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Magic The Gathering?

Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 5:06am

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Alright everyone here's the story: my buddy who thinks he's a major trend setter has decided that the new thing is this Magic game. He has become awfully full of himself boasting that he can beat anyone of us anytime. Now I personally don't really care for the game, but I do care about making him shut his f*cking mouth. That being said, I want to beat the crap out of him at his own game. Here's what I know:

- he has a blue deck
- a lot of his monster thingies can fly

I understand the basic concept of how to play n stuff but I was kinda hoping someone on here could tell me what color combos are best to smack the sh!t out of his stupid flying blue cards. Does anyone on here even play this game?
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 5:13am

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Heh....'trendsetter', 'Magic: The Gathering', and '2010' are very odd words to put into one sentence...

I'm guessing that you will have to invest a bit of time into learning this game to beat him, seeing as he sounds pretty invested already. Have you tried looking at these?

More importantly, by learning the game and beating him, aren't you proving him right? He's a setting a trend, and you are following it. Beating him at his own game (so to speak) would only fuel this notion that he can turn the masses 'on' to this game. I would think a much more effective tactic would be to simply ignore him and let it fizzle out. Don't waste your money or time smile
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 5:20am

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rogolo wrote:

Heh....'trendsetter', 'Magic: The Gathering', and '2010' are very odd words to put into one sentence...
'2010' is not in that sentence, nor anywhere else in his post. But yeah.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 5:25am

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I remember when I was 9 and someone tried to show me Magic The Gathering and thinking "I think I'm a little too old for this."

And I was 9. I then proceeded to then buy Pokemon cards.

Hopefully that perspective-based anecdote describes my thoughts clearly enough.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 12:37pm

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The FE wrote:

Alright everyone here's the story: my buddy who thinks he's a major trend setter has decided that the new thing is this Magic game.
I think we've dropped back through time to 1993!

This is heavy.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 1:28pm

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Tarn wrote:

This is heavy.
Weight has nothing to do with it.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 1:45pm

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I guess you guys aren't ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 2:55pm

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I guess you guys aren't ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.
The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 4:06pm

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You want a Pepsi, PAL, you're gonna pay for it.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 4:26pm

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That really takes me back.
I got pulled over just the other day.

Cop= Do you know how fast you were going? mad

Me= No sir. neutral

Cop= I clocked you doing 90 in a 70mph zone. mad

Me= Sir... that's impossible. wink

Cop= How do you figure? mad

Me= Because my flux capacitor would have kicked in at 88mph. razz

The officer though it was so funny he let me off with a warning. I'm really glad he knew the movie.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 4:37pm

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I never played the Magic game, but I do own a few of the cards. I always thought the artwork was cool. If you want to beat your friend ask if he ever played 52 pickup using Magic cards.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 4:58pm

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Any of you guys got any good Pogs tips?
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 5:06pm

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Pooky wrote:

Any of you guys got any good Pogs tips?
Always use a heavy slammer, quality brass ones are the best.
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 7:06pm

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Hehe BTTF for the win.

Its not so much that I want to keep playing afterwards I just want to shut him up. Granted it seems like im following the trend, but whatever. I tried googling it but didn't find a lot in the ways of screwing blue cards. I just wanted to know if anyone knew about it is all.

ps spydurhank I hope you dont mind, but if that ever happens to me im totally stealing your line smile
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 7:12pm

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A common tactic against Blue cards is to use Red cards. Simple as that, really!
Posted: Mon, 25th Oct 2010, 7:18pm

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Pooky wrote:

A common tactic against Blue cards is to use Red cards. Simple as that, really!
Tell him your deck is Purple. That'll really get his blood boiling.
Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2010, 2:42am

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lol, i use the play the game a long time ago, when i was like 12 lol. But then my dad sold all the cards so i havnt played since then.... good luck.
Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2010, 6:23am

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ps spydurhank I hope you dont mind, but if that ever happens to me im totally stealing your line smile
No prob man... just don't speed on purpose and drive safe.
Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2010, 1:16pm

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I don't play Magic, but they do have a few online versions that are free and good (I think there are 2 that most players use). There are people who play Magic professionally, so the online Magic community might be more useful than FXHome. Online versions will have a chat feature.

I know people who are disgustingly good at it and I'm sure they would have given me some great tips if I understood how to play or gave two sh*ts. Let us know how it goes, revenge is sweet.
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 3:15pm

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Your deck doesn't have to be entirely one colour. Though it does make it easier to 'fund' attacks because your lands are always the same colour as the creatures - I always used to cut some other cards & lands into my decks.

There was a card called 'Whirlwind' or 'Tornado' or something. That basically knocks every flying creature into the graveyard. Let him build up his monsters and then deploy that would be a sure way to win. I think it was a green card.

Edit : Found it -


Another way to win (and the way I played) was to have an entirely black deck with lots of plague rats and 7/7 creatures that had 'trample'. The Plague Rats would cause a constant amount of damage to be blocked and the creatures with trample would damage the player if they were blocked.

Ultimately, you only have to damage the player to win. If you can't kill the creatures, go for the player. Flying monsters are a pain.

-Matt

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Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 3:20pm

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

Ultimately, you only have to damage the player to win. If you can't kill the creatures, go for the player.
I suggest you give your friend a wedgie. Should neutralise the player quite effectively.
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 3:20pm

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A squirrel?
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 3:38pm

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Learning to beat him sounds boring - how about cheating? Can you fake up some cards of your own with some kind of superpowers? Or if you have your own deck of cards, keep a stock of the ones that are most useful against him.

Or better still, if you really want to win not just the game, but all the cool points, next time he gets funny about it, just laugh at him and walk away saying "Dude, are you like, 8, or something?" Or say you're going to the pub. Or point out how the chicks really dig little kids games and perhaps he could get some play-doh as well to really drive them ga-ga.
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 3:42pm

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Tarn wrote:

A squirrel?
Only on the outside.
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 4:07pm

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Sorry chaps,

I forgot that posting about any hobby other than film making in the general chat was by rule, met with criticism and belittling. Won't happen again!

Really, if we're going to have threads about computer games I don't see what's wrong with threads like these. I'm a bit disappointed with the responses.

-Matt
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 4:11pm

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Ah sorry.. I was joking.

Magic was sort of around when I was in my early teens, but no-one I knew played it, so while I did have some of the cards, I just kept the ones with the best pictures on them smile
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 4:37pm

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Matt - which responses? crazy

My squirrel comment was relating to the apparently broken image in your post.
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 4:49pm

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Or better still, if you really want to win not just the game, but all the cool points, next time he gets funny about it, just laugh at him and walk away saying "Dude, are you like, 8, or something?" Or say you're going to the pub. Or point out how the chicks really dig little kids games and perhaps he could get some play-doh as well to really drive them ga-ga.
I admit, I laughed. But there's having a joke and derailing an entire thread into jokes with no useful or pertinent information in-between. You need only scroll up to find more, and I'm not expecting apologies - just voicing my discontent.

For example, if someone posted in a computer game thread 'Computer games are for kids. Go outside and get a girlfriend!' - even if it was meant to be humorous, I expect you would post some form of reaction.

Fixed the squirrel image though, didn't spot that!

-Matt
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 6:58pm

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Matt, my genuine apologies, no offence meant - I was trying to give the OP ways to score points off his overbearing 'friend', not dismiss games-playing! I know a couple of people who make a living from games/gaming, and whilst it's not for me, I'm totally cool that some people love it smile
Posted: Thu, 28th Oct 2010, 12:58am

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Can you fake up some cards of your own with some kind of superpowers?
Ha I've thought about trying some sort of shenanigans like that actually. Making cards that looked convincing would be awful difficult though. Anyone wanna draw me some wicked awesome looking creature thingies? smile

Hybrid: That whirlwind card sounds nifty.
Posted: Thu, 28th Oct 2010, 3:31am

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I'll draw you some creature thingy's, if you pay me of course. They will beat everything i'm quite sure.
Posted: Sat, 30th Oct 2010, 3:15pm

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Ha sorry I don't care quite that much.
Posted: Mon, 1st Nov 2010, 4:02pm

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swintonmaximilian wrote:

I'll draw you some creature thingy's, if you pay me of course. They will beat everything i'm quite sure.
God, I would love a Mr Fox card. Although now I've stopped playing, I might incorporate Mr Fox into a tabletop RPG we've just started called 'Gamma World'.

Pdrg - gotcha, there's a chance I was just being overly sensitive. smile

-Matt
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2010, 11:48pm

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Alright it's over and I won. Never have to worry about this game ever again smile
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2010, 1:19pm

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That's it? You must tell us what happened after you won. Did your friend run crying to his mommy? Did he vow revenge upon you and your descendants? Did he take a lighter from his pocket and smoke his cards in protest?

These are things we must know.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2010, 10:51pm

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Ha well he's always been a sore loser, a flip-the-board-and-storm-out kind of guy so when he lost he smacked his pile of cards and they went everywhere. One of his school's janitors then proceeded to shout at him in anger which I thought was awesome smile he challenged me to a re match and told him I'm retiring undefeated. He was super pissed to say the least. I could still hear him bitching almost a half hour later when I left, it was excellent.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2010, 10:56pm

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That was so worth asking for. wink +1 Made my day.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 5:43am

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It made MY day hehe. Even still he's asking me for a rematch. Like literally he just text my phone at 12:40 at night. Ah sweet sweet victory.