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kreglze

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 28, 2011
18,327
16,668
Melbourne
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Gold Coast
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Arsenal
Ended up buying the Golagari Elves EDH deck as it had a bunch of pieces I needed. Hopefully will give it a run out soon.
 

iluvparis

Import Whisperer
Apr 1, 2005
46,625
37,799
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Carlton
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Calgary Flames, Man Utd
Got my first 7-0 draft run on Arena with this Gruul deck - didn't even get to play Valki on the splash in a single game!

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Bipolarbear

Stand By Truck
Jul 29, 2008
4,229
5,641
The Truck Stop
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Essendon
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Browns, Eels, SA Spurs, JackJumpers
So I haven't played in a while, but have about 25 EDH decks and various old Type 2 and Extended decks from pre-Mirrodin days. Turns out I am rich.
 

gaskin

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 19, 2009
25,633
28,593
F*** Alabama
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Fremantle
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LFC, Glory, Wests, Seahawks
I am thinking about going to my first pre-release tomorrow. The only problem is time will be tight to get to the footy tomorrow night.
 

Virgin Dog

Cancelled
Oct 29, 2017
9,734
20,636
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Anyone managed to find an Australian alternative to CardKingdom / TCGPlayer etc?

Finally got round to doing a count of all my bulk and low-tiers. About 40k cards to get rid of, so could fulfill quite a few single orders.
Bumping an old post - MTGMintCard is generally the best one I've dealt with (not Australian, they're Hong Kong but the website is set up so you can view Aus prices, and customer service/experience generally been good). Not the greatest experience with CardKingdom in recent years. As for MTGMate, I see it recommended everywhere, but find they charge insanely high prices. Quite often it's literally cheaper to buy directly from Good Games or some other LGS
 

Toump Ass

The Big Deal
Jun 14, 2015
13,161
29,038
In a house with a sausage dog Trevor
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Port Adelaide Power
Turns out I am rich.
My best mate growing up was a bit um, troubled. We had a falling out, and he stole a couple of my decks when things went bad. At the time I was kinda like "whatever, dude's having a rough time, it's just a bunch of silly playing cards".

Don't even want to know how much that is worth now. I lost at least 8 double lands from it, possibly more.

Found a box of cards at the oppy the other day though, a couple of rares etc. but I don't know what they're worth. Maybe I'll be rich again.
 

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Toump Ass

The Big Deal
Jun 14, 2015
13,161
29,038
In a house with a sausage dog Trevor
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Dual Lands are worth a mint now! That's unfortunate. :(
I figured they would be but was still shocked when I checked it out last night. Kicking myself for making some decks for my nephews about 5 years ago, they didn't even end up playing but the decks would be worth a packet. Really hope some other kid at school didn't catch on and take them to the cleaners.

Anyway, after spending until 4am last night looking up prices, I discovered I too am rich; but I'm guessing I need to join Facebook to sell them..? I can't be bothered w/ ebay and their fees etc.
 

Brick Loosener

1980 2017 2019 2020
Jan 8, 2016
10,524
27,878
Mullet abyss
AFL Club
Richmond
I figured they would be but was still shocked when I checked it out last night. Kicking myself for making some decks for my nephews about 5 years ago, they didn't even end up playing but the decks would be worth a packet. Really hope some other kid at school didn't catch on and take them to the cleaners.

Anyway, after spending until 4am last night looking up prices, I discovered I too am rich; but I'm guessing I need to join Facebook to sell them..? I can't be bothered w/ ebay and their fees etc.
You actually have a list of what you have?
 

Toump Ass

The Big Deal
Jun 14, 2015
13,161
29,038
In a house with a sausage dog Trevor
AFL Club
Melbourne
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Port Adelaide Power
You actually have a list of what you have?
No, not yet. I still havent found all my cards, and the ones I do have Im not sure if anyone would want: I have some Arabian Nights, Legends, Antiquities and heaps of Dark stuff. The prices on CK/ebay are high but I don’t see people buying them on facebook.

Are there any cards or expansions you are after?

(Fun fact: pre-iceage, booster packs were made of a slightly transparent plastic, and the rare was always the third card from the bottom. So if u had access to the packs you could make sure you got the good s**t. Going through packs was how I spent my spare time at Mind Games. Pretty rude for the customers but whatever. It’s how I got all my preachers).
 

Brick Loosener

1980 2017 2019 2020
Jan 8, 2016
10,524
27,878
Mullet abyss
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Richmond
No, not yet. I still havent found all my cards, and the ones I do have Im not sure if anyone would want: I have some Arabian Nights, Legends, Antiquities and heaps of Dark stuff. The prices on CK/ebay are high but I don’t see people buying them on facebook.

Are there any cards or expansions you are after?

(Fun fact: pre-iceage, booster packs were made of a slightly transparent plastic, and the rare was always the third card from the bottom. So if u had access to the packs you could make sure you got the good sh*t. Going through packs was how I spent my spare time at Mind Games. Pretty rude for the customers but whatever. It’s how I got all my preachers).
People will buy on Facebook. Was just wondering what you had so i could recommend a group for you to use.
 

revival_mode

Club Legend
Jun 14, 2012
2,440
2,084
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Essendon
two things

1. * Mill decks, how is that fun for anyone

2. on Arena, everyone will concede before you close out a game. i have won a ton of games coming back from 1 or 2 life but everyone else just leaves. worst is if i have come back from that low health in a game and they dip when things turn. infuriating
 

Brick Loosener

1980 2017 2019 2020
Jan 8, 2016
10,524
27,878
Mullet abyss
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Richmond
two things

1. fu** Mill decks, how is that fun for anyone

2. on Arena, everyone will concede before you close out a game. i have won a ton of games coming back from 1 or 2 life but everyone else just leaves. worst is if i have come back from that low health in a game and they dip when things turn. infuriating
Scooping is fine online. Take the win and move on to the next game.
Played commander yesterday at the LGS and had two man babies scoop out of sheer spite.
 

omgfridge

dark
Apr 10, 2011
10,179
22,483
south of the river
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West Coast
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Played for the first time on the weekend (yugioh was my game of choice when I was a teenager).

I bought a Elspeth Planes Walker deck just to learn. Still learning the dynamics/terms but it seemed very lacking in creature control.

Anyway I've now bought the following so hopefully they rock up soon so can see a whole bunch of other cards/how other decks play

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revival_mode

Club Legend
Jun 14, 2012
2,440
2,084
AFL Club
Essendon
Played for the first time on the weekend (yugioh was my game of choice when I was a teenager).

I bought a Elspeth Planes Walker deck just to learn. Still learning the dynamics/terms but it seemed very lacking in creature control.

Anyway I've now bought the following so hopefully they rock up soon so can see a whole bunch of other cards/how other decks play

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jump on area - free to play - you will learn pretty quick. then play the cards when you can
 

gaskin

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 19, 2009
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I bought a Elspeth Planes Walker deck just to learn. Still learning the dynamics/terms but it seemed very lacking in creature control.

White is not a control deck. Mono-white, red, and green are aggro decks so they tend to be creature heavy rather than having control elements. Saying that, red is the most control heavy of those 3 colours as they have access to burn spells. If you want some creature control you need to play black as they have cards that let you kill or exile creatures and also let you board wipe. Black and blue are the main control colours.


I also recommend playing Arena. It can take a bit of time to get into since you need to build up your card collection (can be circumvented somewhat by paying money), but once you are able to build a decent deck, it can be a good time. It also allows you to play different colours and colour combinations to see what type of player you are and what colours you enjoy playing. Myself, I like control decks (Grixis (red, blue, black) in particular) as I am more interested in controlling the board and frustrating my opponent. Others like aggro decks as the can win games quickly. What deck you play also comes down to what is viable in each meta. Each type of colour and colour combination have their positives and negatives and Arena is the best way for you to find out.


This is a good page to read up on the colours, the different combinations and their names, as well as the mechanics of each colour.

 

Brick Loosener

1980 2017 2019 2020
Jan 8, 2016
10,524
27,878
Mullet abyss
AFL Club
Richmond
Played for the first time on the weekend (yugioh was my game of choice when I was a teenager).

I bought a Elspeth Planes Walker deck just to learn. Still learning the dynamics/terms but it seemed very lacking in creature control.

Anyway I've now bought the following so hopefully they rock up soon so can see a whole bunch of other cards/how other decks play

View attachment 1188262
Better off buying a Commander deck mate.
 

omgfridge

dark
Apr 10, 2011
10,179
22,483
south of the river
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Tottenham, 49ers & Scorchers
jump on area - free to play - you will learn pretty quick. then play the cards when you can
Getting a new phone but yep had looked at this and will be jumping on.

White is not a control deck. Mono-white, red, and green are aggro decks so they tend to be creature heavy rather than having control elements. Saying that, red is the most control heavy of those 3 colours as they have access to burn spells. If you want some creature control you need to play black as they have cards that let you kill or exile creatures and also let you board wipe. Black and blue are the main control colours.


I also recommend playing Arena. It can take a bit of time to get into since you need to build up your card collection (can be circumvented somewhat by paying money), but once you are able to build a decent deck, it can be a good time. It also allows you to play different colours and colour combinations to see what type of player you are and what colours you enjoy playing. Myself, I like control decks (Grixis (red, blue, black) in particular) as I am more interested in controlling the board and frustrating my opponent. Others like aggro decks as the can win games quickly. What deck you play also comes down to what is viable in each meta. Each type of colour and colour combination have their positives and negatives and Arena is the best way for you to find out.


This is a good page to read up on the colours, the different combinations and their names, as well as the mechanics of each colour.

Thanks mate, lots of good advice. I didn't know much about the difference in colour strategies but it makes more sense now with what my cards could do.
I enjoy controlling the card advantage when I play so think black will be worth a try. Always enjoyed swarming/being aggro in Yugioh so I think the red deck I'm getting will be a good trial.

Once again, I'll try Arena soon.

Better off buying a Commander deck mate.
Whats the difference of that to say the Planes walker deck?
 

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