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Unread 4th August 2003, 10:05 PM
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Magic: the Gathering

Heya. I'm new here so please bear with me...hehe

To start things of, I'm an Evangelical Christian. I'm just wondering what you all think of the TCG Magic the Gathering. I know a bunch of ppl that play it still, and used to play it myself for a long time, but I've heard ppl, non Christians and Christians alike, tell me that it's bad or it's the work of the devil/Satanic etc. So I'm just wondering what your opinions of the game are, and if you think it's right for Christians to be playing it or not.
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Originally Posted by theomnifish
Heya. I'm new here so please bear with me...hehe

To start things of, I'm an Evangelical Christian. I'm just wondering what you all think of the TCG Magic the Gathering. I know a bunch of ppl that play it still, and used to play it myself for a long time, but I've heard ppl, non Christians and Christians alike, tell me that it's bad or it's the work of the devil/Satanic etc. So I'm just wondering what your opinions of the game are, and if you think it's right for Christians to be playing it or not.
I think you shouldn't play it because it's dorky
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LOL! well, I dun play it anymore..and I will concede that it is dorky, but I'm asking from a Christian moral standpoint here
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My sunday school teacher from grade four told us that it's a bad game to play that it makes you summon demons and stuff...
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The game concepts/mechanics are so detached from the theme of the cards that it could NOT POSSIBLY be evil/satanic.

The basic concept is you have a deck of cards with creatures and effects that you use to deplete your opponent's supply of counters (life). Creatures 'attack' and your opponent can use his creatures to 'defend'. There is no occult behaviour behind the use of the cards, it's actually quite boring to watch - you have to play to get any enjoyment.

If anything could be considered bad about it, it's the fact that it's randomly packaged and collectable, meaning you have to spend quite a lot of money to get a complete set of cards. You can play without having all the cards, though. There are closed deck tournaments at conventions, where everyone is on a level playing field card wise - it's whatever you get inside your unopened deck.
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I agree wholeheartedly with Kelly.

I used to play a couple uears ago and I probably have two thousand or so cards stuffed in shoeboxes somewhere in my room (I did not actually buy all those cards myself by the way, a freind who used to play gave me about half of them ). The reason I stopped was that It was way too expensive a hobby for a person of my income, and it was difficult to find anyone to play with after that stupid pokemon game and then
yu-gi-o came around and stole all the people I used to play with away. I still whip out one of my decks once in a blue moon if I actually find someone who still plays, but I don't have any cards from any set released in the last 2 or 3 years or so.

Oh well, it is probably better of this way. There are much better ways for me to spend my time and money
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Magic is just a game. Its like people stretching out that Harry Potter is the devil. If you let the game consume your life, I would say stop playing it. Other than that, as I've said before, its just a game. It might be a little bit more stratigic than playing cards (52 cards/four suits), but it is an expersive game to play.

I started playing around 4th edition and Ice Age and quit playing around the Alliance expansion. My cards are collecting dust, I need to sell them on eBay.

But, I don't see any relation between playing Magic the Gathering and being a dork. Or else, its that I'm in denial.
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Magic is just a game. Its like people stretching out that Harry Potter is the devil. If you let the game consume your life, I would say stop playing it. Other than that, as I've said before, its just a game. It might be a little bit more stratigic than playing cards (52 cards/four suits), but it is an expersive game to play.

I started playing around 4th edition and Ice Age and quit playing around the Alliance expansion. My cards are collecting dust, I need to sell them on eBay.

But, I don't see any relation between playing Magic the Gathering and being a dork. Or else, its that I'm in denial.
Your in denial
I thought I was cool too, for the 6 months I played it. But hey, who isn't a dork their freshman year of HS

It's like, "Hey man, lots of cool people play AD&D" DENAIL
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I must be in a supreme case of denial Barbarian King Lotar.

This is going to be confession time for me. I've played magic for a couple years as you know, but also I've played AD&D too. As you will notice I've played AD&D in the past, not the present. I still don't feel like a dork or have I stopped my dorkish ways? Maybe, I've carried my dorkish habits into another area of my life. Are there any other dorkish activities I should steer clear of?

I hope I'm not a lost cause King Lotar please help me find redemption in this dark area of my life. But, I do not feel "unhip" to the world.

PS. I played both of these games after my freshmen year of high school.
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Magic is too dark and evil-oriented for me as a Christian. Even if I did like the TCG the cards are too expensive! I prefer Redemption, a Christian CCG (actually a decent one), the cards are much cheaper and the game is in the same league as Magic for gameplay IMO.
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