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 (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

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:57 (7 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 (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

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:06 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

i was obviously a magic player

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

omg pog

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

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (7 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 (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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

8/8

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?

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 (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

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 (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

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 (7 years ago) Permalink

(plus 3 electrolyze)

iatee, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 16:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

i kind of want 2 get into this but it seems deeply complicated in an unfun way?

― THE BATHYPELAGIC ZONE (Lamp), Thursday, 11 June 2009 01:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha

deej loaf (D-40), Saturday, 11 April 2015 14:51 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

deej, have you been able to get some games in so far?

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Saturday, 11 April 2015 15:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i went w/ iatee to a draft last night and got murdered, lol

i have no conception of what the valuable cards are at this point

deej loaf (D-40), Saturday, 11 April 2015 15:19 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i mean valuable in the functional sense not $$ sense

deej loaf (D-40), Saturday, 11 April 2015 15:19 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Not sure how much you want to nerd out on this, but there are tons of helpful videos online.

These aired at from the Dragons of Tarkir pro tour yesterday:


ChannelFireball does a lot of magic online draft videos where they walk you through their picks:


If you really want to go deep, Limited Resources and The Magic Show do full set reviews where the discuss every last card in the most recent set to determine which are more or less valuable in draft.

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Saturday, 11 April 2015 15:59 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

xp the classic mnemonic for developing drafting priorities is BREAD

B = bombs, meaning cards that can win the game on their own like big flying creatures etc
R = removal, cards that kill creatures, the less restrictive the better
E = evasion, creatures with flying or unblockable or other abilities that let them get through blockers
A = aggressive cards; creatures with good stats and good pump spells/tricks
D = defensive cards; creatures that block well but don't attack well, counterspells, etc tend to be available late and aren't as important

obviously the lines get blurred when applying this to actual cards, like flying creatures with low power relative to their mana cost probably aren't actually that good compared to an efficient 3/3 or 4/4 ground creature but its a good place to start

ciderpress, Saturday, 11 April 2015 17:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

MTGO just replaced all the Swiss and 4-3-2-2 drafts with Swiss 6-2-2-2 queues. I'm a fan.

frogbs, Saturday, 11 April 2015 17:43 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

anyway, I've done a few DTK drafts and I'm baffled by it...almost feels a bit like a core set to me, because I always wind up with a bunch of unremarkable 2- and 3-drops and low-level removal, and games sort of go real long sometimes, both players trying to draw their bombs while not being able to muster up much on the ground. I see the synergy all there, especially with Exploit and Bolster, I just never seem to be able to get a solid deck going...any tips?

frogbs, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Jeremy Dezani got DQed too

Vinnie, Monday, 13 April 2015 03:35 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

anyway, I've done a few DTK drafts and I'm baffled by it...almost feels a bit like a core set to me, because I always wind up with a bunch of unremarkable 2- and 3-drops and low-level removal, and games sort of go real long sometimes, both players trying to draw their bombs while not being able to muster up much on the ground. I see the synergy all there, especially with Exploit and Bolster, I just never seem to be able to get a solid deck going...any tips?

yeah its a very core set style format ime so just solid draft fundamentals. i went 22-2 in the mtgo release queues #braggin just curving out and using combat tricks and some removal. weirdly ive been enjoying how simple the set is to draft after khans

no (Lamp), Monday, 13 April 2015 22:59 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i rlly like this draft format. its core-set-like in that it doesn't really have an overarching mechanical theme and thus rewards fundamentals, but still feels like theres more interesting things to do than in most core sets

my favorite niche thing so far is the UG conifer strider + taigam's strike deck

ciderpress, Monday, 13 April 2015 23:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

my win rate on the dozen or so 8-4s i have played so far is like 50% right now, which i think is the result of drafting decks that do "fun" things without necessarily winning games, which there seems to be a lot of scope for in this format

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:03 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i had a mastery of the unseen/4 x student of ojutai deck. mastery was also my win condition. i gained a lot of life.

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

just looking through the set again I think U/B is the strongest, especially since it's way underdrafted now. that deck just looks to get a ton of value and can wind up with a good board and 4-5 cards in hand by turn six pretty easily. that 'whenever you sac a creature, your opponent sacs a creatre' dragon is NUTS. G/W looks strong but there is a lot of removal for little creatures so IMO it has trouble getting off the ground.

frogbs, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 18:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I love how UB is looking. Really hoping I get a chance to draft this soon.

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 22:53 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

pretty sure RB dash is the strongest deck if you get a good one. have seen a handful of turn 5-6 kills already, mostly involving ambuscade shaman

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 01:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, that one plus the dash discount guy, so good

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

ime r/b then u/b then r/g then u/w then w/g

w/g is really the only clan (dragon?) that im avoiding and even then i managed to 2-1 a draft last night with a w/g deck that had all the inherent problems of that color combination

no (Lamp), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 22:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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