In this topic, you can ask for help building decks, rules help, card advice, discussion, discussion about tournaments, or just general Magic discussion. Also in this thread, we will have links to some of the more popular Magic: the Gathering clients, and usernames for each of us on those clients.
I was a registered Level 1 DCI judge for about a year, and also worked as an adept on Magic: the Gathering online. I have been playing Magic: the Gathering since Beta, which is around 15 years. I have worked in and around the Magic: the Gathering community for as long as I can remember. I have been to two Pro-Tours, and my DCI rating is hovering somewhere around a 1700. I came in 6th place overall at Grand Prix: Denver, and have placed top-10 in numerous other tournaments over the years. My very first card was a Beta-edition Pestilence, and I have made thousands of different decks over the years. I am a big fan of combo decks and combo/control decks, but I play everything from very casual, fun decks to tournament-level builds. I play Type 1 and Type 1.5, but I am not terribly familiar with anything beyond Time Spiral, although due to my knowledge, I can probably answer most rules-related questions for newer sets as well.
I'll be editing this topic with more information as needed, feel more than free to suggest any!
Magic: The Gathering Online - The standard, as far as I'm concerned. Yes, you have to buy the cards, but you can usually ask a veteran to get you started and trade on up from there. I've played MTGO for a long time, but sold my collection a while ago, so any effort to get back in would have to be at least somewhat concerted. I don't feel like relearning prices.
Kablizzy - Username: I've got about twelve usernames on MODO, and I'm looking to start up again.
Apprentice - The free alternative to MODO, I used to hate Apprentice, but it's okay. If we want to play VIA apprentice, we'll need to get together and try connecting on the same night. Also, Apprentice doesn't seem to work behind routers.
Magic Workstation -
PALEMOON - Username: PALEMOON
Octgn - An odd little program that AF and SlappyMcGee seem to like, I have yet to care enough to get it to work for me.
Web Wizard - Introduced in the original topic, I have yet to get this one to work, either.
Here's how to get started.
1. Download the files from the website, as well as the attached file, the default deck.
2. Make a copy of the test.decks.html, and rename it [your username].decks.html .
3. Open the ww.jar file. You should get a screen like this.
4. Enter your username, email, and check the "new user" box.
5. You should get an email with your password in less than 5 minutes.
6. You can now log in, and you can change your password. Go to the Laboratory window and start building your deck!
Here's the file, because the board doesn't like html. It's just a rapidshare link, though, so if someone can find a permanent host, I would appreciate it.