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 Post subject: Re: Impulse buying
AgePosted: 2017-Feb-12 12:37 pm 

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Sinis wrote:
Partly because I once had this fantasy I'd be able to play vintage.

What do you want to play? Such a tiny fraction of decks even use this it makes me curious.


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 Post subject: Re: Impulse buying
AgePosted: 2017-Feb-13 12:17 am 
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I don't know about Sinis, but I got both my Seals as a matter of opportunity. The first was offered up in exchange for an MBS set, which was a pretty good deal at the time. I kept it just in case I might ever want it for an EDH or Vintage deck. The second came in when I was to grade the P3K cards of the store I normally work with. They made me a good deal on it and it seemed like a good hold to offer up for trade later. Unfortunately a month afterwards the judge foil came out, can't win them all... I never looked at what plays a Seal in Vintage. Knowing it is sometimes played was enough for me. Since then I've decided to try to put together a playset of Magic (restricted cards 1x) so now I simply want to own a copy for that.

Yesterday I got 3 The Dark Ball Lightning and Arabian Nights Piety (light) because SCG had a good price. That encouraged me to check out CK and had me finish a couple of Beta playsets and a few other interesting things.

Beta: Channel NM 1
Beta: Sacrifice NM 4
Beta: Ley Druid NM 1
Beta: Fastbond NM 1
Beta: Stasis NM 1
Arabian Nights: El-Hajjaj NM 1
Antiquities: Bronze Tablet NM 1
Legends: Invoke Prejudice NM 1

Fortunately my new work will start distracting me tomorrow because this has been enough spending on Magic for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Impulse buying
AgePosted: 2017-Feb-13 5:18 am 
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Sovarius wrote:
Sinis wrote:
Partly because I once had this fantasy I'd be able to play vintage.

What do you want to play? Such a tiny fraction of decks even use this it makes me curious.

My knowledge of the format is less than it used to be (I haven't really looked since pre-Innistrad).

I was interested in TPS and Gush mostly. Realistically, I think I could only play something involving Null Rod.

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 Post subject: Re: Impulse buying
AgePosted: 2017-Feb-13 6:19 pm 

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Sinis wrote:
Sovarius wrote:
Sinis wrote:
Partly because I once had this fantasy I'd be able to play vintage.

What do you want to play? Such a tiny fraction of decks even use this it makes me curious.

My knowledge of the format is less than it used to be (I haven't really looked since pre-Innistrad).

I was interested in TPS and Gush mostly. Realistically, I think I could only play something involving Null Rod.


You should. The format has changed a huge amount in the last 2 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Impulse buying
AgePosted: 2017-Feb-14 2:59 am 
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zimagic wrote:
Sinis wrote:
I was interested in TPS and Gush mostly. Realistically, I think I could only play something involving Null Rod.


You should. The format has changed a huge amount in the last 2 years.

I would but...

1. There are no people who play in my area (despite being the 4th largest municipality in North America). I know of no events nearby.

2. Short of a lottery/miracle/post-capitalism/lolreprints, I will not, and likely never be able to afford Power. I guess proxy tournaments could happen, but, see point 1 for that. The fact that I own duals and some vintage goodies, I feel only underlines the fact that I would have so much further to go.

3. I don't especially want to play some Null Rod deck in defiance of not owning power. I guess, it just feels like a consolation prize in an environment where your opponent might just win if they go first.

Really, it's mostly 1. Playing with awesome old cards is one of the reasons I play EDH. Vintage, I'm afraid will forever be out of my reach.

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 Post subject: Re: Impulse buying
AgePosted: 2017-Feb-15 7:12 am 
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It's ok to dream. If you had asked me 5 years ago I wouldn't have dreamed to own a full set of Power and just about every high end card at this point, let alone that I would've traded for most of it (8 out of the 10 pieces of Power I own and more). It takes a lot of work, mostly buying and reselling collections and bulk rares for me, but it's not impossible.

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 Post subject: Re: Impulse buying
AgePosted: 2017-Feb-16 1:50 pm 
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pi wrote:
It's ok to dream.

I hate to be a total stick in the mud, and I don't disagree with you, but it's just not in the cards right now (hur hur) and won't be, for long into the foreseeable future.

I don't have time to flip rares/buy collections. I have a demanding job, kids, etc. I'd really like to, but, it's so far out of reach it's... kind of depressing. Which is why I don't dream about it.

I mean, even if I could get the cards I want for 10k (and that's really low-balling it), I have so many *other* things that need 10k worth of dollars.

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AgePosted: 2017-Dec-18 6:19 am 
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Went to buy a box of Unstable. Turns out the shop had a Masterpiece Solemn Simulacrum. It looked cold and lonely in the binder. It's now my lil' robot buddy.

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 Post subject: Re: Impulse buying
AgePosted: 2017-Dec-18 7:29 am 
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That's nice. I think that's something hard to resist for a lot of EDH players. I haven't made any impulse buys lately besides a promo Hostage Taker I got after the prerelease. Yeah, I impulse bought some X-Wing miniatures. They look pretty.

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