June 26, 2017

Webster students gather for a game of mystique, monsters and magic

Every Thursday night at 9:30, Webster University students converge at the same table in the lobby of Sverdrup Hall to play the card game Magic: The Gathering. First played in 1993, the Magic trading card game has a strong following worldwide. In it, players pit their card decks against each other in hopes of destroying their opponents’ warriors and life points.

Combatants are known as planeswalkers, and they summon the creatures on the cards to fight for them. As of 2011, 12 million people play the game.

Webster University sophomore Francisco Corrales (right) stares down junior Logan Landolt during their Magic: The Gathering duel. Webster students aggregated Thursday, Jan. 31 in Sverdrup Hall to play the trading card game. PHOTO BY BILLY SUKOSKI.

Webster University junior Logan Landolt (left) and sophomore Francisco Corrales face off during a game of Magic: The Gathering on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Sverdrup Hall. Magic players use card decks and expansion sets, which include creature, land and sorcery cards. PHOTO BY BILLY SUKOSKI.

Players shuffle their decks and offer their opponents the opportunity to cut the decks in the game Magic: The Gathering. PHOTO BY BILLY SUKOSKI.

Webster University students congregate at the same table in the lobby of Sverdrup Hall every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. to play the game Magic: The Gathering. PHOTO BY BILLY SUKOSKI.

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