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By Joshua Wood
Stevenson Newspapers 

A Geek-ish Gathering in Rawlins

Local game shop provides sense of community, hosts regional qualifier championship for popular trading-card game


December 22, 2022

Joshua Wood

Players face-off in the first round of the Regional Qualifying Championship on December 10 at Geek-ish Things.

When a person's fate hangs upon the roll of dice and cards in hand, money is usually involved. The cards placed on tables at Geek-ish Things on December 10 weren't clubs or spades though.

Instead, the cards were adorned with fantastical artwork featuring creatures, spells and land types. For several hours, players from Rawlins and surrounding other towns battled it out in a Regional Championship Qualifier for Magic: The Gathering.

The first but not the last

Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering was the first trading-card game from which other trading-card games suc...

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