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Running Magic

While getting some card protectors to protect my restocked Love Letter Batman (I'd given my two copies away, and it is my favourite version), a set of Magic Duel Decks and three booster packs fell into my bag! The owner of the FLGS also kindly gave me a “trial” Magic the Gathering pack as well. These “trial” packs are two thirty card decks given to people thinking of trying the game.

This Christmas is looking like a LCG/CCG holiday. With the Magic stuff today, Epic, Android Netrunner, and Ashes I have plenty of options to play with Nath.

Whilst at the FLGS ok I'm going to name it, it's The Hobbit Hole in Chatteris, the owner said he is looking to start organising Netrunner stuff starting in January. Customers (other than me) had been in asking about the game.

The other bit of gossip I got was that apparently the second D&D Dicemasters set is meant to be hitting stores tomorrow!!!

If this is true, it's madness. The Amazing Spider-Man set only hit about three weeks ago.

I love playing Dicemasters, but I'm glad I jumped off the wagon. Wizkids have a crazy release schedule, that is not only expensive, but doesn't give you much time to play with the sets before another hits.

At least with Netrunner and Magic the release schedules are much less punishing. Giving you time to play and explore the new goodness.

Mind you considering the Dicemasters Teenage Ninja Turtles set will be a self contained set, I may be tempted to part with some cash for it.

Don't forget…

Today is the last day to enter the caption competition to win a copy of Bang the Dice Game.


Down the rabbit hole

So I've not managed to play a game yet, but this gift box that just came out this week, looked too tempting not to get.

For a noob to Magic like me this is a nice little pack to get. Gives me a storage box, plastic dividers, holds upto two thousand cards, five booster packs, land cards. In fact I wish it was possible to get a nice storage solution like this for Android Netrunner.

I also got a nice deck storage box that is nearly like the Ultra Pro one I have my eyes on and can't find for life be or money. The thing I like about this style of box is that you have the space for dice/counters as well as your deck. I think compared to the Ultra Pro box I like this one has a smaller dice/counter compartment, and no little card holder on the flip out door. So my Grail deck holder is the Ultra Pro version, but as a close second place this is a nice one.

Now I just need to find a friendly welcoming Magic group to help a noob play the game. I don't think a Friday Night Magic is that place to try, it's my understanding that they are pretty competitive.

So my hunt for local LCG/CCG players continues