Magic: The Gathering C/D

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ok http://www.wunderland.com/WTS/Andy/ProjectEBAY/MagicCards.html these prices are so retarded omg

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

people should all be blown up

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:06 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

i was obviously a magic player

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

omg pog

deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:12 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

and my color selections were more noise

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

blue + black deck, my sengir vampires and royal assassins were so so gangster.

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

i had two revised royal assassins

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

maybe more, hell if i remember

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

8/8

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:18 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

haha i think i some signed by artists too :-/

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

I sold a revised "Fork" for about 50 pounds.

Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

people used to call blue and black decks "bruise" decks.

Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

my favorite is the red & white deck.

bell_labs, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:51 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

red & white is a hard deck to play!

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:54 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

jordan is leading my parallel life i think

deej, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

type I was all about DUAL LANDS right?
my best deck was mostly blue, counterspells, those djinns that only cost 3 that were misprinted green; then red & white & green sprinkled in also...black was fairly worthless.
i miss my magic cards!@!!

johnny crunch, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

black can be great if you play it right, especially with red or blue!

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

i had a black/red deck for a long time but all my best cards were green/white so i tended to stick to that

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

my best deck was mostly blue, counterspells, those djinns that only cost 3 that were misprinted green

Now we're talking. Your mox sapphire alone would go for like $400 on eBay.

s. morris, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

i know! damn my 19 yr old self!!

cant remember what else was in it. maybe JUGGERNAUTS? the (actual) green djinn that was 4/5 and only cost 4 to cast? dunno...

johnny crunch, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Seasons Past is nutty. Just lost my deciding final match for prize in a sealed league cause of that card

Vinnie, Friday, 29 April 2016 13:59 (6 days ago) Permalink

tried drafting RB vampires again last night as it seemed open. i ended up with a cohesive deck with a good curve, but it kept running out of gas and i went 1-2. might've missed a play or two that could've swung a match my way, but all 3 matches were so close. i'm wondering what the contrarian drafting strategies might be. my experiment with UW failed, but i haven't tried the RB spells deck yet. my opponent drew that BW enchantment that gives his creatures skulk all three games, so it was the bane of my existence for that match.

anyway the set seems really well balanced over all. idk, maybe winning just depends on how well you can read what gets passed to you and balancing that with how pushy you can be to force a deck, if you open bombs.

davey, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 20:34 (Yesterday) Permalink

i've done well so far mostly with GB delirium decks, and i had one good UR spells deck too

ciderpress, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 21:01 (Yesterday) Permalink

gonna draft with some actual good players today, curious to see what they're prioritizing

ciderpress, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 21:04 (Yesterday) Permalink

I've had success with B/W, not a very 'natural' pairing for this set but it works better than I thought. The white guy that lets you discard to tap something can lead to some insane blowout games if you got the right Madness cards.

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 21:34 (Yesterday) Permalink

oh yeah, I forget about the GB delirium deck, haven't tried it yet. seems like lots of fun. and B/W is certainly not as bad as it's cracked up to be. good luck, ciderpress, let us know how it goes!

davey, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 21:48 (Yesterday) Permalink

I've had lots of good r/b decks at this point, I've probably drafted it the most. I think the key common is actually insolent neonate, get in for a few few points of damage then cheat something big into play on t3 + draw a card is really strong.

b/w doesn't have many payoff cards but it's still okay. u/w spirits is solid, not really contrarian. g/b delirium is very good, you get to play w/ a lot of good cards that just become better cards if you hit delirium.

the good u/g decks are the scariest to face, since when they go off (w/ all the key uncommon cards) they can build basically unbeatable boards. if I'm playing blue I either want to have that deck or like 10 flyers.

I 3-0'd with a 16 plains monowhite aggro deck, which was a lot of fun. prob not gonna be viable that often.

iatee, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 21:49 (Yesterday) Permalink

if you open thalia's lieutenant or always watching (I actually had neither) I think it's worth trying

iatee, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 21:51 (Yesterday) Permalink

Speaking of the UG decks you just mentioned, Ongoing Investigation has been so daunting to play against. It's good even in a non-green deck, but ridiculous in UG

Vinnie, Thursday, 5 May 2016 04:51 (15 hours ago) Permalink

Can't trade guys, can't let guys through. Can't win, basically

Vinnie, Thursday, 5 May 2016 04:52 (15 hours ago) Permalink

the worst thing is, not only do they draw their deck but they also can gain a ton of life w/ the various ug pieces, so you can't even really race them after they've 'gone off'

iatee, Thursday, 5 May 2016 04:54 (15 hours ago) Permalink

as expected all of the synergy decks depend on uncommons to really fire. one key way they vary is on how much they struggle if you don't get them or draw them. i love the UG deck but the commons can be underpowered, especially if you are fighting over green cards, so if you don't draw one of the good enchantments or the mole you can find yourself with a bunch of cards that don't do a great deal. green and white are the deepest at common so i do tend to favour those - those colours are supporting two quite different decks in delirium and aggro humans but even if you get caught halfway between it's not necessarily a disaster. i have seen some ppl disparage the colour pair but i think my favourite archetype is BW delirium/recursion. not only does that deck have some of the best uncommons it is also pretty strong at common. if you can get a couple each of the black 2 drop and white 3 drop that exile from the yard for tokens you just have plays for days.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 5 May 2016 14:40 (5 hours ago) Permalink

GR werewolves is solid, hardly ever really bad and deep enough to be hard to get totally cut out of. because of that i feel okay taking a chance on a pick 2 howlpack resurgance whereas i'd feel a lot more iffy about say a masquerade at that point. BU seems really bad, hardly any of the common zombies are good so the tribal theme is kind of lame. a couple of the uncommon guy that grants deathtouch would make me feel better about 1/3 skaabs clogging up my deck i guess. and the gold rare is so disappointing.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 5 May 2016 14:50 (5 hours ago) Permalink

the BG macabre waltz or morbid plunder or whatever-the-current-set's-equivalent-is deck is good in almost every limited format (BFZ/OGW was an exception sadly due to green being awful tokens nonsense) and my friend and i have been abusing it for a long time since it's always underdrafted around here

ciderpress, Thursday, 5 May 2016 15:23 (4 hours ago) Permalink


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