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Anyone still play it, or any other collectable card game? Even if it were not designed to extract huge amounts of money from players, it is an extreme dud. And it has the most absurdly complex rules for anything I have ever seen.

fletrejet, Tuesday, 21 January 2003 17:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Me and a few mates used to play a supremley bastardized version of Portal (you know, Magic for beginners?), simply using the cards we had and discarding all kinds of rules. It was enormous fun.

We tried to revive it this year but the school we go to now has serious players who came and wanted to play w/ us and they were very anal about all the rules and also they actually had decks with, y'know, a strategy. Plus protection for all the cards and they wouldn't stop talking about rare cards and such- I'm a geek, but ya gotta draw the line somewhere. So now it's dud.

Daniel_Rf (Daniel_Rf), Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

More dud than genital warts. At least genital warts implies sex.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That sentence was supposed to go "At least genital warts implies sex has been had at some point in your life." Ooops.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

>We tried to revive it this year but the school we go to now has serious players

Yeah, Magic is a game that completely falls apart when people start to take it seriously. It quickly becomes that only certain cards in certain types of decks have a chance of winning, and often in very boring, cheepo, lucky-draw fashion.

Casual play is ok, but is still too expensive.

fletrejet, Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Lots of fun if played with somewhat random decks but totally sux if anyone's taking it seriously. The whole suspended reality thing hits me pretty hard so I really get into the cards.

toraneko (toraneko), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 00:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm still into the casual play aspect and mostly out of competitive play. Expensiveness of it all = clearly dud though.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 06:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There was a pretty funny article in Salon a couple years ago about the early days at Wizards of the Coast, which apparently resembled a geek version of Fellini's Satiricon, before the company went and sold out to THE MAN.

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 07:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ok here goes.

if you're going to play magic, you MUST play by tournament rules. you needn't bother playing if there are no limits placed on the composition of the deck. wizards of the coast probably still publishes its "restricted/banned" card list as well. check it out.

when i was about 15 to 16 i played in magic tournaments EVERY sunday, and played recreationally with friends most evenings. yes, you could say that it was a very signifigant part of that time in my very sad teenaged life. at one point in the remote northern alberta town of 35,000 i grew up in there were three comic shops that all pushed magic quite heavily and at least a couple more places where the cards were available. some people took it VERY seriously.

i won't argue that magic is a tremendous cash sucker, and ultimately it taught me nothing about anything (there is little about the game that transfers to other pursuits) but there is a tremendous beauty to the inner workings of the game. it's not just about how much money you spend on it. in tournament settings, i was able to consistently trounce educated adult men with high-paying jobs (engineers, systems analysts) simply by spending a lot of time evaluating how the cards in my deck worked together. quite often the answer is not an "expensive" card but four cheap, nasty ones.

fields of salmon (fieldsofsalmon), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 18:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh and just for the record i don't play anymore and haven't touched a card in about four years.

fields of salmon (fieldsofsalmon), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 18:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

if you're going to play magic, you MUST play by tournament rules.

Why? I mean, in a tournament of course you do, but what about those of us who are, err, "casual players" as it were and just want a nice game to waste some time with as opposed to a weapon to "consistently trounce educated adult men with high-paying jobs"?

Daniel_Rf (Daniel_Rf), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 23:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Tournament rules are for people who actually know all the instant-kill power card combinations. And tournament rules are constantly changing because people figure out new ones.

fletrejet, Thursday, 23 January 2003 00:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

but what about those of us who are, err, "casual players" as it were and just want a nice game to waste some time with as opposed to a weapon to "consistently trounce educated adult men with high-paying jobs"?

dude i was like fifteen ...

fields of salmon (fieldsofsalmon), Thursday, 23 January 2003 05:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I sold all my cards to some dork for like $20.
I still sometime would like to play, but alas; it is too expensive.

A Nairn (moretap), Thursday, 23 January 2003 05:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

dude i was like fifteen ...

Haha, maybe that was a bit too nasty on my part, but still- why not play any way you bloody please (or was that "You MUST..." comment just the way you saw it when you were 15?)

Daniel_Rf (Daniel_Rf), Thursday, 23 January 2003 11:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

If we judge a game by its players, and I judge this by the few people I've ever met or seen who play it, it's as dud as it comes. (This is not meant to comment on the people here, none of whom I have met.)

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 23 January 2003 18:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I used to play... PROFESSIONALLY. How sad is that? You can make good money at it to be honest. The saddest thing most times are people who play it. It's 90-95% male, they're all super homophobes too. I used to wear t-shirts that implied I was gay just to mess with the competition.. and to get pictures of me in em in Magic publications (yes, there are a few). I enjoyed the game and the rules, and I met some good people along the way. The best part about Magic players is that they are willing to play almost anything.. so once you get fed up with Magic (which everyone does), they will try any other activity or game (Set, Settlers of Cataan), and jump on it.

I'm going to be branded a geek now.. aren't I?

Christopher (Christopher), Monday, 3 February 2003 22:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This is an internet message board Christopher = we are all geeks.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Monday, 3 February 2003 22:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

it's fun, if you have money to waste and friends that don't take it seriously.

webber (webber), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 00:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I used to wear t-shirts that implied I was gay just to mess with the competition..

Let's count the ways we could parse that sentence, hmm?

Chris P (Chris P), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 01:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Let's make that a little clearer... heh.

A lot of Magic players are homophobic (in my experience) and in order to throw them off of their game, I would wear a shirt that symbolized gay pride.

What's really scary is that I'm thinking about playing in a sealed deck PTQ in a couple of weeks just to see if I can still compete after not playing for years.

Christopher (Christopher), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 16:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Who up in this bitch fancies a game of memory M:TG*? I'm bored.

* (the one where you start with no cards in your card, draw one of your choice per turn, and no card can be played twice? It's kinda fun...)

Gregory Henry (Gregory Henry), Sunday, 18 April 2004 14:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I used to play a lot around 14-16 and did pretty good, but when I think
of all the money I spent on cards that just sit in boxes up in my closet
I get all teary-eyed. Those should be records sitting idle, not cards!

stephen morris (stephen morris), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dud as hell. When I was 12 or 13 or so I went with my friend (who was into Magic cards at the time) to a Magic the Gathering "tournament" being held at the local Barnes & Noble. While my friend was playing Magic with someone, I walked around watching the others in attendance. At one table this guy playing said something like "I'm playing the Wall of Flame card". This other guy at the table said, "I'm gonna play the Wall of Pubic Hair card, hehehehhehe" in this horribly nasal and stereotypically nerdy voice. That was when I realized that there were people far nerdier than I could ever be.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
The game itself = Classic: it will be around for years to come, probably our nerdier kids will be into it or some incarnation of it.

The "90-95% super homophobe" players mentioned above = DUD. If I was rich (xpost it's expensive xpost) I'd probably play Magic Online, and not have to see the fat guys with "horribly nasal and stereotypically nerdy voices" that unfortunately define the game.

Richard K (Richard K), Tuesday, 3 August 2004 03:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I can't believe I never posted to this thread. I probably spent twenty bucks on it total, maybe thirty. It was one summer, a fun thing, a moment in time, a nice little cultural artifact.

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 3 August 2004 04:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

i've been having a lot of "fun" playing with the old cards I rescued from my mom's house. i refuse to spend another cent on the game, however.

ian, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

a couple years ago i went to a card & comix shop and built a decent blue-white deck for like $4.00, but all the newer card editions just had all these new retarded esoteric abilities that i had no idea about

elmo argonaut, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

also, the art was all these, like, cyber dragons and BULLSHIT

elmo argonaut, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

We should start an ILG thread where we play against each other using SCANNERS.

nickalicious, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

i only played magic for the first time a few weeks ago, how weird is that? i was intimidated by the kids who played it in high school, but it's not half as complicated as i thought.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

you should have been more intimidated by their allowances

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

and/or dedication to blowing every dollar earned at the drive-thru window sunday 5am-1:30pm on crazy junk instead of like cigarettes and cds

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

that is correct i am calling you bustas out

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

what are you talking about, i pinched a franklin from my dad's wallet to buy a mox jet

elmo argonaut, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha, i think i was most intimidated by their cliquish aspie superiority complexes.

i think it's really fun now though.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

ok http://www.wunderland.com/WTS/Andy/ProjectEBAY/MagicCards.html these prices are so retarded omg

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

people should all be blown up

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

in my middle school the biggest fight i got into was between pog players and m:tg players

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

i was obviously a magic player

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

omg pog

deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

if i remember those years correctly i was more worried about the shame my seminoles starter jacket would bring me after danny wuerrfle's gators pounced on them in the orange bowl than anything having to do with those fucking things

deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I used to play magic back in the mid-nineties, I still have a hundreds and hundreds of those cards in some box around here. I never paid much for them though, because I stole most of them from bookstores. I wonder if that stuff is worth something these days, the oldest cards I have are from Revised Edition or whatever it was called.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

god, my nerd days were spent playing Avalon Hill wargames. and banging chicks of course

brownie, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://images.boardgamegeek.com/images/pic93875_t.jpg

mine did not look quite as good as this one but I got pretty good

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

and my color selections were more noise

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha shivan dragon. back in 1995 my friend's proudest accomplishment was owning 4 shivan dragons. I wonder if those cards are worth anything today.

burt_stanton, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Jeez, that's nice. Split the difference? Hold 2, trade 2.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 22 April 2018 13:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I think Karn is a solid hold. If he's good, he's gonna be used in a lot of decks, possibly as a 3-4 of. Lot of potential for the price to skyrocket

Vinnie, Sunday, 22 April 2018 14:32 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't think Karn is very good and he's being priced as if he's a format staple. i'd sell em if i had em

ciderpress, Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:28 (three months ago) Permalink

this is a really interesting draft format, as expected. the possible hole is how poor red appears to be, but i think that is being somewhat overplayed right now. ppl have got used in recent sets to dropping an aura on a 2 drop and winning the game, and that's not really on the menu here because the 2 drops are pretty crappy and the removal is better and/or cheaper. red wants to have some kind of synergy, and i think UR wizards and RG kicker can be legit archetypes (maybe WR equipment?) and red being so poor as one of 2 colours in a non-synergy deck means that although the colour is spread thin across these archetypes, no one else should be taking the cards these deck wants. i can't imagine playing BR in this format unless it is an all-removal plus bombs deck.

so there aren't that many assertive decks, and as a result the format looks like it will be a bunch of slowish midrange decks with a high power level due to really op uncommons. to be competitive those decks really need those uncommons, and so there is a very strong incentive to splash. based on my experience so far, if you aren't splashing one or two cards you are probably doing it wrong. the twist is that the colour fixing is horrrrible, which in practice creates a pretty compelling tension. in the draft i did yesterday, i picked a WB rare and a strong B uncommon, and 3rd pick with no strong cards in either W or B i took the 3 drop green dude that colour filters, as that increased the chances i could play both my first 2 picks. green is the deepest colour at common but it is going to get stretched pretty thin when everyone is trying to use it as the base for 3/4 colour decks.

i would guess the ppl who end up loving this format are going to be the ppl who recognize this and draft around it; whereas there are going to be a bunch of ppl steadfastly playing sensible 2 colour decks, or playing 666 mana every draft, who come out of the format hating it.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 12:46 (three months ago) Permalink

It definitely seems like first picking a powerful gold card is a much more reasonable option than usual.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:06 (three months ago) Permalink

I've done three drafts so far, red each time. First one started with Siege-Gang into Chainwhirler, ended up with a 3-0 mono-red deck, splashing a couple removal spells. The Cyclops pairs really well with removal (obv)

Next went 1-2 with what I thought was an insane control deck. triple Fight with Fire, double Vicious offering, Fiery Intervention, Wizards Lightning with Josu Vess and Darigaaz as finishers. Kept losing to six-toughness creatures like Zahid and the Wurm, which might be the magic toughness number this set

Then 1-2 with a terrible RW aggro deck. Actually, I haven't played against a single aggro deck yet, maybe because there aren't the commons for one

It's a weird format so far. There's a lot of uncommons on power level with rares, but also a lot of removal to keep them in check

Vinnie, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 15:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Opened a Karn in my draft tonight. Never drew it, still 3-0ed with my BG deck, then opened another Karn in prize packs. Not too shabby. Knocks off about $85 from the UW control deck I'm scrambling to build. All these new mythics are killing me!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 5 May 2018 03:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah seriously the new WG deck is like just all the expensive mythics in Dominaria

Vinnie, Saturday, 5 May 2018 10:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Still need Lyras, but I got to test my control deck today with Gideons and History of Benalia's in the sideboard. Seemed pretty powerful, especially when I went full superfriends. Will need to test more to see if it is viable without the angels.

The Raff versions of UW are intriguing, but I'm not convinced the flash ability is that great or necessary. Meanwhile, Blink of the Eye was surprisingly good. Bounce/draw is great, it's basically Cryptic Command.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 7 May 2018 01:32 (three months ago) Permalink

I usually ignore Std because I suck at it (and it also sucks, often) but this time I need to test for the PT. Started out with GW midrange and struggled with sideboarding and sequencing - there were a lot more decisions than I anticipated! Think I need a more mindless deck to start with

Vinnie, Monday, 7 May 2018 12:02 (three months ago) Permalink

There are a number of different aggro varients that seem good at the moment. I like the looks of the BW one.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 7 May 2018 12:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Yep think that's my next deck to try

Vinnie, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 01:09 (three months ago) Permalink

changes to brawl: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/future-brawl-2018-05-10

biggest are the detachment of brawl banned list from standard and the change to 20 starting life in 1 vs 1. brawl banned list is now baran, spyglass, copter. i like the former a lot, having recently done a whole 5 game league vs baral decks with my vraska. i don't love the life total change, i think it will really push curves down which is a bit less fun, but i imagine overall the format will be better for having viable aggro.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:54 (three months ago) Permalink

singleton already pushes against aggro hard enough i think

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:43 (three months ago) Permalink

this draft format is really wonderful, possibly the best regular expansion since i started playing. however, i think i have to tap out already because i can barely win a match. i did p mediocre in ixalan block but i put that down to just hating it so much. but i think i may just be bad now? v sad.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 12 May 2018 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

It's been kind of feast or famine for me depending on how solid my curve is. I tend to gravitate towards the more control oriented cards, which works given enough cheap removal and blockers, plus solid top end, but can fall flat in the face of good avgr decks. Also, I need to stop falling in the trap of picking the triple color rares if my mana base doesn't support it well.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:48 (three months ago) Permalink

I've been impressed by how challenging the draft still is after about 15 drafts. Lot of choices between synergy, power, and consistency. Cards that are filler (like that 5/5 artifact trampler or the 2/2 that adds counters to Sagas) get way better in the right deck. The play is interesting too, and while I wouldn't say aggro is great, I've had some success with lower-curve tempo decks that bounce and remove blockers, or evade. It's a good format overall

Vinnie, Saturday, 12 May 2018 16:19 (three months ago) Permalink

idk i think this format is trash - the power level of cards is widely disparate the answers are weird and clustered in only a few colors games are often very uninteresting play/draw matters too much &c &c &c

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Apart from the power level being disparate, that's been pretty opposite my experience. About 1/3 or more of my games have gone long (though I still wouldn't ever draw in draft) and usually come down to something breaking the stall. I've found it pretty interesting whether to sandbag removal for said bombs or try to use it to tempo my opponents out

Vinnie, Sunday, 13 May 2018 15:17 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i don't think Karn is very good and he's being priced as if he's a format staple. i'd sell em if i had em

― ciderpress, Sunday, April 22, 2018 6:28 PM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was wrong about this, sorry all

ciderpress, Sunday, 3 June 2018 17:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Lol, Karn's ok

Been enjoying playing uw, even doing decently against red decks, but I'm probably just dodging their nut draws. I'm sure in another week I'll be extremely sick of all red decks.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 3 June 2018 18:21 (two months ago) Permalink

I am the king of holding onto the wrong cards, so it's pure coincidence that I called Karn correctly. Case in point, I thought Walking Ballista would go even higher than 30 tix and now I'm stuck holding a couple that I'll probably take a 10 tix loss on

I went 3-5 at the PT, overall had a fun experience. Both draft and standard are in a good place and I had a lot of great matches, including an epic game against Craig Wescoe. Made a huge blunder in round 8 that likely cost me making day 2, but can't complain much. Most proud that I was only a few cards off a couple of the top 8 decks

Vinnie, Monday, 4 June 2018 12:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm playing uw at a team rptq this weekend, anyone have any tips / sb guides? 0 reps so far.

iatee, Monday, 4 June 2018 13:39 (two months ago) Permalink

What is your list looking like?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 4 June 2018 13:40 (two months ago) Permalink

I was gonna go off the brad nelson pro tour list maybe: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1127540#paper

iatee, Monday, 4 June 2018 14:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Looks solid. One card I really like right now is Gideon. I play 1 main, 1 side. It's great at buying you more time to dig for key spells.

I also like Hieroglyphic a bit more than Glimmer. I play 2 Hieroglyphics and 1 Glimmer in the main. If you can cycle a Hieroglyphic or Cast Out on turn 1, it's almost always correct to do so to dig into lands or cheaper action. The cycle is huge in helping to hit lands.

Another good one for me is Aether Meltdown. It gets vigilance creatures and vehicles. It's nice because it leaves creatures in play that can be mopped up with fumigate for max lifegain value. Fumigate is a key card, so play it wisely. Settle, OTOH, gets played around most of the time, so don't be afraid to fire it off for a single creature, especially if it can he recurred with gearhulk.

You can bounce History with Blink and re-play to get more knights.

If you play teferi and minus vs red, be prepared to lose it to Chainwhirler. Disallow bomat sac ability can be devastating to red. Many red decks right now go bigger than the ranumap versions. You need to hold removal for their 4 and 5 drops. They are very bad at coming back once they burn through their hand.

Vs. Mono-green be careful of their many anti-control cards: Blossoming Defense, Brontodon, Carnage Tyrant, Heroic Intervention, Serpopard.

With sideboarding, I almost always side into more and cheaper threats, taking out some number of teferi and gearhulk (aporoach for you), plus taking out some card draw and dislows vs creature decks.

For these versions without any maindeck creatures, you need to be extra mindful of the clock. I think opponents recognize this and have a tendency to slow play.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 4 June 2018 15:20 (two months ago) Permalink

I like the deck, but without reps, I wouldn't play UW because it's too easy to draw the match. In a control mirror (and you'll run into that often), you need to play fast to have a chance of finishing. After five leagues with the deck, I still often timed out online. Lot of annoying things to remember like untapping lands with Teferi, using Azcanta on your own turn because Teferi untaps it, etc

Vinnie, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I steered away from the no win condition version because of this, but you do get to a point where every turn has a bunch of triggers and activations to manage. Luckily, if you get to that point you are probably winning. I feel like I've gotten to the point where I can play pretty fast, especially if my opponent isn t painfully slow. Hoping to run this in upcoming pptqs.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:46 (two months ago) Permalink

iatee i think our current configuration is esper/monored/snake. which rptq are you guys playing?

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Monday, 4 June 2018 23:25 (two months ago) Permalink

the jersey one. we're on mono-red, mono-green and uw, but none of us have practiced much. my practice was mostly 'watch the pro tour' but I'm borrowing the deck online tonight.

vinnie, I basically agree with you, but someone on our team has to play the blue deck. I generally play pretty fast fwiw.

iatee, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 15:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Running uw control at a PPTQ in the morning. The build I have has been feeling pretty good lately, but I have a feeling it's going to be tough going.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 9 June 2018 06:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Good luck!

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 9 June 2018 13:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Thanks!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 9 June 2018 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

We top 8'd our rptq but couldn't convert. I played Lyra main instead of approach as an rptq meta-call and it was quite good.

iatee, Monday, 11 June 2018 01:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Nice work nonetheless. Yeah Lyra basically forces BR to have a Disintegration or lose. That and Hazoret were the cards I least wanted to see

Vinnie, Monday, 11 June 2018 04:40 (two months ago) Permalink

the lyra thing is interesting - our control seat played a slow esper deck and didnt finish that many of his matches and his one loss was our match for the invite to b/r. pretty disappointed. we played esper/snake/scrounger red and the two aggro decks felt pretty good

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Monday, 11 June 2018 14:30 (two months ago) Permalink

that's really disappointing lamp. we were green splash black/red/uw. we lost to red/esper/green, I was on route to beat the green player and our green seat would have beat his opponent g3 if he had a half decent hand.

anyone gonna be in vegas? I'm going but skipping modern and just playing limited.

iatee, Monday, 11 June 2018 15:04 (two months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Anyone else following EFro's WSOP run. Dude is sitting on $10M in chips, which should put him very close to the top of the pack. The field has already narrowed to under 100 people from around 8000.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink

He's currently in 5th. I don't recognize any of the other names in there so I'm gonna pull hard for him. Always loved to see Magic dudes achieve success in the poker world. My Dad pushed me hard in that direction when I was a kid..."it's like that shit you play, except you can actually make money at it!!" ...in retrospect he was absolutely right

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:24 (one month ago) Permalink

poker was accessibly lucrative for a minute in the mid 00s but now you have to be actually good at it again

ciderpress, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:45 (one month ago) Permalink

honestly feel like my life would be significantly different had I ran good back in '04 when I had my first go at it, instead of losing my fifty bucks and swearing it off for over a year. back then you could crush $2/$4 NL without being any good. not only that but you could clear like $1k in bonuses every month pretty easily if you knew what you were doing. sadly I figured that out only a few months before it all went downhill :/

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:11 (one month ago) Permalink

efro is like the pro version of the guy I hate at every lgs, I refuse to ever root for anyone with a literal neckbeard

iatee, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 01:08 (one month ago) Permalink

everyone i know whos played vs him at PTs/GPs says he's mildly unpleasant which definitely fits that profile

ciderpress, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 02:12 (one month ago) Permalink

WOTC revoked WPN status for a shop with Kekistani flags and other bullshit, predictable meltdown has ensued.

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 20 July 2018 17:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah keep coming across random complaints about it in various inappropriate places, but gratifyingly always being shouted down in volume. wotc seems to be sincerely, and effectively, taking responsibility for the overall experience of its player community

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 20 July 2018 18:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

just gave two fat boxes worth of cards to 4 kids in the neighborhood who wanted to get into the game. didn't give them any of my epics of anything, just a decent selection of cards from when i was playing (eldrazi/mirodan sets). felt really good to get 2 fat boxes out of my house and into the hands of ppl who will actually use them!

Mordy, Sunday, 29 July 2018 17:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i have a giant box of cards i dont need sitting around hoping i'll have a chance to do that at some point but haven't run into an opportunity yet. feels weird to put them in the recycling even if they've already been picked clean of cards that are worth more than the cardboard they're printed on

ciderpress, Sunday, 29 July 2018 17:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l0U13vCZ4U&feature=youtu.be

this looks like it should be p good

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:42 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l0U13vCZ4U

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:43 (one week ago) Permalink

I once gave all my cards (incl. the good ones) to the neighbor kid circa '99, now I regret it.

I will however take free crappy cards if anyone is going to throw them away! My partner & I have enjoyed playing again, but not enough to justify spending money on it.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:50 (one week ago) Permalink


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