I only play D&D but I enjoy some of the Magic the Gathering settings.
Putting this into the D&D forum might skew things... a little.
I know that's an extreme stance to take. But asking people who hang out specifically on a D&D forum if they only play Magic the Gathering and not D&D is -probably- gonna be slightly biased.
If anyone knows of a M:tG equivalent of ENWorld, please point me to a link. I'd love to see what this survey looks like from the perspective of a mostly Magic-playing audience.Exactly. This is a textbook example of what the statisticians call 'selection bias'.
As a fun topic of discussion rather than a scientific paper, though, nothing wrong with it.
For my part, I never played Magic. I figured I could plan ahead for each D&D book purchase (and God did I love reading them), but Magic was a potentially neverending drain of financial resources. So I steered clear. (Yeah, that's how I thought at the age of 14. I wound up driving the same car for 20 years.)
10 minutes seems like a really long time for Modern, and a half hour seems like a really short time for EDH over some beers...I mean, if it took you a whole half hour to play a game of Magic, I can see why the appeal wasn’t clear: a match of Magic is usually more like 10 minutes. The appeal is that it is complex enough to stimulate similar centers as Chess or Poker, but also really quick and easy to play.
I've never played Magic.Wizards of the Coast has two flagship games: Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) and Magic: the Gathering (M:tG). (They might have others, I haven't checked, but these two are by far the most popular of their offerings.) These two games have recently begun to overlap, first with their free line of Plane Shift books (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), and later with the release of new D&D campaign settings rooted in M:tG lore (Strixhaven, Ravnica, Theros).
I know that there is some overlap between Magic players and D&D players, because that's me. I'm such a person. But am I the only one?
The purpose of this poll is to measure the overlap of D&D players and Magic players. Vote for the option that best describes you, and leave a comment if you need to embellish or add nuance to your vote.
I come bearing good news for you as a parent, WotC ripped off Smash Up:MtG came out just as I was starting college. I remember really disliking the whole idea of it. I saw it as reducing D&D to a card game. I never played it, so was not an informed opinion, but it just didn't interest me at all. Around the same time I stopped gaming as life took me in other directions. Fast forward to 2010s. My sons got into Pokemon. Seemed like kids in grade school were mostly trading the cards rather than playing the game, but I learned the game and enjoyed playing with my kids. But the whole collectible card game and random blister packs just rub me the wrong way. I was glad when my kids grew out of it. I much prefer card games like smash up where you can buy different packs, know exactly what you are getting, and whatever two decks you smash up are pretty fairly balanced against whatever two decks the other players combine.
My younger son and his friends are now getting into Magic the Gathering. Sigh. But I support it. Brings more money to the company making the game I DO like. .
I quite liked Ravnica and would be happy to see more MtG settings come to D&D. I don't know anything about its other settings, but Ravnica was a fun read and it was nice to have a new setting that wasn't just rehashing classic D&D settings.
I play D&D mostly, but I play a bit of M:tG also.
But it's not even CLOSE. I play D&D a couple of times a week IRL and a couple of times a day (if you count my PBP games here on ENWorld.)
... and I play Magic a couple of times a year.