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If you do anything weird in public, I’ll see that and I’ll ask for an explanation. It’s true when people start recording gigs with 3DSwhen everyone started wear a vest to see The Minionsand the truth is that now the two of you have decided to play Magic: The Gathering on the floor of the Machine Girl concert.
The video is circulating on both TikTok and Twitter, showing Americans Electronic music couple Miss Machine on stage performing while two People on the plane Wage an epic battle in the iconic card game of Wizards of the Coast.
“I ran into the guy I was playing with in the pre-show merchandise and he was showing off some cool custom MTG cards he brought to Matt [Stephenson of Machine Girl]”, one of the competitors, Jared, told IGN.
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“He told me he had a bit of a plan to play a game in the pit. He brought a deck of cards but he was looking for someone to play with. I like this game and I think it’s an idea. thought amusing.”
Mastermind, follow Big Money Cybergrind [BMC], explaining that they had the idea a month and a half ago but that no one in Machine Girl’s Discord wanted to play with. Literally, it was not until five minutes before the duo entered the field that they found a replacement.
But what decks are they playing? “From the 2005 standard format, Zoo and Ghost Dad. [We] like there were five games and the Zoo deck was eliminated,” laughed BMC. When asked if those decks had any particular meaning, BMC said: “I have a huge weakness for nostalgia.” .
It’s not just the pair of players involved. “Everyone around us was very excited about it and when we were done, everyone helped pick up the cards,” said BMC.
The immediate reaction from Twitter was mostly positive, people could either plan to do this themselves or wish that Yu-Gi-Oh had been played instead. There are only a handful of comments that pull out tried-and-true slurs.”I know it smells crazy in there“, but since it’s a powerful electronic show full of energy – it’s going to smell crazy with or without the Magic players.
You might ask what this means, and we answered a similar question exactly in the previous section: it’s funny. But when filming a gig in 3DS is commentary about people needing to record an event in order to enjoy it, perhaps the sad thing here is if the traditionally violent image of a mosh pit proves this time around. Seeing an equally brutal battle between two rival mages, what will happen? else you can do there?
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IGN has also reached out to Machine Girl’s management for comment, who briefly confirmed that the duo are in fact Magic: The Gathering enthusiasts.
Machine Girl also produced the soundtrack for one of this year’s hottest games, White neon. In our 8/10 review, IGN said: “Part visual novel, part lightning-fast FPS platformer, Neon White’s furious assassins are annoying but its airy design and great sense of dynamics ensure say its play is something to be commended for.”
Image credit: Wizards of the Coast / Fajareka Setiawan
Mat Jones is IGN’s UK Social Coordinator and will turn back into a pumpkin at midnight.