Personal Vs Monetary Value By TheMTGgirl133
Posted by TheMTGgirl33 | Filed under General Mtg Chat
Introducing a new Writer to mtg Dundee Gamer MTGgirl133.
The value of a card
Trading or choosing a card for a deck: always personal
I don’t know about other Magic the Gathering players, but around my house, deck building is very time consuming and always agonizing. Everyone has their own opinions of what works, what doesn’t, and of course what you should do. However, I have come to appreciate the importance of the personal opinion. We all have one, and some of us make them unmistakably apparent with no concern for the thoughts of others. After all it is just a card game right? No way, is a race to the finish line in an all out battle of who can build the best deck with the best cards available. So let’s explore this further, shall we?
In deck building there are many views of what is crucial and indispensable versus the powerful and intimidating. As is the trade value of MTG cards. I believe these two go hand in hand. Both are yet again a matter of personal opinion, still both tell a tale of what kind of player you are. Do you, as a player, build for a turn 3 burn kill: game over? Or do you like to watch your opponent struggle under the slow process of milling a library down while they watch? Do you , while in the middle of the trade you’ve been waiting for, trade for the monetary value and financial gain? Or for the significance of needing that one card to make your favorite deck fall right into place?
To be honest with you, I really despise when I am in the middle of a trade and someone says, “I wouldn’t do that, that’s a ten dollar card for a four dollar one”. Well to me, if it is a card I have been waiting patiently for months to find, it doesn’t matter how much some unheard of random website claims to be the expert on profit. I am the only expert for my own deck and my own value.
What I want to know is how do you decide? What motivates you as a player when you build that ever elusive completely perfect deck? The sensational rush of finally having THE card in your hands that was always just out of your grasp? Or showing off the decision making perfection of adding just the right combination of cards?
This scale of Magic players intrigues me, so I would like to hear any and all comments and opinions about this. Tell us how you cut that one card you know you might just regret later. And what the meaning of a good trade is to you. So what is the ultimate value of a magic card?