Check out what I found ...

Discussion in 'CPA/WOTC Magic Issues' started by Baron Sengir, Mar 8, 2001.

  1. Baron Sengir CPA Founder, Vampire Legend

    I was browsing through the archives of the dojo today and found some kewl stuff:

    The first group is the original call to arms of the CPA and all the replies to it. The second one is Kevin Chen's article slapping us around. I thought it was interesting that the last post in that section is an article I've never seen before and Mr. Chen is quite nasty in it.

    Maybe someone should email him and ask him to join up. :)

    I remain
    The Baron
    Strollin down memory lane, takin time to eat the flowers
  2. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    the good 'ol days...

    I think I pointed someone in that direction sometime last year; they wanted to know the history of the CPA or something like that...
  3. Baron Sengir CPA Founder, Vampire Legend

  4. Mundungu grumpier than ever

    I remember oh so well (the second reply was actually from me !!)

    At the time I didnt join ' cause I found the CPA was too "radical" oh well, I joined a few month later when the DOJO started its decline, and never regreted it !

    Long live the CPA !
  5. superguy Helpful CPA Member MAGICBOY

    Cool! Going back to the roots of CPA!
    By the way, Was there any e-mail discussion that Kevin Chen mentioned?
  6. Dune Echo CPA Founder, Idea Man

    Reading that brings back memories and surprises the hell out of me! Anyway, Waylay is where all this began, people. And oh boy, am I glad it happened. This is a great place to go and I don't have to suffer through tons of tournament reports and where someone doesn't laugh at you for trying to break About Face.

    By the way, it's good to hear that you're back, Baron. Missed ya, Mr. Cold'n'Pasty. ;)
  7. fuzzy510 I Don't REALLY Exist

    Naturally, I don't remember any of the "Good Ol' Days," since I haven't been here for that long.
  8. Rando Freaky Bear

    I'm going to e-mail WotC and ask if this group has ever acctually influenced any ruling, banning, erata or card created.

    If the reply is yes, then we can "break out the bottles" as Mr. Chen suggests.

    (I'm really just going to do it because I want to see what the reply is. Killed the cat, huh?)
  9. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Keep us posted!
  10. Baron Sengir CPA Founder, Vampire Legend

    Would WotC actually admit if we had any influence over them? I'd like to think we've at least provided a place where they can look for clues as to how the Magic-playing populace thinks.

    But now that I think about it, lately, hasn't the card mix been getting more ... well ... casual?

    I remain
    The Baron
    Gold cards, Serra and Shivan are back. Coincidence?
  11. Ura Feline Lord of the Pit

    Some cool history there. :)

    check your pm's please baron.
  12. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Depending on who you talked to at WOTC, that person might or might not admit that we "influenced" them.

    But let's face it, we have maybe 100 (and that's probably generous) people who have made their opinions known. Here. And there are at least four other websites that they can look at and get opinions. And who knows the ratio of casual-oriented to pro-oriented people on those? So yeah, in the grand scheme of things, they probably took our opinions and meshed them with everyone else out there. So we might have accounted for maybe 5% of total influence...

    When 7th comes out and I see people here using Shivan Dragon and the like in their decklists, then I can agree that WE'VE made a tiny change in sets. But since I don't even see them in Type 1 decklists, or formats where they CAN be used, is having Shivan REALLY a big deal?
  13. Thallid Ice Cream Man 21sT CeNTuRy sChIZoId MaN

    They're trying to appeal to us casual players by reprinting cards that a) they think we want and b) will sell well among people who would be buying basic sets a lot. Serra & Co. coming back is a marketing ploy, and so is the "casual" mindset of Invasion (when it isn't any better; most of it just sucks).

    BTW, is Ura Kevin Chen?????? From the sound of that post it seems that was what he was implying.
  14. terzarima New Member

    'Fraid not TICM,

    Check his website.

    Real Name: Nick Saviskoff

    Nick Names: Ura, Jedet, Kumo, Growf

    Home: Nelson, BC

    Country: Canada

    Age: 23

    Birthdate: July, 26, 1977

    Height: 6'1

    Weight: 240 lbs

    Hair: Blonde

    Eyes: Blue

    Marital Status: Gods I hate this question, who ever thought it up?.....oh yeah, single.

    Profession: Owner and manager of the Ani-Gamers Outpost, a gaming and anime shop.

    Fav Food: Chinese or Mexican

    Fav Anime: Maison Ikkoku and El-Hazzard

    Fav Anime Charactor: Kyoko Ontonashi and Ura

    Fav Actor: Sean Connery, Harrison Ford, and Jackie Chan

    Fav Actress: Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman

    Hobbies: Watching anime, RPG's and CCG's, martial arts, music, computer stuff, video games, chating with friends, laying in the sun, cuddling

    Online Hangout: #anime-place on Dalnet

    Well Ura, at least you're Canadain, and remember the conspiracy!!!
  15. Ura Feline Lord of the Pit

    Awww, now I'm being talked about and having all my secrets and stuff revealed....I almost feel naked or something. ;)

    But really all I wanted was to get Baron to check his pm's so we could complete a trade he made an offer to me about. :)

    Which conspiracy though, there are so many of them up here at times. ;)
  16. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    People need something to get them through these lean times at the CPA... ;)
  17. fuzzy510 I Don't REALLY Exist

    So much for "security" on the internet! :D
  18. terzarima New Member

    Wait!! Don't think I'm a stalker (Until I'm waiting in the bushes at your house... buwahahaha) Its on the internet thing, you know, his user details. Its really not my fault I'm resourceful :)

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