Magic: The Gathering C/D

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god, my nerd days were spent playing Avalon Hill wargames. and banging chicks of course

brownie, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:26 (twelve years ago) link

my best nerd days are ahead of me still.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:27 (twelve years ago) link

http://images.boardgamegeek.com/images/pic93875_t.jpg

mine did not look quite as good as this one but I got pretty good

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

i had a revised shivan dragon worth $50

max, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

and my color selections were more noise

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (twelve years ago) link

i had two revised royal assassins

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:10 (twelve years ago) link

maybe more, hell if i remember

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:11 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

8/8

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:18 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

deej, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:34 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Ronan, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 22:59 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Ronan, Monday, 29 October 2007 14:16 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

my favorite is the red & white deck.

bell_labs, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

red & white is a hard deck to play!

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

jordan is leading my parallel life i think

deej, Monday, 29 October 2007 19:35 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:00 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

this dude, so bad ass:

http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=1221

johnny crunch, Monday, 29 October 2007 20:55 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

Use that to cycle their deck

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:44 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

maze of ith is one of my favorite cards

max, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 06:16 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

I felt bad for him, we had basically the same deck but he was losing in every fashion possible; he had the stuck at 2 land game, the mull to 5 game, the topdecked 4 lands in a row game, the oops forgot that had reach game, the can’t believe you fucking drew more removal game, the wow that mythic is stupidly good game, etc.

frogbs, Friday, 26 June 2020 00:54 (six days ago) link

anyway I’ve played 2 matches of M21 and wow what a stark difference, I forgot what the “grind out card advantage” style of Magic was like

frogbs, Friday, 26 June 2020 00:56 (six days ago) link

I really love Core Sets

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 26 June 2020 01:18 (six days ago) link

I like how core sets have just become a dumping ground for cool designs that just don't fit into other sets. though Brash Taunter has got to be one of the most unfun cards I've ever played against.

I got lucky to open Teferi, can anyone explain why this card is so expensive? It actually seems kinda underpowered for a big blue planeswalker

frogbs, Friday, 26 June 2020 15:53 (six days ago) link

its the face card of the set, people are gonna assume its good until proven otherwise

remember that you can activate him on all your opponents turns too bc of his instant speed clause

ciderpress, Friday, 26 June 2020 16:03 (six days ago) link

lol yeah I literally *just* figured that out

I am guessing this means it's gonna be huge in Commander which yep means $$$$$$

frogbs, Friday, 26 June 2020 16:04 (six days ago) link


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