Started playing Magic: The Gathering. How much does my nerd level increase?

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Ascii Jul 23, 13
My brother is addicted to that. It can get quite expensive from what I understand.
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Mouldy Cheese Jul 23, 13
Yeah, if you want to do all the tournaments and stuff you have to have the up to date decks. I'm just playing amongst friends
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Swampert X Jul 23, 13
Oh, so you picked the side of Jeremy it seems.
darn you miss cheese!
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GameOver Jul 24, 13
quote Swampert X
Oh, so you picked the side of Jeremy it seems.
darn you miss cheese!
I came in here to mention Jermey too. xD

Isn't Magic: The Gathering as expensive as Yu-Gi-Oh in a sense?
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Jeremy Jul 28, 13
Sorry I couldn't be online to see this, I was almost dead for a few days.

And Swampert X, I've started playing YGO again, too xD

As for which game is more expensive, that really depends. Standard format MtG is around as expensive as Advanced format YGO, however, you have much more security and predictability with the cycle of cards, and you can prepare for each format of Magic much better than the changing YGO formats, which can wreck everything you invested in in one day, so I'd say in total, Standard Magic is less expensive than Advanced YGO.

EDH Magic (Commander, look it up, it's fun as hell) is initially more expensive than YGO if you straight up just buy your deck, but at the same time, you can take a relaxed approach to building your deck since it's a casual format defined entirely on what you and your friends enjoy playing, so you can buy stuff over time. Also, it's really just a one time investment, so over the course of time, it's entirely cheaper than YGO.

There are other formats like Legacy, and Modern that are more expensive to start as well, but they plateau in expense just like EDH, however Legacy is a HUGE investment to start with, so I would wait until you've played a while before starting that. I've played for over seven years, and I still don't have the time for Legacy, so yeah.

Then there is Vintage Magic, which is uh... The most expensive card game you can play. Theoretically, it would take around 4-6 YGO formats (2-3 years) of changed decks to pay off one Vintage deck (or in some extremely horrible cases, a single card or two). I don't recommend Vintage at all unless your actually a Magic player by profession, and as far as I know, I'll never touch the format.

Hope I could illuminate the question a bit, and I hope to see you around the forum!
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