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Feb 2, 2012xsockmonkeyx posted a message on Things you once owned/used to consume and now its nearly impossible to buy them againPosted in: Water Cooler TalkQuote from Eberbacher@xsockmonkeyx
Can you give me some links?
But I guess it will be pointless because those prices I quoted were already from shops that are located somewhere in europe and import huge quantities of it. A direct import from the USA or canada, just from the space and weight, all this liquid needs, would be abo 70-100$ or more, just the transport.
Thats the problem with liquids. Terrible to ship them.
I dont have any specific info. A lot of them are local/regional and can be hard to come by even in the states.
I would just be aware that such a thing exists and if you ever happen to come across it then pull the trigger.
Feb 2, 2012xsockmonkeyx posted a message on Things you once owned/used to consume and now its nearly impossible to buy them againPosted in: Water Cooler TalkQuote from EberbacherRoot beer
Believe it or not, you can easily distinguish between a German and an American by giving him root beer.
I guess there are some Americans who don´t like it, but they won´t go mad about it, In contrast, 99,99% of the Germans will spit it out regardless where they are, roll on the floor, pull their hair out, wash their mouth with brake fluid if nothing else is available, and shout at you why you wanted to poison them.
And because of that the only way to get it would be to import it from the states for about 3$ a can. (If I order about 50 cans)
And thats just too expensive for me.
You should try to import a nice barrel brewed root beer or sassafras. It will be expensive, but completely worth it. Canned mass produced root beer is comparable to American ales in quality.
Jan 25, 2012I find this article to be relevant to topic:Posted in: Water Cooler Talk
Jan 22, 2012This is just how cats work. My cats do the same thing to new things I bring home, regardless whether it's intended for them or not.Posted in: Water Cooler Talk
I would try using cardboard boxes. Whenever I get a box in the mail, or whatever, I let the cats fight over it for a couple of days. By the time they get bored of it there is usually a new box to fight over. I have one cat who really loves pizza boxes, and Ill let her have it if its clean enough. Although it is sort of embarrassing to have a pizza box around for a couple weeks or so.
Jan 21, 2012Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from WolfmanThe greatest thing about this reprint is the vastly improved artwork.
Well, that was quick.
Anyway, I agree it's an improvement aesthetically. It looks more like a green land destruction spell than wilds evolving though (the big scary building doesnt really feel wild, for one thing). The original at least illustrated the idea better IMO.
Jan 18, 2012It's going to entirely depend on what you are playing against. If you are a casual player then just use what works the best against your friends' decks. Stuff like Kavu and Fire are nods towards diversifying the removal options, which you might have no use for to begin with. But if your best friend plays elves then Fire is going to be really useful.Posted in: Pauper Archive
Jan 17, 2012Flametongue replaces Steamcore Weird. Id go -1 Firebolt, -1 Staggershock, +2 Fire//Ice as they are all pretty similar. Recoup, I forgot, only works on Sorceries, so nevermind that one. In theory, Id like to throw a Desert into lists that run Expedition Map. Not sure you want to go down that road.Posted in: Pauper Archive
Tough call on the Fireballs. Both seem like they would be good, but for different reasons. Id go with Volcanic Geyser because I think instant speed trumps almost any other intangible a card could have.
Jan 16, 2012xsockmonkeyx posted a message on Games with the Greatest Replay Value Relative to CostTetris!Posted in: Entertainment Archive
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Jan 13, 2012Posted in: Pauper
Copies | Cards Drawn/Mana Cast | AK | TT --------------------- 1 | 1/2 | 2/5 [B]2 | 3/4 | 4/10[/B] 3 | 6/6 | 6/15 4 | 10/8 | 8/20It's interesting to debate which of these graphs is more telling. I think the 2nd AK from this chart stands out more than the 4th AK in the other, but I could be wrong.
Jan 6, 2012They did a re-release of Crystalis for the GBC about 10 years ago. But that's more like a remake and probably not what you are asking for.Posted in: Entertainment Archive
Id like to see Panzer Dragoon Saga re-released in some form. That thing is like friggin $200.
Dragonstomper for the Atari 2600 Supercharger would be a good one too because of it's combination of historical significance and extreme obscurity.
Jan 5, 2012Posted in: Entertainment ArchiveQuote from HighrollerWow, thank you for that.
I disagree on his review of Illusion of Gaia, but screw that. His "Earthbound - A History" is fantastic.
I dont always agree with his opinions, but he is good at what he does and his videos are relevant to the current thread. His BS Zelda retrospective is a favorite of mine.
EDIT: I also like this guy. Click on the sidebar for Super NES, then click on Sort by Grade. Anything that's a B+ or better is usually worth checking out.
Jan 5, 2012This guy covers a lot of obscure classics for the SNES and other 16 bit systems. He gives you a good overview of the games and their significance in history. He also reviews a number of games already mentioned in this thread.Posted in: Entertainment Archive
Dec 29, 2011Posted in: Pauper
My instincts are that it could actually help in an attrition battle, albeit indirectly. The fact that you can turn your topdecked Plains into board position means you can ram guys into their blockers until you come out ahead. This plus Bonesplitter sounds like a good combo, at least in the abstract.
Dec 28, 2011Posted in: Pauper
I've seen Circle/Rune of Protection: Blue in WW sideboards. I always assumed thats what it was for.
Dec 27, 2011I read about this on Kotaku. This guy is a big douche and had it coming.Posted in: Water Cooler Talk
That said, I get the feeling that internet vigilantism is treading in dangerous territory, and not something that should be considered a civil course of action. There are other (albeit less effective) channels that could have resolved this situation which don't introduce a possible moral dilemma.
(I expect to be flamed for this opinion, but I thought it should be said anyway)
Dec 13, 2011Posted in: SpeculationVintage: Seriously, nobody cares.
Quote from SerrabotExcept the people that play vintage
I remember the night clearly...The game store had just closed and I was walking to my car when two guys in my playgroup ran up the street to me very excited like they had just won the lottery or something. Apparently someone called them to tell them Gush had been unrestricted again, and they were just so damn happy they had to run up and tell me right then and there. This one guy, I had never seen him smile so much in my life. I didnt really get what the big deal was because Im not a huge vintage player, but I'll tell you this: there are people out there that care about vintage, and they care about it a lot.
Dec 13, 2011Posted in: Water Cooler TalkQuote from Teia Rabishuit's explained very clearly in-story that Buffalo Bill isn't really trans.
Its been a while since Ive seen Silence of the Lambs. What did Hannibal Lecter say he was? I do remember that part now that you mention it.
Dec 12, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on Does any culture believe covetous thoughts are positive?Posted in: Water Cooler TalkQuote from RunnerJimbobAre there any cultures on earth that consider coveting to be a good thing? Do they believe that by being greedy over their neighbor's material, that they are in fact showing appreciation toward the material's owner?
You will find the phenomenon you describe in any pimp magic cards/decks thread. So...MTG culture?
Dec 7, 2011Posted in: Water Cooler TalkQuote from GalspanicPretty much just you guys. You have a huge population, huge roads, warm weather, and just like everywhere else... NOTHING IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING!!!
EDIT: That's why they are always happening in SoCal. Yes they happen elsewhere but you don't see all 4 factors combining like a high speed Voltron like they do there.
Three strikes laws also have something to do with it.
Dec 6, 2011I can understand Paypal's initial suspicions about the activities of the seller - in the sense that I could see some scummy guy saying largely the same things while ripping people off. However, after contacting the user and confirming that they were legit I dont see why they cant change their mind about the whole thing. Also, some of the statements made by paypal regarding this case are just mind boggling and downright contradictory. I suspect there is more at play than Paypal is willing to admit.Posted in: Water Cooler Talk
Dec 1, 2011If your deck runs enough black (or black and white for that matter), then Unmake is a pretty sweet little card.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Overall, I am not a huge fan of spot removal for specific spell types in EDH, especially creatures, except for tuck removal aimed at generals. I prefer sweepers and cards in the vein of Vindicate.
Nov 30, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on Gay organization discriminating against bisexuals and straights^There is a pejorative for such a phenomenon: LUGs (Lesbian Until Graduation). I've heard females use it about other females in a backstabby high schooley way.Posted in: Debate
Nov 24, 2011Posted in: Paper Pauper and PeasantThe only draw spell that affinity should be running is Thoughtcast.
Im beginning to think Gitaxian Probe is indispensable in combo orientated builds. You can better craft your opening strategy and avoid walking into traps at minimal cost.
Nov 24, 2011Devoted Druid plays well with the Boar.Posted in: Pauper
You could play both. Also, between dudes chump blocking the Blastoderm and it's own fading, things will be dying for the Boar.
Nov 14, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (Full list spoiled!)21 foil Swamps is a pretty nice bonus, even if you just want the chase cards.Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
Oct 28, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on Heyo, Im new to Magic: The gathering and Im looking for advice/tips/hints, etc.Avoid buying packs unless you are drafting. Stick to precons and cheap singles until you know how to spend your money wisely.Posted in: Introduce Yourself
Avoid type 2 if you can.
Oct 26, 2011Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from unfamiliarDo other countries celebrate Halloween?
It's really big in Mexico.
As a pagan holiday, I assumed Europe does Halloween in some capacity. I was actually hoping Europeans would fill us in on if/how they celebrate Halloween. Like is it costumes, trick or treat, parties, etc.
Quote from Outlaw_DJDoes anybody else think this is a complete waste of money? I mean I love M&Ms but why dont they just give us a special Halloween promo. Its Innistrad for crying out loud. This is the year they could really do something awesome. not M&Ms...
Something more awesome than candy? It is to laugh.
Oct 26, 2011Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from TheMechanixThis is so cool, its a shame i dont live in the states
FNM is USA only? Or just the prizes?
If these were the mana symbols they would be the coolest thing ever, but it's probably a lot easier and cheaper with one symbol for all of them. Still a really cool idea.
Oct 15, 2011Casual Dragon deck that ramps mana? I would include at least 1 Dragonstorms, maybe 2. Its more fun than Fireball for 9.Posted in: Developing (Legacy)
Rith, and Intet are fun but not great and is stretching your mana base unecessarily. I would drop them for Bogardan Hellkite, Hellkite Overlord, or Broodmate Dragon and balance the mana to red green black. Also, id rather stand on the back of strong individual dragons, than feeding things to the devour mechanic. It saves cards in the long run.
Instead of Font of Mythos, I would rather just Harmonize, take 3 cards and be done with it.
Instead of Doubling Cube, Upwelling, and Braid of Fire, Id rather have something like Mana Reflection which breaks the game on its own, or Thran Dynamo which while not spectacular will set you far ahead in mana for the long term.
Something like this:
1 City of Brass
2 Savage Lands
2 Gruul Turf
1 Rakdos Carnarium
1 Golgari Rot Farm
4 Birds of Paradise
2 Gruul Signet
1 Golgari Signet
1 Rakdos Signet
2 Thran Dynamo
3 Rampant Growth
3 Seething Song
2 Mana Reflection
2 Sylvan Library
1 Dragon Broodmother
1 Hellkite Overlord
2 Bogardan Hellkite
2 Broodmate Dragon
1 Blitz Hellion
1 Hellkite Charger
1 Dragon Mage
Oct 11, 2011Posted in: Water Cooler TalkQuote from therestlessAnd yet, considering he was in a 'normal' state of mind when he did something illegal that resulted in the deaths of two people means there is nothing to blame but his own negligence.
My point was that the deaths are a result of other factors in addition to the behavior of the driver, ie the inherent danger of driving automobiles. Punishing the driver wont change the fact that cars kill people.
Oct 11, 2011If there are no drugs and alcohol involved, no reckless driving, and no police pursuit I dont see the justification for the sentence. The reason the man died has as much to do with the inherent danger of automobiles (and motorcycles I might add) as it does with the behavior of the drivers. I dont see the excessive punishment for these kind of situations changing behavior or the human tendency to err.Posted in: Water Cooler Talk
What needs to change is the mode of transportation. There is no reason someone needs to lose their life because of a simple mistake while from getting from point a to point b.
Oct 9, 2011Posted in: Magic General
So you combo off with the Pact triggers on the stack? Because of the summon sickness this one almost requires you to go second or, if you go first, pass the turn after you combo.
Oct 8, 2011Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from MisterKaraswhy not take out the mad rush for his mana cost in deciples and win that turn, still disruptable since theres so many triggers, and as we have shown its not impossible to get 2 mana turn 1 at instant speed
The Hulk combo is usually 3-4 Disciple of the Vault and a combination of Shifting Wall / Phyrexian Marauder for instant speed. At sorcery speed its usually a graveyard based combo with many triggers involving cards like Reveillark, and Body Double. Ive also seen Heart Sliver Winged Sliver and 2 Virulent Sliver.
Oct 7, 2011Posted in: Magic General
Boseiju comes into play tapped?
Oct 5, 2011Posted in: SpeculationQuote from krishnathActually, Doctor Frankenstein was the monster, his creation just wanted to be accepted. (It's all in the book, which is quite a good read).
Well, if you go by the Universal movies its more like a family curse that overtakes their minds than a monsterous individual.
The confusion between the naming of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster is so common that its almost become proper to call the monster "Frankenstein" outright. Its been that way since Bride of Frankenstein.
Sep 28, 2011Posted in: New Card DiscussionQuote from casual aspectMindshrieker - cheap, versatile. Can be used for controlling your opponents draw, dump fatties in your GY, do damage by himself, has evasion so eventually a good sword bearer.
Works also great with: sensei's divining top, training grounds, Lantern of Insight
I am a noob anyway so its pretty much possible somebody will break the card.
Enlightened Tutor for an Arabian Nights Aladdin's Lamp and swing for 56
Sep 23, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on So my friend has some Pokemon cards, and it got me thinking...Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from Q 221Isn't the rule that you win when you draw all your prizes a rule of Pokemon, and thus not a way for a Magic player to win? Heck, Magic doesn't even set aside prize cards to draw. I guess you could play some obscure 6-card ante variant, but under Magic rules the ante isn't touched until the game is over anyway (barring all the ante-affecting cards).
No idea, I dont know much about the Pokemon rules. But I imagine the MTG card pool is diverse enough that you could rig something up that imitates the situation you describe. Maybe stuff like Mirror of Fate Jeweled Bird or Ring of Ma'ruf.
Sep 23, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on So my friend has some Pokemon cards, and it got me thinking...Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from lifeinsepiaThey'd just need to kill 6 creatures and they'd win. Would you have to have a defending 'creature', and 'benched' creatures?
On the other hand you would only have to kill 6 pokemon or run an indestructible guy out there and the game is yours. Wrath of God would be well, godly. And even if you dont count benched creatures then Terror is still > Charizard.
I recall an early Duelist Magazine (~1996) where they tried this with MTG and a bunch of other TCG's squaring off with each other, and I think MTG was able to win due to relatively diverse mechanics, larger card pool, and familiarity with the players.
Sep 22, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on [DCI] 9/20/11 B&R Announcements: Modern, Extended, Legacy, Vintage changesPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Dark_EinherjarAnyone who wants to counter stuff for free should stick to Legacy/Vintage and not complain; Modern won't have any of that.
But, but...Disrupting Shoal
Sep 21, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on [DCI] 9/20/11 B&R Announcements: Modern, Extended, Legacy, Vintage changesPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from veritoanimusWell... I've seen enough complaint about standard prices. I don't really have a problem with those ones. The cards are available and I don't have much problem getting what I need, but we have to remember that people aren't doing as well with their $$ as they used to be. Things are kinda tight. Legacy is expensive enough to keep a ton of people out, and it doesn't even begin to approach Vintage prices. Single cards in vintage are worth more than whole legacy decks, even the most expensive ones. Not everyone can afford to drop $7,000+ into a deck to even try the format. I understand there's proxy tournaments and that there's less expensive decks, but even then you tend to look at a $2,500-$3,500 as the bare minimum with maybe 1-2 budget replacements. There's not a lot of magic players who can really get into that. If you were around from the start and have the stuff, more power to ya, but for most people that's really just not practical or for some, possible.
Most guys I know who play vintage are either the $10000 types or the $100. Both are equally competitive at the proxy tourneys I go to. At least its refreshing in that regard.
Theres no way I could afford standard.
Sep 21, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on [DCI] 9/20/11 B&R Announcements: Modern, Extended, Legacy, Vintage changesPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from TheLizardThey changed it from costing 3, costing 2 to equip, and giving +1/+2 to costing 1, costing 1 to equip, and giving +1/-1.
Goddamn. That seems more like a complete reworking than a last minute change!
Sep 20, 2011Posted in: The Rumor Mill
What was the late change to Skullclamp they made?
Quote from shrewarmiesWhat is with the hate for Vintage guys? I read the first 20 pages or so and all but one comment were along the lines of "Vintage = LOL". Vintage is an insanely fun format, don't dis it until you try it.
People hate what they dont understand, or in some cases what they cant afford. I kinda feel the same way about standard.
Sep 20, 2011Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from jethierYou should give it a rest - you have it in your sig already. So I suppose it's socialism supplying you with your EDH cards then? It's capitalism comrade. Are you telling me you didn't enjoy the new cards (especially the generals) from the commander set? I have yet to meet an avid EDH player who dislikes the new EDH cards - you'd be the first.
And here's the second. The commercialization of EDH tainted the entire spirit of the format. I dont care how many shiny generals we get to compensate.
Sep 19, 2011Ill probably buy a Devil's Play and a few Bramblecrush for EDH, a playset of Victim of Night, and maybe a Past in Flames for wishboard. And in a couple years maybe some Snapcasters.Posted in: New Card Discussion
Thats a little below average for me, I guess. Usually there are a few more cards that I want playsets/singles for in large expansions but not this time.
Sep 19, 2011Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from ZaharI agree it's not very powerful, but hey, I played when Homelands was launched. I had a Fallen Empires full set.
Innistrad is NOT the worst expansion OF ALL TIME!
Prophecy makes Fallen Empires look like a masterpiece. Easily the worst set.
Sep 17, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on [ISD] Moment of Heroism, Armored Skaab, and others (9/16)Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from HinotamaWell, red finally gets looting as part of its color pie. This is very important.
Goblin Lore and Control of the Court have been around for a while. Lore was reprinted as recently as Xth edition.
Sep 17, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on [ISD] Moment of Heroism, Armored Skaab, and others (9/16)I like how Ravings has synergy with other copies of itself. Always a plus.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Sep 12, 2011Posted in: Rumor Mill ArchiveQuote from urzassedativesThis thread is the most embarrassing rumor mill thread in years.
How long ago was that thread about the questionably attractive lady wearing the promo T shirt? This one hasnt eclipsed that yet.
Sep 12, 2011Posted in: Rumor Mill ArchiveQuote from PuddlejumperI'm sorry, but when have they ever made a piece of art with a female as eroticized as this?
Do a search for the original the Mind" target="blank">Keeper of the Mind artwork. Its an interesting episode in MTG art history.
Sep 9, 2011Posted in: New Card DiscussionQuote from diabloknkHow about a legacy build? Cephalid breakfast seems like a good deck for this:
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Artifacts
4x Aether Vial
4x Cephalid Illusionist
4x Nomad en-Kor
1x Laboratory Maniac
2x Cabal Therapy
1x Dread Return
3x Eladamri's Call
4x Force of Will
4x Worldly Tutor
2x Gitaxian Probe
4x Flooded Strand
2x Polluted Delta
2x Tropical Island
1x Underground Sea
4x Windswept Heath
This needs a Bridge from Below instead of the 4th Moeba, a 2nd DR and a Hapless Researcher.
The Kiki combo is sill better for versatility (BONUS TERASTODON RAWR), Lark combo is protected from removal and doesnt use the attack phase, and infinite jellyfish with Emrakul is more compact.
Sep 8, 2011xsockmonkeyx posted a message on [ISD] DailyMTG Previews 9/8: Avacyn's Pilgrim, Deranged Assistant, Laboratory ManiacThe Maniac can be used in legacy Cephalid Breakfast as a win con. The package would be a 2nd Dread Return, the Maniac, and something like Hapless Reasearcher. Not sure its better than Kiki Jiki kill for versatility, or the Revelliark kill for protection, but its easier to hardcast the combo if it gets stuck in your hand.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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