My cell phone is a bit dangerous. It has lots of numbers in it of people who can make all manners of magic happen. I called Kenric on the Cville trip today and he bought a pricy box of magic cards. I called Gpaul and he agreed to come over from Acorn to play. Then there was Tim’s food processing shift that needed to get covered so he could be involved and on it goes.
But after a large number of calls, i did actually pull off a draft magic tournament this evening with Willow and Fabian and Jonah and Rowan and Tim and GPaul and Abe and myself.
There were a lot of other things which i might have done today, but when i realized that this was the last chance to get it organized with Willow and Fabian both playing, other stuff seemed less significant.
Thanks to all thos folx who went out of their way to make this be possible. It was both fun and significant for the kids. And even though it was only the second deck i ever made, i managed to win all 8 of my games and the tournament.
There was a Magic card draft tournament at Acorn the other day. 11 players all adults except Rowan (age 15) and Willow (who just turned 10). Several packages of cards are opened and passed around and players take cards and build Magic card decks for playing in that evenings tournament. Sky and i were both building our first decks and after 3 rounds of 3 games with 3 players each, we were tie for last place, but both of us were thrilled with the event and it’s outcome. Because we share an ego which is larger than just ourselves.
Willow came in second, behind Abe from Acorn, who is an undisputed Magic game god. So Willow won amongst the mortals. Willow beat both Gpaul and Spot, who are excellent players. And most importantly, it is Spot who is teaching Willow how to build magic decks (which is quite complex and art-like).
There is a famous scene from the old TV show Kung Fu. When the martial arts master hold the stone in his open hand and says to the young apprentice,
“when you can snatch this pebble from my hand you will be ready.”
Today our son has the pebble.