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 (10 years ago) Permalink
* (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 (9 years ago) Permalink
― stephen morris (stephen morris), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:35 (9 years ago) Permalink
― latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:24 (9 years ago) Permalink
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 (8 years ago) Permalink
― teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 3 August 2004 04:06 (8 years ago) Permalink
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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
also, the art was all these, like, cyber dragons and BULLSHIT
― elmo argonaut, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:21 (5 years ago) Permalink
We should start an ILG thread where we play against each other using SCANNERS.
― nickalicious, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:25 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
you should have been more intimidated by their allowances
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:56 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
that is correct i am calling you bustas out
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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
people should all be blown up
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 (5 years ago) Permalink
i was obviously a magic player
green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering
― max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:10 (5 years ago) Permalink
― deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:12 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
my best nerd days are ahead of me still.
― bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (5 years ago) Permalink
mine did not look quite as good as this one but I got pretty good
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50
― max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
and my color selections were more noise
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 (5 years ago) Permalink
blue + black deck, my sengir vampires and royal assassins were so so gangster.
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (5 years ago) Permalink
i had two revised royal assassins
maybe more, hell if i remember
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
haha i think i some signed by artists too :-/
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
I sold a revised "Fork" for about 50 pounds.
― Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
Y'all heard about 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
people used to call blue and black decks "bruise" decks.
― Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
RBW midrange deck is pretty decent but i've never quite liked it for some reason
― ciderpress, Thursday, 16 May 2013 20:52 (5 days ago) Permalink
i dont have a lot of expectations for this mocs so i might just play one of the UB madness decks i've seen, i get to play aetherling which is p gd sweet and there dont seem to be that many g/w decks to really punish you
― Lamp, Thursday, 16 May 2013 20:58 (5 days ago) Permalink
there don't seem to be many flying creatures in block, i wonder if you could just play skyjerk/skyknight/firemane avenger and kill people without having to worry too much about voice or advent of the wurm. desecration demon is a problem i guess but there's turn/burn for that
― ciderpress, Thursday, 16 May 2013 22:05 (5 days ago) Permalink
this is my gp report
it's c/p'd from an email i sent so the format isn't all ilxy and lowercase etc
i hope you will enjoy
Round 4 (round 1 for me and my trusty byes) was against a former GP winner, Swedish dude. He had Infect and I had Tron - not a great matchup but something I could work with. I guess I wasn't so used to Infect, and how utterly mandatory it was to remove every threat on the board, 'cuz I lost Game 1 fast. I kept a 1 Urzaland, 1 Chromatic, 1 Ancient Stirrings hand, and it wasn't pretty when my Ancient Stirrings failed to hit a second land. I died on Turn 4 without putting up much of a fight. In hindsight I should have mulled that hand, especially since there was no Pyroclasm, but my Modern skills weren't that sharp at the time.
Game 2 I sided in my Spellskite. I was supposed to have 2 but mysteriously lost the second. Luckily, I drew it opening hand. On his T1, he Nature's Claimed my Chromatic Star and I tried to suppress glee. After the Spellskite hit, he hung out, lacklustre, with a Blighted Agent on board and a handful of miserable pump spells. He scooped as soon as I hit Karn, which didn't take long.
Game 3 I kept a decent looking hand. As in, it had Grove and Pyroclasm. T2, he Blighted Agent. My T2, I Pyroclasmed. All tapped out, he Mutagenic Growthed the Agent to keep it alive, and killed me two turns later. Backbreaking play.
So I'm X-1 heading into R5. I play a hatebear beatdown deck - the matchup is super even. Games 1 and 2 are nice and tight and we split the pair. The difference is, of course, Game 1, I don't really hit sweepers, Game 2 I hit a few. Game 3 he assembles a nice little board and starts swinging. Geist is on there so you know it's scary. I'm exactly one turn behind and lose the match.
After the match my friend informs me that I missed a land drop. I'm like "seriously?" but I know it's true cuz I can get absentminded playing Magic sometimes. Turns out, the missed land drop was Eye of Ugin, which I guess I overlooked 'cuz it doesn't tap for mana. I realize I was one mana short of casting All is Dust the turn before he lethal'd me. Magic has a funny way of punishing misplays - it kind of drives home "don't make any, no matter how inconsequential!"
So now I'm X-2, and I receive an interesting reward for my misplay. My R6 opponent has no idea what Tron is. He's also just a plain old terrible player. There's a point in G1 where I have 2 Power Plants and a Mine out and he's like "ohhhh, damn, does that mean you have your combo?" with a total straight face and I'm just like
I was feeling pretty good about the matchup early on. He drops a T1 Mountain and doesn't play anything. I wait for the Bolt at the end of my turn. Doesn't come. I can't believe my luck. Turn 2 he drops a Tunnel Ignus, which is unplayable in pretty much all format with no combo potential or anything. I continue to gawk.
There's always a catch. The catch here is that he was playing probably 16-24 land destruction spells in his deck. A baby could have beat me with that deck, and I go down in flames to his Tunnel Ignus. Both matches adjacent to mine can't help but gawk and crack up. It's brutally funny - perfect irony. I can't help but laugh myself.
Since I lost R6 so fast I actually have time to head back to the hotel and change. I do so, come back, and now that I'm officially out of Day 2, sweep my remaining 3 matches handily against some pretty good players. So it goes!
It was a pretty great experience overall. I had a bit of a consolation victory in the Super Sunday Sealed where I had a nice showing with a questionable pool and scored 11 packs. Plus, I'm feeling more confident that I can compete with the top players. Obviously I have stuff to work on but I'm not that far off. I'm still proud of a play I made where, with an Expedition Map untapped and 2 Tron lands out, I notice he suspiciously has 3 untapped mana, with a white in there. I decline to pop the Map and cast my Oblivion Stone instead, and right as rain, he ends my turn by flashing in the Aven Mindcensor he had brought in from the SB specifically to hose my Maps. Felt pretty darn good.
― beetlejuice mane (fennel cartwright), Friday, 17 May 2013 05:09 (4 days ago) Permalink
also cider, i did well with a block deck that went judge's familiar/skyjek/reckoner/skyknight/hypersonic dragon/aurelia. you should try it out. DGM offers lots of new goodies for that deck. i ran civic saber to great effect but for sure with DGM you can cut a lot of the borderline cards (judge's, skyjek, saber) and throw in heat. maybe legion's initiative and tajic, and for sure lavinia.
― beetlejuice mane (fennel cartwright), Friday, 17 May 2013 05:12 (4 days ago) Permalink
fennel i used your civic saber deck as the basis for my block deck i went bigger and cut the saber package and instead focused on etb triggers and tempo
― Lamp, Friday, 17 May 2013 05:19 (4 days ago) Permalink
i decided to just throw together the varolz deck since i was only missing 1 card from it (varolz) and it seems to fit my criteria. will probably play it for the first time in the actual mocs event which is awkward but i honestly don't care too much about the mocs anyway
― ciderpress, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:06 (4 days ago) Permalink
this is pretty neat
― frogbs, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:25 (4 days ago) Permalink
fennel, that was GP Portland? Did you play against any cool brew-y decks?
― Vinnie, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:28 (4 days ago) Permalink
Also, I am very accustomed to the 6-3 GP :-/
― Vinnie, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:30 (4 days ago) Permalink
Woot! Went 3-0 in DGR draft at my LGS tonight. I made a vow to limit myself to 2 colors as much as possible and it paid off. My opponents had mana struggles while I managed to stay consistent.
Here's what I ran:
Rakdos cacklerMuggingElectrickerySyndic of tithesGore-house chainwalkerMartial gloryStreet spasmAzorius cluestoneAvenging arrowEmber beastViashino racketeerCourt street denizen2 Viashino firstbladeGift of orzhovaAssault griffinSmelt-ward gatekeepersSteeple rocNav squad commandosLavinia of the tenthFortress cyclopsBlaze commandoFoundry champion 7 plains7 mountains2 izzet guildgateRogue's passage
― Moodles, Saturday, 18 May 2013 05:24 (3 days ago) Permalink
really wanted this deck to do better than 1-2 :(
― beetlejuice mane (fennel cartwright), Sunday, 19 May 2013 19:35 (2 days ago) Permalink
well that didn't work. here's the url
― iatee, Sunday, 19 May 2013 22:55 (2 days ago) Permalink
been reading some of Matt Tabak's tumblr, which drops some interesting hints - one, there's apparently something in Theros that'll cause some older cards to get errata, and two, there is some upcoming mechanic that's something along the lines of Miracle/double-sided cards/split cards that sort of 'breaks' the existing rules.
― frogbs, Sunday, 19 May 2013 23:37 (2 days ago) Permalink
yeah i feel like there's been a lot of little hints dropped over the past year that theros has one of those game-changer mechanics in it
― ciderpress, Monday, 20 May 2013 02:13 (Yesterday) Permalink
gonna keep posting my 3-0 draft decks just so everyone can see how unimportant it is to actually have a good or cohesive deck:
― ciderpress, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:05 (Yesterday) Permalink
thats a p sweet deck
― Lamp, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:07 (Yesterday) Permalink
'you too can easily 3-0 with tajic and a bunch of aggressive 2 and 3 drops plus some removal'
thanks for the encouragement there cider, will keep that one in mind next time a draft goes sour
― Lamp, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:08 (Yesterday) Permalink
I'm watching my friend stream 4p sealed and he's won 3 games w/ guild feud (I suggested adding it)
― iatee, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:08 (Yesterday) Permalink
haha i guess its not that bad i just felt really gross about it when i ended up with only a few 2-drops and had to play a gatekeeper with 2 gates
2-drops seem barely existent in this format, no matter how high i move them up my pick order
― ciderpress, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:12 (Yesterday) Permalink
i went 2-2 at fnm with two two drops in my otherwise fine deck, i lost to a bunch of 3/1 haste guys. i realized that i really need to prioritize two drops in this format regardless of how slow or controlling i think my deck is - i had mostly been staying p clean but that deck was a true three color mess. i was happy to start 2-0 with it but then mad to lose two in a row, even if it was a bad deck
― Lamp, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:25 (Yesterday) Permalink
biggest mistake was passing up a fifth pick tithe drinker pack one and not moving in on orzhov, ended up passing lots of really good white and black and i should've recognized that as a clear signal.
― Lamp, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:26 (Yesterday) Permalink
figuring out where to take the gates is the big one for me right now. because I'll wind up with like 9-10 good cards in DGM but they will almost all be gold ones, then try to pick up gates in the other two packs but straight up not seeing any or having to pick a bomby rare/uncommon over them. and then inevitably you'll lose at least one match to mana screw.
seems like BUG is really working for me. Drown in Filth is like this set's Death's Approach in that I always end up with 2-3 of them and they work very well. i'm still waiting for the time I use it and mill four good cards and whiff, then draw nothing but lands the rest of the way. It's interesting because you never quite know who to mill. The Golgari cards all want you to mill yourself but if you're using Drown, Grislies, the GTC mill effects, and now Pilfered Plans on yourself you can really get decked kinda easily.
― frogbs, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:39 (Yesterday) Permalink
There aren't a lot of gates in RTR and GTC comparatively, right? Kind of taunting to have to pick up Gatekeepers and most of your gates in the first pack.
I actually drafted BUG today in my very first draft of this format, top 8 of a GPT for Providence. I was reasonably happy with how it went - even though there were no bombs, I got good fixing, a few removal spells, good attackers like Rakdos Drake and Beetleform Mage. But my round 1 opponent had Teysa, Trostani, and Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage, so that was that.
― Vinnie, Monday, 20 May 2013 03:54 (Yesterday) Permalink
yeah I agree about drown in filth. it's also kinda fun cause it adds a gambly element to your play.
― iatee, Monday, 20 May 2013 04:18 (Yesterday) Permalink
I had a sweet jund deck tonight w/ deadbridge chant, desecration demon, 2 augers, putrefy etc etc. deadbridge is pretty fun to land.
― iatee, Monday, 20 May 2013 04:21 (Yesterday) Permalink
I curved spike jester, dreg mangler, desecration demon one game
― iatee, Monday, 20 May 2013 04:22 (Yesterday) Permalink
lamp, it's encouraging to hear you've continued to roll with that american shell. i think i might dip back into block constructed as a precursor to finally learning standard. gonna try and go for it.
i always thought the big problem with that deck was the 2-drop, and i'm wondering if electromancer might be the card there, just to speed things up a turn. shaving a turn off verdict is probably huge against those burning tree zoo decks that seem to be dominating. i was hoping it would reduce the turn/burn cost to 1UR but even at 2UR it's still pretty good. also considering running warleader's helix against zoo, too.
so i think i might add:
- skymark roc (which on second thought after looking at the tourney winner lists seems kinda dodgy... i need a 4-drop bad)- turn/burn- electromancer- lavinia- hellraiser goblin SB- essence backlash SB
and take out:
- skyjek- judge's- hypersonic- a bunch of charms
hopefully i'll get a chance to test that out this week... it's a toss up whether i get time or not. i'm working outside for the summer so i think about magic a fair bit during my toiling job, with precious little time to actually play
― beetlejuice mane (fennel cartwright), Monday, 20 May 2013 05:50 (Yesterday) Permalink
pretty disappointed that thundermaw hellkite isn't in m14, was banking on that one getting the two-time treatment that titans and baneslayer angel got
― ciderpress, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:48 (2 hours ago) Permalink