Magic: The Welcome Gathering at ARCC

students at table playing Magic the GatheringPlayers are gathered around drafting new decks for a Magic the Gathering tournament made from booster packs, in the ARCC Coon Rapids Student Center.

Players share about playing Magic the Gathering

By Dominic Dang
Design Staff

Six Magic the Gathering players were surrounding a large round table. The players were building new decks from starter packs each choosing a card from a booster pack, then passing onto the next player until a new deck had been assembled. The players were preparing themselves for a double elimination Magic tournament for a chance to win two extra booster card packs.

students at table playing Magic the Gathering

PHOTO BY ALAN MORGAN Players are gathered around drafting new decks for a Magic the Gathering tournament made from booster packs, in the ARCC Coon Rapids Student Center.

I got a chance to ask some of the players different questions after they finished drafting their decks including what it was that got them into playing Magic the Gathering.

“Probably my boyfriend,” said Megan Eveson.

“I got bored with Yu-Gi-Oh! And needed something different,” said Tanner Hanson.

ARCC student John Shomion, setup this tournament.

He said that he created this tournament to, “invite new players, as well as get people interested in school activities at the beginning of the semester [and] to get more people involved with student government, and to have fun.”

Student government members were invited to play, however, the tournament was open to the public.

Shomion said that he was willing to teach me how to play, and would be around the Student Center if I was interested. I had to decline his offer since I had other things to do that day, but I felt very welcomed by his willingness to include new players.

I got bored with Yu-Gi-Oh! And needed something different
Tanner Hanson

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