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Virtual Trading Card Games to real life

#1XxTwisted26xXPosted 12/28/2013 10:16:40 PM
I see a lot of virtual trading card games popping up, and am playing a few myself like Hearthstone and Dragon Age Heroes. However it got me wondering if actual real life trading card games are still popular? I remember back in High School playing Yu Gi Oh and Magic the Gathering was really popular until they outlawed bringing cards to school as people were "gambling" by playing each other for keeps - whoever loses gives up a card from their deck. If so, which card game is still popular?
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#2daemon_danPosted 12/28/2013 10:18:19 PM
Magic has been, and likely always will be, the most popular
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#3XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 10:20:31 PM
Never actually played Magic the Gathering... I actually have some Magic cards from back in the HS days that got got from games haha. I hear though its a lot like Hearthstone.
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#4DerPancakePosted 12/28/2013 10:22:48 PM(edited)
I used to play Yu-Gi-Oh in middle school, a bully took half of my deck, rip it, and thats when I stopped playing Yu-Gi-Oh. wow thanks TC for bringing bad memories.
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#5GTL581Posted 12/28/2013 10:24:14 PM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Magic the Gathering was really popular until they outlawed bringing cards to school as people were "gambling" by playing each other for keeps - whoever loses gives up a card from their deck


that was a standard practice in Magic until after the first few sets, which was phased out about 20 years ago. i don't think i've met anyone who still plays that way. it is still very much popular, and there are tons of tournaments going on as well as friday night magic at just about every card/comic shop i've been to. hell, me and my friends still get together from time to time and play, though we've given up on making standard decks and keeping up with new sets.
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#6XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 10:30:22 PM
Hmm I think I might try Magic, since Im having such a blast. Is it similair to Yu Gi Oh? And would it be more wiser to buy the Magic Planeswalker 2014 game as a "tutorial" to the real life game? (on sale right now for 3 bucks on STEAM)
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#7nightshadeAPosted 12/29/2013 3:49:54 AM
actually playing yu gi oh online helped me understand the game better.............although the payment system was strange......you bought duels in a pack....like 500 for 14.99.......i had a winning record til the comp died and i never got back to it
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#8JavelinPosted 12/29/2013 4:01:14 AM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
would it be more wiser to buy the Magic Planeswalker 2014 game as a "tutorial" to the real life game?


Yes. It's designed specifically to introduce beginners to the card game.
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#9XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/29/2013 1:54:40 PM
Nice, looks like this is my new genre!
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#10MonopomanPosted 12/29/2013 2:05:52 PM(edited)
MtG is still the best ccg overall, they design the sets quite well for the most part. Unfortunately playing competitively has a heavy cost, outside of the limited formats where they give you cards to play with in that event.

This heavy cost of certain cards is partly due to the popularity of the game, the game has never been as popular as it is right now.