dancesubomp asked: One benefit of playing Magic for so long is that you become a beast on "Words with Friends". I think every game I play I wind up playing a couple words I only know because they were on Magic cards (such as "arcane"). So the more you guys have to stretch for new card names, the more obscure words get lodged in our subconscious. Just an FYI
One of my favorite emails was on this topic. A player wrote to me to tell me that he and his mother have played a weekly game of Scrabble ever since he was a little kid. While he enjoyed playing with her, he had never beaten her.
Anyway, they had a close game when he managed to play “taiga”. His mother challenged the word and ended up losing because of it. He said he was jumping up and down. “It’ a word, mom! It’s a word! It’s a forest covered mountain!”