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1  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: who's into magic: the gathering on: July 09, 2017, 05:04 am
Yeah in terms of investing for fun EDH is hard to beat. I'm not big on multiplayer Magic myself but even then head-to-head EDH is a thing.
2  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: who's into magic: the gathering on: June 28, 2017, 02:00 pm
Part of it was a lifestyle change - I went into the RAF and didn't have the time to keep up with it, and after I got out I no longer had the drive I had beforehand. That said, I've played off and on since Mercadian Masques, and honestly the game gets blander and blander and pricier and pricier to keep up with. A few years ago what you say about Modern being a pricier but more stable investment would have been true, but in the past couple years the following Modern decks have been rendered competitively unplayable by bans: Birthing Pod, Splinter Twin, Eldrazi, Dredge (unbanned and then rebanned). That's off the top of my head, I'm sure there are more, but the first two examples would have been about $1000 to buy into before being decimated by one or two key bans in the name of competition.

In Standard, every format feels more and more similar: it's board stalls between big beefy creatures, with removal and countermagic weak and neutered compared to how it used to be. To use Magic parlance, Standard used to have control, aggro, midrange and combo. Now it has midrange decks which flatten aggro and control alike, and any combo deck that's successful ends up getting banned (see Aetherworks Marvel for a recent example).

That said, if you don't care about making the Pro Tour, there are plenty of "tier 2" decks in either Modern or Standard still worth a moderate investment, that are fun to play and might win you the odd Friday Night Magic tournament. When I was into Magic I was *into* it, so playing tier 2 decks rarely appealed. Magic definitely has greater complexity and less variance than Hearthstone, but be prepared for heavy variance in any tournament that goes past 3 or 4 rounds: it's just the nature of any CCG.

MTGO is utter garbage, and frankly an insult to the Magic community, but I only enjoy playing Limited formats these days and the Vintage Cube is my #1. MTGO is basically the only place to play that competitively, so what are you gonna do.

If I had a spare $10,000, I'd buy into Vintage. Since the Divining Top ban in Legacy, it's the only format where you can count on your cards staying relevant.
3  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: The "Steam sales are bullshit now" thread on: June 27, 2017, 04:14 pm
Ghost Recon, Half Life Source and the HL2 addons are all like a buck. They're old as shit but all worth playing.
4  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: who's into magic: the gathering on: June 27, 2017, 04:11 pm
I used to be VERY into MTG. Travelling to play PTQs and GPs IRL, playing multiple drafts a day online, hanging with better players than me (who now work for Wizards) in a failed attempt to improve, etc. I was INTO IT. I'm pretty over it now, having sold out and seeing Standard get more and more bland, but I still hop on the admittedly dogshit MTGO when they have Vintage cube up.

For freebies, I prefer Magic Workstation to Cockatrice but the latter is definitely more popular these days. I'd be up for playing on either.
5  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: FREE GAMES on: June 18, 2017, 11:35 am
Yeah sure I'll put it in a pm. Do you still have Massive Chalice going?
6  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: June 16, 2017, 11:57 am
Relaxing and thinking are extremely working class pastimes apparently. I suppose because if you're too poor to do anything that's just what you do by default.
7  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: FREE GAMES on: June 01, 2017, 10:13 am
Titan Souls is fucking dope, thanks Lee. It's hard as shit and my little boy and me spent an afternoon laughing over how much we sucked at it.
8  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: FREE GAMES on: May 30, 2017, 01:28 pm
way to make my philanthropy look fucking dogshit you limelight stealing bastard

BUT could i have titan souls please
9  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / FREE GAMES on: May 30, 2017, 11:00 am
Do we have a thread for this already? If so, someone who is a mod should definitely take care of that.

I bought a Humble Bundle and have some Steam keys for games I either already own (first two) or don't give a shit about (last one):

HER STORY (very good interactive story told through short clips of police interviews)
THE STANLEY PARABLE (amusing meta commentary on game design which honestly is probably more fun to watch a LP of on youtube than it is to actually play)
BROKEN SWORD 5 (no idea, the first broken sword was shite, take it if you want it)

First come first served, unless I don't like you. If you have your own freebies to give away, you know what to do.
10  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: May 28, 2017, 06:29 am
I still reckon that was a dive, after he realised he didn't have the legs to catch him.

Good final yesterday, happy to see Arsenal get that Champion's League spot after all. What? Really? Oh dear.
11  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 28, 2017, 06:26 am
bsam's clone is UNFORGIVING
12  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 25, 2017, 03:28 am
3 clones for 3 Violence points please. I fucking ATE them.

I'd like to reduce my Athletics deficit somewhat. 3 moxie into Athletics.
13  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 24, 2017, 11:33 am
Seeing as I'm the least violent weapons master of all time, BSam can pick up my bloody slack. 2 to Violence, 1 to everything else.
14  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 23, 2017, 03:16 am
PLUS FIVE BLUFF
15  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 21, 2017, 01:19 pm
Which is why I said +4 Stealth, Jesus Christ learn to read
16  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 21, 2017, 12:45 pm
+4 Athletics
17  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 20, 2017, 06:27 am
So I'm a deceptively unintimidating weapons specialist.

18  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 17, 2017, 03:47 am
I had hoped my choice would be obvious

+3 Other Weapons
19  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 16, 2017, 11:47 am
+2 melee

I am the god of war
20  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Anybody up for some Paranoia? on: May 15, 2017, 04:39 am
YEAH BABY I'M HERE

NAME: Pepperoni
SECTOR: DAD
GENDER: extremely male
PERSONALITY: egotistical, impatient, hungry

SKILLS: -1 to Alpha Complex (which sounds AMAZING) thanks to BSam

I would like to choose +1 to Guns, assuming it isn't one of those trick skills where you then don't see a gun in the gameworld and just spend the time looking at your character sheet sighing wistfully. If that's the case, I'd like to choose +1 Melee.



Rare security footage of the Pepperoni DAD.
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