We should start an ILG thread where we play against each other using SCANNERS.
― nickalicious, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:25 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
you should have been more intimidated by their allowances
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:56 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
i was obviously a magic player
green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering
― max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:10 (7 years ago) Permalink
― deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:12 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
my best nerd days are ahead of me still.
― bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50
― max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
blue + black deck, my sengir vampires and royal assassins were so so gangster.
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (7 years ago) Permalink
i had two revised royal assassins
maybe more, hell if i remember
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
haha i think i some signed by artists too :-/
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
I sold a revised "Fork" for about 50 pounds.
― Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
people used to call blue and black decks "bruise" decks.
― Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
my favorite is the red & white deck.
― bell_labs, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:51 (7 years ago) Permalink
-- Ronan, Monday, October 29, 2007 9:16 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link
― deej, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:53 (7 years ago) Permalink
red & white is a hard deck to play!
― max, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:54 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
yeah countersliver seems like it really needs a. good mana b. the counterspells that happen to be banned
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 16:01 (1 month ago) Permalink
if it was me i would probably just try to build a prosbloom deck because it's fun and even if you're losing you get to play with squandered resources which is one of the all-time great magic cards aesthetically
― ciderpress, Monday, 10 November 2014 16:07 (1 month ago) Permalink
I'm probably gonna build two decks and at least one of them will probably be around these lines. I feel like this type of control deck loses the least from not having fow.
Main Deck60 cards
18 Island4 Quicksand4 Stalking Stones26 lands
1 Rainbow Efreet1 creature
4 Counterspell4 Dismiss2 Dissipate3 Forbid4 Force Spike4 Impulse3 Mana Leak1 Memory Lapse4 Nevinyrral's Disk4 Whispers of the Muse33 other spells
Sideboard2 Capsize1 Grindstone4 Hydroblast4 Sea Sprite4 Wasteland15 sideboard cards
14 Island4 Quicksand3 Svyelunite Temple1 Winding Canyons22 lands
2 Dancing Scimitar4 Steel Golem6 creatures
2 Argivian Restoration3 Capsize4 Counterspell4 Dismiss2 Disrupting Scepter4 Dissipate3 Mind Stone4 Nevinyrral's Disk2 Power Sink4 Whispers of the Muse32 other spells
Sideboard1 Amber Prison3 Dream Tides1 Essence Bottle4 Hydroblast2 Jester's Cap2 Knight of the Mists1 Rainbow Efreet1 Steal Artifact15 sideboard cards
15 Island4 Mishra's Factory1 Plains2 Quicksand2 Soldevi Excavations3 Thawing Glaciers27 lands
4 Ghost Ship3 Wall of Air7 creatures
1 Circle of Protection: Red4 Control Magic4 Counterspell4 Dissipate4 Force of Will2 Inspiration4 Nevinyrral's Disk2 Political Trickery1 Recall26 other spells
Sideboard3 Blue Elemental Blast1 Circle of Protection: Red1 Disenchant4 Disrupting Scepter2 Energy Flux1 Giant Tortoise1 Plains1 Political Trickery1 Steal Artifact15 sideboard cards
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 16:07 (1 month ago) Permalink
yeah prosbloom is fun for sure, that might be my other
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 16:08 (1 month ago) Permalink
also might be soft to sligh though, which really gets a lot of good cards w/ this period...
like, half my life, half my life, fill your hand with fireblasts
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 16:12 (1 month ago) Permalink
i think prosbloom has to be built pretty different for this format - you have access to a lot more draw spells, meditate is one that comes to mind
― ciderpress, Monday, 10 November 2014 16:19 (1 month ago) Permalink
looking into it, I think the 6th edition rules change is the biggest problem. you can't go into negative life during a phase anymore, so vs a red player w/ open mana...
also no vamp tutor hurts
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 16:21 (1 month ago) Permalink
what about some u/w tempo deck
4 swords4 spirit link4 memory lapse4 mana leak4 soltari priest4 soltari monk4 savannah lions4 order of leitbur4 armageddeon
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 19:34 (1 month ago) Permalink
other options...disrupt, curiousity, island sanctuary, sapphire charm
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 19:38 (1 month ago) Permalink
brainstorm plus the uw mirage fetch
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 19:39 (1 month ago) Permalink
― iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 19:40 (1 month ago) Permalink
went 5-0 at FNM last night with a Temur Monsters deck I've been working on for the last several weeks. It's a lot of fun to play with hasty or hard to kill creatures like knuckleblade, stormbreath, boon satyr, and ashcloud phoenix backed up with counters and burn, although I'd say it's a bit shy of true tier 1 deck. I faced several control variants which are pretty favorable match ups for me. Dropped a game each against UB control and Jeskai aggro in the final round and 2-0ed BW Control, a Mardu build, and Sultai control with Villainous Wealth. Definitely going to stick with it for now and see how it does.
― Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Saturday, 15 November 2014 17:23 (1 month ago) Permalink
i'm playing the one from gp santiago which i think is goodhttp://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1220411
― ciderpress, Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:01 (1 month ago) Permalink
Yeah, I like that one, was a bit closer to it last week. Currently I'm at -1 Heir, -1 Polukranos, -3 Strikes, -1 Crater's Claws, -1 land, +2 Stormbreath, +1 Surrak, +3 Stubborn Denial, +1 Temur Charm. Also a somewhat different sideboard with an additional Surrak, Icy Blast, 2 Angers, and Hornet Queen.
I've found that I'm much more excited about Stubborn Denial than Lightning Strike in general, so I've swapped them between main and side.
― Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:32 (1 month ago) Permalink
started gp ottawa 6-0 ended up 7-2. i was up a game round 9 and basically had the win on the board but fucked it up for reasons that will probably always remain a mystery. (although playing 8 rounds of magic on 3.5 hours of sleep def played into things)
anyway finished day one in 60th but i feel p confidant in my khans draft.
― ≖_≖ (Lamp), Sunday, 23 November 2014 04:35 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
awesome, gl tomorrow. what was your pool like?
― iatee, Sunday, 23 November 2014 05:35 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
― Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:47 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
Nice job Lamp, eyes on the prize. Latest episode of South Park was about MTG, was alright. Surprised that they kept the game about 75% accurate, even down to card names.
― Vinnie, Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:20 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
It was weird, at one point they were clearly just reading cards off the M15 spoiler, most everything was from that or Khans, though at one point they had a Psychogenic Probe and even read the text off it, totally a wtf moment for anyone who knows the game. Interesting for me was how they cheaply reproduced the art on all those cards with similar but really shoddy images. If you know the original images it's kind of funny. This screenshot was the biggest I could find:
― Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 24 November 2014 03:26 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
solid but not super busted abzan. i had a seige rhino which i got to cast in almost all my games. i kept joking that the gp anthem shouldve been S.R.E.A.M. cuz there were siege rhinos everywhere around me all day. the other rares i played were windswept heath and grim haruspex which was really good once i started playing against duneblast and/or end hostilites every round. the best thing about my pool was that i didnt have to play any bad cards like my worst card was probably war behemoth. also dead drop was insane for me and i felt pretty good about my choice to play one scout the borders as fixing and to enable cut/dead drop. day one biggest brag: beating someone with the wingmate roc, foil wingmate roc pool.
i had another disappointing day two though. i went 1-2 in my first draft pod 2-1 in my second. ive managed to day two all three gps ive played but have had pretty miserable day twos or really just first drafts. ive gone 0-3, 1-2, 1-2 in those three drafts. mostly this serves to remind me that mtgo 8-4s are really pretty soft and that i still have lots to improve in my limited game. anyway i ended up 10-5 for 78th place and 250 bucks. then since three people that i was carpooling with were still in contention in the sunday super series i decided to use my voucher for $15 off a side event to play a draft win-a-box. because it was the last one of the night they gave everyone an additional three packs for registering. i drafted probably the best khans deck i will ever draft - just the perfect b/w warriors decks with an amazing curve, perfect mana (i had two scoured barrens) good rares in bloodsoaked champion, utter end and the haruspex &c &c. had a very easy 3-0/6-0 and when i went to collect my box they gave me another three packs. so i won a box + 9 packs in a free tournament which was a fun way to end the weekend. sorry for blogging
― ≖_≖ (Lamp), Monday, 24 November 2014 19:04 (4 weeks ago) Permalink