― deeznuts, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:12 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
my best nerd days are ahead of me still.
― bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50
― max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
and my color selections were more noise
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 (5 years ago) Permalink
blue + black deck, my sengir vampires and royal assassins were so so gangster.
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (5 years ago) Permalink
i had two revised royal assassins
maybe more, hell if i remember
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
haha i think i some signed by artists too :-/
― deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
I sold a revised "Fork" for about 50 pounds.
― Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
Y'all heard about 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
people used to call blue and black decks "bruise" decks.
― Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
my favorite is the red & white deck.
― bell_labs, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:51 (5 years ago) Permalink
-- Ronan, Monday, October 29, 2007 9:16 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link
― deej, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:53 (5 years ago) Permalink
red & white is a hard deck to play!
― max, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:54 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
jordan is leading my parallel life i think
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 (5 years ago) Permalink
black can be great if you play it right, especially with red or blue!
― max, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:00 (5 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
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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
this dude, so bad ass:
― johnny crunch, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
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 (5 years ago) Permalink
the blue/black deck also has some other kind of efreet that costs only 3 for a 4/4 flier, but the downside is that it lets the opponent draw three cards!!
― ian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:37 (5 years ago) Permalink
Use that to cycle their deck
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:44 (5 years ago) Permalink
-- ian, Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:37 PM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Link
Probably not worth it. If the main strategy of the deck is control through counters and discard it doesn't do a lot of good to give your opponent three cards to regain tempo/replenish their hand. Do you already have force spikes in there?
I need to sell my cards. Dual lands go for mad cash on eBay.
― s. morris, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 06:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
there don't seem to be many flying creatures in block, i wonder if you could just play skyjerk/skyknight/firemane avenger and kill people without having to worry too much about voice or advent of the wurm. desecration demon is a problem i guess but there's turn/burn for that
― ciderpress, Thursday, 16 May 2013 22:05 (3 days ago) Permalink
this is my gp report
it's c/p'd from an email i sent so the format isn't all ilxy and lowercase etc
i hope you will enjoy
Round 4 (round 1 for me and my trusty byes) was against a former GP winner, Swedish dude. He had Infect and I had Tron - not a great matchup but something I could work with. I guess I wasn't so used to Infect, and how utterly mandatory it was to remove every threat on the board, 'cuz I lost Game 1 fast. I kept a 1 Urzaland, 1 Chromatic, 1 Ancient Stirrings hand, and it wasn't pretty when my Ancient Stirrings failed to hit a second land. I died on Turn 4 without putting up much of a fight. In hindsight I should have mulled that hand, especially since there was no Pyroclasm, but my Modern skills weren't that sharp at the time.
Game 2 I sided in my Spellskite. I was supposed to have 2 but mysteriously lost the second. Luckily, I drew it opening hand. On his T1, he Nature's Claimed my Chromatic Star and I tried to suppress glee. After the Spellskite hit, he hung out, lacklustre, with a Blighted Agent on board and a handful of miserable pump spells. He scooped as soon as I hit Karn, which didn't take long.
Game 3 I kept a decent looking hand. As in, it had Grove and Pyroclasm. T2, he Blighted Agent. My T2, I Pyroclasmed. All tapped out, he Mutagenic Growthed the Agent to keep it alive, and killed me two turns later. Backbreaking play.
So I'm X-1 heading into R5. I play a hatebear beatdown deck - the matchup is super even. Games 1 and 2 are nice and tight and we split the pair. The difference is, of course, Game 1, I don't really hit sweepers, Game 2 I hit a few. Game 3 he assembles a nice little board and starts swinging. Geist is on there so you know it's scary. I'm exactly one turn behind and lose the match.
After the match my friend informs me that I missed a land drop. I'm like "seriously?" but I know it's true cuz I can get absentminded playing Magic sometimes. Turns out, the missed land drop was Eye of Ugin, which I guess I overlooked 'cuz it doesn't tap for mana. I realize I was one mana short of casting All is Dust the turn before he lethal'd me. Magic has a funny way of punishing misplays - it kind of drives home "don't make any, no matter how inconsequential!"
So now I'm X-2, and I receive an interesting reward for my misplay. My R6 opponent has no idea what Tron is. He's also just a plain old terrible player. There's a point in G1 where I have 2 Power Plants and a Mine out and he's like "ohhhh, damn, does that mean you have your combo?" with a total straight face and I'm just like
I was feeling pretty good about the matchup early on. He drops a T1 Mountain and doesn't play anything. I wait for the Bolt at the end of my turn. Doesn't come. I can't believe my luck. Turn 2 he drops a Tunnel Ignus, which is unplayable in pretty much all format with no combo potential or anything. I continue to gawk.
There's always a catch. The catch here is that he was playing probably 16-24 land destruction spells in his deck. A baby could have beat me with that deck, and I go down in flames to his Tunnel Ignus. Both matches adjacent to mine can't help but gawk and crack up. It's brutally funny - perfect irony. I can't help but laugh myself.
Since I lost R6 so fast I actually have time to head back to the hotel and change. I do so, come back, and now that I'm officially out of Day 2, sweep my remaining 3 matches handily against some pretty good players. So it goes!
It was a pretty great experience overall. I had a bit of a consolation victory in the Super Sunday Sealed where I had a nice showing with a questionable pool and scored 11 packs. Plus, I'm feeling more confident that I can compete with the top players. Obviously I have stuff to work on but I'm not that far off. I'm still proud of a play I made where, with an Expedition Map untapped and 2 Tron lands out, I notice he suspiciously has 3 untapped mana, with a white in there. I decline to pop the Map and cast my Oblivion Stone instead, and right as rain, he ends my turn by flashing in the Aven Mindcensor he had brought in from the SB specifically to hose my Maps. Felt pretty darn good.
― beetlejuice mane (fennel cartwright), Friday, 17 May 2013 05:09 (2 days ago) Permalink
also cider, i did well with a block deck that went judge's familiar/skyjek/reckoner/skyknight/hypersonic dragon/aurelia. you should try it out. DGM offers lots of new goodies for that deck. i ran civic saber to great effect but for sure with DGM you can cut a lot of the borderline cards (judge's, skyjek, saber) and throw in heat. maybe legion's initiative and tajic, and for sure lavinia.
― beetlejuice mane (fennel cartwright), Friday, 17 May 2013 05:12 (2 days ago) Permalink
fennel i used your civic saber deck as the basis for my block deck i went bigger and cut the saber package and instead focused on etb triggers and tempo
― Lamp, Friday, 17 May 2013 05:19 (2 days ago) Permalink
i decided to just throw together the varolz deck since i was only missing 1 card from it (varolz) and it seems to fit my criteria. will probably play it for the first time in the actual mocs event which is awkward but i honestly don't care too much about the mocs anyway
― ciderpress, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:06 (2 days ago) Permalink
this is pretty neat
― frogbs, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:25 (2 days ago) Permalink
fennel, that was GP Portland? Did you play against any cool brew-y decks?
― Vinnie, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:28 (2 days ago) Permalink
Also, I am very accustomed to the 6-3 GP :-/
― Vinnie, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:30 (2 days ago) Permalink
Woot! Went 3-0 in DGR draft at my LGS tonight. I made a vow to limit myself to 2 colors as much as possible and it paid off. My opponents had mana struggles while I managed to stay consistent.
Here's what I ran:
Rakdos cacklerMuggingElectrickerySyndic of tithesGore-house chainwalkerMartial gloryStreet spasmAzorius cluestoneAvenging arrowEmber beastViashino racketeerCourt street denizen2 Viashino firstbladeGift of orzhovaAssault griffinSmelt-ward gatekeepersSteeple rocNav squad commandosLavinia of the tenthFortress cyclopsBlaze commandoFoundry champion 7 plains7 mountains2 izzet guildgateRogue's passage
― Moodles, Saturday, 18 May 2013 05:24 (Yesterday) Permalink