I could bore you with the details of my life story and why I haven’t written lately, but that isn’t why you’re here. So, I’ll keep it short. Apart from having some technical difficulties with being able to write and submit; I can’t be completely dishonest by saying I wasn’t a bit relieved as I haven’t exactly been in the right mindset when it has come to playing magic the past couple months.
I spoke briefly in regard to the amount of grinding that I had been doing in hopes of claiming a Planeswalker Points Top Hundred slot in the few articles that I have written for Jupiter Games. However, when you add on a relative slump in finishes the past couple months, the grind turned into something else altogether. It got to the point where I was questioning why I still kept on playing this game. When it comes to that, usually I take a break from the game, but because of the Planeswalker Points system that WAS in place, it took another alternative altogether to remind me why I continue to play the game that we have all come to love. Continue reading The Flip Side – One Grind to the Next
by Tim “Flip” Sussino
So life’s been a bit hectic lately. Unlike other grinders, I have work an average of 45 hour a week, on top of trying to play Magic to stay ahead in the Planeswalker Points race, somehow finding time for day-to-day life. When people talk about “grinding”, I’m sure most stick to talking about the great stories. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great stories to be sure, but it is a pretty taxing lifestyle that I’m sure many aren’t entirely prepared for. However, I digress from what I am truly here for.
Continue reading The Flip Side – Back to the Grind
by Tim “Flip” Sussino
Perhaps you’re new to the game and you’ve only been playing for the better part of a year. Maybe you’ve been playing for many moons now. From casual to competitive, we’ve all experienced a point in our lives where when push came to shove, Magic was an integral part of our lives. For better or worse, this game has changed us (some becoming more degenerate than others). Fortunately (or unfortunately depending upon how you look at it), it is an easy crutch to lean on in the best of times or even in the worst of times.
Continue reading The Flip Side- Getting Lost in the Shuffle