Magic: The Gathering C/D

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people should all be blown up

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:06 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was obviously a magic player

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

omg pog

deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:12 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

and my color selections were more noise

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

i had two revised royal assassins

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe more, hell if i remember

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

8/8

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:18 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

my favorite is the red & white deck.

bell_labs, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:51 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

red & white is a hard deck to play!

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:54 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

jordan is leading my parallel life i think

deej, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:35 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:00 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

this dude, so bad ass:

http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=1221

johnny crunch, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

had a really fun experience at a local ptq today - i decided not to play the ptq itself but showed up to do some side drafts and got invited to do some commentating on the top 8 draft and matches which was really enjoyable and exciting

dude (Lamp), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:37 (3 days ago) Permalink

that sounds awesome. anything online??

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 13 April 2014 12:41 (3 days ago) Permalink

had a lot of fun at gp philly. met vinnie.

opened a so-so pool u/w w/ decent bestow guys and an ornitharch but my only playable rare was spirit of the labyrinth (which is really clunky in a deck w/ blue draw). my deck was fairly consistent but unexciting and the type of deck that has to be played really tight because your cards aren't going to just win on their own.

lost m1 to a bad (but very nice) player due to a scry mistake / being too lazy to do math
then won my next 4 (vs. two bad players with a lot of bombs, then vs 1 guy who got screwed w/ his draws, and lastly vs my friend from ny who's one of the stronger players here and had a pretty good deck)
then lost a tight match vs a u/g deck due to miscutter hydra one game and the tempo advantage that came w/ the 'put two 3/3 centaurs into play' card g3. I think I played that match really well, just got outdrawn.
dropped at 4-2 because I wasn't going to win 4 in a row and I had a bus ticket home w/ my friend for 730. also I woke up at 4 am and was super exhausted.

vinnie, did your friend end up d2ing?

iatee, Sunday, 13 April 2014 13:22 (3 days ago) Permalink

Yeah my friend did extremely well. Went 8-1 day 1, drafted two solid decks, and ended up playing round 15 for top 8. Unfortunately his opponent (Pierre Mondon) had a bonkers Rakdos deck and my friend didn't have a chance. But he ended up getting $500, couldn't complain.

I had a dream pool and missed day 2. Boon Satyr, Spear of Heliod, Eidelon of Countless Battles, Silent Sentinel, Ornitharch, green Emissary, Raised by Wolves, Archetype of Courage, Ordeal of Heliod, Wingsteed Rider, Leafcrown Dryad, Skyguard, Hopeful Eidelon. My 23rd card was Agent of Horizons. Still confused why I lost. I lost 8 out of 9 die rolls on the day, but I think I was playing my deck too aggressively. I would make a Voltron flyer and trade 5 damage for 5 damage, when really my card quality is so strong, I should've been playing for the long game. A card like Voyage's End would blow me out. Also I had no removal. Think this format isn't good for my playstyle, I need to adapt.

Highlights of weekend were eating at the amazing market across the street and learning the origin of iatee's handle

Vinnie, Monday, 14 April 2014 01:55 (2 days ago) Permalink

so, some of these new cards are Interesting huh? 3/4 and 5/5 fliers at 3cmc. inspired gild on a reasonably costed 2/3 stick. an 0/5 sheep. 2 x 3cmc gods. not sure about pharika but athreos seem like a decent enchantment effect that comes down early and had a decent chance to come alive in its particular colors. seems like it could be a big deal in BW aggro.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:21 (2 days ago) Permalink

oh and the 1/3 double strike trample exile & play a card guy. that seems crazy.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:28 (2 days ago) Permalink

yeah way more interesting cards in this set than in born

iatee, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:36 (2 days ago) Permalink

cider got his riddle reprint

iatee, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:37 (2 days ago) Permalink

King Midas card is a great topdown card idea though it's weird it doesn't trigger on blocking/blocked by creatures. If you're gonna go the flavor route, why not go all the way?

Vinnie, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:41 (2 days ago) Permalink

i'm digging this set so far

ciderpress, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:48 (2 days ago) Permalink

that a nice idea w/ the midas having to 'touch' a card to exile it. it also occurred to me that for it to be a curse the exile effect should be mandatory.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:50 (2 days ago) Permalink

Just noticed that new enchantress triggers for itself too, that's a nice boon

Mana Confluence could be a huge card across all formats - I don't see it going below $20

frogbs, Monday, 14 April 2014 18:03 (2 days ago) Permalink

now that riddle of lightning is confirmed, my next more audacious request is for LSV's mystery 'impactful' reprint preview card to be Eternal Witness

ciderpress, Monday, 14 April 2014 19:44 (2 days ago) Permalink


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