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#1 Edited by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

FUCK! I didn't even know this was a thing!

What time is all this going down? I play FNMs at my local shop on Fridays, and I wouldn't mind actually participating in this. However, ya know...if it were to overlap with actual FNM, that wouldn't work for me. I NEED ALL THE PROMO HORDELING OUTBURSTS!

Also, I mean, I prefer Standard, but I also love the shit out of Draft.

I'll have to download Cockatrice and start playing with some of you duders!

If we ever DID play Standard, this is what I'm currently running (I've actually moved up to 3 Courser of Kruphix and 3 Whisperwood Elemental, took out Sagu Mauler and Stubborn Denial).

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#2 Posted by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

You know, it's super weird having known about CAH since before Giant Bomb started featuring it and then seeing its rise in the pop culture. Also, I have a buddy who owns a game shop (CCGs, CTGs, board games, miniatures, etc), and on an almost bi-weekly basis, he and I end up talking about CAH LLC as a company and the game itself. Very interesting insight when you talk to someone who deals with the company versus just playing their games and watching Max on videos and such.

#3 Posted by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

Infinite goddamn sadness, man. Discworld is the shit.

#4 Posted by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

1. I'm happy as hell to see that they are bringing back the BLLSL.

2. I don't know what the hell they make this show at this point.

3. I don't know many of the personalities outside of Giant Bomb and Danny O'Dwyer to feel nearly as invested as I used to, but whatever.

4. If Will, Norm, Jamie, and Adam don't have a segment there...and there isn't a Big Red Phone with Gary Whitta manning it again, I might be goddamn sad as fuck.

#5 Posted by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@sl33tbl1nd said:

@corevi: I meant Gatecrash. That was my point: That I don't pay attention to/know much about newer cards.

Man, Tarkir has been incredible. The fact that two of the new cards (Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time) were banned out of Modern almost immediately (granted, one of them is basically Ancestral Recall reprinted with a Delve cost) and another card (Siege Rhino) caused Birthing Pod to get banned is fairly ridiculous. The set is full of worthwhile cards, and it has turned Standard into something fun and full of flavor. I never see the same decks at FNM, that's for sure.

Also, they reprinted Allied fetch lands in Tarkir...so there's also that.

I actually didn't really like what I played of it at the pre-release. It was cool that they reprinted the allied fetchlands, but I already own foreign Onslaught ones for my legacy deck. Treasure Cruise was cool, but banned in Legacy, just like Modern, and Dig Through Time is just not good in Legacy. So yeah, very little reason for me to pay attention to it.

Understandable. I only play within Standard, so I don't really know the competitive nature of cards within Modern and Legacy.

#6 Posted by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

The Soul Memory system has been stupid since the beginning. Go back to the way Demons' Souls and Dark Souls worked.

I've been so uninvested in Dark Souls 2 for so long that I kind of really hope this can reinvigorate me...but I know it won't.

#7 Edited by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

@sl33tbl1nd said:

@corevi: I meant Gatecrash. That was my point: That I don't pay attention to/know much about newer cards.

Man, Tarkir has been incredible. The fact that two of the new cards (Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time) were banned out of Modern almost immediately (granted, one of them is basically Ancestral Recall reprinted with a Delve cost) and another card (Siege Rhino) caused Birthing Pod to get banned is fairly ridiculous. The set is full of worthwhile cards, and it has turned Standard into something fun and full of flavor. I never see the same decks at FNM, that's for sure.

Also, they reprinted Allied fetch lands in Tarkir...so there's also that.

#8 Posted by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

Another vote for MTG from me. Been playing for 14 years and I still love it.

@jakob187 said:

Just know that, whatever game you pick, you will be dumping money into it. It's not something where (if you want to be competitive) you can just buy a few packs and BAM, good to go.

With MTG as an example:

  • Decent Standard format deck: $200-$300
  • Decent Modern format deck: $800-$1,000 (unless you are looking at RDW, which can be as cheap as $100)
  • Decent Legacy format deck: $1,000 on the low end...and that's still going to pale in comparison
  • Commander: depends on what you play - commons and uncommons rule in Commander more than rares in a lot of cases

Important to remember that while Legacy decks have a big initial investment, unlike other formats it has almost 0 ongoing costs associated with getting new cards. Since very few cards that get released each year are Legacy playable. So in the long run, a Legacy deck can be cheaper (they also appreciate in value as the rare, old cards in Legacy decks only get rarer and older).

I should've pointed that out. Sorry, I was in a bit of a rush to get everything typed out.

The same kind of goes for Modern. You are rarely going to need to get new cards for that unless something in a recently released set has been seeing play in it (and with the Tarkir set, there are quite a few cards seeing play in Modern now - two of them were recently banned from the format, and a third caused another card to get banned!).

Personally, I play in Standard because it's immediately available (sets are always available and cards are pretty plentiful), and it's about as many cards as I'm willing to keep up with overall. My friend has shown me Inquisition of Kozalek (sp?), Cryptghast, and Birthing Pod a million times, and I still couldn't tell you what the hell those cards do. Ask me about anything in Standard format at any point, though, and I should know what it is. lol

#9 Edited by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

Honestly, MTG is the TCG/CCG of my choice. This Standard rotation has been fantastic so far. I'm absolutely loving it. Beyond that, the next closest in popularity that aren't Hearthstone would be Vanguard or Yu-Gi-Oh. I'd still go with Magic, though.

Just know that, whatever game you pick, you will be dumping money into it. It's not something where (if you want to be competitive) you can just buy a few packs and BAM, good to go.

With MTG as an example:

  • Decent Standard format deck: $200-$300
  • Decent Modern format deck: $800-$1,000 (unless you are looking at RDW, which can be as cheap as $100)
  • Decent Legacy format deck: $1,000 on the low end...and that's still going to pale in comparison
  • Commander: depends on what you play - commons and uncommons rule in Commander more than rares in a lot of cases

There are lots of formats, but I just want to make sure you know that there is definitely a money dump attached to any CCG/TCG you are getting into. Make sure you are willing to commit yourself to that stuff, because otherwise, it'll be a pretty dismal time with any of them.

Hope everything works out for ya, and if you are ever interested in learning some stuff about MTG and such, I run a YouTube channel called Point Zero Games that you can check out for information on stuff.

#10 Posted by jakob187 (22305 posts) -

Personally, I wish that someone had thrown an honest budget at The Lost rather than Crave going budget label and giving it next to nothing to work on. The idea of Irrational tackling Dante's Inferno was interesting as fuck. Sadly, the game had some changes done and got released in India as Agni something or another, and it fucking sucked. Granted, the original game itself didn't look like anything fantastic, but given that Irrational had already hit acclaim with System Shock 2, you would've thought that MAAAAAAAAAYBE someone would've said "hey, these guys have some talent."

Beyond that, there aren't many games I can think of where I said "I wish that hadn't been cancelled." For me, it's more a case of "when are they going to make Shadow Man 3, Vagrant Story 2, and Dark Cloud 3?"