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You are right, and all those people who don't play this game for ante are sissies who just aren't Man enough to play this game the way it was played eighteen years ago. It can't just be that they simply enjoy other methods of play, depending on the situation (possibly including Ante, when consented to by all players), because there is only one right way to play the game, and that's your way. And only wusses would ever mulligan, or let an opponent mulligan, because the only acceptable way to play this game of strategy is to gamble on the games, and then allow chance to skew the results to an irrecoverable degree. Anyone who has any opinion other than this single view is clearly inferior.

While we're at it, lets do away with those silly ban lists, restricted lists, the increased minimum deck size, and most certainly that four-copies-per-card limit. Constructed deck restrictions aren't what Magic is... (see all)
Posted By: Qoios-Mauryn (1/10/2012 7:04:01 PM)


That amulet went full derp.
Posted By: storeyinabox (3/18/2012 12:38:16 AM)


"You guys know playing for ante was the original idea of MTG?"

Is that why all cards that reference Ante state that you must remove them from your deck if not playing for it? Clearly, it was always intended as a choice.
Posted By: scumbling1 (4/23/2011 9:46:59 AM)



1.) Saying that your more of a Magic player or more manly than "sissies" like me because you play ante is absolutely wrong. Ante is gambling, and although some people like the game with a gambling element in it, others just don't find it fun to lose cards that they paid for, that they enjoy in their deck, or that they traded for. Especially those who are tight on money, like me. The point of Magic isn't to show that you can be manly and lose expensive cards, it's to be a game, the point of a game is to have fun. To force someone to not have fun at a game is absolutely stupid- it shows that you actually understand the game *less* than others.

2.) You know why people mulligan? Not because their wimps, but because like I said before, forcing someone to not have fun in a game is wrong. It's a simple concept that people with bad starting hands usually lose the game- it isn't a competition, it's just one guy beating the other helpless person down.

3.) It almost seems lik... (see all)
Posted By: Eregis (6/7/2010 8:42:59 PM)


Hehe, this is funny, give me anouther card if I win, or you have a %50 chance of losing your game, and give me your ante anyway. love it.
Posted By: Bibblesbun (1/22/2009 5:46:36 PM)


SlackWareWolf (great name, by the way) is on super-crack. No one plays ante anymore. I've been playing since Magic's first days, and lots of people didn't play for it then. Furthermore, the very first Pro Tour, in 1994, did indeed have rulings for legitimate mulligans. Essentially, he's making stuff up simply to emasculate newer players. Wotta prick.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/11/2010 5:34:27 PM)


Don't know which is more stupid, turning magic into a friendship ruiner by playing for ante, or determining who wins a game by flipping a coin. Glad they got rid of this forced ante BS, You can still bet a card if you want to when you play.
If you like games where losing means losing money (cards have a money value), maybe poker or something like that is more your kind of game.
Posted By: Sironos (6/9/2010 9:06:55 AM)


ok shak wolf whatever, I like playing for Ante too but it is and opption and people are not sissy for not playing ante they could just be really tight on money, or are not gambilers. I Also belve that you should have a deck good enogh that you shouldn't have to mulligan, but again, people arre pressed for money now, I'm ammased magic is even still around. so no people are not sissy for not playing ante and are not sissy for playing mulligan.
Posted By: marwinshieldscale (6/14/2011 10:10:04 AM)


+1 Internets to SlackWareWolf for an epic trolling job. If you hit 10 Internets, I swear to God I will buy and send to you an ante card.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (5/3/2011 12:02:48 PM)


@powerdude My friends and I still do from time to time. We have special decks put to gather for it though, consisting of mostly out of type cards. We even have a house rule that says "If the Ante'd cards value is $10 or greater and atlest 2 players agree, you may substitute that card with a 6 pack." lol XD
We try not to be douche bags about Ante, If you never have fun with it, then why would you want to play it?
Posted By: Nayban (5/3/2011 12:56:05 PM)