DrFunk27 Lego Master Builder

Husband, Sports Enthusiast, Avid Whovian, Cubs Loyalist, Blackhawks FANatic, Brother in Arms, Army Tanker, Cinephile, Planeswalker. John 3:30

Highest TappedOut Rank: 2

Favorite card art: Lightning Bolt

Favorite Artist: Rebecca Guay Path to Exile, Gaea's Blessing, Little Girl, Serra Angel, Silent Attendant

Favorite Shard: Jund

Favorite Wedge: Abzan

Favorite Guild: Golgari

Favorite Color: or

Favorite Card: Dark Confidant or Tarmogoyf

If you've stumbled across my bio, yes that's me in the art of my card. =)

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APPLE01DOJ says... #1

Good to know you're still around. I think we all face some level of magic addiction at some point.

September 12, 2018 6:31 p.m.

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Winterblast We were always able to pay for bills, and such, but when payday rolled around, I would make sure I got whatever cards or packs immediately. It mainly hurt when she/we wanted to do something fun, and we didn't have extra funds. There were a few instances when my spending meant we barely had enough money for some dire situations, but thankfully those were not often. I'm also of the mindset, now, that your other half should be 100% in the know on what you do. Nothing good comes from hiding anything. Some believe that your partner has no business knowing what you spend money on, and I disagree, especially after experiencing exactly what happens when you live like that.

Also, I used to believe that you could get return on investment for your collection, and while that is true, it's also not. Most players are not interested in taking a huge risk on a large $10k+ lot, especially with how quickly prices and reprints fluctuate. The secondary market can be incredibly unstable, moreso for Modern and Standard. If you want to move your collection, you're likely going to lose money on it. I made some pretty good pickups in my day, but it didn't balance out the frustrations of selling the collection whole. I ended up piecing most of it out to various players. Selling decks, etc. It was time consuming and stressful.

September 10, 2018 11:15 a.m.

rockleemyhero Sounds good! You can shoot me a message. We will work it out.

September 9, 2018 1:17 a.m.

cdkime Thanks. Life is much better now, and things are looking up! Life is such an odd journey.

Arvail Oh man, those names. So many good memories of them all.

VampireArmy Great to see you! It seems that many of my friends have moved on from here too, but such is life. I just wanted to come back and speak on what happened, and to say to those I met here, I've not forgotten you. :)

September 8, 2018 11:02 p.m.

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I just wanted to say "Hi." :) I'm not dead. I posted my confessions in the social forums, you should go take a look if you want to know what happened.

September 8, 2018 7:11 p.m.

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I just wanted to say "Hi." :) I'm not dead. I posted my confessions in the social forums, you should go take a look if you want to know what happened.

September 8, 2018 7:09 p.m.

Hello everyone,

I'm going to assume that most of you have no idea who I am. Well, let me start from the beginning.

I started playing Magic in 2010, and got into Modern immediately. It's what actually started my love, obsession, with Mt:G. I played Modern Boggles, Burn, Jund, etc. you name it, I had the deck. I dropped thousands of dollars into the hobby in the first year alone, and every year proceeding my initial leap into the hobby, I dropped ungodly amounts of money on cards, decks, swag, travel, etc.

Flash back: I've always had issues with getting into a hobby, and going all in. Head first. No second thoughts, no slowly easing in. Nope. All. IN. So, this was obviously a very serious issue to have, and we all know how insanely expensive Magic can be.

Ok, so, obsessions started, continually spending money, it was getting worse, except, I graduated college, had a really solid and stable job, and got married right out of college (2013). The problem was, I hid all of this. My wife knew that I played magic, but she never played, didn't want to, and had no idea how much time and money I was sinking into this hobby. I held all the financial information, and we never starved, or wanted for anything, but I ALWAYS made sure I got my magic fix. It was my crack.

Well, fast forward 3 years to 2016 and it all comes crashing down. I had to make a decision, and it wasn't a tough one at all, because I love my family and my wife; I gave up magic. I quit. Cold turkey. I dropped everything associated with it. All Facebooks groups, twitter accounts, forums, magic friends, decks, cards, swag. EVERYTHING.

Now, I'm NOT posting this for sympathy. Quite the opposite. I'm posting this because over the last 2 years I've been Magic sober, and I've only played casual commander a handful of times. It was liberating. In everything that went down, I realized that I literally dropped off the face of the magic world. No goodbye, no see ya later, nothing. I've come here to apologize to the friends that I've made here, and anyone that I may have harmed in leaving, whether we had any outstanding trades to complete or not (though I'm not aware of any. If there are, PM me and we will take care of that.) I made some truly great friends here, and some of my best friends are magic players still.

The TL;DR of this story is, addiction and obsession to ANYTHING is unhealthy, harmful, and can cause emotional and mental trouble. It's taken me 2 years to get over everything that happened, and to be honest, my wife and family haven't truly gotten over the financial and emotional lies, and deceit that happened. I hope that you never have to experience what I've been through, and if you are struggling with ANY addiction, please reach out to someone. Friends, family, or PM me. I'm always here to listen. Life is hard, but it's even harder if you try to tackle it alone.

With all of that said, I'm still unlikely to be active here in the community, but I may pop in every once in awhile to reminiscence over the great memories I made here, and throughout magic. Even in pain, there are still glimpses of happiness.

Oh, and at point I was one of the most active members in these parts, so maybe there are some members that remember me. Either way, happy gaming, and take care. May Dark Confidant flips be ever in your favor.

Love,

An ex-magic player

September 8, 2018 7:08 p.m.

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