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 (eight years ago) Permalink

i was obviously a magic player

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

green & white deck, in case anyone is wondering

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

omg pog

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

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

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

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

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

and my color selections were more noise

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

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

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

i had two revised royal assassins

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

maybe more, hell if i remember

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

8/8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

my favorite is the red & white deck.

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

red & white is a hard deck to play!

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

jordan is leading my parallel life i think

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

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

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

three 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

my strategy for moon has been force ur or ug and lurker/geists are the really strong multicolor cards. pretty much ignore the others.

iatee, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:28 (one week ago) Permalink

seems like early reports have Smuggler's Copter as the strongest standard card in kaladesh, which sounds about right to me

ciderpress, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 14:33 (one week ago) Permalink

my strategy for moon has been force ur or ug and lurker/geists are the really strong multicolor cards. pretty much ignore the others.

I'm amazed at how strong the UR deck can be, especially if you can wheel a Pyre Hound. I can't think of any other draft formats where UR spells is even remotely decent.

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:23 (one week ago) Permalink

it's been decent plenty of times but this is the first time since probably Guildpact that it's been the strongest archetype

ciderpress, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 22:14 (one week ago) Permalink

I dunno, UR Burning Vengeance in INN was good, and in both Ravnica formats it was one of the strongest guilds. Shadowmoor/Eventide too. But I agree UR is particularly good right now. I think Pyre Hound is one of the weaker reward cards for the archetype, which says a lot. You got me thinking what the weakest two-color combo historically has been for limited though. BG almost always seems to be awful or at least on the lower end, Infect in Scars block one exception

Vinnie, Thursday, 22 September 2016 03:00 (one week ago) Permalink

BG has been good for quite a lot of recent years (except in BFZ)

i think historically it's one of the white color pairs, probably WB? white has been the worst color in a lot of formats

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 September 2016 03:51 (one week ago) Permalink

might be GW or UG if you include the pre-modern sets, just because removal was so strong back then

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 September 2016 03:54 (one week ago) Permalink

WB was the other one I was thinking about for worst. I agree that GW used to be flat out the worst, back in the days when green and white had basically no removal

Vinnie, Thursday, 22 September 2016 06:24 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah the presence of all the 'fight' commons and having at least one Pacifism variant per set definitely helps there. my problem with GW is that it usually doesn't have the fun synergy that other decks have and as a result you get landlocked a lot.

frogbs, Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I went to my first Kaladesh prerelease today and opened a thoroughly mediocre pile of cards. I had plenty of removal, but nothing in the way of power. So I decided, since I didn't have anything else going on, that I might as well jam my 4 copies of Self-Assembler into my deck and see what happens. Suffice it to say, I ended up with a deck that annoyed the hell out of my opponents.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 25 September 2016 04:06 (four days ago) Permalink

that card is pretty good if you have 2-4 of them

ciderpress, Sunday, 25 September 2016 04:33 (four days ago) Permalink

I had 4, although I mostly played with just 3 as the fourth was putting too much pressure on my curve.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 25 September 2016 04:35 (four days ago) Permalink


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