The official text duel thread: Zephyr Spirit, RETURN!!

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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.

Really hope I got that right Undecided
Posting so that this is higher than the old thread! I'd play a casual game if someone is ready RIGHT NOW for a fast-paced game, but I should probably be going to sleep, so I can't hang around long...

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Got about an hour for a casual game if anyone is interested...

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Modern or standard?
Just swapped out my Ponders, so my deck should be modern-legal. I rolled a 6 on a d20 =D

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

I eek by with a 7! I'll take play

GL HF

UU
Forest

L:20
H:6
T:
U:forest

Go
Good luck to you too!

UUD
Island, tap it to Gitaxian Probe. Show and go.

L: 20
H: 7
T:
U: 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Forest, vine trellis x2, axebane guardian, overgrown battlement, wildsize.

UUD
Forest
overgrown battlement.

Pass

L:20
H:5
T:2 forest
U:battlement

Go
Heh, I think our decks will be playing past each other...

UUD

Halimar Depths, go.

L: 20
H: 7
T:
U:  

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Lol maybe!

UUD
Forest
Attempting vine trellis

If u leak I can't pay anyways so I pass regardless

L:20
H:4
T:2 forest
U:forest, battlement

Go
Nah, that's fine.

UUD

Swamp, Pilgrim's Eye. I find a Mountain for my hand, back to you.

L: 20
H: 7
T:
U: Eye 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

UUD
Forest
Tap 2 forest for another trellis, tap battlement for 3 to axebane guardian

Pass

L:20
H:2
T:2 forest, battlement
U:2 forest, trellis, trellis (sick), guardian (sick)

Go
That's quite a bit of mana you've got there.

UUD
I'll swing for 1 in the air, then play a mountain, a second Pilgrim's Eye, finding a mountain for my hand. Back to you.

L: 20
H:  7
T: , eye
U: , eye

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Argh! I take 1. Yeah, trying a green combo deck.

UUD
2 forest and Another battlement.
Tap the other one for 5 for precursor golem. Resolves?

At any rate...

L:19
H:1
T:battlement, 2 forest
U:battlement (sick), 2 trellis, guardian, golem (sick)

Go
It most certainly resolves. However, all three are going to die to my Lightning Bolt.

UUD
Swamp, swing for 2 in the air, back to you.

L: 20
H: 6
T: Eye x2
U:  

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Negative! In response I'll tap 2 forest and a trellis for wildsize-pumping them to 5/5 and drawing me 3 cards
Crap! That'll resolve, but then during my turn I main-phase Terminate the golems. Still have open.

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

:/ ok.

UUD
Forest
vine trellis.

Sigh.

L:15
H:1
T:2 forest
U:3foresr, 2 battlement, 2 trellis, 1 guardian.

Go
Edit: 17 life
UUD

Swing for 2 in the air. I'll play a Mountain, then cast my third Pilgrim's Eye, fetching a swamp to my hand. Back to you.

L: 20
H: 5
T: , eye x2
U: , eye x1

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

That's a lot of eyes!

UUD
OYE
scarecrone

L:15
H:2
T:3 forest
U: 2 forest, my dorks, scarecrone

Go
What's OYE mean?

UUD
Swing for 3 in the air, then tap out for Cruel Ultimatum. I'm assuming you pitch a Trellis.

L: 25
H: 7
T: , Eye x3
U: Nothing.

Edit: Go. 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

OYE is just my frustration at durdling around. I drop to 7 and pitch a trellis.

...I lose to pilgrim eyes imma be soooo mad! Haha! All good fun.

UUD
harmonize yay!

Omg...ok I get a forest and a 3rd battlement out of that.

L:7
H:2
T:6 forest
U:3 battlement, guardian, 2 vine trellis,scarecrone.

Go
Another Cruel Ultimatum to your face, and swinging for 3 with my Eyes for lethal, got anything?

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Nope! Haha that's sad. I didn't see but 1 draw spell and 1 cantrip :/
Yeah, I definitely feel like I got a little lucky there. I also had a weird draw, but it worked out nicely against your deck. 

We need a rematch some time, but I should at least pretend to do some homework now. GG, later! 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

I'm assuming that was grixis control? I just didn't give u much to point removal at.
And yes GG!
Yeah, Grixis control. Or some variant of it. I was holding a couple Remands with nothing to use them on that you couldn't immediately replay, but at the end I had just drawn a Repeal for some Precursor luls if you brought him/them back.

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Anyone up for a game tonight?  I don't have anything in Standard, but I'd like to play a quick game.

~SE++ 

http://forum.nogoblinsallowed.com/index.php

Oh hai. Casual/Modern, anybody?

Bro, do you even Autocard?

Autocarding: [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Showing somebody how to autocard: [c[b][/b]]Cryptic Command[/c] = [c]Cryptic Command[/c] = Cryptic Command

Oh hai. Casual/Modern, anybody?


Wish I had the time, gotta go to work in 10 minutes...

~SE++ 

http://forum.nogoblinsallowed.com/index.php

Any one want a game of modern, I want to test a deck before I even consider buying the cards. (Thank you deck protecters, basic lands, paper and a pen XD)

I'm also up for standard if anyone wants. 
I'm going to take that as a yes ^_^
Anyone up for a Casual game?

~SE++ 

http://forum.nogoblinsallowed.com/index.php

Sure why not.
Woot!

You wanna play or draw?

~SE++ 

http://forum.nogoblinsallowed.com/index.php

I'll draw. Your up
Okay, I'll keep.

Untap, upkeep, draw.

1st main phase:

Play Island .
Tap Island  for .
Cast Flayer Husk putting a 0/0 Germ token on it.

Pass turn.

~SE++

http://forum.nogoblinsallowed.com/index.php