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2013-03-24 11:48:45 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.




I'll buy them off you sight unseen for triple the shipping cost.
 
2013-03-24 11:50:14 PM  
Wow, Kotaku did a decent piece on RockBands last song to be released is "American Pie"

As someone who spent many a hours on Frequency, this saddens me.
 
2013-03-24 11:51:28 PM  
been playing a deck with bitterblossom/oona's blackguard/dark confidant/and those green enchantments that double the amount of creature tokens a card makes. funnest deck ive had in a long time.
 
2013-03-25 12:03:18 AM  
Kind of sad that I'm saying this, but kudos to the reporter for not objectifying the attractive girl in front of him. Seems to happen too often in videos like this.
 
2013-03-25 12:13:22 AM  

Tommy Moo: 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?


Very wrong. There is nothing that turns a geek girl on more than a relentless, unending barrage of sexual double-entendre. It has worked for me on several occasions.
/by several, I mean more than one
//ok... one
///almost
 
2013-03-25 12:19:54 AM  
"You got these shoulder things going on here too"

Really guy? Really? They're called spaulders. Worst nerd ever.
 
2013-03-25 12:23:18 AM  

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.


If you have the dual lands from Revised edition, they start at $100 each, assuming they're in near mint condition. Previous editions (Unlimited, Beta, Alpha) go up from there. If you wanna price 'em all out, TCGplayer.com is a good spot to go.

Depending on the format in which they're actually playable (ie: Standard, Modern, Extended, Legacy, Vintage), card values can fluctuate wildly. They also stopped putting cards on the Reserve List as of 1999 (the list of cards that they'll never reprint for any reason, except for non-tournament legal products and promos). Just to illustrate, Lion's Eye Diamond was considered a worthless rare when it came out (you'd have to discard your entire hand to use it), but it's since been banned/restricted in some formats and goes for $70+. Force of Will was an uncommon card from Alliances (4 colourless + 2 blue mana for a counterspell, or you can pay 2 life and remove a blue card from the game) and it's worth $60+ since it's the only card that will prevent your opponent from winning on the first turn. Meanwhile, cards from Mirage that went for $30 when they were current go for $1 or less.
 
2013-03-25 12:29:13 AM  
Playing card dress. We've seen it before. Just because the cards are nerd playing cards doesn't mean it's new. But hey, she's a pretty girl at a con, so we'd better write an article about her.

Yeah, it's creative. Lots of the guys' outfits are, too... But they don't get an article because, y'know, tits.
 
2013-03-25 12:30:33 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Playing card dress. We've seen it before. Just because the cards are nerd playing cards doesn't mean it's new. But hey, she's a pretty girl at a con, so we'd better write an article about her.

Yeah, it's creative. Lots of the guys' outfits are, too... But they don't get an article because, y'know, tits.


Calm down. Yes, I'm f♥cking with you guys again.

/Still, the Queen of Hearts did it first.
 
2013-03-25 12:31:56 AM  
A talented and attractive Boston area (probably) girl who plays Magic?


Swoon
 
2013-03-25 12:32:39 AM  

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


Since June 1998, all cards have their rarity level indicated as part of the expansion symbol.  Black = common, gray = uncommon, gold = rare, red-orange = mythic rare.  (And purple = special, but that only happened once, and those cards aren't all that valuable.)  In the close-up of her axe that's on Kotaku, they're all commons except one uncommon.  Uncommons other than the very oldest sets, Portal Three Kingdoms and the one card Force of Will generally aren't really worth anything.
 
2013-03-25 12:41:21 AM  

Myria: 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

Since June 1998, all cards have their rarity level indicated as part of the expansion symbol.  Black = common, gray = uncommon, gold = rare, red-orange = mythic rare.  (And purple = special, but that only happened once, and those cards aren't all that valuable.)  In the close-up of her axe that's on Kotaku, they're all commons except one uncommon.  Uncommons other than the very oldest sets, Portal Three Kingdoms and the one card Force of Will generally aren't really worth anything.


Some of the uncommon cards from current sets can go up to a few bucks, which is more than a lot of the rares that go for 25 cents. If they show up in a lot of tournament level decks and are viable across Standard and Modern format, they'll be worth something like Rancor ($3) and Invisible Stalker ($2), but they don't necessarily retain their value for long afterwards.
 
2013-03-25 12:44:00 AM  

Toquinha: 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.

If you have the dual lands from Revised edition, they start at $100 each, assuming they're in near mint condition. Previous editions (Unlimited, Beta, Alpha) go up from there. If you wanna price 'em all out, TCGplayer.com is a good spot to go.

Depending on the format in which they're actually playable (ie: Standard, Modern, Extended, Legacy, Vintage), card values can fluctuate wildly. They also stopped putting cards on the Reserve List as of 1999 (the list of cards that they'll never reprint for any reason, except for non-tournament legal products and promos). Just to illustrate, Lion's Eye Diamond was considered a worthless rare when it came out (you'd have to discard your entire hand to use it), but it's since been banned/restricted in some formats and goes for $70+. Force of Will was an uncommon card from Alliances (4 colourless + 2 blue mana for a counterspell, or you can pay 2 life and remove a blue card from the game) and it's worth $60+ since it's the only card that will prevent your opponent from winning on the first turn. Meanwhile, cards from Mirage that went for $30 when they were current go for $1 or less.


Force of Will is not the only counterspell that can be used without mana - it's just the best one.

I hope that when the Zendikar block starts rotating out of a bunch of formats that Jace the Mind Sculptor stops being stupid expensive (~$90).  Formats like Commander might stop that, though.

For readers of the above, it should be noted that Lion's Eye Diamond was a Mirage card.  Only two cards from that set are worth anything now, despite their prices when they were current.
 
2013-03-25 12:44:55 AM  

Hagbardr: I'd tap that.


Dammit.
 
2013-03-25 12:54:42 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

/got nothing
 
2013-03-25 01:08:27 AM  
Is there a summon Bevets card on the outfit?
 
2013-03-25 01:16:13 AM  
It's nice to see an easy smile these days. So hard to come by.
 
2013-03-25 01:20:55 AM  
most of what she has on there looks like commons.  Thought i see 2 uncommons with of fire servant, and volcanic geyser,  and one rare with Reverberate
 
2013-03-25 01:26:05 AM  
Good job, farkette. That is really amazing how you made that. Very artistic.
 
2013-03-25 01:29:25 AM  

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


http://www.buzzfeed.com/zombieianbrooks/magic-the-gathering-dress-1l dk from 2010

And I remember one back during the 4th/IceAge era where a woman sacked her boyfriend's decks to make a dress. Moxen and Lotus were involved if I recall the pictures. Think she had mox pearl earrings (alpha or beta, I cried). Probably have a picture of it in one of the old Duelist mags taking up closet space.
 
2013-03-25 01:31:20 AM  
Toquinha: If you have the dual lands from Revised edition, they start at $100 each, assuming they're in near mint condition.

Not sure if I have any dual lands, I was curious what the panoramic arena league lands from 2003 were worth though. Those were the basic lands that put together formed a panoramic image.

Toquinha: Force of Will was an uncommon card from Alliances (4 colourless + 2 blue mana for a counterspell, or you can pay 2 life and remove a blue card from the game) and it's worth $60+

Damn, maybe I do need to dig through those boxes. I know I saw a bunch of these because I was busy trying to get Balduvian Hordes
 
2013-03-25 01:39:24 AM  
www2.macleans.ca
 
2013-03-25 01:58:07 AM  

Tommy Moo: 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?


Nope, not at all.  That is the generally approved way of finding out if a girl would like you to twiddle or tap her.
 
2013-03-25 03:57:21 AM  

neuroflare: 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.


Running slivers (more than occasionally) in any of the groups I play with would be the fastest way to get your ass tossed out.  There's cheap, there's overpowered, and about fifty yards down the road is slivers.

Although... they can make for a good EDH deck, since having only one of each introduces a nice vulnerability.  Makes for more strategic games.
 
2013-03-25 05:00:58 AM  
I love MtG but I have no idea how to play. Anyway, her costume was great.
 
2013-03-25 06:23:39 AM  
Is it possible to fall in love with someone in 2 and 1/2 minutes? Because I think I just did. I don't play MTG, but passion for anything is really attractive to me. The fact that she was cute was just a bonus. And I loved the way she talked. Her voice and speech pattern were perfectly suited to her personality, if that makes any sense.

*Sigh*

Now I'll just go back to wishing I had the attention of someone like her.
 
2013-03-25 06:41:40 AM  
*Throws a Chaos Orb at her*

Damn I need to get to a PAX show. Mike and Jerry are two of my heroes, and along with the rest of the PA gang have really managed to create something special here.

/come for the nerd festival, stay for watching Scott be awesome while wil gets thrown into an acid pit!
 
2013-03-25 07:14:24 AM  

VTGremlin: "You got these shoulder things going on here too"

Really guy? Really? They're called spaulders. Worst nerd ever.


They could also be called pauldrons.
 
2013-03-25 07:16:46 AM  
Oh, come on. Not a single Bone Flute joke? You guys are slipping.
 
2013-03-25 07:32:31 AM  
Oh well DONE. Hardly any accent though, I'm a little let down. Not once did I hear "These are made from cahds".
 
2013-03-25 08:09:27 AM  

Kaybeck: 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.


Everyone is penising her vagina? She seemed like such a nice girl.
 
2013-03-25 08:14:20 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Yeah, it's creative. Lots of the guys' outfits are, too... But they don't get an article because, y'know, tits.


pjmedia.com
 
2013-03-25 08:23:00 AM  
More great video game journalism from Kotaku (featured partner).
Let us all bask Kotaku (featured partner), just one of the great websites brought to us by the Gawker network (featured partner).
 
2013-03-25 08:51:02 AM  
cool costume.  The most I can do is but on a painted ski mask and call myself bane. +eleventy farkette
 
2013-03-25 09:10:06 AM  

Tommy Moo: 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?


Jesus Christ, you're a sick pervert.
 
2013-03-25 09:11:17 AM  
Toquinha:

If you have the dual lands from Revised edition, they start at $100 each, assuming they're in near mint condition.

Does not seem to be eBay
 

I have to have at least 10 of those.
Where can you get $100 ea.?
I'll sell them for that.
 
2013-03-25 09:41:02 AM  
Done in two.
 
2013-03-25 09:41:05 AM  

Spaced Lion: Oh, come on. Not a single Bone Flute joke? You guys are slipping.


better yet:
gatherer.wizards.com

That said:  I've found the most realistic prices in the past few years have come from here

/just sold meh condition unl lotus, emerald, walk & ancestral (signed) before christmas for just under $2k
//dang kids took away all the energy and time I had to play
 
2013-03-25 09:41:34 AM  

Kaybeck: 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.


I'd vagina her penis no matter what colour she preferred to play!
 
2013-03-25 09:42:47 AM  
blocked at work, someone want to repost?
 
2013-03-25 09:51:36 AM  
Um, what?
 
2013-03-25 09:52:45 AM  
I saw you in passing, it looked great. There was some really great cosplay this year.
 
2013-03-25 09:57:33 AM  

thecpt: cool costume.  The most I can do is but on a painted ski mask and call myself bane. +eleventy farkette


There was a perfect bane this year.
 
2013-03-25 10:01:27 AM  
pic.twitter.com/GnouwxNcqT

See if this works, trying to post from my phone.
 
2013-03-25 10:03:52 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: More great video game journalism from Kotaku (featured partner).
Let us all bask Kotaku (featured partner), just one of the great websites brought to us by the Gawker network (featured partner).



HATERS GONNA HATE

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-25 10:29:57 AM  
Cute, into geek stuff...no wedding band...odd. Figured someone would have made a claim on her by now.
 
2013-03-25 10:32:49 AM  
FTA: Here's a close-up shot of her axe, which is also made of Magic cards

I think he meant to say ass, which is USDA certified Grade A Prime Beef.
 
2013-03-25 10:38:15 AM  
Just unloaded my collection for about three grand.

/no longer works at wotc
//can finally sell this crap off
 
2013-03-25 10:39:02 AM  

Parthenogenetic: God-is-a-Taco: More great video game journalism from Kotaku (featured partner).
Let us all bask Kotaku (featured partner), just one of the great websites brought to us by the Gawker network (featured partner).


HATERS GONNA HATE

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didn't even make it to my bunk and now my carpet needs cleaned. Thanks a bunch.
 
2013-03-25 10:41:19 AM  

Myria: Toquinha: 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.

If you have the dual lands from Revised edition, they start at $100 each, assuming they're in near mint condition. Previous editions (Unlimited, Beta, Alpha) go up from there. If you wanna price 'em all out, TCGplayer.com is a good spot to go.

Depending on the format in which they're actually playable (ie: Standard, Modern, Extended, Legacy, Vintage), card values can fluctuate wildly. They also stopped putting cards on the Reserve List as of 1999 (the list of cards that they'll never reprint for any reason, except for non-tournament legal products and promos). Just to illustrate, Lion's Eye Diamond was considered a worthless rare when it came out (you'd have to discard your entire hand to use it), but it's since been banned/restricted in some formats and goes for $70+. Force of Will was an uncommon card from Alliances (4 colourless + 2 blue mana for a counterspell, or you can pay 2 life and remove a blue card from the game) and it's worth $60+ since it's the only card that will prevent your opponent from winning on the first turn. Meanwhile, cards from Mirage that went for $30 when they were current go for $1 or less.

Force of Will is not the only counterspell that can be used without mana - it's just the best one.

I hope that when the Zendikar block starts rotating out of a bunch of formats that Jace the Mind Sculptor stops being stupid expensive (~$90).  Formats like Commander might stop that, though.

For readers of the above, it should be noted that Lion's Eye Diamond was a Mirage card.  Only two cards from that set are worth anything now, despite their prices when they were current.


What format that anyone plays would zendikar be rotating out of?

Surely you can't be talking about extended...
 
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