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(ICV2)   "Magic: The Gathering" prepares for eighth edition. Ignorance of previous seven editions seen as sign of a healthy, well-rounded personality   ( divider line
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6244 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Jan 2003 at 11:26 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-01-27 11:28:51 AM  
Fark. There's 7 editions?

I know of 1.
2003-01-27 11:30:08 AM  
I saw kids playing this on ESPN one time...I've never been more disappointed in ESPN.
2003-01-27 11:31:19 AM  
Woo... yeehaw for more card board crack. Although I think my collection of cards are collecting dust in the hallway closet. I axtually think I have some cards that are worth some money. Might find out one of these days.
2003-01-27 11:31:25 AM  
OK, bring out the Summon Bevets, Summon Harmonia, and all the other faux Magic cards. Let's see 'em.
2003-01-27 11:32:28 AM  
there's a new card design in 8th edition, OK, i'll kill my self now
2003-01-27 11:33:36 AM  
Christ.. I spent way too much money on that game...

that was back when 4th edition had just came out..

I had alpha cards.. 1st 2nd 3rd edition and a bunch of the farking expansions...

as well I had no girlfriend...
2003-01-27 11:34:02 AM  
Micah476 I saw the same thing, the sad part was the "play by play", I almost cried.
2003-01-27 11:34:27 AM  
I started around 4th edition. I think I still have some of my cards, I oughta see if theyre worth anything.
2003-01-27 11:34:39 AM  
My wife sold my collection of over 5000 cards for $5 at a garage sale last summer. Most of it was crap, but there were some from the early expansions, Legends, and The Dark. Hadn't played in years, but it still hurt.

Oh, and that was $5 CANADIAN!
2003-01-27 11:36:14 AM  
its a fun game.. I'll give them that.. but to make a good deck you need lots of bling bling...
2003-01-27 11:36:54 AM  
Wasn't that ESPN2, and thus up to their usual "weird shiat" standard?

I played 3rd edition and stopped when I fully grasped what a money sinkhole it was becoming.
2003-01-27 11:37:25 AM  
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2003-01-27 11:37:49 AM  
All you Magic-playah-hatahz can lick my ball lightning.
2003-01-27 11:38:31 AM  
Yea all my early edition cards got sold for $30.. I got scammed.. but I had no idea how much some of the cards I had where worth...

I still have a shiatload of cards... but no more of the first edition stuff..

oh well if I wanted to sell them all Icould probabl get a decent price... if I could find someone dumb enough.
2003-01-27 11:38:32 AM  
More samples of new cards :
2003-01-27 11:38:32 AM  
laf... i cant even look at magic the gathering without thinking of my college roommate who spent over 800 dollars buying 10 double lands off ebay just to have wizards of the coast re-release them 2 editions later....

god i love karma!
2003-01-27 11:39:00 AM  
Dorky shut-ins rejoyce. Hmm I probably shouldnt say that in here, this looks like a pro-dorky-card-game room...

2003-01-27 11:39:38 AM  
No shiat.
2003-01-27 11:40:26 AM  
I didn't know this game still exists. I thought it had peaked way back in '94 and fallen into obscurity, save the occasional Fark photoshop.

2003-01-27 11:40:38 AM  
I had a friend who was collecting mox's and doublelands...

I think he eventually committed suicide...
2003-01-27 11:40:56 AM  
someone needs to make a George W. Bush card...
2003-01-27 11:41:20 AM  
Never cared for Magic.
Seemed to emphasis money over brains more often than not.
2003-01-27 11:41:32 AM  
By request...

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(Not mine, I had found them online)
2003-01-27 11:41:58 AM  
"Never cared for Magic.
Seemed to emphasis money over brains more often than not.

A fool and his money...
2003-01-27 11:42:50 AM  
I have some alphas.. i think like two left and I have some rare legends... i know there's some others that I have that are rare. My husband and I used to play from time to time. Then he stopped playing me cause I kept beating him... heh.
2003-01-27 11:44:35 AM  
Replace "previous seven editions" in the headline with "Fark", and it remains true.

I sadly fail both counts.

2003-01-27 11:44:52 AM  
I saw some kid and >>>runts<<< playing this game at a comic book store on Saturday. They were such dorks, From that moment, I never wanted to see that game let alone learning play it ever again.
2003-01-27 11:45:40 AM  

I hear ya. I as well spent WAY too much money on this game, and it took me a couple years to realize what a money-waster this game is. I have to spend $3 for 15 cards? Excuse me?

However, I have to admit this was a fun game. I seriously doubt, however, that these new designs will make much of a difference in any way.
2003-01-27 11:45:44 AM  
What the fark is Magic: The Gathering?
2003-01-27 11:46:56 AM  
great headline
2003-01-27 11:47:12 AM  
"Something I don't like!...must...insult..those who do...Nerds!"

But in all seriousness it is a fun game. Addictive too. But people need to realize that it is just a game, so it shouldn't dominate your lives/wallets. Unless you are a professional player who makes the bling bling.
2003-01-27 11:49:22 AM  
I prefer Legend of the Five Rings. It at least generates a good story.

Actual Fiction!

2003-01-27 11:53:03 AM  
2003-01-27 11:53:44 AM  
I hate M:TG with a passion.

I was an avid RPGer involved in a few clubs, before the days of the internet, when this spawn of a "game" hit the shelves, before long the good old traditional RPG group was replaced by leagues of crack-addicted card players, you couldn't avoid it.

Its tentacles spread and Collectable Card "Games" infested every aspect of RPG and alternative genre alike, it was horrible, you could not get away from it. The killing blow came when it became so successful it enabled the parent company to finally take over the RPG world with the acquisition of TSR.

Partial forgiveness has been sought in the excellent 3rd Edition D&D, and the loss of many gaming nights is forgotten now we have Neverwinter Nights.

I never ever ever bought a single card :)
2003-01-27 11:54:58 AM  
p.s. that article was written by a farker last december.
2003-01-27 11:55:02 AM  
Am I not the only one who thinks the new cards look uglier then shiat?

In my younger days, I will admit that I spent way too much money on cards. But, I eventually did realize how stupid it was to let it rule my life.

Still, I will always have a fondness for the old design. I think the old cards are very pretty and aesthetically pleasing.

I'd ask WotC to lick my balls, but I'm a girl and I don't have any. And, I suspect if I asked them to lick my boobies...they'd enjoy it.
2003-01-27 11:55:28 AM  
I used to play this with a few friends.. We all stopped playing around the same time, but kept our cards. So now that we're older (and married), we'll sometimes break out the old (up to 3rd edition, I think) MTG decks and go to town. Still a fun game. I don't know what the new cards are like, or how ruined it is now..
2003-01-27 11:57:14 AM  
Penny Arcade presents the coveted and powerful WTFIWWY card.
2003-01-27 11:57:48 AM  
We used to host those "Gatherings" here where I work. We used to call them the guys without girlfriends gatherings. The players had to buy new decks or updates upon entering to get into the game. And man did they rake these guys over the coals. Ouch! Expensive! But they seemed to enjoy playing and were harmless enough.
2003-01-27 11:58:32 AM  
Card floppers suck, Dice chuckers Rule!

I am a reformed card flopper. I sold 80% of my cards to a dumbass friend. HAHAHAHAH.
2003-01-27 11:59:08 AM  
Anyone who no longer wants their cards can give em to me!

Anyhow, the games level of enjoyment really comes down to who you play with. The people I play against most often hasn't really changed in the last 8-9 years.

I never really enjoyed playing in card shops because of the the crappy people who hung out in them.

Saddly, everytime I've quit, I've managed to run into a few people who haven't played in awhile and would like to again, and I'm back to sorting through decks. Thankfully I only spend about 30 bucks a year to keep my decks updated.

You think the game in it's original form is bad, you should see the official online version. It costs just as much as the tangible version, except that you can only play online and the only way to get real versions of your online cards is to collect a full virtual set and then trade them.

Anyhow, for those of you wishing to sell cards, check out ebay for the closest example of market value. Many guide prices are saddly unrealistic except for some of the old core power cards [moxes, black lotus, time walk, timetwister etc]
2003-01-27 12:00:55 PM  
While in college, I knew a guy who was a starving student. He worked any job just to get by, mostly cleaning dishes and toilets and donating blood.

But this guy had every single Magic card. The whole set! WHich I think is 4 of every single card.

I often wonder where he got the money. I bet he sold his kidney.....
2003-01-27 12:01:36 PM  
ok, wait, MTG is _STILL_ popular??
2003-01-27 12:03:25 PM  
What are they thinking?! You cannot change the look of M:TG. This is going to be the ruin of magic. I am going to run into a hole and hide. This means armageddon.
2003-01-27 12:06:27 PM  
my bf plays this game. it's sad. I avoid it if possible, but I've been forced to sit through a few games.

despite this huge flaw, I still keep him because he treats me well :)
2003-01-27 12:09:27 PM  
In regards to the money issue: everybody wastes their money on something. Cigarettes, alcohol, movies, drugs- they all cost a lot. So, I don't really see why that is an issue. Except, as I said earlier, spending too much is a bad thing if it dominates your life.
2003-01-27 12:09:29 PM  
since i have to rive an hour to go to any gameshop to play. cause noone around me plays, i actually play it online
2003-01-27 12:09:54 PM  
WotC will be the death of CCGs! I stopped playing Magic in 98 after they banned 90% of the good cards from tourny play because "it wouldn't be fair to newer players who didn't collect sets like Alpha, The Dark, and Ice Age". What crap! It's too bad that Lucas didn't keep the licensing for the Star Wars CCG with Decipher too because that was an AMAZING CCG.

My $.02
2003-01-27 12:11:00 PM  
Fierbird--it is better, and i can play when i want to, which is a HUGE plus, rather planning a one day a week around going to a game shop

--read previose post--
2003-01-27 12:12:10 PM  
I'm not a "geek snob" who's either down on pen-and-paper RPGs ("That's old crap that is destined to fade away!") or on CCGs ("That's not an RPG - that's chess for kids!"). I've played both, and enjoyed both. Perhaps not-so-unexpectedly, I gave up M:tG at the same time I stopped collecting comic books (when I decided to stop spending my limited funds on them, and began buying my own computer stuff). At least with D&D, I didn't have to spend money weekly to play it, plus as a (now) 22 year veteran of the game, it's kind of second-nature to me. I still have a weekly D&D game of some sort, a habit I got into after several years of RPGA involement. However, I don't really need more involvement than that, nor do I need M:tG 8th Ed. to suck up all of my money.

Now, I have Everquest.
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