The “Magic” is in the cards

In last week’s column, I talked about the card game sweeping the college center at St. Clair County Community College, which was Euchre. So, since Halloween is around, there is another card game being played that is appropriate for this time the year. The card game of “Magic.”

According to www.wizards.com, “In the Magic game, you play the role of a planeswalker, who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the speels you know and the creatures you can summon to for you.”

Around the college center, many students that choose to relax during their classes like to play this creative and tactical game of “Magic.”

Magic cards Photo Credit: Christian McGeachy

“Magic: The Gathering” has been around since 1993 and is still be playing everywhere including St.Clair County Community College. Photo Credit: Christian McGeachy

Jeremy Case, a student at St. Clair County Community College, when not playing Euchre likes to get his deck out and play “Magic.”

Case, who likes to play this card game at the college center, said, “ There’s a lot of variety, a lot of people with different decks so it’s not going to be the same game over and over again. There is a nice variety of players here and its gets pretty fun.”

The game of “Magic: The Gathering” is a very complex game, but like Euchre, once you start playing it, the game itself is like second hand nature.

The card game consists of different colors of spells a card can use, different environments to play on and different characters to attack with and try to defeat you opponent.

Case explained a couple of the many ways of taking down your opponent, “The most conventional way is depleting your opponents life points down to zero before they get you down to zero. Other ways are to hold out so that your opponent runs out of cards as well.”

“Magic:The Gathering” has been around since 1993 and over six million people play in over seventy countries worldwide.

So, this card game phenomenon has been spreading like “World of Warcraft” has done to computer games.

So, stop by the college center and see what it’s all about. The “Magic” could be in your deck.

Christian McGeachy

Sports Editor


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