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The Plague: An invitation from Daniel Ewald

"Should you a Rat to madness tease Why ev'n a Rat may plague you..." —Samuel Coleridge, "Recantation" Theodor Severin Kittelsen, born in Norway in 1857, was a legendary artist and illustrator, made famous mainly by his vivid illustrations to folk- and fairy tales collected by authors Asbjørnsen and Moe, as well as his illustrated book on the Black Plague, published in 1900.   If Kittelsen was born a hundred years later, he would surely be sought after as a fantasy illustrator to games and collectibles such as Magic: the Gathering. His style was way ahead of its time, some of his works would undoubtedly fit the theme of dungeons, dragons and decay perfectly. What could be a better backdrop to a tournament theme?    The Plague will be the biggest Old School Magic: the Gathering tournament in Norway to date. Set in the epic locale of Spiralen, a cafe and restaurant built on a hilltop overlooking Drammen city, reached by a spiraling tunnel road carved into the

Silver Bullets - Lessons on how to use them propely. Oldschool World Championship report by Valerio Gregori

A little over a week ago the glorious World Championship of oldschool Magic took place. Finally, Genoa, Italy, was the place to be, and as such it is with a special pride I introduce our guest today; the most decorated Italian in the history of the Oldschool World Championships. And Valerio is no stranger to this blag either, having previously recanted his way to the 3rd place at Worlds 2018 . But this year Bronze was not enough. It is my pleasure to introduce the official 2022 Vice World Champion; Valerio Gregori! Enjoy! /Mg out Let’s start from the conclusion: what a strange feeling! I will go straight to the point, I finished second. Second means the first of the losers. Damn. I lost a chance to become the World Champion. I had the window to become it, a little one... and I missed it. This is what you feel when you come close to the final target but end short to it. If you are a competitive guy like me, this is what you feel. Bad. The initial hours have been very hard, after some da