Do you play Magic? If so, when did you first start playing?
Yes! I guess it was a little over 2 years ago now! Gosh, I haven’t thought about it, but I can’t believe it’s been that long. It isn’t very long at all compared to many folks, but I still feel like a total noob most of the time when playing… HAH!
When did you first start creating Magic content, and what inspired you to make that jump?
I started making Magic content in the form of YouTube videos just about 2 years ago! I had been listening to the Magic podcast, Good Luck High Five (Magic the Amateuring, back then!) with Megan and Maria and was inspired to start making my own Magic content. I have always been somewhat “creative” and wanted a creative outlet for my new favorite hobby, so I thought, why not start making videos?!
What kind of Magic content do you create?
My content is sort of all over the place! I started out making pack opening videos, and I still open packs a lot, but mostly do those on live streams now so I can interact with my friends while opening, which is super fun! I also play some Magic Arena and have made gameplay videos of that and occasionally do some Arena live streaming. I’ve made some Magic-related ASMR videos, which I consider just to be silly, and I even have a crafting tutorial video! I’ve done a few Vlog videos and have some paper magic gameplay as well… like I said, my content is ALL OVER THE PLACE! My absolute favorite content that I make are Magic comedy sketches. I love making people laugh and being silly, so these are my all time videos on my channel. I might be a little biased, but I think they are totally worth checking out!
What was the first piece of content that you made?
A pack opening video!! It’s real cringy, but here’s the link:
What is the biggest obstacle that you have had to overcome while creating Magic content?
I think like many creators, imposter syndrome is my biggest obstacle. The feeling that nothing you make matters or gets noticed definitely hits me sometimes. While I don’t have multitudes of followers, I try to keep things in perspective and remember that I’ve actually made so many amazing friends as a result of creating content and these are people I never would have met otherwise. If this is all I ever achieve, I’m truly happy and regret nothing having made a handful of REAL friends on my content creation journey.
Along those same lines, what is the one piece of advice that you would give to aspiring content creators?
Do not compare yourself to others. It’s so easy to do, I know. But everyone is on their own separate journey and comparing yourself to someone else is nothing but detrimental for your own self worth. Comparison is truly the thief of joy.
What is your favorite aspect of Magic?
I love playing Magic in it’s more “random” forms, I guess you could say! I love limited gameplay and have started gaining interest in EDH over the last several months. I like that there is a lot more variety of play in these formats, and I enjoy that style of Magic!
If you had the keys to the castle (Wizards of the Coast HQ) for a day, what would you change about Magic?
Haha, wow! I’m a super casual player, so honestly, I don’t even think I have a good answer for this question. I feel that there are some real issues in Magic that WOTC needs to fix, but I don’t believe they can be fixed in a day. If there was a way to magically make MTG more inclusive in an instant, that’s what I would want to change. There are so many marginalized people that should feel more included and welcomed into this community, and it needs to start within the company itself, in my opinion. Additionally, this is a problem not only in Magic, but in gaming as a whole, and let’s be honest, society in general. It’s a huge task that needs to be addressed, but even baby steps, like making Magic more inclusive help move us all towards a more positive and accepting community.
Do you have any other information that you'd like people to know?
I would like to give a special shout out to my sponsor, Cardsphere! They reached out to me pretty early on in my content creation journey and have been nothing but supportive and caring the last few years. Cardsphere is a website where you can buy and/or sell your paper Magic cards, and I truly enjoy using it... on top of the company being run by actual awesome human beings! I encourage everyone to check them out! https://www.cardsphere.com/.
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