If you’re anything like me, you have 58 dozen sets of dice for tabletop and card games. I attended the pre-release for Magic the Gathering: Shadows Over Innistrad last weekend, and realized that most of my dice ended up bouncing around the bottom of my bag. I vowed to change that in time for the arrival of my new booster packs!
I’m one of those gamers who likes a little bit of everything. Consoles, PC, tabletop, I am there with bells on and ready to jam. I grew up with brothers playing Magic, but I started really getting into it about 6 months ago, when a friend sucked me into the glorious universe of card collecting. In 6 months, I have amassed 2 shoeboxes, not including the 12 boosters that arrived yesterday. Oops.
So last weekend, I went to the pre-release tournament at the local hobby shop. I did okay: won two matches, and lost two matches (although I was very close to winning one of those). Pretty decent for a tournament noob, I think. I discovered one of my fave cards in my pre-release set: the Quilled Wolf.
Some people have disregarded the Quilled Wolf, but it won me three games, so I disagree. It’s a cheap casting cost, and can become devastating later on, especially if you manage to get the “Haunted Cloak” artifact on the board. 6/6 with trample, haste, and vigilance. Devastating. My other fave from this set so far, I got in my boosters that arrived yesterday. I love a rare, don’t you?
Aside from looking a lot like George Clooney, this card is siiiiiick. If you build a solid deck, you could be an impenetrable mass of unholy terror – especially if you can make him hexproof and indestructible. Aw. Yes. Tempted to get a couple more of these guys to build a deck to crush all others: one card to rule them all, and in the darkness, eat them for lunch.
Anyway, back to the pattern – it’s super simple, even beginners can do it. It’s a basic basket construction, with a flap closure. It fits a lot of dice, and only uses a small amount of yarn – a stashbuster!
I used DK weight yarn and a 3.5 mm hook. You’ll also need a button, a tapestry needle, and oddments of yarn or embroidery thread to make a design.