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post #31 of 82
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And yet it is still a piece of paper.

And so are the 2000 bills it's worth. Your point?
post #32 of 82
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post


I played online... had a white weenie deck (back when they had the asian cards).

Oh, I "borrowed" my friend's account (i swear he claimed he quit!) and I sold all his rare cards. Got about a grand. bought some really nice dress shoes with that money.

do I win?

legend.
post #33 of 82
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The WoW TCG loot cards fetch a pretty penny these days too. Every game is going to have its Spectral Tigers / Black Lotuses / Charizards.
post #34 of 82
I just find it crazy how much the value has risen so quickly. A couple years ago I remember them being worth ~1200, and now they've almost doubled in price. Theres also the fact that, unless the entire game tanks, the value will only continue to go up/it'll never go down.
post #35 of 82
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Originally Posted by robertorex View Post
Haha, depending on what your definition of "mid 90's" is some of those could be really valuable. Look over it before your kid trades anything and makes you

Oh, I've already put the kabosh on any trades with my cards. Some are worth a bit, up to and around 100$. Problem is I've played with them all so they are not worth what they could be. I have a few fakes as well. I can't help but wonder if they came from a guy I knew that made fakes back in the day. He'd keep them in all their protective packaging and trade them for real cards rather then try and sell them. He made out like a bandit.
post #36 of 82
I remember the old days when SF didn't have a Magic: The Gathering thread.
post #37 of 82
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I remember the old days when SF didn't have a Magic: The Gathering thread.

The bad old days.
post #38 of 82
In! Probably still have mine at home. Entirely Revised Edition though, and Teh Dark... Maybe Tagut can drive to my mom's house in CH and see what's still there.
post #39 of 82
Man I loved this game. my friends and are prolly gonna get drunk one night and have a draft.

I am completely out of the loop. I stopped playing somewhere around the end of junior high school. I had an upheavel deck that pwned.
post #40 of 82
What is LARPing?

Sorry I did not google before posting.
post #41 of 82
I spend the time I would otherwise spend playing Magic on adult activities these days.
post #42 of 82
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What is LARPing?

Sorry I did not google before posting.

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post #43 of 82
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What is LARPing?
Orchard Street Wolf Pack in da house!!
post #44 of 82
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So I just built myself a deck in the hopes of playing tournaments somewhat more regularly, and here's how I did it:

The Event Decks are a new product that were released in the current expansion, and they are basically preconstructed decks marketed as being better than average for the "tournament player". Of course this is largely marketing hype by Wizards and if you played one of these out of the box you would get crushed almost anywhere you went. I noticed that the red Event Deck is much better than the black-blue one and contains much more valuable cards, so I bought two of the red decks and basically cherrypicked the good cards so that it would be much stronger. It cost me about $40 so it's a very economical solution if you want a familiar looking Standard format deck. I say economical because many top tier decks in the current metagame have total ebay prices of several hundred dollars, and I feel I was able to get something competitive going rather cheaply. I always liked playing red because it's the color of insane speed - you can win with inferior cards if you end the game before your opponent can set up the board state to his favor. Of course, I have to run this in some Standard tournaments before I can decide how happy I am with it.

Magic's an awesome game because even if one day everyone hops on the bandwagon of the $600 deck full of mythic rares, it's always possible for much cheaper decks to win with superior play. I don't think I'll be winning any Pro Tours soon, but I think right now it's definitely possible to invest between $50-$100 (perhaps even less) in a deck that will let you join Standard tournaments and consistently place high, which = more cards in prizes etc. I think that the designers have come a long way in balancing power out throughout the rarity levels such that powerful decks are easier to build on a budget than ever before.

I don't know if tournament participation costs have gone up drastically, but the shop close to me charges $5 for entry to their weekly Constructed tournaments, and $20 for their discount Limited sealed night, where you build your deck on the spot from 6 boosters and unlimited lands. Seems like a good deal considering that boosters are $4 each.

I don't know why I just wrote that out, call it a "state of Magic" post from someone getting back in and just wanting to drop unsolicited information.
post #45 of 82
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Ok so I discovered Magic Workstation, seems to be a way to play Magic for free online. Will play a bit with some friends, and if I can get it to work smoothly and there's interest, I'll post some instructions up here.
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