Magic: The Gathering C/D

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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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

you should have been more intimidated by their allowances

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

that is correct i am calling you bustas out

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

people should all be blown up

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

i was obviously a magic player

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

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

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

omg pog

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

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

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

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

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

and my color selections were more noise

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

blue + black deck, my sengir vampires and royal assassins were so so gangster.

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i had two revised royal assassins

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

maybe more, hell if i remember

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

at my 10th bday party i beat the rich kid in magic even tho i had no allowance, i had birthday money and was a HUSTLER with trades

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i think sometimes i threw in some green too, but only if u could throw all mana down first turn and i would use it solely for my force of nature

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

8/8

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i have a shivan dragon signed by the lady what painted it ;_;

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haha i think i some signed by artists too :-/

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah i kept that shivan solely because it was worth money since i played green/white almost exclusively, i shoulda sold it off

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I saw this stuff mostly when I was in college - 94 - 98. I was too busy playing (then) horrible blues rock, drinking and trying to get laid. Trying being the WAY operative word there.

B.L.A.M., Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I sold a revised "Fork" for about 50 pounds.

Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

reading a thread for the first time and then realising you posted to it four years ago c/d

webber, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 23:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Okay guys how similar is Pokemon the card game to Magic: the Gathering? Bcz I am getting stupidly good @ Pokemon (which did eat up all my spare $$$ this summer...sheesh Abbott).

Abbott, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 01:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Y'all heard about The Eye of Judgment?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhlq_GhYGsM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye_of_Judgment

It's a Magic type game for PS3 that uses real cards and a camera, just came out. The camera scans the cards as you put them into play and then the monsters on the cards battle it out on your TV. The game keeps track of all the stats and shit too, of course. I haven't played it but it's getting decent reviews.

marmotwolof, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 01:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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.

This is me w/ M:TG btw, but I've also done the "use Portal decks and ignore most of the rules" thing.

marmotwolof, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 01:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I found a coffee table on the streets of Madison once whose top was a glass plate covering a tiling of just a single magic card. I don't recall what it was, but it must have been the "unwanted" card.

libcrypt, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 02:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

there was originally some card that involved ripping one of your opponents cards that got "banned" under the sanctioned rules...have no idea what it was called.

I had a mox sapphire! and sold basically everything i had owned at some point in '98 (when i was 19) probably for like 450 on ebay...

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 02:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

spent several hours on saturday night playing Magic with ian and was pretty consistently beaten by his blue & black deck.

elmo argonaut, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

people used to call blue and black decks "bruise" decks.

Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

apparently people play creatures in type 2 nowadays? I am sort of suspicious of this, it's not pokemon. I wish I hadn't lost all my cards.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i am so mad i couldn't find my old white/green deck when i was home this weekend.

ian, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah i ended up watching the replay when i got home last night & i think this was the best played and most exciting top 8 to watch since shota played out of his mind to win pt kaladesh. this top 8 was also just incredibly solid, a real testament i think to what a skillful format this is

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Monday, 25 February 2019 15:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Agreed, some incredible next level plays happening, great stuff

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 25 February 2019 15:27 (three months ago) Permalink

got my ass handed to me by a friend yesterday over lunch -- after building two decks that were actual winners (one a dinosaur-heavy monster, the other mill/removal which is the style of play that suits me best), I got careless.. watched the Mythic thing all weekend, just really enjoying a new whole thing to be into.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:24 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i guess this set was inevitable with the marvel-ization of the game's story that they started several years ago, but i hate it and hope they've gotten it all out of their system here so we can go back to adventuring in the fall

ciderpress, Monday, 1 April 2019 17:49 (one month ago) Permalink

hasn't MaRo spent the last 10 years insisting they'll never do a Planeswalker themed block

frogbs, Monday, 1 April 2019 18:15 (one month ago) Permalink

He really needed to find out just how shitty and unplayable a planeswalker could be.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 1 April 2019 18:23 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Gf and I were having a great time looking up the Unstable cards last night, so wacky and creative.

Would it be a dumb idea to buy some to make decks out of, just to play against each other? If not, it looks like there are some 'cubes' on ebay, and complete sets, what's the move?

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:16 (one week ago) Permalink

haha this might not be the best place to ask tbh

iatee, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:21 (one week ago) Permalink

ha, is that because you guys are serious tournament ppl? Or, like, don't keep up anymore?

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:25 (one week ago) Permalink

I love how those un-sets are basically just excuses to make neat concept cards that they wouldn't dare to in real Magic. I wonder how much of that set is made up of rejected stuff the Rules Manager killed. the Augment-Host stuff is really cool.

frogbs, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Plainswalkers ruined Magic for me and I had been playing since 1993. Just so dumb and overpowered, which has totally warped the game.

I miss the old days of playing for ante. THAT was pressure.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:33 (one week ago) Permalink

dunno about the un-sets since stores don't crack massive amounts of those to sell singles to tournament players, but most sets you can buy bulk commons/uncommons cheap which is a lot more economical than booster packs if you just want some cards to play with and don't care about the rares

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Haha PBKR, have played with the new set? Now more planeswalkers than ever!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, we bought one of those paired Planeswalkers pre-built deck sets (our only foray into modern MtG), and were not super into that mechanic. I don't think we ever had a game where they both came out, so whoever got theirs out first basically won.

xp

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

they work out fine in competitive play where decks are streamlined, but tend to be runaway one-card win conditions in casual play

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I haven’t played much in years and when I do it’s mostly a cube with limited infinity/type 4 rules (no lands/infinite mana/one spell per turn).

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:43 (one week ago) Permalink

That's a good idea, ciderpress xp

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:43 (one week ago) Permalink

my issue with the Planeswalker mechanic is that they treated it like a big and important development in the game that had to be popular, so they decided to make them stupidly overpowered to ensure people would play with them. the original 5 planeswalkers felt balanced to me but they went overboard really quick, especially since so many of them have a self-defense mechanism built in. sometimes it kinda reminds me of the old days where you'd face off against a Circle of Protection that completely ruined your game.

I still play Cube every now and then (mostly online) and it is pretty obnoxious how most games just become a battle of the Planeswalkers. they have an advantage built in since they don't have "summoning sickness" and there are so few ways to directly deal with one.

frogbs, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:51 (one week ago) Permalink

I feel like the uncommon planeswalkers in war of the spark are actually fantastic designs - they’re powerful enchantments that you can kill - which solves the normal issue of ‘enchantments are too hard to interact with’

iatee, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Ok we're going in on an Unstable cube, will report back

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 18:56 (one week ago) Permalink

xp

I think they are cool designs, and I definitely approve of wotc going all in on creative ideas. My only complaint is that they create a lot of board conditions that get difficult to track. I think for more casual players in particular, all the static drawbacks in play can end up making the game confusing and unfun.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah I’ve found this format to be incredibly cube-like, both in game play and weird niche situations that come up. More so than the masters sets even, which had generally had powerful strategies that were very streamlined. Yesterday I lost to someone using the switch-creatures sorcery mid combat because they had a teferi.

iatee, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, this set is cube-like mostly because the complexity is through the roof. It must be the most complicated Standard set since Time Spiral block. The planeswalker passives make gameplay challenging to even play without accidentally breaking a rule. Pretty fun set, but still find I lose to bomb rares too often

Vinnie, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

This set is... actually really fun to draft? Realising that you really, really, really want 2-drops helped a lot.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:04 (two days ago) Permalink

i dunno if i like sets with the 2 drop bottleneck, i still have lingering resentment from drafting gatecrash way too many times

ciderpress, Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:19 (two days ago) Permalink

I bought a couple of unstable packs in Madison a week or so ago, they're a riot

WOTS is fun if to my mind a little simpler/easier than Allegiance but it's the Modern Horizons previews that're really punching my buttons

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:31 (two days ago) Permalink

We got our Unstable cards in the mail last night, also in Madison. I think it's the whole set plus a certain amount of doubles? I think the plan is to painstakingly examine every card before trying to figure out decks, but they look hella fun.

Gonna have to use the dog for the cards that require a person outside the game to make a decision.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:42 (two days ago) Permalink

I think WAR is the set I’ve enjoyed drafting the most, although I only started (after an 18ish year break) with Kaladesh.

AlanSmithee, Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:49 (two days ago) Permalink

you just missed my favorite by 1 set then

ciderpress, Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:40 (two days ago) Permalink


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