Magic: The Gathering for Girls

Finally, I’m meeting more female MTG players! I’m friends with almost all the girl players here in MANILA but it’s also nice to make more friends online.

Thanks Nicola for the invites!
1. Magic: The Gathering Girls
2. MTG Girls Group

Lookie here:

for the ladies and girls and the fem-bots that play Magic The Gathering….somewhere we can trash talk the men without hurting their ego πŸ™‚ For all things Magic related and unrelated…

Lol. Sounds fun to me. Kidding. I just love to stay connected with lots of MTG groups. Someday, girls will rule!
MTG Girls Group

Playing with PV @ CFB: Women and Magic

It’s been a while since I last read an MTG article. I haven’t visited SCG, CFB or MTG official site lately. So when I saw my boyfriend intently looking at the laptop screen with a familiar expression on his face, I’m sure he was checking some sort of deck lists or reading an MTG article. I knew it! And I wasn’t surprised to see him browsing through PV’s articles at Channel Fireball. He missed a lot of articles, hence, the need for catching up. He was reading What Makes a Good Deck Good?when I interrupted him. I wasn’t in the mood to read a long walkthrough yet so he just suggested reading one of the most interesting articles: PV’s Playhouse – Women and Magic

For the love of anime, I’m grabbing an image of Chandra Nalaar from She’s a woman after all. Just not my favorite female MTG artwork. I love Windwright Mage the most!

Chandra Nalaar Anime Version

Ready, charge! As fierce as Chandra!

We have Japanese Jace VS Chandra duel deck but I’m too lazy to take pictures now.

Anyway, back to the topic…

It was an interesting article, indeed! Even the comments are worth-reading. Here’s the comment I’ve posted:

Oh gosh 207 comments! At first I was counting the responses from females until got tired reading every comment (especially the harsh ones). Hehe.

{So, maybe if we promise the girls a date with Kibler if they Top 8 they’ll do better!
And if they punt, they have to cuddle with Matt Nass for a bit.}

^Appeals to me. Hehe. Kidding. How about a prize structure that caters to girls’ interest? Makeup. Designer shoes. Signature dresses. πŸ™‚

Woman here, btw. (Isn’t it obvious?) And I believe that “for every girl playing MTG, there’s a CLOSE guy who taught her how to play”. πŸ™‚ It could be her brother, father, boyfriend, colleague, or name a special guy. That’s it.

And women can invite more girls into the community by starting with their close friends, too. But as we all know, not all girls are interested with TCG. My boyfriend and I taught my sister how to play, but we sensed that she lacked PASSION. She understood the game and played with us, but I couldn’t see the SPARK in her eyes. Really. Everything should start with one’s INTEREST. (And most of the time, the interested ones are the top performers of the class.) Dedication and determination will just follow.

I’ve observed that most MTG players are intellectual. They’ve got degrees. Honor graduates. Achievers. And I’m not an exception.

I think that this game is for the BRAINY. Yet, the game challenges more than one’s INTELLIGENCE. So we can’t force typical woman to like this game. I’d love to know the profiles of women who’s into MTG. How about a poll or survey? Or maybe checking the female players’ IQ?

I have more thoughts to share. Though I haven’t accomplished much as the women interviewed by PV, I have my own take on the things discussed in the article. But because I’m running out of time, I’ll just update this post later. (Tsk. I hate it when there are lots of pending tasks!)