Win! Flights And A Trip To PAX Australia, Thanks To Magic: The Gathering Kaladesh

Win! Flights And A Trip To PAX Australia, Thanks To Magic: The Gathering Kaladesh

As the Magic fans among you are no doubt aware, the new Kaladesh set is close to release. Friday September 30 is the official date.

To celebrate that launch Kotaku has teamed up with Wizards of the Coast to send two people to PAX Australia! Flights, accommodation and tickets will be included.

UPDATE: And entering just got easier!

We want the spirit of the competition to be as inclusive as possible, so we’ve updated the entry mechanic to be even more accessible to everyone. As @aethyr, @pylgrim and @boom had already sent a design before we could make the update — we’ll be sending them a Magic Kaladesh Bundle deck. They’re already winners (and can enter again).

New Entry Mechanic

Kaladesh is all about these vehicle cards. It’s a fresh new aesthetic that you could call Aetherpunk.

What’s a vehicle card? I’m glad you asked, there’s a video above that explains. Also, we wrote a post explaining them earlier this year.

How to enter: Given the introduction of Vehicles in Magic, tell us in the comments (in 300 words or less) about your favourite vehicle story.

We’re looking for funny road trip stories about the crew you went with.

The most impressive vehicle you’ve crewed, driven, rode, piloted. We’ll leave it to you! As always, creativity is what catches our eye.

Entries close at 2pm AEST on Tuesday 4 October 2016. Good luck! Terms and conditions can be found here.


  • Having never played, here goes:

    *hitches up pants*

    My most memorable Vehicles story is the time I saw a competition on to win PAX tickets.

    I pressed on a link to an article all about Vehicles that I, let’s be honest here, barely skimmed through.

    Still, I was sure Magic was an excellent game as I’ve known the name for a good 20(?) years.

    Anyhoo, yeah…that’s…it.

  • It was late 2001 and I had just escaped out the back of a prison transport van in Liberty City. I was a man of few words, flat broke and had serious trust issues after being shot by my girlfriend the week before. But as the prison van slowly burned behind me illuminating the night sky I knew I could love again and that’s when I saw her, the most gorgeous car in the whole city a cherry red viper. There was no time for hesitation as the traffic light was about to turn green and she we would be gone from my life forever. I ran across three lanes of traffic yanked open the door and extracted its previous owner. Without even waiting to close the door I hit the gas and speed away through the city as I gave a knowing nod to my new friend in the passenger seat who hadn’t had time to exit the vehicle. Despite his screams of terror as we power slid through each corner I could feel that he knew we were about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Within minutes of mounting the curb and knocking down a few pedestrians, word had spread throughout the city that this road trip was going to be the stuff of legends. The police, FBI and even National Guard sent vehicles to join us on this epic adventure. Congratulatory gun fire erupted from all around us. But it soon became too much for my new love to handle as flames started to appear under her bonnet and the next thing I knew I was waking up outside the hospital as though it had never happened. I give the whole experience 6 stars.

  • Back in my youth my mother would take my brother and I on camping trips. We would load up the 1980 Chevett and head out to Shakamak camp grounds.
    On one trip to our primitive camp site my brother and I saw an opossum crossing the road. Our must not have seen it. Dave and I call out, “Watch out for the possum!”
    My mother replies as the small car bounces over the animal, “What possum?”
    She realizes that she bounced over the possum in horror as Dave and I laugh our heads off .

  • 2006 I was doing the gap year in England thing and staying at my great uncle’s. He got me obsessed with a board-game called Memoir 44 and ww2 history in general that we made the trip to Bovington Tank museum for their annual Tank fest. Little did I know he was friends with several of the guys working there and we got to go back to the staging area and see the King Tiger tank that they had just received. The story behind this tank is amazing but go read ‘Catch that Tiger’. Anyway I didn’t get to ride it, but I did get to ride in the Sherman in the loaders seat as they were driving it out of the garage. I know not as exciting as doing a lap or riding in the tiger (which they were understandably protective of) but being a Tank nut it was aces!

  • Never play I Spy with the Taylors in cars. My brother and I (the aforementioned Taylors) seem to have some sort or irreversible bad luck when people play I Spy with us in a vehicle. Multiple cars (burst tyre’s on highways and Electrical systems randomly kicking the bucket half way through a road trip) an aeroplane (Carriageway wouldn’t connect to plane leaving us waiting in the plane for over 2 hours while they repaired it) and a boat (outboard motor gave up while very far away from our departure ramp) have fallen victim to this luck streak. All because people want to test this myth out. I refuse to play now. Life is easier that way.

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