Magic: The Gathering C/D

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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

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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Use that to cycle their deck

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:44 (6 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, 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

maze of ith is one of my favorite cards

max, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 06:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

I need to sell my cards. Dual lands go for mad cash on eBay.

damn

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 06:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

It was a really fun game as far as I remember. And when I was 18, me and my friends figured out that a couple of bottles of whiskey and a marathon Magic tournament was far and away the best way to get through an acid comedown.

chap, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 11:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

maze of ith is one of my favorite cards

Picture, at least, is rad. I knew some folks about 15 years ago who did nothing but play Magic and do bong hits all day. I called their house the Maze of Ith.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 15:49 (6 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, February 27, 2008 5:37 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Link

i think it's an indentured djinn?

bell_labs, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 15:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol @ maze of ith

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 16:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

maze of ith vs. mishra's factory

bell_labs, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 16:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Are you playing with restrictions and stuff?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 16:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

not particularly. there's only one demonic tutor in the black deck, though there could be two i guess. old habits, etc. also, only one sol ring in the green/white deck.

the indentured djinn is unnecessary (what with 4x serendib efreet and 4x sengir vamp) but still fun and low casting cost. i have no force spikes. i played from revised through about weatherlight, then again for mercadian masques. nothing since. i kind of want to pick up some tenth edition boosters, only because i don't want to buy birds of paradise on ebay.

ian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 17:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

I could also use some HOWLING MINEs.

ian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 18:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

also ideally, i would like some hypnotic specters so that i can take out the indentured djinns.

ian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 18:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ian, I played for about the same timeframe as you. Last summer a couple friends and I split a box of 10th and were pretty disappointed. What they do now is keep the current edition cards really simple/boring, and put the more interesting cards/cool mechanics in the expansions.

I had a sweet blue/white counterspell deck. Counterspells, disenchants, icy manipulators, and just a couple creatures to finish the job. I had these sweet 2/2 blue/white flying guys who didn't tap to attack, great two-way creature for a deck like that.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 18:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

any one ever play online? not the WOTC approved pay-to-play but the janky lo-fi programs? Doesn't look like there's any for Macs.

Was immensely disappointed when I stumbled upon the Wizards of the Coast headquarters by. Had to pick up some shit at IKEA and it's like right down the road. There were no animitronic dragons flying around and no fireworks displays. Just some shitty modern building with reflective glass windows and a stupid fountain. DUD

s. morris, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 19:23 (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, October 29, 2007 7:29 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Link

ian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 19:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

and I was totally going to offer to mail you some force spikes. Not anymore, buster!

s. morris, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 19:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would stay away from boosters, though. Stupidly expensive and you'll just end up with a bunch of worthless cards.

s. morris, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 19:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also you'll hate yourself.

s. morris, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 19:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think I'll hate myself just as much if I buy cards on ebay.
I'm not particularly competitive about it; the only person I play with regularly is bell_labs. I do all the deck construction, but I've run out of things to do with my backlog of cards. Any deck I make now will undoubtedly be much weaker than the ones we currently play with. As it is, the red/green deck is at a disadvantage.

ian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

Which of you nerds wants to sell me your old copy of the Talisman board game? Been missing that one lately and it's about as involved a game as I could possibly make time for now.

***

Oh yeah, I was at Gen Con/Origins '88 bitches! The gender ration at that con successfully cured me of RPGs for the last 20 years.

:)

NC

Nate Carson, Friday, 29 February 2008 12:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Take the Magic: The Gathering 'What Color Are You?' Quiz.

bell_labs, Friday, 29 February 2008 16:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

pretty accurate actually!

bell_labs, Friday, 29 February 2008 16:03 (6 years ago) Permalink


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