Quote from LouCypher »Quote from NGW »Quote from LouCypher »So you say they should've adjusted the entire way they print cards to allow for more foil basics? As Maro noted, the chance of cracking a foil basic in Unstable is equal to cracking a foil full-art basic in Amonkhet/Hour of Devastation...because there's only 1 of each.
In this specific case? Yes. Or heck, do it like a normal set would even if there is only one of each basic.
How is it scummy though? Same chance as always.
It's not the same chance. Normally, there are 1 or 2 foil basic lands per box. This has been the case with all sets that I can remember since foils were first introduced in Urza's block. This was also the case with Unhinged, which also only had 1 art for each land.
WotC changed the math on us in Unstable, breaking a trend that they had in place for about 18 years, and didn't mention it until retailers called attention to it few days before release. That's why people think it's scummy.