Quote from CarlWe have 2 local card stores that are about 15-20 minutes from where I live and my friend lives. The prices tend to be much higher than ebay and much higher than going to the tcgplayer store. They had 8 cabal therapy at $10 and I bought 3. So now I have most of the cards needed for a Nic Fit type of deck. This is if I don't play something like Liliana. I was wanting to make a deck that could be competitive but not being the very top deck. A lot of the time I try to avoid making the most popular deck. They showed the deck results and there was 1 tournament where a Nic Fit deck got 4th places out of about 140 to 150 players. That seems pretty good.
Quote from CarlI was just thinking I could make a Nic Fit deck. I wasn't sure if It would be a good deck to make. It seems like a good deck for someone making a deck on a budget. I'm not going use to any dual lands or cabal therapy because that card now is $20. I would just something like Ravnica duals instead. I have most of the cards to make that deck lying around. I would only need to spend about $40 to make that deck. I have 2 Pernicious Deed, 3 Divining Top, 2 Deathrite Shaman, 3 Abrupt Decay and 1 Phyrexian Tower.
Quote from gibbousmJund is pretty far out of my price range and I'm not a big fan of Deathrite Shaman, the rest of the decks you've all suggest I've looked at in the past, and have felt for the most part either underwhelmed or simply did not enjoy playtesting them.
Quote from BasqueRootwallaI'd check out Deadguy Ale and Jund. Aggro Loam and W/B Stoneblade have control elements, and card advantage in Confidant and Mystic (+ Lingering Souls & Bitterblossom for Stoneblade) but might not have enough threats for you.
Quote from Dice_BagIt's used in Elves as a sideboard card. After the BoM lots of Elves cards have jumped.
Quote from CarlThe problem I was having was with cards like Jitte. If I wanted to use Jitte many of decks end up running white and Stoneforge Mystic. I'm don't want to right spend $25 on each Stoneforge mystic.The easiest deck I could make out of the cards I have lying around is Red Deck Wins. I would just need to buy a playset of Goblin Guides and bunch of other cheaper red cards. It would cost me about $40 or $50 to make that deck with the cards I already have. I wasn't sure how good of a deck it would be compared to the more expensive legacy decks out there.
I like a lot of people have collected old card that I could sell but would rather not. I have 1 polluted delta, 1 flooded strand and 5 out of 10 dual lands but would rather not sell them. I have a 1 show and tell lying around I was thinking I should sell and I could get a few cards that way. I could have made my Affinity deck for modern but the legend rule changed things so Mox Opal is now at least a 30 card. I'm not going to spend $120 on a playset of Mox Opals so I decided that I would make my Affinity deck a Legacy Deck. I could purchase 4 Chrome Moxes and that would be much cheaper. I'm trying to think of a 2nd deck I could make with the cards I have lying around. I have 3 Jitte's, 3 Divining Top, 4 Chain Lightning, 2 Glimpse of Nature and 2 Pernicious Deed.
Quote from BarookThe change of font plus the addition of the holostamp seem to indicate that the Chinese fakes (which now can even pass stuff like the UV-Light test) have reached a level where Wizards feel threatened to the point were they had to take action.
Now the interesting question is what happens to older cards, like the ones on the Reserve List?
Quote from ShmankaAre people speculating on Stoneforge Mystic being unbanned?
Is this what is causing this dramatic 250% price increase in less than two weeks?
Quote from asw122That's almost definitely never gonna happen. Why would they do that and kill off a chunk of their revenue? WotC make a lot more if I need to get 4 DRS in paper and 4 in digital than they do if I can just buy 4 DRS in paper and scan a code. Plus for it to make sense, each code would have to be unique, which would hit the issue of trading. I open a DRS in paper, scan the code then trade it to you. You go to scan it into your MTGO and it doesn't work because I've already used it.
And those are just top of my head issues.
Quote from LoxxExploration would be awesome, with Life from the Loam?
Would also play well with moment's peace...
Quote from Wifflebat The UnboundI've seen it questioned in the past in this thread, but I've yet to really come to a conclusion on this Rishadan Port nonsense.
For some context, I started building Death and Taxes last August and I believe the price was approaching something like 65-70 dollars. Now, some places are pushing 70-80.
I'm literally so close to finishing the deck too. I only need 2 Rishadan Port, 3 Wasteland, and 3 Karakas, but those 8 cards are nearly going to kill me in terms of their price tags. I really want to get into the legacy scene, but I feel like I can't because I'm missing the vital parts of this deck.
What I don't understand is why Port has gone up so drastically. TNN is basically wrecking/racing creature decks right now, and DnT/Goblins/Lands are the only legacy decks that play Port. Does anyone think that with the shift in the meta, this land will go back down? I really don't want to spend so much money on the last 2 ports I need just to finish the playset.