I often think about picking this up again
This is my second bout with playing Magic and I have to say I'm enjoying it more this time than the first time around which was meh.. maybe 2003ish? Die-hard fans say it's gotten easier and the game balance is all off, which explains why so many cards get banned for certain play types like EDH... but it's a complex game with so much variety. That's part of it's appeal. I don't like that it sets my wallet on fire but if I'm not building a deck then I'm now blowing money on it.
Yeah that's part of the reason I haven't got back into it. I remember it was expensive. I have heard it has become a lot easier.
The money suck is really just buying booster pack after booster pack. Plus, now I have all these cards I'll never use. I've been giving them away haha.
If I'm deck-focused, I'll buy what I can to make the deck happen and if it takes 3 months to complete it, then it takes 3 months. I think I worked on my Kinnan deck for at least that long. Liliana was a work in progress through all of last year.. (well both decks now that I have 2, 1 is Liliana Zombie and the other is a Liliana Discard w/Tinybones).
after spending about 800 bucks over the past year I haven't been buying too many cards. I pretty much went through and bought every card I've been wanting. I'm pretty happy with my decks. Haven't even bought a single card for myself from strixhaven.
Im sticking with mtgo budget decks for now. my playgroup doesn't want to play with me anyway
recently found a program called xmage, it's like mtgo but free. might test my decks there
Xmage you say? Hmmm...sounds familiar.
Ok Xmage is good for cheapskates like me, it's fully automated like mtgo only downside is downloading card images can be long
one more downside is it's not as populated as mtgo, it's kinda hard to get a game on gmt 8+ evening