I always pictured my exit from the game as a glorious one. I assumed that it would come much later in my life after I had officially accomplished something here. That’s not how it will be. Instead my exit will be announced on a Monday, today actually, amid the news of Jace, the Mind Sculptor being released in FTV 20, and all the other awesome stuff that Monday brings, like Patrick Chapin’s weekly article at Star City Games, or The Eh Team podcast at Mana Deprived.
No, my exit will not be glorious, just another announcement in the sea of things to consume and I’m okay with that. I wish that I had the perfect summation for the time that I spent here in this place that we call “the Magic Community” — yeah, we should get better at naming things — but my words are failing me. I can’t sum up the countless hours that I spent in cars trekking across the country with fellow gamers, tackling about the big questions of life — after discussing sideboard strategies of course. That’s something that really impressed me about this game and its community, it was the bond that so many people from so many different walks of life shared. You could see an electrical engineer who makes $100,000 a year losing to a 13-year-old Justin Bieber fan.
I got to know a lot of you through conversations that we had on Twitter, Facebook, in articles, at dinner tables, at trade tables, and outside of convention halls at 2 in the morning. If there’s one thing I’ll miss about this game, it will be my constant opportunity to connect with you. I’m going to fight the urge to talk about all the good times I had, or to name all the people who helped me become a voice in this community (which is pretty much all of you) and instead just say, Thank you.
I know that this will raise questions. I’ve answered some of the relevant ones below:
What about Legit MTG?
There’s already a lot of interest in the Legit MTG brand and it’s my hope that the new owner will carry on the tradition of giving voiceless masses a voice. Legit MTG has always been more about you, the everyday Magic player, than the tournament-crushing pro. I’ll still be around for the next month to make sure the transition goes smoothly.
If you’re interested in making an offer please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I contact you?
I haven’t decided the fate of my Twitter account or my “Magic” Facebook, but you contact me via email at email@example.com.
As always, thanks for reading.
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