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Casual MTG at Eagle and Empire in Alexandria

It’s time once again for Casual MTG – where the cool kids play cards like Viking space ninjas.

We will be getting together this Thursday the 25th from 5:30-10pm at Eagle and Empire Games, located at 1520 Belle View Boulevard in Alexandria:

http://www.eagleandempire.net/

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!

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 steadily growing group that meets every other weekday. We are all casual players - working folks with families and kids. Some veterans, some not, but all are welcome. 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 always 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. Because…well my goodness, moochers do 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.

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  • Erik S.

    My son (10 ya) will hopefully be there this Thurs (8/29). Are you all playing this week?

    August 28, 2013

  • Bonnie C.

    Hello all,
    I joined this group for my 12 year old son - trying to find local games because he is brand new to Magic. This may sound silly to most of you, but do you think this meeting would be appropriate for him? It looks like it is something a new player would do well with, but just checking.

    July 23, 2013

    • Todd H.

      As Nate mentioned, I am also happy to put you in contact with Mike K., who joined us with his son (age 10-11?) a month ago. Please send me an email at [masked], and I’ll reply with his email address, so that you can reach out to him directly. I am 100% sure that Mike would absolutely LOVE the chance to have his son meet yours, and play a few games together!

      Finally, if your son would ever like to spend an hour or two doing some one-on-one playing time learning the game from an adult (a phrase I use very loosely…), I’m happy to meet up with you both at Eagle and Empire during an evening or weekend day. Nothing makes me happier than to pass along the joys of the game I love to the next generation of players!

      July 24, 2013

    • Bonnie C.

      Hi Todd and Nate - I just wanted to say thanks so much for your replies! I emailed Todd for Mike K's email so hopefully that works out. I will be in touch for some one-on-one at Eagle and Empire - I can't tell you how much I appreciate the offer!

      July 25, 2013

  • Todd H.

    Andrew - look forward to seeing you there!

    July 23, 2013

  • Andrew A.

    New to the area, and looking forward to the NoVa magic scene!

    July 22, 2013

  • Nate S.

    I'll be there with a friend!

    July 22, 2013

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