A casual player defined

Discussion in 'General CPA Stuff' started by Gryphonclaw, Apr 5, 2000.

  1. Gryphonclaw New Member

    This may be a rehash of a topic that has already been done, but I'm too lazy to search all the message boards to check, so.. (in fact, I now remember a few posts very similar to this)

    I just read the article by Zadok and was surprised by how close to home it was. (see casual articles, other, to read it.)

    What is a casual player? Naturally we all have definitions that include ourselves, and I don't think that anyone has the right (though maybe the priviledge) to tell anyone else that they are not a casual player.

    That said, I have encountered a few individuals who struck me as having some serious and/or tourney player leanings, and I'm wondering if I'm being too harsh on them.

    IMHO a casual player is someone who isn't too worried about winning or losing as long as the game was thought provoking or spectacular. Another facet is the maverick, often a casual player will engineer their decks around an obscure or often ignored mechanic or concept. The only exclusionary point that defines a serious and/or tourney player is someone who plays a deck that consistently kills or locks down the game very early on, usually with little or no imagination involved.

    This does not exclude tourney players, but it does kind of work contrary to more serious players with whom the game is an exercise in winning as fast as possible.

    Is there something I'm missing? Or have I misjudged these people? I can identify cheese munchkins easily, casual players are a bit more challenging.
  2. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    I was writing an article on this -very- subject!
    Good points, though, I think I agree with all of them! :cool:
  3. Zadok001 CPA Founder, Greater Good

    Sorry, Chaos Turtle, I beat you to it by a long shot... :) That's a really old article (like, 'never got posted on the front page' old).

    "What do you mean, you cast Natural Affinity in response to Steam Blast?"
  4. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    I know, I know... I was gonna go into casual vs. tournament and stuff... dammit what am I gonna do an article about? I SO want to do one!
  5. TomB Administrative Assistant

    I think you should do it anyway, CT, and give us your take on the issue. The subject may have been covered already, but, as Zadok points out, it was a long time ago. Maybe Mike or Kirsin could put a fresh link up to Zadok's piece and the 2 perspectives could be viewed side by side.

    I think we may all have slightly differing visions of what "casual" means to us, and I seriously doubt there'd be a conflict.

    Go for it! :D

    CPA Member
  6. Dune Echo CPA Founder, Idea Man

    Hey, I'll be happy to put up a fresh link to it. Just remind me what the article name is and write an article, CT.
  7. Gryphonclaw New Member

    I definitely want to see that article Chaos Turtle.
  8. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    Patience... I had a presentation and 2 exams today...
  9. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Ahh... fond memories of school... boy, am I glad that I'm out! :)

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