Magic: The Gathering C/D

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

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

you should have been more intimidated by their allowances

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

that is correct i am calling you bustas out

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

people should all be blown up

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

i was obviously a magic player

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

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

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

omg pog

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

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

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

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

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

and my color selections were more noise

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

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

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

i had two revised royal assassins

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

maybe more, hell if i remember

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

8/8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

my favorite is the red & white deck.

bell_labs, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

-- Ronan, Monday, October 29, 2007 9:16 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link

fuck yeah

deej, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

red & white is a hard deck to play!

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

there were good all red or all green decks around the time the "mirages" (was that its name) edition of cards came out.

Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 18:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Lightweights. I suspect Gravel may be hardcore, if he's referring to the fact that Morphling used to be the only playable creature.

Creatures are for Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. Magic is a game of technique.

s. morris, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can only say all this after spending way too much time sniping cards on eBay in order to play something like 3 times in the last year.

The fortunate thing is that Magic card prices seem to be way more stable than the dollar, so that's money in the bank folks.

s. morris, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

I did Magic waaay early on. By the time I was too cool for it I gave everything to some neighborhood kid, if only I had sold it for $$$ ;_;

Jordan, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Was not at all impressed by Wizards Of The Coast's headquarters. It's like a mile from Ikea in Renton and looks like any other corporate headquarters. I at least expected animatronic dragons or constant fireworks displays or something other than reflective glass and a fucking fountain.

s. morris, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm ready for a set with clean, easy mechanics. Exert especially looks good. It has the signs of a mechanic that is fun and skill-testing, but not flashy. I think the Egyptian setting will be flashy enough anyhow

Vinnie, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:36 (yesterday) Permalink

I also like the idea of having a counter for Exerted, because I think it will be easy to forget

Vinnie, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:37 (yesterday) Permalink

crashed to earth somewhat with 2 drafts where i went into GR tokens decks splashing white after first pick anthems and went 1-2 both times. maybe unlucky but hated being so dependent on opening hand and when i did get a good start half the time i couldn't quite finish them off and sat waiting 5-6 turns hoping to draw gruul war chant while getting killed. i think being naya was the problem, the white just didn't contribute enough. if i tried again i would go hard for jund, would've traded thoctar for a falkenrath noble in a heartbeat.

however, managed to get back to winning ways afterwards with a UW peach, 6-0 in 90 mins: http://i.imgur.com/3mn4BHP.png

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 02:19 (yesterday) Permalink

I also like the idea of having a counter for Exerted, because I think it will be easy to forget

just turn the card upside down

frogbs, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:10 (yesterday) Permalink

You mean turn it left instead of right? I don't think it's easily showable like Detain was

Vinnie, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:49 (yesterday) Permalink

nah, like upside down, then you rotate it 90 degrees during your untap step. that's how we'd probably do it.

speaking of, one gripe I have about the new flashback/split cards is that the design only really works if you keep your library and graveyard to the right of the play area, which some left-handed players don't do.

frogbs, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:44 (yesterday) Permalink

after seeing the other mechanics i'm even more convinced that those are just gonna be one cycle of rares or so - without them there's already 3 keyword mechanics including a different flashback variant in embalm

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:01 (yesterday) Permalink

yea definitely - since both halves are likely to be related and you have to put the Aftermath text on all of them it really crimps their design space

frogbs, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:04 (yesterday) Permalink

i'm also suspecting that they'll be the masterpiece inclusions from this set

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:06 (yesterday) Permalink

Can I just

Gravel Puzzleworth, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:37 (six hours ago) Permalink

i'm also suspecting that they'll be the masterpiece inclusions from this set

I would actually switch over to utterly loving them if this happened, these cards in that frame would be actual perfection.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:39 (six hours ago) Permalink

lol now that ive seen the masterpiece frame i can't even envision that anymore - also it seems that they're not all spells like i thought so the gods are in play as the boring choice

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:41 (six hours ago) Permalink

art is astounding on some of these cards but i literally can't believe anyone signed off on these title/type lines. maybe on paper they will be more legible.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 01:53 (five hours ago) Permalink

the wrath of god looks real good since the art palette matches the frame well and the rules text is short enough to look good centered, most of the rest im not fond of

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 01:56 (five hours ago) Permalink

took me about a minute to determine if there were any actual letters on the Daze one

Moodles, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:09 (five hours ago) Permalink

somebody needs to be fired

iatee, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:13 (five hours ago) Permalink

nah, like upside down, then you rotate it 90 degrees during your untap step. that's how we'd probably do it.

Ah, I gotcha. Like detain, but in two steps. Think it's still more clear to use the token, if it's available

Man they had such a great opportunity with these card frames but the execution is so bad. too many different elements and fonts. it's like a 90's rap album cover

Vinnie, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:31 (four hours ago) Permalink

I actually dig the new frame a lot. I mean it's definitely ugly and aesthetically questionable, but I like that they made something that looks so unlike a Magic card.

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:35 (four hours ago) Permalink

I'm fine with them outside of the unreadable lettering, some of the art is pretty cool, but these are such a huge step down from the inventions.

Moodles, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:48 (four hours ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I like how far out these are, but you can keep that and make these look much better. For example, the color bars on the sides are unnecessary for cards that are already so hard to parse. Just go all the way and ditch them to get the complete stone look, I say

Vinnie, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:54 (four hours ago) Permalink

The art on most of these is excellent too. really dig the simplicity

Vinnie, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:56 (four hours ago) Permalink


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