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  • posted a message on That “mutate” mechanic offical confirm for ikoria
    Could just be a different Level-Up mechanic too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on oubliette is. Coming soon in a set
    It's NOT going to be in a Standard set. They've already said that effect is no longer in black.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from Mishotem »
    I still think they're monocolor. They're meant to replace Planeswalker decks for the set, and they're mechanically tied to Ikoria. I don't think they're going to make these too complex.


    Where have they said this? As Im aware the planeswalker decks are moving to being core sets and this is the "yearly commander decks" we normally get in late summer/ fall just tied with a set this time.


    They said it in the article where they first announced them. Same with the Zendikar decks.

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/big-things-are-coming-commander-2020-2019-10-30

    And they've been doing four decks for years. Suddenly they're doing five again, and replacing an entry-level product with them? Yeah, I'm sticking with the mono-color idea. Could be wrong, we'll see.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    I still think they're monocolor. They're meant to replace Planeswalker decks for the set, and they're mechanically tied to Ikoria. I don't think they're going to make these too complex.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2020 Challenger Deck Decklists
    Normal MSRP for the challenger decks this year look like it would've been about $35 per.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Next Secret Lairs?
    It's going to be revealed during the Twitch stream, sometime.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from OblivionedOne »
    Except I do. If you’re trying to make 10%-30% off product alone, your store will be closing...


    If you're settling for 10-30%, that probably has a lot to do with it. You should be shooting for a 50% margin on damn near everything except LEGO and a handful of other stuff. Granted, that is on top of running events and snacks, but I guarantee you stores don't/can't rely solely on snacks and event tickets to stay afloat. The product sales matter a lot to any store's bottom line.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    It's probably going to be all related to Valentine's Day. Couples? Partners?
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from OblivionedOne »
    Quit crying about lgs not making 2-3$ per box they’d sell. Tell them to run more events and sell more snacks... news flash, lgs don’t make money off product...


    You have no idea what you're talking about.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from user_938036 »
    Quote from Mishotem »
    So what should wotc do with secret lair? Make them a FTV series that scalps everyone and can be either over or under printed? Only to benefit parasitic “investors”?


    What should they do?

    Stop making them and put these reprints in a $4 booster set. Like they should do with ALL cards.
    So they should discontinue all non flagship products and only release things as though they were standard legal sets? I've seen some ridiculous asks here but this one is leagues beyond the others.

    MTG is many things to many people so finding the best(Yes, 'best' includes making money for the company that makes this game. If they don't make money they don't keep making the game) way to get the people the things they want is tricky. It is impossible to print everything in a $4 booster


    No. No it isn't. I'll wiggle on the price a little and point at Mystery Booster. Next month, retailers should have it out at about $6 a booster and it's all reprints and each pack potentially loaded with value. There is NO reason that couldn't be an ongoing, constant product, and it would make a ton of money. Players have been clamoring for it at MFs since it was introduced. Could they do it at $4? Absolutely, and it would sell even more. They could rotate the set list every year and release it until the end of time and it would still continuously sell.


    because that implies a lot of things about print runs and distribution that they only do standard releases. They can't release every product like that because they are already filling the year with those 4 products.


    Then they incorporate these reprints into those 4 products. They can make the argument about it fitting the set/storyline, but that's what a Core Set is for, a place for reprints without a home. And if it doesn't fit in there, make a $4 booster product where it would. You think Mystery Booster cost them more to make than a Standard set? I doubt it, I don't see how printing a card is priced differently because it's a valuable reprint vs. a new card. They could do it if they wanted to, but instead, they'd rather charge people $30-40 on a product that costs pennies to produce. And apparently, you'd rather buy that.
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  • posted a message on oubliette is. Coming soon in a set
    It's not going to be in a standard set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    So what should wotc do with secret lair? Make them a FTV series that scalps everyone and can be either over or under printed? Only to benefit parasitic “investors”?


    What should they do?

    Stop making them and put these reprints in a $4 booster set. Like they should do with ALL cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on oubliette is. Coming soon in a set
    If they put it in a Secret Lair, that's a clear sign they're just completely divorced from reality.
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  • posted a message on oubliette Confirmed for a reprint in a upcoming set so where will it be reprinted?
    Mystery Booster as a foil would be the earliest set.

    It's also unfortunately possible that it will be another Secret Lair drop. Maybe "Secret Lair **** You All".
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander legends speculation
    For what it's worth, Oubliette has been confirmed by Mark Rosewater as a reprint in an upcoming product. Possibly Commander Legends?

    Could also be a Mystery Booster inclusion or part of a Commander deck too.
    Posted in: Speculation
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