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@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

The only thing we've learned so far is that 1 out of 10 doesn't really seem to mind that much.

@  Patch : (23 February 2019 - 12:17 PM)

Alien walls.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (23 February 2019 - 11:15 AM)

Aliens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2019 - 10:22 AM)

walls.

@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM)

SAUSAGES!!

@  CORVUS : (23 February 2019 - 01:13 AM)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEERADICATOR!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM)

And don't piss him off, because he'll tell Haruhi who he is and reboot the universe.

@  Bass X0 : (22 February 2019 - 03:22 PM)

Take care of the John Smith who will shake up the world!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I see I'm not the only one who's watched a lot of Kids in the Hall...

@  Donocropolis : (22 February 2019 - 06:33 AM)

"You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes"

@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.


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#1 kizudarake

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:24 AM

I'm sure more than a few of us on here play Magic: The Gathering casually, or even as a hobby. If you do, feel free to skip past this next section.
If you don't, here's a very short rundown of the basic game.

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Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game published by Wizards of the Coast(currently a division of Hasbro). It's played with decks of 60 to 100 cards(With some variants affecting the number of cards used.), one deck per person. Most local comic stores hold a weekly tournament each Friday, called Friday Night Magic, with other tournaments occasionally popping up. Some are free, others have a small buy-in, at the friendly level of the game. The goal is to utilize your cards to reach one of several outcomes in the game: Reduce your opponent to zero life, or to cause your opponent to have to draw a card when he has no more cards available to draw.

Intro Packs, which currently include a 60-card deck and two 15-card booster packs are a great way to start playing, and have an MSRP of US$14.99. If you choose to go this route, however, Wal-mart is selling Intro Packs for the current expansion, Gatecrash, for 14 dollars. While you're never required to buy another card past that to play casually, to play in tournaments requires the occasional update of your deck. To do this, you can either buy additional booster packs, at US$3.99 a pack, MSRP, or purchase cards one or two at a time through your local game store, Amazon.com, or eBay.

***Warning: Due to a few people who have worked out a way to figure out which packs out of a booster box are most likely to contain the value cards, you're best off buying booster packs at Wal-mart or your FLGS. This technique is called Box Mapping, and is fairly complicated to do on your own.***

For the rules of the game, and additional information, please visit http://wizards.com/Magic and then click Trading Card Game near the top of the screen, then click the link labeled "New To Magic".

If you want to learn about the game and never hold a card in your hand, there is a digital product available. It is called Duel of the Planeswalkers, the current edition is 2013, and it is available through Steam, PSN, Xbox Live, and, new to this addition, on the iPad App Store. It will additionally be available through the Android Store once 2014 is released.

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For those who are already familiar with the game, the new expansion, the last in the Return To Ravnica block, is titled Dragon Maze. The prerelease event is scheduled to occur on April 27, 2013, and will be MSRP $25.00. Players will be able to choose between one of 10 possible guild packs. Each Dragon Maze prerelease guild pack will contain 4 Dragon's Maze booster packs, one prerelease booster pack for the guild you choose, and one prerelease booster pack for a guild that shares one color with your chosen guild.

What does this mean?

It means that if you choose Golgari, whose colors are green and black, inside you'll find the Golgari prerelease pack from Return to Ravnica, as well as the prerelease booster pack for either Orzhov(Black/White), Rakdos(Black/Red), Dimir(Black/Blue), Selesnya(Green/White), Gruul(Green/Red), or Simic(Green/Blue).

After you assemble your deck, then the fun begins!

I plan to visit Knight's Comics and Games in Henderson, KY for my prerelease. I'm rolling either Golgari or Dimir. Who knows? I might see one or more of you there!

Hopefully, from this point on, this thread will be used to discuss the game, the cards, how to play, and what decks you use, or plan to use. This thread is currently, and will remain a positive thread, at least in regards to posters. If you have opinions on a deck or some cards someone else is running, then be sure to be constructive with your comments. If you have an opinion on WOTC, the game itself, or the public face of magic, feel free to go wild. Of course, board rules apply.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

I miss the red/white guild from the original set. Twas awesome and my favorite, but I will probably pick up a Selesnya set.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:53 AM

I only played MTG once, I had a friend in high school who used to go to Tourniments and even win them occasionally. When he found out I liked TCGs, he decided to teach me to play. He let me use one of his decks and taught me as we played, I caught on quickly and ended up winning by a good deal. He never wanted to play again with me after that. I think I hurt his pride, lol.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

Admittedly it a tad buried but we already have a thread going for M:TG guys.

M:TG discussion

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

QUOTE(Daith @ Apr 16 2013, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Admittedly it a tad buried but we already have a thread going for M:TG guys.

M:TG discussion

Nearly a year since the last post, it can stay buried.

For content, here's the deck I took to Friday Night Magic last week. It performed really well, and was a fast deck out of the gate, no pun intended. It's especially nice, considering the most expensive card is approx. two dollars.

Cheap gates

If you can get a guild gate with red out first turn, then one with a forest second turn, you're setting up a good combo with Burning Tree emissary.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

I miss the casual tournaments that used to take place at the Toy Vault at the Rhode Island Mall. But now the Mall's dead and I never bothered trying to go somewhere else to play. Maybe I should.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Apr 16 2013, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss the casual tournaments that used to take place at the Toy Vault at the Rhode Island Mall. But now the Mall's dead and I never bothered trying to go somewhere else to play. Maybe I should.


There's the Comic Doctor in Cranston, if you meant the Rhode Island Mall in Warwick. The reviews say it's nice.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE(kizudarake @ Apr 16 2013, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Apr 16 2013, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss the casual tournaments that used to take place at the Toy Vault at the Rhode Island Mall. But now the Mall's dead and I never bothered trying to go somewhere else to play. Maybe I should.


There's the Comic Doctor in Cranston, if you meant the Rhode Island Mall in Warwick. The reviews say it's nice.

It's also a little small for a claustrophobe. But my biggest problem with getting out and playing more is that I'm antisocial and lack initiative.

Also I don't like constructed tournaments because of net decks. I accept that I'm not so great at the game, but can I lose to a different deck once in a while?

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Apr 16 2013, 11:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(kizudarake @ Apr 16 2013, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Apr 16 2013, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss the casual tournaments that used to take place at the Toy Vault at the Rhode Island Mall. But now the Mall's dead and I never bothered trying to go somewhere else to play. Maybe I should.


There's the Comic Doctor in Cranston, if you meant the Rhode Island Mall in Warwick. The reviews say it's nice.

It's also a little small for a claustrophobe. But my biggest problem with getting out and playing more is that I'm antisocial and lack initiative.

Also I don't like constructed tournaments because of net decks. I accept that I'm not so great at the game, but can I lose to a different deck once in a while?

Granted, mine's technically going to be a net deck for you, but it's really cheap and might be fun to toy with.

And if you want to avoid a constructed tournament, next Saturday's the prerelease of the new set.

Edited by kizudarake, 16 April 2013 - 11:58 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

Ok haven't even touched any Dragons maze yet but todays Facebook reveals for Core Set 2014 has me jumping for joy.


Slivers! Ah ya!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:03 AM

Hey, maybe now I can build a Commander sliver deck. (Granted, the main thing stopping me previously was laziness).

Also, Dragon's Maze does not seem to actually contain any DRAGONS. What.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:19 PM

It has a card that turns everything into dragons for a turn. That's something.

IIRC, Niv Mizzet is the only dragon in Ravnica.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:32 AM

So... I'm not liking the new Slivers. The old ones were iconic, in every sense of the word. Besides being a famous Magic creature type they were also easily recognizable. Which I think is actually kind of important when playing with them (just like dealing with Elf decks, having them look similar makes identifying pumps just that much easier to grok...) Also they just look like every other modern Magic villain now. At a glance they blend well with New Phyrexians and the Eldrazi drones which is such a bad idea.
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QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ May 7 2013, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It has a card that turns everything into dragons for a turn. That's something.

IIRC, Niv Mizzet is the only dragon in Ravnica.
An awesome something! Dragonshift isn't the perfect card, but turning all your creatures into dragons is ridiculous.

And Niv technically wasn't the only, just the most famous of the few remaining.
In the original Ravnica block we got him, and Rakdos Pit Dragon and Hunted Dragon. So, I guess other than Niv, the dragons left were kinda down on their luck.
Now the Return to Ravnica block... only three new dragons other than Niv-Mizzet; but they're much more typical of the big, bombastic dragons you'd expect: Hypersonic Dragon, Utvara Hellkite, and Hellkite Tyrant. Oh, and another card of Niv himself. So four dragons!


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:07 AM

Oh right, my bad. Totally forgot about those guys.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

The new sliver artwork does kind of bug me but they are the adaptive species of Magic. Didn't the Time Spiral sets say something about accelerating their evolution or such.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

Just noticed, the old slivers buffed ALL slivers, but these just buff slivers you control.

Wonder if we'll get a new legendary sliver to go with them. Or if Wizards is feeling really insane, a sliver planeswalker.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:18 PM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ May 8 2013, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just noticed, the old slivers buffed ALL slivers, but these just buff slivers you control.

Wonder if we'll get a new legendary sliver to go with them. Or if Wizards is feeling really insane, a sliver planeswalker.


Ah this is a good point. Kinda makes the slivers that much better now that you don't buff an opponents own brood. And what would a Sliver plainswalker be? A new Queen/Overlord/Legion?

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:14 AM

Thread Necromancy!

 

Admittedly I haven't been playing much at all but I hear this year we are ditching the Three Set Block and One Core set for Two of Two Set blocks. The Tarkir block is going to be the last three block sets. And just announced the core set will be called Magic Origins and will lorewise be exploring the beginnings of Gideon, Jace, Liliana, Chandra, and Nissa who are going to also be featured in the first of the Two Block sets. So I'm going to be cool with the new stories coming out a bit faster with the potential to both see new planes and revisit older ones both within a year.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:19 AM

I wonder then if their going to put out a separate starter product for new players or chuck newbies in head first into regular magic sets. PErsonally i think the lack of a core sets gonna hurt the game but if it gets us back to phyrexia again im on board.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:28 AM

Why dose the Op sound robotic

 

While unless baring something really awsome showing up in the expanions comeing out Im not going to to be buying much Magic in the near future if fact I have not bought any MTG in a year or so That said.Im not dissing the game theres been some great progress made in the game and some neat products(I still want to het that Chandra t-shirt and maybe her and Liliana's action figuer

 

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Im going to give away everything not in my my binder,decks or my retro cards, basicly everything after 9th edtion I will give to the kids

 

 

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I shared the packs with eveyone I had already gotten the cards needed from the set one of my favorite moments of the game

 

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