Friday, July 28, 2017

Argument over Magic the Gathering card game leads to Stabbing

Wow. I guess I should be glad I never understood how to play Magic the Gathering.
A 31-year-old St. Cloud man is facing assault charges after allegedly stabbing a 20-year-old man seven times over an argument during a Magic the Gathering card game early Friday morning, according to St. Cloud police. 
Around 12:06 a.m., police responded to the 1200 block of St. Germain Street E on a report of a stabbing. 
Elijia Dale Creech called 911, saying he stabbed a man at his apartment and he was dying. 
Investigators learned the two men were playing Magic the Gathering trading card game when an argument broke out.  
The discussion escalated and led to Creech hitting the man in the face with a rubber mallet and stabbing him seven times... 
Full article is at the Fox9 Website.

I can only imagine what set off the argument:

"You already tapped that land! Wait, that card was banned back in 2000!" Smack!


  1. That link isn't working for me.

  2. I don't know. I feel like two guys alone in an apartment late at night playing Magic is a suspect mix to begin with, and then you add stabbing to the equation, and then you add possession of explosives with intent to deliver, and . . . I just hope this doesn't reflect badly on tabletop gaming in the eyes of local law enforcement.

    1. I used to do that all the time! Well, okay, not the explosives part so much. I can't remember any fights over Magic, but if you want to bring up Diplomacy ... I've seen friendships fracture, tables overturned, and punches exchanged over that game.

  3. I think this has less to do with games and more to do with an unbalanced individual.

  4. I ask this as an avid Magic player: is this the most humiliating way to end up in prison?

    1. Do NOT let the other inmates know you're a blue mage.

  5. As Ian says, this is about the people and little to do with Magic. I also suspect alcohol was involved.

  6. We need this to inspire another TV movie on deranged gamers, a perfect vehicle for the next Tom Hanks.

  7. Nice how they glance over how he *started* with a RUBBER MALLET before escalating to a knife...


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