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I know it's a lot later than usual, but that won't stop me. Onward with the 31/31 (though that feels much more awkward than just the 30/30)
Welcome to day #20, and my favorite trading card game of all time. Magic the Gathering.
I really like MTG. Like really like it. I'm not obsessed to the point of spending all my money on it (anymore) but that is what happens when you have no one to play against. Instead I'm obsessed in another way.
I am obsessed with creating the perfect deck.
It's always been a kind of guilty pleasure of mine. I love deck-building. Not just for Magic, but for any/all trading card games I got into. I would typically build decks for any of my friends who would be involved and help them with updating and upgrading their decks whenever they wanted. I suppose I was a bit good at it.
My strengths were always with the understanding of strategy of the games. Pokemon I was okay with, Magic I pretty good at, but arguably yu-gi-oh was my best. Then again of all the games that was probably the easiest.
Magic though has something else to it. A depth and complexity that most lack. There really is no wrong way to try and win. All of them have different strengths and weaknesses. Whether you win by playing biggest and baddest monsters, attacking directly with spells, or gaining more life than your opponent can ever hope to damage you for all strategies are viable.
I've seen rush decks that some games seem unbeatable, and I've seen guys build up over 80 life and dare people to attack. It's a level that no other game comes close to, and honestly it's staggering when you think about it. I mean this is a game that has been around now for almost 20 years and it is still being played by millions of people worldwide.
For me I love that there are such intricate strategies that one can do. It's the sheer essence of strategy that I love in any game I play. The ability to out think and outplay your opponent, and that is the difference between winning and losing. As for me personally, there are two strategies I love more than anything else. I love countering and I love destroying.