Official Text Duel Thread: The flavor text is aware of Cyclopean Snare's power level!

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     INTRODUCTION:

This is a thread dedicated to playing Magic with people over the internet by posting your moves. Specify what kind of game you're looking for and then wait for some time, or answer to another person's request. Unfortunately, 20-30% of the people asking for a game don't stay here and don't come back, and other people leave during the game. Once you have found an opponent, don't leave this thread and post your next turn within the next minutes. Note that a game can last for 2-3 hours, depending on what decks are being played.

     YOUR OPPONENT:

If you don't know your opponent, make sure that your decks have similar power levels, because people have different opinions on what casual play is. Viewing other people's games or their profiles in the introduction thread should give you an impression if they're playing with funny decks that aren't very strong and make for a long match or if they're playing with pretty effective and competitive decks that win after few turns.

      HOW TO PLAY:

Always post your life totals, the number cards in hand, and tapped + untapped permanents. Post other things if they're important, for example your untap step + upkeep step + draw step (U, U, D) together with effects that trigger during these steps. Ask for responses when it's important how your opponent reacts, for example when you're attacking and combat might become exciting because of possible blockers or possible combat tricks. Most of the time, it's a good idea to say that you're done with your turn if your opponent doesn't have any responses.

One possible example on how to post a turn:

You: "U, U, lose one life and draw one card, D. Swamp. Grasp Of Darkness your  Birds Of Paradise. After that, attack with my Headless Horseman. If you don't have any responses, go."

18 life (or) L:18
5 cards (or) CiH: 5
, (or) T: 2 x Swamp, U: 2 x Swamp
Unholy Strength@Headless Horseman (4/3)
Phyrexian Arena (or) U: Phyrexian Arena

Other player: "As response to your grasp, I'm going to cast a kicked Vines Of Vastwood on the birds, does that change your turn?"

You: "Oh, then I won't attack you. Headless Horseman remains untapped, and it's your turn."



     HOW TO AUTOCARD:

[c]Lightning Bolt[/c] = Lightning Bolt, [c=Lightning Bolt]L-Bolt[/c] = L-Bolt

If you don't know which cards the other player is familiar with, you should auto-card so that your opponent can read your cards. The basic lands and famous cards don't have to be auto-carded, but even if your opponents also knows your other cards, he or she may want to read them another time every once in a while. It's nice to auto-card some complicated permanents when you list them at the end of your turn.

     TAP / MANA SYMBOLS:


tap symbols [mc]t[/mc] =
untap symbols [mc]q[/mc] =
colorless mana [mc]1[/mc] = , [mc]2[/mc] =  
colored mana [mc]w[/mc] = , [mc]u[/mc] = , [mc]b[/mc] = , [mc]r[/mc] = , [mc]g[/mc] =
phyrexian mana [mc](wph)[/mc] = , [mc](uph)[/mc] = , [mc](bph)[/mc] = , [mc](rph)[/mc] = , [mc](gph)[/mc] =
hybrid mana [mc](gw)[/mc] = [mc](wg)[/mc] = , [mc](wb)[/mc] = [mc](bw)[/mc] = , [mc](bg)[/mc] = [mc](gb)[/mc] =

     MULTIPLAYER:


Specify how many people you want to join and wait for some time. Once there are enough players, explain possible extra rules, divide teams and set the turn order. Such games often take 3-7 hours, and people not knowing that might leave after some hours. Unfortunately, that's how most of the multiplayer games end, be aware of this problem!

     PROBLEMATIC CARDS:

* Cards that allow you to look at your opponent's library require them to post a decklist and then adjust numbers.
* Cards that care about graveyards force players to post lots of stuff every turn, especially when facing milling decks.
* Cards that force opponents to post responses and decisions again and again can make the game take forever.
* Cards that select "at random" might require lots of trust in your opponent, even more so than most other things.

     THE NEXT THREAD:


Remember to create another thread when this one has 900 - 1000 posts. Simply quote this opening post and copy everything, then delete the quote tags. Don't forget to mention a very bad card in your thread's title, otherwise you're breaking with traditions!

     Have fun! :D
Please allow me to improve the opening post..
Oh hai dere new thread.

Anyone want to join me in kicking this new thread off with a Standard or Modern game?  (preferably standard).
I'm down for standard. Rolled a 10.
Rolled a 7, your move :]
All right, keeping my hand and I'll go.

Playing an island and tapping it for Delver of Secrets

L: 20
H: 5
U: Delver of Secrets
T:
I'll keep my 7.  Delver huh, that just won't do!

UUD, Darkslick Shores, Tragic Slip the delver and pass.

L:20
H:6
U:
T:
UUD

Playing an island and using it for Dream Twist

L: 20
H: 4
U:  
T:
UUD

Playing an island and using it for Dream Twist

L: 20
H: 4
U:  
T:



Targeting me or you?
Shoot, targeting you, sorry
Ok, you mill Drowned Catacomb, Diregraf Ghoul, and another Tragic Slip.

My turn?
Yes, sir
Hokay!

UUD, Darkslick Shores, lay out a Fume Spitter, followed by a Gravecrawler and then pass ze turn.

L:20
H:4
U: Gravecrawler, Fume Spitter
T:
UUD

Playing an island and then tapping all for Curse of the Bloody Tome on you and done if you have no response

L: 20 
H: 3
U: 
T:   
UU(mill Birthing Pod *cry*.... and Thragtusk)D

Swing at you for 3 with Fume Spitter and Gravecrawler.

Lay down a Swamp and play a Geralf's Messenger who will make you lose 2 life, then I pass turn.

L:20
H: 3
U:
T: , Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler, Fume Spitter
UUD

Playing an Island and then tapping all for Vedalken Entrancer and passing turn

L: 15
H: 2
U: Vedalken Entrancer and the curse
T:  
UU(mill Swamp and Cavern of Souls)D

Swing for 3 with my Messenger, any blocks/responses?
Yeah, I'll block with the entrancer
Alright, I'll sacrifice Fume Spitter before damage, targeting the entrancer so it dies during combat.

Second main phase I'll lay down a Swamp, play a tapped Diregraf Ghoul and a Bloodthrone Vampire and pass turn.

L:20
H:1
U: , Gravecrawler, Bloodthrone Vampire
T: , Diregraf Ghoul, Geralf's Messenger
Oh man

UUD

Playing Unsummon on the Bloodthrone and passing turn

L: 15
H: 2
U:
T:



Not pulling what I want for this deck but we'll see how things go.


UU(Mill Sign in Blood and Blood Artist)D

Attack with my 3 guys for 7 damage total.

Post combat lay down a Swamp and replay the Bloodthrone Vampire and pass it back.

L:20
H:1
U: , Bloodthrone Vampire
T: , Gravecralwer, Diregraf Ghoul, Geralf's Messenger
Mana Leak the bloodthrone. Anything else before my turn?
Nothing else other than I'll pay the and I'm now tapped out.
Ok, UUD

Playing an island, tap 4 island for Sleep on your creatures, and pass turn

L: 8
H: 1
U: and the curse
T:

This isn't looking good for me, is it? lol
Probably not, I think your brains are forefeit  ^_^

End of your turn I'll sacrifice my Messenger to my Bloodthrone Vampire, he'll trigger his undying and make you lose 2 life when he reenters the battlefield.

UU(milling Drowned Catacomb and Geralf's Messenger)D
Swing with my 4/3 Messenger and then pass the turn.

L:20
H:2
U:
T: Gravecrawler, Diregraf Ghoul, Messenger(+1/+1), Bloodthrone Vampire
Lol, yes it looks like it is. This game looks done to me. Pulled almost none of my milling cards and the ones I did pull weren't very good. I'm down to play another with a different deck though, if you want to.
Sure I'll switch up decks as well.  Variety is the spice of life!  I'll let you choose if you want to go first or not.
Yeah, I'll go ahead and go. Keeping my hand and playing a Swamp and passing turn

L: 20
H: 6
U:
T:
UUD, Glacial Fortress and pass.

L:20
H:7
U:
T:
UUD

Playing Island and pass

L: 20
H: 6
U:
T:
Going ahead and posting a notice out there. If anyone will be on this afternoon, I'll be up for casual.
Hmm, why do I feel like we might have a similar game plan this time..

UUD, Seachrome Coast and pass.

L:20
H:7
U:
T:
lol, don't think so, but its possible

UUD

Playing swamp and tapping everything for Fettergeist

L: 20
H: 5
U: Fettergeist
T:
I shall Mana Leak that dude so hard.

UUD, Evolving Wilds and pass turn.

L:20
H:6
U: , Wilds
T:
:'(

UUD

Playing swamp and Searchlight Geist

L: 20
H: 4
U: Searchlight Geist
T:
Soo many geists!  EoT i'll crack my wilds for a Mountain.

UUD, Desolate Lighthouse and pass.

L:20
H:6
U: , Desolate Lighthouse
T:
That's just how I roll

UUD, putting down Undead Executioner and hitting with the geist for 2. passing turn

L: 20
H: 4
U: Undead Executioner
T: , Searchlight Geist
I'll take 2, EoT I'll activate my lighthouse to draw a card and discard a Seachrome Coast.

UUD, Sulfur Falls, hardcast Bonfire of the Damned at you for x=2 and wiping your board in the process, then pass turn.

L:18
H:5
U:
T: :urm:, Lighthouse
UUD

Playing a swamp and tapping everything for Soliton and passing turn

L: 18
H: 3
U: Soliton
T:
UUD, Seachrome Coast tapped,
tap out for Thundermaw Hellkite and swing for 5, then pass.

L:18
H:4
U:
T: :urm:, Lighthouse, Thundermaw Hellkite
UUD

Hitting the hellkite with Doom Blade. And hitting you with Soliton for 3.
Paying an island to untap soliton. and pass

L: 13
H: 3
U: , Soliton
T:
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