Generation Decks

Author: Titus Chalk
Publisher: Solaris
ISBN: 1781084904
Size: 11.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Enpowering geeks, making millionaires and shaking the net! This is the incredible true story behind the global gaming and business and geek phenomenon. For some, a game of cards is just a way to pass the time. But for an awkward generation on the cusp of the internet age, it became a way of life. Generation Decks tells the story of the millions of fans worldwide who fell hopelessly in love with the mould-breaking fantasy card game, Magic: The Gathering. The brainchild of misfit maths genius Richard Garfield, Magic combined fiendishly complex game play with addictive collectability. When it came out in 1993, it transformed the lives of quiet braniacs who had longed for a way to connect and to compete. It made millionaires of its creators, who shook up corporate America. And it kick-started the era of professional gaming. Author Titus Chalk tells the game’s complete story – from its humble origins in a Seattle basement to its continued success in today’s digital age. Prepare to meet Generation Decks, a community like no other. And to discover Magic: The Gathering, the millennial phenomenon that made it OK to be a gamer.

A Collector S History Of Magic The Gathering

Author: Ryan Rooks
Publisher:
ISBN: 1492229407
Size: 19.99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1993 Magic the Gathering was released, inventing the trading card game genre. It was an immediate hit. Today, tens of millions of people have played and collected Magic and it is one of the best selling tabletop games in the world.This book explores the first age of Magic the Gathering from its roots through the release of Quick Start in 1996.

It S All A Game

Author: Tristan Donovan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250082732
Size: 11.33 MB
Format: PDF
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"[A] timely book...It’s All a Game provides a wonderfully entertaining trip around the board, through 4,000 years of game history." —The Wall Street Journal Board games have been with us longer than even the written word. But what is it about this pastime that continues to captivate us well into the age of smartphones and instant gratification? In It’s All a Game, British journalist and renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible and often surprising history and psychology of board games. He traces the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents, from the paranoid Chicago toy genius behind classics like Operation and Mouse Trap, to the role of Monopoly in helping prisoners of war escape the Nazis, and even the scientific use of board games today to teach artificial intelligence how to reason and how to win. With these compelling stories and characters, Donovan ultimately reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations.

How To Speak So People Really Listen

Author: Paul McGee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780857087201
Size: 10.43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Learn how to inspire your audience with best-selling author Paul McGee! Everyday we're faced with situations where we have to speak to or persuade others. You might be an expert on your topic, you might be the most confident presenter going, but do you struggle to get your audience engaged and inspired by what you're saying? Paul McGee has 20 years' experience as a presenter and can show you how to speak so people really listen; a vital skill that can have a huge impact on your career and personal success. Learn to recognise the 7 most common mistakes made by speakers and presenters and more importantly, learn how to avoid them. Written in Paul’s down to earth and approachable style, How to Speak so People Really Listen will: Teach you how to deal with nerves Show you what your body language says about you Inspire you to speak with clarity for ultimate impact&#x; Give you 15 powerful and practical strategies to get your audience to sit up and shut up when you stand up to speak"--

Baxter On Magic

Author: George Baxter
Publisher: Wordware
ISBN: 1556225237
Size: 12.66 MB
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Tornament champion and pro player George Baxter explains all the nuances and proper techniques of tournament-level Magic play. While most books on Magic: The Gathering focus on strategy and deck construction, Baxter on Magic is the first book to emphasize playing techniques. With graphic illustrations of different playing situations, readers will quickly learn the finer points of tournament playing style