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  1. 3 points
    Steno

    The Power of Emails

    Hello MD community! It has truly been along time! I had dwelled among you about a dozen years ago and played consistently for at least half a year. I even managed to try to do a promotional thingy for MD where I managed the game's ratings on other sites (and tried to get us hosted on others as well). I had a lot of fun, well I never beat BigC, but I did have a lot of fun. Then... my computer broke and I couldn't get a new one for 6 months, which led me to stop being a part of this community. I am so glad that I was summoned back through electronic communication. Apparently the spell that Mur cast, called MagicDuels was not through with me yet. Nor was I through with it. May both MD and myself keep growing!
  2. 2 points
    lashtal

    Weekly silver

    "A man who is doing his true Will has the inertia of the Universe to assist him." (I'm pretty sure it goes for women too, but Aleyster Crowley phrased it as above)
  3. 2 points
    Steno

    Weekly silver

    It's really long. Sorry. The Pain of Inspiration's Joy by me What is it about pain? That it seems necessary for the realization of true expression. Is it just the epitome of the saying: “All good things come with a price”? With pain, or suffering, the price and beautiful words and moving pieces the things? Is it that pain is the key to a door deep within our beings; a door, which behind, is that very essence of human nature which we all have, the essence, which, for a price we can glimpse? Or is it that pain is really just a mode of self-deception? We feel great feelings that are inexplicable through words. That pain unleashes unusually poignant thoughts, then words. Because especially deep pain is really just too great, so the mind, in an attempt to conceive of the enormity of it, pours out its expression in phrases more beautiful than what is otherwise impossible? Is it out of self-recognized necessity, that it unlocks a myriad plethora of ideas that, connected, merely drip with emotion and feeling. Pointing such a vivid portrait that we can feel almost the exact same feelings as the time when the feelings were transcribed. So its exquisiteness can be replicated. As, being human beings, we tend to forget the bounty we all have available to us. So, in vivid and deep records, in times of ungratefulness, we can look back, and read. Thus, remembering that which has come before that we have conquered. To remember that life is good. To help remind each of us, that, while remembering the pain, that we do not want others to feel what we have felt. As no one deserves any pain. That our objective, first and foremost, is to help others. That the human race and those whom we love and care for and those unknown multitude. That pain is really just an obstacle. One that can be overcome, conquered. In the recognition itself, its true fragility is revealed. That pain is inevitable. But that pain is also simple, easy to understand. Pain comes, yes, but only in one form. Like beauty, coming in the forms of love, nature, kindness, physical beauty, wonderful thought, simplicity and yet complexity, the exquisiteness of the senses, or in the marvel of a world that we live in, yet, do not understand. Like beauty, happiness comes in many different forms. The magic is when it is found and recognized. It is always present. It shares many of the forms that beauty does, it even is a type of beauty in and of itself. So what is pain, in comparison to its foes: happiness and love? Very little. The way we look at life, matters much. Yet is still malleable. We even have easily two eyes to view through. Not to mention the eyes of the collective society, these artists of pen, brush, or bow who really speak to us. Also through the eyes of those whose hearts are tied to our own. We have merely to change our perspective. To look with both eyes. Looking, looking, looking, but never quite grasping that little candle flame right in front of us. The happiness and love that illuminates and warms our world eludes all of us. The pain releases our expression and imagination. Yet we do not have to use that key to open that door to view our shared being. The staircase with an open archway at the top begs, beseeches, and yearns for us to climb it. Looking through at the greater chamber of not only who and what we are. But on to who and what we choose to be. This expression, when experience is not really replicated, as it is truly incomprehensible. Not understandable on any level.
  4. 2 points
    Chewett

    A stumbling block

    I think the honour system, while attempting to do good, does more harm. Especially given the current lack of MP4's
  5. 2 points
    Muratus del Mur

    Weekly silver

    I just want to say i find it beautiful that you do this with your "weekly coin", as you called it. This is so much in the spirit of MD that you give what you earn.
  6. 2 points
    Chewett

    Weekly silver

    Desiderata GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. By Max Ehrmann © 1927 Original text
  7. 1 point
    Chewett

    Map identities (shop item) cost

    Keep it in the shop and also make it available with WP's? Then you have two different ways of attaining it, allowing different "types" of players to get it
  8. 1 point
    Shemhazaj

    Shop changes and new items

    an idea. there was once a secret feature, I don't think it's secret anymore. (if it's still considered secret, please hide this post to minimize the damage, and accept my apology) The Permanent Balance feature. Lately I've learned that the feature itself is bugged and it gets permanently inactive when a wishpoint is used to reset the balance. That made me wonder. Could there be a Shop/Wish to activate or deactivate it after it's achieved? I like stats and having win count locked was never my fav. Not to mention that being balanced is really hard for honor gain. anyway, just thinking out loud.
  9. 1 point
    yokin

    What do you love about MagicDuel?

    I like the posts here. I know talk is easy, but action and development are tough and hard. Everyone loved or is loving the game. We want it to be better with more people engaged.
  10. 1 point
    Try clicking the cube.
  11. 1 point
    Lazarus

    A stumbling block

    Though joining an alliance is the optimal choice when it comes to universal combat, fighting an MP7 at your stage is your best option for now, as alliances are not formed for that purpose alone. The realm is mostly composed of MP3's and MP5's, perhaps it's time to also make some changes/revisions in the MP concept.
  12. 1 point
    Sunfire

    A stumbling block

    If you want to join an alliance you will need to find out which land you want to join. Joining a lands alliance makes you an inhabitant of the land. Some lands have more than 1 alliance too so inform about what each alliance stands for too. Us veterans can point you to the right people if you have questions.
  13. 1 point
    Sunfire

    Weekly silver

    In Flanders fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. Major John McCrae – 1915
  14. 1 point
    Aleph Null

    Weekly silver

    "All of us have two lifes. The other one starts when we realise we only have one."
  15. 1 point
    Lazarus

    Weekly silver

    "waka waka waka waka wak... awaka waka..." - Pac-Man
  16. 1 point
    Aleph Null

    Weekly silver

    "There is nothing permanent except change."
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