March 11th, 2004

confused, buh?

Very Weird Spam

Subj: Become A Minister Now
Body:
Become a legally ordained minister within 48 hours

As a minister, you will be authorized to perform the rites and ceremonies of the church

Perform weddings, funerals, perform baptisms, forgiveness of sins
Visit correctional facilities

Want to start your own church?

Press here to find out how
(Link broken for obvious reasons)

...anybody else ever gotten spam like that?
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Trading Card Games: The Do-It-Yourself Edition

Something I'm not sure if I've mentioned here or not is that I'm an avid player of Magic: The Gathering. I make no claims to be a good player, but I enjoy the game. I recently bought a Mirrodin Tournament Pack (75 cards, equivalent to three booster packs and 30 land) and have hence deconstructed all of my decks and am building new ones.

I'm doing, in my opinion, better than usual this time. I'm winding up getting more "good decks" out of it instead of one or two whoppers and a whole bunch that just sort of have things thrown together by color. But that's beside the point, because while I have fun with that, I and one of the other people named Adam at Wash U., and one of his friends, are creating a game of "Make Your Own M:TG." We each have one month to create, on standard plain-backed 3x5 white index cards, 60 Magic: The Gathering cards that are not basic land. We have to choose reasonable casting costs, because we're going to pick cards for ourselves in Rochester Draft format, so if you make something unbalanced, there are rules that other people get to dig through your cards before you get your own. So it's essentially Limited-format, but with cards that, in normal times, would never exist. (And no limits on land, as we're to make our own basic lands once we've picked our draft cards.)

I think this makes us very much geeks and slaves to Wizards of the Coast. And I shall close this posting with one of the cards I have created:
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