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  • posted a message on Is tipping optional or mandatory in the US?
    Quote from Highroller

    That's because your friends are jerks.

    As is the original poster who inferred that their faith was a cause for their actions.
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Legacy Huge Gainers
    Quote from onewheelwizzard
    I have a feeling Sanctums are going to be had to move for the people who bought in. I grabbed a playset for 40 bucks 6 months ago on eBay (probably the only time I have spent that kind of money purely on a tip from this forum) and nobody's wanted them since then. With the recent spike I feel basically locked into them, they just went from "difficult" to "impossible" as far as using them as a trade resource in my area and I have a feeling that I'll either buckle and get a Moat so I can actually, you know, use them, or buylist them out as 40% of retail because they're not putting up results and major dealers are too savvy to give me more.

    There's always the chance that they actually do start winning Legacy events but I am not holding my breath.

    what's wrong with putting them back on ebay for profit?
    Posted in: Market Street Café Archive
  • posted a message on [[Official]] [M14] Running Tally of Highest Priced cards - Updated 7/9/14
    Quote from Raver
    Build around me cards are limited by the cards surrounding it. Hence build-around-me. She just doesn't have any good support. Maybe if she read whenever you gain life, you put that many +1/+1 counters on each creature, I could see that being used more because the odds of you gaining life more than once in one turn just doesn't seem likely unless you plan to go infinite with reckoner.

    dtg99 just gave you three cards that are good support. i just saw all these cards used together by jonathan job yesterday and it looked powerful to me. i dont know if its quite worth the price either, but it certainly is powerful.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Dragon Egg
    Quote from Igzex
    I prefer Dragonspeaker Shaman and Seething Song as the 3 drops in a casual dragon deck.

    Though I must say it really makes a Pyroclasm resolution funnier.

    or urza's incubator
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Domestication - Why?
    they could have made it an enchantment that could be played at instant speed. that would have made the card interesting.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Dual Lands
    Quote from Sam I am
    They should print Snow duals

    this would make me more happy than getting any other lands
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [[MM]] Kiki-Jiki; Sarkhan Vol; Kamigawa Dragons; SoLS; Progenitus; Vendilion Clique
    Quote from leslak
    actually some of the dragons play well in modern and some in casual and EDH
    in modern Progenitus plays well with Polymorph and in legacy play in show and tell and Oath of Druids/Defense of the Heart decks

    oath of druids is banned
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Legendary, Planeswalker Uniqueness, and Sideboarding Rules Changed
    Quote from UnderwaterGuy
    So far the only people complaining about the land rule are the people that misunderstood the rules.

    I think I understand the land rule change and don't like it, as i feel the simplification of the rule takes a little skill away from the game.

    while playing an enchantress deck with exploration I will often play my first land announcing that it is the "additional" land from exploration. then i can proceed to play an enchantment, and draw card(s), until i need to play another land, which will be my regular land drop for the turn.

    with the new change my opponent will get to have more information before deciding whether or not to destroy the exploration(before he had to decide as i played my first land, now he has until i play my second, this can be a big difference when playing enchantress)

    oddly, i see this scenario becoming more important as i will now be waiting longer than ever to play my additional lands with the new legend rule allowing me to play multiple serra's sanctums
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Legend Rule and how it will change legacy forever
    Quote from Sparki

    EDIT: Mox Opal is actually pretty good now..

    aw. this just reminded me of how much fun i have sacing a mox opal to arcbound ravager to play another opal. now this seems less fun
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on What's Yu-Gi-Oh like?
    i've never played yu-gi-oh so i can't tell you much about the card game but there is a ps2 game yu-gi-oh duelist of roses which i always found really fun. you can probably get it for $5 somewhere.
    Posted in: Other Card Games
  • posted a message on [[DGM]] DailyMTG Previews 4/19: Ætherling, Blast of Genius etc.
    armadillo cloak is slightly better
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Promo] May FNM - Judge's Familiar
    people really don't like this card?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Single Card Discussion] Tombstalker
    a black deck using smallpox or similiar effects, would be a deck that could use tombstalker.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on What is the best site/page for pricing singles?
    Quote from Encendi
    Foils: These are generally better prices than you find on eBay. Be careful when using eBay to evaluate foils, since oftentimes SCG will give you a better estimate since they have a larger supply.

    There's a lot of ways someone can screw you over with SCG, and it's difficult to avoid- especially when foils are involved. If you try to use eBay, there are even more ways to be screwed so if you're in between, I'd suggest SCG since they give a decent representation of the market; occasionally better than TCG but not very often.

    I cannot agree with you here. ebay is generally the cheapest for expensive foils(i'm talking about auctions here), there is no doubt in my mind on this and i have put a lot of research into it. for cheaper foils like unplayable rares, random stores can be cheaper than ebay, but i have not found this true for staples or other expensive foils. there are many staple you can get on ebay for a fraction over tcg mid price for the regular card. with SCG this is rarely the case.

    there are only two significant reasons i can think of in which ebay can throw off the trading value of a card. first, is with rare cards like foils there may not be much of a history in sold listings. second, the price of foils is likely to be undervalued because it is likely the other cards in the trade will be using another measure to access value like tcg mid(which is higher than cards sell on ebay). this seems obvious, but when i ask people looking to trade for my foils to value them at ave ebay price plus some percent they object.

    going back to the main question i use tcg mid because it is most commonly used and agreed upon. though, i am always aware of how cards sell on stores i typically buy from and ebay and this factors into my decision.

    ex: someone wants to trade me a volrath's stronghold, tcg mid 21.40, and throw in, for my Elspeth, knight-errant which tcg mid 23.11. i may look at ebay history and see that volrath's stronghold typically sells at only 60% of tcg mid, while elspeth sells at 80%. in this case i don't argue with my trading partner that volrath's stronghold is overvalued in tcg mid, i simply wont trade for it, or at least not with a card(s) i believe are correctly valued.

    similiarly i sometime buy cards that i can get on ebay at a lower fraction of tcg mid because i can use this deal in a trade with others using tcg mid to profit.

    on a side note, i can't stand when people devalue standard cards in trades because they will rotate. i believe tcg mid already accounts for this. if you dont want to pay the price demand obligates, wait years for the price you want(this in turn lowers demand for the card and thus tcg mid price). in essence i believe people demanding a reduction in the value of standard card prices receiving a double discount for the fact that standard cards rotate. this is not to say standard cards aren't overpriced. personally, i dont play standard and dont want to pay the exorbitant prices for them. i also dont complain. i simply dont ask to trade for these cards unless i am willing to pay the price the markets has dictated. basically the point of this rant(which i apologize for btw) is to say that tcg mid is accurate, even for standard cards.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on The Hobbit...THREE Films?
    gosh this this now a trilogy. i believe 1977 cartoon movie gave me more enjoyment when i watched it as a kid than the new trilogy will ever give me.
    Posted in: Movies
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