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MtgForLife Ukraine Conclusion, by Viktor Peterson

Again it is my pleasure to give the word to Viktor "Oldschool" Peterson. /Mg out We reached the goal of €11,000! Today we close this successful fundraiser where we jointly collected €11 006 to the Ukrainian victims of the current war! Thank you all so much for your support, its heartwarming to see the kindness shown in this old school community for people in need.   Unfortunately, the war rages on so I urge you to follow the news and help where you can. I will try and run a small onsite charity auction at n00bcon for a few cards we did not get high enough bids on here on the Facebook auction, if you want to donate a card to this - bring it to n00bcon. But as MG wrote on his previous post on the Old School Blog, we didn’t solve the conflict but at least we did something, and something is better than nothing! I also want to mention some extraordinary initiatives during this fundraiser, enjoy the reading and kindness shown below. Dutch Old School Guild First up we have the amazi

Pictures from Arvika Festival 7

First thing first. Eleven thousand Euros. There's still a few days left on the campaign if you want to chip in. And god damn, this is the kind of thing that make me happy to be a part of the oldschool community. €11,000 is a lot of money, and it's money that could actually help people in need. These things are important, far more important than having "the best deck" or things like that, and the fact that we as a community are able to focus on tragedies in the world at large instead of on our card board rectangles every now and then fills me with a weird mix of humility and pride. So thank you so much. The terrible conflict is still raging, of course, and we clearly didn't solve it by raising some awareness among nerds and a small pile of cash, but at least we did something . And doing something is so much better than doing nothing.   ...   It's been a while since we had a picture report up here on the blag. And a couple of weeks back I had the opportunity to

The Power of the Community, by Anne Joldersma

We're one week into the Mtg4Life Ukraine fundraiser, and thanks to a myriad of players around the oldschool communities we have already passed 2/3rds of our initial goal. But where did these almost €7,000 come from? There are many stories of course. One of the best ones comes from the Dutch, and it is my pleasure to share Anne Joldersma's story here. /Mg out Because of the Russian military actions in Ukraine, a lot of refugees are traveling to neighboring countries, such as Poland and Romania. The Red Cross is helping those who have fled their homes. Viktor Peterson organized a fundraiser for the Old School community to donate for the Red Cross. When I saw this fundraiser, I knew I wanted to help. So I flipped through my trade binder and picked some cards there; 2 Alpha Grizzly Bears, a Knowledge Vault, a Bottle of Suleiman and a Xira Arien. In our Dutch Old School Guild Whatsapp group it’s quite common for people to sell and buy cards. So I decided to put the cards up for auc

Mtg4Life Ukraine

This is important. It is time to raise our sights from the card tables and acknowledge the great tragedy taking place in Europe. And maybe, even if just slightly, we could help someone. I give the word to Viktor "Oldschool" Peterson. /Mg out Spring is getting closer by the day here in Sweden, and the darkness of the winter is once again beaten by the sun. Corona is not the same guardian beast as before and the live Magic scene is once again blooming in every corner of the community.  But there is a new blood red humanitarian crisis rolling in over Ukraine because of Russia's invasion that cannot be ignored. You have probably all seen the horrible news with dead children, cities in ruins and hundreds of thousands of refugees on the move before the Russian tanks and bombs.  My personal hope here in lies, that you might wonder – "How may I help in all this?" Let’s work with our joint passion for Old School Magic the Gathering to make a stand! I remembered the grea