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The latest in my series of complaints-disguised-as-threads, what's the scummiest thing someone has done in your presence while playing magic? Like, a real jerk move.

I had a guy allow me to untap the lands I had tapped wrong so I could play my creature. "It's just a casual event, go ahead" he said.
He then untaps and wraths. 

Any stories similar?

3,000th post: September 5, 2010 4,000th post: March 24, 2012

Winner of the YMTC Ravnica War of the Guilds contest as guild Dimir.

Snapcaster Mage is the best card of all time. How do you deal?

I lol'd 

Guy at the LGS when shuffling you deck goes through and picks seven cards out and places them on top. He's pretty not cool.  
I lol'd 

Guy at the LGS when shuffling you deck goes through and picks seven cards out and places them on top. He's pretty not cool.  



y not in your deck cutting take the top 7 cards without looking and place them on bottom.

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Guy at the LGS when shuffling you deck goes through and picks seven cards out and places them on top. He's pretty not cool.  


Whatever he does to your deck, he is choosing the top 7 cards for you. I dont get why one way of doing it (cutting the deck at some random point so that the next 7 cards become the top 7) is OK while another way (picking out 7 random cards and putting them on top) isnt.

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56287226 wrote:
190106923 wrote:
Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
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57799958 wrote:
That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
56287226 wrote:
56888618 wrote:
Is algebra really that difficult?
Survey says yes.
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57799958 wrote:
You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
56287226 wrote:
56735468 wrote:
And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
I now have a new goal in life. ;)
Dident think you could dig through someones deck when your just susposed to cut it.
I miss the old days.
a Fat 40 year old slamming his fist down on the table over and over and yelling at the little kid (like 10) "You only won cause your parents give you money for cards"

but for the record it made YEARS of lol's from all the local players.

There was another time he flipped a table. 

                                                                                                                                                                                        <----- Loser.

At old events me and my friends would play (late 90's), you're opponent was allowed to shuffle your deck; not just cut.  Some people would shuffle like they would shuffle playing cards; split the deck in two and suffle them into eachother while almost folding the cards in half.  Such a dick move.

The second thing; not so much scum bag as annoying as hell.  My friend played an Aluren + Enduring Renewal deck; he would use Mogg Fanatic to infinite damage his opponent(s).  Most people would see the combo, be unable to answer and say GG.  this one guy made him go through the entire process for each point of damage.  Cast, Sac, Graveyard, back to hand, Cast, sac...etc.  Seriously?
I lol'd 

Guy at the LGS when shuffling you deck goes through and picks seven cards out and places them on top. He's pretty not cool.  




Is he picking them out randomly?  He's not looking at your cards is he?
 
Some guy at my LGS tore up some other guy's card after he lost to it.

Why does everyone think I'm phantom lancer? QFT:

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
I hate it when people sneeze all over their hands then touch my cards.  Gross.

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Most of the people at my store are nice, it is usauly just minor things. Ill say one when I remember
Some guy at my LGS tore up some other guy's card after he lost to it.



Some people are truly pathetic.

I also remember an annoying thing; the first (and only so far) Pre-Release  I went to was for RtR.  It was th late one Friday night; started at Midnight I believe (or around then).   Anyway, around 5:30 am the Top 8 were announced (I wasn't one).  They were given the choice of spltting the prize (7 RtR packs each) or finishing for a Winner Take All.  7 of them desperatley wanted to split the prize but one guy wanted to play; DCI rules means if one person wants to continue they have to do it.  I get it was his right to make that choice, but you could tell from the look on his face and body language, that he was doing it more because everyone else wanted to leave.  If he didn't seem like such a ****, I don't think it would have nothered me as much.  Never did find out who won; hope he lost every game, lol.
Some guy at my LGS tore up some other guy's card after he lost to it.



Some people are truly pathetic.

I also remember an annoying thing; the first (and only so far) Pre-Release  I went to was for RtR.  It was th late one Friday night; started at Midnight I believe (or around then).   Anyway, around 5:30 am the Top 8 were announced (I wasn't one).  They were given the choice of spltting the prize (7 RtR packs each) or finishing for a Winner Take All.  7 of them desperatley wanted to split the prize but one guy wanted to play; DCI rules means if one person wants to continue they have to do it.  I get it was his right to make that choice, but you could tell from the look on his face and body language, that he was doing it more because everyone else wanted to leave.  If he didn't seem like such a ****, I don't think it would have nothered me as much.  Never did find out who won; hope he lost every game, lol.

This reminds me oh the last FNM one of my friends went to. He was there with his other friends in a group of about 5 and only one of them had managed to win any games. My friend tells me that near the end of the night he ended up beating some stranger and the stranger proceeded to throw a tantrum untill he was asked to leave. He packed his stuff walked up to the counter and bought about $200 worth of cards. (Which was the prize that was up for grabs.) He ripped them all open right then and there screamed at everyone when he cracked a couple of mythics and left.
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STOP SHUFFLING YOUR FREAKING HAND OMFG @!#$$!@#$!@#$#@!

I'm at the gatecrash gameday and for the entire round (it lasted 40 out of a possible 50 minutes) this guy NONSTOP is shuffling his hand as hard and as fast as possible just making a constant flicking sound.

On top of that the entire 40 minutes he was on his phone (headset); any time I tried to talk to him, ask him to stop or even make eye contact with  him he waves his cards at me and turns his chair the other way to keep talking, the entire time non stop flicking his dam cards.

So I spent 40 minutes not being able to speak with my opponent, listening to his inane half conversation with someone elsae on the phone and listening to that dam flicking sound that is still gratinng on my nerves days later.

I swear if I have to play him again at another local event Im getting a judge to make him freaking stop or Im just walking out
The most scumbag move I've witnessed while playing Magic is something I have done. Me and my brother were playing, and since my English was better he'd trust me on the rules and how cards worked. I was using my Goblin deck. I had recently added a Skirk Marauder to the deck and it was the first morph card we'd seen. I was flooded and was losing, so I made up this rule on the spot that you can flip a morph creature back and forth. So I just shocked everything he played with the marauder until he ran out gas and lost. He doesn't play anymore, but he probably still thinks you can just morph and unmorph as much as you want.

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192884403 wrote:
surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
When I was a kid - about 13 or 14 - I was at a small tournament for children aged up to 15. So I was playing with my terrible 4-colour deck and losing terribly. But that was fine, I was having fun. Then I got into a game with this other kid, slightly younger than me. He's listening to his iPod and loudly singing along to some terrible pop song where he keeps repeating "SHAKIRA SHAKIRA!" Anyways, he doesn't react to anything I say, but hey, he's not focused on the game, so for once I am winning. Then, midway through our first round, two older boys walk up to him and start going through his hand, telling him what to do. He's still not giving a damn about the game, these two other guys are just playing for him. I end up losing and, unlike the other times, I felt like I had actually been cheated. Wasn't even a judge around because it was just a casual event for kids. Pretty bad experience, kept me from going to tournaments until I was 18. Well, that and my parents being worried about me being around a bunch of adult males.
The latest in my series of complaints-disguised-as-threads, what's the scummiest thing someone has done in your presence while playing magic? Like, a real jerk move.

I had a guy allow me to untap the lands I had tapped wrong so I could play my creature. "It's just a casual event, go ahead" he said.
He then untaps and wraths. 

Any stories similar?


Ok, that is hilarious, I can just imagine how hard it was for him to keep an evil smile from spreading all over his face.

To be fair to him though, he might have let you do the same thing if he didn't have a wrath in hand, there is no way to tell.
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Moriok Rigger does absolutely nothing to boost other riggers. You are incorrect.
Moriok Rigger is not a Rigger in print. Only in Errata WHAT NOW! (yes, I did put that phrase in for that exact reason)
Congratulations, they have activated your trap card!
The latest in my series of complaints-disguised-as-threads, what's the scummiest thing someone has done in your presence while playing magic? Like, a real jerk move.

I had a guy allow me to untap the lands I had tapped wrong so I could play my creature. "It's just a casual event, go ahead" he said.
He then untaps and wraths. 

Any stories similar?


Ok, that is hilarious, I can just imagine how hard it was for him to keep an evil smile from spreading all over his face.

To be fair to him though, he might have let you do the same thing if he didn't have a wrath in hand, there is no way to tell.



I know the kid. Believe me.

3,000th post: September 5, 2010 4,000th post: March 24, 2012

Winner of the YMTC Ravnica War of the Guilds contest as guild Dimir.

Snapcaster Mage is the best card of all time. How do you deal?

When I was a kid - about 13 or 14 - I was at a small tournament for children aged up to 15. So I was playing with my terrible 4-colour deck and losing terribly. But that was fine, I was having fun. Then I got into a game with this other kid, slightly younger than me. He's listening to his iPod and loudly singing along to some terrible pop song where he keeps repeating "SHAKIRA SHAKIRA!" Anyways, he doesn't react to anything I say, but hey, he's not focused on the game, so for once I am winning. Then, midway through our first round, two older boys walk up to him and start going through his hand, telling him what to do. He's still not giving a damn about the game, these two other guys are just playing for him. I end up losing and, unlike the other times, I felt like I had actually been cheated. Wasn't even a judge around because it was just a casual event for kids. Pretty bad experience, kept me from going to tournaments until I was 18. Well, that and my parents being worried about me being around a bunch of adult males.

Given the circumstances, you would've been fully justified in suckerpunching EVERYONE involved because **** those ***holes for backseat piloting and **** Shakira and anyone that listens to her.
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STOP SHUFFLING YOUR FREAKING HAND OMFG @!#$$!@#$!@#$#@!

I'm at the gatecrash gameday and for the entire round (it lasted 40 out of a possible 50 minutes) this guy NONSTOP is shuffling his hand as hard and as fast as possible just making a constant flicking sound.

On top of that the entire 40 minutes he was on his phone (headset); any time I tried to talk to him, ask him to stop or even make eye contact with  him he waves his cards at me and turns his chair the other way to keep talking, the entire time non stop flicking his dam cards.

So I spent 40 minutes not being able to speak with my opponent, listening to his inane half conversation with someone elsae on the phone and listening to that dam flicking sound that is still gratinng on my nerves days later.

I swear if I have to play him again at another local event Im getting a judge to make him freaking stop or Im just walking out

People shuffle their hands because it tilts less-focused opponents. Just play mill, tilt him right back.
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Given the circumstances, you would've been fully justified in suckerpunching EVERYONE involved because **** those ***holes for backseat piloting and **** Shakira and anyone that listens to her.



Well, I'm sure I would, but I never was a very confident or violent person. I just hid in my chair and hoped that it was over soon.
>play mill to tilt opponent

Uh, playing bad magic decks doesn't tilt anybody.  
>play mill to tilt opponent

Uh, playing bad magic decks doesn't tilt anybody.  



You can betcha that new players get upset when they see their one copy of Terra Stomper going to the graveyard without getting a chance to play it.
Very early on at a prerelease (probably Stronghold or Exodus, IIRC), our local tourney organisers weren't asking people to record their prerelease pulls before they built their decks.
We had two guys tank their first rounds, disappear out the back, swap their cards with each other, and come back inside with stonkingly good decks. And because nothing had been recorded to start with, there wasn't a thing anybody could do about it. From memory, they both Top 8'ed and laughed all the way home.
Next prerelease, out came the checklists...
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Budget Duals and Fetches in Multiplayer
CadaverousBl00m's Guide To Multiplayer Artifice
Multiplayer Tribal Format

~ Latest Multiplayer Ramblings: Appearing on my blog when I feel like it ~
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Rise of the Eldrazi Post-Rotation
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Worldwake Post-Rotation
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Zendikar Post-Rotation
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Elemental, My Dear Watson (Rainbow Elementals)
Watch The Little Birdies! (Bird Tribal with Proliferate)
Kavu Kavu Kavu Banana (Kavu Predator aggro)
Faerie Bleeder (The "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Faerie deck)
Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
>play mill to tilt opponent

Uh, playing bad magic decks doesn't tilt anybody.  



You can betcha that new players get upset when they see their one copy of Terra Stomper going to the graveyard without getting a chance to play it.


This is what happens a lot actually, the amount of times I get insults after they see a single mill spell is surprising, especially since I usually lose at the end.

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192884403 wrote:
surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
Given the circumstances, you would've been fully justified in suckerpunching EVERYONE involved because **** those ***holes for backseat piloting and **** Shakira and anyone that listens to her.



Well, I'm sure I would, but I never was a very confident or violent person. I just hid in my chair and hoped that it was over soon.


Violence is a surprisingly effective magic tactic.  You'd be surprised how many opponents go on tilt when you give them a black eye.

Why does everyone think I'm phantom lancer? QFT:

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
Violence is a surprisingly effective magic tactic.  You'd be surprised how many opponents go on tilt when you give them a black eye.



But literally, like, everyone is bigger than me.

Whenever I tell my husband that I'm gonna beat him up like a real thug, he just laughs at me...
Violence is a surprisingly effective magic tactic.  You'd be surprised how many opponents go on tilt when you give them a black eye.



But literally, like, everyone is bigger than me.

Whenever I tell my husband that I'm gonna beat him up like a real thug, he just laughs at me...


Magic is a game of strategy, not of sheer power level.

Why does everyone think I'm phantom lancer? QFT:

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
My good friend and I were in a seven man melee. He had built a deck just for it, with a ton of Clone Goblin Arsonist. We thought it was odd and just left him alone.... until he dropped Worldfire.
My good friend and I were in a seven man melee. He had built a deck just for it, with a ton of Clone Goblin Arsonist. We thought it was odd and just left him alone.... until he dropped Worldfire.



What is that supposed to do? The Arsonist gets exiled, it wouldn't trigger.
Blast! We were had! More stack related (and should have read the cards closer) mistakes by me.Yell
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STOP SHUFFLING YOUR FREAKING HAND OMFG @!#$$!@#$!@#$#@!




I tend to flick my card around a bit when I'm nervous. I bought my wife a playset of foil Stop That for her birthday.

At old events me and my friends would play (late 90's), you're opponent was allowed to shuffle your deck; not just cut.  Some people would shuffle like they would shuffle playing cards; split the deck in two and suffle them into eachother while almost folding the cards in half.  Such a dick move.



You can always shuffle your opponent's deck. I know that around here, most people cut, but I always shuffle decks. I know some people won't shuffle thoroughly, and I don't want to insult anybody by shuffling just their deck, so everyone it is.

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Rancor dies to in-response removal.
Yeah... Until next game, where it'll be right back. Seriously, there's no way to deal with Rancor in any format. It should be banned, except Gleemax is a lobbyist for the Rancor party, so that'll never happen.
You can't ban rancor, it just returns to your deck.
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57461258 wrote:
You might want to actually talk to the Flavor & Storyline Board people... since, you know, our whole reason for playing Magic is the flavor. I'm willing to bet you'll get a lot more interest there than in General.
Indeed, both posters down there would be thrilled.
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I think I wasn't direct enough in my last post. I'll try to fix it now. Ahem... NO ONE CARES there you have it.
57471038 wrote:
When talks about banning Jace first started, I was thinking that I would see him banned come June 20th. But as I think more about it, I don't really think that Jace is the problem anymore. Sure his power level leaves very little to the imagination (opening Jace is like opening a refrigerator box with a naked girl on the inside), and sure his price does have a strong impact on what players choose to play (playing Jace is like being intimate with a woman and she doesn't charge you in the morning), but it is not the source of all the problems in Standard.
76973988 wrote:
How do people think saving room to print more abilities on cards is dumbing down the game?

Do you really think, say, Akroma would ever be printed if she said, "Akroma can block by creatures with this ability and cannot be blocked by creatures without this ability.  If a creature without this ability would deal combat damage by Akroma would be destroyed, prevent all combat damage that creature would deal to Akroma this combat.  Attacking does not cause Akroma to tap.  If Akroma is blocked and deals lethal damage, it deals the remainder of its damage to the defending player.  Akroma may attack and use abilities that require tapping in the casting cost the turn it enters the battlefield.  Akroma cannot be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by black or red sources" rather than her "dumbed down" wording she has?  No freaking way.  Keywording and shorthand allows them to make complicated cards easy to play with, allowing them to be printed in the first place.
57817638 wrote:
The creation of praetors was worth it just because now amoeboid changeling is a praetor.
57140668 wrote:
1. cast frankie peanuts2. ask opponent "will you concede the game this turn"? if they say yes, you win; if they say no, play a staying power
3. subsequently ask "will you attack this turn"? and "will you cast a spell this turn"? (using a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir for the second question if necessary) to ensure they can't disrupt the combo
4. donate them a platinum angel
5. play a mox lotus and braingeyser them for every card in their library. play an opalescence and donate them a glorious anthem and a blacker lotus, then play enchanted evening. play and activate a mindslaver and then donate them a fastbond and the mox lotus (returning one of the donates to your hand with eternal witness or whatever)
6. during their turn, play every permanent in their hand (playing lands with fastbond) then (as yourself) cast mirrorweave on the blacker lotus, so every permanent becomes a copy of it. proceed to tear up every card they control, and hopefully do it before they notice that they aren't bound by staying power's ability anymore and can concede
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One part of the statement being true=/=the whole statement true.
Whatever. I'm still here about ten minutes away. Whenever you want to get destroyed in Magic, I'm available.
I would like to get destroyed in Magic, actually. Do you know anybody good enough?
57617478 wrote:
Please format your statements in a way that doesn't look like a baboon hit its face on your keyboard.
57140668 wrote:
why did Garruk Relentless lose a loyalty counter
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89522235 wrote:
You're such an obvious troll that you have hexproof and : Regenerate.
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56776038 wrote:
Dark Ritual being overpowered is determined more by what is done with it than the card itself.
True, but the fact that it enables so many ridiculous things is pretty telling. It's like, sure I can use a shotgun as a bludgeoning instrument, but that doesn't make it not a shotgun.
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Shortly before Serra died, she transferred her spark into an angel whose full name was Asha Avacyn Bolas. Her dragon father groomed her for her positions in Alara and Innistrad, and she's also been getting help from her uncle Ugin in the form of Urza, who was resurrected as Marit Lage to be the avatar as which she projects herself into material realms. Grieslbrand is a split personality who sometimes wanders the planes disguised as a human woman named Liliana Vess.
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Yeah that (Content Removed) really annoys me. Moderated by MY_self right about naahowwww!
93446159 wrote:
Dilleux_Lepaire just won the thread.
57461258 wrote:
And, as usual, Dilleux wins the entire thread. Nice work, sir, nice work.
99113151 wrote:
They need to make 9 layers of zones where cards go when they "die". Much like Hell.
56778328 wrote:
Wow, holy doggy poop, kids, obvious statement is obvious.
56776038 wrote:
122053101 wrote:
i don't think your geting it WotC is trying to kill the comption to make it so that there shity app is the only one left.
I haven't tried the app. How is its use of English grammar? Cheers!
57471038 wrote:
Everyone's life would be easier if players would, instead of coming to the 'net for help with a deck, just netdeck and be done with it. And I'm not talking about some Top 8 lists, for the Casualists, too, can benefit from netdecking. I've netdecked plenty of decks from the Casual Play forums from users such as Mown, Raedien, Floopfoot, and a few others. I snatched straight the heck out of my web browser. Yes, people, your original idea fell victim to a savage netdecker. You have been assimiliated. Suppose I wanted a Zombie deck. Why on earth would I spend time searching Gatherer for a decent list of Zombie cards when Raedien already did it for me? Taking time to be creative or waiting on people on the forums to tell you why your deck sucks or 'go to Casual forums' is a disasterous waste of time (to me).
56957928 wrote:
82423538 wrote:
If WotC started putting $100 bills in packs, the players would complain that they folded them wrong.
No, they just spam them with ban requests. That being said, Magic was ruined back in Alpha when they added all that rules and cards [Debutantes avert your eyes]. My friends and I still like playing it the "pure" way (Basically we go into the woods and hit eachother with wiffle bats while shouting made up obscenities. You know, the way Garfield wanted it to be played).
56957928 wrote:
Don't worry about it. I've come up with a list of changes to fix EDH. -First off, there's no commander. -The minimum deck size is 60 cards, and each deck can have up to four of each card, save basic lands and relentless rats. Also decks have no color identity. -Starting life total is 20. And voila, now things are balanced.
89522235 wrote:
Here's a clever play you can try yourself: -Convince friend to run relentless rats.dec in legacy tournament -Get a deck with lots of mill, yixlid jailer, and humility -Drop humility and jailer, wait for him to dump his hand, mill him out -All his rats now have no abilities. Call a judge because he's playing an illegal deck with more than 4 of a single card. -Get him/her banned from competitive magic play
142055101 wrote:
But how to mark them without making the individual sleeve different! You could buy a skunk and slam it's butt on you deck (pardon the french) Then after the game just sniff at your opponent's pile of cards and you will know if any of your cards are there!!!
141434757 wrote:
In Soviet Russia, Sorin opens You
71235715 wrote:
L, is for the leather gloves you weaaaar. O, is for the organs that guy could spaaaare. V, is very very, extraordinay. E, is for every vagrant i butchered in a wine cellar befooooore.
57052258 wrote:
The outer layer of the Magic: the Gathering box, the carton, or crust, is fairly thin and light, and contains largely aluminosilcates. Within that lies the middle layer, consisting of the familiar booster pack. Although solid, the booster packs' high temperatures allow them to acutally move around within the booster box. This flow, sometimes called convection, is cited by frustrated box mappers as one of WOTC's most genious uses of thermodynamics since the Ravnica block. No one knows what lies at the core of the booster box, but scientists theorize that it must be especially dense in order to make up for the large amount of fluff distributed amongst the booster packs.
58232598 wrote:
88993869 wrote:
Torpor Orb is absolutely godawful against Vexing Devil.
whoever is playing vexing devil is probably losing anyways
56957928 wrote:
I imagine [Ajani 3's] second ability involves him hurling the creature at your opponent Brion Stoutarm style, then the guy is just like "Okay, that may have worked, but don't- GOD DAMN IT!" as he does it again because cats don't give a **** :33.
56957928 wrote:
"Do or do not, there is no try." - Albus Dumbledore, The Lord of the Rings.
89522235 wrote:
68978039 wrote:
Its like that one time Elves broke out in a field of Jund. Elves became a resurgent hit, then died off again once Jund adapted to the rest of the field of G/W that it required mass removal that inherently pooped on Elves too. Submit to the menace. Delver can, and will blot out the sun.
Then we shall play in the shade.
89522235 wrote:
I'm sorry, this forum isn't for getting bad advice on mediocre decks, that's standard deck help. This forum is for starting ****storms.
97820278 wrote:
139359831 wrote:
Your advice would only lead me to make generic, boring, and unworthy content. It's of no use to me.
I just got this image of you as an architect, having finished a building suspended by only a small pole in its southwest corner, saying it's original. Then the building collapses.
56957928 wrote:
I for one love the flavor of legendary lands. "I remember my days as a youth at Tolarian Academy." "Wow, small multiverse, I actually went there too." "WAIT, DON'T- Well ****, there's $200,000 in student loans well spent."
56957928 wrote:
And flavor goes out the window when you cast a second copy of a planeswalker right after the first one dies, so... "Hey Nissa, I need a favor." "You just asked me for a 'favor' like thirty seconds ago, and it turned out to be having Sarkhan Transmogrify my only follower into a dragon like 5 times -which dickery aside also violates some laws of causality - and then you let me get beaten over the head by that hedron crab." "...I'll give you " "...Well all right then."
57150868 wrote:
GM, I don't think Dill is better than you. I KNOW it. Even if he wakes up every morning, clubs a baby seal, steals all the TV remotes from within a block's radius of his house and then robs hungry orphans of their food he'd be better than you, for the simple reason that he learns from his mistakes.
143211137 wrote:
57033358 wrote:
Tamiyo vs. Gideon
What would they have to fight about? Like, all I can think of now is Gideon going "Hey, long-ears! I'm gathering a group of 'Walkers together to fight some tentacle monsters.....you want in?" and Tamiyo going "Ew! Hentai no bakka Gideon-desu desu!" and flying away.
76783093 wrote:
I open 4 packs just to be on the safe side. Not only do I get more cards than everyone else, but I also get to spend the rest of the night off. Win Win.
191752181 wrote:
MaRo has a thing for people opening boosters with bad cards. But since he can only get so many bad cards printed in each set, he has found a devious way of getting more bad cards into circulation: He makes entire print sheets with just bad rares, then puts them onto the assembly line. He proceeds to wring his hands and twirl his evil mustache that he grew for twirling purposes as a lightning bolt strikes in the background. Afterwards, he goes to make sure that the good cards are only opened by everyone's friends, and that we all only get to open bad cards. He does this by memorising each booster, than switching them around accordingly. Whenever someone complains about a card, he immediately jumps out from behind a chair to yell "WELL, IT'S NOT FOR YOU!" before merging back into the shadows in order to devise new ways in which he can screw over players, then claim that he has valid reasons for doing so.
97820278 wrote:
192729031 wrote:
You open a booster pack, and staring back at you from the rare slot is a Lotleth Troll? At least I can stick him in my EDH deck and still have four for my standard constructed.
Because lol troll
56874518 wrote:
It helped that I more or less skipped most of GM_Champion's longer diatribes. I only have so many brain cells I'm willing to sacrifice each day.
192931349 wrote:
Mark Rosewater is sitting in a seemingly innocuous cable TV van, outside of Bankaimastery's house. Sitting nearby are two hardened criminal hackers, fresh out of prison, and filled with resentment at their lack of physical fitness. "Have you managed to hack his brainwaves yet? The set deadline's coming up fast." "We're almost through. It should be coming up on the screen any second." The hacker presses a button, and Kevin's thoughts flash onto the screen. Mark and the hackers stare in amazement at the sheer beauty, the elegance, and the raw truth of what they see. It's like the ending to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Brilliant light shines across the screen, the truth of existence is made clear to them, and they despair at their own foolishness, their own ignorance, their own inadequacy. And then they steal his ideas. As they return back to R&D, Mark sneers at a haggard old man chained to a cast-iron sphere. The man looks up from his laborious task of breaking rocks in the dungeon of Wizards of the Coast headquarters, and asks a question: "Kevin, my greatest student. He - he's all right, isn't he? You didn't hurt him?" Mark deals him a weighty blow with his boot. "Know your place, Richard. Get back to work."
57023768 wrote:
Now show me on the Garruk doll where Zac Hill ruined your enjoyment of Magic...
63711769 wrote:
I'm only opposed to it because it bears so little relation to how people actually play the game. The example of Miracles is actually a much better one then the Clone example I was trying to use. From the game's perspective, the card can move instantly from face down in the library to revealed in the hand and that's fine for the rules. But in real life, we can't actually do that, so the card spends a good bit of time in locations that are neither where that player's library is nor where that player's hand is. And that's fine for real life. What I don't want is the disconnect to be explicitly codified. Along the lines of
183664.697 A game of Magic as laid out by these rules exists only as a pure Platonic ideal, utterly unrealizable by fallible mortals limited by the confines of physicality and the ravages of evil and sin. 183664.698 The cake is a lie, too.
I know it's true, but I don't want the rules to actually straight-up tell me that.
147137503 wrote:
77120821 wrote:
Pfft this cant be serious can it? If it is please delete your account OP. Its not even close to ban worthy, considering what JTMS and stoneforge had to accomplish to get banned i see the WotC selling magic to aquire Pokemon before that ever happens.
I'm trying to imagine sorin markov as a gym leader in one of those pokemon games which you have to beat him to get his badge... somehow I imagine that he would stab you in the chest with his sword before giving you the badge, even if you beat his pokemon....
196239043 wrote:
Personally, I'd be fine with tea time but then I'm not gonna waste the mana summoning Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. He always takes all the sugar, drinks the whole pot of Earl Grey and doesn't even say thank you. SO. RUDE.

 

JustTerrorIt wrote:

 

JuliusPringle wrote:

All I want to do is sit down and play magic, but when I walked in yesterday, (since I didn't talk to anyone) nobody talked to me and I silently bought what I wanted and walked out.


If you don't talk to anyone, that increases the odds that no one will talk to you.

 

JuliusPringle wrote:

So how do I just... introduce myself? "Hi, my name is Adam, wanna play magic with me?" Do I go to the counter and talk to the cashier?


Yeah. Talk to the cashier. Tell him/her that you want a Black Lotus, and if they don't have one tell them that the store isn't on par with what you expected.

 

Reach into your back left pocket. Pull out a deck list that you copied directly from some ChannelFireball top 8 Standard discussion, and ask for all the cards, as is, on that list. Then, ask for some random, probably terrible cards from whatever set is Standard legal. Say it's tech for the upcoming changes in the metagame.

 

Pull out a deck, and tell some random dude you wanna test (you have to use the term "test" for this to work) for Standard. Make sure that deck contains Kitchen Finks and Alluring Siren. Maybe throw in Nyxathid for good measure.

 

Finally, before you leave, spill (make it look like an accident) one hundred singleton, random cards onto the floor. Pick them up, put them in a pile, and say "EEE-DEE-AYCH".

 

I know this sounds dumb at first, but it will work. With the method outlined above, you will draw the attention of players that play older formats by asking for cards that no one on Earth can reasonably afford. You will get the attention of the wanna-be pro, Stomp-n00bz players by pulling out a well known decklist and declare that you have "tech" to make it better. You will get the attention of all the kind, helpful players by seemingly not knowing the most common format by having non-Standard legal cards in a deck that you claim is Standard legal. Finally, you catch all the rest of the Magic players by saying "EEE-DEE-AYCH" (EDH (or Commander)).

And there you have it. You will be talking to more people than you would have wanted to talk to in no time.

 

Smoke_Stack wrote:

EDH is the best format anyway


See, it's starting already.

 

Break the Card
What is Break the Card?
Break the Card is a regular thread in the Cards and Combo Forum. Quite simply, the participants are given a Johnnystatic card (e.g. Xenograft) and are asked to build a deck around it. The winner and honorable mentions are sigged below. Get brewing!
Week 1 : Xenograft
This week's Break the Card was based around Xenograft. Thread : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27681049/Break_the_card_:_Xenograft?pg=1 Winner : Axterix with his Vampdrazi deck. Finalist : Vektor480 with his Ally/Golem/Plant deck. Honorable mentions : Zammm for the Turntimber Ranger combo and TinGorilla for suggesting Sarkhan the Mad.
Week 2 : Mindlock Orb
Here's the link to the Mindlock Orb contest : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27697565/Break_the_Card_:_Mindlock_Orb?sdb=1&pg=last#497536269 Winner : Axterix with his Maralen of the Mornsong deck. Honorable mentions : Void_Elemental.
Week 3 : Bludgeon Brawl
Here's the link to Break the Card : Bludgeon Brawl : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27715169/Break_the_Card_:_Bludgeon_Brawl?sdb=1&pg=last#498208797 Winner : Vektor and his Grab the World deck. Finalist : Crandor with his Awesome Aliteration deck. Honorable mentions : RP Jesus with his Wat deck and Zix200 with his Signet Renewal deck.
Week 4 : Followed Footsteps
This week was Followed Footsteps : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27748677/Break_the_Card_:_Followed_Footsteps?pg=1 Winner : Tevish_Szat with his Exponential Growth deck. Honorable mentions : Zix with his Carbon Copies deck and Escef with his Fungus of Speed and Time deck.
Week 5 : Delaying Shield
This week's card was Delaying Shield : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27790101/Break_the_Card_:_Delaying_Shield Winner : Tevish_Szat. Finalist : Vampire_Bat. Honorable Mention : Zix200.
Week 6 : Painter's Servant
This week's card was Painter's Servant : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27940861/Break_the_Card_:_Painters_Servant?pg=1 Winner : Tevish_Szat with his Paint it Black deck. Finalist : Wprundv with his Tiger, Tiger Painted Bright deck.
Week 7 : Venser, the Sojourner
This week's card was Venser, the Sojourner : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27977489/Break_the_Card_:_Venser,_the_Sojourner Winner : Izzett with her "Venser, Trickster Trader" deck. Finalist : Wprundv with his "Tactical Sojourner Action" deck.
Week 8 : Personal Sanctuary
This week's card was Personal Sanctuary : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28005461/Break_the_card_:_Personal_Sanctuary Winner : MrQuizzles. Honorable mention : Vampire_Bat and UbberSheep
Week 9 : Sundial of the Infinite
This week's card was Sundial of the Infinite : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28038277/Break_the_card_:_Sundial_of_the_Infinite Finalist : Izzett with her "Afterlife Trespassers" deck. Winner : Xeromus with his "Fortune 500" deck.
Week 10 : Jace's Archivist
This week's card was Jace's Archivist : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28063377/Break_the_Card_:_Jaces_Archivist. Finalists : Jentaru with his "Consecration of the Draw" deck and HereticSmitty with his "ADHD: The deck" deck. Winner : JaxsonBateman with his "The Archives Are Endless!" deck.
Week 11 : Search the City
This week's card was Search the City : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29518555/Break_the_Card_:_Search_the_City Finalist : Mown with "A Thousand Footsteps". Winner : Desolation_masticore with "Burn the City".
Week 12 : Fiend Hunter
This week's card was Fiend Hunter : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29530975/Break_the_Card_:_Fiend_Hunter Winner : Yuyu63 with "Carnival Hunting". Honorable mention : Dknowle's "Champion the Fiend".
Week 13 : Clock of Omens
This week's card was Clock of Omens : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29541549/Break_the_Card_:_Clock_of_Omens?pg=1 Winner : Dknowle's "The Myrs Go Marching".
Week 14 : Light of Sanction
This week's card was Light of Sanction : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29607219/Break_the_Card_:_Light_of_Sanction?pg=1 Winner : Zauzich's "Divine Plague".
Week 15 : Assemble the Legion
This week's card was Assemble the Legion : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29662307/Break_the_Card_:_Assemble_the_Legion Winner : JBTM's "Some Assembly Required".
Week 16 : High Tide
This week's cards were High Tide and/or Bubbling Muck : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29760427/Break_the_Card_:_High_Tide Winner : Mown's "Puppet Strings".
Week 17 : Illusionist's Bracers
This week's card was Illusionist's Bracers : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29776943/Break_the_Card_:_Illusionistss_Bracers Winner : Enigma256's "Tezzeret's Bracers"
Week 18 : Savor the Moment
This week's card was Savor the Moment : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29787235/Break_the_Card_:_Savor_the_Moment Winner : POSValkir's "A Savory Filibuster!"
Week 19 : Grinning Ignus
This week's card was Grinning Ignus : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29795547/Break_the_Card_:_Grinning_Ignus Winner : dknowle's "Luren' and Laughin'".
Week 20 : Transcendence
This week's card was Transcendence : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29806481/Break_the_Card_:_Transcendence Winners : Mown's "Transcending Timing Restrictions" and Dknowle's "Blinded by Greed", tied for the win.
Week 21 : Mortus Strider
This week's card was Mortus Strider : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29818471/Break_the_Card_:_Mortus_Strider Winner : SimonGlume's "Mortus Head".
Week 22 : High Priest of Penance
This week's card was High Priest of Penance : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29917231/Break_the_Card_High_Priest_of_Penance Winners : JBTM's "Two Clerics and a Goblin walk into a (Bom)bar(dment)..." and POSValkir1's "Choke Their Rivers with Our Dead!".
Week 23 : False Cure
This week's card was False Cure :http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29964239/Break_the_Card_:_False_Cure Winner : Dknowle's "When Hippos Fly".

Week 24 : Akroan Horse

This week's card was Akroan Horse : http://community.wizards.com/forum/cards-and-combos/threads/4024821.

Winner : Dknowle's "Indian Giver".

Week 25 : Leylines

This week saw multiple cards being in the contest : all of the Leylines! http://community.wizards.com/forum/cards-and-combos/threads/4067621

Winner : POSValkir1's "Laying the Battle Lines".

At old events me and my friends would play (late 90's), you're opponent was allowed to shuffle your deck; not just cut.  Some people would shuffle like they would shuffle playing cards; split the deck in two and suffle them into eachother while almost folding the cards in half.  Such a dick move.



But, that's how I shuffle my decks? Maybe if they were purposely bending the cards extremely during the shuffle, I could see that being a dick move. But just shuffling like a deck of playing cards is pretty much the norm where I'm from. It's how we've always done it.


I find signatures incredibly distracting. If you read this, then you too have found them distracting. 

For me, it's deliberate misunderstandings of the rules:

Me: With Luminarch Ascension out.
Him: Attacks with Plague Stinger.
Me: Don't block it, put "p 1" on my life total.
Me: Adds quest counter to Ascension.
Him: "You can't do that. You took damage."
Me: "But I didn't lose life."
Him: "Look at the card. Damage causes loss of life."
Me: (in a very condescending tone at this point) "Infect damage doesn't. Please tell me you know how your own card works."
Him: "But you took damage."
139359831 wrote:
Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.
---- Autocard is your friend. Lightning Bolt = Lightning Bolt
My good friend and I were in a seven man melee. He had built a deck just for it, with a ton of Clone Goblin Arsonist. We thought it was odd and just left him alone.... until he dropped Worldfire.


The deck archetype itself works perfectly fine. Usually with stuff like Thragtusk, Keldon Marauders and suspend spells like Greater Gargadon and Arc Blade.
I'm all about super-control in MTG. If you're able to stop my shenanigans, then there aren't enough shenanigans. Lv 1 Judge Current Decklists Sweeping Beauty (Casual) A Vision of Clones (Casual) Coming soon... more decks! :-O
EDH game, guy casts Obliterate. Great. Then his ride shows up so he scoops. So... that game restarted.

Face it, you're pretty much here as a meat shield.

 

If you are at Georgian Court Univeristy or Monmouth Univeristy PM me. If you are out by York College of PA, I can help you reach the group there.

For me, it's deliberate misunderstandings of the rules:

Me: With Luminarch Ascension out.
Him: Attacks with Plague Stinger.
Me: Don't block it, put "p 1" on my life total.
Me: Adds quest counter to Ascension.
Him: "You can't do that. You took damage."
Me: "But I didn't lose life."
Him: "Look at the card. Damage causes loss of life."
Me: (in a very condescending tone at this point) "Infect damage doesn't. Please tell me you know how your own card works."
Him: "But you took damage."


"a guy I played against didn't know the rules perfectly, so I was a dick to him"

 

120.6. Some effects replace card draws.

 

why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

For me, it's deliberate misunderstandings of the rules:

Me: With Luminarch Ascension out.
Him: Attacks with Plague Stinger.
Me: Don't block it, put "p 1" on my life total.
Me: Adds quest counter to Ascension.
Him: "You can't do that. You took damage."
Me: "But I didn't lose life."
Him: "Look at the card. Damage causes loss of life."
Me: (in a very condescending tone at this point) "Infect damage doesn't. Please tell me you know how your own card works."
Him: "But you took damage."


"a guy I played against didn't know the rules perfectly, so I was a dick to him"

 


What's the problem. Bay is clearly a great Magic player and all should recognize that. 
When I was a kid - about 13 or 14 - I was at a small tournament for children aged up to 15. So I was playing with my terrible 4-colour deck and losing terribly. But that was fine, I was having fun. Then I got into a game with this other kid, slightly younger than me. He's listening to his iPod and loudly singing along to some terrible pop song where he keeps repeating "SHAKIRA SHAKIRA!" Anyways, he doesn't react to anything I say, but hey, he's not focused on the game, so for once I am winning. Then, midway through our first round, two older boys walk up to him and start going through his hand, telling him what to do. He's still not giving a damn about the game, these two other guys are just playing for him. I end up losing and, unlike the other times, I felt like I had actually been cheated. Wasn't even a judge around because it was just a casual event for kids. Pretty bad experience, kept me from going to tournaments until I was 18. Well, that and my parents being worried about me being around a bunch of adult males.



I had a similar thing happen to me. Granted it's a bit different in that there was no intimidation factor to deal with since I was 23 years old and bigger than my opponent(s). Still it sucks when you're winning the game and someone comes over to "help" your opponent by pointing out how they could be playing "better". In this case it was FNM and some youth group was attending. I suspect that it was the first tournament ever for my opponent but the group leader had a lot of experience. As soon as he finished his game he came over to watch ours. Then he started to give tips to my opponent.

It's an easy trap to fall into (to try and help someone play better) but the lessons should either take place after the game or in a more casual environment like multiplayer. It's nice I think to show someone something better in multiplayer especially if it benefits you for them to "improve" but in a tournament setting let the players play.
Don't be too smart to have fun
Me: (in a very condescending tone at this point)


thanks for clarifying
192884403 wrote:
firstrike
56965458 wrote:
97820278 wrote:
56965458 wrote:
97820278 wrote:
Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
This definitely doesn't mean what you think it means.
I was referring to the painting The Treachery of Images.
I know.
I had a similar thing happen to me. Granted it's a bit different in that there was no intimidation factor to deal with since I was 23 years old and bigger than my opponent(s). Still it sucks when you're winning the game and someone comes over to "help" your opponent by pointing out how they could be playing "better". In this case it was FNM and some youth group was attending. I suspect that it was the first tournament ever for my opponent but the group leader had a lot of experience. As soon as he finished his game he came over to watch ours. Then he started to give tips to my opponent.

It's an easy trap to fall into (to try and help someone play better) but the lessons should either take place after the game or in a more casual environment like multiplayer. It's nice I think to show someone something better in multiplayer especially if it benefits you for them to "improve" but in a tournament setting let the players play.

That's against the rules.  In a casual match I would just finish the current game and find a new opponent, but at a tournament I think a judge should be called.

Cheers
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