Magic: The Gathering C/D

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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

Blue
You value knowledge, logic, and deceit. You love to pursue wisdom but also to manipulate and deceive. At your best, you are brilliant and progressive. At your worst, you are treacherous and cold. Your symbol is a water droplet. Your enemies are green and red.

max, Friday, 29 February 2008 16:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

ian, Friday, 29 February 2008 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm making a green/black variation on necropotence using greed & dark heart of the wood combined with drain life/tutors/stream of life/elves that give me forests when they come into play.

ian, Friday, 29 February 2008 17:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

also channel & initiates of the ebon hand for drain life.

ian, Friday, 29 February 2008 17:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

rejuvenate? is that the gain 6 life for 4 card w/ cycling? that's a useful card for this deck.

ian, Friday, 29 February 2008 17:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

elves that give me forests when they come into play LLANOWAR ELVES

see i'm learning!

bell_labs, Friday, 29 February 2008 17:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

i can't find my danged bayous. i know i have two somewhere.

ian, Friday, 29 February 2008 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

NO NOT LLANOWAR ELVES. that's a good, sensible guess though.

ones that let me find a forest card in my deck and put it into play.
wood elves? maybe.

ian, Friday, 29 February 2008 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

so on sunday my roommate & i played 18 holes of golf then went and bought like $60 each of magic cards. shit is crazy now! they roll out new expansion blocks like every 4 months! (found this out after we just bought some random boxes)

anyway, it was pretty rad for the 7 hrs when we got stoned and opened all the packs, read everything, made decks and played. its still fun, but major diminishing returns(lol not hte card) for sure unless we spend $$ like every week on cards.

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 17:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

played a bit last night. thinking about getting back in semi-seriously.

DUDE, I DON'T LOSE (call all destroyer), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was realllllly into Magic from like, 4th grade to 7th grade - like a 24/7 obsession. I was pretty good and read the magazines and websites on a daily basis - if I had more than $5 a week to spend on the game, I woulda been winning local tournaments left and right. Then one day I just completely lost interest. Thank god it was long before I had the potential to spend real money on the game. The funniest thing is that I looked up to all these local 20 year old guys who had the $$$$ for near-perfect decks. And in retrospect it's like, lol, I was looking up to some of the geekiest people ever.

Despite not really thinking about MtG for 10 years, I am bothered by how much info about the game is permanently lodged in my brain.

iatee, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

I remember one point in time where I had this badass green deck made up of relatively cheap and common cards that allowed me to play a dozen creatures in 3 turns and actually compete w/ legit players. It was risky though, cause it was an all or nothing type deal, and I pretty much knew if I was gonna win or not as we drew our hands.

iatee, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 19:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also there was this one time where I was about to win the local tournament (by tournament I mean like 12 players) and some guy who was watching was like "hey that card you're using, I think it's banned" and he showed me the magazine (The Duelist? I think) and it seemed like he was right, and so he went to the guy who owned the comic book store and that guy decided to just give me 2nd place even though I was winning.

LATER I went home and realized that the card was only banned for like Type 1.1 tournaments or some shit and we weren't playing that. That was the closest I ever got to winning a tournament. But I mean, I was a poor ass 11yo and these dudes were in their 20s - it was pretty hard to compete. The guy who tattled on me did a lot of hard drugs and when you're suburban 11yo it's pretty weird to hear someone talk about their hard drug use.

iatee, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 19:11 (5 years ago) Permalink


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