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Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 02-17-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
I've only done the one sealed event. It wasn't...

I've only done the one sealed event. It wasn't that great. I like drafting a LOT more. My only complaint is that Green is SO much better than every other color, it's hard to not go green and then...
Forum: GAMING 02-17-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By swowannabe
Random venting before tomorrow's shenanigans: ...

Random venting before tomorrow's shenanigans:

When you plan a draft a month out as part of an additional pseudo-holiday (Birthday's are great reasons to drink alcohol and draft, right?) and you...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 02-14-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By swowannabe
Holy moly, that is an incredible break and I know...

Holy moly, that is an incredible break and I know nothing about this product. But... dang.
Forum: BASEBALL 02-14-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,230
Posted By swowannabe
I'd like to see it go to a once-every-3 year...

I'd like to see it go to a once-every-3 year release. But that's just me. And I LOVE Ginter. It is the only thing I buy anymore. I'm with those that say, "Once it is gone, I'm pretty much done."
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 02-13-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
Had a draft with some friends this weekend. I've...

Had a draft with some friends this weekend. I've found AER to be really kind of difficult to read the signals since a pack could contain none of a color and/or two or three first-pickable cards in a...
Forum: GAMING 02-13-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By swowannabe
That's nuts! I can only imagine what 52 random...

That's nuts! I can only imagine what 52 random rares from beta would be worth today...
Forum: GAMING 02-09-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By swowannabe
MTG Shenanigan's Thread

Figured I'd start a thread to talk about MTG Shenanigan's. Share your top decks, awesome plays, bad beats, absurd breaks, etc.

I'll start us off!

Monday night draft this last week. Got fed up...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 02-09-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By swowannabe
I didn't know Dollar Tree had Pokemon cards....

I didn't know Dollar Tree had Pokemon cards. Looks like I'm going to hit up the one in my neighborhood just to see what is there! A buck a pack is perfect for my toddler, and he even knows what...
Forum: GAMING 02-03-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By swowannabe
^I concur. Also, don't forget to READ the...

^I concur.

Also, don't forget to READ the card. Very important. I'm going to stare at you when you try and Fatal Push my 3-converted mana cost creature without revolt activated because you thought...
Forum: GAMING 02-02-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By swowannabe
1) Build something you enjoy. Do you only enjoy...

1) Build something you enjoy. Do you only enjoy winning at any cost? Be lame and look up decks designed by others online. A Google search will do. Are you more like me and prefer to have a ton of...
Forum: GAMING 01-31-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By swowannabe
I never learned how to play in the first place,...

I never learned how to play in the first place, but thought the cards were cool as heck.
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-31-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
Agree, 4 mana for a 2/3 vigilance is bad. I...

Agree, 4 mana for a 2/3 vigilance is bad. I thought he was 3 mana, which would make it OK. White just became my least favorite.

I went ahead and bought the Ajanni Planeswalker Deck because I...
Forum: GAMING 01-30-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By swowannabe
Gaming Stores with DCI Sanctioned MTG Events in Honolulu?

So, I recently received some great news that I'll be in Honolulu in April! Unfortunately, it also coincides perfectly with the pre-release weekend for the next MTG set. As a Limited-Only player,...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-30-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
Oh, I agree that the 2 mana fits well into the...

Oh, I agree that the 2 mana fits well into the archetype of Red Aggro, but the 1 toughness kills me. There are so many things/ways to give something -1/-1 or deal 1 damage that it becomes really...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-30-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
So did I. Jeeze... Went to a draft the other...

So did I. Jeeze...

Went to a draft the other night. Can't remember if I've posted about it or not. Rares were absolute garbage for me, ended up going for a G/B counter's deck with a Winding...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-24-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By swowannabe
Ugh, draft went pretty poorly. I tried to force a...

Ugh, draft went pretty poorly. I tried to force a Green/Black counter deck by first picking a Winding Constrictor. The deck was really hit or miss. Went 1-2. Green nor Black was open at all and I...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-22-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
Nice foil Padeem!

Nice foil Padeem!
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-20-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By swowannabe
Thanks! I forgot I also hit a Smuggler's Copter...

Thanks! I forgot I also hit a Smuggler's Copter out of that Kaladesh Box, but with the recent price hit from the ban-hammer falling, it was kind of a bitter-sweet pull. I do have a full playset of...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-19-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By swowannabe
Whelp, that box of Kaladesh sitting on my bar...

Whelp, that box of Kaladesh sitting on my bar table was taunting me, saying "Neener neener neener, I have a Masterpiece in me!"

The plan had been to go and draft with it. If we do that, I'll have...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-18-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
Yeah, any 2HG pool that has 3 of any Planeswalker...

Yeah, any 2HG pool that has 3 of any Planeswalker is automatically one of the coolest 2HG pools ever, since at that point it is basically a legit deck for the most part.

It was really sad in our...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-17-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
No worries man, I had a ridiculous Kaladesh pool...

No worries man, I had a ridiculous Kaladesh pool last prerelease, so I sas due for a severe whooping. But especially in 2HG where the decks are going to be much stronger when you get an outright...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-17-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By swowannabe
... You got 2x Yahenni in both 2HG? Absurd. ...

... You got 2x Yahenni in both 2HG? Absurd.

My 2 prerelease pools were pretty abysmal. The normal event I went 1-2-1 with I'd say an average pool or so. The game I won was mostly off my opponent...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-11-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By swowannabe
I had a giftcard burning a hole in my pocket on...

I had a giftcard burning a hole in my pocket on New Years Eve and saw three of them at Wally World. Unfortunately I thought the $25 price tag was a little high for my taste, though I may end up going...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-11-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By swowannabe
I had a giftcard burning a hole in my pocket on...

I had a giftcard burning a hole in my pocket on New Years Eve and saw three of them at Wally World. Unfortunately I thought the $25 price tag was a little high for my taste, though I may end up going...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 01-05-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By swowannabe
Busted 4 packs of Battle for Zendikar, mostly...

Busted 4 packs of Battle for Zendikar, mostly because I really like the full art lands that come in the packs and would love to get 10 of each for my Sealed Play Kit (10 of each land pre-sleeved with...
Forum: CONTEST! 12-29-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,788
Posted By swowannabe
I'd love a chance at a spot! Thank you very much...

I'd love a chance at a spot! Thank you very much for the opportunity!
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 12-28-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By swowannabe
OK, had another stack sitting next to the freshly...

OK, had another stack sitting next to the freshly ripped wax and went, "Meh, I'm bored and want to know what's in these!"

1 Battle for Zendikar
1 Shadows over Innistrad
2 Eldritch Moon
8...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 12-28-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By swowannabe
Running Random MTG Pack Break(s)

I have an assortment of loose packs I've been saving up to break, because breaking a bunch of wax is fun!

Today I had 3x Dragons of Tarkir, 4x Khans of Tarkir, and 1x Origins.

Dragons:...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 12-28-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By swowannabe
I played the original Mirrodin set, but was out...

I played the original Mirrodin set, but was out of it for Scars. Also, Modern Masters... I quite literally recognize about 1% of the set and that's it. I don't get the hype, I have no idea what the...
Forum: GAMING 12-28-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By swowannabe
I paid $0 for shipping. I opened up the box...

I paid $0 for shipping.

I opened up the box and I think because the packs have like half an inch of wrapper above and below the cards, the cards themselves should have been distanced enough from...
Forum: GAMING 12-25-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By swowannabe
MTG Booster Box Question

Here's a bit of an odd question. How resistant to banged up corners and overall beating up are MTG booster boxes and the packs/cards inside? I figure their rounded corners should make them fairly...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 12-06-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By swowannabe
Kaladesh Gift Box

Needed a storage solution for my growing MTG collection, gift box was the perfect solution because I love cards and alternate art!

Pack 1: Padeem, Consul of Innovation + Architect of the Untamed...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 12-06-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By swowannabe
Nice. I really liked the original Innistrad...

Nice. I really liked the original Innistrad block. Good times were had by all! Dark Ascension was the set I played my first pre-release since the first Kamigawa set. Yay for college and the military!...
Forum: GAMING 12-06-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By swowannabe
MTG Aether Revolt

Looks like the first round of spoilers are out as the pre-release is just over a month away!

Aether Revolt Cards | MAGIC: THE GATHERING (http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/aether-revolt-cards)
...
Forum: GAMING 12-06-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By swowannabe
Heck yeah! That tl;dr says it all. I drafted...

Heck yeah! That tl;dr says it all. I drafted again last night for the first time since the above experience. He starts off by running his mouth about how he's bored with drafting Kaladesh already and...
Forum: GAMING 11-16-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By swowannabe
I agree, this set is crazy fun. My personal...

I agree, this set is crazy fun.

My personal favorite is Master of Inquiries. After getting decked by him one week, I opted to draft him into a blue/green deck. The deck itself wasn't terrible,...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 10-28-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By swowannabe
Hmmm... Chandra, Nissa, ROFLCopter, and a Mana...

Hmmm... Chandra, Nissa, ROFLCopter, and a Mana Vault? I'd say you did OK. :-)
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-27-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By swowannabe
That seemed to be the case in general, yes, when...

That seemed to be the case in general, yes, when it came to bombs for sure.

If you're in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota you would probably make the cut for people invited to the booster draft...
Forum: GAMING 09-27-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By swowannabe
Someone a table down from me pulled a foil...

Someone a table down from me pulled a foil Chandra and a Masterpiece that I didn't catch. I already posted my prerelease pack and 3 prize packs in the Gaming BREAKS section, so we know how that went!...
Forum: GAMING BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-27-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By swowannabe
Definitely jelly of the Mana Crypt. Any of the...

Definitely jelly of the Mana Crypt. Any of the Invention Masterpieces are just nasty. And pretty. Pretty nasty.

I mean, Noxious Gearhulk + Saheeli + Mana Crypt sounds pretty solid to me... Saheeli...
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