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The game's like crack. I was obsessed in high school (), and I've been sucked back in. I just can't stand the other people who play (outside of my friends who I regularly play with).
One of the most genius business models out there.
I would come back from nights out freshman year and see kids playing that stupid game at 3 am on a Saturday or whatever. It irrationality pissed me off and we never talked to those weirdos. I just wantedto go in there, flip their shit and yell at them to stop being socially awkward and go get wasted.
See, this is what makes you a tremendously horrible human being.
I never played Magic either, and thought it was pretty stupid. But why on Earth would you give a shit if other people do? And if you did care, why would you want to go in and ruin their night and be a humongous douchebag? Would it make you feel better about yourself in some way?
This post was edited by indyumd 14 months ago
This thread makes me seem cool.
Kind of related question-- does anyone actually play Pokemon as a game? Mini-me and all of his little freak friends are obsessed with them and trade them and take cardboard boxes to create Pokemon museums and draw and cut out their own Pokemon cards (Tm infringement) but I've never seen or heard of any of them actually playing it as a game. Is that a thing or does everyone just pretend its a game and just collects them for the sake of collecting? Do adults play Pokemon.
Magic seems more like a teen thing. I have no beef with it or anything and I probably would have played the @#$% out of it if I had been born 10 years later.
They kept coming out with new editions and rules that I was never a fan of, trap cards and BS. I think you couldn't pump up cards with manna in later rules . Give me ice age and before
God, that group of friends hanging out on a Friday night, having a good time are so socially awkward. THEY AREN'T EVEN DRUNK.
We already have an unpopular opinion thread.
I never did anything and never would have. I also said I was aware it was irrational. But to me college is at least 50% going out and doing things: parties, basketball games, the bars etc. How someone could prefer a card game to those options on a Saturday night in college just infuriates me. These are the same kids that don't go to basketball games (most of the time). Its just stupid and childish and weird (all in my irrational opinion). But as people I'm sure they're all great. Its just this particular action at a certain time that annoyed me.
Calling me a tremendously horrible human being though seems a bit harsh for an opinion
I don't think the opinion: "I can't stand people who don't shower for 48 hours because they are playing a new set" is unpopular opinion.
I found my old cards from HS, and I have legit cards. I'd be king upon nerds.
I remember in middle school a ton of kids collected the cards. Hardly anyone knew how to play though.
Jeez, even I thought this thread was too nerdy to make here. I play it, it's a fun, challenging game that makes you think a lot. It's usually pretty social too, because it's basically impossible to play by yourself. I played in like 6th grade because it was kind of a fad among my friends, but nobody really knew how to play correctly and nobody took it seriously. I started playing again about a year ago because my roommate played and was going through a rough time with depression and borderline alcoholism so we wanted to find a small group activity that didn't involve getting trashed in our apartment for no reason on a Tuesday.
You meet a lot of weirdos playing at game stores, but you meet a decent amount of nice people too, and it's better than just sitting in your room playing World of Warcraft or something. Downside is it's so expensive, their business model is outstanding.
Nobody actually plays the Pokemon card game. I remember trying to play it when I was like 8 because the cards were the hot thing then, and it sucked. From what I've heard it isn't any better now.
You are the opposite of my favorite person.
Yeah, I mean these games are no doubt nerdy, but I think its kind of funny that the same people who mock Magic and D&D and whatever also think nothing of people who spend 8 straight hours playing WoW or CoD or whatever. Is it really nerdier to sit around in a room of nerds than it is to hook up to an XBox?
My friends and I used to play Pokemon. Heck, I think one of my friends still busts out his cards and challenges people when he's drunk at his own house parties.
Edit to say friend is 24.
This post was edited by Ghoul 14 months ago
actually, the money made off the collectible angle is made privately and by resellers. The company has agreed to not reprint those highly expensive cards which drives up the value.
I played MTG as a kid but it never really caught fire with me. It pretty much rules the game store I go to in my neighborhood and because of that I often think of getting into it (though the investment is scary lol).
I'm more of a board game player myself. Anyone here play Smallworld? I'm mildly obsessed with it at the moment.
You're the one who posted a picture a couple weeks ago about finding old cards right?
For others' reference, two of the cards in that picture are worth $200+ each.
I realize I am a complete asshole for thinking like that at the time.
OK, now I have to go through my parents' house looking for my cards to see if they are still around somewhere. I thought I had some pretty rare cards at one point, and I think I even bought a case for one.
We played MTG in my neighborhood for maybe 1.5 years in Middle School. I recall we got into it directly after the Pog craze died down. Spent a lot of money at The Dugout on cards.
Played in middle school for a while. It's probably the nerdiest thing I've done.
When I moved out of my parent's house, I found my old cards and didn't have the heart to throw them out. Do you think they're worth anything?
I just embarrassed myself with this post
If you played between 1994 and 1999 there's a good chance you have some stuff that's valuable.
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