Quote from FoodChainGoblins »Quote from JonConner »I need some help fellow Boglers!!! I am 8 cards away from foiling and signing the entirety of my deck. It is an absolutely masterpiece. The cards I am looking for a 4 x Spiritdancers and 4 Scouts (signed and foiled, obviously). I will pay pretty much anything if anyone has them and is willing to part with them. I realize there is a trading post on the site but I knew my only chance was throwing something up in here. PLEASE send me a message if you have any leads. I'll post a pic of the deck for you guys as soon as I'm done.
FoodChainsGoblins - That is a rough tourney report. I am always amazed at how much the judge rulings usual favor the player that screwed up. Like, isn't knowing and following the rules part of the game?? I understand that mistakes are made. I have made a ton of them. But even on my own mistakes I feel the responsibility to punish myself much harder than the judge ever does. Anyway, just keep your head up and keep playing the way you do. At the end of the day your playing with little pieces of cardboard and going home with your ethics and morals in tact is far more important.
I actually do have a foil Kor Spiritdancer. It kind of bugs me because the rest of my Bogles deck is completely non foiled. I prefer it that way for Bogles because I want my opponents to think of it as a Troll or Meme deck and underestimate me. I would definitely be willing to part with it for a regular non foil and some cash.
Regarding the plays, I feel you. Everyone makes mistakes. I had 2 friends lose in the top 4 of PPTQs recently because of them when they were NOT able to "take it back." The finals for each of them would have been a super good matchup, but the Judge's call is always correct, especially at smaller events where there is no Head Judge. I do realize that I am not a competitive player by nature now. I think I have resigned myself to more of the collecting nature of Magic. I don't feel a need to cheat to win in Magic, but there is something VERY inherently wrong with my feelings there. I find myself wanting to try to do those plays, but have stopped myself so far. This is when I realize that it's hard to change play patterns and play styles. I will never be even a merely average Magic player. It's sad because I've played for too long to be this terrible. In the past, 2 misplays like that would have resulted in TWO game Warnings, which equal a Game Loss. It's not a big deal since he could have just tried to cheat me in the 3rd game as well and it seemed karma was definitely on his side on the drawing portion as well (which admittedly Bogles rarely draws better cards from the top of its library than its opponents).
*I could have literally won a match at the recent FNM with Affinity vs. Enchantress by activating my Inkmoth Nexus, paying for double Ghostly Prison, and swinging while sacrificing creatures with Arcbound Ravager, but I was 1 mana short. I even considered it, but figured it didn't matter since his only out on an empty hand was drawing Sphere of Safety. His 2 previous draws were second White Source and 5th total mana and Leyline of Sanctity, which prevented a Ghirapur Aether Grid kill. I figured, why cheat when I probably win next turn anyway? Well, I learned why those players do better than me...
Thanks for getting back to me. I am looking for a foil AND signed Spiritdancer. I've got the foil copies. Thanks though!
Luckily Bogles is a fairly straight forward deck so I have only come into a handful of rule descrepancies. I don't get the chance to play a ton so I go into alot of tournaments pretty rusty. That's when I worry most about decks like Storm playiong super fast and me totally missing something. I showed up once to the table with 59 cards by mistake. I mailed a Temple Garden away to get signed and forgot to put it back! I immidietly called a judge and he gave me a game loss. I know that's probably what the book says but I would have given myself a match loss. I absolutly hammered him in games 2 and 3 and felt awful about it. I felt the same way about the witchbane orb PT game. I think that kid should have been given a match loss. Showing up, being prepared, and knowing your deck is part if it. Anyways..