|Rotary Pub in Gothenburg.|
A year ago, the tournaments in Ravenna had just started up and the Italian scene had a handful of players. The first Eternal Weekend tournament was a couple of months old and had attracted 12 players. The scene in Norway was practically non-existent, without any tournaments hosted in the country and no Norwegians having participated in the Swedish gatherings yet. We had scenes across most continents, but most of the communication was done within small groups and private forums.
|Viksgården in Arvika.|
|Postkontoret pub in Tøyen.|
|BarCode in Oslo.|
|If in doubt, just add more The Wretched and Vesuvan Doppelgangers.|
|Triple Juzam! Also Prodigal Sorcerer.|
The thing to check off my "nerd bucket list" last year was completing the Power 9, and this year I hoped to complete my set of 40 duals. I had to take a small halt on that project, but I'm getting wicked close.
|Who even plays Savannah anyway?|
- Summer Time. We dig deep into the infamous Summer Magic set.
- Joypad Open: A study in Soot. A slightly intoxicated tournament report from the first non-proxy tournament in Norway.
- Legendary rules. Writers block takes me into studying the old Legends rule card and marvel over Rampage and Banding.
- Brews, casualities, and scanners. Mostly a rant post about the state of the format after a lot of new groups started during the spring.
- #MtgForLife. Probably the most important post I've written, and the all-time most read post at this blog. Glad to see it worked out so well, even better than I hoped for :)
Looking at guest posts at this blog, we also have a few gems like Hans Herik Rasmussen's tech, FreeSpace's report from Pimpvitational, Oldschool's Report from the Mindstage Convention and Rausch's report from Card and Board. There has been quite a few other articles about the format in other places during 2015. If you're only going to read one article these holidays though, read Shaman Ben's How I sold my soul for a box of Antiquities and learned to play Magic. It's one of my favorite Magic pieces ever, regardless of format or setting.
I have no idea of what to expect of 2016. Not only regarding this format, but regarding most things. Here's to a happy new year!