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Magic: The Traveling

A Magic: the Gathering travel blog
Finding MtG in the most unlikely places

Wait, is it 2011 already?

If you’re like me (and I have every reason to think you are) then you’ve spent the last two weeks pre/releasing your way through the new core set. Here in the sun drenched, famously hot home of MtT we are blessed with not one but two ginourmous magic play groups: The Columbia Magic League and ColumbiaFreeMagic. One of these groups gets prize support from Wizards and runs top-tier tournament players, the other likes to get drunk and run Fallen Empire sealed events (Thorn Thallid FTW!).

I’ll let you figure out which one I spend more time at. Read More »

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences vs. Mantis Engine

NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC, USA

35.782414
-78.639514

 

We like to think about why things are where they are. Charleston and New York boast natural deep-water harbors perfect for getting merchant vessels in close to port. London and Paris sit astride waterways that link the interior to the sea. Oxford was a good place to get your cattle to cross the Thames. Turpan and Kashgar were built around desert watering oases. Read More »

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Congaree National Park vs. Fifth Edition Swamps

Congaree National Forest
Columbia, SC, USA

33.796579
-80.776861

Standing at the trailhead with one eye on the Visitor’s Center mosquito meter, it should have occurred to me that Congree National Park is the perfect birthplace for an MtG travel blog, what with all the primordial ooze. The official website calls it an “old-growth floodplain”. I call it the inspiration for every 5th Edition swamp ever.

Partially tamed now thanks to a 2.5-mile hiker’s boardwalk and the onset of the Cenozoic period, the recent history of the Congaree can be summed up with a quick litany of historical has-beens: Indians, Spanish explorers, smallpox, Mel Gibson. Read More »

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