.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Games. Tech. Musings.

Games offline and online. Technology. Random stuff.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Magic the Gathering: Multiplayer considered harmful

Zvi Mowshowitz's column this week pretty much summed up how I personally feel about multiplayer Magic. In this context, multiplayer means Magic with more than 2 sides - the most common variant is free-for-all. It's totally broken from a game design point of view and doesn't work. Most players that like multiplayer formats lack the insight or competitive spirit to notice.

In particular, the thing I dislike most is that you are normally rewarded politically from appearing really dull and/or inoffensive right up to the point where you kill everyone. Last time my kill method of choice was Telim'Tor's Darts, mostly because it is a terrible, terrible card with incredibly appropriate flavour text.

If you're interested in competitive Magic, I highly recommend Zvi's column because he remains one of the most insightful Magic writers.

1 Comments:

Blogger Marina said...

Thanks for the information regarding the article. It inspired me to write this morning! I'll definitely be visiting more often to read your headlines!

3/18/2006 09:10:00 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home