Most of you know who I am, but in case you don’t, my name is Alex Bertoncini. I am 28 years old and I am from Westchester, New York. For all of my adult life Magic: the Gathering has been front and center. It’s been everything to me, what I live and breathe. So why am I writing to the members of this community today? I want to address a few things. Actually, I want to address pretty much everything. My past, my present, and my future. I will be honest with my disclosures here and happy to go into more depth on specifics after. I am writing to tell you my story and, of course, I am sure there will be additional questions and considerations. I am happy to address those as well. To be clear, I am not writing this for myself, to clear my name or whatnot. I am writing this because the Magic community deserves to know.
Who Was I?
Growing up I was never very popular and had few friends. I was seen as annoying and hyper, something that has remained true to this day. When I was young, I got in