So I stumbled upon Magic the Gathering Online the other day. They let you play free with pre-made decks. So I jumped in for a bit. Bad idea. Now I want to sign up (10 bucks) and get a few boosters (4 bucks each) and play. Now, I’ve got stacks of the real cards, but they’re worthless in the online game. No way you can just tell the game “look, I already own this one, see?” and hold it up to your webcam as proof. Sorry, not gonna happen. So I’d have to rebuild my collection in digital format. That’s insanity.
But my real collection is apparently sadly out of date as well. The current formats don’t even mention the last expansions I have cards from. So if I wanted to play with real cards, I’d have to find someone willing to play old-school or buy new cards there too. *sigh* They do this stuff on purpose. Keep you buying, keep you hooked, its how they make their money. How do I get in on this racket?