#23 - Magic: The Gathering Fans
Untap, Upkeep, Draw, Main, Combat, Main, End. What do these words have in common? You would know, if you were a fan of _Magic: the Gathering_ (this week's topic)! We've got a special guest friend, Kevin, to help guide us through the complex and exciting world of the Planeswalkers.
Why is _Magic: the Gathering_ so popular? Are there more than just competitive fans? What keeps players in the game after over two decades?
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Citations ["I am so scared about the bannings tomorrow"](https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5z37h2/i_am_so_scared_about_the_bannings_tomorrow/) ["How do you organize your collections?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5z789s/how_do_you_organize_your_collections/) ["Tips for dealing with sexist/elitist players?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5z8aqa/tips_for_dealing_with_sexistelitist_players/) ["Magic: The Gathering Fans Sign Petition to End Reserve List Policy"](http://epicstream.com/news/Magic-The-Gathering-Fans-Sign-Petition-to-End-Reserve-List-Policy) ["Fan-Organized Magic: The Gathering Tournament Only Allows Cards From 1996"](http://kotaku.com/fan-organized-magic-the-gathering-tournament-only-allo-1791821047) ["Seahawks player pleads for return of stolen Magic: The Gathering cards; Wizards of the Coast delivers care package"](http://www.geekwire.com/2016/seahawks-player-pleads-return-stolen-magic-gathering-cards-wizards-coast-delivers-care-
package/) ["Filling in the Gaps: Fans and Fan Fiction on the Internet"](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Filling_in_the_Gaps:_Fans_and_Fan_Fiction_on_the_Internet) ["Fan Kits | Magic: The Gathering"](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/media/fan-kits) ["Magic: The Gathering Fans Sign Petition to End Reserve List,"](http://epicstream.com/news/Magic-The-Gathering-Fans-Sign-Petition-to-End-Reserve-List-Policy) ["r/MagicTCG - Why Do You Like Magic?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/1az76f/why_do_you_like_magic/) ["Why Do You Play Magic?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/1k4gnk/why_do_you_play_magic/) ["First Friday Night Magic ... awful experience. Why do people act this way? First post, be gentle"](https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/nxday/first_friday_night_magic_awful_experience_why_do/) ["I'd like to share a story that I think magictcg would
appreciate"](https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/2tzmpq/id_like_to_share_a_story_that_i_think_magictcg/?ref=search_posts) ["What do you enjoy most about Magic: The Gathering?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4gi42d/what_do_you_enjoy_most_about_magicthe_gathering/?ref=search_posts) ["Fan "Alterists" Turn Magic: The Gathering Cards Into Amazing Art"](http://io9.gizmodo.com/fan-alterists-turn-magic-the-gathering-cards-into-am-1599369389) ["Fanlore: Phil Foglio"](https://fanlore.org/wiki/Phil_Foglio) ["How Magic: the Gathering became a pop-culture hit - and where it goes next"](https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/10/magic-the-gathering-pop-culture-hit-where-next) ["For 'Magic: The Gathering,' Diversity Is The Marketing Strategy"](https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurenorsini/2016/03/18/for-magic-the-gathering-diversity-is-the-marketing-strategy/#3b3739ee2216) ["Lady Planeswalkers"](http://ladyplaneswalkers.weebly.com/) ["If Magic: The Gathering Cares About Women,
Why Can't They Hire Any?"](https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/if-magic-the-gathering-cares-about-women-why-cant-they-hire-any) ["Why Magic: The Gathering struggles to stay relevant to casual players"](http://www.avclub.com/article/why-magic-the-gathering-struggles-to-stay-relevant-106217)
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