Everyday NhanSense – Day 85

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 85’s Topic: Card games.
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I make it a point to tell people that I LOVE card games.

They are one of my favorite types of games out there. For a nerdy guy with social anxiety, card games at least force me to open up. In fact, I find myself being able to hold all kinds of conversations with great competence when a card game is in action.

Below is my deck I use in Magic: The Gathering, which is the activity I try to participate in during Friday evenings. I’m a wild one, don’t you think? Ha, just kidding. I couldn’t care less what others think of my Friday hobby. It’s what I enjoy doing.

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I love this deck. It’s a home-brew version built over time that oozes my personality. I call it “Here Comes the Bloom” for my favorite cards in the deck: Eidolon of Blossoms.

Anyway, this deck has won me some tournaments at my local card shop. It’s an inconsistent deck in nature, relying on drawing more cards than my opponent to develop significant card advantage, eventually setting up a board where I overwhelm my way toward victory.

My deck gets hit hard by variance due to being a combo deck in design. I can have nights where my deck can stomp the competition, and then I get those nights where the deck putters and underperforms.

Last Friday, though, I won the whole shebang and a whole lot of store credit as the prize.

Not only that, because of card games, I have been able to make more friends over the years. People grow to respect you as a player if you’re good at the game, and if your personality is liked, you will find yourself befriending all sorts of people.

Heck, I wish I picked up card games when I was nearing the end of high school and while I was entering college again. I missed out on so many possible friendships, rivalries … just all kinds of awesome things you get when you play card games with others.

I actually have a reputation of being a strong, respected player at the shop. It’s nice to be seen in a good light.

I do believe card games will be a key for me “fixing” my problems in life.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction

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