This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Line in the Sand

Posted by ‘BRIONNE’ aka ‘FORK OF DOOM’
An article about women in Magic that won’t make you feel like a horrible person.

I am a woman. This is not a particularly interesting fact, just part of my identity as a person.

That all changed when I started playing Magic. When I first learned to play, I had no idea what I was getting in to. I didn’t know that I would end up devoting a large amount of my time and resources to this game. Nor did I know that, as a female, I would be overwhelmingly in the minority. It wasn’t something I noticed immediately. I got my DCI number the day of the M10 prerelease. There were few other women playing that day, but I thought nothing of it. Then I started going to FNM, and it hit me—I was the only woman there. Even at events like Grand Prix or SCG Opens, I see very few women, and even fewer who are there to play Magic. I’m far from the first person to make this observation. Countless women before me have walked into a tournament venue for the first time and thought, “I don’t belong here.” Read the rest of this entry »