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my friend has most of the mox gems and every og dual land in both alpha/beta and unlimited and when we first playing i couldnt believe how much they were worth. his arent in perfect condition or anything cuz he played with most of them but the prices for old rare magic cards are o_O

also going back but i object to equipment more on game flavor than mechanics, some of the actual cards are p rad, i just dont like how rpg-ish it is, i guess? tbh my real problem is just the too slick and heavy card art and the stupid sci fi dystopia concept

є(٥_ ٥)э, Thursday, 8 December 2011 17:52 (eight years ago) link

the sci-fi dystopia stuff was just the setting for one block though (last year's)

the new one they just started is a sort of colonial/gothic horror theme, v. different

smh, Thursday, 8 December 2011 18:13 (eight years ago) link

I think the problem is there's this idea that you always have to give people something fresh and different and inevitable you're gonna run into diminshing returns w/ new ideas that can fit within what 'works' within the dynamics of mtg

I dunno, the Time Spiral block seemed to indicate that they aren't even close. Basically the "theme" of the set was the game itself, so a bunch of cards would reference older cards, and old mechanics like flanking and shadow came back, plus each pack had a random card out of a set of old cards throughout the game's history, with the old art and card face and everything, and were all legal to play even if they were horribly out of flavor. Then Planar Chaos came along as was like this "alternate reality" of magic, where white had burn and green had card draw. And Future Sight blew the doors off everything, adding another new card face, like a dozen new keyword mechanics, a bunch of cards that did things no other card had done before, cards that made no sense under current rules, and a card that referenced Planeswalkers even though they hadn't been printed yet. The whole block seemed like it was a clear "jump the shark" moment for the game but they handled it really well and demonstrated that there was a lot of design space left.

I'm in the mood to party (J0n Arbuckle), Thursday, 8 December 2011 19:24 (eight years ago) link

if you have a moment just revel in the bizarreness of this set, where like half the cards seem like outliers:

http://mtgsalvation.com/future-sight-spoiler.html

I'm in the mood to party (J0n Arbuckle), Thursday, 8 December 2011 19:27 (eight years ago) link

I'd like to try out cockatrice if someone is free and bored sometime in the next few hours

iatee, Saturday, 10 December 2011 20:26 (eight years ago) link

this is pretty entertaining

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_QYXXhXthM

smh, Sunday, 11 December 2011 08:25 (eight years ago) link

haha I feel 30% draw to that 70% repulsed

iatee, Sunday, 11 December 2011 17:01 (eight years ago) link

"an unstoppable army of infinite fairies"

And I was wondering why Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn' was being used for background music, but I guess that Ralf is a serious Magic player. Or maybe Florian is.

yes this is the real (snoball), Sunday, 11 December 2011 18:16 (eight years ago) link

I thought it was just classic geek rock

iatee, Sunday, 11 December 2011 18:21 (eight years ago) link

oh wow sad i missed all the good discush in this thread

at the height of my powers i was playing a p aggressive green/white deck that did well for me at middle school but was consistently getting my ass kicked when i went to HEAD GAMES or the other comic shop in my town, the name of which i cant remember, but which had like a super extensive hentai collection

thing is i mostly played some combination of red/green/white aggro/beatdown decks but i always really wanted to a blue control kind of guy. story of my life i guess.

max max max max, Monday, 12 December 2011 00:23 (eight years ago) link

btw i had a pretty big though not distinguished collection of magic cards when i stopped playing, and i gave them to my brother to sell to the shop in town, promising him a 50/50 split or something, and then for some unfathomable reason he buried them in our backyard? wish i still had those cards, or at least some money.

max max max max, Monday, 12 December 2011 00:24 (eight years ago) link

wait are they still there? you should go find them

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 00:25 (eight years ago) link

also you should play w/ me online

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 00:25 (eight years ago) link

theyre in a cardboard box at the foot of the apple tree, no joke. but i am 90% sure theyre like completely demolished

max max max max, Monday, 12 December 2011 00:26 (eight years ago) link

I guess if a magic card tree was gonna grow it woulda happened by now

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 00:27 (eight years ago) link

how do i play online

max max max max, Monday, 12 December 2011 00:29 (eight years ago) link

http://www.cockatrice.de

dl this program, it's pretty easy to install

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 00:32 (eight years ago) link

download it! also other people itt should. I really want to play tonight :(

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:18 (eight years ago) link

not tonight, maybe tomorrow, i got a hot date w/ john le carre

max max max max, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:30 (eight years ago) link

boo okay

I accept non-max opponents btw

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:32 (eight years ago) link

so i play this game. less since we've moved, but i've got a few decks -- fat packs from all the latest sets...

um. iatee, if this program works for the mac, i will play you

Mordy, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:38 (eight years ago) link

it appears that there is a mac version!

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:38 (eight years ago) link

i'm loading it right now.

Mordy, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:39 (eight years ago) link

do i need to download decks to get this to work?

Mordy, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:41 (eight years ago) link

no, we make decks, tho there might be some somewhere if we want to use those?

let's bring this to gchat = my real first name w/ an extra e in front

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:42 (eight years ago) link

lol i know i didn't play at all last time we did this but i just dl'd cockatrice...this is really easy to use for deckbuilding!

cad, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:43 (eight years ago) link

I actually liked mws better for deckbuilding but this is wayyyy less buggy / 100x easier to setup

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:44 (eight years ago) link

I'm gonna download the hell out of this Cockatrice

moonbop, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:52 (eight years ago) link

hey iatee, i msg'd you my gmail name if you mind adding me. i'm trying to get cockatrice working but it's a little confusing

Mordy, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:53 (eight years ago) link

if you don't mind

Mordy, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:53 (eight years ago) link

ya I added you, I can prob help you if you're stuck

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 01:55 (eight years ago) link

ok i got this going and made a deck in 5 mins. anyone want to play tomorrow night, 8 or 9 ish?

cad, Monday, 12 December 2011 02:48 (eight years ago) link

ya most likely can! this is pretty easy to play and setup the only drawback is the deck builder

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 02:52 (eight years ago) link

cool i'll check in on this thread tomorrow. what don't u like about the deckbuilder?

cad, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:05 (eight years ago) link

it's hard to filter cards by sets...or really at all and there's no sealed generator. we just put in some old world championship decks.

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:09 (eight years ago) link

yeah you would have to do the filtering in gatherer and then just pull the cards you wanted in cockatrice i guess. a sealed generator would be nice

cad, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:12 (eight years ago) link

everything else is better than mws tho. anyway I'm glad people are up for games again.

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:16 (eight years ago) link

you can generate sealed decks using this thing: http://ccgdecks.com/sealed_gen.php

tho i'm not sure they have all sets

cad, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:17 (eight years ago) link

lol I tried that already it kinda sucks

are you on a mac? I think there are some you can dl

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:19 (eight years ago) link

yeah i am on a mac

cad, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:20 (eight years ago) link

hmmm I'm sure we'll figure it out

can also just pick cool premade decks

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:22 (eight years ago) link

yeah i whipped up a deck based on one of my old irl decks

cad, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:25 (eight years ago) link

i want 2 fuc w/this but this week is crazy busy for me

є(٥_ ٥)э, Monday, 12 December 2011 03:55 (eight years ago) link

i'll get in on this at some point. what format/sets do you guys want to use? you gotta limit me or i'm gonna be coming at you with Knight of the Reliquary

smh, Monday, 12 December 2011 04:27 (eight years ago) link

well my comfort zone consists of everything through weatherlight but i'm adaptable

cad, Monday, 12 December 2011 05:00 (eight years ago) link

i would love to play some innistrad w/ whoever -- maybe draft?

Mordy, Monday, 12 December 2011 05:00 (eight years ago) link

yeah id like to try innistrad as well if only to prevent from allocating sparse dollars to this junk irl

є(٥_ ٥)э, Monday, 12 December 2011 05:14 (eight years ago) link

haha yeah as much as I like magic there is no way I would invest any real life money on these pieces of paper, that's why playing online is cool. I look forward to owning u all as I did w/ mordy tonight. (4-0)

iatee, Monday, 12 December 2011 06:24 (eight years ago) link

ayo

cad, Tuesday, 13 December 2011 02:04 (eight years ago) link

hey dude, I am up for playing but I actually have to go to a more stable internet connection which means I can do it in like 10 mins? msg me your gmail

iatee, Tuesday, 13 December 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link


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