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well i dont have $90 to my name atm so theres no risk i was just curious. amusingly enough ive pulled two of the really expensive innistrad cards (snapcaster and one of the planeswalkers) from boosters so its mostly just cheap cards left

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

although i know for a fact you two are both way underestimating the pleasure i would get from having a complete card set

its mostly lol cuz you can buy a complete set of innistrad on ebay for like $110 bux atm

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I think I have a hard time seeing things from a collector's pov but I'm like aspie on the other side of the spectrum. 'what is this object's functional value for me'

anyway I will play anyone itt cockatrice tonight

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

man i just started buying cards again. haven't played since ice age. shit is great.

i haven't played a physical match against a real opponent yet, just trying stuff out on cockatrice. i've won a couple games using decks assembled from cards i actually own. thinking about going out to the burbs for friday night magic tomorrow but worry about embarrassing myself horribly.

adam, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

cockatrice is super fun but dudes keep busting out these like $$$ standard decks and annihilating me, would like to play against decks comparable to those found at a south louisiana gaming store.

adam, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah when i played iatee last he used a constructed deck that just destroyed me like i could not win

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

look i like the forbidden alchemy into unburial rites into sun titan into grave titan via 8 million rare dual lands as much as the next guy but at some point it turns into an unwinnable arms race

adam, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw man I like the beauty of the unwinnable arms races, it becomes all about statistics and tailoring the perfect deck

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean I like the idea of it, I was very much against it when I was a kid and could afford exactly 3 of the cards needed to make said perfect deck

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally. coming back to magic after 15 years, with the internet-enabled secondary market and a grownup's disposable income--these serious decks are somewhat attainable at this point but my mindset is still firmly in buying boosters, opening them up and making do with what i get.

of course i am learning, to which my recent ebay sprees can attest.

adam, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha I still don't have a grownup's disposable income I just play online

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

nb by serious i mean stromkirk noble rather than 4x snapcaster

adam, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

look i like the forbidden alchemy into unburial rites into sun titan into grave titan via 8 million rare dual lands as much as the next guy but at some point it turns into an unwinnable arms race

this is why im only playing w/friends or booster draft/sealed

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm gonna play in the dark ascension prerelease. haven't played since invasion but made a new friend with a sick collection and played a couple cube drafts with him; was ill.

is cockatrice the new good online app? what about magic workstation?

i will also play people itt online. suppose i might as well get cockatrice

chillin in the volvo, listenin' to alva-noto (fennel cartwright), Friday, 20 January 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

cockatrice is way better than workstation!

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's way better in that it doesn't crash / is super easy to set up and use

but the deck builder really sucks and there is no sealed generator

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

dark ascension seems pretty neat so far, there's a card that raises all Zombies from the dead and then literally says "Destroy all Humans"

sucks to be like the one dude playing the hypothetical "Human" deck and just get totally hosed. guess you have to accept your fate

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

was thinking about a human deck for dark ascension actually, the human token generators + champ of the parish + all the innistrad human-centric equivalent seems like a good time. until the zombie apocalypse.

adam, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the 'stuff happens when you have less than 5 life' ability

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

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NZA, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

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iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

37 mil is for the alternative spelling 'magic the gathering'

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah there are some pretty obnoxious ones (like the pro black and green double strikers and that stupid "geist of saint something" that's way more powerful than it should be), but that card just amuses me - IIRC the Zombies in Innistrad aren't even worth playing in draft

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

im makin a t2 deck based around this card:

obviously its expensive to cast but it's a damn 20-point life swing and there are a lot of good accel. cards, so why the hell not? it's like a $1 card too

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha that's pretty dope

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are some blue/black mill yrself decks that work with zombies but it requires a really specific draft setup in order to get the big black spells to pay off ime

geist of saint traft is way overpowered but its p easy to work against. i still like g/w humans deck tbh just too many combos in limited rn

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

the 6-7 mana cards are definitely so much better than they used to be - i've had games where i'd be in total control and my opponent would just tap out and play some ridiculous card where its like "all your crreatures die, and oh yeah mine all get bigger LOL", whereas in the past it would only be like a 6/6 flyer or something

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

like travel prep + gnaw to the bone make g/w so rad

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

was thinking about a human deck for dark ascension actually, the human token generators + champ of the parish + all the innistrad human-centric equivalent seems like a good time. until the zombie apocalypse.

yeah 'gather the villagers' or w/e the new dark ascension card is that gives two +1/+1 human tokens looks so rad w/champion of the parish.

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

geist of saint traft is way overpowered but its p easy to work against. i still like g/w humans deck tbh just too many combos in limited rn

give me a break, it's got "hexproof", the dumbest ability of all time
so like, I can't touch it, but you can play that enchant creature that gives it +4/+4 and flying the next turn

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf geist of saint traft that's ridiculous

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean that's essentially a 6/6 w/ no drawbacks for 3 mana

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i havent played against decks w/that card much but its only 2/2

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah but if they get off to a slow start you can hit them w/ 6 damage

I dunno I guess context matters and decks are pretty small creature heavy these days but in old school magic that card would be banned in two minutes

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah Lamp and Morphling was just a 3/3!

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway i'm doin some cock on this sorin's vengence deck, it's actually working okay. what I hate is that I'm playing aganist the same damn decks over and over again, it's like these decks are winning magic WORLDS, you don't need to test them to see if they work!

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i have no idea what morphling is.

i can see why it seems overpowered and certainly the fact that its reaching snapcaster level prices tends to imply its really good but the couple of times ive played against someone w/that card it wasnt much of a problem, there are so many cheap creatures that can take out a 2/2 ive been able to deal w/them quickly and in draft no ones going to have a bunch of them

i wouldve assumed in constructed formats there are a lot of ways to deal w/ it then but the way its risen in price maybe not?

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

what id really like to see is someone get a werewolf deck that works

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

problem is there are hardly any good werewolves after transformation. moonmist would slay if transformation got more powerful.

apparently the new werewolves in dark ascension are better

chillin in the volvo, listenin' to alva-noto (fennel cartwright), Friday, 20 January 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

morphling was basically the most annoying creature ever, it just seemed unkillable, especially since decks that ran it usually played a lot of counterspells

geist isn't really a format breaker but it's so clearly powerful, a 3 mana creature that can end the game quick on its own and combos with a lot of stuff. like 3 mana creatures that need to be answered right away are so rare.

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i haven't really figured out how to make werewolves work but i like reckless waif as a first turn drop given that cockatrice constructed players often don't cast anything on their first turn as their carefully laid trap decks come to fruition

adam, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

er idk what format that pic is but it was originally urza's saga

iatee, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mayor of Avabruck seems very very good on its own. I have a friend who tried the werewolf deck and it simply didn't work, it gives your opponent too much control over what's going to happen

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean, if you're under pressure, you have to cast spells to deal with it, but if you do your guys remain shit humans. i would guess dark ascension has a few good ones that actually make the deck viable

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha yeah the one time i tried drafting werewolves it turned out p badly. the good cards are just so expensive to get out!

yeah mayor of averbruck is p good. i like kruin outlaws a lot too but yr curve on werewolf decks isnt great and moonmist is hard to time at least for me

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

vampires are quite good in limited btw - vampiric fury is everywhere and is pretty punchy, and creatures like interloper and markov patrician are strong too. i did one draft where i first-picked a bloodline keeper, then built a solid and super fast deck around it, with like 3 vampiric furies and 3 interlopers. i lost in round 2 though due to some crap pulls :(

chillin in the volvo, listenin' to alva-noto (fennel cartwright), Friday, 20 January 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't think i drew the bloodline keeper once in that second round come to think of it

chillin in the volvo, listenin' to alva-noto (fennel cartwright), Friday, 20 January 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moonmist is really the only great thing about the deck. Otherwise like I said it really gives your opponent too much power over everything. Kind of the anti-control

frogbs, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean i like a lot of the individual werewolf cards and im p into the flavour but its just so slow

w/ the stuff like 'huntmaster of the fells' it looks like setting up a combo/token deck for werewolves

xp - theres one guy at the store i play at that loooves vampires but i havent been so impressed. the group of friends i play casually w/ theres a dude that plays vampires that does well tho w/ olivia volderen and the nobles.

Lamp, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink


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