Posted in ETERNAL WEEKEND 2014 - COVERAGE - EVENTS on October 26, 2014

By Jacob Van Lunen

Jacob Van Lunen began playing Magic in 1995. He has participated in organized play at every level of competition and was a member of the winning team at Pro Tour San Diego in 2007, thanks to an innovative draft strategy. As a writer, Van Lunen has had more than three hundred Magic strategy pieces published

"Tell me about the first piece(s) of Power 9 you acquired."

Hall of Famer, Bob Maher - "I went to my first Magic tournament. There were no formats then, just Magic tournaments. I realized pretty quickly that I couldn't compete without the restricted cards. The first singles I ever bought were a full set of power and four copies of Chaos Orb."
Grand Prix Providence Champion, James Rynkiewicz - "When I was thirteen years old, I needed a Mox Ruby for my Burn deck."

Pro Tour Champion, Ari Lax - "I was at Eternal Weekend last year and, after watching some games of Vintage, I knew I wanted to acquire a set of Power 9. I immediately started grabbing every piece I could get my hands on and I had all nine in the next four weeks."
Pro Tour Top 8 Competitor, David Williams - "They gave everyone a foil Balduvian Horde at a tournament I went to. At the time, it was one of the most highly sought-after cards around. I traded mine for a beat-up copy of Ancestral Recall and Mox Sapphire."