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#77 Jul 18 2014 at 9:11 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Got an Urbog and a Chord of Calling as well. Probably won't sell any though. Just don't usually bother with that end of it.
Seems like a waste not to cash in on the cards now to be honest, unless you're planning to use them in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
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#78 Jul 19 2014 at 8:50 AM Rating: Good
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SCG Open Baltimore is streaming. First match is Mono Green Devotion vs B/g Devotion, Desecration Demon and Pack Rat look a little sad when they're facing off a Hornet Queen.

Edited, Jul 19th 2014 5:09pm by Aethien
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#79 Jul 20 2014 at 10:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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Bought a booster on a whim at Target. Get another Garruk. Fate is trying to tell me something Smiley: um

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You could try the Duel of the Planeswalkers game and see if you like it. It'd be a fairly cheap way of just seeing if you enjoy the game in practice. In fact, it's free for iOS & Android tablets (with IAPs, of course) or else the 2014 edition (equal to the 'unlocked' mobile versions) is $10 on Steam. Even cheaper, of course, is knowing someone who plays and borrowing a deck but I don't know how practical that is for you.

DotP 2015 is out as well but costs twice as much on Steam. Haven't played it much but what little I played I think I like 2014 better. Might just be turn-off from cosmetic difference though.

Edited, Jul 20th 2014 11:28am by Jophiel
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#80 Jul 20 2014 at 10:35 AM Rating: Good
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DotP 2015 is getting crushing reviews for being a moneygrabbing, diluted, badly functioning piece of garbage. Paraphrasing reviews there but you get the idea.

And Garruk is still $20, you could get a couple Brimaz' for what he's worth now.
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#81 Jul 20 2014 at 11:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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But I got my promo Soul of Zendi out of it!

Too lazy to sell cards. Either I get 50% from the card shop or I need to find someone willing to pay me the cash on it (or dork around with eBay).

Edit: Brimaz is still starting at $15 on TCGPlayer

Edited, Jul 20th 2014 12:12pm by Jophiel
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#82 Jul 20 2014 at 11:49 AM Rating: Good
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Garruk is $20-25 though and you've got 3 right? That's 3 Brimaz and some other white weenie cards. Maybe the new Ajani or something if you go for a deck a little higher on the curve (not as good as Ajani, Caller Of The Pride but that's rotating out soon-ish).
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#83 Jul 20 2014 at 11:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ah, I thought you meant a couple Brimaz for (a) Garruk. 'Cause that wasn't happening Smiley: laugh
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#84 Jul 20 2014 at 12:20 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, that's unlikely. You might get 3 Brimaz for the Nissa though, if you can find someone with 3 Brimaz.


Or you could trade the Garruks and the Nissa for a damaged Karakas or a Rishadan Port or Wasteland and start building a Death & Taxes deck (Legacy white weenie/mana denial).
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#85 Jul 20 2014 at 3:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Tempting but... no, actually it's not even a little tempting Smiley: grin
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#86 Jul 20 2014 at 3:46 PM Rating: Good
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Playing with Thalia, Wasteland and Rishadan Port and laughing as your opponent is stuck on no mana is pretty fun.





Just get sleeves, you don't want to play expensive cards without sleeves, no serious chance they'll devalue either as WotC doesn't really like the mana denial tactic of Death & Taxes.
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#87 Jul 21 2014 at 1:29 AM Rating: Good
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Sell the bombs you don't want; buy another box?
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#88 Jul 21 2014 at 6:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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I have no problem with owning/using them. It's Aethien who's all hot to trot to sell them. As I said, I'm not interested in selling them to a store for 50% value nor do I care enough to try to find individual cash buyers. It ain't no big deal to me.
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#89 Jul 21 2014 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
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For a professional, Timelord is pretty bad at convincing people to sell bombs.
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#90 Jul 22 2014 at 6:24 AM Rating: Good
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BUY BETA BOOSTER NOW, TOTALLY NOT A BORN OF THE GODS BOOSTER WITH A PICTURE OF A BETA BOOSTER TAPED ON IT

Edited, Jul 22nd 2014 2:24pm by Aethien
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#91 Jul 22 2014 at 6:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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"I have much more beta booster packs I can send you once this first deal falls through"

Well, little danger of this deal NOT falling through...
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#92 Jul 22 2014 at 7:36 AM Rating: Good
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I love the explanation for it looking like a fancy new booster is that WotC ran out of the bad looking wrappers they used for the first year or two.
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#93 Jul 22 2014 at 7:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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The old wrappers were great. You could see through the white portion on the top so it was very easy to check rares without opening the pack.

So, by "were great", I mean "were great if you wanted to cull all the good rares at your store to sell as individuals and leave people buying 'unopened' boosters containing all the crap rares".
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#94 Jul 22 2014 at 7:51 AM Rating: Good
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It makes me feel old remembering those original brown packages. Smiley: frown Third edition packaging, too.
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#95 Jul 22 2014 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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It makes me feel old remembering those original brown packages. Smiley: frown Third edition packaging, too.


That's because you're olde.
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#96 Jul 22 2014 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
The old wrappers were great. You could see through the white portion on the top so it was very easy to check rares without opening the pack.

So, by "were great", I mean "were great if you wanted to cull all the good rares at your store to sell as individuals and leave people buying 'unopened' boosters containing all the crap rares".
Which is why you never buy Beta boosters unless they come in the box with the original wrap still around it. And even then only if you want a $35,000+ box of cardboard that likely loses value when you unwrap all the cards.


Unless you find a Black Lotus of course, pack fresh beta lotus alone is probably nearly 30k by now.
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#97 Jul 22 2014 at 9:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
And even then only if you want a $35,000+ box of cardboard that likely loses value when you unwrap all the cards.

Not unless I can drive it to work Smiley: laugh

My understanding is that buying individual boosters of current sets online still runs the risk of someone 'mapping' the booster box and pulling the packs most likely to contain mythics and then selling the rest of the packs. The place I play at doesn't sell individual cards so I suppose that lowers the risk of the shop doing it (plus the owner seems on the level but I guess so do successful scammers) so I'll pick up boosters there if I'm playing. Still, if I have the hankering for just a booster I usually get it at Target in the cardboard packaging and stuck on the peg by an uninterested wage slave.
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#98 Jul 22 2014 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
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You shut your ***** mouth and get off my mountains.
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#99 Jul 22 2014 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
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And even then only if you want a $35,000+ box of cardboard that likely loses value when you unwrap all the cards.

Not unless I can drive it to work Smiley: laugh

My understanding is that buying individual boosters of current sets online still runs the risk of someone 'mapping' the booster box and pulling the packs most likely to contain mythics and then selling the rest of the packs. The place I play at doesn't sell individual cards so I suppose that lowers the risk of the shop doing it (plus the owner seems on the level but I guess so do successful scammers) so I'll pick up boosters there if I'm playing. Still, if I have the hankering for just a booster I usually get it at Target in the cardboard packaging and stuck on the peg by an uninterested wage slave.
The cardboard packaging has had some issues with being too easy to open which combined with uninterested stores and you get packs that have been relieved of their valuables. Duel decks and commander packs especially.

Also, as far as I'm aware, mapping boosters isn't doable anymore although it's always best to buy your booster box with the WotC wrap still around it anyway just to make sure.
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#100 Jul 22 2014 at 11:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well, hopefully I'm smart enough to tell the difference between a full and empty sleeve but I'll take the extra moment to make sure now that I know. I'm just talking though about the single foil-wrapped boosters in the cardboard sleeves (for easy display on a pegboard I assume), not the "boxed" decks.

My booster box was wrapped but I'm just talking about spur of the moment single booster purchases. Obviously not the most economical way to buy them (the worst really) but sometimes you just feel like throwing down the $4. Be good if they can't be mapped any longer just on general principle.

Edited, Jul 22nd 2014 12:40pm by Jophiel
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#101 Jul 24 2014 at 12:35 PM Rating: Good
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So I came across this article talking about different decks and why they're difficult or easy to play and what makes decks in general difficult to play and in how far your skills and experience carry over, it's pretty interesting.

Edit: also Massdrop has Journey into Nyx, Theros and Conspiracy booster boxes as well as a set of 5 commander decks for sale. reddit thread with links.

Edited, Jul 24th 2014 9:33pm by Aethien
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