Magic the Gathering Online
Acehuge

Anyone play?

My username is AceJon.
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I play with cardboard, I've been doing really well at tournaments and fnm, but lately, I've taken a break, I don't have the kind of money I would like to have, to keep up.
Gatecrash spoilers so far:
http://www.mtgsalvation.com/gatecrash-spoiler.html
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My friend wants me to get into it, but irl version. Would MTGO be good for a beginner looking to learn?
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It costs the same, I personally perfer Cockatrice, but only because it is free.
Youtube has a pretty good tutorial.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Acehuge
It doesn't cost the same.
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I was told you have to buy packs and cards like you do irl.
I was also told that the game also automatically asks you about each trigger, I found that a large part of the game in real life is remembering to call each trigger, as a single missed trigger could end the game for you.
Dancing-monkey-1
yugioh guy myself, all the online games for it have something massivly wrong with them. I wanted to get an xbox arcade version to play my friends online but its gone now.

Would you recommend magic?
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I loved yu-gi-oh for a time, but Magic is clearly the better game.

The biggest difference between Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh for most players, from yu-gi-oh, to comprehend is that in yu-gi-oh you attack the monsters if they have any first. In magic you are always attacking the player, or their planeswalker.

Ace, what constructed formats do you play?
Obama_making_a_decision
I could never into card games. Hell, I have problems playing simple ones like UNO!
Casablanka
Ace you say the price is not the same. Could you give me some numbers? I was at one point interested in trying Magic, but the price and constant purchases to stay competitive scared me off.
Acehuge
Well you're going to cash out a lot if you want to play actual, invited-to-world-tournaments 'competitive' play, but you can construct a really (really) nice non-tournament deck for about $30, and the cards that make it cost that much will cost that much because they're usable in a lot of decks, so you'll always have them for whatever deck you want to build. Pack for pack, online packs are only slightly cheaper than IRL ones, but really you have to be buying single cards. It's never worth it to buy packs. If you ever win packs from competitive play, use them to buy single cards.
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Try4se said:
Ace, what constructed formats do you play?

Since ace ignored me.
Acehuge
Oh sozzles. I used to play standard back when M12 was the latest set and Shards was just coming out; I never really bought into Shards, had an MTG break and now I play modern as I don't really want to spend more money on it. Sometimes I do the latest drafts, though, just because I like drafts and they can pay for themselves if you do well.
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I have a deck for almost every format built, looking to build legacy reanimater, and modern gifts ungiven. My standard deck is just gb zombies, it is awful, because all of my good cards are in good decks.
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I have like 15 boxes of cards, plus 2 binders filled.
Acehuge
I'm selling all my physical cards. If you're interested, here is a link.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/jabezthesheep/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686
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My friend and I share a collection. FNM we went undefeated, then in the finals we faced each other and just decided to draw. 100+ store credit for prize. Last Saturday was NH States he came in 14th place and I came in 18th place, prizes totaled about a box.. Yesterday in Maine there was supposed to be a mox tournament, but there weren't enough players, so the prize payout to first place was 3 boxes. He and I both went to top 8, and lost our first round. Prize for us both was a box each. Not bad for a weekend without sleep.
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My current deck: http://www.mtgvault.com/try4se/decks/exalted-blood/

The deck has a hard time against Selesnya and Bant decks.
Dancing-monkey-1
Just started playing scrolls. I suck bad at these games.