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Casual MTG at Eagle and Empire in Alexandria

Its time once again for Casual MTG! We will be getting together this Thursday the 11th from 5:30-10pm at Eagle and Empire Games, located at 1520 Belle View Boulevard in Alexandria:

IMPORTANT: THIS IS A SIX PERSON (MAX) EVENT! Our reserved table only holds six people, so if you plan on attending, please RSVP to ensure that you have a seat!

(Note that, this week, we will be discussing options for a new location that can facilitate more than six people. LANSlide Gamecenter in Clinton MD ( is a possibility).

Since our events are multiplayer, please try to arrive on time. There’s plenty of free parking and food options are available. Note that E&E closes promptly at 10pm, and the owner asks that all drinks have containers w/ caps.

The Group:

This is a small (but steadily growing) group that meets every other weekday. We are all casual players - working folks with families and kids. Some of us are veterans, while others have various levels of experience. If you enjoy trying out new decks, helping others learn, and a low stress, easy going vibe, then come on by and join in the fun!

The Format:

Format is EDH/Commander, w/ perhaps some other formats as time allows. If you're just getting back into the game, feel free to bring along what you have, and we'll make it work (we have extra EDH decks you can borrow!). New to EDH/Commander? Check out for all you need to know!

How We Role:

1) We play for fun. That means we allow ‘take backs’ (within reason, of course). It means we allow others to help you (but only when you ask for help - we don’t ever want players to feel like they’re being ‘told’ how to play). Mostly, though, it means we don’t tolerate general meanness.

2) We support our venue. Honestly, if you owned a business, the last thing you would want is people squatting at a table for hours, just taking up space. If we’re at a game shop, try to buy something. If we’re at a pub/restaurant, get a sandwich. Moochers suck.

3) We encourage the use of proxies. Our general rule of thumb for proxies is, “So long as you aren’t proxying simply for the sheer beat down value of the card (Mox’s, Time Walk, 4th Edition Dual Lands, etc.), then basically you’re good”. The idea of proxing is to access cards (that are either too expensive or hard to find) for the *fun* value, not the *win* value ( and are excellent resources).

For more info, email Todd at [masked], or text/call to[masked]-4850.

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  • Todd H.

    Incriminating evidence uploaded? Check…

    July 13, 2013

  • Todd H.

    Ooo - Cristal, you RSVP'd! Coolio! I thought you were scuba diving...

    July 11, 2013

  • Todd H.

    Sounds great, Ben! I’ve actually traveled to Boston on business twice in the last few years. Keep an eye on this MeetUp site, and feel free to join in our events whenever you like!

    July 10, 2013

  • Ben F.

    Hey guys your group sounds so great! This is exactly my play style! I live in Boston (more's the pity) but I'm originally from Arlington. Whenever I'm back in town I'll try to come out to a meetup and if any of you are ever up here please come by my group to play!

    July 9, 2013

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