*sigh* i cant believe im writing this but the truth must be told i guess, its so lame About 4-5 years ago I was lost… Very lost. mentally, spiritual. I was homeless/ couch-surfing and shit. One morning it was cold and was sleeping outside. So I woke up early and took walk to warmup. I saw a dude i meet once chilling in front of a game store. So we small talked, I didnt tell him my situation. He ask me if I wanted to play in the magic cash tournament starting soon . I told him sure but i didnt have a deck, plus I was 2 bucks short of the 7 dollar entry fee. He gave me the 2 bucks and one of the other players gave me a deck. This was my first tournament ever! I had played similar card games before like yugioh and a few friends showed me how to play. But thats it. So yeah, I spent my last 7 to play. I figured I was at rock bottom so I had nothing to lose. It was about 30 people, Top 2 prize payout, 1st was 140$ and 2nd 60$ And I dont know how or why …..but I won 5 rounds straight and split for for 1st. Getting 100$….. I was…shocked. I didnt realize I had won until the cash was put my hand. So, after that ….. I decided to play magic for some extra cash. I liked it. but i didn’t realize id be making a living off it. But for 4-5 years i did. I couch-surfed and played magic. I traveled met interesting people and still had free time to be me. Eventually It even landed me a job at a card shop. From there I started my own thing… and now im here.
Im writing about this now because I appreciate this game. It has help me learn to focus and control my thoughts and mind, plus many other things. And I wanted say thank you to everyone and everything that made this possible. But now… Even though im not the same guy I once was. Im lost again. And broke.. but deep down i feel like this game is gonna help again. — kage 8/21/2014