Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“Magic the Gathering is a deep strategic game. As such, it has a long list of concepts describing various aspects and nuances of the game. I view all of them combined as a system of meaning – a (compound-)model.
I’m constantly looking for practical ways I can use concepts from Magic in my own life. One of them for instance is inevitability.”
“What is inevitability?”
“If one player is virtually guaranteed to win the game if it goes long enough, that player is said to have inevitability. In Magic, this is an essential feature of the Control deck-archetype. This archetype plays the long game, and seeks to have an answer for anything the opponent throws at them, to control the game at every step. The longer the game goes, the stronger it becomes.
This is a beautiful metaphor for life in pursuit of Wisdom.
Playing the long game, seeking to have an answer for anything the game that is life throws at you, to be in control at every step, with the unshaken belief that the longer the game goes, the stronger you become. That with diligent preparation, success is inevitable.”