By Chase Winter, Contributor
Walking through the Maverick Lounge in the Milo Bail Student Center, students are guaranteed to see at least three things: students sleeping, students studying and “the table.”
At eight tables,known as “the table” by those who gather there, friends play Magic the Gathering, League of Legends and numerous other card and video games. Joe Adam and Patrick Noyes find themselves in the lounge almost daily, partaking in the cards and conversation.
“I didn’t start coming until a year ago,” Adam said. “I came through on walking tours and never really wanted anything to do with it.”
When asked what eventually brought him to the group, Adam said he saw groups playing Magic the Gathering, a card game, and he became an active participant in the games. Noyes, a freshman who has played “Magic” competitively for three years, said he discovered the group through Adam’s younger brother.
Five tables over from Adam and Noyes sat Stephanie Blackmore, also known as “Mama Steph” to those at “the table.” Blackmore, aUNO alum, is credited as one of the founding members of the group, along with her fiancé whom she met in the group.