my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Nick » 24 Apr 2017, 23:40

Took them long enough to ban it
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby arborist shrub tarkington » 24 Apr 2017, 23:45

Hitoshura wrote:supreme verdict


this would be a good name for an omega supreme side project in rockconquest 2017

the kind of side project that eventually overwhelms the main band :shock:

and then the fucking world :bang:

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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Hitoshura » 25 Apr 2017, 00:24

the whelming cannot be countered :idea:
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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby User » 25 Apr 2017, 08:41

countering a whelming with a land card
rotating it forty five degrees

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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Hitoshura » 25 Apr 2017, 09:55

land cards cannot counter things because lands can only be played during your main phase when the stack is empty, LUKE

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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Nick » 25 Apr 2017, 10:03

Isn't there a land that had a tap to counter unless they pay 1 generic
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Hitoshura » 25 Apr 2017, 21:20

oh right yeah, you could definitely do it as an activated ability, i just read luke's post as playing a land in response :redneck:

anyway, i can't think of any lands with that specific ability, although there's one with the reverse -- boseiju allows you to tap and pay 2 life to get a colorless, which can be spent on an instant or sorcery to make it uncounterable
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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Nick » 25 Apr 2017, 21:21

Well at least you have to pay 2 life for it
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
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Postby arborist shrub tarkington » 01 May 2017, 23:04

only seven lives left :eek:
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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Paste Human » 24 Mar 2020, 13:35

I had Antiques Roadshow on in the background earlier because I have no life, and it was pretty funny to me that the final appraisal (which is always the largest) was a set of original pittsburgh showdown cards. I don't know much of anything about that game or anything like it but a folder of original cards (they kept using the term beta) was estimated to retail at 75K. I wonder if there is a shitload of silicon valley money boosting that market, because those couldn't be more reproducible.
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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Nick » 24 Mar 2020, 21:10

Paste Human wrote:I had Antiques Roadshow on in the background earlier because I have no life, and it was pretty funny to me that the final appraisal (which is always the largest) was a set of original pittsburgh showdown cards. I don't know much of anything about that game or anything like it but a folder of original cards (they kept using the term beta) was estimated to retail at 75K. I wonder if there is a shitload of silicon valley money boosting that market, because those couldn't be more reproducible.


Alpha and beta were essentially quick printed test runs of the game in mid 93 to get the game out to people after a big convention show. Unlimited was a reprint in late 93 that they fixed up borders, wording, errors and the like to meet demand since alpha and beta had sold out.

So alpha and beta had the smallest number runs and are about as original as original gets in the MTG world. I don't know how old that episode is or the condition of those cards, but a mint black lotus will run you north of $20k by itself last I saw.
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Hitoshura » 25 Mar 2020, 08:29

yeah, a beta collection could crack $75k easy. if it's mint you can send them to BGS and get the choice pieces graded and prices skyrocket for exceptional grades. graded alpha/beta lotuses alone can break six figures (and they've moved at those prices within the last year, so they're not sitting either), and the the other graded power nine cards can fetch five figures no problem.

there are definitely some big money players in the high end market, but the ones that have the craziest collections i've seen are either in finance or have been in the MTG business since the early days.

counterfeits have existed forever, they're fine for playing but will never make it past a serious buyer. none of them are printed on the original equipment, so they're missing certain characteristics from that printing process that are trivial to spot with a cheap jeweler's loupe.

with all that said, with a global depression looming i'm guessing the high end market is gonna take a generous haircut. there could be a flood of duals and LEDs from panicked sellers that need to make rent/mortgage payments. if prices get pushed down enough i'll probably buy back in, but i'm not holding my breath.
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Re: my friends and i started playing pittsburgh showdown again

Postby Nick » 25 Mar 2020, 09:05

A lot of other cards from those used to be available relatively cheap for years. The power nine cards have always been overpriced and that goes back when I started playing in 96-97. A black lotus or a mox could be had in played condition for a few hundred if you did the leg work and found someone in a financial bind. I owned a bunch of cards from those early sets but not many of the big high dollar ones like dual lands or anything like that. Hell I had a good bunch of basic lands and those are $25 a piece nowadays.

I don't know if pittsburgh showdown will survive a crash that bottoms out people's collections price wise. The game seemed liked it was struggling for awhile there before the commander shit kicked in and blew up the price of cards. If people sell off at way below current market value I'd imagine most people would be to damn depressed to pick it back up.
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?

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