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Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:55 am
by Sabindeus
blehhhh too many red/white decks have huge bombs from Innistrad/Dark Ascension... which I don't own any of. :(

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:19 am
by Petrus
Man, I had no idea there was such a strong MTG community here as well. I've played since my 10th birthday (1998) but more-or-less quit (at least buying new cards) in 2003 when they changed the card face. I try to live up to my reputation as that guy who hates the new card faces, and I was mostly successful until this past spring when I finally cracked because RTR has been such a cool block.

Mirrodin and Kamigawa blocks added to the card style change - I didn't like their content and I liked the old cards, so I just said "screw it" and stuck to my old stuff. But RTR has been pretty cool, I really like the guilds and their mechanics, and I really really love Roman/Green history and mythology (was going to be a Classics major at one point in college), so I am looking forward to Theros with bated breath.

The biggest thing I hope to see is a return to more dual-color decks instead of tricolor. While I understand the state of mana fixing in standard is really good right now, I hope that Theros brings with it duals that are better for pairings than groupings. Hopefully it will also cut down on the number of Jund/UWR/Bant decks in the standard meta (even if Bant is my favorite of the tricolor groups). I'd love to be able to run W/G, W/R, U/G, and W/U decks in standard, and maybe even monogreen or monowhite.

Either way, until Theros comes out, I'll stick to searching out old singles from Tempest-Stronghold-Exodus (and the other old blocks that I don't have enough cards from) at my LGS.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:02 am
by Barathorn
/waves to Petrus.

Ok Sab, lets build you a deck for FNM that is good for a year or so.

The Monsters [27]

2 x Legion Loyalist
4 x Foundry Street Denizen
4 x Rakdos Cackler
4 x Ash Zealot
4 x Chandra's Phoenix
4 x Viashino Firstblade
3 x Ogre Battledriver
2 x Scourge of Valkas [get these while they are cheap]

The Planeswalkers [2]

2 x Chandra Pyromaster

The Spells [8]

2 x Mizzium Mortars
4 x Annihilating Fire
2 x Boros Charm

The Lands [23]

4 x Sacred Foundry
3 x Boros Guildgate
3 x Mutavault
13 x Mountain

NB - you may want to wait for Theros to be spoiled before committing to buying any cards currently but the dragon is suprisingly good!

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:33 pm
by Sabindeus
Annihilating Fire? Really? I kind of like Warleader's Helix...

SO yeah I did build a red/white deck but it probably isn't very good. Bara, once I get home I'll type up a deck list for you to pick apart

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:00 am
by Barathorn
Sabindeus wrote:Annihilating Fire? Really? I kind of like Warleader's Helix...

SO yeah I did build a red/white deck but it probably isn't very good. Bara, once I get home I'll type up a deck list for you to pick apart


This deck must have like 1000's of cards right?

:P

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:25 am
by Sabindeus
Barathorn wrote:
Sabindeus wrote:Annihilating Fire? Really? I kind of like Warleader's Helix...

SO yeah I did build a red/white deck but it probably isn't very good. Bara, once I get home I'll type up a deck list for you to pick apart


This deck must have like 1000's of cards right?

:P


no i am just awful

also since the last time i posted I went to DragonCon and played some casuals and it wasn't the worst thing ever. (it wasn't great but it didn't autolose every game)

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:48 am
by Kai
uh, dragon con. was there a few years ago when they had a grand prix. is that still more of a lack/leather fetish convention then anything else? Can't say I expected to see girls having their boyfriends on a leash and stuff like that. when we got into the room they had the magic tournament and it was crowded with the usual 16-30y old guys with backpacks, one of my friends went 'phew, normal people.'. :)

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:50 am
by Sabindeus
Kai wrote:uh, dragon con. was there a few years ago when they had a grand prix. is that still more of a lack/leather fetish convention then anything else? Can't say I expected to see girls having their boyfriends on a leash and stuff like that. when we got into the room they had the magic tournament and it was crowded with the usual 16-30y old guys with backpacks, one of my friends went 'phew, normal people.'. :)


roflcopters

the thing is, you find, seriously, all kinds of people at DragonCon. What you saw was not representative. In fact I'm guessing that what happened was you saw some people that you didn't expect, and only remembered them and didn't really notice all the other people walking around in t-shirts and cargo shorts. :)

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:19 pm
by Sabindeus
so how bout that there Theros

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:20 am
by Aergis
Been actively watching the prices now that we have a new inventory system and sales website...
WTF is going on with Stormbreath Dragon and Chandra, Pyromancer? Chandra spiked up to $40 from $20 and is sold out of most stores...

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:28 am
by Sabindeus
I'm guessing it;'s because her +1 makes creatures unable to block.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:56 am
by Aergis
Right, but she came out in M14 and has been stable since release around $20. Now it's doubled due to some combo that came out with Theros, but I don't see what it is.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:21 pm
by Sabindeus
Aergis wrote:Right, but she came out in M14 and has been stable since release around $20. Now it's doubled due to some combo that came out with Theros, but I don't see what it is.


I don't think it's a specific combo, just the general theme of Theros being big, ridiculous creatures that just get bigger and bigger and crush your face in.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:55 am
by Kai
no, chandra spiked up as there was a modern grand prix where most of the good players ran a jund list with chandra, not related with theros at all. that's driving the price up. the red dragon is just a good standard card after the 5/5 haste flier rotated out now.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:05 am
by Barathorn
Here is the slighty odd list I built and played at the Kent County Championship.

Madfish Reaper Rock - 3rd Place Kent County Championship 2013.

4 Reaper of the Wild
4 Sylvan Caryatid
3 Lifebane Zombie
3 Witchstalker
3 Scavenging Ooze
1 Lilliana's Reaver
2 Bow of Nylea
2 Underworld Connections
1 Whip of Erebos
3 Abrupt Decay
3 Heroes Downfall
2 Devour Flesh
1 Putrefy
1 Golgari Charm
3 Thoughtseize
4 Overgrown Tomb
4 Golgari Guildgate
2 Mutavault
7 Swamps
7 Forests

Sideboard

3 Duress
2 Pithing Needle
2 Ratchet Bomb
1 Golgari Charm
1 Devour Flesh
1 Ultimate Price
1 Primeval Bounty
1 Witchstalker
1 Lifebane Zombie
2 Fade into Antiquity

I was unbeaten but lost in the semi finals to U/B Ashiok Control [which went on to win the event] which the deck really shouldn't have any issues with.

Ah well next year.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:08 am
by Barathorn
Aergis wrote:Right, but she came out in M14 and has been stable since release around $20. Now it's doubled due to some combo that came out with Theros, but I don't see what it is.


It is 50% because of the modern jund deck and 50% because people suddenly realised how powerful Domri/Chandra/Xenegos are together as well as the soon to be winning stuff uwr control package of Chandra/Jace/Elspeth/Ral Zarek.

Planeswalkers are going to be a real thing again in standard. Hence Heroes Downfall AND Dreadbore existing in the same format. R+D are not stupid, they know.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:16 am
by PsiVen
I don't get to play enough events, but I was feeling pretty prescient when I built blue devotion for my wife (completing it right before the Pro Tour shot prices up) and threw together black devotion the day before it exploded everywhere too. :lol:

If only this game wasn't such a money pit... I feel guilty only getting to do about 2 FNMs per month.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:47 am
by Barathorn
I feel your pain Psiven, I win a lot of boosters and its hard for me to even stay anywhere near break even point.

Its a great game but the costs are prohibitive for a lot of people.

On the plus side I have had a really good year, probably my best year other than my Pro Tour qualification year.

Still not as good as I want to be though. This could be age. Once you get past 35 things definately slow down upstairs.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:53 am
by Skye1013
For the record... I'm not a competitive magic player (as in, I don't go to qualifiers or anything... just occasionally a pre-release and some drafting with friends.)

The M2015 set is making me happy.

New slivers... quite a few "flavorful" cards... more things to add to my crappy mill deck. I'm excited!

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:08 pm
by Zonzede
Dont care how bad it is, Don't care if I lose every game.
Until M16 I'm going to be playing Skittering Boom Engine (Skittering Doom Engine + Shrapnel blast)

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:46 am
by Barathorn
Zonzede wrote:Dont care how bad it is, Don't care if I lose every game.
Until M16 I'm going to be playing Skittering Boom Engine (Skittering Doom Engine + Shrapnel blast)


This is a thing. If you add in Trading Post until rotation you can recur your BOOM engine. Makes me happy.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:55 am
by Skye1013
I'm assuming you guys are actually referring to the Scuttling Doom Engine?

Anywho... I've started dabbling in MTGO again*. Played a couple M15 drafts and pulled a Chandra during my first one (though the deck lost horribly because I didn't get much more to play a decent red deck.)

In live cards, I've managed to pull a Garruk... which I'm undecided whether to keep or trade off (since I don't play a lot of G/B.)

*I tend to redownload it and buy a bunch of boosters every few years, so my collection is sparse and varied.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:54 pm
by Barathorn
I flirt with MTGO every so often. I am likely to be drafting a lot of the new set so if you want to add me I am BFF_Madfish [I think].

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:17 am
by Siekai
I am a judge (level 1 only) but I actually rarely play. Only pre-releases (sealed deck) and the occasional draft. I don't really like constructed which is probably why I'm partial to the arena in Hearthstone.
When I used to play casual multiplayer games with my play group they used to gang up on me and knock me out first so I kind of don't like doing that anymore.

Re: Anyone play MTG?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:28 pm
by Zonzede
Skittering, Scuttling, Scooting, Shuffling, Slithering, Sliding, Scribbling.

Whatever the word, it still goes BOOM.