89: Erin Campbell on Finding Your Voice and Knowing Your Worth
Erin Campbell is the creator of two successful Magic: The Gathering podcasts, The Deck Tease and The Girlfriend Bracket, and is currently a co host of the Magic Mics Podcast. She was a 2014 Community Cup team member and day 2’d her first Grand Prix in March 2016. She has her sights set on Wisconsin State Champion. Erin lives in Milwaukee, WI.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The human interaction. She didn’t get as much of this playing video games and appreciated the Magic community for its human interactions.
Level Up Moment
Erin used to play decks she hated because they were “good decks”. Now she understands that she can play decks she likes. She knows now she doesn’t have to go to every event. She can play the decks she likes at the events she wants and that’s okay.
Worst Magic Moment
An AMA on Reddit.
Take away: The less you say after “I’m sorry” the better.
Proudest Magic Moment
Representing the community at the 2014 Community Cup.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
“I am not my results.”
Erin learned to separate her match results from her self-worth. You can lose at Magic and that doesn’t mean you are a terrible person.
Also, learning when good enough is good enough.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Buying into the white noise.
There is SO much content out there that people sometimes forget to form their own opinions about cards and decks. Take in the content you want but don’t get lost in the white noise.
Don’t play Rest in Peace. 😉
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