Magic the Gathering

poker meets chess with thousands of pieces

I spoke to a lot of people who had attempted similar academic achievements when I first contemplated getting my masters degree. One thing that they all told me was to make sure I had a few hobbies that I didn't give up on because those hobbies would help get me through it. One of the hobbies I kept was magic. It seems odd, however, the game goes beyond that of most games. Individual cards are collected and even traded like futures. Their is a huge financial aspect of the game. Some cards I'm looking to acquire in the future: