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Post by cryogen » 2 years ago

Hermes_ wrote:
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I'm tempted to post on the r/mtgfinance asking if i should play Magic:The investment or go with gold or some other metal or even oil....
I would recommend asking them if you should invest in cards on the Commander ban list. :troll:



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Post by DrSeaMonster » 2 years ago

First week of August.
Abzan aligned, Timmy/Johnny with a Vorthos activated ability.

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Post by Hyrkh » 2 years ago

Dragonlover wrote:
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So what's the C19 preview date? I'm assuming Maro did actually announce it last night?

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It should be in the first weekend of August (read it somewhere on r/magicTCG)
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Post by benjameenbear » 2 years ago

cryogen wrote:
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bobthefunny wrote:
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Oh...Kay... That sounds exciting. Any reason why you in particular?
I don't know. I'm so personable so I can't imagine why anyone would hate me.
Maybe it was your face that caused the death threat? #shotsfired haha

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Post by Toshi » 2 years ago

Btw, why is it that only few board users are using the thank option?
I'm using it very pro-actively, especially when i feel like i can't contribute a useful reply, yet want to aknowledge a post/thought.
I'd be glad to see the same from everyone else, as it would diminish the feeling of shouting into the abyss at times. But with the visibility of thanks given i'm more under the impression it's used just as scarcely as it was on Sally.

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Post by bobthefunny » 2 years ago

It's definitely already used more than it ever was on Sally. On Sally, it was really only ever used for mega-resource threads.

I think it's something that will come online more over time, and I do like that it's not overly spammed. If it gets used too much, I feel it loses its meaning.

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Post by cryogen » 2 years ago

I use it on every one of my posts, because I'm worth it.

I've actually found I use it more here than I did on Sally.
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Post by DrSeaMonster » 2 years ago

I've done a few thanks for people.
Abzan aligned, Timmy/Johnny with a Vorthos activated ability.

Commander decks: Karador. Riku. Savra. Vorosh. Teysa Karlov. Kenrith. Kaalia, Zenith Seeker.
Balthor the Defiled. Radha, Heir to Keld. Nath. Saheeli, the Gifted. Zurgo Helmsmasher.
Samut, Voice of Dissent. Grimgrin. Ertai, the Corrupted. Nicol Bolas, the Ravager. Elsha.
Glissa, the Traitor. Chainer, Nightmare Adept. Obosh. Nethroi.

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Post by 3drinks » 2 years ago

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt wrote:
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Btw, why is it that only few board users are using the thank option?
I'm using it very pro-actively, especially when i feel like i can't contribute a useful reply, yet want to aknowledge a post/thought.
I'd be glad to see the same from everyone else, as it would diminish the feeling of shouting into the abyss at times. But with the visibility of thanks given i'm more under the impression it's used just as scarcely as it was on Sally.
I figure it's because on mtgsally it's something you "like", while here you're saying "thank you". To some people (many?), these are different meanings and that can lead to less use because of how we perceive it naturally. i.e. I can like something I might not thank you for, or I can thank you for something I may not like.
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 2 years ago

I don't think about it.

I'm happy to make otherwise useless posts expressing agreement or to just not respond to things too.
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Post by TearsOfTomorrow » 2 years ago

Hey guys, help me out with a matter of flavor in a D&D game I'm playing. See, my character is a brooding, jaded, snarky private detective, who is prone to monologues that are meant as a parody of the film noir genre. Now, if such a guy had to be portrayed in terms of Mtg mana, what color would he be? He is of lawful alignment, so I was considering Orzhov, white for lawful and black for cynical. Thoughts?

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Post by cryogen » 2 years ago

TearsOfTomorrow wrote:
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Hey guys, help me out with a matter of flavor in a D&D game I'm playing. See, my character is a brooding, jaded, snarky private detective, who is prone to monologues that are meant as a parody of the film noir genre. Now, if such a guy had to be portrayed in terms of Mtg mana, what color would he be? He is of lawful alignment, so I was considering Orzhov, white for lawful and black for cynical. Thoughts?
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Post by toctheyounger » 2 years ago

cryogen wrote:
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TearsOfTomorrow wrote:
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Hey guys, help me out with a matter of flavor in a D&D game I'm playing. See, my character is a brooding, jaded, snarky private detective, who is prone to monologues that are meant as a parody of the film noir genre. Now, if such a guy had to be portrayed in terms of Mtg mana, what color would he be? He is of lawful alignment, so I was considering Orzhov, white for lawful and black for cynical. Thoughts?
Esper. Have to have a dash of blue due to the pursuit of knowledge.
I concur, to me it's either Orzhov for the specific alignment to law that guild has or Esper for the reasons above.
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Post by bobthefunny » 2 years ago

Cynical/Snark could also be Red. Which can align well with the chaotic fisticuffs that occur periodically.

Esper is easier to explain though. Probably the best fit.


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Post by SocorroTortoise » 2 years ago

Esper also gets the logic and investigation part of a PI in there better than the other colors. I'm guessing there's some actual investigative ability, not just brooding snark.
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Post by benjameenbear » 2 years ago

Agreed on Esper colors. If he's an alcoholic investigator then Grixis could be a fun way to represent his alcoholism since he loses his cool when jonesing.

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Post by toctheyounger » 2 years ago

bobthefunny wrote:
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http://epicstream.com/news/JakeVyper/Dr ... -is-Coming

About time!

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I never got into these. I tried the first and it was just a bit too cute for me. Sort of read like a Sookie Stackhouse novel, which isn't the worst thing ever, but I found it a little disappointing. Maybe they get better though. For now Joe Abercrombie is my jam, on the last book of the First Law trilogy at present.
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Post by cryogen » 2 years ago

A friend of mine let me borrow his recurring Nightmare playmat so I can use it in a game with Sheldon at gencon. He also wants to get it signed by all four members of the rules committee.
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Post by bobthefunny » 2 years ago

toctheyounger wrote:
2 years ago
bobthefunny wrote:
2 years ago
http://epicstream.com/news/JakeVyper/Dr ... -is-Coming

About time!

(next Dresden Files book is complete)
I never got into these. I tried the first and it was just a bit too cute for me. Sort of read like a Sookie Stackhouse novel, which isn't the worst thing ever, but I found it a little disappointing. Maybe they get better though. For now Joe Abercrombie is my jam, on the last book of the First Law trilogy at present.
They are definitely a bit more out there. They seem to start within a constraint of rules and set up an interesting kind of fantasy detective genre... but then the author lets you know that this is still absolutely light hearted and not to be taken seriously, and shatters whatever suspense of disbelief you have. But it all ends up in good fun.

Any specific books of his to recommend? I'd be willing to try one.

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Post by toctheyounger » 2 years ago

bobthefunny wrote:
2 years ago
toctheyounger wrote:
2 years ago
bobthefunny wrote:
2 years ago
http://epicstream.com/news/JakeVyper/Dr ... -is-Coming

About time!

(next Dresden Files book is complete)
I never got into these. I tried the first and it was just a bit too cute for me. Sort of read like a Sookie Stackhouse novel, which isn't the worst thing ever, but I found it a little disappointing. Maybe they get better though. For now Joe Abercrombie is my jam, on the last book of the First Law trilogy at present.
They are definitely a bit more out there. They seem to start within a constraint of rules and set up an interesting kind of fantasy detective genre... but then the author lets you know that this is still absolutely light hearted and not to be taken seriously, and shatters whatever suspense of disbelief you have. But it all ends up in good fun.

Any specific books of his to recommend? I'd be willing to try one.
Yeah, I got that pretty casual vibe. I guess I just wasn't in the mood for it at the time.

This is the first series I've read of Abercrombie's. The first is called 'The Blade Itself'. They're great books and really well written, but it is definitely grimdark fantasy, so reasonably violent and dark. Still funny though, strangely enough. Definitely worth a look if you haven't read him so far.
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Post by cryogen » 2 years ago

You can now go into the User Control Panel and give yourself a custom title!
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Post by toctheyounger » 2 years ago

cryogen wrote:
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You can now go into the User Control Panel and give yourself a custom title!
Mine will be 'A pioneering retro-evangelist on a crusade to bring back the 70's' :cool:

Probably not, but maybe.
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