Today I bring you the first in a two-part series of the Essays of Hunter Moore. This first one was written when Hunter was a freshman at Baylor, for an English class. I happened to be in Hunter's room the morning he was to turn it in (that's another story for another time). When he came back, he was disappointed in his teacher's reaction. "He didn't even laugh once," he said. "It's because he didn't realize it was supposed to be funny, Hunter!" The essay is about a card/adventure game called Magic: The Gathering. You'll enjoy it more if you know Hunter, but I think you'll enjoy it either way. Keep in mind that this was submitted in a college class. Note: Jon Sieber is quoted three times in this paper: once as Jon, once as "a lover of Magic attending Bethel," and once as "an amateur Magic-player of Lake Forest, IL."