Monday, August 2, 2010

League of Legends = Elder Dragon Highlander


EDIT: If this is your first time to my site then skip this article. It isn't funny, it isn't my usual style, it isn't anything but an observation.

I know it's a rather random article but I wanted to bring this up for Magic the Gathering and League of Legends fans. Please excuse me if I'm late on this it's just that I never get to play EDH or LoL so the thought never occurred to me until today.

EDH = Elder Dragon Higherlander (A variant format for Magic the Gathering)
LoL = League of Legends (A free to play game online)

For those of you who haven't played either then this probably won't make a bit of sense to you and you should go look them up.

LoL is literally EDH in literal form. Let's break it down:

1) In each game you need to choose a "general".

2) In EDH you have life totals that needs to be attacked and in LoL you have bases.

3) If a "general" dies then they have to respawn. In EDH this is represented by having to pay 2 additional mana each time your general dies which is the equivalent of a respawn counter.

4) In EDH you have other spells that you typically build around your general for different synergies and tactics. In LoL you have items that literally do the same thing.

5) In EDH you have other creatures you play along with your general. In LoL you have minions that fight with your chosen character.

6) In LoL you have lanes to choose from to attack the enemy base and in EDH you have different opponents you can swing at.

7) Both are multiplayer games.

The only major difference conceptually is that LoL is a team VS team game while EDH is usually played as a free for all. You could play EDH as a team game though and you have roughly the same thing. The difference when playing is whether you're using controls or drawing and casting spells from your library.

This isn't a rant. This isn't to prove a point. This isn't to get people flustered. I just thought it was hilarious how similar the two games are and thought it would be fun to post about it.

This is Kylak signing out and thinking you should give both games a chance.

3 comments:

  1. It's really cool how two seemingly different games are actually very similar. I have yet to play either games, but if I have time, I would love to try out both.

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  2. EDH would be a bit daunting for you since deckbuilding involves cards from all of MTG's history and I know you're still learning Standard as it is. League of Legends is easier to pick up for sure. Especially since there is an in-game tutorial and then you can just jump into games with whoever you want.

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  3. Yawrs, would be a lot easier to play LoL and I'll probably play LoL waaaaay before EDH just because yeah, EDH is level 20 to my level 1.

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