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Magic: the Gathering in the UK

A lot of people tend to go through phases of quitting and re-starting the game, and I'm finding that I definitely have times when I really like it and times when I'm a bit bored with it. It's probably entirely set dependant (Innistrad was awesome, but I've been quickly bored by all of Scars block, Avacyn Restored and now RTR and Gatecrash). People always say that the game was better in the old days, but is this really true, or is it just that the more you play the game the less real difference you notice between sets? Especially with "New World Order", the commons in the sets seem to be more and more similar and (probably due to smaller set sizes) there seem to be less 'buid-around' uncommons, less creatures with CIP abilities, and more creatures with decent P/T and minor/no abilities. So I guess what I'm asking is whether this is actually the case, or if people just get 'magic fatigue' and that's why so many people end up taking breaks from the game to just play cube etc? Or is the quality of sets just worse now than it used to be?

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Because it's been an easy social group to join abroad?



James Mills said:

I've actually been enjoying Magic a lot more recently which is strange because I usually moan about it all the time. 

Magic has really lost a lot of its appeal to me nowdays.

I still play once per week or two but its just not the same.

It seems now there are cards that just makes games unfun. Delver was not a fun card to play against and neither is Geist. Perhaps I am playing the wrong decks but I don't remember these problems in the past.

The main thing that has made magic lose its appeal to me is the people. Perhaps its because I am now older and a lot of the players are younger than me but I just don't really enjoy the company of any of the players I have met here.

I miss being able to come to the games club have a few beers, chat with people, play settlers and dominion between/before magic. That social interaction is just not there in some places.

Part of me just wants to quit magic as I don't really care for the people, I am not good at it and it costs a fortune, but there is still that competitive side of me that wants to keep playing. That and I don't know what I would do if I didn't play magic, I need something to do during my time off and I have not found anything else I enjoy.

Well it was nice to play 14+ rounds of standard a week and the people were pretty cool. Plus it was sooooooo cheap 

Daniel Royde said:

Because it's been an easy social group to join abroad?



James Mills said:

I've actually been enjoying Magic a lot more recently which is strange because I usually moan about it all the time. 

just found out that for the modern ptq it's £20 to enter that it just bonkers for a constructed event

I think PTQ's are pretty much a no go for me now. 

also how much are modern decks?

Free if you already have one, or know people you can borrow most of the cards from ;)

ahh the old hope to borrow the cards you need special, always dangerous
Nick Lovett said:

Free if you already have one, or know people you can borrow most of the cards from ;)

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