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    Big year for vacations as this will be the first time that I have ever left North America. Spending 8 days in Iceland: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SjQuaECbjIruRluTr6IjZRVzlygLAz75&usp=sharing Spending 2 weeks in France (need to update some more, but you get the gist): https://drive.google.com/open?id=19EqJbw1TetZMvNe9zsW-vlzwrzm5EwhP&usp=sharing Few things have come together for us as a family to enable these trips. We've expanding our vacation budget as my son is a junior, so we only have a few more family vacations left. We have made a conscious decision to start seeing exploring the planet. And I've gotten better at stretching our vacation dollars.
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    Basically, we're relatively broke after shelling out north of £10k on the US trip last year. So we've decided to take shorter, less expensive, but more frequent breaks this year. So far, we have 2 planned. We're going to a holiday resort on the North Devon coast in March for 4 nights. Here. It's not particularly glamorous, but it's dead cheap and they allow dogs. Then during the week of the late may bank holiday, we're taking Fin to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter studio tour just north of London, and staying in a hotel for a night either side. Very expensive for what it is, but he is quite enjoying the whole HP thing right now. I'm reading the books to him before bed, and we're both loving that TBH. I'm also going camping with Fin, a mate and his two boys, which we do every year, in early May. But i don't count that as a holiday, as Caren can't come - no chicks! What have you guys got lined up?
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    I think WOTC definitely wants as many people playing Arena (or Magic Online) as possible, as the profit margins are so much higher. With that said, MTGO didn't kill paper Magic, and I doubt Magic Arena will either. Certainly it's a million times better, but the grindiness of it will probably ensure there will always be paper players. I've already gotten a little bored with Arena. I don't have any interest in dumping money into the platform and this has led me to be unable to build the decks I want. The system just isn't flexible for budget players, and I've felt pigeon-holed into the one deck I've built because spending my precious wildcards on other decks just isn't feasible. On MTGO, I can build and brew to my hearts content. Anyway, what I'm getting at is Arena isn't perfect for every type of player, and because of that, it won't completely destroy paper Magic. It would need to include all formats (or at least modern) and have some sort of secondary market or trading system - and until that exists, I think paper Magic will be fine.
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    See there's your first problem - wanting to play with others. If history is any indication, GoG and Steam may not offer cross-platform play (nor with XBox or PlayStation). It's worth checking into if you want to bear the presence of others in your fortress of solitude.
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    It's been on my wishlist for a while, just one of those games I haven't picked up. I'm happy to hear there's a storyline to play through, and not just survive as long as you can.