Congratulations to PSU English alum Dan Bosco who was recently awarded the MTG Content Creators Award for best single magic article with his blog post: “Magic is a Sport and Requires Good Sportsmanship.”
“A four-player game requires interaction, politics, and sometimes even teamwork. But if one person is mentally clocked-out, checking their phone, arms crossed and just waiting for it to be their turn again, the other players lose 25% of their gameplay experience.
Even though Commander is usually a free-for-all, it is still a team activity. It requires four players who all share a common goal: maximizing the fun for all parties involved. You can’t only be invested in a game when you’re winning. If that’s how we all played, we would be better off playing Solitaire on our computers.”