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Postby Fazmotron » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:47 pm

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This year I'd gotten back into Pokémon Cards in a big way and yesterday I went to my first tournament. I wasn't as completely destroyed as I was expecting to be and managed to win 2 out of my 5 matches (though I had a good shoot at winning a third if my opponent wasn't so slow and timed out the game).

I was running an Eelektrik recycling deck with Zekrom EX and Mewtwo EX as my main attackers, with Raikou EX, Thundrus and Zapdos as backup. There was a lot of Terakions around which I wasn't too happy about (because most of mu stuff was weak to fighting). It was a lot of fun and I'm definitely going to try and do it again, though the tournaments are often pretty far away.

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A few friends of mine are into Yugi-oh too, and one is looking forward to a pre-release event next week, though I don't know much about Yugi-oh or what's going on with that.


So, what are you lot into?
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Postby Aiko Heiwa » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:01 pm

I sometimes play Yu-Gi-Oh.
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Postby riffraff11235 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:51 pm

A friend of mine (same one who got me into Evangelion) has been trying to reel me into the world of MTG (Magic: The Gathering) ever since he got into it at college. I have a deck's worth of cards from a draft that he held in July. It's a blue/green deck that focuses on the soulbond ability. The draft was fun, but I don't think I'll actually get into MTG for myself anytime soon.

When I was younger I went through the obligatory Pokemon TCG and Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG phases. I was mostly into collecting Pokemon cards - I was around 7 or 8 years old at the time. I was into Yu-Gi-Oh! around the end of elementary school and the beginning of middle school, when the anime was big in America. I still have all of my Pokemon cards in a box and a binder (for dem foils) and my Yu-Gi-Oh cards are in a bin under my bed.
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Postby NemZ » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:12 pm

Played MtG off and on for years, currently off. Great game in theory but not worth the expense to stay current.
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:42 pm

I played Magic the Gathering a decade ago. Anybody want my cards?
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Postby Final Messenger » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:45 pm

I used to play Yu-gi-oh back when 5Ds was airing. I ran a infernity deck but dropped the game. Far too expensive.
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Postby NemZ » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:28 pm

View Original PostThe Eva Monkey wrote:I played Magic the Gathering a decade ago. Anybody want my cards?


You might want to take them to a comic/gaming shop and see what they'll give you for them. Some cards can be worth a fair amount.
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Postby riffraff11235 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:55 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:You might want to take them to a comic/gaming shop and see what they'll give you for them. Some cards can be worth a fair amount.

I met a guy at Comic Con who claimed to have a 4 copies of an MtG card that's worth $6,000. I'm pretty sure he keeps them in a safe.
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Postby bobbyfischer's ghost » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:45 am

View Original PostThe Eva Monkey wrote:I played Magic the Gathering a decade ago. Anybody want my cards?

Ebay them.
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Postby CJD » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:47 am

I played Yugioh when I was younger but fell out of it when I moved and didn't have anyone to play with. Used to go to regional tournaments and stuff, was a lot of fun even though I'd only win a few rounds before I got knocked out. Recently I've been satisfying that itch through Dueling Network, a platform I wish existed 7-8 years ago.

Unfortunately I never got into Magic. Not that I didn't want to, just that all my friends played Yugioh. Sucks because if I had played Magic instead I'd probably still be playing. Thought about getting into it now but my free time and money is limited enough as is, and TCG's put a strain on both of them (especially money).

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Postby bobbyfischer's ghost » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:52 am

@CJD Dueling network?
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Postby CJD » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:03 am

Dueling Network

Click the skip intro button and mute the music in the bottom right if you don't like it.

Stupid fucking design decision to put that on the homepage.

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Postby bobbyfischer's ghost » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:12 am

Cool looks interesting.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:29 am

Related --
http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/11822/Card-Game-Magic-the-Gathering/
http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/7061/Card-Games/
http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/12260/
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Postby Blue Monday » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:57 am

I play M:TG casually. Casually, as in, my brothers play it, so it's usually just when they're up for a game or two. A lot of their friends are into it too. I also hang around the comic-book shop a lot and they have Friday Night Magic and casual games/tournaments on Sundays. I dabble, and will probably start playing more when I'm working there (If that eventuates).

My decks always usually focus on Green dual-build with either White or Black. I like the unconventional stratagems.
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Postby Tribblepoo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:08 am

View Original PostNemZ wrote:You might want to take them to a comic/gaming shop and see what they'll give you for them. Some cards can be worth a fair amount.


I have kept current only insofar as knowing rules and new abilities, but I still have my old-school decks. It amazes me how these newer sets forget some of the old, nasty tricks that still have little to no effective defense to this day.
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Postby Quadhonk » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:30 am

When I was a kid I played Pokemon TCG. Used to go up to a local comic store where there was tournaments every saturday. It was always tons o fun, had all my badges and everything. Stopped going around middle school.

I've had the same MtG deck since I was eleven. It's green deck, it's still in my bottom drawer. Haven't played a game in a while. I mostly used to play with my brother and best friend. My bro had a black/red burn deck. My friend had a lockdown deck, it was the most annoying deck you could ever face in a TCG. I remember he had four counterspells, four arcane denials, icy manipulators, it was just brutal.
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Postby Fazmotron » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:40 am

Went to a Boundaries Crossed pre-release event today, t'was fun. Basically you pay $40 and get given 6 boosters with which to make a 40 card deck, with basic energies provided by the store, then you have a tournament with the shitty decks you've made.
It was cool mainly because everyone was completely new to these cards so no-one had super awesome well refined decks that aren't really much fun to play against. Also, for every win you get an extra 2 boosters at the end of the tournament. I won 2 boosters.....
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Postby Ornette » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:00 pm

For anyone who's interested, my roommate regularly streams MTG matches in all formats: http://www.twitch.tv/andrewcuneo
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Postby honsou » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:04 pm

View Original PostThe Eva Monkey wrote:I played Magic the Gathering a decade ago. Anybody want my cards?


I'll take em, been looking to get into legacy. Anyway I've been playing magic on and off for the last 8 years. Been taking it really seriously for the past 6 months though. Ton of fun playing Bant control.

Also the stream Ornette linked to is fantastic. Music is great and he gives really awesome insight into the game
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