This weekend we finally got the chance to take Swagtusk out into the world to meet his people. We’ve had him with us for about eight months now and in that span he has spent his time gazing longingly out the window. We promised to take him to MtG events and tournaments and unfortunately things around here got in the way of that. This past Sunday, however, we were invited to an Ice Age Draft held at the very appropriately named Nostalgia, Ink.

Swagus Tuskidero in his car seat ready to roll out.

Swagus Tuskidero in his car seat ready to roll out.

Things didn’t go especially at the draft, with some confusion on how to set up brackets, the number of people actually playing after originally taking names to fill a limited number of slots and then having about a third of them not show up, and all the other fun little things that happen doing those first events the first couple times you start running something  like this.

Little cramped, but a nice friendly store.

Little cramped, but a nice friendly store.

In the end I think everyone had some fun, especially the ones who weren’t playing back in the Ice Age days. I enjoyed seeing some of these old cards again since I stopped playing magic almost completely about two sets after Ice Age. Naturally we were there to provide card alter services which just about everyone look looking at even though they didn’t have the cash on hand to get any done themselves on the spot.

Swagus Tuskidero guards the alter binder while Krystal works on Xenagos

Swagus Tuskidero guards the alter binder while Krystal works on Xenagos.

I think we’re finally getting back into the swing of things and getting stuff nailed down so we can start making appearances at MtG events again. We like going and we’re finding it increasingly true that these more casual events are more friendly and more interested in what we’re doing. Players at PTQs are more interested in winning their games as quick as possible and snatching up prizes than custom artwork on cards which may or may not be legal to play with depending on whether or not the head judge at any given tournament is a dick.

Anyway, Swagtusk will be out and about more in the near future and he’s looking forward to being your very best friend. Come get your picture taken maybe get some alters done. We’ll see you around.

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