I feel so envious.
Although I'm more of a Vorthos player (yeah, seriously) so if I can just read the cards on my image viewer, I'm happy.
I have a crapload of cards of Ravnica, and stopped at Time Spiral block, and really need to resist the urge to play again when they launched Return to Ravnica.
nice. i'm a johnny, myself. most famously, back in the day, my friend and i had a pair of team decks -- all blue -- filled with counter spells, leviathans, and twiddles. you know. just 'cause.
and we were wholly unafraid of sacrificing anything.
yeah, we pounded the ungodly hell out of other players.
heh. good times.
Hah, my main deck was a Green/Black based on the Golgari guild. My favorite guild of Ravnica, also. My friend liked the Dimir and made an extremely annoying U/B with 10 counterspells, 8 creature removal, a bunch of fliers and some other annoying crap. Eventually I kept buying boosters to have very good casual decks for every combination, even UWGBR.
Our battles were balanced, even with the Golgari Dredge mechanic, which even if the creature was countered, it would come back anyway. The problem was removing his heavy hitters sitting behind a wall of counterspells. Mostly the games were decided if I could tap his mana out or bait/force a counter on something else other than a removal spell. I think there was a game I had to use 2 removals to force counters, tapping him out of mana and finally making the third one kill the damn thing.
Then Time Spiral came along and totally shifted the balance because I got these gems to play against him and he couldn't do anything:
Oh, and since this is Fantasy-Faction, did I also mentioned I have read all
Magic:The Gathering novels? From Urza's Artifact Cycle all the way to the invasion of Phyrexia, Karn making Mirrodin and I have the physical copies of the Ravnica's books. Hah.