Wizards, demons and goblins collide in the world’s first trading card game Magic: The Gathering, affectionately dubbed “cardboard crack” by its 10+ million diehard obsessives. From dank, wood-paneled basements to international big money pro tournaments, Magic continues to flourish since its phenomenal debut in 1993.
VICE follows a professional Magic player who dropped out of college for a shot to be number one on the pro circuit, while two brothers wax nostalgic about the spells of old.
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People would steal whatever he had in his binder and if they know him or recognize him and can mug him or follow him home to steal from his house. It would be the same as winning the lottery, you don’t want anyone to know you won because you can get robbed because someone recognized you on tv.
I've gone to four different Magic the gathering clubs in the past 6 years, in attempt to casually get back into this game, each visit was however the exact same regardless where I went. My deck versions was different then the others there, or if we could play it wasn't the strongest deck they owned, so they didn't want to play me. My goal was to casually go up to 10 people over the night and ask to play, and after that I would go home, I still have yet to play a game with someone, which to me feels insane. My time spent at the clubs besides asking people to play was merely observing, There is usually one single girl in the entire club, which generates a circle of guys around her, in one club I witnessed a girl who would just look at cards she thought were pretty, and the guys would just give her the card. The people playing the game were really into it, the competition seemed fierce, so much so that the losses often got heated and someone usually always storms out. The most normal thing was the few people just talking about the game lore or about rare cards. Could not find my place, and as much as it is entertaining to watch the drama sometimes, it tends to be the awkward people in high school who played Magic that just grew up but the social skills didn't quite make the leap, I say this having played magic in middle school. Still on the fence on trying a fifth time.
Haven't played M.T.G in twenty years picked up some packs today and be great to pick up the game again.
Its a shame I don't have my old Green White damn thing went walk about years ago.
Thinking of playing a number of different options.
Not spending fortune though just gonna pick up boosters again.
Playing a few friends
Fair play to anyone taking it pro.
That's pretty damn cool.
When "pros" pull a Yugi and get just what they need right when they need it...9 times out of 10 they cheated to do it. Because people forget about being fair when money is on the line. Totally ruins the game.
adderall.. so basicly magic tournaments allow consumption of dextroamphetamines?
even e-sports in 2004 didnt allow that... and some latvian team got banned when i was playing counter-strike in baltic regional finals... :P
just saying, magic is in the same category as e-sports.. pseudosports by now.. Im pretty sure Poker players aren't alllowed performance enhancing drugs as well...
I guess unless you have dr prescription that you actually need adderall or smt like that... adhd is a made-up condition tho...
There was a link to this video from a commenter from a video I was watching on the MTG youtube channel Tolarian Community College. He said it made him want to learn to play. I must say that If I didn't already play magic, this video would have gotten me interested.
This video really failed to properly cover the costs of playing the game at the various levels. A mention that those decks in standard can run $200 to $500, and those vintage decks can push $20k would have been powerful.
I see. I had a quick search. Do you know how politics battle started? or just a vague idea? is it 'tolarian' and 'quartering' that started it or?? I mean is it like another comic-gate ?? but with cards??
I was without a job for a bit and started selling off some belongings. My Magic cards were the most valuable thing I owned and I had to pay rent so off they went. Only newer stuff so it was about $500 worth of cards when sold. Most of that came from 3 or 4 cards and the rest were about $100 for several thousand cards. It took a long time to organize and then sell them to an online store. I want to get back in to it but my friends and I live far away and don't play as much as we used to...Shame.
Its a pity magic is not that popular here in the Philippines, me and my bro were players ourselves although we often play with some of our neighbors but those neighbors never seem to hold on to their collection, so sad T_T
"The mind is a very fragile thing." So, apparently, is your faith, you witless turd. Seriously, if you look at a fucking game and think it's got something to do with the Devil, you are an utter imbecile.
I played magic for like 20 years up until a few years ago. One thing you learn if you've played about 50,000+ games of magic. Winning the ability to play first on the first round has too much weight on then outcome of the game. I can't tell you how many series i've lost because I had to draw instead of play in round 1.
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