Death at the Gaming Table

A Magic:The Gathering player was murdered in his home, apparently after playing Magic with his “friends” who beat him to death and sold his estimated $25,000 – $100,000 card collection for profit.

William Cormier, 31, is accused of beating Dugas to death Aug. 27 at his home in Pensacola.

Dugas’ cards, valued at somewhere between $25,000 and $100,000, ultimately were sold in Pensacola, Georgia and Tennessee, police said.

Dugas’ body was taken to Winder, Ga., where it was found Oct. 8, buried in a plastic container in the backyard of a home. Now held in Georgia, William Cormier and his twin brother, Christopher, will be returned to Pensacola to face charges in the homicide.

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One-shot Wizard Tower campaign

Since our “regularly scheduled” (in quotes because it never follows a schedule and is never regular) session this week was not possible due to poor attendance, I am running a one-shot session that is a sort of “Celebrity PC Death match” session.

The challenge will be for two level 8 characters to protect a small town from a sudden influx of undead that seems to be associated with the recent appearance of lights and movement within the bounds of an old tower outside of town. The local authorities who have hired the two characters have assumed that the tower has been inhabited by some magic using individual who is harvesting corpses from local cemeteries for some possibly nefarious purpose.

So that will be tonight’s activity. One mysterious caster vs. two heroic adventurers…