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  • posted a message on FNM promo distribution
    I know the local game store owner here takes the "extras" and ebays them a few months down the road, so far WOTC hasn't cared.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on From one of the worst standards in history... to one of the most diverse I've ever seen.
    Are we allowed to be happy yet? Or should we wait another week? Wink
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on What do you bring to Gaming Night/FNM?
    What do you bring to FNM? Your deck, trade binder, dice/counters, and extra sleeves. Buy your refreshments and snacks at the LGS so you support them.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What's Wrong With Today's Magic?
    The slow shift of WOTC from focusing on making a good game, to focusing on making a social agenda statement.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So frustrated. Stolen cards...
    Quote from ElAzar »
    Ok, can i see the statistics where you got those statements from? Can you give a source, any proof?

    If not, i think you just made it up.




    You need statistics for common sense? Geeze man....I dunno....
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So frustrated. Stolen cards...
    Quote from Shaka »
    Quote from HunterEste »
    The MTG community is full of kleptomaniacs. We attract some of the worst people to the gaming hobby.


    It's more a case of 'opportunity makes a thief'. Valuable cards are close to as good as money, easily pocketable and often laying on a table. You wouldn't leave money like this.



    BZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTT! Wrong!

    MTG attracts collectors, collectors are opportunistic creatures. Kleptomaniacs are often collectors as well. An entire community of collectors is going to be very attractive to a kleptomaniac. Hence, MTG has a higher than normal ratio of scumbag kleptos.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why Are People Buying Aether Revolt?
    Quote from HunterEste »
    Same people who buy a single lottery ticket, are the ones buying single booster packs. They know the odds are wet garbage...but there's still a chance to pull a shiny masterpiece.



    WOTC literally has to pander to the same gambling instincts and addictions found in the scratch card lottery to get there packs to move....

    You're acting like gambling instincts and the TCG business model are new bedfellows. They're not. The rush of maybe getting lucky lies at the core of how TCGs make money, and it always has. I'm willing to admit that I enjoy that kind of rush, which is part of the reason I play limited, and, for people who don't, there's the singles market and LCGs.



    Yes, there has always been a gambling aspect in MTG, but WOTC has ramped it up more and more. First with the addition of 'mythics' and now with special lottery cards like the Zendikar Lands, and the Masterpieces. They're becoming less dependent on making a good sustainable product, and more dependent on triggering deep rooted gambling problems.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on If an LGS is currently having issues getting events to fire in the current Standard scene....
    Quote from TheArchitect »
    Quote from HunterEste »
    If an LGS is currently having issues getting events to fire in the current Standard scene....do you think Ahmonket even has a ghost of a chance of reviving them?

    Standard attendance has been down in the *****ter since Kaladesh, everyone is sick of seeing the same Mardu Vehicle deck every week with almost every opponent. Now FNMs are having trouble firing (first time seeing this in years at this place), even if Ahmonket is amazing, do you think it would be enough to revitalize the disinterested current player base? This is the 2nd massive community participation drop in recent memory, will the community go for 3 before giving up totally?

    Seems like WOTC is giving up supporting Modern, barely support CMD, given up on really supporting Eternal.....all they care about is standard, and are doing a pretty weak job at that!


    At your LGS, maybe. Try to avoid blanket statements like this--it doesn't do much to reinforce the validity of your argument.




    What an awesome non-reply. Didn't even attempt to formulate a real response! Bravo!
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on If an LGS is currently having issues getting events to fire in the current Standard scene....
    If an LGS is currently having issues getting events to fire in the current Standard scene....do you think Ahmonket even has a ghost of a chance of reviving them?

    Standard attendance has been down in the *****ter since Kaladesh, everyone is sick of seeing the same Mardu Vehicle deck every week with almost every opponent. Now FNMs are having trouble firing (first time seeing this in years at this place), even if Ahmonket is amazing, do you think it would be enough to revitalize the disinterested current player base? This is the 2nd massive community participation drop in recent memory, will the community go for 3 before giving up totally?

    Seems like WOTC is giving up supporting Modern, barely support CMD, given up on really supporting Eternal.....all they care about is standard, and are doing a pretty weak job at that!
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why Are People Buying Aether Revolt?
    Same people who buy a single lottery ticket, are the ones buying single booster packs. They know the odds are wet garbage...but there's still a chance to pull a shiny masterpiece.



    WOTC literally has to pander to the same gambling instincts and addictions found in the scratch card lottery to get there packs to move....
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So frustrated. Stolen cards...
    The MTG community is full of kleptomaniacs. We attract some of the worst people to the gaming hobby. Sucks man.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on I picked a rough time to come back
    You picked a bad time to come back because the game and community are in the worst states I've seen them in since 7th edition.
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on Are magic cards becoming too wordy?
    ...so now the community's newest complaint is that there's too many words on cards? Is it too much effort to read all that text? Good grief....
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Advice on Black White ally deck
    Check out Captain's Claws easy way to get more allies on the battlefield to trigger ETB effects.
    Also, eerie interlude, instant speed, after blockers are assigned during combat, cast before damage is resolved allies leave and then return triggering effects yet again.
    cliffhaven vampire + Kalastria healer = when an ally enters the battlefield, the healer gives you life. When you gain life the cliffhaven causes you opponent to lose life.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Picking up old theme decks: recommendations?
    Rat's Nest from Betrayer's of Kamigawa(decent deck that had Umezawa's Jitte in it), Elvish Rage (one of the best tribal theme decks I can remember) from Legions both come to mind.
    Posted in: Magic General
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