Kickstart madness

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Two Guys' SpaceVenture

It's great to see the Two Guys from Andromeda (Space Quest) up on Kickstarter. They were off to a good start, but things have slowed down a fair bit. Hope they end up getting the funding - loved those games as a kid!

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IS the PC version Magic the Gathering accurate? And geek stuff.
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I play the STEAM version of Magic the Gathering off and on. I think they did an excellent job with the interface--takes a little getting used to, and the timers can suck, but once you get a feel for it it's nice. It's also nice not having to argue all the time about the rules and keep track of all those tokens and such.

I picked up MtG on Steam a while back with the intention of finally learning what all the hype was over the card game. Unfortunately, my graphics card was flaking out at the time and would overheat when doing heavy 3D (which, strangely, MtG does do). I've since replaced my gfx card for something better (NVidia 560 Ti), but never went back to MtG.

I'm curious: if I learn to play the PC version of Magic, will I automatically know how to play the card game version? It looks like the PC version has some non-card-based gameplay elements, although I could be mistaken.

I not only played D&D quite heavily in high school, I was also a popular "dungeon master." I also dabbled in "Gamma World," "Traveler," "Top Secret," and "Star Fleet Battles." I even co-created a role playing game with my friend in high school, before we ever got to play D&D! I haven't played a table-top RPG or board game since high school, though. (It's hard to get rednecks to play D&D.)

I knew the daughter of the creator (or one of the creators?) of TSR's "Boot Hill" role playing game. She and her husband were in my local Amiga users group. Interestingly, she did not approve of role playing games, and it was a point of contention between her and her father.

All this talk about you guy's having these geeky collections that are now worth big money, on top of playing all these board and tabletop role-playing games, investing in Kickstarters, collecting comic books, and whatever else... I'm beginning to think I'm not as big a geek as I thought I was. All this time, I was the sole "geek" that I knew in my area in my age group. Now, we have an actual, real-live comic/videogame/movie/tabletop/cardgame CONVENTION in my area this weekend, and I'm wondering if I'm even going to go! A geek convention in my area?!?!? I would have never imagined. What, are they importing geeks from other areas? I'll go just to meet up with some geeks, although I feel out of touch with most of the stuff going on.

XCON WORLD V 2012 - Myrtle Beach

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Steam Magic the Gatherign

I play the STEAM version of Magic the Gathering off and on. I think they did an excellent job with the interface--takes a little getting used to, and the timers can suck, but once you get a feel for it it's nice. It's also nice not having to argue all the time about the rules and keep track of all those tokens and such.

There's always going to be people out there who get off on beating noobs. Bullies will be bullies, I guess, whether that's the big kid beating up the smallest kid on the playground or the guy with the $1200 deck endlessly beating noobs at MTG.

I have an idea to make a shit ton of money.

1. Make a great MMO that you can play for free.
2. Have the world be open PVP at all times.
3. Every day hold an auction. The highest bidder gets to be invincible for 24 hours and can kill everyone with impunity.

Think it'd sell?

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Who knows, but...
clok1966 wrote:
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Just backed another one, MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone: http://kck.st/IT93ry

i was looking at that this morning.. very cool. Now the big question is... how are you going to use it? silly stuff or some real use? I must amdit i want to know how the pencil drawing ( pacman) part works..

Silly stuff, clearly, since I don't have the skills for anything more profound, but you never know. The price of entry is low and I think my daughters will get a kick out of thinking of creative uses for it.

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Bill Loguidice wrote:

Just backed another one, MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone: http://kck.st/IT93ry

i was looking at that this morning.. very cool. Now the big question is... how are you going to use it? silly stuff or some real use? I must amdit i want to know how the pencil drawing ( pacman) part works..

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kazillions!
Paul H wrote:
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I have 4 boxes (36 wrapped packages, or is it 48?) of 1st edition cards still in celophane (ar the old cards still as hot as they where years ago?).. I did buy a Special Edition starter set box (actually 4 of those too) and opened one and read up and planned to try it once.

A sealed box of 1st edition cards is worth over $20,000.00.
http://www.trollandtoad.com/p116159.html

You are sitting on a goldmine.

I wish I had the patience to sit on unopened cards because the value of Magic cards has been going up at a really nice rate since the game was released - unlike my 401K.

Ok.. i really doubt anybody would give that.. (as a semi serius comic book collector I know waht a price list is and what you can actually get). Just cuz its listed at that. I also read it says none where shrink wrapped.. I swear mine are.. the box art looks the same.. (brown color) and my understanding is they changed colors and borders ( but i never looked into it to much). I do know they released a few of the first set when it became populor.. the same color but with some differences.. I know i was at the local comic store about 4-5 years ago and mentioned it and I felt like the last fat man at the Donner party campfire.. I figured they where maybe worht a grand or two if i was lucky.. I will be looking into this for sure.. I normally dont sell stuff i collect (everytime i do i regret it later) but if i could get close to that kind of a price.. I would sell in a heart beat.. I'm looking a house at the moment.. purchasing 1/4 of it with some cards i paid $40 a box for... that would be a pretty big win in my book as I never intended to collect um .. it was a "maybe be worth something someday" thing..

being a pack rat and junk collector does pay off sometimes.. all that wasted money in my youth.. i guess spend a million and make a thousand.. it has to work out for ya once and awhile. I honeslty knew they had some value.. but again.. nothing like that.. time for research and some phone calls .. i wont lie.. I'm kinda excited right now. the mattel keyboard thingy, again I know it has some value, have no wish to get rid of that so i never really worried about wht it was worth. One advantage of living in ND... we are behind the rest of the world.. stuff gets closed out nobody seems to care up here it can sit on shelves for months.. and the fool with money (me) comes along and buys it.

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Just backed another one,

Just backed another one, MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone: http://kck.st/IT93ry

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$$$ values
Paul H wrote:
clok1966 wrote:

I have 4 boxes (36 wrapped packages, or is it 48?) of 1st edition cards still in celophane (ar the old cards still as hot as they where years ago?).. I did buy a Special Edition starter set box (actually 4 of those too) and opened one and read up and planned to try it once.

A sealed box of 1st edition cards is worth over $20,000.00.
http://www.trollandtoad.com/p116159.html

You are sitting on a goldmine.

I wish I had the patience to sit on unopened cards because the value of Magic cards has been going up at a really nice rate since the game was released - unlike my 401K.

I think Clok is also sitting on a Mattel Keyboard Component setup too, value $3000+. His nest egg continues to grow! ;-)

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clok1966 wrote:

I have 4 boxes (36 wrapped packages, or is it 48?) of 1st edition cards still in celophane (ar the old cards still as hot as they where years ago?).. I did buy a Special Edition starter set box (actually 4 of those too) and opened one and read up and planned to try it once.

A sealed box of 1st edition cards is worth over $20,000.00.
http://www.trollandtoad.com/p116159.html

You are sitting on a goldmine.

I wish I had the patience to sit on unopened cards because the value of Magic cards has been going up at a really nice rate since the game was released - unlike my 401K.

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magic- now with BUNNIES!
Matt Barton wrote:

There's a boardgame called Settlers of Cataan that I've been wanting to try forever. Unfortunately, outside of Magic the Gathering, I've had little opportunities to play boardgames with anybody.

The only boardgames I played growing up were Monopoly, Pop-o-matic Trouble, Clue, and a little bit (not enough!) of Risk. Oh, and of course Operation.

I have yet to play magic.. when it came out i was a Huge card collector (its amazing how much money i spent and how worthless most those 'art" card sets and worth nowdays, but a chromium Richard Corbin card, even if its worthless is still dang pretty to look at) magic wasnt Huge when it first came out and i had a habit of buying boxes not packages.. I have 4 boxes (36 wrapped packages, or is it 48?) of 1st edition cards still in celophane (ar the old cards still as hot as they where years ago?).. I did buy a Special Edition starter set box (actually 4 of those too) and opened one and read up and planned to try it once.. then it started getting to be the "thing" and that scared me off.. its like playing Starcraft II online.. you pick noob.. and some guy kills you in 30 seconds.. what fun is that.. it used to be online games had some time to learn, nowdays with closed Beta's and such.. the day the game comes out some A$$hat that played for 4 montyhs in beta is selecting NOOB levels so he can crush all hope of any player starting out to feel better about himself.. and i can eat a few crushing defeats.. but non stop.. no thanks, even my ego bruises eventally.

Do any of you have the STEAM version of Magic? I have always planned on trying it out.. wouldnt be to bad to try a game with somebody.

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