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Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« on: March 14, 2018, 01:17:02 PM »
I figure Vance is coming at me for this one, re: "Old Man Yells at Clouds", but, what nonsense is this?

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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 01:20:09 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 01:35:54 PM »
A:  Try doing that when you're on your phone (as I did at my FLGS).

B:  THIS IS NOT A RULE BOOK:  http://media.wizards.com/2014/docs/EN_M15_QckStrtBklt_LR_Crop.pdf

C:  This IS a rule book , of a sort, but is over 200 pages long:  http://media.wizards.com/2018/downloads/MagicCompRules%2020180119.pdf

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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 01:39:25 PM »
A. You could load them onto a tablet instead of your phone.

B. You could print the rules off before playing.

C. 
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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 01:49:12 PM »
Got me so mad I'm making typos.

We are going to have a dramatic reading of the 227-page thing on the Grogcast.

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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 01:51:04 PM »
We are going to have a dramatic reading of the 227-page thing on the Grogcast.

Can't wait :P
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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 01:51:44 PM »
C'mon we'll get our load on and have at it.

Brant will love it.

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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 01:55:48 PM »
Anything for ratings ;)
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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 02:18:52 PM »
Could be worse. Remember the video tutorials from Microprose's Shandalar game lo these many decades ago? And those were for a very legitimate adaptation of the game.  L:-) :hide:
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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 02:26:41 PM »
As for tutorials online: Magic Online, via Steam, provides a good one, including practical examples of the special rules.

Except for the minor problem that the special rule tutorials are broken and so occasionally load up with the wrong cards, making it impossible to do what you're expected to do.  :tickedoff: :uglystupid2: :crazy2: :pullhair:
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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 04:51:02 PM »
Even back in the day, I used to horde those little MtG rulebooks.

Probably still have some dated from as far back as ~94 or 95 packed away along with some cards.   :nerd:

I recall the need to start looking up the living MtG rules back around 2001 or thereabouts.  Those rulebooks never had clarifications of edge cases, and the full online rules had been growing to include those.  I still preferred having a damn physical manual, however, as a first reference and a go to for a rules refresher after a long hiatus. 

If I ever received a board game without a physical rule book, I'd be pissed.  :knuppel2:

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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 04:54:27 PM »
All the more reason to go with LCGs for me, nowadays. 

Mage Wars Academy, Ashes of the Phoenixborn, Netrunner, and all sorts of others coming out nowadays.  You know what you get, with rulebook, and no need to gamble at getting good stuff in randomized boosters.   O0  It's where you probably wanna be if you're the type who just prefers to occasionally buy a pack and casually play.

EDIT:  Hrmm... maybe I'll break out Mage Wars Academy for a head-to-head next week.   :coolsmiley:
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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 04:55:43 PM »
That meme is inaccurate.  Trap cards are played in yugiho not MtG.

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Re: Seriously, M:TG doesn't come with a rulebook?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 05:11:09 PM »
There are plenty of "trap" cards in MtG ...although considering 18K+ cards, maybe only a miniscule fraction of less than a percent, so "plenty" is relative. Like, a few dozen different kinds.

There isn't, yet, a "trap" effect. But, yeah, if someone busts out one of the (relatively) super-rare "trap" cards, that might be pretty gangsta by MtG standards.  :nerd:
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.