The Unofficial History of Gaming Phenomenon Magic: The Gathering
Author: Titus Chalk
Enpowering geeks, making millionaires and shaking the net! This is the incredible true story behind the global gaming and business and geek phenomenon. For some, a game of cards is just a way to pass the time. But for an awkward generation on the cusp of the internet age, it became a way of life. Generation Decks tells the story of the millions of fans worldwide who fell hopelessly in love with the mould-breaking fantasy card game, Magic: The Gathering. The brainchild of misfit maths genius Richard Garfield, Magic combined fiendishly complex game play with addictive collectability. When it came out in 1993, it transformed the lives of quiet braniacs who had longed for a way to connect and to compete. It made millionaires of its creators, who shook up corporate America. And it kick-started the era of professional gaming. Author Titus Chalk tells the game’s complete story – from its humble origins in a Seattle basement to its continued success in today’s digital age. Prepare to meet Generation Decks, a community like no other. And to discover Magic: The Gathering, the millennial phenomenon that made it OK to be a gamer.
The Unofficial History of Gaming Phenomenon Magic the Gathering
Author: Titus Chalk
If you think a gang of real-life geeks can’t take on the world and win big . . . think again. And whatever you do, don’t sit down across a gaming table from Jon Finkel, better known as Jonny Magic. Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids is his amazing true story: the jaw-dropping, zero-to-hero chronicle of a fat, friendless boy from New Jersey who found his edge in a game of cards–and turned it into a fortune. The ultimate bully-magnet, Finkel grew up heckled and hazed until destiny came in the form of a trading-card game called Magic: The Gathering. Magic exploded from nerdy obsession to mainstream mania and made the teenage Finkel an ultracool world champion. Once transformed, this young shark stormed poker rooms from the underground clubs of New York City to the high-stakes tables online, until he landed on the largest card-counting blackjack team in the country. Taking Vegas for millions, Finkel’s squad of brainy gamers became the biggest players in town. Then they took on the town’s biggest game, the World Series of Poker, and walked away with more than $3.5 million. Thrilling, edgy, and ferociously feel-good, the odyssey of these underdogs-turned-overlords is the stuff of pop-culture legend. And David Kushner, acclaimed author of Masters of Doom, masterfully deals out the outrageous details while bringing to life a cast of characters rife with aces, kings, knaves . . . and more than a few jokers. If you secretly believe every player has his day, you’re right. Here’s the proof. From the Hardcover edition.
How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas
Author: David Kushner
Publisher: Random House
Category: Games & Activities
an introduction to the art of masterful deck construction
Author: George Baxter,Larry W. Smith
In Treasure Yourself, international supermodel Miranda Kerr offers her own view on how her generation and those following can achieve greater health and happiness. Miranda believes that one of the most powerful tools to facilitate change is positive affirmation and she has collected over 100 affirmations from some of the world’s most inspirational authors including Louise L. Hay, Wayne W. Dyer, Deepak Chopra and many more.
Power Thoughts for My Generation
Author: Miranda Kerr
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
When surrounded by shrubs and small trees, perennials and annuals, ornamental grasses and vines, your deck becomes an appealing link between your home and yard. In this book, you'll find everything you need to know to create your dream deck environment. Barbara Ellis offers dozens of creative ideas and fail=proof techniques.--COVER.
Gardening and Landscaping on and Around Your Deck
Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: Storey Publishing
The most detailed, most current and most complete deck building book on the market. It reflects the latest changes in building codes and it features deck building materials that are popular today. The additional two signatures (32 pages) contain all-new deck plans with complete plan drawings. Updates to the materials section focus on new composite and non-wood deck building alternatives, as well as the current generation of deck hardware that resists corrosion caused by non-CCA pressure treated lumber. Step-by-step projects feature clever ways to customize and accessorize your deck to enhance both utility and enjoyment.
Plan & Build Your Dream Deck Includes Complete Deck Plans
Author: Editors of CPi
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Category: House & Home
10 Years of Decks, Thoughts, and Theory!
Author: Michael J. Flores
Publisher: To Be Continued LLC
Category: Collectible card games
“Anyone who comes to pitch on Shark Tank should read this book first!” —Barbara Corcoran, ABC's Shark Tank “I have seen literally thousands of companies trying to raise capital and know that a great pitch deck is critical. This book gives you the playbook for creating yours.” —Naval Ravikant, cofounder and CEO, AngelList “I raised twice the amount of money I set out to in a mere five weeks. I’m naming my firstborn child after the Evans.” —Slava Menn, cofounder and CEO, Fortified Bicycle HOW DO YOU LAUNCH THE VENTURE OF YOUR DREAMS? Get Backed isn’t just about startup fundraising. It’s a handbook for anyone who has an idea and needs to build relationships to get it off the ground. Over the last 3 years, entrepreneurs Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr have raised $45 million for their own ventures, including the second largest round on the fundraising platform AngelList. In Get Backed, they show you exactly what they and dozens of others did to raise money—even the mistakes they made—while sharing the secrets of the world’s best storytellers, fundraisers, and startup accelerators. They’ll also teach you how to use “the friendship loop”, a step-by-step process that can be used to initiate and build relationships with anyone, from investors to potential cofounders. And, most of all, they’ll help you create a pitch deck, building on the real-life examples of 15 ventures that have raised over $150 million. What’s in the book? • The original pitch decks and fundraising strategies of 15 ventures that raised over $150 million • Email scripts that will get you a meeting with angel investors, venture capitalists, and potential board members • Pitching exercises developed by startup talent beds like Stanford University’s d.school and Techstars • A breakdown of the 10 essential pitch deck slides, how to create them, and what questions you should answer with each • An overview of the 5 main funding sources for startups, the pros and cons of each, and who the big players are • A crash-course in visual and presentation design that will make any deck beautiful • Templates for 4 stories every entrepreneur should know how to tell • The story of one entrepreneur who showed up in Silicon Valley with no network and six months later had investments from Fred Anderson, Bono, and Peter Thiel Get Backed will show you exactly what it takes to get funded and will give you the tools to make any idea a reality.
Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck, and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams
Author: Evan Baehr,Evan Loomis
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Category: Business & Economics
In his "remarkable" (Men's Journal) and "controversial" (Fortune) book -- written in a "wry, amusing style" (The Guardian) -- Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. In A Generation of Sociopaths, Gibney examines the disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the expense of future generations. Acting without empathy, prudence, or respect for facts--acting, in other words, as sociopaths--the Boomers turned American dynamism into stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan fiasco. The Boomers have set a time bomb for the 2030s, when damage to Social Security, public finances, and the environment will become catastrophic and possibly irreversible--and when, not coincidentally, Boomers will be dying off. Gibney argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the Boomers accountable and begin restoring America.
How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America
Author: Bruce Cannon Gibney
Publisher: Hachette Books
Category: Political Science
SO DO YOU WEAR A CAPE? tells the strictly unofficial story of the world-changing fantasy card game Magic: The Gathering. The e-book recounts not only the history of the game itself, but also that of the brilliant business behind it and the fascinating culture its players have created. Written to celebrate the game’s 20th birthday in 2013, the e-book reveals all the facets of Magic: The Gathering's incredible history, together in one place for the first time ever. Not only for the game’s 12 million players worldwide, SO DO YOU WEAR A CAPE? is also written for anyone curious about Magic: The Gathering, fantasy gaming in general or indeed, how society has become just a little bit geekier during the revolutionary card game’s lifetime. Featuring interviews with the game’s creator Richard Garfield, as well as Wizards of the Coast founder Peter Adkison, it also includes input from famous figures in Magic’s history such as George “Skaff” Elias, Mark Justice, Olle Råde, Brian Weissman, Brian David-Marshall, Michael Flores, Barry Reich, Rich Hagon, Luis Scott-Vargas, Kai Budde, Jon Finkel, Mark Rosewater, Aaron Forsythe, Randy Buehler, Jesper Myrfors and many, many more. If you ever wanted to know how a deck of cards can change the world, this is the book for you.
The unofficial story of Magic: The Gathering
Author: Titus Chalk
Everything you need to know is here, including how to design and build a simple deck, construct stairs and ramps, add a hot tub, create a screened porch, lay a flagstone patio, and refurbish an existing structure.
Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
Category: House & Home
More than a guidebook, The Book of Tarot offers a space in which to set goals and intentions with clarity and purpose. It also serves as an accessible introduction to the Tarot’s many uses, from mystical touchstone to practical resource. In this beautifully designed, easy-to-navigate book, Danielle Noel instructs readers in using the Tarot as a tool for self-understanding, meditation, and soulful introspection.
A Guide for Modern Mystics
Author: Danielle Noel
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Provides interpretations of the images found on a traditional tarot deck.
Author: Janina Renée
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Foreign Language Study
IBM® Problem Determination (PD) Tools consists of a core group of IBM products that are designed to work with compilers and run times to provide a start-to-finish development solution for the IT professional. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides you with an introduction to the tools, guidance for program preparation to use with them, an overview of their integration, and several scenarios for their use. If an abend occurs during testing, Fault Analyzer enables the programmer to quickly and easily pinpoint the abending location and optionally, the failing line of code. Many times, this information is all the programmer requires to correct the problem. However, it might be necessary to delve a little deeper into the code to figure out the problem. Debug Tool allows the programmer to step through the code at whatever level is required to determine where the error was introduced or encountered. After the code or data is corrected, the same process is followed again until no errors are encountered. However, volume testing or testing with multiple terminals is sometimes required to ensure real-world reliability. Workload Simulator can be used to perform this type of testing. After all of the tests are completed, running the application by using Application Performance Analyzer can ensure that no performance bottlenecks are encountered. It also provides a baseline to ensure that future enhancements do not introduce new performance degradation into the application. This publication is intended for z/OS® application developers and system programmers.
Author: Rufus Credle,Vikram Manchala,Dana Shelton,Kenichi Yoshimura,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks