My kid made a game the other day; he drew pictures of monsters on pieces of paper, gave them each a “world” to belong to (fire, water, earth, air), with different strengths and weaknesses and special actions. The gameplay itself was pretty simple — it was basically the classic game of war, with less thought-out rules.

So as I was playing I was casually like, “Have you ever heard of a game called Magic: The Gathering?”

And he was like, “No. What is that?”

And then I cursed inwardly at having given away MY ENTIRE collection of Magic cards like, fourteen years ago. Including some really rare Betas. Why did I do this thing? WHYyyyy.