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Post by void_nothing » 1 year ago

Psst, check the second page of Custom Card Contests & Games! Because of the daily contests, a lot of games fall down to there.

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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

Bookstooge wrote:
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Is there any sort of thread dedicated to speculation or rumors like back on Salvation? I'm always hungry for whatever is coming down the pipeline.
There's also the Previews forum.
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Post by darrenhabib » 1 year ago

Hi, I'm Darren Habib and I'm an old school player having been introduced to this "new card game" back in 1994.

I very quickly became a Johnny combo player, and if infinite could be done, I'd figure it out.

I meet my best friends through Magic and it's still one thing that we can all get enthused about.

Magic has come in and out of my life due to shifts in..well life..but it's always been the game that I can always fall back on to stimulate me.

I came from more or less a Vintage background due to having collected card for the last 25 years, but when my friends started making commander decks, I instantly knew it was going to be the way to go.

In this respect I like creating content for commander as I just want more people to get involved in it.

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Post by Henlock » 1 year ago

Hi, I'm Hemlock and I live in Buenos Aires with my wife and my two sons. I'm a Literature teacher and I'm very fond of almost any kind of game. I play Magic since Mirage and I've recently replaced my old battered commander Asmira, which I got in the very first pack or Magic I bought. Asmira is my pet deck and I usually keep around 10 decks ready to play at any time. I always have some kind of stupid commandee project (Currently working on a Tuvasa build). I introduced my son to mtg but he has strayed from the path and grew into a Standard Spike :laugh:
I've been very active in Card Creation, not so much in the other forums, but I also play pauper and limited, sometimes I even manage to build some standard deck.

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Post by rogerandover » 1 year ago

Hallo, I'm Andreas. Living in the lovely, second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus with my girlfriend and two kids, got one of both. I started playing when I was a kid around the time Fallen Empires was a thing... Assembled a merfolk deck, but never got to play with it much before selling off most of my cards (luckily, I didn't have anything that good). Got back to the game around 2000-ish, when I found a pile of cards at a fleemarket and slowly started building kitchen table decks with some friends. Can't remember exactly when I persuaded my friends to start making EDH decks, but they finally did make some decks, we never looked back and it's almost the only format I care about.

I'm a bohemien style person, with no regular job (though I'd love one for a more steady income to provide the family), besides my own personal publishing house that publish high quality science fiction literature. Recently got Roadside Picnic translated into danish for the first time.

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Post by tstorm823 » 1 year ago

cryogen wrote:
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I can't remember if we have had this conversation before but where in Maryland are you?
Not the person you were trying to talk to, but at one point you made a comment about playing in Towson (I think) and I briefly considered rolling downhill to try and guess which person was you.

Side note: I subscribed to this thread and got a notification that people had posted here, and when I clicked it, it navigated to the first post I hadn't read instead of the most recent post, and that's wonderful. I'm so excited to be able to miss 24 hours of spoilers and not have to navigate back 5 pages on New Card Discussion trying to figure out what comment I saw last.
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Post by vandertroll » 1 year ago

I had to make the first post here! I hope this site brings good luck to Cryo and we can have recurring nightmare unbanned.
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Post by RxPhantom » 1 year ago

cryogen wrote:
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RxPhantom wrote:
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Hey all, I'm RxPhantom. Real name is Aaron. I live in Maryland with my wife, daughter, and dog. I've been playing since Ice Age, but I've taken long breaks from the game. I got back into MtG in 2011, just in time for New Phyrexia and M12. I discovered EDH/Commander soon after, and it's largely responsible for my enduring love of the game.

The screen name comes from my being a pharmacist, and a pharmacy technician before that. I used the generic 'Phantom' tag years ago playing the first Halo with friends on the original X-Box. Since that was obviously taken when X-Box Live came around, I put the 'Rx' in front of it, and it's stuck ever since.

Another fun fact: I wouldn't have become a pharmacist without having played Metal Gear Solid.

Anyway, I'm happy to be here.
I can't remember if we have had this conversation before but where in Maryland are you?
I'm in Calvert County, but my closest LGS really sucks, so whenever I can, I play at Third Eye in Annapolis. I was just finishing up at Towson when I rediscovered Magic.
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Post by Rumpy5897 » 1 year ago

Hey folks, I'm a Polish expat residing in the UK, doing bioinformatics academic stuff in Cambridge. My first MTG memory dates back to 2002 or so, I watched with baited breath as two kids duked out mono-green decks culled from random debris at the lunch table. Just as the 20-power Lhurgoyf finally swung into the Stone-Tongue Basilisk, it was time to head back to class. I flirted with the game once every few years until I got into EDH in 2014. The resulting playgroup carried me through a grim as hell stretch of my PhD, and the combination of camaraderie and gameplay hooked me for good.

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Post by 3drinks » 1 year ago

FWIW, I just saw mtgsally go into read only mode, so I think I'm pretty well done there. sniff the 8k posts I had accumulated over the years. Lol, if that were a relevant metric.

Back to this thread, I doubt there is anyone here on my end of the world, and less so on my nocturnal habits, but I'm Pacific-Northwest. There was one from sally that had the same town as me, but I haven't seen them come over here yet.
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 year ago

3drinks wrote:
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Back to this thread, I doubt there is anyone here on my end of the world, and less so on my nocturnal habits, but I'm Pacific-Northwest. There was one from sally that had the same town as me, but I haven't seen them come over here yet.
I'm in the same time zone, so closer than the multitude of European posters. Other corner of the country from you though.

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Post by Dragonlover » 1 year ago

How's everyone's prerelease weekend going? So far I've opened none of the cards I'm after for Commander decks, but I've got two more events today and a bunch of prize packs still to open.

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I miss when I could go to prereleases. Overnight shifts suck.
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

Dragonlover wrote:
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How's everyone's prerelease weekend going? So far I've opened none of the cards I'm after for Commander decks, but I've got two more events today and a bunch of prize packs still to open.

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Post by 3drinks » 1 year ago

cryogen wrote:
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Dragonlover wrote:
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How's everyone's prerelease weekend going? So far I've opened none of the cards I'm after for Commander decks, but I've got two more events today and a bunch of prize packs still to open.

Dragonlover
I've learned long ago that my money is better invested in buying singles, and that I will manage to open the absolute worst packs Wizards can make.
I still have flashbacks to the m11 pool I had where my only removal was 2× hornet sting, and my strongest cards were Warlord's Axe & Sleep. It was not a good look.
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Post by tstorm823 » 1 year ago

Dragonlover wrote:
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How's everyone's prerelease weekend going? So far I've opened none of the cards I'm after for Commander decks, but I've got two more events today and a bunch of prize packs still to open.

Dragonlover
I got all 2 cards I wanted (and a handful of golem tokens cause I wanted them too).

Might go back for a second round today though, just cause I have the time.
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Post by arrogantAxolotl » 1 year ago

Howdy, folks. It's good to see you all again.

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Post by toctheyounger » 1 year ago

Didn’t get to prerelease myself. We had a meeting with the bank to start the ball rolling on a house purchase, which went well. I didn’t really have much I wanted from this release anyway. The legends are cool enough but nothing I absolutely must build (which if I’m being honest is a good thing because Yawgmoth is gonna be expensive).
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 year ago

toctheyounger wrote:
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Didn’t get to prerelease myself. We had a meeting with the bank to start the ball rolling on a house purchase, which went well. I didn’t really have much I wanted from this release anyway. The legends are cool enough but nothing I absolutely must build (which if I’m being honest is a good thing because Yawgmoth is gonna be expensive).
Congrats on the (upcoming) house purchase! That's a big thing,
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SocorroTortoise wrote:
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toctheyounger wrote:
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Didn’t get to prerelease myself. We had a meeting with the bank to start the ball rolling on a house purchase, which went well. I didn’t really have much I wanted from this release anyway. The legends are cool enough but nothing I absolutely must build (which if I’m being honest is a good thing because Yawgmoth is gonna be expensive).
Congrats on the (upcoming) house purchase! That's a big thing,
Thanks! My wife and I have been flatting for like 15 years so it’s about damn time we put money towards our own house. Our timing is really good too - interest rates are decent rn, and it’s sort of a buyers market - which is good because houses in Auckland are generally enormously expensive. $1m here doesn’t get you close to what you might buy for the same price in the US. (That’s not what we’re spending, purely a hypothetical number)
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Post by Dragonlover » 1 year ago

Well, I got a Kykar, so I'll probably retool my old Ruhan pillowfort once I've done my Noyan Dar challenge deck.

Context for that: every year my playgroup challenges each other by drawing names out of a hat, then choosing a card for that person to build a deck round. This year I got given Spellweaver Volute so decided to use it to beat people up with lands.

Congrats on the house toc!

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Post by tstorm823 » 1 year ago

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My wife and I have been flatting for like 15 years...
And you call yourself younger... tsk tsk. (I did read the post explaining the name, but this was just too easy.)
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tstorm823 wrote:
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toctheyounger wrote:
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My wife and I have been flatting for like 15 years...
And you call yourself younger... tsk tsk. (I did read the post explaining the name, but this was just too easy.)
Honestly, the silver in my beard is a dead giveaway.
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