New To You ep104a: Seminal Works 1
We explore works from various fields that we consider to be seminal. This week our three hosts, Keith Vincent, John Holt, and Mary Varn are joined by Adam Moerder.
Segment 1: Magic the Gathering (Card Game)
John Holt (@lordjoho) recommends a game that created its own genre of gaming, the “collectible card game.” A product of the early 1990’s, Magic the Gathering got a toe-hold in a time when traditional board gaming was taking a back seat to console video games. Celebrating 20yrs of being in existence this year (2013), Magic has persisted and is gaining in popularity.
You can find out more about this game at wizards.com or at a friendly local game store (if you’re in NYC I recommend the Twenty Sided Store). There are versions of the game available on the current consoles, PC, and tablet devices as well.
Segment 2: “Emergency” from the collection Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson (short story)
Adam Moerder (Mr Dream, @IIIMOERDERIII, www.buzzfeed.com/moerder), our guest host this week, brings a short story from Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son. This collection was adapted into a film starring Billy Crudup, amongst others.
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