Boomtown

Boomtown

When I write about Magic decks, I’m typically sharing ideas for the purpose of spreading fun around our card-slinging community. Not today. Today, I’m going to write about the antidote to fun; the extinction of fun. Well, except if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool griefer. Those guys will enjoy what follows an unhealthy amount. If you play … Continue reading

The Pig Detector

The Pig Detector

Tell me, dear reader: do you know how often the humble pig is depicted in popular culture? I do. Can you say with certainty that you will detect any such depictions whenever and wherever they cross your path? I can. Now, you maybe saying to yourself, that seems unlikely. Our modern world is crammed full … Continue reading

BrrrrrRRRRMMMM!

BrrrrrRRRRMMMM!

Fatherhood is filled with fun noises: the night-time scream which heralds a day of falling asleep at one’s desk, or the wet, convulsive sound of a full-bottle milk vomit spring to mind. But if you’re in the market for unironic, grin-inducing noises, it’s hard to beat a child’s interpretation of a roaring combustion engine. Chicken … Continue reading

The Wish List: 8 MTG cards I long to see reprinted

The Wish List: 8 MTG cards I long to see reprinted

There is a scene at the end of The Return of the King – I’m thinking of the Hollywood interpretation here, so forgive me, purists – wherein, having saved the known world from the menace of Sauron, several of the major characters take to an Elvish ship to begin a voyage to the Undying Lands. … Continue reading