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  • dlackey
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    Speaking of online games, does anyone play Phantasy Star Online? Some hackers recently figured out how to get a couple of servers working and you can play on them with Dreamcast or PC. I broke my own rule about pirated stuff and downloaded the PC version just to play. Then again, I've paid for 3 different versions of PSO across two platforms, so I don't feel that guilty about this one theft. Some nights there are over 100 people playing. May seem small, but I always can get a good game going. If anyone wants the info on how to get hooked up, let me know.

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  • dlackey
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    I used to play Magic back in the day, but it got so damn expensive. I've een playing a lot of the Phantasy Star CARD game on the cube, cept I don't have the gamecube modem so I've been playing offline against the computer. I might have to try Magic online.

    I think the appeal of Magic is different from the appeal of D+D. Magic is a strategy game, D+D is a role playing game. And if you've waded through both rule sets, you might find that Magic is actually a pretty complicated game and compares favorably to D+D. Simple enough to learn, but nearly infinite in depth.

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  • Bill
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    "I'm slowly turning into the Unibomber. 'cept I live on my computer."

    Let's hope you have at least one other main difference from the unibomber.

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  • Whiskers
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    Why is face to face time the main qulaification for quality socialisation?

    There aren't a lot of naked women and all that on the cards. Who needs them anyway? I've got a real woman that gets plenty of face time. :-)

    Originally posted by Anonymous
    I wouldn't argue against online entertainment. Escpecially for adults as we have less and less entertainment time. I just hate to see it supplanting face time instead of accompanying it.

    And I know MTG is a great stategy game. I'd give it as much respect as chess or Civilization or Kingmaker or any other game like that. I'm just wondering why people are getting their wizards and warriors fix from a card game. Is it because it has more pictures of scantily-clad women? Did I mention graffitti "artists" are using stencils now? The world is going to hell. :)

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  • Jimm
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    I just can't seem to remember to sign in at work.


    Originally posted by Berry Sizemore
    If you believe that a telephone is a means for humans to socialise, then you'll have to agree that computers offer a similiar if not better method.
    I don't have a phone or a Television. I'm slowly turning into the Unibomber. 'cept I live on my computer.

    ~Jimm

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    I wouldn't argue against online entertainment. Escpecially for adults as we have less and less entertainment time. I just hate to see it supplanting face time instead of accompanying it.

    And I know MTG is a great stategy game. I'd give it as much respect as chess or Civilization or Kingmaker or any other game like that. I'm just wondering why people are getting their wizards and warriors fix from a card game. Is it because it has more pictures of scantily-clad women? Did I mention graffitti "artists" are using stencils now? The world is going to hell. :)

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  • DeeCrowSeer
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    Originally posted by Jimm
    Maybe I'm just a cranky old geezer (at 3O). But I feel sorry for kids who live for these card games and LAN parties (I mean, those have a place too-Saturday nights!) instead of an activity that inpires you to create and interact personally with people.
    Not that I've ever played MtG (on or offline) but it's worth pointing out that yesterday at the cinema I saw an advert for online poker. It's quite a big money-spinner these days, and I think it's fair to assume we aren't talking about a bunch of "stupid" teenagers here. Whether you like it or not Jimm, It would be my guess that people of all ages and levels of education are taking advantage of online gaming opportunities... not me, obviously, because my computer would have a meltdown, but they are out there and there are probably more than you think!

    D...

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  • ThanosShadowsage
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    I agree with Berry.

    I'm a big D&D and Vampire: The Masquerade geek. I used to think that M:TG was simple but it really is quite complicated. After years of playing I finally made a deck that totally pisses off all of my friends, oh joy!

    But there are things to be critiqued about everything. In another thread on the RPG forum people were dissing D&D (for good reasons surely, but I'm a Forgotten Realms fan and love the storyline). Also, my girlfriend hates Vampire: The Masquerade because it has such a huge cult following; one that actually believes that it is real. Leads to very sad and dangerous lives. But again, the storyline is absolutely wonderful and I'm totally engrossed. I play fantasy for the fantasy, plain and simple.

    Thanos

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  • Whiskers
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    Originally posted by Jimm
    an activity that inpires you to create and interact personally with people.
    If you believe that a telephone is a means for humans to socialise, then you'll have to agree that computers offer a similiar if not better method.

    Acknowledging that you are entitled to your opinion:

    It's a little closed minded, but you didn't say they couldn't or shouldn't.

    I agree that some people probably shouldn't be playing magic.

    Perhaps you could set aside some of your D&D time to try MTGO. I think it's appeal speaks for itself. It certainly doesn't boil down to instant gratification. People are learning mathematics playing the game whether they want to or not. :-)

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  • Jimm
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    Anyone ever play Civilization? They have a massive online community as well.

    ~Jimm

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  • Jimm
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    Am I being a jerk if I wonder if kids today play MTG becasue they're too stupid and instant gratification-oriented to handle D&D? Present co. excluded of course *saves ass* and online stuff is a different idea because some poeple only have so much time. I'm talking about a bunch of teen-agers who may or may not be old enough to drive who get together to kill a whole Friday night with chips and carbonated beverages. Maybe I'm just a cranky old geezer (at 3O). But I feel sorry for kids who live for these card games and LAN parties (I mean, those have a place too-Saturday nights!) instead of an activity that inpires you to create and interact personally with people. This really fits nowhere in the thread but it gave me an excuse to get this off my chest.

    any thoughts?

    Mr. everything was better back when everything was worse,
    ~Jimm

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  • Whiskers
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    Don't plunge into buying cards. I mean, buy enough to get access, but there are great ways offline to engineer a trade. www.cardsharks.com makes playing affordable.

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  • ThanosShadowsage
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    Cool... sometime I'll download it and see if I can find you.

    Thanos

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  • Whiskers
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    Aside from the quarterly 4 day outage and the sometimes silly interface it is absolutely awesome. I have been playing for 2 years. It's great. You can download it and play free games for two hours. It's a 200mb download.

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  • ThanosShadowsage
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    MTG

    Hey Berry,

    Didn't notice this post before. I play M:TG but haven't gotten into the online play. Is it good? I've been considering it for some time but haven't had any real encouragement to do so.

    Thanos

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