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Offline Zealousy

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2005, 05:56:53 am »
Ain't that the truth. I remember it came out just after I started getting interested in Magic Cards, but didn't get the game because of it was pay-to-play :-\. Then almost all my cards got stolen and my little world came crashing down around me. :o
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2005, 04:05:07 pm »
Magic Online (based on what I've seen in the free server) looks as though it really gets the job done. And well. Yet, as you have said, it would be so much better if you didn't have to pay for it. I don't see why they couldn't use the profit from selling tangible cards to support the servers.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2005, 07:52:31 pm »
I was a somewhat serious casual Magic player until I discovered Illuminati: New World Order from Steve Jackson.  Rediculously awesome.  I still have all my cards which is slowly aproaching 2000.  Sadly, it's a game that takes a bit of effort to get into and doesn't sustain a lot of attention.  I have zero ability when it comes to deck construction so I usually get my butt handed to me in most collectable card games unless everyone's drawing from a communal rainbow deck.  I miss the days of huge drawn out battles with one guy screaming "Why do I keep drawing Plains when all I need are Mountains!!?"  Ah...those halcyon days of yore... -leeman

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2005, 03:19:51 am »
Mmm, magic..Definatly blue/black/red decks. There's absolutely nothing like playing blue, and just screwing with your opponents mind for the whole game. sway of stars? man, you can reset the game over and over! Although it is 1 of my very very few new cards...everything's changed so much since tempest.

I'm with leeman though, the most fun I have with magic is just drawing random cards from a colour organized stack. Ie. Draw 10 plains, 10 forests, 20 random green cards, 20 random white cards. Then play like that...lotsa fun and every card you draw is unexpected.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2005, 05:47:06 pm »
I have just been getting into magic in the past few months. My friends kick the crap out of me all the time. They are somewhat more serious than I am though.

Before magic though I was realy into yugioh...
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2005, 10:06:25 pm »
I sort of play Magic... by sort of I mean take my little brother's cards and make decks that always beat him. I favor the 100+ card deck with every color in it. Hehehe... then I can use all my brother's good cards against him.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2005, 08:59:28 pm »
Hey I play this! My ex taught me how to play so he would have someone to play against, and it stuck on me.

I love black the best for some reason, and I constantly like to plan up tribal decks.

My first deck was a black/blue rouge (by which i mean i put all the cards in it that i thought was the best ::)) It actually didnt do all that bad against casual players.

My next was a black reanimator with sutured ghoul/burried alive with creatures like leviathan and krosan cloudscraper (i didnt hardcast those duh)

After that came a green squirrel tribal, which is actually really mean.

next i created a green/black poisen one for fun only, and it is fun seeing if that particular game your playing is the 1 in 20 you win lol

Now I'm creating a red/black with dragons - but this one is hard to get to work properly and damn is it expensive to build.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2005, 08:01:12 am »
So after reading this thread I went back to check out my deck and see what it cost and such. I couldn't believe it but Moxes are like $300 each or so and Black Lotus I saw from $500-$3000 each. And even my support cards were like $100 each or so. Damn, I remeber when I bought a Black Lotus for $30 and I thought that was crazy. Of course as soon as my wife found out about this she wants me to sell my deck right away. Sell my deck? Never!

I really would like to get back into this game but I don't know anyone who plays near me. There is a gaming center near me (it's called Neutral Ground) but everyone there is like 20 years younger than me ... it's a bit strange. Also I don't really like constructed deck games too much, I perfer the games where everyone gets a new deck and two boosters and has to build a deck on the spot. That is much more challenging in my opinion and it allows anyone to win and not just person with the biggest wallet.

Personally I used to never play blue and stuck with Red/Green or Red/White quite a bit. But in all the tournaments I used to play the blue decks would always make it to the end, so changed my tactics and usually play a blue/red/green deck (with a touch of black). It's hard to play a three color deck, but I seem to do well, and red usually ends up in any deck it seems (that quick direct damage can win you a game so quick).

Perhaps I will try the online version...
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2005, 12:53:51 pm »
I played magic a few years ago, but have given up on card games as a hopeless waste of time and money.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2005, 06:26:02 pm »
Dang Steve, you could just walk into any old gaming parlor and people would go nuts with the kind of old cards you've got. I think. I know the Black Lotus is pretty rare nowadays...

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2005, 08:55:56 pm »
I really would like to get back into this game but I don't know anyone who plays near me. There is a gaming center near me (it's called Neutral Ground) but everyone there is like 20 years younger than me ... it's a bit strange. Also I don't really like constructed deck games too much, I perfer the games where everyone gets a new deck and two boosters and has to build a deck on the spot. That is much more challenging in my opinion and it allows anyone to win and not just person with the biggest wallet.

That's why i like pre-releases so much, it's fairer on the poorer people (ie me) who wont  be beaten by those decks that run power 9. Also I find that great deal more players turn up pre-releases than anything else ive been too. I think this is because the casual gamer is more interested in that that the weekly tournaments at the local centres.

Good news is they'res a pre-release just around the corner. I know quite a few hundred turned up to the Champions of Kamigawa in Melbourne, but then, it was the first release in the cycle.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2005, 12:33:40 pm »
I play magic the gathering allot.

Sometimes i  play cardbattles online with friends and ppl i dont know on the internet, basicly the rules are the same but its online.

Also I'm currenty making a magic the gathering system where people can play mtg games online and chat with eachother while playing a game, the game is far from finished but we are working on it.


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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2005, 05:07:26 pm »
i can never really find anyone to play with.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2007, 12:05:39 pm »
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Magic is a game that I've always wanted to play as a kid but always looked too expensive. I think the only CCG I ever played when I was little was Pokemon. However, that's changed now - a good friend of mine at Uni is just getting back into the game after a couple of years because a couple of his friends have started playing. He basically built me a deck and we had a couple of games; I was surprised at how fun it is. So we went into town today and I picked up a theme deck and a couple booster packs (Reality Fracture from Time Spiral, which is Red/Blue), and had a few more games - I had my ass handed to me until I swapped in some of the cool cards I got from the boosters.

So now I play Magic, like I always wanted as a kid. The difference is - I can actually afford (well, it cuts into the beer money) to play which is great. Anyone else play or played? Any advice for a newbie?

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2007, 12:06:57 pm »
I had a starter set and a few booster sets, but never played seriously.

Fun game, though.
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