Home > Uncategorized > AHA MEDIA is proud to be Media Sponsors of One Stop Cards and Games in Tinseltown Mall – Magic the Gathering tournament !!

AHA MEDIA is proud to be Media Sponsors of One Stop Cards and Games in Tinseltown Mall – Magic the Gathering tournament !!

The cold weather certainly couldn’t keep hardcore fans from playing Magic the Gathering (MTG) . A game that many gamers play with great gusto! Today at One Stop Cards & Games in Tinseltown Mall is hosting a MTG tournament where it encourages friendly camarderie and careful strategy to be the ultimate winner!!

For those unfamiliar with this game, we  have posted an excerpt of the definition of Magic the Gathering from wikipedia.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_the_gathering

Magic: The Gathering (colloquially “Magic“, “MTG“, or “Magic Cards“) is a collectible card game created by mathematics professor Richard Garfield and introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. Magic is the first example of the modern collectible card game genre and still thrives today, with an estimated six million players in over seventy countries.[3] Magic can be played by two or more players each using a deck of printed cards or a deck of virtual cards through the Internet-based Magic: The Gathering Online or third-party programs.

Each game represents a battle between powerful wizards, known as “planeswalkers“, who use the magical spells, items, and fantastic creatures depicted on individual Magic cards to defeat their opponents.

An organized tournament system and a community of professional Magic players has developed, as has a secondary market for Magic cards. Magic cards can be valuable due to not only their scarcity, but also their utility in game play and the aesthetic qualities of their artwork.

Gameplay

Magic: The Gathering cards of various types and colors.

In a game of Magic, two or more players are engaged in a battle as powerful wizards called “planeswalkers”. A player starts the game with twenty life points and—with a few exceptions—loses when he or she is reduced to zero or less. The most common method of reducing an opponent’s life is to attack with summoned creatures, although numerous other methods exist. Although reducing an opponent to zero life is the most common way of winning (or losing) the game, drawing from an empty deck will also cause a player to lose. In addition, some cards specify other ways to win or lose the game.

Players begin the game with seven cards in hand. The two basic card types in Magic are “spells” and “lands”. Lands provide mana, or magical energy, which is used as magical fuel when the player attempts to cast spells. More powerful spells cost more mana, and are usually more difficult to play. Some spells also require the payment of additional resources, such as cards in play or life points. Spells come in several varieties: “sorceries” and “instants” have a single, one-time effect before they go to the “graveyard” (discard pile); “enchantments” and “artifacts” provide a lasting magical effect; creature spells summon monsters that can attack and damage your opponent. Spells can be of more than one type. As of Lorwyn block a new card type, “planeswalkers”, have been introduced to the game. Planeswalkers represent powerful beings with their own magic abilities, one of which can be used each turn.

Some spells have effects that override normal game rules. The “Golden Rule of Magic” states that “Whenever a card’s text directly contradicts the rules, the card takes precedence.”[13] This allows Wizards of the Coast great flexibility in creating cards, but can cause problems when attempting to reconcile a card with the rules. A detailed rulebook[14] exists to clarify these conflicts.

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  1. JEFF
    January 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I LOVE THIS PLACE IT’S THE ONLY PLACE FOR SERIOUS MAGIC PLAYERS…. AND TRADE MY CARDS IN STORE… AND THERE OPEN TILL 1 AM… THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE UP FOR A GAME..

  2. Jason Kalka
    January 14, 2009 at 8:04 am

    This is truely a wall to wall Magic store !!!!!!
    I have wired days off working the rails, and this store is always open. I personally drafted there at least 4 times in one day, I wish to reccomend this store to all magic players, that are lerning to play, or just up for a game the place is always a party seven days a week. :)

  3. Travis
    January 15, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Hey Yall!!!!

    Just writing from Seattle Washington, we got word on a free draft we barely arrived on time, but we still got in.

    It was 3 rounds swiss elim I made it to the semi final’s and my friend Josh made the final’s but lost.

    That was very kind of the owner (Miami Mike) and the free pizza hamburgers and candy it was a great highlight to add to my Christmas Vacation.

  4. Tony Caputo
    January 16, 2009 at 9:22 am

    WWWWOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! I have personaly played in over 200 stores. This one tops them all, I luckily found the store 2 days into my vacation. And I spent 2 weeks there literealy, it’s the only store I have been to that your not obligated to buy something. WOW and The atmosphere was like electricity. Im from Arizona and I wish we had a store like that.

  5. Jay Dub
    January 21, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I’m a newbie who just stumbled upon the store and man was this the place to be. cards, games, and open until 1am! no other store does that. Check out their new site too

    onestopshopcardsandgames.com

  6. Trevor Marsh
    February 1, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Hey Magic Players !!!

    Just want to let everyone know, people are talking about this free draft in Huston Texas, could someone tell us how this was possible? I just want to say on behalf of the magic community here in Huston that Vancouver Canada Rocks. Our stores are dark and moldy, and they feel like a dungeon.

  7. Kevin Li
    February 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    One Stop Shop Rules Baby, I am from Richmond BC. I found this store on Chinese New Year. Wow im coming here for Friday Night Magic the prize support is solid. And when I found out there open till 1am this is a plus because I study. I taking my friends here for sure

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