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#1    green_dude777

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:47 PM

Anyone here play Magic the Gathering at all?  Or used to?


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:55 PM

View Postgreen_dude777, on 24 January 2014 - 06:47 PM, said:

Anyone here play Magic the Gathering at all?  Or used to?

Used to, too expensive.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

View PostMystic Crusader, on 24 January 2014 - 06:55 PM, said:

Used to, too expensive.

Yeah, I've heard it referred to as 'cardboard crack' several times.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

View Postgreen_dude777, on 24 January 2014 - 07:01 PM, said:

Yeah, I've heard it referred to as 'cardboard crack' several times.

I was going to post that, I still like the game, I didn't want to publicize a bad name for it.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

I used to play :-) I still have a deck somewhere I guess.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:43 PM

Never played, but for some reason I seem to have inherited a box of the cards, lol.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:07 PM

View Postrashore, on 24 January 2014 - 07:43 PM, said:

Never played, but for some reason I seem to have inherited a box of the cards, lol.

Anyone with old cards should check their value, there are some older cards that are worth quite a bit of cash.  http://magic.tcgplay...asp  Here's a commonly used site to evaluate the value of your cards.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:15 PM

View Postgreen_dude777, on 24 January 2014 - 08:07 PM, said:

Anyone with old cards should check their value, there are some older cards that are worth quite a bit of cash.  http://magic.tcgplay...asp  Here's a commonly used site to evaluate the value of your cards.

lol, guess my cards are worthless.. They say Blood Wars on the back, and that isn't even on the list.


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:13 AM

View Postgreen_dude777, on 24 January 2014 - 08:07 PM, said:

Anyone with old cards should check their value, there are some older cards that are worth quite a bit of cash.  http://magic.tcgplay...asp  Here's a commonly used site to evaluate the value of your cards.

This is a good one also:

http://classic.magic...com/pricelists/

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:13 AM

I used to walk around campus with a file and my cards neatly inserted into the jackets. LoL. Now days, I play it on my iPad.  WOTC came out with a really cool app and a lot less expensive than buying the actual decks.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:07 AM

I play the game, and I've got so many cards I've run out of places to store them. Several binders full just sit on the floor in my room. It's a disease.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:59 PM

I originally started when 3rd had been out. I played until '97. A few times, I would look into getting back into it until I decided just to sell off 80% of my cards on ebay. I kept just enough of each color just to throw together a deck or two, but pretty much all of my rares were gone. Just recently, I decided to get back into it. Now, I am kicking myself for sellling all of my cards. To think, I had 4 of each of the dual lands...ugh!

MTG is a blast, but it is cardboard crack.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

I'm more of a collector. It's an addiction. I'm anxiously anticipating the release of Born Of The Gods.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:04 AM

I used to play back in the 90's. I had a kickass Goblin deck, lots of cheap monsters, Instants, Interrupts, Artefacts that hurt my enemies, let me draw more cards, lay down extra land. I can't recall the exact cards, but here is a rough idea:

4x Howling Mine
4x Black Vise
4x Voodoo Doll
1x Wheel of Fortune (Category 2 deck, the Wheel of Fortune was restricted, from memory)
4x Goblin Grenade
4x Lightning Bolt
4x Fireball
12x random 1-mana cost goblins
23x Mountain Land

I may have forgotten one or two or three special items (probably replacing a couple of the Voodoo Dolls/Black Vises), but this is my recollection. I got back into MTG briefly about ten years ago, but by this stage they'd released a bunch of new cards, new colours (crystals? Can't recall exactly)  so I didn't really get back in it for long. I wish I never got rid of my Goblin deck, though :P

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

I play regular mtg from time to time with a close friend... even though we haven't purchased boosters or such in years , we still manage to have a blast with fun combinations or just plain weird ones, even if decks are made out of outdated editions/expansions. Usually I go bant/naya aggro , and my friend plays esper control

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