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So... anyone looking forward to MTGA's open beta?

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Hey everyone!

Just going to come out as a (former) Magic junky, and see if anyone else is eye-ing the open beta for this. I've been playing the closed beta for the last month, and I can personally verify that it's actually pretty darn good (really darn good, actually). I'll be looking for a few friends to play with (now that they're implimenting a friends list), so I figure hey - may as well see if there's any interest on here.

Due to the (final) account wipes coming on the 27th (right as the open beta begins), people will be playing on a relatively even playing field, so there's no better time to give this a shot than now. If anyone's a former MTG player, a fan of other CCG's (like Hearthstone, Eternal, etc.), or just want to dip their toes to the expensive world of MTG without spending any money, give this a shot. If there's enough interest I could list people who are playing on here, see if we can get a group goin'.

Download the client here.

Details on the open beta here.

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I've been playing the closed beta since January, and I'll definitely be playing the open beta later today, but I won't be dropping any money into it considering WOTC's recent moves giving the middle finger to brick and mortar LGS's.  The game is fun, and I hope they make the Singleton format a permanent fixture at some point.

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Yeah, not going to lie, I'm a bit disappointed on that front, too - they said they were working on it, and that it was SUPPOSED to be released with the open beta.

Oh well, gives us some time to build some decks before we compete, eh?

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Is it just me, or are 90% of the decks Dimir surveil and Boros aggro (with the occasional mono-red burn deck and Jeskai control deck thrown in)?  I played against three different players last night in a row all playing the Dimir surveil deck (you know, where they play Disinformation Campaign, then bounce it, play it again, and repeat?).  Maybe it's just the flavor of the week right now.

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Probably flavor of the week; I personally tend to get a lot of Izzet counter-burn decks and stompy green. It's pretty diverse in general, though; no better time to get into Magic than when no one has the cards to make a "great" deck, and no meta has really been established yet. It's like the wild west atm, it's great.

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I agree, I was REALLY sick of mono red/BR aggro before rotation.  Game was largely decided by turn 3 or 4.

I can't wait until the next set releases, though, because I almost always want to force Bant colors in my deck, and there's the least support for those colors right now with GRN's dual lands.  Although the Selesnya cards I've started using are incredible. Knight of Autumn is incredibly versatile and allows me to stabilize against aggro decks while knocking out early Azcantas against control, and March of the Multitudes just wins games on its own, especially when you start stacking them with Convoke.  It's always pretty hilarious how my opponents will bend over backwards to kill my Teferi, only to get run over by 19 1/1 lifelink soldier tokens two turns later.

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Direct challenge is a thing now, so this might be a good place to share our friend codes, though some additional time coordination may be necessary for direct challenges.

Mine is orlouge82#96079

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On 11/16/2018 at 11:33 PM, orlouge82 said:

Direct challenge is a thing now, so this might be a good place to share our friend codes, though some additional time coordination may be necessary for direct challenges.

Mine is orlouge82#96079

It would be a cool trick to share codes.

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