The August, 2011 Monthly Magic: the Gathering Giveaway winner is Keith Walker, from Richmond, Illinois! Keith will be receiving his Magic: the Gathering prize courtesy of the contest’s sponsor: MagicOnABudget.com.
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David – “How long have you been playing Magic and how did you learn how to play?”
Keith – “I’ve been playing for 14-15 years; Back in elementary school, a friend he introduced me to the game with not much more than one match with both of us drawing of the same deck. It interested me enough to pick up an Ice Age Tournament Pack, learn off the included rulebook, and start collecting/playing from there.”
David – “How has playing Magic made an impact on your life?”
Keith – “The most notable impact that comes to mind would have to be the social opportunities. Fellow players and the rare curious onlooker see a game going on and well, usually introductions from there. I can name at least dozen friends from that alone, not counting the familiar faces of regulars at tournaments.”
David – “What is your favorite format? Favorite card?”
Keith – “Now that Extended’s been “fixed,” I’d have to go with Planechase for my favorite format; A handful of players going off a single Planar deck (only two promos off from having one of each plane in it) can make for some rather unpredictable and memorable games. Also, Goldmeadow ftw. Favorite card, well, that’s a tough question!
I’ve got a list of favorites (Among them are Recycle, Endless Whispers, Kismet, Teysa Orzhov Scion, Phylactery Lich, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, Ink-Treader Nephilim, Mind Bend, Kiku Night’s Flower, and the rather evil Lotus Cobra), I’ll settle on Warp World. It’s a hefty-costing card with a considerable effect more than worth the cost. Wicked fun to pop it off, and watch boards crumble while your own gets better.”
David – “What kind deck are you currently tinkering with?”
Keith – “Depends on your definition of tinkering with. In general my decks tend to drift around combos, synergy, and generally absurd effects. I’m usually playing around with around five decks or so at any given moment, with focus drifting with my mood.
For example, last FNM I quickly threw together a “Shape Anew” deck for fun. Overall, recently my attention’s been devoted between a T2 Myr deck (still rather fond of my old “Old Mirrodin” Myr deck) and to Captain Sisay’s neglect, a Commander deck with Iname, Death Aspect as my general.”
David – “Is there anything else you’d like to add?”
Keith – “[Insert general thanking here] Seriously though, thank you for these contests, and especially your articles. Since Dakota (Clark) relinked one of your articles, I’ve enjoyed the numerous updates and occasional reader commentary.”
Previous 2011 Monthly Magic Contest Winners:
July 2011: Eric Ostby
June 2011: Dakota Clark
May 2011: Johnathan Sterling
April 2011: Eric Carlson
March 2011: Paul Purcell
February 2011: Andrew DeAses
January 2011: Avery A.
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