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YO! [MTG] WRAPS [Sealed League Week 2, last day to turn in results is SATURDAY]

The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly!Registered User regular
edited June 2013 in Social Entropy++
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Man, check out those sweet wraps. This weekend is the Dragon's Maze pre-release! What'd you pull? Did you keep your wrappers?

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    TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    Who's winning the implicit maze?

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    i got some pins and i bought a badlands that i'm gonna trade a dude for some stuff for my edh deck because fuck if i need a badlands

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    also re: competitive shit

    i'm not saying people are wrong for being competitive about shit, i just think it's important to not lose sight of the fact that not everyone is as competitive as you are

    so the "take your bags and go home" attitude is really shitty because it's basically saying "you're not as competitive as i am? fuck along now this is where the adults are turning cardboard rectangles sideways"

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    facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    That thread title is absolutely incredible.

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

    Steam: Chagrin LoL: Bonhomie
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    TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    Hello friends lets do a pre-release on Lackey so that we internet friends can play together.

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    anyway all that said

    i am glad that i'm done with prerelease

    i hope to god that they do m14 without doing this stupid pick a thing bullshit

    so tired of it

    so tired

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    bfl I hate you for your rares

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    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    bfl I hate you for your rares

    You can't hate BFL or Bugboy. It is impossible. They have protection from hate.

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    watch me sotar

    fucking

    watch me

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    sotar watch me fucking??

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    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    also re: competitive shit

    i'm not saying people are wrong for being competitive about shit, i just think it's important to not lose sight of the fact that not everyone is as competitive as you are

    so the "take your bags and go home" attitude is really shitty because it's basically saying "you're not as competitive as i am? fuck along now this is where the adults are turning cardboard rectangles sideways"

    I can agree with this. The only thing is that you are not talking about competitive players, you are talking about assholes. Competitive players /= assholes.

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    Just drew for top of my prerelease

    Orzhov/Golgari - The best possible guild mix? Only deck fast enough to kill it before I stabilized the board was a Rakdos/Grull aggro deck, and it cost them dearly

    Tithe Drinker/Sin Collector/The Black Gatekeepers are all fantastic cards that are either 2 for 1ing them or netting you a metric fuck tonne of life.

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    TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    also re: competitive shit

    i'm not saying people are wrong for being competitive about shit, i just think it's important to not lose sight of the fact that not everyone is as competitive as you are

    so the "take your bags and go home" attitude is really shitty because it's basically saying "you're not as competitive as i am? fuck along now this is where the adults are turning cardboard rectangles sideways"

    Especially for a prerelease.

    Top 8 cuts at a release seem like the focus too many prize packs in the hands of too few people.

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    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    sotar watch me fucking??


    Now I am all hot and bothered.

    One last thing: Most of the people at my LGS also have casual and EDH decks and can play a casual game and have fun. I imagine that is the case for a lot of competitive players.

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    also re: competitive shit

    i'm not saying people are wrong for being competitive about shit, i just think it's important to not lose sight of the fact that not everyone is as competitive as you are

    so the "take your bags and go home" attitude is really shitty because it's basically saying "you're not as competitive as i am? fuck along now this is where the adults are turning cardboard rectangles sideways"

    I can agree with this. The only thing is that you are not talking about competitive players, you are talking about assholes. Competitive players /= assholes.

    agreed

    i'm not saying all competitive players are like this

    i think that there are some people who place a lot of importance on it and then think that because it's a tournament with prizes they're the only ones whose opinion about tourneys matters

    nah dogg

    you ain't the only pebble on the beach

    ain't even the only kind of pebble

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    in other news i bought a revised badlands for 40 bucks

    they're double that on SCG right now

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    TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    Which I don't necessarily mind at an FNM.

    Prereleases are just the ultimate casual.

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    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    I use FNMs and WNM as a way to fine tune my competitive deck.

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    TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    Well, I got a Plasm Capture at my prerelease, even though I couldn't use it that was still nice. Basically everything else I had was awful.

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    sotar watch me fucking??


    Now I am all hot and bothered.

    One last thing: Most of the people at my LGS also have casual and EDH decks and can play a casual game and have fun. I imagine that is the case for a lot of competitive players.

    prereleases, to me, are like the ultimate casual thing

    the focus isn't even on the prizes

    it's on playing a game with the new cards and having fun

    at least, that's the intended focus. that's why wotc's been doing more to get the players involved in the prerelease itself beyond just cracking packs and deck-building

    which is why someone saying something like 'just pack up your bags and go home' rankles the shit out of me

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    I use FNMs and WNM as a way to fine tune my competitive deck.

    yeah i am down with this

    fnm really can go either way

    we have a lot of dudes who use it to finetune shit, but we have just as many who are just there to play magic and have fun

    it works

    people who act like jerks get treated with scorn

    one of our superspikes was going on and on about crushing some kid who had never played before and i was like, fuckin really dude? get over your shit, you beat a twelve year old.

    then the next round starts and one of our regulars literally just built a deck for the kid out of stuff she had laying around and was like "here merry christmas have fun"

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Ya, I'm all for torturing kids , but you gotta compensate in the end.

    One time, we had this semi cocky kid ( but he was a kid, like 12-13), pestering me for a game of overkill ante( every point below 0 life = an additional ante card), cause he had some deck that was tuned for my usual tournament deck.
    I finally agreed, and pulled out my Johnny deck at the time, which was based around Homarid Spawning Bed, Hell's Caretaker, Leviathon's and Marton Stromgald. Proceeded to stall, got homarids to around 50-60 tokens, and came in with marton for 10k+ damage.
    Store owner was even in on it telling kid, hey you asked for overkill ante, your entire box should cover half, we'll keep a tally til you get paid off.
    We kept him going for about 20 mins, then let him off hook and I tossed him a stack of some staples of the day.

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    also re: competitive shit

    i'm not saying people are wrong for being competitive about shit, i just think it's important to not lose sight of the fact that not everyone is as competitive as you are

    so the "take your bags and go home" attitude is really shitty because it's basically saying "you're not as competitive as i am? fuck along now this is where the adults are turning cardboard rectangles sideways"

    Especially for a prerelease.

    Top 8 cuts at a release seem like the focus too many prize packs in the hands of too few people.

    My lgs, which is the only place that is even remotely reasonable for me to drive too to play wizard poker, only does top 4 for prizes. 1st gets like 10-12 packs, it's nuts.

    One of the reasons I stopped doing standard, because my entry fee was basically just paying for cards for the 6 or so guys that make a run at the pro tour each quarter.

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    there's also nothing funnier than watching the spikiest dude in your store go full tilt because he got his face smashed in with a nowhere-near-"optimal" deck

    just the funniest thing in the world

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    That is the best, they'll outright argue logic at some invisible presence. " Omg this is bullshit, I'm curving wrong, how am I not drawing XXX, PROBABLITIES HAVE COLLAPSED< I CALL BULLSHIT"

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    turtleant wrote: »
    Buttlord wrote: »
    also re: competitive shit

    i'm not saying people are wrong for being competitive about shit, i just think it's important to not lose sight of the fact that not everyone is as competitive as you are

    so the "take your bags and go home" attitude is really shitty because it's basically saying "you're not as competitive as i am? fuck along now this is where the adults are turning cardboard rectangles sideways"

    Especially for a prerelease.

    Top 8 cuts at a release seem like the focus too many prize packs in the hands of too few people.

    My lgs, which is the only place that is even remotely reasonable for me to drive too to play wizard poker, only does top 4 for prizes. 1st gets like 10-12 packs, it's nuts.

    One of the reasons I stopped doing standard, because my entry fee was basically just paying for cards for the 6 or so guys that make a run at the pro tour each quarter.

    see we do prizes based on record

    4-0 gets 12, 3-0-1 gets 8, 3-1 gets 4

    for prerelease only mind you

    it works pretty well. if you do decent you get stuff, if not, you played some magic and got some cards, and it doesn't feel like the only people being rewarded are the four guys who always win

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Bonus points when they start raving about their curve being fucked up when they're still winning all their games.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Anyone else's prerelease have Riot Piker's causing way more trouble than expected?

    edit: Seen him bloodrushed, scavenged counters onto, and lifelink/trample enchanted so far already, the RNG gods seemed to have decided he was gonna be 90% of the 2 drops at ours

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    IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    Dear magic thread I am a bad magic player

    I didn't even know the prerelease was this weekend until my friend called to find out what pre releases I was going to

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    Minerva_SCMinerva_SC Registered User regular
    why did I choose sunday for prerelease i want to do it noooow.

    "If a cherry pie filled cape is wrong, I don't want to be right.
    I'm dead serious."
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    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Just lost a match

    Sitting at 2-1, need to go 2-2 in the last four rounds to earn prizes

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    Just lost a match

    Sitting at 2-1, need to go 2-2 in the last four rounds to earn prizes

    You can do it!

    What guilds

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    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Technically Simic and izzet,but my deck is more Izzet-Gruul

    I tweaked it between rounds, and I can't wait to see how it fares

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    also re: competitive shit

    i'm not saying people are wrong for being competitive about shit, i just think it's important to not lose sight of the fact that not everyone is as competitive as you are

    so the "take your bags and go home" attitude is really shitty because it's basically saying "you're not as competitive as i am? fuck along now this is where the adults are turning cardboard rectangles sideways"

    I can agree with this. The only thing is that you are not talking about competitive players, you are talking about assholes. Competitive players /= assholes.

    I played my first actual game-store tournament earlier this week (just a silly bring-any-three-packs draft), and there was a stereotypical very overweight loud neckbearded guy there. Not only was he enough of a dick to make his first opponent (who was apparently sort of new to tournaments or Magic, couldn't tell which) leave after the first game, he proceeded to exclaim how he made a guy "scoop the tournament after one game", about 30 or 40 times by the end of the night. He was obviously a good player, beat me 2-0 in round 3 and didn't lose a game, but way to make a fun little event less fun for people.

    I was glad he ended up getting second place, and the guy who got first was a more normal human being (proving that competitive skill /= asshole).

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    Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    guess who got his ral zarek

    also three different guild runners,
    its me i gots the magic

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    do people still complain about netdecking

    is that a thing

    if it is it's dumb

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    Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    fucking prerelease players go hard as fuck

    azorius and rakdos utterly dominated the implicit maze at my shop of preference

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    TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    do people still complain about netdecking

    is that a thing

    if it is it's dumb

    I only complain if the person insists that he or she came up with it independently of the net. If it's an obvious archetype like Naya Blitz or something, then yeah that's at least possible, but I once played a game against someone who had almost a carbon copy of Omnidoor Thragfire and insisted he hadn't seen the deck anywhere else.

    I don't know if he saw me rolling my eyes but I wasn't exactly trying to hide it so

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Terrendos wrote: »
    Buttlord wrote: »
    do people still complain about netdecking

    is that a thing

    if it is it's dumb

    I only complain if the person insists that he or she came up with it independently of the net. If it's an obvious archetype like Naya Blitz or something, then yeah that's at least possible, but I once played a game against someone who had almost a carbon copy of Omnidoor Thragfire and insisted he hadn't seen the deck anywhere else.

    I don't know if he saw me rolling my eyes but I wasn't exactly trying to hide it so

    no that's legit, i'm talking about people getting mad about it happening at all

    i guess it's a thing?

    it's pretty dumb though

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    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Just lost two games to Teysa...

    I had Ral's ultimate prepared and then

    Teysa punches him in the face

    Ouuuch

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