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Sound the trumpets!

The megalopolis is back!

One one fine weekend in September, a friend and I hiked far into uncharted lands for Magic’s Return to Ravnica pre-release event. We each pledged a guild. I applied for the Azorius Senate, beholder of justice and law. He joined the ranks of Rakdos, bringer of pain.
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We played epic games nonstop till the late evening. Even though I didn’t fare as well as he did, I was able to summon my Utvara Hellkite in a couple of matches. It always brought me a smile watching my opponent quiver in its wake.
hellkite

The pre-release was exceptionally fun. I saw a few of the people I’d met at Friday Night Magic, and was surprised by a long-ago friend attending as a referee. Magic events just keep on getting better.

Friday.

Pandemonium Books.

My friends and I descended into the dungeon of that bookstore to find a legion of Planeswalkers. Excitement and conviviality was in the air.

booster pack

We sat around long, mead-hall tables and cast our lot.
Rustle, rustle, pop.
Each of us drafted spells from Magic the Gathering booster packs.

When dueling time came, we sat among awesomely friendly folks and played epic games of Magic.
Planeswalkers

I just attended my first Friday Night Magic and it was awesome.
Despite being epically crushed in my first draft tournament, FNM turned out to be surprisingly fun.

My most pwned moment of the night was when my opponent switcherooed my Sentinel Spider and killed my own flying Primal Clay critter with it. Oof.
attack

My friends fared far better than I. One of them almost went undefeated!
I’ll definitely planeswalk back again, especially once Magic returns to Ravnica.