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Even well done videogames pale in comparison to the real world crushing of friends.

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Haha, every one of my friends that plays (Including me) has a card like that. Makes the game so much fun.

Oh, very nice!

And I just got back into Magic, so this totally works. Great comic!

EDIT: Not tournament play, just casual with friends. I'd need all new cards to be tournament legal, and I'm saving for a new computer.

Well, That is not how I pitcure that fight was going to end...Is that an actual card?

I had this card called the Sliver Queen that basically mades tons of little 1/1 cannonfodder. Everybody was like "oooh, scary" until I played an Overrun.

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than killing all three opponents in a 4 way duel in one turn thanks to a horde of 1/1 Slivers.

Y'know, I kind of like how you're happy to make jokes and references to things people might not understand at all.

Seagull of DOOM! heh. I dont play magic myself, but, I totally understand the over-priced thing from what I have seen on Steam...

Break:
Y'know, I kind of like how you're happy to make jokes and references to things people might not understand at all.

There will always be times where, we dont get the punchline. It happens unfortunatly, but, thats just how it is~ Some people will prolly get this and may find it hilarious!

Jhereg42:
I had this card called the Sliver Queen that basically mades tons of little 1/1 cannonfodder. Everybody was like "oooh, scary" until I played an Overrun.

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than killing all three opponents in a 4 way duel in one turn thanks to a horde of 1/1 Slivers.

I have a Sliver Queen deck in my (ludicrously overpowered for casual play) Foil Sliver deck (buying the advantage for the win!) and she owns. She essentially gives you free ammo for other Sliver's abilities and/or gives you buffed, double striking, deathtouching monster slivers every turn later in the game.
Slivers are kind of boring to play though. A full sliver deck, like an elf deck, has no timing required. Do you play a sliver? Why the fuck not, there's never any reason not too considering it buffs every other Sliver on the field.

Getting your ass kicked by a Thieving Magpie is never a fun experience.

Also, what the hell is that thing on her belly?

Heheh. How very amusing. I do so love Magic.

huh, not trying to bash your work but your backstory on the comic is actually funnier than the comic itself.

I had a card, real powerful, something like a 3/4 doesn't sound like much until you read the card (and who the fuck reads the card) and realize that it gains +1/0 for every green mana and +0/1 for every black mana, a real bitch of a card since my deck was a forest swamp. I always played it with this other card that gave it trample I think it's called, basically it kept attacking until either they died or it died, never lost in all six games I played, after that people stopped trying.

Grey Carter:

On the face of it, there's nothing special about the Welkin Tern, it's a 2/1 flyer for 2 mana. A decent quick drop and good for pecking away at an opponent but it's not going to set the earth on fire (that's a little joke, it does) when compared to some , of , the , cards in my deck.

Eldrazi decks are so much fun, I almost feel bad sometimes, almost. Hand of Emrakul is still one of my favorites for how quickly you can have a 7/7 Annihilator 1 on the board.

Jhereg42:
I had this card called the Sliver Queen that basically mades tons of little 1/1 cannonfodder. Everybody was like "oooh, scary" until I played an Overrun.

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than killing all three opponents in a 4 way duel in one turn thanks to a horde of 1/1 Slivers.

Overrun is awesome for that. My last magic game ended when my 10 2/2 wolves (I had a card that put a token down for every forest I had in play, and my deck was designed to put forests out fast) became 5/5. All in all, I hit with 84 points of damage.

I also like using lure to force all of my opponents monsters to block one attacker, leaving them wide open for the rest of my dudes.

Last night on MTGO I was faced with a loop, it was aweful. I could get him down to 8 life in both games but then through scrying and other such cards he has all that he needs and opens up an infinite loop which negates my turn and then uses infinite direct damages.
I too love playing with my friends with as you say ridiculous theme decks (we can't make a deck without a theme) but I like the challenge of Tournament play.

Great comic as usual, reminds me of when my friend, using his saporling deck, equipped this ridiculous black legendary scythe and took on my then 21/21 Ajani's Pridemate. I love literal translations of what's happening in magic, it's crazy.

Break:
Y'know, I kind of like how you're happy to make jokes and references to things people might not understand at all.

Most people who've played magic should get the joke- we've all seen stuff like this.

Slycne:

Grey Carter:

On the face of it, there's nothing special about the Welkin Tern, it's a 2/1 flyer for 2 mana. A decent quick drop and good for pecking away at an opponent but it's not going to set the earth on fire (that's a little joke, it does) when compared to some , of , the , cards in my deck.

Eldrazi decks are so much fun, I almost feel bad sometimes, almost. Hand of Emrakul is still one of my favorites for how quickly you can have a 7/7 Annihilator 1 on the board.

I do feel kind of bad because they prove those people who've been whining about power creep for the past few years like nine different flavours of right.

Some of them just stray into complete bullshit territory. Especially when combined with everyone's favourite fatty dropper, Elvish Piper.

BloodSquirrel:

Jhereg42:
I had this card called the Sliver Queen that basically mades tons of little 1/1 cannonfodder. Everybody was like "oooh, scary" until I played an Overrun.

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than killing all three opponents in a 4 way duel in one turn thanks to a horde of 1/1 Slivers.

Overrun is awesome for that. My last magic game ended when my 10 2/2 wolves (I had a card that put a token down for every forest I had in play, and my deck was designed to put forests out fast) became 5/5. All in all, I hit with 84 points of damage.

I also like using lure to force all of my opponents monsters to block one attacker, leaving them wide open for the rest of my dudes.

In my last game against Cory and Ian (owner of the terninator) in Duels of the Planeswalkers. I used the elf deck and put coat of arms into play (every creature gets +1/+1 for every creature it shares a creature type with). Cory then put some green bullshit enchantment into play which gave him a Tree creature into play every turn. When we finally duked it out he dealt 450 damage to me in a turn.

haha! Nice...

Also, you actually made her look like a woman for a change. Very good. Although she seems to have gone up a cup size...

Great stuff as always.

Grey Carter:

I do feel kind of bad because they prove those people who've been whining about power creep for the past few years like nine different flavours of right.

Some of them just stray into complete bullshit territory. Especially when combined with everyone's favourite fatty dropper, Elvish Piper.

True, though I think people often dismiss or forget about some of the crazy stuff in older editions. There are some very powerful cards like Balance "I'm resetting the game for 2 mana." Though almost every deck I construct now includes Enchantment destruction to deal with 2011 core set Leylines, those are annoying as all hell.

Slycne:

Grey Carter:

I do feel kind of bad because they prove those people who've been whining about power creep for the past few years like nine different flavours of right.

Some of them just stray into complete bullshit territory. Especially when combined with everyone's favourite fatty dropper, Elvish Piper.

True, though I think people often dismiss or forget about some of the crazy stuff in older editions. There are some very powerful cards like Balance "I'm resetting the game for 2 mana." Though almost every deck I construct now includes Enchantment destruction to deal with 2011 core set Leylines, those are annoying as all hell.

Oh God yes. Leyline of sanctity may as well read "Players with red or black decks may not win the game."

I didn't quite get the comic because I'm not really familiar with the card game, but the explanation in the thread was excellent. And hilarious.

Break:
Y'know, I kind of like how you're happy to make jokes and references to things people might not understand at all.

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Oh come on, lots of games have stuff like that. For instance, I was playing League of Legends today, and I was a support character with 4 damage champions by my side. One of them was nearly death, so enemies jumped on him like monkeys on a circus freak looking like a banana. I activated my Ultimate Skill, rendering my ally invulnerable to all damage for 3 seconds. All 5 of us concentrated fire on the enemy team and one-by-one, we wiped them out effectively.

Oh, the incoming flamefest. WTF WTH IS THAT SHIT DUDE YOU ARE OP!!!

Abedeus:
Oh come on, lots of games have stuff like that. For instance, I was playing League of Legends today, and I was a support character with 4 damage champions by my side. One of them was nearly death, so enemies jumped on him like monkeys on a circus freak looking like a banana. I activated my Ultimate Skill, rendering my ally invulnerable to all damage for 3 seconds. All 5 of us concentrated fire on the enemy team and one-by-one, we wiped them out effectively.

I guess that that's what the other team gets for not having a Janna to deal with situations like that. Nice counter-gank, by the way.

The closest experience I had to M:TG was Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds for the Xbox. It strayed quite a bit from the actual game, or so I heard, and actually wasn't that good of a game itself, but at least it lets me understand all these references in the preceding posts!

Me and my friends don't sit by our Kitchen-table and play MtG. We go a Mexican restaurant, by a soda each so we can use their wonderfully long tables and sit for hours, talking so much bullshit and probably scaring the living hell out of the others in that room.
I've had some of the best moments in my life by that table^^.

Once my friend was playing a green deck and he managed to uberbuff a creature to like 14/12 for a turn and attacked me. I had exactly 14 life left and a mere 2/1 lifelink vampire left on the board. He attacked, but I blocked with the vampire, technically gaining me 2 life! From that I used a doomblade to remove his creature and came back to win the game with some life regen stuff and lucky draws ;)

Abedeus:

Break:
Y'know, I kind of like how you're happy to make jokes and references to things people might not understand at all.

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Oh come on, lots of games have stuff like that. For instance, I was playing League of Legends today, and I was a support character with 4 damage champions by my side. One of them was nearly death, so enemies jumped on him like monkeys on a circus freak looking like a banana. I activated my Ultimate Skill, rendering my ally invulnerable to all damage for 3 seconds. All 5 of us concentrated fire on the enemy team and one-by-one, we wiped them out effectively.

Oh, the incoming flamefest. WTF WTH IS THAT SHIT DUDE YOU ARE OP!!!

In my opinion, Kayle is a VERY underrated champion, I'm glad I'm not the only one who plays her!

Jhereg42:
I had this card called the Sliver Queen that basically mades tons of little 1/1 cannonfodder. Everybody was like "oooh, scary" until I played an Overrun.

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than killing all three opponents in a 4 way duel in one turn thanks to a horde of 1/1 Slivers.

Sliver decks rock the table with overwhelming zerg strategy, you win 5 internets to bring sc to mtg.

AC10:

In my opinion, Kayle is a VERY underrated champion, I'm glad I'm not the only one who plays her!

She's underplayed, but not underrated. Ranked level 30 players and even Elementz from the Riot team considers her Tier 1. Hell, she's second in that tier, right behind Ezreal. You don't want to know how badly those two champs kick. Or a team of Shaco, Heime, Morgana and Ezreal PLUS Kayle. Because that was my team in my first post.

Was that supposed to be some unexpected "wimpy" creature that can wipe the floor with everyone... or were you referring to Unglued?
You have no idea how quickly I'd buy a M:tG console game if it included unlockable Unglued-inspired gameplay.

Abedeus:
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You have activated my Trap!

By the time I actually did get serious in to play Magic the Gathering, was the time that I realized that I just did not have the money to update my decks so that they were still Type 2 for the tournaments held in my local game store. I really, really wanted to try my hand at fighting other players because I would like to see how my decks would hold up against another player's decks and I guess it is because of what you have pointed out.

Magic has so many cards in it that you can do all sorts of strategies with them, some of which are really powerful and can take down your opponents quickly but then there are just some that you can make for the fun of it. I still have a book on deck construction where the author would mention how in one of his games, he got overrun by his opponent's army of pinging monsters while he tried to set up his own forces of beefy monsters. There is just so much variety you can do with Magic that you would just be surprised at what some people can do!

I've only made a few decks on my own, with the ones that I think I have the most fun with was a Zombie deck I made, a black-red deck and one deck that I still have that is my most favorite, a blue-green deck I call Flashback Mayhem. When I found a Cowardice card, I've made a deck where I rely on a lot of creatures with abilities that could help me out at the start of the game, namely to help heal me and to help beef up some of my monster, such as Riptide Mangler. Then, when I get Cowardice into play, all of those creature abilities suddenly become Boomerang! My opponent loses all of his monsters while mines is ready to dine!

Jhereg42:
I had this card called the Sliver Queen that basically mades tons of little 1/1 cannonfodder. Everybody was like "oooh, scary" until I played an Overrun.

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than killing all three opponents in a 4 way duel in one turn thanks to a horde of 1/1 Slivers.

Oh my god, I remember that card... Didn't it require something like one of every mana to play or something horrible? But of course, once you got that thing out, you've got all sorts of options.

Grey Carter:
I have a Sliver Queen deck in my (ludicrously overpowered for casual play) Foil Sliver deck (buying the advantage for the win!) and she owns. She essentially gives you free ammo for other Sliver's abilities and/or gives you buffed, double striking, deathtouching monster slivers every turn later in the game.
Slivers are kind of boring to play though. A full sliver deck, like an elf deck, has no timing required. Do you play a sliver? Why the fuck not, there's never any reason not too considering it buffs every other Sliver on the field.

A friend of mine, with whom I play, using his decks, has that deck; though he does not have a sliver queen in it. I agree it is rather boring to play with, especially since, after a few turns, you are virtually guaranteed to empty your hand, and end up with no other choice than to play whatever card you draw that turn. It is a very nice deck for beginners though: Since it is largely based on abilities, you quickly gain practice in how to handle more than just attacking and blocking. I just wish he would get rid of those barbed slivers and spectral slivers. I have no use for those.

Still, after using his sliver deck for a while, I went on to his eldrazi deck; which was slightly more rewarding. There are few things as satisfying as summoning Emrakul, the aeons torn with the help of Eye of Ugin and Nirkana revenant, and from there on delicately crushing your enemies.

Sadly, I think he has disassembled his eldrazi deck now. I didn't even get to try using Spawnsire of Ulamog to its full potential.

What does Norwegian have to do with it though?

Edit: Also, screw artifact decks.

coldfrog:

Jhereg42:
I had this card called the Sliver Queen that basically mades tons of little 1/1 cannonfodder. Everybody was like "oooh, scary" until I played an Overrun.

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than killing all three opponents in a 4 way duel in one turn thanks to a horde of 1/1 Slivers.

Oh my god, I remember that card... Didn't it require something like one of every mana to play or something horrible? But of course, once you got that thing out, you've got all sorts of options.

One mana of each type, so effectively in a 5c deck you got for 5 mana a:
7/7 creature
That could produce an unlimited amount of 1/1 slivers.

You didn't have to tap her, so if you had 5 mana left from the last turn (ie, no need to toss a counterspell or anything) you could tap your leftover mana as an interupt before your untap phase and get that many extra 1/1 slivers at effectively no cost.

Wow, really? That's the worst attitude towards mtg I've ever seen. I can't play kitchen table types because they're so bad at the game... don't know resource management, think that "living the dream" decks actually win, etc. I've got no problem playing casual formats like EDH but it'd still be no fun if your opponents don't get that 2 for 1s are good and all that.

Also, tournament decks aren't expensive. There are always the cheap one that's like 150-200 to make, and the most expensive you can go (if it's even still viable) is 700 for a deck that goes out of its way to play the most expensive cards. That's for Type 2 where you generally need new stuff every set; older decks are more expensive assuming you need dual lands but they never change.

EDIT - omg people are talking about Sliver Queen and Elvish Piper like they're viable in this thread... *facepalm*

As someone with a Bird deck I found this comic hilarious. Mostly because that's how any game I play in tends to end, and my casual group tends to play games with 5-6 players. The last game I played with them had me, an elf player and a vampire player still alive with the vampire player sitting at 68 life. I proceeded to end them both with a pair of 74/74 Suntail Hawks. Fear the birds indeed! >:D

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