|Subject:||[SR2] Those freakin' cards! (was Origins info from FASA)|
|Date:||Wed, 10 Jul 1996 22:45:54 -0400 (EDT)|
>At DragonCon last year, I walked into the "gaming room." This was a huge
>ballroom with a balcony running around the rim. Of the forty os so
>gaming groups in there, only two were doing anything besides cards! I
>expected to see cards there, but not that many.
You should have seen it the year before. The entire floor of the lobby was
full of those bastards playing, trading, and begging for those damn cards.
(There was a promotional postcard you got with your tickets that, if mailed
to the company, would get you a "special" Magic card. People were sorting
the trash and begging or buying them every chance they got). You literally
could not go thru the lobby without stepping on someone.
I swear, there are people who spent the entire weekend on the lobby floor
playing Magic, and as we left Sunday afternoon, most of them hadn't left!
That's why they implemented the "Anyone found playing Magic in the lobby
would be kicked out" rule last year.
It also spawned a lot of jokes amongst my friends and I, like a "Deluxe
holographic platinum dragon card" that you have to chop off a finger to use
jokes and "fishing for addicts" with a card on a fishing pole from the balcony.
"I remember my first sexual encounter because I kept the recipe."
- Jeff Dahmer