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 (http://www.lanslide.net/gamecenter_experiment.html) 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.
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!
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 http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php 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 (http://magic.bluebones.net/proxies/ and http://magiccards.info are excellent resources).
For more info, email Todd at [masked], or text/call to[masked]-4850.