I know where Madness is... I am certainly open to meeting up there to play/teach the game. The game is much deeper than it first appears... I encourage you not to judge it based on the way the rules suggest you learn the game.
The real beauty comes from the richness and depth each expansion brings to the format. The custom deck building becomes richer and richer as you add expansions. The great thing, compared to Magic the Gathering, is your investment is capped out because you get the max number of copies of each card in the expansions in one pack (so you don't have to keep buying and getting cards you don't need in order to get the ones you do need - if your lucky).
A friend of mine and I play on Wednesday nights in the Lakehighlands area of Dallas as well.
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