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10-17-01, 01:46 PM
No but I used to play it. I think I still have the PC version lying around some where too.
10-17-01, 02:50 PM
OMG!! Not anymore!! I gave up on that game long ago when the rules changed once a day and boosters starting costing more than comics. Once lame as card giant WotC took over and destroyed everything and now they've killed AD&D!! <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <br />Damned WotC. Why did they have to destroy a good thing!! Hmm... Maybe I should sell my cards. I'm sure I could get something for them.
What do you have Vermy?<br />I'll give you five bucks. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
10-17-01, 05:51 PM
I don't have many of the old, old cards, but I got into Magic back when Revised came out, so I gots plenty of dual lands & even a couple of Unlimited stuff like Timetwister and Berserk. From what I understand they're not much of power cards anymore since the newer sets have come out, but oh well.
10-17-01, 11:19 PM
I don't think WotC killed D&D. TSR killed D&D by nickel and diming the fans and by not keeping up with other modern RPG systems. WotC bought TSR after TSR went under. WotC resurrected D&D with the creation of third edition. I've heard very very few people complain about what TSR has done with D&D. And I've heard even fewer people say that 2nd edition is better than 3rd edition.
I'll have to agree with Frosty. WotC SAVED D&D. Someone at TSR left this one on the crapper for too long and it fell in. It was on it's way to the pool with the little brown children until WotC came along and fished 'em out. White Wolf wasn't going to do anything about it, to deep of a system to change. No one else could have taken this out of the toilet...
10-18-01, 04:19 PM
Actually you are right that WotC did something good by bringing out the best in AD&D. I was really impressed w/ the new books, especially the stuff like the Forgotten Realms guidebook and the design of the books were. The rules threw me for a loop, since the Nightmare's AC was 24 compared to the 2nd Ed. rules of like -7 or something. I don't have any of the new books, but people have told me the new rules are much more streamlined and easier to use.
I guess I was just venting out at WotC because of the way they tainted all the good things out of Magic. Magic was one of my favorite past times until they started making stuff cost too much and changed the rules all the time.<br /> <img src="graemlins/boohoo.gif" border="0" alt="[Boo Hoo]" />
WotC did do all the things you say, Vermy. But they did it for a reason. Don't get me wrong, I don't play anymore either because of all the crap they drug us through, but the fact that younger people are playing it when they finish with Pokemon (another WotC specialty). It keeps their customer base while they grow. You have to admit, from a business stand-point, they have done everything right. <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="" />
[i]It's all about the Benjamins, what!!
10-19-01, 11:33 AM
Speaking of Pokemon, I actually played that as an alternative to Magic for about two years before Pokemon got big. It was actually fun winnin' tournaments w/ something new, however it became all serious soon after and I gave on tournaments. However once the Pokemon League came up, I went there to play against others just for fun and play some crazy decks I built. Isn't that what the game is about fun?? Anyways, I quit Pokemon due to the League shutting down around here.
Who knows I might get into another card game, but workin' on computers and playin' w/ my game systems is much more fun nowadays. Plus not being in school lessens my chances of finding others who play card games.
I joined the Magic crowd right after it got really big, 2nd edition, Legends, Chronicles era. Then I stopped. Funny thing, this summer at a RenFair they had a fantasy artist at one of the booths that used to do Magic artwork (Ed Beard Jr.). So I dug up three Chronicles cards for which he did the artwork, and he autographed them for me.
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