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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

you should have been more intimidated by their allowances

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:56 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

that is correct i am calling you bustas out

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:57 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

ok these prices are so retarded omg

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

people should all be blown up

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:06 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was obviously a magic player

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

omg pog

deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:12 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

and my color selections were more noise

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

i had two revised royal assassins

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe more, hell if i remember

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink


deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:18 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

my favorite is the red & white deck.

bell_labs, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:51 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

red & white is a hard deck to play!

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:54 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah its kind of amazing that worth still has his job, but he's a super oldschool wotc guy so they're probably reluctant to get rid of him and also he oversees DotP as well which is about as huge a success as MTGO is a failure

ciderpress, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

He oversees DotP? That's baffling to me, the two programs are night and day

Vinnie, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

important distinction is that DotP development is outsourced to an actual software company, WotC only does the game design for it.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

oh I didn't know he oversaw dotp, that does explain why he has a job

iatee, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

or rather why he has half of his job

iatee, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

dotp surely 1000x less complicated than mtgo too

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:48 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, the core of dotp is strong enough that the yearly changes aren't what makes or breaks its success w/ new players

iatee, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:52 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

if anything, on that level (the marginal changes) even dotp is poorly managed

iatee, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:53 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i have this theory that wotc keeps worth around because nothing is quite so rage-inducing as the serial incompetence of a smug nerd and it lets them really bank on the image of their customers as irrational complainers. so instead of just sort of getting irritated and with mtgos general terribleness and being like 'enh ill just download hearthstone' people get worked up over w/e recent shittiness has gone on lather at the mouth about it, worth is like ::crossed arms:: 'have you ever thought you might be the problem' someone dies of apoplexy the issue gets clouded no one at wotc has to take any real blame. storm.

dude (Lamp), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 22:52 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


IRL roffling @ this.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

m15 seems pretty good but this prerelease format is getting really played out at this point, i hope they switch it up soon, or at least put more effort into balancing the promos. half the room at mine was black just because the black promo was considered the best. i played green and the green promo didn't even make the cut for my deck.

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 July 2014 15:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah, black was way over-represented at mine too (including me) and there were about 2 people in green.

odd proggy geezer (Moodles), Sunday, 13 July 2014 15:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah the blue promo was straight unplayable too

iatee, Sunday, 13 July 2014 15:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

and the black one was indeed a back breaker, too bad I didn't draw it until my last round

odd proggy geezer (Moodles), Sunday, 13 July 2014 15:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

the blue one could cost 3U and the black one 4BB and the black one would *still* be better

iatee, Sunday, 13 July 2014 16:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

I picked blue at my prerelease, unaware that the blue promo was hot garbage. Just assumed they would balance the damn promo cards. Ended up ditching blue and playing rampy Jund - cast In Garruk's Wake 3 times in 4 rounds. Maro recently said they are aware of the complaints with the "pick-a-color" prerelease format and he didn't dismiss them, so it sounds like we might get a change-up soon.

Vinnie, Monday, 14 July 2014 13:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yeah this prerelease format made way more sense with RTR block, where each guild had a very distinct identity and play style, plus essentially there were 5 two-color combos that were unplayable. The issue now is that there's a 20% shot that your weakest color in the five regular packs is the one you chose (this is what happened to me) and the result is a crappy pool you have to force one way or the other. RTR had this issue too but it's much less pronounced when you're working with two colors.

That said I do love the idea and hope they tweak it for future releases.

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Monday, 14 July 2014 13:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

They didn't do a seeded color pack for M14 prerelease, right? or am I mis-remembering. I agree that it doesn't make a lot of sense for this release.

It was pretty tough going for me, even in black, because the promo was the only real game closer I had in my deck. I also opened a copy of the green promo guy, but couldn't support green in my deck.

odd proggy geezer (Moodles), Monday, 14 July 2014 14:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

i went blue as well and was pretty irritated by the power-level discrepancy in the promos. also because blue was the worst color the islandwalk stuff ended up being worse than it should be

dude (Lamp), Monday, 14 July 2014 14:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

I got trucked hard by Darksteel Citadel + 5/5 Animate Artifact aura, I had no clue Citadel was in this set

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Monday, 14 July 2014 14:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

i decked an opponent with avacyn, that card causes really dumb stalemates when they have something that keeps it from attacking for the win

ciderpress, Monday, 14 July 2014 15:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

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