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Old 04-20-2010, 11:41 AM
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Hey guys, how do you feel about a sealed league? With the caveat that you record your matches, or at least make notes and post a report?
If this were doable, I'd love to try it. I loved sealed/limited environments.

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magic on xbla is the perfect way to scratch your ccg itch without making you continually buy more packs.
It's nice to practice strategy, but I get really bored playing the same preconstructed decks over and over again. More than half the fun of any TCG for me is building my own deck and the XBLA program doesn't allow this.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:30 PM
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I haven't played Magic in 10 years, but I'd be up for trying out a sealed online league as long as it doesn't cost anything.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:14 PM
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My #1 favorite is an Elder Dragon Highlander deck, 100 cards and the theme of it is "Every topdeck is so great you'll think I'm the luckiest man alive." Also, "No fetch lands because shuffling a 100-card deck every turn is not something you should inflict on your friends and acquaintances."
I love EDH, its so much fun to be able to play with all those cards that rocked in my old casual decks but are too terrible to play in constructed or rotated before I really got into it. I really got into drafting during mirridon bloc, so I have stacks of artifacts around. One day I was thinking about making an EDH deck and I found this sitting in my binder from my coldsnap prerelease. For those of you who haven't played EDH artifacts are ridiculously good and being able to tutor them out is absolutely bonkers. I quickly threw the deck together and it worked a little too well. I almost made a friend quit with the deck when I dropped a T1 isochron scepter with boomerang attached to it. He eventually blew it up, but by that time I had such an advantage that I simply killed him with his own general. That was an all-together mean deck, so I took it apart and made a new "everybody draws and discards cards" deck with wrexial.

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That Student card is insane I want four of them NOW
This guy is the reason I still haven't traded my playset of rangers.

Sealed would be fun but I don't know any random booster generators. I know MWS does it, but I thought it required you to pay for it.

Back to reading through all the mafia posts I missed :|
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:04 PM
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MWS is fully functional without paying you guys! You can play and produce sealed pools.

What we'll do is this: I'll generate 8 pools, send them in a PM to you guys. You guys will build the deck, SEND IT TO ME, and then we'll setup the matches.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:07 PM
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Okay if we do this I think we should pick a set that we like. ROE is nice, but people are gonna be playing a lot of sealed pools of it already. My vote is for Darksteel, Ravnica or timespiral (or all three, that'd be interesting!).
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:08 PM
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Well I think that I should surprise you all. But it's up to you guys to decide!
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:11 PM
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Invasion, Ravnica, and Mirrodin blocks are nice. Alara is cool too.

As long as we're listing favorite blocks for sealed.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:18 PM
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I have a paid version of MWS. I also have Online Playtable, which is better for multiplayer, but has a worse deck builder.

I haven't kept up in years, but I am quick to get back on the horse.

EDIT: yes please I am down for some EDH.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:20 PM
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Last block I played was... Tempest? or Mirage? or Weatherlight? Everything after Ice Age kind of blurs together in my memory.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:26 PM
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Clearly the best block is the Lorwyn/Morningtide/Shadowmoor/Eventide superblock.

Clearly. (Seriously, it's awesome...all my favorite decks that I've made have been from that block...isn't that right, Elf Warrior Deck?)

The Alara block is really cool too though...and while Worldwake by itself I wasn't too keen on, Zendikar was a good set and it worked well with Zendikar, so maybe it'll all wrap up nicely with Eldrazi? I dunno.

Also I am really curious to see what happens with the Scars of Morridin block.

While we're talking about sets.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:08 PM
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Honestly, I would play play RAV sealed in a heartbeat (fuck you, coldsnap, for ending the best limited environment ever early).

Does MWS do drafts?
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:15 AM
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Honestly, I would play play RAV sealed in a heartbeat (fuck you, coldsnap, for ending the best limited environment ever early).

Does MWS do drafts?
No, but a program called NetDraft does (it also exports to MWS).
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:48 AM
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This all sounds good.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:45 AM
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One day I was thinking about making an EDH deck and I found this sitting in my binder from my coldsnap prerelease. For those of you who haven't played EDH artifacts are ridiculously good and being able to tutor them out is absolutely bonkers. I quickly threw the deck together and it worked a little too well. I almost made a friend quit with the deck when I dropped a T1 isochron scepter with boomerang attached to it. He eventually blew it up, but by that time I had such an advantage that I simply killed him with his own general. That was an all-together mean deck, so I took it apart and made a new "everybody draws and discards cards" deck with wrexial.
Lordy. Crap like that is why Blue will always be my mortal enemy.

(It's weird... in completely different types of games, like RPGs and action stuff, I tend to gravitate towards the ticksy, the nimble, and the defensive. Which in Magic would correspond to Blue/White shenanigans. But no, in Magic I hate Blue/White and pretty much always played Red/Green. It's the only venue in which I gravitate towards detruction, growth, and power.)
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:25 AM
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Heh, boomerang is actually one of the kinder things you can do with scepter.

Yes, I'm looking at you counterspell, and you Orim's Chant!

My favorite current deck online is blue/green. Ninjas and lots of small comes into play creatures (plaxmanta: the secrete best creature in Ravanica) to generate massive card advantage and tempo. Eternal witness is just so good when you 8 1 mana instants (unsummon/giant growth) and a small pack of 2 mana counters/tempo builders. They really need to include Man'O'War in a masters set...
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:51 AM
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The guy I was playing against in my last round of the RoE event was waxing poetic about that Scepter. And it was uncommon? Holy hell.

Despite the fact that I only have a handful of cards from that block I have to agree with Alixsar on the Lorwyn block. If, for no other reason, the Kithkin are adorable.

I'd love to play online and get a handle on how this game works again, but sadly none of these things are Mac friendly. Sigh.

EDIT: Hey, it looks like Magic Workstation runs pretty well in CrossOver. Neat!

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:20 AM
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List of guys who are up for sealed(7):
benjibot
Nodal
Destil
Redgehog
Boojum
Mr. J
Alixar (?)

List of format votes:
Ravnica x3
Mirrodin x2
Time Spiral
Lorwyn x2
Invasion
Alara
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:38 AM
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My vote is for Mirrodin. I'm terrible at it, but it's fun.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:47 AM
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Ugh. Downloading images for MWS is a pain in the tuchus. Maybe I'll just play without art.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:18 PM
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I'd prefer 8 players for the league. So... Anybody else?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:13 PM
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List of guys who are up for sealed(7):
benjibot
Nodal
Destil
Redgehog
Boojum
Mr. J
Alixar (?)

List of format votes:
Ravnica x3
Mirrodin x2
Time Spiral
Lorwyn x2
Invasion
Alara
What? Are we doing something?
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:49 AM
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Well, you were talking about favorite blocks so I assumed you wanted in on the Sealed league I was planning.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:33 AM
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I just got 23 lbs of Magic cards shipped from my parents' house to mine. Time for some serious sorting and price-looking-up. (Jeezus, my Ice Ages and Chronicles are totally unsorted? What kind of lazy-ass was I 15 years ago? :P )
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:02 PM
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Demoweasel has alerted me to the existance of this. It's like Magic the Gathering, but instead of monsters fighting each other it's about furries having sex. It's largely played by fat nerdy guys though, so it's not much different. ZING!

I like this card best.

oh also NSFW NSFW NSFW

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Old 04-22-2010, 07:27 PM
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Yah, mirridon block basically took rarity and threw it out the window. Skullclamp (banned basically every where), aether vial (banned in standard when it was and now in extended) and isochron scepter were all below rare. Then again some of those rares were awesome too (chalice, trinisphere, chrome mox, engineered explosives and ravager). I once got locked down by a deck with arcane laboratory and an isochron scepter with memory lapse.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:56 PM
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Also, while not a "card" game does anyone play Heroclix?
I have bought so many of these things it isn't healthy. I fell out when the game died for a little while, but I've been curious about how the new stuff is, like Hammer of Thor and Brave and the Bold
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:16 PM
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I have bought so many of these things it isn't healthy. I fell out when the game died for a little while, but I've been curious about how the new stuff is, like Hammer of Thor and Brave and the Bold
The new Brave and the Bold along with the Blackest Night starter set is what has me a bit interested. How'd you enjoy the game when you were playing it?
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:31 PM
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Well, you were talking about favorite blocks so I assumed you wanted in on the Sealed league I was planning.
I thought we were just talking about what blocks we liked. I'll go back and read the thread later (after the game GO SHARKS!)

That said, ELDRAZI DRAFT TOMORROW AND SATURDAY WHOOOOOOO!!!!
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:33 PM
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The new Brave and the Bold along with the Blackest Night starter set is what has me a bit interested. How'd you enjoy the game when you were playing it?
At its height, it was great.They eventually added some cardboard character card elements to expand the power set beyond what their dial system could represent. By the time I had stopped,though, I would say it got a bit rules-heavy and expensive.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:53 PM
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I willing to join the sealed league, although I might need some help getting multiplayer running on MWS, since I haven't used it in a while.

And I vote we do Ravnica block because it's awesome.
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