Thursday, January 08, 2009

Back to an Old Vice

Things are getting hectic for my last semester. Strangely enough, it seems that I'm getting way more time on my hands than ever before. It's amazing how many things one can think of when idle, which is probably why I'm dipping my hand into Magic again.

It's one of those eureka moments when I pull a decent combo out of nowhere. I'm trying to construct an Infernal Protection deck, based on my time on yet another game: Duels (see sidebar). Like IP, it's designed to be stupidly annoying, and nothing screams "you lose" more than a goldfish deck.

Anyway, before I discuss the finer points of deck design, the point is creativity strikes when one is most idle or bored. I don't really know if it's just me, but it's probably the reason that I despise the idea of having a job sitting in a cubicle all day. I think those jobs were designed to drain people, so that they lose their creative edge and turn them into another of the Man's mindless drones.

Quite sad, really.


  1. holding on to the last vestiges of being "in-school"? aren't you a bit old to be playing magic again.

  2. Nope, teaching young and brash upstarts how to be defeated in infinitely strange ways is fun though.