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2013-03-24 09:14:55 PM
Very creative idea.
 
2013-03-24 09:19:28 PM
I'd tap that.
 
2013-03-24 09:19:39 PM
Very nice.  It would look better on the floor
 
2013-03-24 09:21:32 PM
That's pretty cool
 
2013-03-24 09:22:18 PM
Not at all what I was expecting.  Under 500 lbs, for instance.  I'm not accustomed to (non-professional) cosplayers (from America) being attractive and healthy.

I'm not a Magic player, though.  Would one be outraged at the destruction of the cards, or are they all just bottom tier common crap?  I've seen some cards priced ridiculously high, and I can't figure out why they would be worth money to people.  Not saying they SHOULDN'T be worth money, purely ignorance.

Anyway, she's cute & a geek.  Three things that are a rarity together.
 
2013-03-24 09:22:57 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Very nice.  It would look better on the floor


I agree.  It would be way to difficult to play with those cards other wise.  Of course the ones on the helmet are a loss.
 
2013-03-24 09:23:35 PM
hmm.  I've probably insulted her in the past.
 
2013-03-24 09:24:47 PM

Hagbardr: I'd tap that.


Win
 
2013-03-24 09:26:30 PM
I'd destroy her creatures like the wrath of an angry god.

Er wait...
 
2013-03-24 09:29:39 PM
On one hand, you really have to admire the amount of work that had to go in to such a task.

On the other hand, keep this card mutilating biatch the fark away from my decks
 
2013-03-24 09:30:09 PM
www.dorktower.com

In before the inevitable hate
 
2013-03-24 09:33:11 PM

Weaver95: hmm.  I've probably insulted her in the past.


Well yeah. Hate for her to feel left out..
 
2013-03-24 09:37:28 PM

Weaver95: hmm.  I've probably insulted her in the past.


If not, here's your chance.
 
2013-03-24 09:40:06 PM
I'd Shocker that
 
2013-03-24 09:43:11 PM

somemoron: I'm not a Magic player, though. Would one be outraged at the destruction of the cards, or are they all just bottom tier common crap? I've seen some cards priced ridiculously high, and I can't figure out why they would be worth money to people. Not saying they SHOULDN'T be worth money, purely ignorance.


if there was an original Black Lotus that got maimed, maybe. Other than that i don't really think so, The things have been around like 30 years or some shiat
 
2013-03-24 09:45:31 PM

neuroflare: if there was an original Black Lotus that got maimed, maybe. Other than that i don't really think so, The things have been around like 30 years or some shiat


Also a good chuck of the breastplate was land which is cheap as dirt. And I bet most of the ones that are card backing is land.

/pun intended
 
2013-03-24 09:52:16 PM

neuroflare: neuroflare: if there was an original Black Lotus that got maimed, maybe. Other than that i don't really think so, The things have been around like 30 years or some shiat

Also a good chuck of the breastplate was land which is cheap as dirt. And I bet most of the ones that are card backing is land.

/pun intended


So, "Huge...tracts of land", then?
 
2013-03-24 09:52:34 PM
She's adorable.
 
2013-03-24 09:55:32 PM
Very pretty.

I'd twiddle her if she'd let me.
 
2013-03-24 09:59:36 PM

buckler: So, "Huge...tracts of land", then?


And how!
 
2013-03-24 10:04:49 PM

neuroflare: somemoron: I'm not a Magic player, though. Would one be outraged at the destruction of the cards, or are they all just bottom tier common crap? I've seen some cards priced ridiculously high, and I can't figure out why they would be worth money to people. Not saying they SHOULDN'T be worth money, purely ignorance.

if there was an original Black Lotus that got maimed, maybe. Other than that i don't really think so, The things have been around like 30 years or some shiat


There's no shortage of cards that are worthy of destruction.  Every set has quite a few cards which are just downright unplayable and come in massive quantities.  Hell, sometimes they make cards intentionally awful on purpose:

magiccards.info


I've literally got a banker's box full of awful commons that I use for what we call the "crap draft".  Most magic players have a similar collection because nobody will buy them, they're all that bad.  I have little doubt that's where this gal's suit came from.

Also, fifth edition is by far the tastiest of all magic editions.
 
2013-03-24 10:07:13 PM
That's a clever idea and she's pretty.

I saw a dude cosplayer at this one con, though, he actually went on a fancy diet and hired a personal trainer to resemble his WoW character. Came out more ripped than a ticket, but still all gamer-pale with that sweet indie-boy face. I'd like some PvP with that, know'm sayin'? Bro had a sweeter ass than three Pride parades and bigger junk than sweeps week on 'Hoarders.'

/cosplay perving is FUN! I had no idea!
 
2013-03-24 10:09:12 PM
I'd play my Draw Four card and whisper 'Uno' in her ear anytime...
 
2013-03-24 10:12:33 PM
Good job Amy. I respect creativity and ingenuity where ever it is found.
 
2013-03-24 10:13:14 PM
magiccards.info
 
2013-03-24 10:22:04 PM

ModernLuddite: [magiccards.info image 312x445]


She better hope she has a few strategically placed enchantments.
 
2013-03-24 10:23:53 PM
Tax Boy:
In before the inevitable hate

A baffling phenomenon, to be sure.  Then again, I've never been "that into" anything, enough to either costume for it, or to shiat all over other people for supposedly not being as into it as I am.  Of course, playing the "geekier than thou" card is a sport so old and tired in fandom, it was old and tired when "A wizard's staff has a knob on the end"" was first drunkenly sung by fans in a grimy hotel room somewhere.
 
2013-03-24 10:29:47 PM
First saw something like this in the pages of the late, unremarkable magazine InQuest.  IIRC, it was a dress made up of Alpha cards, complete with jewelry cut out from moxes.

/not sure IIRC
//not that anyone cares...
 
2013-03-24 10:29:55 PM
The bulk of the cards can be had for pennies, if not free. I play MtG but in limited formats, in which you open fresh packs and the competition includes 30 minutes of deck building. Because of the distribution of cards in a 15-card booster pack, (1 basic land, 10 commons, 3 uncommons, 1 rare/mythic rare, and occasionally one holographic foil that replaces one of the 10 commons), I can accumulate commons and uncommons very, very quickly. If she makes friends at the local game store or knows a bunch of people, finding bulk commons/uncommons is easy.
 
2013-03-24 10:37:54 PM

somemoron: Not at all what I was expecting.  Under 500 lbs, for instance.  I'm not accustomed to (non-professional) cosplayers (from America) being attractive and healthy.

I'm not a Magic player, though.  Would one be outraged at the destruction of the cards, or are they all just bottom tier common crap?  I've seen some cards priced ridiculously high, and I can't figure out why they would be worth money to people.  Not saying they SHOULDN'T be worth money, purely ignorance.

Anyway, she's cute & a geek.  Three things that are a rarity together.


Its like baseball cards. 99.99% of cards are worthless, the rare ones are collectors items, they are sold in shrink wrap packs, etc.
 
hej
2013-03-24 10:38:14 PM
Just curious;  What's the value (retail or fair market) of all those cards?  I ask because I remember my friend buying his first car a couple decades ago by selling far fewer cards than it would have taken to make that outfit.
 
2013-03-24 10:38:26 PM
I had to go into work today and had no idea this convention was going on. On the train back, though, a woman sat down in the seat in front of me and I thought "Wow, if she thinks embroidery all over her blouse and military style epaulets is a good look, she's very wrong." Then her boyfriend sat down next to her with his sword and I realized there must be some sort of convention in town. A Japanese sat down next to me and I spent part of the trip trying to surreptitiously figure out what sex he was . Boy George hat, dyed blond hair and sideburns--must be a boy. Sliver rings on every finger and carrying a large purple teddy bear -- WTF?
 
2013-03-24 10:43:03 PM

clambam: I had to go into work today and had no idea this convention was going on. On the train back, though, a woman sat down in the seat in front of me and I thought "Wow, if she thinks embroidery all over her blouse and military style epaulets is a good look, she's very wrong." Then her boyfriend sat down next to her with his sword and I realized there must be some sort of convention in town. A Japanese sat down next to me and I spent part of the trip trying to surreptitiously figure out what sex he was . Boy George hat, dyed blond hair and sideburns--must be a boy. Sliver rings on every finger and carrying a large purple teddy bear -- WTF?


I was out walking around one day and saw a massive amount of overweight pale kids. I jokingly said "What is there, an anime convention in town?", at which point one of them said yes, and invited me along.

Cool story, bro.

//I love anime, but Christ I hate that sweaty fat dude smell.
///You know how EB Games smells?
 
2013-03-24 10:50:14 PM

hej: Just curious;  What's the value (retail or fair market) of all those cards?


Basic land and janky commons? I'll put it this way - you'd be lucky to get $10 for a thousand of them.
 
2013-03-24 10:52:20 PM

hej: Just curious;  What's the value (retail or fair market) of all those cards?  I ask because I remember my friend buying his first car a couple decades ago by selling far fewer cards than it would have taken to make that outfit.


If I was to sell 1000 common cards back to my local game store, I would get $4 for all of them. Considering that a lot of them are basic lands and accounting for retail markup, she likely had the cards either given to her or they would've cost her at most $10 for all of them.
 
2013-03-24 10:55:00 PM
Congrats farkette
 
2013-03-24 10:56:02 PM
Clever idea, and looks pretty cool too. I really like the hat.
 
2013-03-24 11:03:45 PM
If this woman spoke two words to me I'd think I was in a Mentos commercial.
 
2013-03-24 11:07:36 PM
There's one downside to all this: Magic cards, she told me, aren't all that sturdy. Sweat separates the fronts from the backs, and by the end of the weekend, her ensemble won't be wearable.

So you're telling me the dress will just fall off on its own?  Excellent.
 
2013-03-24 11:08:59 PM
You're faptastic.
 
2013-03-24 11:09:06 PM

somemoron: I'm not a Magic player, though. Would one be outraged at the destruction of the cards, or are they all just bottom tier common crap? I've seen some cards priced ridiculously high, and I can't figure out why they would be worth money to people. Not saying they SHOULDN'T be worth money, purely ignorance.


Most of them are worth almost nothing. Occasionally you come across a very rare card that is worth quite a lot of money

/after perusing that site, I really wish I hadn't given all my cards away in the mid 90's (beta and some unlimited - yes I had a Black Lotus)
 
2013-03-24 11:10:44 PM
I swear I saw this thread last year? Is this the same dress again?

// now you have to 1 up yourself. Make an all black dress and wear it to a formal occasion.
 
2013-03-24 11:14:50 PM
Snapper Carr : Most of them are worth almost nothing. Occasionally you come across a very rare card that is worth quite a lot of money

I remember when a beta lotus was only worth $300, WTF happened?

// haven't played in over a decade

// cards in closet.

// the value of said cards is probably not enough to compensate me for the time I would spend digging out rares and pricing/packaging them up.
 
2013-03-24 11:18:56 PM
Fascinating. And this leads to the reproducing of the species?
 
2013-03-24 11:25:52 PM

Hector Remarkable: Fascinating. And this leads to the reproducing of the species?


Either that, or sperm holocaust into dollar-store kleenex.
 
2013-03-24 11:26:17 PM

Hector Remarkable: Fascinating. And this leads to the reproducing of the species?


images.cheezburger.com
 
2013-03-24 11:28:42 PM

worlddan: Good job Amy. I respect creativity and ingenuity where ever it is found.


WHAT IN THE BLUE FARK IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!!!??????!!!!!

Get with the program and reduce her to a sex object by talking about how you'd like to penis her vagina like everyone else is doing.
 
2013-03-24 11:35:38 PM

lordargent: Snapper Carr : Most of them are worth almost nothing. Occasionally you come across a very rare card that is worth quite a lot of money

I remember when a beta lotus was only worth $300, WTF happened?

// haven't played in over a decade

// cards in closet.

// the value of said cards is probably not enough to compensate me for the time I would spend digging out rares and pricing/packaging them up.


Well god damn. I've got probably 20-30 dual lands in my collection, among others (that haven't seen the light of day in a dozen years.
 
2013-03-24 11:41:07 PM

NewWorldDan: lordargent: Snapper Carr : Most of them are worth almost nothing. Occasionally you come across a very rare card that is worth quite a lot of money

I remember when a beta lotus was only worth $300, WTF happened?

// haven't played in over a decade

// cards in closet.

// the value of said cards is probably not enough to compensate me for the time I would spend digging out rares and pricing/packaging them up.

Well god damn. I've got probably 20-30 dual lands in my collection, among others (that haven't seen the light of day in a dozen years.


Since playing magic at my work has become popular I brought out my old ass-sliver deck. Many people haven't seen Aluren and seem surprised when they discover its synergy with slivers.
 
2013-03-24 11:45:16 PM

Hagbardr: I'd tap that.


dehehn: I'd destroy her creatures like the wrath of an angry god.

Er wait...


RatMaster999: Very pretty.

I'd twiddle her if she'd let me.


I'd start a conversation with her about her opinions on gaming culture, and if we clicked, possibly respectfully ask her for her phone number with the intention of engaging in a social repartee at a future venue.

Am I doing it wrong?
 
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