Friday, March 16, 2012

A Quick Survey

I am curious about the play habits of MtG players who are also interested in card and game design. If you have a minute, please check out this short survey, and leave a comment with your responses.


1. How often do you play?

A. Every day
B. Every other day
C. Once or twice a week
D. Once or twice a month
E. Less often than twice a month

2. Which best describes how you play?

A. Only with paper cards
B. Mostly with paper cards
C. Both paper and online
D. Mostly online
E. Only online

3. How long have you been playing?

A. Less than 1 year
B. 1 to 3 years
C. More than 3 years, but less than 5 years
D. 5 to 10 years
E. More than 10 years

4. Which best describes your highest competitive play level?

A. Completely casual (I just play for fun with my friends.)
B. Friday Night Magic casual (I play for fun at events like FNM or casual night at a local store.)
C. Locally competitive (I play to win local events, like a large FNM, Grand Prix Trial, or Game Days.)
D. Regionally competitive (I play major tournaments whenever one is in my area.)
E. Professional grinder (I regularly travel to major tournaments, even if they aren't in my state or region.)

5. Which of the following best describes your highest level performance in Magic?

A. I won a FNM
B. I won a local tournament (like a Game Day, Grand Prix Trial, or locally-hosted tournament)
C. I have a top 8 appearance at a regional tournament (like a Pro Tour Qualifier)
D. I won a regional tournament, or significant prize at a major tournament (like winning a PTQ, or earning a cash finish at a Grand Prix or Star City Open)
E. I have a significant professional finish, or won a major tournament (like going deep at a Pro Tour event, or winning a Grand Prix or invitational tournament)
F. None of the above.

Please leave your response in this format...
1. A
2. B
3. C
...and so on. If you have any thoughts about your play styles or habits, please share! I am especially interested in comments from online players, since it is an area of the game I do not know much about.

24 comments:

  1. This is mine:

    1. C
    2. A
    3. D
    4. C
    5. B

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  2. 1. D
    2. A
    3. E
    4. A
    5. F

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  3. 1. C
    2. C
    3. D
    4. B
    5. F

    Notes: These days I only play casual EDH with paper cards, and I only draft online.

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  4. 1. C
    2. C
    3. D
    4. D
    5. C

    Notes: Dreamcrushed out of 5.D ;_; Do I count for 4.D if I judge more competitive events than I play? I've never been to an FNM or Game Day, but I try to play in as many local PTQs as possible if it's a format I like.

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  5. 1. C
    2. D
    3. C
    4. B
    5. B

    I very rarely get to play paper anymore, but I tend to go to paper release events if I can.

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  6. 1. D
    2. A
    3. E
    4. A
    5. B

    Old player getting older. Only get time to occasionally play with friends casually. Never tried to go pro, and my days of heading to the store for FNM are pretty much over.

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  7. 1. B
    2. B
    3. E
    4. D
    5. B (very nearly E)

    I'll note that I also judge, and I used to write Commander articles in case community involvement is something you want to measure.

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  8. 1) D
    2) A
    3) D
    4) B
    5) F

    I'm in college, with no real local playgroup. I'm interested in card design, though I've barely done it. I do enjoy checking this site though.

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  9. 1) C
    2) E
    3) E
    4) C
    5) B

    I used to play paper magic, but got rid of my cards a while back. Now it's only on the computer. I started back in '94 when I was a wee lad.

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  10. 1) B
    2) C
    3) B
    4) D (My region being Australia makes E difficult)
    5) C (Top 8'd a PTQ)

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  11. 1. C
    2. C
    3. B
    4. A
    5. F

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  12. 1. C
    2. B
    3. E
    4. D ish
    5. A
    I draft every Thursday. I do my best to attend every Prerelease and Release. When I had more time, I would attend every Limited and most Standard PTQs within an hour or so.
    I'll boot up MTGO to feed the addiction when I'm avoiding productive game design, at least twice a month.

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  13. 1.c
    2.a
    3.e
    4.b
    5.f

    i play casual every friday and try to participate in release and prerelease parties, money pending.

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  14. 1. C
    2. C
    3. E
    4, C
    5. A

    I win a lot of drafts at the university games club, but usually get trounced online. Making my own set was an idle dream the last few years after having read the Making Magic archives twice; lately I just decided to go for it.

    Matt

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  15. 1. E (This used to be D, but my new work schedule has made it very tough to find time to play.)
    2. A
    3. E
    4. A (Plus Pre-Releases.)
    5. F

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  16. 1. E (I've moved two hours away from my former group. Still go to every prerelease though)
    2. A
    3. D (On and off)
    4. B
    5. F (Third in INN prerelease)

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  17. 1. C
    2. C
    3. E
    4. D
    5. C

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  18. 1. D, sometimes C
    2. A
    3. E (old-timer me)
    4. A (4 non-prerelease tournaments in 13 years' play)
    5. F (though in one of those 4 tournaments I came 13th in a 120-person Nats Qualifier, which is almost C)

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  19. 1 A (my kids are a built-in playgroup!)
    2 A
    3 Hmm... Started in 1996, played for a couple years, stopped, got into it all again this past fall when my in-laws gave my kids some starter decks.
    4 B
    5 F... One of these days I'll make it out to actual competitive events! In between shuttling 5 kids around to soccer practices and scouting events, I have plenty of time...

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  20. 1. E Currently living in Japan gives me plenty of opportunity to play Japanese TCGs like Weiss Schwarz.
    2. A I think MTGO is a rip off.
    3. E I started with Ice Age, putting my play time with magic at about 17 years.
    4. B The only thing people ever play around where I live is FNM (even when I lived in the states it was nothing but FNM).
    5. B

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