Quote from IllusionistHere's my question:
Do you feel it is acceptable to sideboard when your opponent has none?
Quote from beank[I use] m&m's [for counters]..... seriously....
it makes them dying less painful and more delicious....
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Quote from MaxTheVoolAnyhow, the best I can come up with myself is a game in the top 8 of a PTQ back during Urza block in which we were starting game 3 with time already expired, so the tiebreaker rule was that whoever had more life after 3 turns would win. And I lost to... healing salve.
Quote from mondu_the_fatCasually, no.
In my experience, a large number of casual players do not have a sideboard. If I pull out a sideboard, it would be like playing a deck that was specifically designed to hose his. This is not just "playing a deck that's better".
And this applies no matter what the opponent is using, which is why I hate playing against graveyard based decks in casual (ichorid, animator).
Quote from varalI've never seen anyone playing a sideboard in casual play and I've played at different stores with different people at different times. To me, sideboard is part of tournament Magic not part of the core of Magic. If players agree to a sideboard or they want to playtest competitive decks, it's fine. Otherwise, it feels incredibly lame to have your opponent brings cards to beat your deck when you haven't.
I play tournaments and even with our competitive decks between rounds we don't side if a player doesn't want.
Quote from Illusionist
But what are your feelings on a more competitive match?
To be clear, my personal situation was testing for tournaments. (This guy was kind of a jerk, I wouldn't have played against him for fun).
Quote from mondu_the_fat
I consider playtesting to be casual, so I wouldn't play against someone I found unpleasant. For one thing, playtesting against a friend gives you another pair of eyes that can tell you if what you're doing is suboptimal against his deck.
If it were someone I liked playing against, I'd only bring a sideboard if we make an understanding that I'm playtesting with them. And I still won't SB if it completely hoses him (like the situation a posted above).
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