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This was upvoted on Reddit today to the #1 spot for the whole world to see on their front page.

I know the old saying about any publicity is good publicity, but not sure that applies here:

I participated in one of the biggest Magic: the Gathering tournaments of all time this weekend. In an effort to document it, I posed for pictures near people with exposed asscracks. I present to you Grand Prix Richmond Crackstyle.

This takes you to the comments section, but you need to click on the guy's actual imgur link to take in the full album.

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When will people learn:

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cracked us up.
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Someone in the comments on Reddit said:

"I can taste the smell of that place through the picture."

After being in just local MTG tournaments in the past, I know exactly what they mean.
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ImaginaryRoot wrote:
Someone in the comments on Reddit said:

"I can taste the smell of that place through the picture."

After being in just local MTG tournaments in the past, I know exactly what they mean.


First con I ever went to, I was working roving hospitality (delivering sandwiches to judges) for the free admission. I was warned about the war gamers room. I wasn't warned enough. There was some power when I opened the door. It was like getting punched in the face.
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One of them reminded me of:





A tear for gamers.



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I had no idea so many plumbers were M:TG players!

I feel like some spackle or dry wall joint compound is required at these kind of events.
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I actually fell off of the couch laughing when I saw this last night.
That dude's pose makes every pic hysterical.

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fightcitymayor wrote:
I actually fell off of the couch laughing when I saw this last night.
That dude's pose makes every pic hysterical.



He looks very apologetic in every one. laugh
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I wonder if he dropped a quarter into any of them.
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ImaginaryRoot wrote:
Someone in the comments on Reddit said:

"I can taste the smell of that place through the picture."

After being in just local MTG tournaments in the past, I know exactly what they mean.



Week old bananas & onion heavy taco meat.
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Altair IV wrote:
ImaginaryRoot wrote:
Someone in the comments on Reddit said:

"I can taste the smell of that place through the picture."

After being in just local MTG tournaments in the past, I know exactly what they mean.



Week old bananas & onion heavy taco meat.
You know, that is exactly what an overfull room of young men with poor hygiene smells like. Brilliant.
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When I was a child, I was told to tuck in my shirt so I wouldn't be that guy.

I now know that "the Gathering" in Magic: the Gathering refers to "the Gathering" of all incarnations of that guy.
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You know, that is exactly what an overfull room of young men with poor hygiene smells like. Brilliant.


Thanks. I've owned a comic book store for 20 years. Blindfolded I can tell you what kind of nerd is standing in front of me by the smell.
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as amusing as people think this is as well as he may thought it was funny. if he was any bit of a competitor in magic or anything DCI related his actions won't be if what i've heard is true. which was an 18 month suspension for this stunt.
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as amusing as people think this is as well as he may thought it was funny. if he was any bit of a competitor in magic or anything DCI related his actions won't be if what i've heard is true. which was an 18 month suspension for this stunt.


An 18 month suspension from humorless pricks and slovenly smelly nerds is something I've been dreaming of for 20 years.
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quohog wrote:
as amusing as people think this is as well as he may thought it was funny. if he was any bit of a competitor in magic or anything DCI related his actions won't be if what i've heard is true. which was an 18 month suspension for this stunt.


So worth it.
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Well, I laughed at it. But from Wizards of the Coast's side of things, giving out a suspension for him was the right way to go.
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Well, I laughed at it. But from Wizards of the Coast's side of things, giving out a suspension for him was the right way to go.


in a way i agree that some reprimand would be necessary because they are insulting the game and the brand as a whole. By looking around here in numerous forums CCG players have a list of stereotypes that is not exclusive to them but often times people ignore their own and point out the same ones in CCG players.

As for being suspended from the humorless as stated earlier. I think of it as brand protection. CCGs in general have a bit of a bad wrap due to the sterotypes out there as stated before and this was a WotC event and one of the largest as well. WotC has spent years and tons of money in order to shape the image that its been working towards including being a welcoming and fun venue for all ages. Granted it can't always be monitored or done. But I have had to stop potential vulgar behavior in the past at big events also. So in this case an example had to be made.

My only possible negative for it is that if this person was a large supporter of the game with his FLGS and if they are going to potentially suffer for his stunt.
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