Magic: The Gathering C/D

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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 http://www.wunderland.com/WTS/Andy/ProjectEBAY/MagicCards.html 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

8/8

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?

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 (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

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, October 29, 2007 2:25 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

i did this too ;_;

deej, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on buying $300 worth of cards so i can play standard

this shit is expensive

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 13:32 (2 days ago) Permalink

khans cards seem overpriced across the board, it still seems like the EV of opening up a box is too high

iatee, Monday, 20 October 2014 13:59 (2 days ago) Permalink

sylvan caryatid is $16 lmao

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:03 (2 days ago) Permalink

i noticed that the GB and RU temples went thru the roof recently too, i sold my playsets online for about 15 and 12 per card respectively

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:23 (2 days ago) Permalink

that's crazy

the painlands being worth something also seems crazy to me considering how many times they've been printed / how basically bad they are

iatee, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:25 (2 days ago) Permalink

THS block EV must be pretty high right now

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:26 (2 days ago) Permalink

not really, it's just the handful of cards in the top standard decks are in high demand right now as people buy into the format

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

xxp enemy painlands haven't actually been printed much, just apocalypse and 10th edition i think, neither of which were heavily printed sets compared to today

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:33 (2 days ago) Permalink

9th too

iatee, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:34 (2 days ago) Permalink

oh and 9th. but people basically didn't buy core set before m10

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:34 (2 days ago) Permalink

yeah the huge difference between printings makes me really suspicious about peoples' predictions on the future of cards being printed right now. like there are *so many* shocks out there and the only serious demand for them comes from the growth of modern. until there are as many modern players as there were std players a year ago, how could shock prices be justifiable at above $10? yet these things often seem to break this kinda of logic. cards sit in peoples collections / people don't want to trade things that they think will grow in value / people don't want to trade things that are hard to re-trade for.

iatee, Monday, 20 October 2014 14:45 (2 days ago) Permalink

yeah i've definitely been re-evaluating the contents of my hoarding-not-trading binder lately, along the same lines. like, my serra's sanctums feel a lot more valuable than my snapcasters right now even though they're about the same price at the moment and the snapcasters are played way more in actual formats

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 15:26 (2 days ago) Permalink

yeah I feel like there had to have been more overall demand for snaps during innistrad standard yet they're more expensive now. part of that is just beyond some simply supply/demand thing - there really are a lot of snapcasters out there - and more to do w/ snapcaster now being part of the category 'hard-to-trade-for eternal card'

iatee, Monday, 20 October 2014 15:58 (2 days ago) Permalink

actually snap is played in 33% of modern decks right now so maybe it's close
http://www.mtggoldfish.com/format-staples/modern

iatee, Monday, 20 October 2014 16:02 (2 days ago) Permalink

i do think secondary mtg prices come more from perception and less from actual demand than people think

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 17:02 (2 days ago) Permalink

yeah i think the market is deeply distorted but its hard to exactly pinpoint why or speculate on where prices are going - i sold about 3K worth of cards two months ago and felt p good about it but i can see prices still climbing ::shrug::

i have no idea how standard prices are being justified though

≖_≖ (Lamp), Monday, 20 October 2014 17:48 (2 days ago) Permalink

standard is more demand-based than older formats

i think selling cards that aren't on the reserved list is always a fine move regardless of their trajectories, i've long wanted to unload a lot of my stuff but i'm waiting until i have decks built that i'm happy with in each format

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 18:03 (2 days ago) Permalink

I think in the case of Snaps everyone saw what happened with Dark Confidant and doesn't want to unload them at $15-20 when they're pretty clearly as pushed as that effect is likely to ever get

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Monday, 20 October 2014 18:06 (2 days ago) Permalink

yeah and snap is actually a 'better' card than bob at least insofar as it's playable in wayyy more decks. how many people really need bobs right now?

iatee, Monday, 20 October 2014 19:32 (2 days ago) Permalink

deathrite is a better card than both and never commanded $20+ price even when it was modern-legal, whereas snapcaster was $20 on day 1. hype cycles and price memory are a big part of it.

ciderpress, Monday, 20 October 2014 20:08 (2 days ago) Permalink


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