Bought my first mtg cards at a yard sale of our neighbors two houses down, around summer of 1998 They were all artifact, red and green cards from ice age, tempest, stronghold, weatherlight and a bunch of forests, mountains, ghost towns and and some anti shadow land of sorts. Woman said they belonged to her son but he was in collage and didn't want them anymore. She said she would look for more but her husband had already sold the rest by that that time.
Without a clue as to how to play, my brother and i pretty much played by what we assumed was the correct way. Quickly figured the Mana cost were paid by lands. Playing a land a turn, one card a turn, attacking only with one creature a turn. Only 40 card decks with one of any card except lands of any kind. Player with no creatures left on table and no library lost the game.
A year later I came across a comic book store that was closing out and once again, most of the mtg stuff was gone since the man was selling at 80% off! All he had, and recommended anyway, was Classic starter box and urza's saga decks.
From that point on I would walk 1hr to a store just to play free for all with six other guys there. They all had powered decks and never went easy on me. My first play was swamp into duress, taking my opponents duress. "there is hope for him after all" another guy said. Lol. Few turns later I suffered Palinchron, Morphling, Ernahm, Jackallope Herd, Lighting Dragon and Hyppie beats. What fun I had.
Fast forward and I'm still jamming duress, tinker, academy and necro into my decks. Could never get into type 2 or even extended, later on.
I still say type 1 when referring to vintage. sigh
Just got to listen to the podcast. Started off well and ended leaving me with a bitter after taste in my mouth. Have people forgotten the difference between right and wrong? Why is it so difficult to say, getting assistance while online play is wrong as is in paper magic? It IS black and white. I usually agree with most of what you have to say, Steve. This time I was surprised by your position on the ethics matter. I'm still a fan of your work. Just have to strongly disagree here.
I don't like how they are making planeswalkers interact more like legendary creatures. That was the point of planeswalkers. These mythic beings that are immortal and can travel the planes. Summoned to assist you like no creature could.
Unless they're going into some "timespiral"
Like setting with alternative version of Planeswalkers etc, etc. sigh
I shouldn't be surprised by this change.
They should've kept Planeswalkers at the "highlander" rule.
C'est la vie.
@macdeath I was, in all honesty, asking because I have not piloted storm with Dark petition since it's printing. I've either stuck with Ad Nauseam or Gifts storm decks.
At a glance grim tutor seems better than DP but i needed answers from someone experienced with the card. Thank you.
Reading this made me feel warm inside. Gave me goosebumps just looking at the picture of that magnificent masterpiece hanging on your wall. Gave me a bit of hope, knowing maybe, just maybe some day I, too, will acquire the pieces I seek. (Probably not that Morphling, though, lol) Wether it be cardboard or canvas.
This is the kind of articles i remember reading on TMD, not too long ago. Thank you, Nick.
Wouldn't this just put you where we are now, but decades from now...again.
I didn't like Old-school until I came across EC and other non-Swedish rules. OS'96 is a bit better, but Vintage redux is definitely something I would stay away from altogether.
The rules/B&R would still become fractured as, if not much more, than OS'93/94.
This might be a format for a few players out there but, I just dont see it becoming a thing.
My 2 cents anyway
I work in a fast food joint.
Most of my mtg loot was obtained before I considered it expensive. Nowadays I trade/sell what I have for new cards. Mostly buy/sell on eBay to scratch the itch.
Just today, I traded away type2 bulk rares and uncommons for 12 BFZ packs and the first two packs I crack are a Prairie Stream and a Scalding Tarn Expedition. I'm considering just selling or trading away the other 10 packs. Not sure yet.
I'm ok with Efreet and sylvan library in the set. Even karakas. Im also glad for Gsz being in. Although, Its dumb for heritage druid and imperious perfect to be rare this time around. Set as a whole, Fail. Not because Mana drain isn't in the set, but because this set seems boring even to draft. I would rather draft origins and bfz again.