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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2009, 07:45:36 PM »
I love control decks, but my friends hate when I use them. They're like, "Oh let's play magic" and then they get mad because they don't agree with the way that I win. And I'm not even that good, really.

My favorite deck is this one that uses a convoluted scheme that ends up with everything on your opponent's side of the field destroyed. It's basically a worldgorger/wrath of god combo, but I prefer to use worldslayer because it only costs like 50 cents and it's way funnier.

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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2009, 11:38:33 AM »
Up until Time Spiral rotated, I was giggling myself silly over Norin The Wary + Cream of the Crop.

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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2009, 02:58:35 AM »
I don't believe in netdecking myself, being victim to several over the years. What I will do however is look up decks that run the same colors I want to run (typically red/black, black/blue or red/blue, although lately I have been experimenting with the new elves from Lorwyn block and mixing them with older classics like Llanowars and the one that allows you to put Llanowar elves tokens in play (from Time Spiral block)) and look at decks for inspiration and put my own twist to them. I have never been to a Magic tournament, but I have played at my local gaming shop. They freaked when I set down at the table and started using Pestilences and other old school cards from before Tempest, as 95% of the guys I played against have never seen cards from before the Urza's block.  :D

I do not buy many new cards (I have not bought a booster box since Onslaught, but I am looking at some of the new precon decks from Lorwyn=present, the black/red one particularly (I think it is Army of Darkness or something)), but when I do, I wait until the initial shock value comes down under $10 (I am still waiting for Twincast, Isochron Scepter, and Panoptic Mirror to come down so I can buy 4 of each for under $10 lol.), and I order them off the internet because I have terrible luck getting what I need from packs. :banghead

My most expensive deck cost me around $20. That is because I made a soldier deck using 4x Dariens, 4x Benalish Commanders and 2x Kjeldoran Outposts. The rest of the cards were given to me because they were white and the guy had no use for them lol. I also have a sliver/cleric deck that uses Rotlung Reanimator to regenerate them from the grave lol. That is a fun deck because it uses Mistform slivers so I can change them to clerics, sacrifice them to Cabal Archon, and they come back as zombies thanks to Rotlung. Will either deck win a tournament? Probably not, but they are fun to play and that is all that matters to me. My girlfriend hates both of them lol. She even hates my new elf deck that gains life without using wellwisher. (I told her that if she wants to beat my decks, she should modernize her decks while remaining true to her concept. She just rolls her eyes lol. She still beats me most of the time when we play the WOW card game though (thanks to a semipro giving her tips at a spectral tiger tournament on how to run her warlock deck). ???
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2009, 12:39:09 AM »
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2010, 12:13:36 AM »
Never understood how a human being with the capabilities of higher intelligence could ever play this game let alone a few other games ripped off from it like Pokemon and the yu'gi'oh or what ever it's called.

I would rather play a game of Rummy or strip poker with a couple of girls.
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2010, 12:21:28 AM »
Never understood how a human being with capabilities of higher intelligence could resurrect a months-old thread just to put down a hobby that rquires quite a bit of intelligence and memorization to master and state their preference for a game that requires little thought, is usually coupled with alcohol, and often carries sexist overtones (specifically, the 'a couple of girls' part).

To each his own, yeah?
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #66 on: May 21, 2010, 12:23:57 AM »
Never understood how a human being with capabilities of higher intelligence could resurrect a months-old thread just to put down a hobby that rquires quite a bit of intelligence and memorization to master and state their preference for a game that requires little thought, is usually coupled with alcohol, and often carries sexist overtones (specifically, the 'a couple of girls' part).

To each his own, yeah?

Agreed, but mine is more self pleasing then yours.
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #67 on: May 21, 2010, 12:25:24 AM »
Never understood how a human being with capabilities of higher intelligence could resurrect a months-old thread just to put down a hobby that rquires quite a bit of intelligence and memorization to master and state their preference for a game that requires little thought, is usually coupled with alcohol, and often carries sexist overtones (specifically, the 'a couple of girls' part).

To each his own, yeah?

Agreed, but mine is more self pleasing then yours.
Meh. There's lots of ways to see girls in underwear. :smirk
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #68 on: May 21, 2010, 12:27:19 AM »
True, but to play a game and win is a lot more fun then stalking them in the night shadow and standing outside their windows.

Also Porn is overly overrated and is only for those who don't know how to sweet talk women.
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #69 on: May 21, 2010, 08:16:19 PM »
Also Porn is overly overrated and is only for those who don't know how to sweet talk women.

You really need to stop trolling. Just reading your past posts makes me want to put your skull in a vice. Seriously, you're barely a step above the spam bots we get here (at least they have the decency to shut up).


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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #70 on: May 21, 2010, 08:32:22 PM »
Also Porn is overly overrated and is only for those who don't know how to sweet talk women.

You really need to stop trolling. Just reading your past posts makes me want to put your skull in a vice. Seriously, you're barely a step above the spam bots we get here (at least they have the decency to shut up).

Nah, if it is irritating then ignore me, if by some chance that does not work then I'm doing some thing right.

But back to what I was saying.

My friends play this game, I watch them all the time and have tried many times to get in to it. I just found it's not a game for me to play or understand.

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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2010, 08:44:03 PM »
My friends play this game, I watch them all the time and have tried many times to get in to it. I just found it's not a game for me to play or understand.

Either download MTGO or get Duels of the Planeswalkers. Both of those follow the Comprehensive Rules to the letter, and the demo mode on MTGO can walk you through everything you need to get started. Its the complex things (like maintaining priority) that you'll have trouble with, but that won't matter until you want to go competitive.


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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #72 on: May 21, 2010, 08:50:22 PM »
My friends play this game, I watch them all the time and have tried many times to get in to it. I just found it's not a game for me to play or understand.

I think someone needs to take his own advice.

Nah, if it is irritating then ignore me, if by some chance that does not work then I'm doing some thing right.
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2010, 09:08:53 PM »
I think someone needs to take his own advice.


Yea I am, that should be obvious to even you at this point, don't you think?


Just because I'm not in to it does not mean I will talk about it and try to get a understanding of why people play it or like it.

By ignoring some thing another does is just a form of ignorance and I'm not in to that.
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Re: Magic the Gathering: Does this ruin the game?
« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2011, 05:23:07 AM »
Meh... to everyone his own.

I live in a town where I'm lucky enough to have 10 friends I play with. Everyone of us look at pro decks but not one of us copy those decks. We all are usually like :

"wait a sec.... wow that's an interesting combo but not the way I want to/would do it... ooohhh but I remember this one card that does it way better!"

I did end up making a deck that costed me $167 and is now worth $200. Its a mass agro vamp deck. Its so fun to play because whenever my friends realize what deck I'm playing they all are like:

"Oh crap he's playing his vamp deck!!!! All 4 or 6 or whatever have to target him or die!"

And I'm usually sitting there laughing killing them all off at once.

In the end I'm a strong believer that looking at pro made decks online is ok but put your own spin on it.