Today I was thinking about what to do with my #Magic cards.

So often love of a game comes in direct conflict with dislike of playing with people who are fans of the game. This applies from everything to games like #MtG to #Overwatch #WoW #DnD AL and #pathfinder society
I'm still mad over one situation. In #DnD #LFR organized play, I playing an epic level artificer with all the warlord cheese

There was this man who constantly told me I was slow, and he was so insistent about it that he even convinced my friends at the table I was slow.
But look. I had pre-generated tables for every attack, with all normal modifiers.
I would set aside the exact number of dice before my turn, color dice coded per attack type.

I only even had dice applicable to the character. There was no die hunt
I was optimized.
And sure, I had "AND YOU ATTACK!" - which does slow things down.
So I would pre-poke the people I wanted to grant attacks to so they could be prepared to do a basic attack too.
And then we played, I sat in silence, and he still was telling me to hurry up.
BUT I WAS NOW TIMING EVERYONE'S TURNS. Guess what, I was the fastest player at the table despite having the most complicated turns.
And why? IDEK why he would be a jerk like that, but he was well respected.

I think it was because I let everyone shine and stole his thunder, IDK.

I never called him out, I just stopped playing anything with him.
I wish I would have been able to finish the EPIC chain, but meh.
Two years ago I signed up for the DND eXperience at #gencon - I and got sat with a group of strangers and it was absolutely miserable. I literally walked away at the break.

I went and hung out with friends instead. Hi @AmazonChique
One of the guys had his daughter and son there, and he was telling her how to play her character.


Listen fucker, I have a legit level 9 warlock, i know how to play her.
He cheated and just made a level 7 fighter at the table. I'm like WTF
He wasn't telling his son how to play, which I found interesting.
And he certainly wasn't telling the other 2 dudes how to play.

And his daughter seemed to have a better handle on her class than he did (a sorcerer)
And I'll say it - the other white dudes at the table would nod and agree with him. And by the end of the first session, everyone at the table were dismissing anything I said and was treating me like a child.
That's a recurrent theme. It's straight up sexism.

And me and the daughter were basically sitting there feeling oppressed together.
She would shoot me sympathetic looks, and I would do the same to her.
I have had a lot of fun with organized play as a player, but it's _always_ been a table of 4-5 friends and me OR a table of mostly women.

If it's me and five white dudes, I'm probably going to have a bad time.

That's my decades worth of experience with OP.
And I have similar stories about playing magic in game stores.
And I have so many online video game stories it's too much to list.

It always comes down to "Do I love the game enough that I am wiling to put up with toxicity I may encounter"

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