Some of you may know that I run a YouTube channel called Windmill Slam where I do silly drafts every week with a friend. One day I thought it would be fun to attempt to make up flavor text for cards and see if my buddy could distinguish between real flavor text and the false ones that I could come up with. We played the game and had a lot of fun with it, but this got me thinking; Why isn’t there a Magic: The Gathering gameshow like Jeopardy or Who Wants to be A Millionaire? There had been stuff in that sort of vein in the past, like Rich Hagon’s “Downtime,” but I wanted a more laid back, more fun experience. And most of all, I wanted to host a live-action one at my LGS. So that’s what I did.
The game, called Windmillionaire, pits players against each other in a setup similar to a game of Magic, but with decks of cards that I have pre-decided and special rules for most of the cards. The intricacies are outlined in the video below, so please check out the first episode, and let me know what you think!