Clay’s Chaos Column

Clay Kimball


If you haven’t realized by now, I’m pretty nerdy.

Between my computer knowledge and the amount of video games I play, I won’t deny it.

My latest adventure into nerdy addictions is a well known card game called “Magic: The Gathering.”

Magic addiction starts off simple.

I told myself I wouldn’t end up like the people who put two hundred dollars into a single deck. I started with a twenty dollar starter deck.

Then, the addiction started.

Photo by Andrés Aguiluz Rios under a Creative Commons license.

Photo by Andrés Aguiluz Rios under a Creative Commons license.

First came my religious Wednesday Night Magic participation at the card shop. Next I found myself buying grab packs twenty dollars at a time hoping for rare cards. When the grab packs ran out, I resorted to more expensive boosters.

I realize now that I became just what tried to avoid, a Magic addict. Then again, I would make the same mistakes all over again.

Magic may be addicting and expensive, but it’s that way for a reason.

It’s fun, plain and simple. Strategy, skill, arithmetic, mastering these skills in order to outsmart and overpower your opponent, there’s not a better feeling.

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