• posted a message on What have been your best/worst MTG investments?
    Best:
    By straight value investing in Zen Fetchlands at the beginning of modern for less than $10 ea.

    By comparative value I got 20 promo phyrexian metamorph promos for $1 ea when they were $5, the store is rather shady and told me he'd sell the promos so I bought them all. They went up a little more but an instant 400% profit was nice.

    My 2 boxes of MMA 2015 was a pretty good investment. Box 1 was terrible but box 2 had a foil and a regular goyf, Elesh Norn, Noble Hierarch, Fulminator, Spellskite, Spliter twin, and Wilt-leaf liege.

    Worst:
    95% of the sealed product I've opened. I have terrible luck when it comes to cracking packs.
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Off-Topic Community Thread
    Quote from Lynnis »

    This is awesome, congratulations. I think that is basically the dream scenario for opening one of these boxes. I shied away from MM2015 after a lackluster MM box in 2013 where I basically broke even (meaning I would have been better off just buying singles I wanted). If the commons and uncommons had more value in MM2015 I may have jumped on a box, but alas. All I can say is that it is awesome to see stories like this, I love it when people get lucky with packs and boxes.

    On a related note, I bought a Khans Holiday Gift Box yesterday that was marked down at Walmart to $15 (figured the pack value alone is worth more retail wise) and I needed the box for storage and organization. First pack I opened a Polluted Delta and paid for the whole thing. Good times were had.


    The best part is I planned to cancel my preorders (had 2 boxes ordered) but the store talked me out of it by giving me a partial refund. I told them I wasn't as interested in the set as I initially was and the prices had really dropped for boxes. They looked up prices and refunded me $20 on each of them. I'm glad the 2nd box turned out so good because I would be disgusted with the contents of the first. I got 1 Clique, 1 Karn, 2 Daybreak, and a bunch of junk. The second one apparently had the good stuff that was supposed to be separated across the 2 boxes :p

    Quote from Chainer3 »
    You probably should and then remember that I advised you to do so when you win the power ball. Wink I drafted last night and managed to pull a goyf, so maybe we should collaborate numbers for the ticket together.

    I do have a question for you fine gents and I'm sure this should be in trade evaluation thread, but would you trade said tarmogoyf and a played condition Liliana of the Veil for a box of MM15?


    Personally I wouldn't. MMA is a gamble and sometimes you get lucky but I imagine most times you end up in the red.
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Off-Topic Community Thread
    So MMA finally brought me back to MTGS. I've never had luck opening packs but last night I opened a foil and a regular goyf from the same box. Not many of my friends play magic so you guys are the only ones who will care Grin

    I feel like I should buy a lottery ticket
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  • posted a message on [Primer] OmniTell
    Thats what I figured but wouldn't it be easier to just cast Emrakul? The only situation I can see where you wouldn't want to is when they have Ensnaring Bridge or can swing back for lethal, neither of which are super common.
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  • posted a message on [Primer] OmniTell
    Being new to Omnitell (Playing the Cunning Wish version) can someone explain the Release the Ants in the sideboard? I know how it works generally but without Enter the Infinite how do you reliably set it up? Is it really as simple as setting up with Ponder/Preordain? I feel like you could just dig for the high cmc spell you need in that situation.
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Off-Topic Community Thread
    what is the link to Reddit?

    I already use deckbox


    There is a trading thread every Monday on the top of the MagicTCG Reddit. There's not as many traders as here on MTGS but you have to repost your list every week so you know the ones posting are actually looking to trade.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Off-Topic Community Thread
    I've started trading through Reddit or Deckbox. Ever since the switch-over trading has drastically changed for me. I've also started playing legacy so that may affect my decisions and wants.
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Huge Gainers
    I think Flagstones rise is from legacy Death and Taxes. It's been seeing more play in the builds and works well with Cataclysm.
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  • posted a message on Where to go to get Alters done?
    There are a lot of users on here that do alters as well. I'm not sure how many are still available but here is a list that used to be updated before we came to the Curse site. You may wanna give them a try.
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Huge Gainers
    Quote from DrewReaLee »
    Quote from H2O4Sho »
    Didn't Snapcaster Magefish go from $16 - $35 a little while back. I would call that a significant jump since it basically doubled in price. However, aside from this initial jump it has not gone up further, which is suprising given the explosion of Modern pricing


    Snapcaster's price has actually been declining slowly after it's price surge a while back and it's closer to $31 now. It's still a very reasonable price and I would recommend anybody who hasn't their copies now to pick them up.

    Also has anyone seen Sword of Fire and Ice's price recently particularly the Modern Masters version? It's up to $41 now up from around $35 a couple days ago. I'm not sure where SOFAF is played but it may be a Commander card now that I think of it.


    A lot of its growth is due to True Name Nemesis. The pro blue lets you get past TNN and both the abilities are relevant in almost any game. Plus the MMa art is so nice.
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