Anyone ever play Magic the Gathering?

Haggis

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I have played three games in total. My girlfriend's into it. She thrashes me, and I feel stupid. Need some tips. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. :good

Just bought 750 second-hand common/uncommon/lands cards. :lol: Want to make up a couple of decks. Have played as white and red in my first two games, I've read up a bit and I think I'm more of a black/blue type guy. But there is a disappointing lack of podcasts on Spotify about it. Very little aimed at beginners, every podcast on the subject is so arcane and clearly aimed at people who have been playing for 20 years.

Stuff You Should Know had an episode about MtG, but the whole thing immediately turns into a bunch of wank about a fucking transgender character getting a card, and inclusivity and diversity and all that. :fire

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I got a cousin that is really into it. Yuuge collection of cards. He would always force me to play it with him. Been to a couple competitive games. It has been so long since I've played it, but it's not bad honestly. I just could never get into it 100%.
 

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I did when I was at school, about 18 years ago I think.
 
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The only thing I know about it is stuff I've heard on that Jeremy Hambley Quartering guy on Youtube and the fact that one of the cards with a Lotus on it sells for like $90,000 ... didn't it go all SJW-ish?

I haven't got a fucking clue about all those card games, same with all that D&D / Warhammer board game shit... I got my kid an Adventure Time card game at a videogames show I took her to a couple months back and tried to play a game with her but it was mad confusing and I lost patience.

There's a video game version of Magic, maybe play that till you learn the ropes.
 

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Yeah I thought the same. Turns out it's good fun. I've always liked the "A beats B, B beats C, C beats A" type mechanic. It seems like a good strategy game. I've never had any exposure to it before and I give zero fucks about the lore, but it seems pretty interesting. :conf I like the different tactics, styles and philosophical differences between the colours too.

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Never played it. Had a few goes of similar type of games at Expo type events and I never really clicked with them. Mainly because the folk demonstrating made it feel life and death and took it way too serious and thought the stuff cards could do would blow my mind. I've a few other games I play with the wife and kid when we get the chance on the odd weekend. Cards Against Humanity type of things, A cool Rick and Morty game, a great new independent game based on the old choose your adventure books where you try to escape from a castle Dungeon.



 

Haggis

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Never played it. Had a few goes of similar type of games at Expo type events and I never really clicked with them. Mainly because the folk demonstrating made it feel life and death and took it way too serious and thought the stuff cards could do would blow my mind.
Yeah they have a couple of games stores here with a bit of a community, but I'm not into that. Seems like a good "who cooks dinner tonight? Best two out of three, loser cooks" thing with the missus though.

Apparently if you have a geek shop and you want to sell Magic the Gathering cards, you have to have permanent seating for 16 people in your store, otherwise they won't let you sell anything more than $10 booster packs.

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I have played three games in total. My girlfriend's into it. She thrashes me, and I feel stupid. Need some tips. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. :good

Just bought 750 second-hand common/uncommon/lands cards. :lol: Want to make up a couple of decks. Have played as white and red in my first two games, I've read up a bit and I think I'm more of a black/blue type guy. But there is a disappointing lack of podcasts on Spotify about it. Very little aimed at beginners, every podcast on the subject is so arcane and clearly aimed at people who have been playing for 20 years.

Stuff You Should Know had an episode about MtG, but the whole thing immediately turns into a bunch of wank about a fucking transgender character getting a card, and inclusivity and diversity and all that. :fire

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Many years ago I did.

After you get a decent hold on the rules, ask for a re-match with unopened pack against unopened pack, which was a style of play that used to be around, not sure if it still is. They sold a deck that was ready to go. This way, it evens things out a little - if she's playing with a deck she's fine tuned already, that's a huge advantage. Some of the cards play so well in various combinations, and a deck that's all dailed in will be hard to beat with someone who's really got those combos down.
 

Haggis

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Never played it. Had a few goes of similar type of games at Expo type events and I never really clicked with them. Mainly because the folk demonstrating made it feel life and death and took it way too serious and thought the stuff cards could do would blow my mind. I've a few other games I play with the wife and kid when we get the chance on the odd weekend. Cards Against Humanity type of things, A cool Rick and Morty game, a great new independent game based on the old choose your adventure books where you try to escape from a castle Dungeon.



I played Cards Against Humanity for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I didn't really like it, though that was down to the people I was playing with. Most of them just put stupid shit that made no sense and was just dirty for the sake of being dirty, and it just came off like a bunch of 5 year olds who just learned about swearing two minutes ago. :conf

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Haggis

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Many years ago I did.

After you get a decent hold on the rules, ask for a re-match with unopened pack against unopened pack, which was a style of play that used to be around, not sure if it still is. They sold a deck that was ready to go. This way, it evens things out a little - if she's playing with a deck she's fine tuned already, that's a huge advantage. Some of the cards play so well in various combinations, and a deck that's all dailed in will be hard to beat with someone who's really got those combos down.
Yeah I get that sense. :thumbsup

I bought a starter pack that has a 60 card red deck including lands, and a 60 card white deck including lands.

Last week I also bought several hundred random common and uncommons secondhand. Missus is going to teach me how to build a deck this weekend. :thumbsup

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I played Cards Against Humanity for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I didn't really like it, though that was down to the people I was playing with. Most of them just put stupid shit that made no sense and was just dirty for the sake of being dirty, and it just came off like a bunch of 5 year olds who just learned about swearing two minutes ago. :conf

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Glad someone agrees with me. It's a game for the faint hearted. Ideal for a 12 year old or someone older and sheltered, who would never say anything that mainstream TV wouldn't air, and would actively avoid parts of the internet that aren't strictly moderated