therearerules

Magic: The Gathering

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So, I've got (the homebrew version of this) on my PSP now, and am sinking far too much time into it. I know some people on here play it, so figured I'd start a thread. Hopefully there'll be enough people to actually play this in real life(TM), at which point my electronic sterotypically blue control deck will be put aside for the only cards I actually own these days: a 'my first green' deck.
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[quote name='therearerules' timestamp='1296423356' post='7671435']
So, I've got (the homebrew version of this) on my PSP now, and am sinking far too much time into it.
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Is that 'Wagic'? I was looking at that earlier, after playing the Xvox 360 Planeswalkers demo through a few times.
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Yeah. It's utterly fantastic. The AI is a little off, and some rules don't work, but for a fanmade homebrew project it's immense. I've got DOP too, but that really loses something from not being able to tinker a lot with your decks, never mind deck build.
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I play a little Magic from time to time. My collection of cards is practically non-existent, but last year when there wasn't a great deal of WoWTCG play going on, I stopped by the local shop for a couple of events whenever a new set was released, just to pick up a few packs and play some cards.

Prior to that I bought the odd pack here and there when I was about 13, and sixth edition was out; I later sold my pitiful collection after my previous card-playing mate moved away. Following that I had pretty much a complete hiatus from Magic until Duels of the Planeswalkers came out - and while I was initially disappointed with the lack of customisability offered by the game, it turned out to be the perfect thing to re-teach me how to play and how synergies between certain types of cards worked.

I'd play more Magic but I simply don't have the time and cash to invest in another game! I'm almost always up for a game of DotPW on the Xbox or a starter-deck-off against anyone who might happen to be in the Midlands.
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I used to play quite a lot in secondary school, it was a pretty bad habit! It costs way too much :P

I started at the tail end of fifth edition and remember managing to get old boosters from tempest I think in the old Electronics Boutique that used to be in the Merry Hill Debenhams....ahh good times...I think I was in year 7 or 8 and me and my group of friends stumbled upon a group of older kids playing, I think they were doing their GCSEs at the time and in that way it was kinda cool, we used to play during breaks and lunchtimes...oh the memories ^_^

I ended up selling my commons and uncommons for hardly anything on ebay...I kept my rares and a couple of decks though...and I had a couple of the tournament decks they brought out. Tried the 360 live game too but it just wasn't the same without the deck building element...
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I used to play when I was back at school. I actually sold my collection at 1 point, then got interested in it again and bought more. I think I still have the cards somewhere as when I took them to a shop to get valued the guy basically said he'd give me about £5 which didn't seem nearly enough. My collection was pretty random, mostly made up of whatever old booster packs I could find but also 1 of the tournament decks I think. I also have a ton of cards for the Battletech and WoW (really no idea why I bought these now) which seem to be almost exactly the same game but set in different universes. I'd have no idea how to play now but I'm always being tempted to try the computer game versions.
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Anybody living near lincoln?? We have a ghriving mtg scene atm, loads of players old and new, playing standard tournaments 2 times a week and also casual inc the best thing to EVER happen to magic, the edh or commander as its now known format (google mtg edh or commander for more details, its soooo fun)

If anyone wants more details on our local scene or you want to come and play just pm me :)
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I dropped by the store at Lincoln when I was there for work recently and picked up a few WoWTCG packs. The lady behind the counter (who was lovely btw) mentioned that Yu-Gi-Oh! and MTG were really doing the business there, which is ace to hear :)
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Cool :)

The games store/comic culture is the shop that runs tournaments for the ccgs. They are a great online boardgames, rpgs, ccgs and all other games store, check em out on the web at

http://www.thegamesstore.com/The_Games_Store/Welcome.html

And yeah, audrey who works there is lovely :)
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Anyone who's London based and into Magic should check out:
http://www.thegamesclub.org/
for official tournaments and the like.

MTG Grand Prix London takes place on April 30-May 1 2011:
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/event/grandprix/london11
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I have a special draw for all the pre-release winner t-shirts with pictures of elves and dragons on them that I will never wear. It's like my hall of shame or something, though I still felt oddly cheated when I finally won again last month after a long dry spell but didn't get a t-shirt.
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HaHa!! I know what you mean, i have won magic tshirts before and they are beyond big!! Some have been like marquees!!
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I still have a bunch of the novels that came with the [url="http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Fat_pack"]Fat Packs[/url], the fat packs were pretty good. The novels however were not.
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I've just signed up for Magic Online. Moose and Strawdonkey tried to get me going on the WoW TCG, but there are no groups nearby, and with me being away a lot, online looks to be the way to go. I'm still building a nice Warrior WoW deck though :)

Am looking forward to getting spanked by real people, as I am currently just playing on Planewalkers on the 360. Its a shame you dont get the real cards, I may have to buy some too so I can get to some groups on my travels.
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Strider made a thread in OT. I can't search for it but have a butchers. I'm not sure why he didn't put it in here...
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I'm rubbish at Magic and always have been so the Xbox/PS3 game may be the right level for me. Is one better than the other or are they exactly the same?
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[quote name='jonnyalpha' timestamp='1299513439' post='7744040']
I'm rubbish at Magic and always have been so the Xbox/PS3 game may be the right level for me. Is one better than the other or are they exactly the same?
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Duels of the Planeswalkers? Should be exactly the same.
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[quote name='jonnyalpha' timestamp='1299513439' post='7744040']
I'm rubbish at Magic and always have been so the Xbox/PS3 game may be the right level for me. Is one better than the other or are they exactly the same?
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It's a great intro though, as you don't need to deck build. If you head through the campaign, you really learn how to play (I reckon) as the AI is pretty ruthless, but also very logical, so you get a good idea from it when to attack and when not to. I've bought the expansions on the 360, and thats now made me take the dip into Magic Online
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Excellent. I suppose I'll go see which works out the cheapest. I am truly useless though. I taught my daughter the game when she was about 8 and she used to beat me. She's very bright but even so........
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[quote name='jonnyalpha' timestamp='1299517862' post='7744224']
Excellent. I suppose I'll go see which works out the cheapest. I am truly useless though. I taught my daughter the game when she was about 8 and she used to beat me. She's very bright but even so........
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If you get the 360 version, let me know your gamertag. I'll be happy to play through with you. I think I am great, but I am probably poop. Would be good to play with someone who is learning though
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