S3xy 64DSC devblog #1 (+MTG)

Posted by S3xySeele on April 1, 2014, 9:50 a.m.

So 64DSC has officially begun…

And I've got a pretty good idea for what my game will be. On the walk back from McDonalds this evening, I was contemplating the theme when a single word popped into my head… a word which won't be revealed just yet, lest I change my mind later on.

With this single word in mind, I decided to run with it and try to brainstorm a game idea around it. The end result might end up being too simple and abstract to be particularly competitive in the competition, but I suppose only time will tell… simple is sometimes a good thing, after all. Plus there's still a chance I'll change direction and go with some other idea.

Anyway, time for something not 64DSC-related…

Magic: The Gathering.

Sunday, I participated in a 6-person Theros draft. Drafting went quite well for me, and I was able to make a nasty little black/green deck… in fact, aside from artifacts, I think I only got two cards that weren't black or green. And very few of the black/green cards were unworkable. Nonetheless, I still lost 0-2 against my first matchup (against a guy who would go the night undefeated). Even though I knew my first opponent was the most skilled player there, I started having doubts about my deck after I was mercilessly defeated by him. However, I made quite the comeback, winning my next two matchups 2-0, placing me 2nd overall… and scoring me 5 booster packs as a prize.

There was a three-way tie for 3rd place, and due to the train schedule, we didn't have time to spare for a tiebreaker match, so they each rolled a d20 to see who took the prize. First guy rolled a 2 and was all like "FML", but then the next guy rolled a 1… and so did the third guy. Fucking hilarious, and overall a great night.

On a related note, I'm almost done reading So Do You Wear A Cape?, an excellent book about the history of Magic. Even if you're only a casual Magic player, or perhaps even someone who's only harbored a passing interest in the game but has never actually tried it, it's a very interesting read that I cannot recommend enough. And if you love Magic, it is truly a must-read. Check out the website for more info, if you're curious.

Comments

Astryl 10 years, 2 months ago

I've always contemplated getting into MTG. Nearly bought a two player starter pack for my brother and I a few months ago. We have a pretty big community centered around MTG in South Africa, with large tournaments and such.

S3xySeele 10 years, 2 months ago

Magic's a lot of fun, especially if you've got a lot of people to play with.

But proceed with caution… it's called "cardboard crack" for a reason. lol