Every Friday at 2pm and 6 pm, Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming, located at the Morgantown Mall hosts Friday Night Magic.
Generally these events can be as large as 40-50 people and can include a variety of tournaments and contests, not just tournaments for Magic the Gathering. These can be charity events, as well as just something fun.
Last Friday when I attended, they were hosting a game of Magic as well as Champions– a variety of Magic.
Magic The Gathering is a incredibly popular card game played all around the world.
For noobs like me the game seems pretty intimidating, but this video explaining the basics of Magic might help that.
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Ok, well maybe it’s a bit complicated, but who hasn’t “geeked out” over something? Some people can recite baseball stats 50 years back and some can tell you Johnny Deppp’s first acting role (hint: think Freedy Kruger), so to each their own.
These kind of events aren’t a big thing for the owner of Four Horsemen, Ron Davis . He likes to describe Four Horsemen as more of a gathering place than an actual store.
“We never really considered it a store– it’s more of a community center, sort of a hang out kind of place. The store just kind of came along as a result of people just hanging out.”
Davis originally wanted to just have a comic book store but quickly realized that it would need to be more than that.
” The original idea was just to have a comic store and we realized in the planing stages that it probably wasn’t going to be very viable to do just that, so we kind of tacked on games to it and we started running tournaments before we actually even had a store, and the response was amazing so we just kept running with it.”
For those interested there is a generally a buy-in, but there is also usually a prize of cash or store credit as well as merchandise.
For information on charity or other events run by Four Horsemen comics and Gaming, they have a Facebook that is regularly updated.