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Posted 2/22/15
I've recently gotten a deck on Magic the Gathering recently, which is a card game where you battle against your friends with creatures using a variety of monsters, special cards, and you can only use them when you have a bunch of elemental cards.

What does this sound like?

Looking back at Pokemon TGC, I was a collector, but I never got the chance to use them because of my huge problem with the lack of energies.

When I was young, me and a bunch of kids tried to play it without and well...

It didn't work out so well.

This is fixed in Magic the Gathering by having larger booster decks with vast amounts of "Land" cards which are like Energy Cards in TGC.

-No certain deck limit
-No weird poster things
-No damage tokens
-No yelling at what Pokemon was better.

You could literally pick these up and immediately play without having to know type advantages, blah blah blah. I was surprised at my school that many people actually play the game a lot, and so me getting a deck was a welcome more so than me in a group that resembled a trading post because of all the trading and no battling to do. There is even an online Magic the Gathering game on consoles.

I hoped that you guys had a better experience with this.

Vempy 
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Posted 2/22/15
I'm surprised people still play Magic. That's from back in my early childhood.
Fun fact: Magic predates the Pokemon card game.
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Posted 2/22/15 , edited 2/22/15
I still play Magic, as anyone who knows my avatar could tell, but I'm not big into the tournament scene so I play EDH...

Either way, you don't really need to know type weaknesses (etc.) in Pokémon TCG, those are all printed on the cards. And the two games have some similarities, which shouldn't be too surprising since the Pokémon TCG was originally handled in the US by Wizards of the Coast...
Never did play it much, but didn't have problem with Energy cards (though this was before the rarer Steel / Dark / Fairy energies were introduced). They're almost like Magic's Lands, except you have to attach them to a 'mon, so if that 'mon dies it's a now-wasted resource.

EDIT: For those of you who know what I'm talking about, I favor Grixis style decks, though I also have a Mardu and Jeskai deck for funsies.
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Posted 2/22/15
Nobody knew how to play Pokemon in my school. We would just collect them!
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Posted 2/22/15

HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Nobody knew how to play Pokemon in my school. We would just collect them!


I don't think anyone really did, it was just fun to have them. Never did get my mitts on Charizard...

Plus the starter decks (with rules and whatnot) came with glass beads for damage counters until someone choked on them, so there's that.
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Posted 2/22/15
I play magic still, I have a few black and red decks I like to use
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Posted 2/22/15 , edited 2/22/15
Pokemon TCG is pretty simple compared to MTG and yeah, you need to know type advantages. You want to mindgame your opponent or scare them into wasting energy cards on switches if possible.

Cards from our childhood were actually incredibly broken. The metagame was dominated by stuff like Hitmonchan, Blastoise, Scyther, etc. You rarely ever saw people using stage 2 evolutions aside from Blastoise since it was so great having a basic Pokemon with 70 HP or more that had access to low-energy attacks. There were also some incredibly broken trainer cards, like Energy Removal, and the way some status effects worked was also pretty broken. I found Pokemon to be somewhat fun but I stopped collecting around 6th grade. There are more powerful Pokemon now, but the power is more evenly distributed across the types and more Pokemon are viable.

MTG is much deeper and you can more easily have comebacks since there's no true type advantage or anything, just card effects. You can beat a person using a deck of decent uncommons and commons while your opponent is packing 30 rares. I also think MTG has way better artwork and a nicer feel to it. I started playing MTG around 6th grade and kept at it for 9 years or so. No longer have the time now but I still have some of my old decks. I played black, then moved to black/white.
Posted 2/25/15
I like playing Magic. I have a vampire deck.
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Posted 2/25/15
...I've never played either of them.
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Posted 5/13/15
Magic the gathering is a great and fun game!!! I play standard and edh, both of which are mono red.
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Posted 5/13/15
Yu-Gi-Oh! But since it isn't there... Pokemon. Even though I've only ever played the Game Boy Color version of the card game. Not interested in Magic. Never was.
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Posted 5/13/15
I don’t play either but i’m leaning more towards pokemon as magic is not a beginners friendly game. Also it rules are confusing and conflicting.



I prefer Vanguard and Yugioh then these 2.
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Posted 6/25/15
Magic the gathering - didn't play it much but it was pretty fun.
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