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 (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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

onbviosuly!

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 23:38 (four days ago) Permalink

well those are all rares besides trophy mage so can't read too much into them

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 23:46 (four days ago) Permalink

true

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:31 (three days ago) Permalink

initial guess is that Energy will be back but Fabricate won't

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 14:21 (three days ago) Permalink

energy and vehicles are obviously being continued. they said they were going to stop dropping major mechanics in small sets since people get mad every time they do it even when it makes sense

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 14:44 (three days ago) Permalink

and the couple times i have tried the lookout/skiff deck i have wanted to quit magic

so get this...the 4-5x Night Market Lookout decks are apparently very very good

(not necessarily because of the Lookout, but because of the 2cc Subtle Strike/Rush/Die Young at common)

frogbs, Friday, 2 December 2016 03:32 (yesterday) Permalink

nah i don't buy it. they are so fragile. if everything goes right they look unstoppable but if a single thing goes wrong they are total garbage.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 2 December 2016 04:05 (yesterday) Permalink

Since we're talking about black commons, every time I draft Dhund Operative, my brain sings it to the tune of Smooth Operator

Vinnie, Friday, 2 December 2016 08:43 (yesterday) Permalink

i played start your engines for the first time last night and it was good!

ciderpress, Friday, 2 December 2016 13:53 (yesterday) Permalink

lol. just as a bad trumpet blast or did you have a lot of vehicles?

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 2 December 2016 14:48 (yesterday) Permalink

the only time i have ever seen it cast i was wrecked by it

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 2 December 2016 14:49 (yesterday) Permalink

i had a bunch of sky skiffs, a copter, and the aradara express in my deck but was kind of light on actual creatures

it not only won me every game i drew it but would have won me all the games i lost as well had i drawn it on my last turn.

ciderpress, Friday, 2 December 2016 14:55 (yesterday) Permalink

the only time i have ever seen it cast i was wrecked by it

― Roberto Spiralli, Friday, December 2, 2016 9:49 AM (five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is kind of definitional with sorcery pump spells

ciderpress, Friday, 2 December 2016 14:57 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah just 2 skiffs and an express and that is 18 hard to stop damage. that time i lost to it, the big thing was the sudden swing of them being able to attack with their regular dorks as well as the vehicles, it just blew open an otherwise stalled board.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 2 December 2016 14:59 (yesterday) Permalink

i had a v sweet 2-1 draft this week that started flatwheel cruiser into flatwheel cruiser. my loss was to a fumigate/consulate surveillance control deck.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 2 December 2016 15:02 (yesterday) Permalink

Always wanted to dick around with Start Your Engines - I've never had anyone play it against me even though people seem more than happy to play Inspired Charge (as the most obvious combat trick ever)...there seem to be enough tokens to make it work

As far as the Night Market decks - here's an example of one that went 3-0

http://i.imgur.com/6V49Yj8.png

Like I was saying, I don't think it's the Night Markets itself, it's the 2cc tricks that are so good with them

frogbs, Friday, 2 December 2016 15:27 (yesterday) Permalink

take those 5 1/1s out and put in 5 playable commons of m/l any colour and that deck is probably better. sometimes you win in 5 or 6 turns and you feel great. sometimes you don't and your opponent is ripping 4/5 drops and you are top decking 1/1s.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 2 December 2016 15:40 (yesterday) Permalink

otm

Vinnie, Saturday, 3 December 2016 02:11 (seven hours ago) Permalink

a 3-0 GW deck, a rarity for me: http://imgur.com/a/JZnsJ

ciderpress, Saturday, 3 December 2016 04:08 (five hours ago) Permalink

eddytrail hawk is probably the card i've shifted on the most over the course of the format, i went from never wanting to play it to never wanting to play white unless i'm playing it

ciderpress, Saturday, 3 December 2016 04:10 (five hours ago) Permalink


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