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This Blind Guy Plays Card Games Like A Boss!

Richard is a blind guy who is fond of playing card games, and he rocks at them! He was recently invited at Magic Origins Pre-Release, a gaming session of the card game at The Gathering TO at the Juicafe in Lancaster, England. He used his printer to print names on the cards in braille. His sharp memory helped him remember the names of most of the cards and other details. Imgur user Imogen has shared the pictures of the game Richard played with other guys at the cafe.

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This Blind Guy Plays Card Games Like A Boss!

This Blind Guy Plays Card Games Like A Boss!

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He started with sorting the deck of cards he was given.

He started with sorting the deck of cards he was given.

He was given 45 minutes as everyone else to actually build his deck. In this time, Imogen read him out all the cards and asked him whether he wanted to play them or not. He memorized a lot of cards from the spoilers. He was given 2 hours to type up his cards after that.

Richard with his printer

Richard with his printer

His surprisingly light and portable printer works similar to a traditional typewriter but with fewer buttons.

Richard reading the sleeves to check what he has already typed.

Richard reading the sleeves to check what he has already typed.

His surprisingly light and portable printer works similar to a traditional typewriter but with fewer buttons. He repeats the text on the card to fulfill two purposes: So that his opponent can't try and work out which cards are in his name by the amount of text on them, and so that his deck is "balanced", all the cards have the same thickness across the whole card so that his deck doesn't tilt and fall over.

Just like any other game!

Just like any other game!

His opponents announce everything they play to help him track of their board state. At first, a few players weren't comfortable with this, but they all got used to it very quickly.

Close up of the cards with text printed in braille over the surface.

Close up of the cards with text printed in braille over the surface.

He prints the name of all the cards both at the top and upside down on the bottom so he can read them quickly, even if he picks them up upside down.

Richard reading his cards to remind himself of his board presence.

Richard reading his cards to remind himself of his board presence.

He also used a dice with raised dots so he could keep track of his own game life total. People were so impressed with his gaming skills, they are inviting him to different pre-release card game events. Good job, Richard!

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