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AlthouCardboard heroingh it’s a little embarrassing to admit, I’ve been an avid fan of Magic: The Gathering since 1998. Back then Magic was a pure experience. There weren’t any “mythic rares” or “double strike creatures” or “ways to walk home from school without getting beaten up.” You put together your horrible, 170-card vampire deck, and you threw down, son.

I say “fan” because, like many who’ve dabbled in the dark cardboard arts, I’ve played on and off over the years. From my cash-burning high school years to my poorly-pronounced draft tour of Paris, it’s always been a balance of cost, time, and finding someone willing to play with me. While Magic: Online is a great proxy for the real thing, it’s also just as expensive. Spending $8.00 for a shiny Serra Angel doesn’t feel as good if you can’t sleep with it under your pillow hold the card in your hands.

Enter Magic: the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. For $10.00, you get 8 decks, 8 game modes, and tons of replay value. It’s a great purchase.

I’ve uploaded three (3) guides to my favorite of the game’s many decks. To read more about my impressions, and to learn the ancient practice of nosebleed sorcery, click over to the Guides section.

2 replies to this post
  1. Awww you are not irrelevant. I share your sentiments about MTG. I spent a small fortune when I was younger buying too many rare singles. Refused to play Magic: Online because I like to sniff new cards. Used Apprentice instead for a while and had fun with being able to use all the cards. Never seem to find anyone to play with except my younger cousin or a friend halfway across the world. Refusing to turn up at local stores and be confronted with school kids. Switched to MMORPG for a good few years. Quite happy now with DoTP (+mod) and DoTP 2012. Of course things could always be better if they opened up ALL cards for $10 but that won’t happen and probably the AI can’t handle it all. So I’ll just keep lapping up the value-for-money, prettily packaged DLC releases from WotC like a good puppy.

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