Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bits 1 - Why I don't like Magic

As a means of trying something different, I present to you "Bits" a series of posts aimed at discussing various topics in the world of board gaming.  These are going to be relatively short, likely to include a question, and really, they're aimed at getting some comments going.  Some may be controversial, but that's kinda the point.

Magic the Gathering has a consumer model that I don't care for.  I've never been big on playing CCG's.  I collected Star Trek CCG growing up, but I never played.  In my mind, Magic is a money pit.  Now, it's a very well designed money pit, but that just means that it can take more of your money.  I have a completionist (yes, I know this isn't a real word) mentality. It's the Pokemon syndrome (Gotta Catch 'Em All).  I'd go broke if I played Magic.  I don't want to be broke.  Ergo, I don't play Magic.  I'm sure you have your reasons why I should, or that "I can borrow a deck." Thanks, but no thanks.

I don't fault you for playing, but you won't get me to play.


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    1. Haven't played it. I'm more a fan of the LCG model since you know what you're getting.

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    2. Just checking back in to say that since this, I've picked up the Netrunner LCG. The gameplay's strong, of course, but I also have to note that many of the "Core-set" cards remain the mainstays of tournament-winning decks now. My own decks, for instance, are missing over 2/3s of the available cards, and while that means I have a some disadvantages, I've never feel totally outclassed because my opponent brought a "better" deck.

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  2. I agree that it being collectible is a deterrent. I used to play years ago and want to get one of those packs that have two decks in them that are balanced against each other. If I was to go back that is the way I would go.

    I enjoy your blog I read it all the time but have never commented. Thanks for all the interesting posts.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate knowing that people are reading.

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