Friday, August 22, 2014

What do you value that at BRO?

Special cards from special people.

Magic: The Gathering is a game of value, but one man's playset is another man's drink coaster.

Whether there is just something about the artwork, or maybe a unique mechanic has you dreaming about that day you combo off into the sunset, there is something for everyone in the Magic-Verse.

Here is a look at some of our local's favorite cards.

First up is Clio Canfield. He is recently back from a trip to Australia and we are glad to have him back in the MTG community at Fanatix!  he was excited to share his favorite card: Foil Russian Kiln Fiend.

 -" it was the first deck i put my heart and soul into. A combo deck made to win on turn 3 everytime lol" -Clio

Next up we have some what of a connoisseur of Magic cards. David Sirkis is known to have some interesting cards in his collection and here are some of his favorites!  Also, a big congratulations going out to him and his bride as they get married this weekend. Fanatix wishes you the best and we appreciate all the years of support!

David's altered foil  Elspeth, knight errant. Done by Brandon Brown of Modfly alters.

Full art Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir by master alterer Gamo Kristofferson.

And lastly a one of a kind miscut From the Vault Lotus Petal.

Andrew Tharpe has been the notorious "red deck" guy since he can remember... when he sent me this picture it was really no surprise to me but still a fitting card that means a lot to him.

Alpha Lightning Bolt -"I've had this card forever, JW got it for me as a birthday gift." adds Andrew. 

Next up is a good friend of Fanatix: Alex Flanders.  Here is what he had to say about this un-assuming Llanowar-Elves:

         "It's not a fancy card, but pretty much my entire Magic experience started with this card. I remember Walt getting into magic and talking about the game, so I wanted to as well. I had started a mono black vampire deck, but it just didn't feel right. Still, I didn't know enough about magic to know what kind of deck I really wanted. That was until I played Magic The Gathering on Xbox 360. They had a green elf deck and after playing all the decks that was the one which felt most right to me. Just the idea of how something so small and weak could turn into a monster by using the powers of those around them. Llanowar has been a staple of my elf deck ever since that moment I first started putting it together. When I haven't been able to get mana, he was there to give me just enough to play my next card; and when I think of my deck and all the elves in there he was the one that first came to mind. He's not powerful, he's not rare, he's just a 1/1 elf, and that alone should terrify you because where there is one elf there's about a hundred more waiting to come out." 

Last up is your old store owner. When Fanatix first opened I was building an artifact deck to join in on the growing MTG fun, and I decided to open a pack of M11... I was hunting for Steel-Overseers. I was on my lunch break and almost didn't go back to work because I was so excited that I opened a foil Steel Overseer on my first try.

I still have that card, and every time I look at it I realize that we have built a community one game at a time.

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

Games for all,

Phillip Chalker


  1. So many sweet cards and stories. It's a shame that more folks didn't write in! I'd love to hear more stories like this.

  2. Always next time! I'm sure we'll get some good ones.