2 / 2 Conventional Wisdom
This episode explores what a Magic event might be like if it weren’t centered around a tournament. Rather than gathering a variety of submissions, this time we’ve got an interview with Christine Sprankle (@CSprankleRun), who brings to the table her experiences as someone who attends tournaments without participating in the competition. Rather than focusing on her cosplay hobby, Christine shares what she enjoys about conventions and how she thinks these elements could be utilized in a convention centered around Magic: the Gathering. Through the course of this discussion, we touch on what non-competitive fans of the game might look for in an event and reflect on some of the limitations inherent in a tournament-based gathering.
Content note: At one point in this episode, we discuss age-restricted panels at conventions. There’s no explicit content, but you’ll get a few words you can’t say on television due to the nature of the discussion. This episode is tagged explicit for that reason.
The music featured in this episode comes from the album Bridges of the South, released by Cousin Silas and Black Hill under the creative commons Attribution-non commerical license. The introduction and interview transition segments feature clips taken from the song “South”. The music that plays at the end is called “Bridges.”