Free Association

Posted in Making Magic on February 5, 2004

By Mark Rosewater

Working in R&D since '95, Mark became Magic head designer in '03. His hobbies: spending time with family, writing about Magic in all mediums, and creating short bios.

When I first started playing Magic (you know, back when I was playing my Craw Wurm, broken Stasis, green/blue/red deck) I made a great number of friends. To differentiate them from my older group of friends, I dubbed them my “Magic friends”. I've noticed a number of other people using this term. And to make matters worse, I just used it in this column.

Why can't we all just use the term “friends”? Why the need to segregate?

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