Magic is amazing. It's easily one of the best 'games' ever made, in my opinion.
I used to play Magic very seriously when I was younger and had more free time. I first played from Revised / Ice Age through to Tempest. I also played a little bit later around the time of Odyssey block. I played in loads of tourneys - just missed out on the top 8 at a London PTQ (finished 9th out of 300 entrants), but was pleased I didn't make it because they did a Rochester draft! I also won a regional (got a horrible play mat, a box of boosters and some t-shirts I wouldn't be seen dead in). I used to live near several American Air bases and we went to loads of drafts etc. on the bases.
I haven't played for donkeys years (except on the xbox) and I too have been tempted by the online version but don't want to pay real money for 'virtual' cards. I have folders and boxes galore of cards. If anyone is thinking of getting into the game and lives near bromley them give me a shout, I have thousands of commons you can have (far far too heavy to post).
If people are interested then maybe we could run a few drafts at one of the retro events?