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 (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

jordan is leading my parallel life i think

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

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

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

Finally managed to draft a deck that wasn't a trainwreck

Moodles, Monday, 8 May 2017 05:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ok, i give up

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 12 May 2017 18:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hahaha at that draft deck

Gravel Puzzleworth, Saturday, 20 May 2017 02:34 (one week ago) Permalink

I've played about 30 more sealeds in this format, and it's only gone up in my estimation

Gravel Puzzleworth, Saturday, 20 May 2017 02:35 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah it's a good set. not one of the best ever but above average imo.

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 May 2017 02:51 (one week ago) Permalink

objectively i think i would agree but personally i don't enjoy it and i haven't been playing it. it's a forgiving environment for high variance strategies, actually i would say welcoming more than forgiving, and while i think every good limited format should allow the dream of going all in on some bullshit, that shouldn't be tier 1. you have to be open to drafting decks where you can just look at your top 10 cards instead of playing the game, and that's not fun for me.

have to admit i only played a couple sealeds right at the release so although it seemed like 'who's got the bombs' i can't give that initial impression too much weight. might give sealed another shot actually. if only to keep me from looking at constructed decks...

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 20 May 2017 14:21 (one week ago) Permalink

I think every small set format has been better than its respective triple large set format since they​ went to the new system, so the bar for Hour of Devastation is high

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 May 2017 16:13 (one week ago) Permalink

really? i thought aer sucked

i have played 0 sealed of this format but have a bunch of sealed events coming up so i need to start practicing. i hear that it is good tho

( ^_^) (Lamp), Saturday, 20 May 2017 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think to some extent the things that make it a flawed-but-good draft format are the same that make it a great sealed one - I feel like a lot of sealed formats end up as midrange vs control vs more midrange, whereas because RW 1/2-drop aggro is so deep it's actually a sealed deck you can play which feels very fresh to me. And the same with combo - you never normally get to build around cool effects in sealed but it feels like cycling means you can a bit more.

MM2017 is the worst sealed format imaginable so I might just be biased that it isn't that.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Friday, 26 May 2017 20:25 (yesterday) Permalink

exert is a really good non-linear aggro mechanic which is what most sealed formats are missing. aggro decks in sealed usually aren't cohesive enough to beat someone who just trades 1 for 1 with your guys, whereas this set has a bunch of cheap common creatures that are hard to trade evenly with.

there's also a bigger thing going on here in the past 5 years where giving green removal has been great for draft but has tended to unbalance sealed in favor of green midrange decks. several things that green does like creature size and color fixing have always been a lot more valuable in sealed than draft, and having fewer answers on average in green/x decks was a counterbalance that's now gone.

ciderpress, Friday, 26 May 2017 20:54 (yesterday) Permalink

Wow that's a great point about green, cider. I've noticed the overrepresentation of green in sealed the last few years but didn't connect it to removal. Was there a good green removal spell in BFZ? That's the only recent format where I think green was not great in sealed (and of course, it was horrendous in draft)

Vinnie, Saturday, 27 May 2017 03:09 (three hours ago) Permalink

there's also a bigger thing going on here in the past 5 years where giving green removal has been great for draft but has tended to unbalance sealed in favor of green midrange decks. several things that green does like creature size and color fixing have always been a lot more valuable in sealed than draft, and having fewer answers on average in green/x decks was a counterbalance that's now gone.

yeah, just chiming in to say this was an amazing post!

Gravel Puzzleworth, Saturday, 27 May 2017 03:16 (three hours ago) Permalink

Wow that's a great point about green, cider. I've noticed the overrepresentation of green in sealed the last few years but didn't connect it to removal. Was there a good green removal spell in BFZ? That's the only recent format where I think green was not great in sealed (and of course, it was horrendous in draft)

yeah - moving tail slash-style cards from red to green has always kinda bothered me but its particularly noticeable in sealed. i think w/bfz it wasnt absence of good green removal (nissa's judgement was legit) but that green creatures didnt size that well against the rest of the format because of the eldrazi so it couldnt accrue natural card advantage by simply having the biggest/best creatures.

( ^_^) (Lamp), Saturday, 27 May 2017 03:22 (two hours ago) Permalink

yeah bfz had a fight card (iirc 3 mana instant) but the problem in that set was that green lost its big creature advantage to Eldrazi. ROE got around this by having green really own ramp (overgrown battlement, ondu giant, growth spasm all good ramp cards at common) whereas the best common in BFZ for ramping into eldrazi is uh Kozilek's Channeler. no green necessary!

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 May 2017 04:28 (one hour ago) Permalink


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