Magic: The Gathering C/D

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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 (7 years ago) Permalink

i was obviously a magic player

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

omg pog

deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:12 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

and my color selections were more noise

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

i had two revised royal assassins

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

maybe more, hell if i remember

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

8/8

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:18 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

my favorite is the red & white deck.

bell_labs, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:51 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

red & white is a hard deck to play!

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:54 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

jordan is leading my parallel life i think

deej, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:35 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:00 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

MAGIC CARDS.

so we have three decks now.

blue/black: all counterspell, hymm to tourach, serendib efreet, dark ritual, sengir vampire, demonic tutor etc. brainstorms & frantic search.

green/white: standard ernham djinn/serra angel/armageddon deck with sol ring, dual lands, savannahs, giant growth, savannah lions & llanowar elves.

red/green: needs taigas. blood lust/giant growth/kird ape. plus fireballs & 'bolts, assorted creatures and creature enhancers with an eye towards quick playability. i think the red/green deck has the maze of ith. there are also lots of coin-flipping cards in this one, like bottle of suleiman, mana clash and mijae djinn.

ian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

other options...disrupt, curiousity, island sanctuary, sapphire charm

iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 19:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

brainstorm plus the uw mirage fetch

iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 19:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

abeyance

iatee, Monday, 10 November 2014 19:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

went 5-0 at FNM last night with a Temur Monsters deck I've been working on for the last several weeks. It's a lot of fun to play with hasty or hard to kill creatures like knuckleblade, stormbreath, boon satyr, and ashcloud phoenix backed up with counters and burn, although I'd say it's a bit shy of true tier 1 deck. I faced several control variants which are pretty favorable match ups for me. Dropped a game each against UB control and Jeskai aggro in the final round and 2-0ed BW Control, a Mardu build, and Sultai control with Villainous Wealth. Definitely going to stick with it for now and see how it does.

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Saturday, 15 November 2014 17:23 (1 week ago) Permalink

i'm playing the one from gp santiago which i think is good
http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1220411

ciderpress, Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I like that one, was a bit closer to it last week. Currently I'm at -1 Heir, -1 Polukranos, -3 Strikes, -1 Crater's Claws, -1 land, +2 Stormbreath, +1 Surrak, +3 Stubborn Denial, +1 Temur Charm. Also a somewhat different sideboard with an additional Surrak, Icy Blast, 2 Angers, and Hornet Queen.

I've found that I'm much more excited about Stubborn Denial than Lightning Strike in general, so I've swapped them between main and side.

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:32 (1 week ago) Permalink

started gp ottawa 6-0 ended up 7-2. i was up a game round 9 and basically had the win on the board but fucked it up for reasons that will probably always remain a mystery. (although playing 8 rounds of magic on 3.5 hours of sleep def played into things)

anyway finished day one in 60th but i feel p confidant in my khans draft.

≖_≖ (Lamp), Sunday, 23 November 2014 04:35 (4 days ago) Permalink

awesome, gl tomorrow. what was your pool like?

iatee, Sunday, 23 November 2014 05:35 (4 days ago) Permalink

go Lamp!

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:47 (4 days ago) Permalink

Nice job Lamp, eyes on the prize. Latest episode of South Park was about MTG, was alright. Surprised that they kept the game about 75% accurate, even down to card names.

Vinnie, Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:20 (4 days ago) Permalink

It was weird, at one point they were clearly just reading cards off the M15 spoiler, most everything was from that or Khans, though at one point they had a Psychogenic Probe and even read the text off it, totally a wtf moment for anyone who knows the game. Interesting for me was how they cheaply reproduced the art on all those cards with similar but really shoddy images. If you know the original images it's kind of funny. This screenshot was the biggest I could find:

http://moargeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Magic-Board.png

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 24 November 2014 03:26 (3 days ago) Permalink

awesome, gl tomorrow. what was your pool like?

solid but not super busted abzan. i had a seige rhino which i got to cast in almost all my games. i kept joking that the gp anthem shouldve been S.R.E.A.M. cuz there were siege rhinos everywhere around me all day. the other rares i played were windswept heath and grim haruspex which was really good once i started playing against duneblast and/or end hostilites every round. the best thing about my pool was that i didnt have to play any bad cards like my worst card was probably war behemoth. also dead drop was insane for me and i felt pretty good about my choice to play one scout the borders as fixing and to enable cut/dead drop. day one biggest brag: beating someone with the wingmate roc, foil wingmate roc pool.

i had another disappointing day two though. i went 1-2 in my first draft pod 2-1 in my second. ive managed to day two all three gps ive played but have had pretty miserable day twos or really just first drafts. ive gone 0-3, 1-2, 1-2 in those three drafts. mostly this serves to remind me that mtgo 8-4s are really pretty soft and that i still have lots to improve in my limited game. anyway i ended up 10-5 for 78th place and 250 bucks. then since three people that i was carpooling with were still in contention in the sunday super series i decided to use my voucher for $15 off a side event to play a draft win-a-box. because it was the last one of the night they gave everyone an additional three packs for registering. i drafted probably the best khans deck i will ever draft - just the perfect b/w warriors decks with an amazing curve, perfect mana (i had two scoured barrens) good rares in bloodsoaked champion, utter end and the haruspex &c &c. had a very easy 3-0/6-0 and when i went to collect my box they gave me another three packs. so i won a box + 9 packs in a free tournament which was a fun way to end the weekend. sorry for blogging

≖_≖ (Lamp), Monday, 24 November 2014 19:04 (3 days ago) Permalink


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