I learned to play Magic the Gathering the first year I was married. My hubby had been playing with his friend and left the house leaving me alone with his friend. When I realized he was gone I hotfooted it down stairs and grabbed one of his decks and sat down at the table, "teach me to play" I said to his friend.
Friend smiled big and taught me.
My plan was to surprise my new hubby at another time with my new skill, but he was not gone for long and came back and found me playing MTG with his friend.
The look on his face was priceless. He already new I like to play guy games, it shouldn't have surprised him, but it did.
That was the start of a long love affair with lava axes, golems, goblins, tramplers, monkeys and flyers.
My first decks were laughable attempts. My hubby easily defeated me when we played. Now days he doesn't take me for granted anymore. I have decks that I designed that can stand up to his top decks.
My card collection has gotten big over the years. (Ebay, how I love you...) Our combined collection of cards is nearing 20,000.
But if you ask me my favorite card. I can narrow it down to this card here:
It belonged to Corey and I fell in love with it the instant I read it. As a writer the flavor text on the bottom resounded deeply within me.
I have spent my whole life writing.
I get those words, I get them.
Over the years I got new versions of spellbook, but they didn't have the same text on it. A few years ago Corey traded me this his copy and it made me cry. Is it in a deck where it belongs? nope, its sits in my big box of cards. Safe.
I have no intention of being buried when I die. If they can find my body, (long story) I want to be cremated. But if I was forced to be buried, that text is what I would want on my headstone.
Now days our son has joined us in deck building and playing with us. Tonight we tested my new deck and spent a lazy evening attacking each other. (Doubling dragons? oh ..ho...ho! you are so going down!!)
I will play this game until I die. I am quite fond a several things Wizards of the Coast makes, but MTG is my favorite.