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2018 - The Deuce
Yo fam.

Jesus. Is that what we've come to? This is where we're at now?

Since my last update, the familial landscape inside my abode has been turned over. The divorce is final; I can play as many games as I want now.

Jesus. Is that what we've come to? This is where we're at now?

2018 has been pretty solid thus far. 25 games played. 12 completions. 13,000+ gamer score so far. That puts me just over 2,000 gamer score a month, which are the most respectable numbers I've put up since fatherhood. Speaking of, lil' homie sandwich is sitting on the floor, playing some games right now and showing me that he might be able to carry on the great weight of what I've started. Maybe he can. He is small, but he is strong.

He also called me Jesse today, so his ass is on thin ice.

Jesus. Is that what we've come to? This is where we're at now?

Today was momentous. Somewhere in early 2015, I started working on Magic Duels. After playing the game for a month, I clearly remember thinking that 500 daily goals and 500 of each multiplayer and CPU victories being entirely unobtainable. In my mind, those numbers would not ever, ever, ever happen. 500 wins? Are you fucking kidding me? Multiple times.

But then some shit happened. I moved to Portland. My brother took me to my first draft and my oh-so-sweet-I-don't-have-an-addictive-personality-look-at-my-FUCKING-XBOX-ACHIEVEMENTS-BRITISH-WEBSITE-BLOG-POST ---- it wasn't long until people saw I had a problem.

The fire was sparked. First it was FNM. Then it was a GP. Then PPTQs. Magic is what I'm here for and I do not give any shits. I mean, right now I'm watching team sealed from GPDC, praying LSV finally gets his shit back together and top 8s something, for the love of all things holy.

So - I was working on Magic Duels. The achievements came slowly, but like any grind, I was seeing progress. I hit my 500 online matches. I hit my 500 dailies. But then I had to do the stupid, piece of shit 500 CPU wins. Don't get me wrong - they weren't hard. I'm not afraid to admit it - after 2,000+ matches of Magic and literally unknowable hours of watching tournament play, I know how to beat an Xbox One AI at this sweet, sexy, beautiful game.

Jesus. Is that what we've come to? This is where we're at now?

I sat down yesterday at 478/500 CPU wins. The grind fucking sucks, though. We all know it. I take no pride in beating a heartless, brainless AI in my most beloved game. Regardless, it had to happen. I knew ahead of time - still, fuck this shit - that there was a glitch in the recording of wins on the game. I was prepared for anything in the 520-530 range. That was pretty typical of people who had played this lil' devil. So I sat down yesterday. And I started jamming wins. And then kept jamming wins. And then kept on fucking winning to jam more wins.

At 1 am, I gave up, sitting comfortable at 545/500 wins. Fuck my ass. Fuck your ass, too. Fuck a lot of asses. I woke up today and promptly took my littles to grab some groceries, made a feast, and then kept up fighting my good fight. I settled in a beautiful GW slightly short of midrange styled deck. After 105 (ONE HUNDRED AND FUCKING FIVE WINS) wins in two days, that bastard finally popped.

This is where the payoff comes. I realized I now had every achievement from every game titled Magic released on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The series has been completed. I can finish this beer and relax for a bit. Nothing like a close to three year grind to keep myself inspired.

I am the highlander.

I am the chosen one.

Jesus. Is that what we've come to? This is where we're at now?

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