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I like Dominion too, but it looks like they'll be releasing two ~$45 expansions every year (in the same huge original box size?!), so it's not exactly a "buy it once" solution, unless you're OK with owning a limited number of the available cards. I say this because it seems that is what turns a lot of people off Magic -- they don't like knowing there are other cards out there they could buy and play with. If you can have fun with a limited card set then it's possible to play Magic that way without burning out on the cards, with drafting you have a new deck every session. Look up information on "The Cube" (build your own draft set, it can be all commons) or build your own 15 card boosters from the cards already in your collection. Invite friends over for a draft and draft from the cube or the homemade boosters. You can look up rules for a Winston draft if you only have two players. This is seriously fun and a lot of people play Magic this way because they don't want to play tournament Magic or buy new cards every 3 months. There's a really good post about playing Magic this way on BGG: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/382910 Sorry I'm geeking out here, it just kinda bugs me when people say Magic requires you buy new cards all the time. It's only that way if you let the cards be the boss of you. :D
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Maybe the store owner wanted to sell you a box of the Collector's Edition, which was released in Dec 1993 and included one of every card from Beta edition, plus some basic lands. The cards were square cut and they've never been tournament legal. Because of the square corners you can't hide them in a deck with regular Magic cards, even if you use opaque sleeves (the corners mark the sleeves). Maybe you can make yourself feel better by thinking this is what you turned down? :)
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Wil, if you read Rosie's book "Find Me" you'll have a newfound respect for her AND her ability to tell a story. It's a quick read and almost impossible to put down, it's really that good. Is it the best book ever? Of course not, but it's fascinating. It's a true story about an abused pregnant teenage girl who calls her and asks for help, and then we follow Rosie's descent into the rabbit hole. She doesn't paint herself as a saint, she leaves in some embarrassing and unflattering stuff she says/does. But the way she helps this girl is nothing short of amazing. And I don't mean she pays for everything and finds her a new home, the sort of thing you might assume with that kind of situation. They're still friends today -- but you can't understand how astonishing that is until you actually read the book. I borrowed it from the library but it's also dirt cheap on amazon. I challenge anyone to read that book and still say nasty stuff about Rosie, you'd have to posses a heart of coal. Let me make it clear: it's not about her proclaiming how wonderful she is for helping this girl, the book is a lot deeper and more complex than that.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2007 on give a hoot. read a book. at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, if you read Rosie's book "Find Me" you'll have a newfound respect for her AND her ability to tell a story. It's a quick read and almost impossible to put down, it's really that good. Is it the best book ever? Of course not, but it's fascinating. It's a true story about an abused pregnant teenage girl who calls her and asks for help, and then we follow Rosie's descent into the rabbit hole. She doesn't paint herself as a saint, she leaves in some embarrassing and unflattering stuff she says/does. But the way she helps this girl is nothing short of amazing. And I don't mean she pays for everything and finds her a new home, the sort of thing you might assume with that kind of situation. They're still friends today -- but you can't understand how astonishing that is until you actually read the book. I borrowed it from the library but it's also dirt cheap on amazon. I challenge anyone to read that book and still say nasty stuff about Rosie, you'd have to posses a heart of coal. Let me make it clear: it's not about her proclaiming how wonderful she is for helping this girl, the book is a lot deeper and more complex than that.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2007 on give a hoot. read a book. at WWdN: In Exile
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