These Cards Aren’t For Solitaire

How’s your deck? Got one you’re proud of? One that’s maybe even a little … magic? Well, if you’re big into Magic: the Gathering, then gather yourself together for the Star City Games Open Weekend at the Kansas City Convention Center (301 West 13th Street, Bartle Hall Room 2103). Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the Star City Games Standard Open starts at 10. Other competitions include the Star City Games Legacy Challenge and the Two-Headed Giant Sealed. You read that right, gamers! This is your chance to win more than $14,000 in prizes, including open points plus cash, booster packs and dealer credit. Trading is allowed and encouraged (within rules, of course). And if your deck could use enhancing, browse the inventory of the Star City Games booth. For all the details — there are a lot of them — see starcitygames.com. — Robert Folsom

Sat., Jan. 8, 8 a.m.; Sun., Jan. 9, 8 a.m., 2011