The Official Text Duel Thread-- Tap 5 for Primal Visitation!

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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] = 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.

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

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

Nice.
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Shall we kick this off, Golgari? What format are we playing? I got a 3 on my D20 like a boss.

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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

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Does casual work? I roll an 8
 
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UU

mountain

go

 
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It does. I assume you play first.
 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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UUD
Forest, go. 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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UUD

plains
cast cinder wall

Go 
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UUD

Forest, Explore, Island

Go
 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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Ah, using your ramp deck again.

UUD

plains
stinkdrinker daredevil

go 
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I don't actually own many decks =( Many were lost in a flood a few years back.

UUD

Island, Explore, Forest, Compulsive Research. Discard a Forest, go.

L: 20
H: 6
T:
U:

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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That sucks pretty hard.

UUD

mountain
cast 2x blind-spot giant

swing for 1 with daredevil

L:20
T: 2 R, daredevil
U: 2 W, 2 blind-spots

go 
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Take 1, I might be in trouble.

UUD, 

Coiling Oracle flips into an Island, pass.

L: 19
H: 6
T:
U: , Oracle.

 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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

UUD


cast  brion stoutarm

swing for 9 with daredevil and both blindspots

L:20
T: R, W, daredevil,  2 blind-spots
U: Brion
go 
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Repeal one of the Blindspots, take 5.

UUD

Cultivate gets me a forest for the board and an island for my hand, which I then play. Then I'll cultivate for another forest for the board and an island for my hand, pass.

L: 14 
H: 5
T:  
U: , Oracle

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

cast the blind-spot and another cinder wall
swing for 9 with blind-spot, daredevil, and stoutarm.

L:24
T: R, R, daredevil, brion, blind-spot
U: W, W, 2 cinder wall, blind-spot

go 
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I'll chump Brion with my Oracle. Taking another 5.

UUD

Island

Hardly an optimal play, but I'm going to Rite of Replication, kicked, on one of your Blind-Spots. Pass back. If only Brion weren't legendary...

L: 9
H: 4
T:
U: 5x Blind-Spots,  

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

Man, that card always gets me...

UUD

lightning bolt one blind-spot, journey to nowhere another.
throw a blind-spot at you with brion.

L: 28
T: 3R, W, brion 
U: daredevil, 2x cinder wall, blind-spot
go  
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This will be close.

UUD

Island, allowing me to cast none other than...

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre!

Ulamog Vindicates your legendary creature-thrower because lifelink killed his father.

Ulamog passes, then so do I.

L: 5
H: 3
T:
U: 3x Blind-Spots, Ulamog 

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

All hail the Infinite Gyre.

UUD

I give him a  present (oblivion ring)

pass turn 
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So rude. How many cards in your hand?

UUD 

Tidings, Forest.
Explore, island.
Skyshroud Claim
Coiling Oracle, ruining the surprise by revealing Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. Pass.

L: 5
H: 4
T:
U: Blind-Spotx3, Oracle,
 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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

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Holly ****! 1 card in hand.

UUD
mountain
thundercloud shaman, dealing 2 damage to each non-giant creature

L:28
H: 0
T: 2 R, W
U: 2 R, W, 2 cinder wall, daredevil, shaman, blind-spot

go
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Oracle hits the bin.

UUD

I tap ten to cast the one... the only...

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth!

Kozilek says "Don't worry, I got dis", and casts Tidings for me. 

Play a forest. I'll then Skyshroud Claim because having all of my land on the board tickles me.

Pass. Kozilek passes, too.

L: 5
H: 6
T:
U: Kozilek, 3x Blind-Spots,

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
sunrise sovereign

pass turn with no cards in hand 
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EoT I cast Repeal on your Oblivion Ring. Ulamog comes down, too indignant to Vindicate anything for me, but I'm cool with that.

Ulamog and Kozilek brofist.

UUD

Island
Tidings

Ulamog and Kozilek womp in for ALL OF THE ANNIHILATOR. But seriously, Annihilator 8. Blocks?

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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Sacrifice all lands, cinder wall, daredevil. Block Ulamog with shaman, wall, and blind-spot.
Everybody dies!

Take 10 from Ulamog, @ 18
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I assume you mean to block Kozilek, not Ulamog, right? Kozilek dies, I shuffle my GY back into the library.

Anyway, second main phase I'll play a Panglacial Wurm and pass. Discarding an island.

L: 5
H: 7
T: 12 lands, Ulamog
U: 7 more land!, 3x Blind-Spots, Panglacial Wurm 

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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UUD


L:18
H: 1
T:
U:sovereign
go 
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EOT Repeal your Sov.

UUD

Tidings twice, just cause, then I'll attack for 31. GG? 

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Yeah GG.
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I'll assemble a new deck or two soon so that these duels don't get stale. Catch you later.

Bro, do you even Autocard?

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Yeah, see ya'

Still around if anybody else wants to play. 
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Yeah, see ya'

Still around if anybody else wants to play. 



up for legacy?
Sure, but i'll be using a modern deck. I roll a 7.

EDIT: did I miss my chance? 
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Rolled 15, and you are version my mana-ramp dragons.

Mulliganed first hand.

Play a Forest, tap for Llanowar Elves

L: 20
H: 5
U: Llanowar Elves
T: Forest 
UUD

swamp
Duress 

can I see your hand please? 
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Discard the crucible and go.
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UUD

Play Mountain.  Tap Mountain and Forest for Rampant Growth, pulling another Mountain.

Swing with Llanowar Elves.

Your go.

L: 20
H: 3
U: None
T: Mountain x2, Forest, Llanowar Elves 
UUD

swamp

L: 19
T:
U: 2 swamps

Go 
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