Originally Posted by muusbolla
My sentiments exactly. Some day when I have thousands of dollars of expendable income, I'll spend it all on booster boxes and actually win some tournaments. Until then, I can't play any more
The way to play is just play with whatever cards you have until you want to go to a tournament. Then build your DREAM deck and buy it just for the tourney. It really won't set you back that much, to buy the deck just for the tourney. Then you can either re-sell the cards after the tourney, or just trade them for the specific cards you want next time.
As long as you're not trying to own everything in existence, and only buy cards you specifically need for tournies, it's rally not THAT bad (though definitely more expensive than computer gaming if you don't count the cost of a nice computer).