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 Wednesday 5 October 2016. Good luck! Terms and conditions can be found here.


  • I’m entering not for tickets, but in the vain hope there may also be some magic packs up for grabs because i’m a consumer whore 😛

    Myself and two mates (we’ll call them Mic and Mac) were on our way to Falls Festival one year. Two us us had tickets, one didn’t, as the show sold out before Mic could get one.
    We decided to sneak him in.

    We loaded up Macs Combi van to the brim, and cleared a stash/storage bay to smuggle Mic when we got there. We were about an hour into the trip when the combi litterally started filling with smoke and then conked out. It was 38 degrees and we were stuck on the side of a freeway – Mac deperately trying to fix the problem with zip-ties to no avail.
    We were stuck and needed to get back on the road.
    I was the only one with a car, so we we called some other mates that picked me up, and took me home to pick up my car.
    A 94 civic hatchback.
    Stacking my little pocket rocket with all our supplied PLUS the passengers them selves was the greatest game of tetris of all time. Both Mic and Mac had to endure the 2 hour drive from there with stuff piled on them.
    Once we got there, we pulled out some stuff, put mic in the back footwell and piled stuff on him for the smuggle.
    Bad news – they were doing contraband inspections on incoming cars. Mic was stuck there, under everything, for half and hour while we slowly moved up the queue. He’s claustraphobic. He was freaking the feck out.
    At the end, we got waved through the check point – maybe they looked at how jam packed everything was and just put it in the too hard basket.
    One of the best weekends of all time was had once we parked and let out very very frazzled friend out.
    Best roadtrip ever.
    The day i sold my little civic, the little engine that could, was also one of the sadest days ever.

  • My story is slightly depressing, because the most impressive vehicle I have ever been put in control of was almost 21 years ago – you might say I peaked very early.

    It was just before my 10th birthday and my “Uncle” Darren, who was really a close family friend (and brother of Channel V host DJ Mike to boot), flew his plane up to visit us. He landed in a large field owned by a farmer about 10 minutes out of town. I was pretty excited, because Uncle Darren always gave the best gifts so his timing couldn’t have been better.

    On the morning of my birthday, I was woken up early and told Uncle Darren had a surprise for me. I was told to get my school clothes on and jump in the car with my Dad and Uncle Darren, where we proceeded to drive out to his plane. I though that I would be taken for a short flight, which was exciting enough – what actually happened blew my mind. Uncle Darren put me in the co-pilots seat and my Dad produced a video camera to record the event. After getting us up in the air and circling my hometown of Nambucca Heads a few times, Uncle Darren let me steer the plane, directing me through another short circle.

    After we landed, I was driven to school where my parents had (embarassingly) organised for my classmates to watch the video my Dad had just been recording of us flying over the town and me steering the plane. While I doubt they found it entertaining, they were surely glad to get out of some morning maths class.

  • Growing up I wasn’t too close to my dad.
    Well there wasn’t anything wrong with our relationship. I didn’t hate him or that he was bad father. He just worked pretty hard. As a refugee who came to Australia during the Vietnam war. He was like many others who had very little English. found a job to try and provide for the family. There wasn’t much bonding time. He just worked and worked. Growing into my teenage years, it was time for me to learn how to drive. My father would come home tired and would put time out to teach me how to drive. A lot of these learning sessions, my mother would tag along too. Now an overly worried mother in the back seat can make learning how to drive stressful…

    (Stationary car waiting at the lights 150m away) “QUICK SLOW DOWN!!!”

    (One hand scratching my itchy nose and not placing them 10 to 2) “PUT YOUR HANDS BACK ON THE WHEEL!!”

    Growing up with an Asian background, we children can’t back talk our parents or we’ll get punished. To them they are always right. But dad had my back and together we would tell my mother to calm the heck down! To me, I was like hell yeah! I get to rebel against my mother with my father! Next I can ask for an allowance! (Which didn’t happen). Learning to drive with dad actually gave me time with him, where we talked about everything in general. Life and his past life. It was good. Looking back, I do believe that I became closer to my dad from learning how to drive from him. Even though my mother was scared she would try and tag along. I guess she really enjoyed the family bonding session in the car.

  • Oh yeah, just a heads up. Your Terms and Condition states that the competition closes on the 5th. Technically it ends tomorrow?

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