DanTheTimid wrote:Well it depends on the card game, some have better starters then others, but I actually have placed quite high in a number of tournaments for card games with nothing more then starters or slightly modified starters.
In this case it sounds like just another example of how powerful experience is. I don't know how many times in the past I'd have new or weak players after losing to me claim it was my expensive cards that gave me my win. I would then proceed to offer them a friendly challenge. They would be given free range to my cards and decks and I would be given free range to their cards and decks, we'd each create decks and play again. In almost every one of these cases I'd end up beating them with their own cards.
My goal wasn't to humilate them, though I'm sure it humbled them a bit, but to prove that atleast in most card games its not about the most expensive cards, but good strategy for both playing the game and building decks. The best way to become good at that is through experience, I'd seen everything in said card game and I thus knew the best ways to make use of their cheap cards, while they were left in awe but confused by my huge and more expensive collection.
it sounds like that was the case here too, the starters might not include all of the most rarest of cards, but they were built by skilled players with years of experience. Conversely the office decks, while given free range to any card of any rarity, were built by beginners who still didn't have a great grasp on the finer details of making a perfect deck.
well said dan
the same thing would happen to me
when i would play mtg at a younger age
i always enjoy readin' your posts
they are always long and too much to read
but they are always insightful
i wish i could be like you when i grow up
wait i am growed up