Friday, April 20, 2012

The Move from Legacy to Cube

Selling off my entire collection is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Me and Magic go way back. I still like the game (as am probably as addicted as ever), but I just don't play that much these days. I've said this many times on this blog, but playing physical magic cards just isn't something that my (old) play group ever does anymore.

The more time and money I put into my Cube, the more it becomes clear that this is the format for me, at least for physical cards. With Cube, the few times I do have a chance to play, I don't have to rely on other people to bring their own cards. That might seem obvious, but practically it makes all the difference in the world for me. After I sell off my collection, I plan to maintain my magic addiction in 3 ways:
  1. Update and maintain my Cube.
  2. Brew a themed Block Constructed deck or two at the end of each new block.
  3. Occasionally play a Magic Online draft every once in a while (maybe).

I'm probably still going to brew Legacy decks here on this blog, but I'm no longer going to be getting all the pieces and assembling them in real life. I still enjoy brewing decks, but it just doesn't make any more sense to keep doing it when those cards aren't being used. I just wish I thought about all this before all of my latest brews (since New Year's). I would have saved myself ~$300 or so on cards that I never use.

Sorry, Magic. It was fun while it lasted, but we just don't have much in common anymore.

(It's not you, it's me.)


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