Quote from ChisinfProxies are the way to go.
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No way it stays at $40.
Quote from its0v3r9000so much dragonmaze is going to be opened, just be patient.
Quote from SpEkKiO99I'm curious why you would say that?
Everyone that I've spoke to at my local gaming store seems to think this set is bad value to open because there aren't any money cards other than Voice and Ral. Shocklands are extremely rare, some boxes even have 0. People who normally open boxes aren't even opening any dragon's maze. People who used to open multiple boxes are opening 1 box.
In terms of draft, its 1 pack each of dragon's maze, gatecrash and RtR. There are no more of the triple GTC and triple RtR drafts, definitely not triple DGM drafts.
In terms of PTQs, it is Standard season and not Sealed, so not much product is going to be opened there. And the sealed events that do run are the full block, not just dragon's maze.
In terms of Magic Online redemptions, they've just raised the price of redemptions from $5 to $25, so that will greatly decrease the value of redeeming sets from MTGO.
All signs seems to point to this being a 3rd set with the lowest card availability. Voice of Resurgence at this point is the #1 chase mythic money card from this set with applications in standard, modern, cube, possibly legacy, possibly edh and casual, therefore, I think it's value will only go up from here.
Quote from bondafongAgree. I usually open 1-3 boxes of each set depending on winnings and how good I think the set is value wise. I will skip DGM.
I think it's very possible that this set will be hit by the 3rd set value-boost that we have seen at other times, if some cards will be better than it looks like. I think Ral Zarek is the most possible to experience the Jace Syndrome.
To make this happend DGM have very many of the "correct" things going for it. It's a low-value set atm, very many are disappointed thus opening fewer boxes and the demand is generally low. If Ral Zarek for instance shows up in some winning legacy or modern deck in 2 years, it have the potential to skyrocket because of scarcity.
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I mean, hell, we're all on a forum for something that most people would describe as a "children's card game"...do what makes you happy. You are never too old to enjoy yourself.
Quote from wtwlf123 they can't attack my dragon to death.
Quote from Antknee42If you like fake cards and not directly supporting the hobby, sure.
Quote from wtwlf123That card's so insane that it needs reminder text on it that lets you know you can kick your opponent right in the junk when it resolves.
Quote from NofWhen I see Healing Salve, I'm often like "Oh girl, I wish I could turn every card into this." Thanks they removed the gain life part, otherwise this would have been broken.
Quote from BeaArthur_CosplayIs Voice top 3 in Selesnya? I'm running Finks, Lion, and Dryad. Do I NEED this card?
Quote from quitequieterOr if you enjoy the activity of making nice looking proxies and spend plenty of money on magic in other areas. And if you are poor. And if you want to cube with strangers by just bringing the cube to local shops.
Quote from Antknee42IMO, you should only be making long-term proxies if you own the cards/plan on acquiring the cards in the near future. WotC spends a lot of time/effort/money on developing the game, and it is my belief that this type of behavior is similar to the pirating and distribution of copyrighted music. People deserve to be rewarded for their hard work by customers spending money on the product if they want to enjoy it.
Quote from quitequieterI agree with your last sentence but I don't think it's remotely related to the rest of the paragraph. I spend plenty of money on magic. Believe me, they are as rewarded for their work as much as my budget will allow. But I'm not going to let my weekly income determine what my cube looks like.
Quote from Antknee42I'm not sure how you find them unrelated.
And doesn't your weekly income affect what everything looks like? I'm a bit confused how that is rationalization for using someone else's work without compensating them.