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Making the most of my hobby

I didn’t set myself actual News resolutions this year, I have somewhat half heatedly done so in the past generally around writing in same shape or form.

Whilst I haven’t made official ones, there are a few things that I am making some degree of effort to adhere to. Putting something up on here once a week for one, cut down on my drinking, lose a bit of weight and as evidenced by last weeks post try and save a bit of money on shopping and meals.

The other thing I want to ensure I do this year is more recreational, as you may remember from some post way way back, I play and collect Magic the Gathering cards, well at this point mostly I collect them as I haven’t really taken a lot of time to do the playing part.

As I have spent a small (large) fortune on this hobby (for the 2nd time in my life) it would make sense for me to actually get out there and use the cards that I have invested in.

I got back into Magic just before Joe was born, a friend had retaken up the hobby and his enthusiasm convinced me and I now have an entire cupboard that is mostly full of “Cardboard Crack.”Not long after this I attended my first FNM (Friday Night Magic) at my LGS (Local Game Shop) and for a majority of the next 6/8 months attended most weeks. Since Joe’s birth and the following pregnancy and birth of Daniel I haven’t managed to attend a single FNM so I am planning on changing that this year.

Last year I also attended my first “big” event, the GP (Grand Prix) in London at the Excel. It was awesome, 2 whole days of competitive magic with 2149 other people from all over the world. Despite my total newbness I even won a couple of games and finished 1454th.

This weekend was the Oath of the Gatewatch pre-release, despite putting together what I thought was a pretty sweet Black/Red/Blue deck with plenty of evasion and removal I went 1-3, but I got some nice cards and learnt a lot from some of the mistakes I made.

Alongside getting back to FNM’s this year I am planning on attending at least one GP, as many pre-releases and Gamedays as I can.

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