Oops, Grabbed the Wrong Deck Box: This One’s Full of Skittles

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As any person with an unhealthy amount of Magic: The Gathering cards knows, there’s a point where the variety of deck boxes is eclipsed by the number of decks in your collection. At this point, keeping track what each deck box holds becomes important. While the are many ways to indicate this information on multiples of the same box, sometimes it takes a bad experience to implement those extra measures.

“I think we’ve all been there,” said Magic: The Gathering enthusiast Simone Kelly said. “Sometimes I’m in a rush trying to get to Friday Night Magic on time after leaving work and grab the wrong box. Finding you brought the wrong deck can be frustrating but it’s even worse when the deck box you grab is the one filled with skittles. You’d imagine I’d hear those delicious candies rattling inside when I picked it up. I don’t know. Maybe my subconscious really wanted some skittles,” Kelly shrugged.

“That’s nothing,” said full-time commander player and content creator Jackson Sipps. “One time I brought the wrong Quiver to my boy’s house for our weekly game of commander. Turns out it was the one filled with my weird sex stuff which was really embarrassing. Turns out the rest of the gang didn’t care too much since they all had similar situations at one point or another. Greg once bought an Ultimate Guard Boulder that contained a tiny civilization who began worshiping him as a god. Obviously he didn’t use it for cards. Accidently brought it to Modern 5k once.”

“I kind of hate how it looks, but I bought a label maker so I know which deck boxes have Magic cards,” Kelly said. “Some people have asked if it might be easier to just stop putting things other than cards inside deck boxes. Ignore these people. They obviously haven’t had to deal with roommates eating all their skittles.”

“Further to Simone’s point, I realized that everything I kept in my deck boxes stayed safe,” Sipps said. “No one goes snooping around in a deck box which is why I had some really personal items in there. Rumor has it that smugglers have been using Ultimate Guard Arkhives for years; border agents will just laugh and say ‘Move along, nerd.'”

Kelly reported that someone else at Friday Night Magic let her borrow a deck and the rest of the LGS used her skittles as counters and keeping track of life totals. They’d, like, have twenty and eat the number of life they lost, though the guy playing life-gain ended up with a cavity or two. It was such a hit that Kelly plans on bringing her Ultra Pro Satin Tower filled with M&M’s next week.

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