The Official Text Duel thread: Scornful Egotist approves this thread

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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!

Enjoy your games.
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56778328 wrote:
Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."

I'm ready to play anyone who wants to play.


If you want to play a silly game I will be playing a singleton deck that doesn't have much strategy because it is completely flavor based. It is really slow, but has a couple powerful cards, notably Sword of Fire and Ice and Bazaar of Baghdad. It rarely does anything, so if you bring a consistant deck expect to win.


If you want to play against something with a little consistancy and strategy I'd be happy to play any of the decks I've listed here. I need to test them out anyway.

I can play! Day of the armoury as my opponent would be preferred. I rolled a 11
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Rolling 1d20. Rolled a 19.
SO sorry about that (had to quit) Anyone else up for game?
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What do you mean had to quit?
something I had to attend to cropped up in the half an hour between my post and yours.
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Oh, so you're not quiting our game? I thought that's what you meant.

I'll go first. And I will be keeping my hand. Are you keeping or mulliganing?
keeping 7.
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We are the Izzet Some think we are scattered after the disappearance of Niv-Mizzet He is connected to us by the firemind He has formulated a master plan Before, we were just experimenters, looked down upon Now we have a greater purpose This bit is random And so is this Yeah
UU!D (Untap, Upkeep, Don't Draw)
M1 (Main Phase One): Plains
END (Move to the end step, giving priority to you.)
 
UUD
Plains
Untapped:
Tapped:
Life: 20
Cards in hand: 7

End my turn.
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Are u there?
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UUD
Island
Riddlesmith
[Plains (t), Island (t), Riddlesmith] [5 cards, 20 life]
EOT if no responses 
Ok, UUD
Isolated Chapel, Blood Artist
U: Artist
T:
L: 20
CiH: 6

Go.
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UUD
Attack with Riddlesmith
U:
C: 6
Take 2
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Sleeping?
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Really gtg now, game's been slow
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Sorry. I figure these things just last for days and go at their own pace, it is forum based after all, which means it is like playing a game via email.


Tap Island, cast Explorer's Scope. Draw, discard Brittle Effigy.
Tap Plains, cast Leonin Scimitar, Draw, discard Pithing Needle.
Play a Plains, equip Explorer's Scope to Riddlesmith.


Tapped:
Riddlesmith equipped with Explorer's Scope


Untapped:
Leonin Scimitar


Cards: 3
Life: 20


EOT

anyone want a game? preferably in chat?
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56778328 wrote:
Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
I can play with you if you want Burn. Unless there is a rule against participating in two different duels at the same time within the thread.
Want chat to avoid any confusion/speed it up? Kichiguy.chatango.com
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56778328 wrote:
Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
still here?
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56778328 wrote:
Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
Sorry, I'd rather play in the forums if I'm going to play. I sometimes play MTG in IRC channels, but the nice thing about the forums is that I can easily play in them while doing other things.
Ah. Ok. If you're still here I could go for a game here. Have a deck I want to test.
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56778328 wrote:
Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
Ready. I rolled a 4.
This makes me want to build that egotist deck. Anyone up for a game?
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I would play now man, but I have a lot going on 20 minutes from now. I have a 32 dollar deck that in playtesting has beat my 70 dollar masterpiece. It's a really brutal combo. (non-infinite)
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Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
Shame :/ Want to pit it against my five euro deck that beats up others later today?
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Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
Still available to other players in the mean time, of course.
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Still available to other players in the mean time, of course.



ready? chat?
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56778328 wrote:
Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
game?
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56778328 wrote:
Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
How do I find the chat?
In the chat if anyone is open to a game. Will be a learning EX for me. Will be using the deck I posted in my thread before.
I think I finished my post rotation Jund zombie build. Looking to test into anything u clowns got! ;) also have a "casual" standard life gain I like playing, a brutal modern, casual modern, and some other chaff decks too. Unfortunately I can't seem to find my Bant EDH...which has my JTMS and Elspeth, Knight Errant in it.... >.>

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Nobody around eh? Sigh

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Dang...this ish is dead today :/

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yo, game anyone?
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56778328 wrote:
Why did you post it here? "Hey, all you guys who play this game! I'm not gonna play it!" "Umm... Ok, dude."
I'm here! But I can't do chat...

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Scratch that, I can chat-but format?

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