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« Reply #540 on: September 19, 2012, 11:22:58 AM »

Hi
i introduce me, my name is Nelson and i live in quebec canada so my english is not verry good. I play MTG since september 1995 with no interruption more than 6 month. I play only vintage. I am a Shop player since maaaaaany years but now since 1 years i try to be a good blue player, gush and oath.

I am also a sport cards collector since 1990
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« Reply #541 on: September 25, 2012, 11:25:46 PM »

Hello just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Will. Played Magic as a young kid (aka stared at the cool art and made up rules with my brother) and then later on in high school I was tought how to play by one of my best friends father.  We ended up trying to be fairly competitive but I didnt compete in any tournaments just at school we had a good group of 8 or 10 people playing. After high school I lost touch with magic until Zendikar and then I got back into it heavy totally immersed myself to try and catch up.  I really enjoy playing extended at the time I was trying to run a Dark Depths deck and Reanimator.  But then due to work I ran out of time to play. Started collecting magic art this year to get my fix since I just can never find the time to play!
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« Reply #542 on: September 28, 2012, 06:08:44 AM »

Evening ladies and gentlemen, cardboard slingers extraordinaire. As seems to be the thing that is done about these parts of yon interwebs, an introductory post I shall forge.

My name is Karl, I play down in the nether bowels of Australia.... Specifically Adelaide, South Australia. I can usually be found slinging cardboard with the same Socrates referenced in this here thread. We've also been very lucky to have Tribet with us for the last 12 months as well, as he's certainly helped us get to the next level.

Historically I started back around Fallen Empires/Ice Age. I dabbled with a bit of T1.5 and limited formats. Read Scrye when it was in print and mostly played casually. I went on hiatus around Urza's Saga, came back to a casual & T2 group around Onslaught/Mirrodin blocks...... People who really didn't appreciate Nevinyrral's disks and sort of shunned me out. Being a poor arse travel addicted uni student at the time I wasn't pushing the issue and vanished again until moving interstate to South Australia where I am today. I found the slightest dribble of a hint at a Vintage scene running a 10 card proxy rule and I was wanting to try this. I dug out all the old decks and powered them up to a brutal little home brew. This was about where I encountered the serious Vintage players in South Australia. Had I not met those boys, I'd still be a scrub playing like a muppet today.

These boys set a bar. I am not afraid to challenge a bar and so I did. I tuned UB home brews, played egg-tendril decks, tinkered with stax, toyed with aggro hate-beats, sui-black and then fell in love with gush builds. I spent 12-18 months dedicated to gushing all over the place, GAT, D-Day, storm but most recently I am dabbling with oath. By this stage I am playing comrades in arms with the local players in Adelaide.  We try to support the scene as best we can locally. But power is mostly focused in Canberra and particularly Melbourne so we make a point of traveling a few times a year when nice prizes are on offer for a weekend of adrenaline and glory.

My current goals are to personally hold the Vintage Masters title in Australia then to travel and play at the Bazaar of Moxen and Vintage Worlds.

I don;t really play limited any more. I was playing some standard for a while, but I don't feel the same rush and energy or comradeship as when I play Vintage. I do dabble a little in modern when Socrates presses me. We also as a team tinker with Legacy (make a weekend of it when we travel for an event) but aside from Vintage my only other format of choice is EDH.

If you are in my neck of the woods. Try to let me know.... I love coming out for a game when I can.
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« Reply #543 on: September 28, 2012, 07:38:20 AM »

Welcome Kaka, nice to see more Australian players finding their way onto here.
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« Reply #544 on: October 02, 2012, 05:03:41 PM »

Hey guys!

My name is Drew. I been lurking on here for a while now. Finally figured I should join. I've been playing magic since ~2001. I've been into vintage for a while now, though I've never actually played in a vintage tournament. Lots of goldfishing with some occasional play with friends. I mostly play Legacy and Limited otherwise. There really isn't any vintage up here in the Albany area (go to school at RPI), though I have been bugging some of the local shops to do a vintage event with no luck.

I also collect art, or am starting to, which is why I finally decided to be a member on here. Didn't realize there was an art community on here, so I when found out there was one, I figured I should finally join.

Maybe one day, I'll finally make my way out to an NEV tournament.
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« Reply #545 on: October 03, 2012, 09:50:41 PM »

Hello All!

I'm an old player, starting back in the Dark / Revised era. I play a lot of casual stuff (Archenemy / Planechase) around the Kitchen Table in the Montreal area.

I also collect original art, and have kept my eye on the thriving community here.

Happy to be joining!

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« Reply #546 on: October 03, 2012, 10:03:51 PM »

Hello All!

I'm an old player, starting back in the Dark / Revised era. I play a lot of casual stuff (Archenemy / Planechase) around the Kitchen Table in the Montreal area.

I also collect original art, and have kept my eye on the thriving community here.

Happy to be joining!

Jeff

Welcome to TMD, Jeff!
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« Reply #547 on: October 05, 2012, 02:30:14 PM »

Hello everyone,

I joined this site because you generally seem to have a higher appreciation of the fantastic art spawned by this amazing game. And in a roundabout way someone recommended this place to me.

Although I love the game I can only consider myself a novice MTG player, through MTG however I am a fantasy art collector turned promoter, I have maybe 10ish MTG paintings and I will be adding them to the paintings thread as soon as I figure out how to.  ;o)  

I didn't join up to promote our business, but the admin have kindly offered the opportunity for me to share what's available.  And I thank them for that, no rush but when I find the right thread I'll throw up what we have.

Cheers!

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« Reply #548 on: October 05, 2012, 02:32:55 PM »

Hello everyone,

I joined this site because you generally seem to have a higher appreciation of the fantastic art spawned by this amazing game. And in a roundabout way someone recommended this place to me.

Although I love the game I can only consider myself a novice MTG player, through MTG however I am a fantasy art collector turned promoter, I have maybe 10ish MTG paintings and I will be adding them to the paintings thread as soon as I figure out how to.  ;o)  

I didn't join up to promote our business, but the admin have kindly offered the opportunity for me to share what's available.  And I thank them for that, no rush but when I find the right thread I'll throw up what's we have.

Cheers!

Guy

Welcome to TMD, Guy!
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« Reply #549 on: October 24, 2012, 03:40:13 PM »

Hello!

I have been playing Magic since '99, and played casually with a small group of friends for many years.  I grew up reading magazines like Scrye and Inquest but was never terribly invested in getting into the tournament scene.  After going to college, that changed.  I've enjoyed playing Legacy for the past few years but recently discovered that Vintage is even more fun.  I'm currently proxying the more expensive cards, but looking forward to the idea of powering up gradually over the next few years.

I've read TMD on and off for a while, and now that I'm beginning to play Vintage for real I figured it was time to sign up and begin contributing.

Hoping to get to know you all,
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« Reply #550 on: November 14, 2012, 11:22:38 AM »

Hi everyone.
I'm Fred from Queens, New York.

I have been playing magic since 95. Started when I was very young and did not "get it" as much as I should have. Took a break around the time of Scourge until Alara Block to go to college and play other games. After I got back into MTG I slowly started rebuilding my collection to play legacy and vintage. This year I played in the Gencon World Championship as well as the From the Vaults event they held (top 8 in that).

I play all formats of magic except for modern which I don't care for, and EDH/Commander which I just haven't gotten around to yet. I currently have 2 vintage lists, Dredge and White Hate Bears, and I am working on a dark times list as well as a variant dredge list that hopefully feels very different.

Outside of Magic I have played many card games. I was on the World Teams Championship team for UFS a few years back and have my own card (named after kings games in Brooklyn), before that I was the first world champion for the Warhammer Fantasy CCG Warcry. I also have a podcast that I do weekly, mostly video games and comedy, at fantasticneighborhood.com.

I am looking forward to being a part of this board and getting more into vintage, which is totally becoming my favorite format. It is my hope that we get enough new interest in it in my area (Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan) that we can start holding at least proxy events in the area on a semi regular basis.
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« Reply #551 on: November 14, 2012, 11:24:17 AM »

Welcome to TMD!
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« Reply #552 on: November 14, 2012, 02:49:23 PM »

Hey everyone, I'm Dave from the western side of PA.

I started into magic around 95 but dropped it around 97 because of lack of players in the area.  I came back in 2010 and have taken a primary interest in Legacy.  I've decided it's time to step into Vintage since I have recently dropped standard and am satisfied with what I have for Modern.  Most of my collection is based around storm, which I have found best suits my play style.  Over the next few years I hope to acquire the higher ticket price cards to play the Vintage format and try to get something going on this side of my state in the Vintage/Legacy formats.

Outside of the realm of Magic, I am a cosmetologist and I like to tinker around with a few cars I have. 

I hope I can bring some ideas to the community as well as learn as much as I can from everyone who has been playing.
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« Reply #553 on: November 14, 2012, 03:11:25 PM »

Welcome to TMD, Dave!
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« Reply #554 on: November 15, 2012, 08:07:58 AM »

Hi, Name's Mike

I used to be play competitive mtg here in NY around 94-97.  Came back to the game via mtgo around 6 months ago and still have some learning and catching up to do.  Once I get my chops back? I'll be sure to see you guys and gals out and about at a tournament in the near future. Smile I look forward to reading everyone's posts... and I thank yall for having me here.

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« Reply #555 on: November 15, 2012, 10:33:49 AM »

Hi, Name's Mike

I used to be play competitive mtg here in NY around 94-97.  Came back to the game via mtgo around 6 months ago and still have some learning and catching up to do.  Once I get my chops back? I'll be sure to see you guys and gals out and about at a tournament in the near future. Smile I look forward to reading everyone's posts... and I thank yall for having me here.

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« Reply #556 on: November 19, 2012, 03:06:48 PM »

Hi, I'm Jen,
I've been playing magic off-and-on since Apocalypse or so and I'm just starting to try to break into vintage, saving up for power and picking up some of the cheaper restricted cards and staples as I go.

Started looking into vintage as a format to play (it's always been one I've loved to watch)  a year or so ago, and I've been toying around with casual "Vintage" decks using the cheaper(price-wise) restricted cards that I'm not allowed to use in legacy (things like Necro, Yawg's will, Strip mine, demonic tutor, and Balance) then started looking at the "real" decks, proxied a few to test them, and sorta fell in love with the format from playing around with some of the shop and blue decks.
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« Reply #557 on: November 19, 2012, 03:14:38 PM »

Hi, I'm Jen,
I've been playing magic off-and-on since Apocalypse or so and I'm just starting to try to break into vintage, saving up for power and picking up some of the cheaper restricted cards and staples as I go.

Started looking into vintage as a format to play (it's always been one I've loved to watch)  a year or so ago, and I've been toying around with casual "Vintage" decks using the cheaper(price-wise) restricted cards that I'm not allowed to use in legacy (things like Necro, Yawg's will, Strip mine, demonic tutor, and Balance) then started looking at the "real" decks, proxied a few to test them, and sorta fell in love with the format from playing around with some of the shop and blue decks.

Welcome to TMD, Jen!
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« Reply #558 on: November 19, 2012, 04:11:49 PM »

Hello,
My name is Adrian and I'm an old school player from New Zealand. I played and judged from Revised through Judgement / Onslaught  and then sort of petered out after that as I met my wife / had a child. Through a friend I got reintroduced to a an old magic playing mate. He loaned me a standard deck for FNM in march and I remembered the fun. I went home that day and decided I wanted to build a deck, seeing as I didn't know the new cards / mechanics I decided to concentrate on Legacy & Vintage. Since March I've acquired an almost full set of P9 (need a walk) and built a workshop deck. My current target is to build a Minus 6 / Dragon deck as I impulse bought a set of Bazaar's 2 weeks ago.

I played my first vintage event in 12 years 2 weeks ago at GP Auckland & got 3rd out of 16 players, I went down to mono-white hate bears in Round 2 (I need to draw good against that deck) and made a sideboarding error vs a Gush Control deck in the Top 4 which cost me both game 2 & 3. I should have won that event as the person who did was playing my mate's Bomberman deck that I've logged over 60 games play testing against and I hold over it both pre & post board.

I am a jonny player on the Timmy / Jonny / Spike scale who prefers decks that are just a little edgey (I play High Tide & Nether Void based decks in legacy). I'd love at some stage to work out a new combo / deck type that is played & enjoyed by others. I used to be very active on MOTL back in the day so posters from over there may recognise my screen name from there.

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« Reply #559 on: November 19, 2012, 04:15:33 PM »

Hello,
My name is Adrian and I'm an old school player from New Zealand. I played and judged from Revised through Judgement / Onslaught  and then sort of petered out after that as I met my wife / had a child. Through a friend I got reintroduced to a an old magic playing mate. He loaned me a standard deck for FNM in march and I remembered the fun. I went home that day and decided I wanted to build a deck, seeing as I didn't know the new cards / mechanics I decided to concentrate on Legacy & Vintage. Since March I've acquired an almost full set of P9 (need a walk) and built a workshop deck. My current target is to build a Minus 6 / Dragon deck as I impulse bought a set of Bazaar's 2 weeks ago.

I played my first vintage event in 12 years 2 weeks ago at GP Auckland & got 3rd out of 16 players, I went down to mono-white hate bears in Round 2 (I need to draw good against that deck) and made a sideboarding error vs a Gush Control deck in the Top 4 which cost me both game 2 & 3. I should have won that event as the person who did was playing my mate's Bomberman deck that I've logged over 60 games play testing against and I hold over it both pre & post board.

I am a jonny player on the Timmy / Jonny / Spike scale who prefers decks that are just a little edgey (I play High Tide & Nether Void based decks in legacy). I'd love at some stage to work out a new combo / deck type that is played & enjoyed by others. I used to be very active on MOTL back in the day so posters from over there may recognise my screen name from there.

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« Reply #560 on: November 19, 2012, 06:22:04 PM »


Welcome to TMD, Adrian!

Thanks! Also thanks for getting my account setup today Smile
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« Reply #561 on: November 28, 2012, 05:28:28 PM »

Thought I would reintroduce myself because it has been a while. I have just gotten back into magic after about 4 to 5 years of hiatus, and a big move. I started years ago with revised when I was just a kid growing up in CT. Years later I moved to RI and got into playing small tournaments around the year 2000.
After a while I decided to get further into bigger tournaments and tried quite a few. Never really did to good, but I enjoyed playing. That is the main thing. I had tried some of the other types of magic, but none hold the thrill for me that Vintage does, with the ability to play any card I want.
Around 2008 I took an unplanned hiatus. I just got busy with life. Well fast forward to now, I have moved to the Corpus Christi area of TX where I have found 1 person (the owner of a local store) who plays Vintage. Always enjoyed the format, and will be reading and absorbing everything that is said here. Maybe even throw in my two cents every now and then.

Of course I will miss the Vintage scene from the North East, but everyone has to make due with where they live. Maybe I can convince some others around here to play
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« Reply #562 on: November 29, 2012, 12:05:26 AM »

Hello Every one. I am new to this so bare with me. I am Mark Aronowitz of Mark's Comics & Collectibles in Valley Stream NY. We are Nassau county Long island NY oldest Magic the Gathering tournament store. Very much into theartwork of magic and own a few pieces.
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« Reply #563 on: November 29, 2012, 12:10:15 AM »

Hello Every one. I am new to this so bare with me. I am Mark Aronowitz of Mark's Comics & Collectibles in Valley Stream NY. We are Nassau county Long island NY oldest Magic the Gathering tournament store. Very much into theartwork of magic and own a few pieces.

Welcome to TMD, Mark!
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« Reply #564 on: November 29, 2012, 12:46:52 PM »

Hello Every one. I am new to this so bare with me. I am Mark Aronowitz of Mark's Comics & Collectibles in Valley Stream NY. We are Nassau county Long island NY oldest Magic the Gathering tournament store. Very much into theartwork of magic and own a few pieces.

I hope to see some of bees art pieces! Welome
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« Reply #565 on: December 01, 2012, 08:52:36 PM »

Welp Hello

My name is Sam Bitzer and just like I guess everyone else on here I love playing magic thanks to Chris Ferry.

I haven't been playing long and unfortunately I won't be playing much soon since I am moving to Boston for school to study for a 13 year major in Internal Medicine sub-specializing in infectious disease but I can always make time to read TMD.

I learn how to play using a Dredge deck which I would happily never play again, too much going on at one time for me. I mostly play Espresso Workshop but now I'm on Martello because "you'll like it" they say... I don't.

For now I'm living in the *wonderful* Wilkes-Barre PA and am always up for playtesting, I never get sick of playing cards and I don't have a job so I'm always free to play.

Other than magic almost anything that involves learning and thinking or being active and outside I like. I'm sure there isn't much I don't like to do...

My e-mail is Burningroses0007@gmail.com and... umm.... I guess that is pretty much it.
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« Reply #566 on: December 02, 2012, 11:05:48 AM »

Welcome to TMD, Sam!
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« Reply #567 on: December 10, 2012, 04:53:12 PM »

Hello everyone,

     I have been playing Magic the Gathering since around Revised/Fallen Empire.  During the 90's I played alot of Vintage and standard MTG in the Syracuse, NY area. Then took some time off from the game after my power cards got stolen and I ventured off to St. John Fisher College. 
    About a year and a half ago I opened up a local gaming store called Legacy Gaming Company in the Village of Camillus, NY .  The store has a nice atmosphere and great Standard competition.  Now that things are starting to settle and the new business kinks are out of the way I hope to offer Vintage events and play testing week to week. 
   I myself love the Vintage format and hope get advice on my own deck thoughts from TMD discussions.

talk to you soon!
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« Reply #568 on: December 11, 2012, 09:19:26 AM »

Hello everyone,

     I have been playing Magic the Gathering since around Revised/Fallen Empire.  During the 90's I played alot of Vintage and standard MTG in the Syracuse, NY area. Then took some time off from the game after my power cards got stolen and I ventured off to St. John Fisher College. 
    About a year and a half ago I opened up a local gaming store called Legacy Gaming Company in the Village of Camillus, NY .  The store has a nice atmosphere and great Standard competition.  Now that things are starting to settle and the new business kinks are out of the way I hope to offer Vintage events and play testing week to week. 
   I myself love the Vintage format and hope get advice on my own deck thoughts from TMD discussions.

talk to you soon!

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« Reply #569 on: December 13, 2012, 08:27:12 PM »

Hello, all.  My name is Trevor and I played and collected Magic cards and art intensely from 94-2000 (though I did sell out in late 95, I got right back in).  Eventually I became a low-level dealer of high-end cards (even had a couple Pro Tour tables)  and did the extensive travelling thing before falling off the map in 2000 because of some personal upheaval.  Never fully got back into it despite fits and starts, and I've been pretty much selling off my hoard a little bit at a time now since 2002. 

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I have a decent misprint collection, lots of Alpha/Betas and Beta artist proofs, a fair amount of Alpha and Beta power, maybe 60-70 Summer Magic cards, 32 mostly middling Magic original paintings (only one from Alpha, though there's an "honorable mention"), and a little less than 300 Magic original design approval undersketches (30 or so cards from Alpha - Brockschmidts, Pooles, Alexanders, Gelons, and Rushes, along with this oddity Shuler called the "original Serra Angel costume design sketch" - never been sure what to make of that thing). 

I'll try to set up a display on that new art site, or a gallery of the sketches somewhere else.  PM me if you're interested in finding out more.
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