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  • posted a message on [ELD] the command zone preview - Gadwick the Wizened (Merlin mtg)
    I wish his name was Chadwick
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Amaz preview - Giant killer
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Hey cool combo

    Keep using the tap ability on your Scaretiller you change the text to “put a land card from your hand or graveyard ont the battlefield tapped”

    Should Abrade have been 1 mana to bolt or shatter?! Nah. Increase in cost is due to said flexibility. If it was lower cost it would be too good or be mythic.


    This wouldn't break limited if it was an uncommon.

    I wouldn't think so either.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Amaz preview - Giant killer
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Hey cool combo

    Keep using the tap ability on your Scaretiller you change the text to “put a land card from your hand or graveyard ont the battlefield tapped”

    Should Abrade have been 1 mana to bolt or shatter?! Nah. Increase in cost is due to said flexibility. If it was lower cost it would be too good or be mythic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD} Gilded Goose and Egg
    Neutered BoP sucks... It's just bad.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full set of 40 Dual Lands : looking for advice
    Without much of a presence online it's going to be tough to sell them unless you take too little for them. If you have some ebay references it could help. If you live in an area that gets bigger Magic events or can travel to one, it might be the best place to sell them. If not, I'd say ebay or possibly on some facebook for sale group.

    I think in person will probably be your best bet, you just have to find a way to get people to know they are for sale.

    I would sell all 40 at once if possible. If not you will be stuck with Taigas and Plateaus for a while. If you do break them up, best way would be sell playsets.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on {C19} Mystic intelect full deck list + command zone preview card - Elsha of the Infinite
    When I see this year commander decks I wonder how we get $20 duel decks, like the Dredge one, that have way better reprints in them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Burn
    Quote from bellune »
    Won an FNM going 3-0 with the deck (my first tournament playing it).

    I’m still refining the mana base, but the Horizon Lands have been very good to me, I’d say they won me several games seeing extra cards.

    20 lands seems appropriate.

    I now need to try Barbarian Ring.
    Still hesitant on how many Light Up the Stage is the right number, too.


    Match-ups?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from ed06288 »
    I find it funny that people still discuss legacy and the 7 people who play it

    I guess duals hold value long term anyways because of commander.

    Lots of folks still play Legacy. It's the best all around competitive format. It would be far greater if not the reserved list. That said, as many people that like duals for EDH, Legacy drives the prices on duals. It's not a coincidence USea and Volcanic are the 2 most expensive right now. Anything printed after the reserve list is kind of a joke value wise.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from Kirby01 »
    I started roughly calculating the expected value of booster boxes, using the average card value for each level of rarity and multiplying by the number of those cards in a pack and then by the number of packs in a given box. I was looking more for a relative gauge of value, and so ignored the possibility that I could randomly hit some high-value foils which would only increase the value. For most of the standard and modern sets that I looked at, the cost of the booster boxes seem to roughly track slightly above the expected value of the cards, so if I bought enough boxes, I could expect to come close to breaking even and maybe even make a decent amount if I hit on some nice rares and foils. In other words, the risk seemed low compared to the potential rewords, and as a worst case, I could make Duraflame logs out of the unwanted commons.

    When I started to do the same calculations with the older Legacy sets, I found that the Booster box prices far exceeded the expected average returns. Even if a quarter of the booster packs contained the sought-after high-value rares, the potential value of the individual cards wasn't coming close to what the booster boxes were selling for. I know there is are a lot of differences in the makeup of older packs and sets, as Wizards was often playing with the frequency of rares and uncommons on print sheets and the card count in each pack and pack count in each box changed a few times, so I might need to tweak my calculations for these older sets. Is there a good resource providing the details of the makeup rares in packs and boxes for the older sets? What else am I missing? Are these older boxes sets really that overpriced? Are they such a risky investment, or could I potentially expect to get enough high-value cards in return? And if I do, is it worth having them graded to potentially increase the value and recoup more of the initial investment?

    I get the sense that I may be missing the bigger picture, and thus am looking for some general guidance in what seems to me to be a risky investment.

    Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

    Old unopened product is rare. That's why it's expensive. You will never break even unless you get a bunch of cards graded and get good marks. Even then unless it's Legends and before there won't be much of a bump in value for graded cards.

    Most of the time you could get every good rare/uncommon in the set and not even come close to breaking even. Sealed product is almost always a loss, even more so with vintage sealed product.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] A guide to all things Sliver Overlord
    Quote from CruxMDQ »
    Updated the Queen-less combo tips section to account for Iliurgul's suggestions. You have my thanks!

    But what are we without our Queen? Crying
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    People do realize foil prices will now be much lower now that the supply is higher, right?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    I know it's Hasbro's choice to increase pricing as much as they want. It's also up to the player base to not be morons and keep buying in.

    $7 to $10 to $13 for Masters sets (No extra value added as pricing increased), $8 for Modern Horizons (pretty much a standard pack with a garbage art card). Now a $25 pack... SMH... These should be $12 tops. Sadly people will keep pumping money into overpriced products and make them even more overpriced.


    At least everything in the Collector Boosters is foil.


    From Wizards...

    Collector Booster

    Number of Cards: 15 cards and 1 foil token card
    Number of Versions: 1
    Contents:

    1 rare/mythic rare with extended art
    1 foil rare/mythic rare
    9 foil commons/uncommons
    3 special-frame cards (showcase or borderless planeswalkers)
    1 ancillary card
    1 foil token


    Most are but a few are not according to this.

    Five are not foil by my reckoning.


    You are totally right. Dang.

    Even if all foil, precedent has been made that those would be far lower cost than $25. Remember all foil Alara packs?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] A guide to all things Sliver Overlord
    Quote from CruxMDQ »
    Updated the aggro decklist to account for the inclusion of The First Sliver.

    I've been thinking that having it around is kind of like having a permanent-based Primal Surge. I mean, if you can somehow sculpt your library to your leisure (Scroll Rack, anyone?), you can pretty much achieve similarly explosive effects. Opinions?

    I've never managed to get it out with Scroll Rack out. But I have gotten it out twice and even without stacking, cascade is nice even if only once that turn.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    I know it's Hasbro's choice to increase pricing as much as they want. It's also up to the player base to not be morons and keep buying in.

    $7 to $10 to $13 for Masters sets (No extra value added as pricing increased), $8 for Modern Horizons (pretty much a standard pack with a garbage art card). Now a $25 pack... SMH... These should be $12 tops. Sadly people will keep pumping money into overpriced products and make them even more overpriced.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Burn
    Has anyone tested Dreadhorde Arcanist? Seems like it could work, but seems like it could be clunky too.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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