I have SO been loving nerding it up now for months. Just totally basking in it. I hadn’t had much of an outlet for it before. I had to beg and pull favors to get people to play Killer Bunnies with me.* Now, looking back on Killer Bunnies, I refer to it as being in the kiddie pool with my floaties on. I had no idea how complicated games could get. Nor how much I would love them.
My brother taught me Magic many moons ago, but I didn’t know anyone else that played, so I didn’t bother buying cards of my own. But now that I do, I’m hooked. (Though probably still more hooked on Dominion and Race for the Galaxy. Tough call… I frequently claim that I want to play 3-4 games. Right now. 8 times each.)
So on this trip home I pestered my brother into organizing a Magic night with his friends. I even won once! They were awesome, (which is pretty much to be expected of my brother’s friends) explaining what cards did and why they were playing the way they were or had chosen to do this instead of that, and most importantly, why I might want to do this or that, even when it meant attacking them. I also got to play with all 3 of my decks and see how they worked in multi-player since so far I’d only done one on one with them. Knitters – if you’ve read this far, I want you to know – I used a row counter to keep track of my life.
So if there’s a little less craft content on here than there used to be now you know why. Now that I don’t have my night job I’m hoping to strike a better balance, but for the last few months, if I had free time and a choice, I wanted to play a game. Or 4…
*T&C – of course you were the exception, but we also had BSG, Eden, Gloom, dining, etc., etc. to split our time between. 😉