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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Guild McCommunist, Apr 24, 2011.

Apr 24, 2011
  1. Guild McCommunist
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    You suck.

    But yeah, general Magic the Gathering discussion thread! Discuss recent and upcoming sets (currently, the upcoming New Phyrexia set), older sets, specific cards, the tournament scene, or deck building help. Hell, even reminisce (lol) about your fondest MtG memories.

    I'll copy Sterling's layout a bit.

    Thanks to Urza for linking me to this great website for deck presentation. Go here, enter your deck info, and post the link if you wish to share your deck.

    So me as a Magic the Gathering player...

    I guess you can call me a "casual" player since I don't do many tournaments or drafts, but I love the game. I spend a lot of time playing with friends though. I wouldn't call myself bad at the game at all (I'm probably the second best out of my friends), I'm just not willing to spend $100 on a single Jace TMS (although I have gotten 2 boxes in since Christmas). I prefer buying packs over buying individual cards because I enjoy the challenge of deck building with the cards you're given compared to just buying all the decks (although I'll be willing to buy some older cards for older theme decks). My favorite card is Ixidor, Reality Sculptor (the only card I've ever bought).
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    On that note of Ixidor, I've been looking into building a solid Morph deck, since it was one of my favorite abilities back in the day and my old Morph deck sucked (its since been dismantled). It'll definitely be Red/Blue (Skirk Alarmist + Dermoplasm combo), maybe with Green (mainly for Krosan Colossus or even Krosan Skyscraper). Tri-color seems a bit risky but multicolored lands/pain lands shouldn't make it an issue. I know pretty much all the Onslaught block cards I'd want/need but I'm not all too familiar with the Morph creatures in Time Spiral (or if they're worth it). Any suggestions?

    Have fun!
     


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    His format was stupid.

    Should have just bumped one of the previous MTG topics.
     
  3. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    I heard about M:tG when it first came out. Had to sneak around and buy my cards because my mother was pretty overzealous at the time and thought anything referring to "magic" was the work of the DEVIL-EVIL-VIL-VIL-IL-L!. (No, I'm not joking at all.)

    But that was the only excitement I ever really got from the game.

    /tangent
     
  4. Guild McCommunist
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    The last real general MtG topic I found was from Bonemonkey in '08. It's just better to have an up-to-date one with an editable original post.

    If you want to improve the formatting, please do.
     
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    I used to play with my friend Ben about ten years ago, but never got the hang of the mana system. I always forgot to untap everything and normally ended up killing myself. I enjoyed the game and I've always been a fan of the artwork on the cards, they're always great looking.

    I recently started up again. My friend Kevin and I normally meet in town for games of Warhammer 40K but the cards are less costly, require significantly less setup, the games don't take all damn day and it's not such a mission to haul them into town. A much better idea in the long run. Added bonus, my deck only cost me £2.50. I had £7.50 on my GAME reward card after buying my 3DS so I used it on my deck. I got the Mirrodin Besieged starter deck with the Victory's Herald holographic card. I might go buy some more cards later too as I've gained more points on my reward card and there's no games I want.

    Loving the removal of the mana burn thing. I'm not constantly killing myself any more.
     
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    Thanks, will do.
     
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    [youtube]9H367O_T4DU[/youtube]

    Relevant.
     
  9. twiztidsinz

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    I remember when Slivers first came out...
    I bought my first box of packs THE DAY my friends had a cookout/party/massive MTG "battle" with like 15 or so people.

    It was the first time I played that deck and it was never tested, contained 4 of each sliver + 2 Queens, some lands and not much else.

    It was also the last time I played that deck since about 10 turns into the game I destroyed everyone with infinite Slivers. With trample. And like +5/+5.
     
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    Slivers was so much fun. It was actually also one of the few prebuilt decks that didn't suck out of the box (I'm talking the Legion era Sliver deck, not the promo deck).

    I used to have a Sliver deck and although it was kinda average for a Sliver deck, it still won most matches against my friends. I dismantled it eventually since I never used it and I was gonna save Slivers for another day (and now with all these new Slivers from Time Spiral, it's even better).

    EDIT: I also recently got OCTGN up and running and I was wondering if there were any tutorials for just setting up online games.
     
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    Fuck, they brought back Karn? Wasn't that Urza's golem or something?

    I don't know, I haven't really been a huge fan of the whole new Mirrodin set. I loved the original but the new one just seems kinda meh. There's definitely good cards but I just don't find it has as broad application as Zendikar did.
     
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    uh, i have a lot of random red cards...

    let's see.... akki avalanchers... forest?, goblin replica, mountain, mountain, goblin?

    i don't really play, but i have some cards. >_>

    bought a deck a few years ago.
    my near by card store has a lot of magic cards.
     
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    Aww man... the whole Rathe Cycle was sexy as hell IMO (especially Tempest), but I definitely loved slivers. 2 weeks ago I was digging around and found my old blue/white counter-sliver deck that would always tear right through any decks my friends played, and had the overwhelming urge to play again. I'm sure it would probably get trampled by today's decks, but I was damn proud of it at the time. Also had an all-green speed deck that usually pounded the other player into submission by the 5th or 6th turn. The rate at which it could generate mana was just insane. Such fond memories...
     
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    I've been running an Eldrazi ramp deck and it's pretty sexy. Zendikar just brought forth tons of awesome ramp cards (reprinted Harrow, Khalni Heart Expedition, etc).

    Plus I have an old copy of Belbe's Portal which is like pretty awesome with Eldrazi. You miss out on their casting abilities but getting them out for 3 mana is sweet.
     
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    These are the only ramp cards anyone needs.
     
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    Primeval Titans run like $40 or something nowadays and I've only found one Overgrown Battlement (even in a whole ROE box).
     
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    MtG... I used to play it a lot when I was 12 or something...
    I still have my cards, and every rare in a while I play it with someone.
    But my cards are no match for any today's deck, since my "newest" cart is from Revision 4, I think. Heck, I can't even counter flanking (is it spelled correctly?), because my cards are older than this "rule".
    But I sure have good memories of playing it.
     
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    I played Revised through Weatherlight. When they started doing foils and numbering the cards, I got out.
     
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    Gotta say I'm not liking the new look of cards... although I think by calling it 'new' I just outed how long I've been out of M:TG.
    I use to have a Black Lotus and 6 Moxs (one double) and like 8 of each dual land.

    Another deck I had that pissed people off was my Strip Mine deck. Good Times....
     

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