I've had plenty in my life to be thankful for this year. This is true for me in Magic as well. As we approach the end of 2021, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on all the Magic-related things I'm thankful for in 2021.
The return of in-store play has been amazing. It's wonderful seeing friends on a regular basis once more after not seeing many of them for nearly two years. My Local Game Store (LGS) has done everything it can to keep events safe and fun. I applaud the safety measure they've taken and continue to take so that we can all keep the Gathering in Magic: The Gathering.
2021 has been a great year for Limited. While I was not a huge fan of Kaldheim, I've enjoyed pretty much every format we've played this year, including Adventures In The Forgotten Realms. The pinnacle for Limited this year though was certainly Modern Horizons 2. The set called to mind for me memories of the first Modern Masters set. it is impressively deep, beyond the obvious archetypes. I've drafted it numerous times, and continue to find something new to explore every time I sit down at the draft table. I hope to experience the set at least one more time before the end of the year.
Completing Invasion Block Cube
I made it a pandemic project to finally finish my Invasion Block Cube this year. To do so, I reached out to my network of Magic friends and acquaintances. With their cooperation, I was able to trade for the bulk of what I was missing. A few purchases from my LGS and from online brought the project to completion. Now, the Cube is draftable, and our first Invasion draft night was a blast. I've said before that Invasion is my all-time favorite Limited format. It brought a lot of joy to me to share that format with friends, and allow them to experience it for the first time. Thank you to everyone who contributed to it.
Joining Quiet Speculation
Joining Quiet Speculation first as a content creator, and then as the Director of Content has been an absolute pleasure. We have a fantastic team of creative folks working together to put out quality content. I'm continually inspired by the sheer joy everyone brings to Magic, regardless of the topics they cover, and to their work. I have to give a shoutout to Tyler, Danny, Kelly, and everyone else on the team for believing in me as the Director of Content, and their enthusiasm for where things are heading. We have plenty of excitement coming in 2022. Want to join us? We still have a number of content creator roles we are looking to fill as we move forward.
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What are you thankful for this year, in life and in Magic? Let me know in the comments and on Twitter.