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Magic: The Gathering

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by robertorex, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    I didn't play much Magic, but I played the Star Wars CCG pretty competitively in high school.
    Played this as well. One of my favourite cards was Cliegg Lars. You lose one Force just having him on the field. [​IMG]
     
  2. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    Played this as well. One of my favourite cards was Cliegg Lars. You lose one Force just having him on the field. [​IMG]
    That must have been from the WotC version...I played the old Decipher version. Like 1996-2001.
     
  3. heyej

    heyej Active Member

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    Located small box worth of cards in my garage a few months ago and had an nostalgic moment right there sifting through the remains of my collection. I was introduced to MTG during the revised stage but got hooked enough to scour hobby stores for alpha, beta and unlimited cards .. probably spent most of my measley high school earnings on them.

    Sadly I sold all the rare cards before the advent of Ebay. Seems some of the rarer cards from the earlier sets go for quite a hefty sum these days. [​IMG]
     
  4. suited

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    I always enjoyed playing mtg much more than I enjoyed playing video games. I can say it's the only type of fantasy, role playing game, etc I've ever liked (unless you count age of empires). When you're that age, it was fun trading up and building decks. Honestly, I also made a few friends that I still talk to today.

    As a joke a few months back, I mailed a piece of linen paper with singed edges, sealed with a drop of candle wax to a friend I hadn't spoken to in almost 10 years. All that was printed on the paper was a quote from juzam djinn "expect my visit when the darkness comes". Apparently he knew who it was right away, we had a good laugh.
     
  5. Lel

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    Sadly I sold all the rare cards before the advent of Ebay. Seems some of the rarer cards from the earlier sets go for quite a hefty sum these days. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Reminds me of a story of a guy who walked into a card shop a long time ago and really needed lands, swamps I believe. Tried to trade away his Black Lotus for about 4-5 of them (this was probably at the very beginning). Anyways after some bargaining, the shop owner eventually traded for the Black Lotus... for about three lands. I believe it's still there in the shop, framed today.
     
  6. robertorex

    robertorex Senior member

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    Magic's a very social game because you see who you're in front of and you have to be at least polite and intelligible if you want to keep playing in the future - qualities that people on the internet don't always have. Not sure what the Magic Online community is like.
     
  7. robertorex

    robertorex Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Reminds me of a story of a guy who walked into a card shop a long time ago and really needed lands, swamps I believe. Tried to trade away his Black Lotus for about 4-5 of them (this was probably at the very beginning). Anyways after some bargaining, the shop owner eventually traded for the Black Lotus... for about three lands.

    I believe it's still there in the shop, framed today.


    dat fucked up.
     
  8. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    Magic online is terrible. It lags, the system is rather complex if you want to do things in a particular order, and sometimes it just kicks you out of matches just to say FUCK YOU.
     
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    [​IMG] Reminds me of a story of a guy who walked into a card shop a long time ago and really needed lands, swamps I believe. Tried to trade away his Black Lotus for about 4-5 of them (this was probably at the very beginning). Anyways after some bargaining, the shop owner eventually traded for the Black Lotus... for about three lands. I believe it's still there in the shop, framed today.
    And yet it is still a piece of paper.
     
  10. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    And yet it is still a piece of paper.

    [​IMG]

    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?
     
  11. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    And yet it is still a piece of paper.

    And so are the 2000 bills it's worth. Your point?
     
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    alexanduh Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  13. robertorex

    robertorex Senior member

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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.
     
  14. Lel

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    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.
     
  15. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    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 [​IMG]

    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.
     
  16. evilbananas

    evilbananas Senior member

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    I remember the old days when SF didn't have a Magic: The Gathering thread.
     
  17. thenanyu

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    I remember the old days when SF didn't have a Magic: The Gathering thread.

    The bad old days.
     
  18. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    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.
     
  19. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    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.
     
  20. Cotillion

    Cotillion Senior member

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    What is LARPing?

    Sorry I did not google before posting.
     

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