have a thingy for Avacyn, Angel of Hope.
Remember to play tight in Competitive events!
If you’re at a GP or anything similar, don’t forget that the rules are very strictly enforced! After just watching Jon Holrody get eliminated from a chance at the top 8 of GP Richmond for forgetting to gain life off a Vault Skirge (lifelink creature), we all can remember the consequences of our small mistakes.
It was his third strike of the tournament, and as the third strike he gets an automatic game loss. In game 3 of a match at 11-2, it was a match loss knocking him out of the runnings.
Here is more information on the different Rules Enforcement Levels. Note: at your local FNM, you’re not getting a games loss for any mistakes you make.