To summon ChipWit tap and destroy target Black Lotus

Today Margaret and I performed a powerful piece of gamer voodoo – we sold our Black Lotus (unlimited edition) to help finance dev of ChipWits.
The Black Lotus is the most $-valuable (and one of the most game-valuable) cards from Magic: The Gathering – Richard Garfield’s brilliant game. Margaret and I were Magic addicts for years and had tons of good gaming fun with our cards. I traded up to the Black Lotus when it was worth about $175.

As you can see from Troll and Toad’s buy list we are getting $750 for our Unlimited Black Lotus. They are buying another 300 cards from us for $256 – so $1k of ChipWits seed money comes from our Magic cards. Poetic.

ChipWits don’t get summoning sickness so I am attacking with him this turn. Take 21 points of damage, 2007 Indie Game Top 10 List!

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3 Responses to “To summon ChipWit tap and destroy target Black Lotus”

  1. doctordroog Says:

    Here’s the whole list of cards we sold:

    expansion name amount price

    4th Edition Black Knight 1 0.30 0.30
    Blessing 2 0.03 0.06
    Channel 1 0.15 0.15
    Gaea’s Liege 1 0.35 0.35
    Hurkyl’s Recall 1 0.09 0.09
    Stasis 2 0.75 1.50
    Swords To Plowshares 2 1.12 2.24
    Terror 2 0.06 0.12
    Zombie Master 1 0.75 0.75

    5th Edition Castle 3 0.08 0.24
    Desert Twister 3 0.06 0.18
    Library Of Leng 2 0.25 0.50
    Llanowar Elves 4 0.10 0.40
    Sea Sprite 2 0.06 0.12
    White Knight 3 0.15 0.45

    Alliances Shield Sphere 4 0.38 1.52

    Alpha
    Siren’s Call 1 1.70 1.70

    Antiquities
    Ornithopter 4 0.50 2.00
    Phyrexian Gremlins 1 0.15 0.15
    Urza’s Power Plant, Columns 1 0.45 0.45

    Arabian Nights Desert 1 0.25 0.25
    Jandor’s Saddlebags 1 0.94 0.94
    Kird Ape 1 1.88 1.88
    Moorish Cavalry 1 0.15 0.15

    Beta Dark Ritual (used) 2 6.00 12.00
    Fog 1 ?
    Lighting Bolt 1 9.00 9.00
    Lighting Bolt (used) 1 5.04 5.04
    Llanowar Elves 2 6.00 12.00
    Serra Angel 1 19.20 19.20
    Swords To Plowshares 1 14.00 14.00
    Unholy Strength 1 2.55 2.55

    Dark, The Blood Moon 1 3.00 3.00
    Eater of the Dead 1 0.15 0.15
    Inferno 1 0.30 0.30
    Maze of Ith 1 5.62 5.62
    Skull of Orm 1 0.21 0.21
    Tormod’s Crypt 2 3.00 6.00
    Witch Hunter 1 0.85 0.85
    Worms Of The Earth 2 0.42 0.84

    Exodus Cataclysm 1 0.60 0.60
    City of Traitors 1 2.00 2.00
    Culling the Weak 5 0.35 1.75
    Dauthi Cutthroat 2 0.06 0.12
    Dauthi Warlord 1 0.38 0.38
    Ertai, Wizard Adept 1 2.25 2.25
    Forbid 2 0.25 0.50
    Hatred 1 1.50 1.50
    Price of Progress 2 0.45 0.90
    Soltari Visionary 5 0.06 0.30

    Fallen Empires Goblin Warrens 2 0.09 0.18
    hymn to Tourach 4 1 0.30 0.30
    Icatian Javelineers 1 1 0.20 0.20

    Homelands Didgeridoo 2 0.13 0.26
    Faerie Noble 4 0.15 0.60
    Mammoth Harness 3 0.09 0.27
    Soraya The Falconer 2 0.21 0.42
    Veldrane Of Sengir 1 0.17 0.17
    Wall of Kelp 1 0.13 0.13
    Willow Priestess 4 0.15 0.60

    Ice Age Abyssal Specter 6 0.09 0.54
    Counterspell 5 0.38 1.90
    Dance Of The Dead 3 0.50 1.50
    Despotic Scepter 2 0.15 0.30
    Knight Of Stromgald 2 0.10 0.20
    Krovikan Vampire 1 0.15 0.15
    Lhurgoyf 1 0.12 0.12
    Minion Of Leshrac 1 1.00 1.00
    Orcish Librarian 1 0.09 0.09
    Polar Kraken 1 0.50 0.50
    Stone Rain 4 0.04 0.16
    Stormbind 2 1.00 2.00
    Swords to Plowshares 1 2.00 2.00

    Invasion Aura Mutation 1 0.15 0.15
    Crosis, The Purger 1 1.88 1.88

    Legends Adventurers’ Guildhouse 1 0.50 0.50
    All Hallow’s Eve 1 13.50 13.50
    Avoid Fate 1 0.15 0.15
    Cathedral of Serra 1 0.50 0.50
    Crimson Kobolds 1 0.30 0.30
    Crookshank Kobolds 1 0.38 0.38
    Demonic Torment 1 0.12 0.12
    Firestorm Phoenix 1 3.60 3.60
    Force Spike 2 0.19 0.38
    Ichneumon Druid 1 0.08 0.08
    Jasmine Boreal 1 0.13 0.13
    Kobolds Of Kher Keep 1 0.50 0.50
    Lord Magnus 1 0.20 0.20
    Master of the Hunt 2 2.10 4.20
    Mold Demon 1 1.70 1.70
    Reincarnation 1 0.50 0.50
    Thunder Spirit 1 6.00 6.00

    Nemesis Daze 9 0.38 3.42
    Flame Rift 11 0.15 1.65
    Overlaid Terrain 1 0.20 0.20

    Oversize Cards Black Lotus (used) 1 8.25 8.25

    Prophecy Spore Frog 2 0.10 0.20

    Revised Animate Dead 2 0.30 0.60
    Bad Moon 2 2.40 4.80
    Control Magic 2 0.30 0.60
    Counterspell 2 0.38 0.76
    Demonic Tutor 1 3.60 3.60
    Juggernaut 2 0.15 0.30
    Millstone 2 0.38 0.76
    Royal Assassin (used) 1 2.25 2.25
    Sol Ring 1 3.60 3.60

    Stronghold Bullwhip 4 0.06 0.24
    Fling 5 0.10 0.50
    Mogg Maniac 2 0.06 0.12
    Mortuary 1 0.12 0.12
    Primal Rage 3 0.08 0.24

    Tempest Ancient Tomb 3 1.00 3.00
    Angelic Protector 1 0.15 0.15
    Disenchant 4 0.06 0.24
    Flickering Ward 3 0.35 1.05
    Heart Sliver 7 0.35 2.45
    Horned Sliver 3 1.00 3.00
    Manakin 4 0.03 0.12
    Propaganda 2 0.60 1.20
    Soltari Priest 3 0.90 2.70
    Whim of Volrath 2 0.25 0.50
    Whispers of the Muse 2 0.21 0.42

    Unglued Ashnod’s Coupon 2 1.70 3.40
    B.F.M (Big Furry Monster) LT 2 3.50 7.00
    B.F.M (Big Furry Monster) RT 2 3.50 7.00
    Cardboard Carapace 2 0.50 1.00
    I’m Rubber, You’re Glue 2 0.15 0.30
    Incoming! 2 0.30 0.60
    Infernal Spawn of Evil 1 1.00 1.00
    Squirrel Token 1 0.50 0.50
    Strategy, Schmategy 2 0.50 1.00
    Timmy, Power Gamer 2 0.42 0.84

    Unlimited Black Lotus 1 750.00 750.00
    Demonic Tutor (used) 1 3.38 3.38

    Visions Blanket of Night 4 0.38 1.52
    Funeral Charm 4 0.06 0.24
    Helm of Awakening 6 1.00 6.00
    Natural Order 4 1.20 4.80
    Necromancy 6 0.38 2.28
    Suq’ata Assassin 6 0.25 1.50
    Viashino Sandstalker 5 0.19 0.95

    Total: 1,006.26

  2. Kim Says:

    Hey! I was doing a Google search to see if I could get some low-down on how Troll and Toad was on their buying. I found a grip of cards I’d purchased back in …well, forever!…when they first came out, I’m guessing. I mostly just bought them for the artwork. I’ve got close to $1,400 worth by my estimation. Any info you could give me on how the process went would be really helpful! Thanks!!!

  3. doctordroog Says:

    It was really straightforward. They’ve got an online buy-list. Go through your cards and make up a list of what you have along with what they currently offer and email it to their buyer. The buyer gives a thumbs up and then you send your cards to them. A couple weeks later a check arrives.

    They paid us exactly what we expected, so they don’t seem to hassle you if you are fair on grading the cards.

    Good luck.

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