I don't know if this has already been posted somewhere, but apparently there has been a slight change of how often you can expect a masterpiece in an Amonkhet booster compared to Kaladesh or Aether revolt. In my picture, the left side is the bottom of a kaladesh booster box, with a german Amonkhet booster from my pre-release on the right.
So from what I understand from these numbers, masterpieces are slightly more common now, which is pretty cool, I think. It might just be a little bit, but we had noticably more masterpieces this time at my pre-release, among the lucky ones me and a friend pulling a spell pierce in the two-headed event. Who knows if this is just for Amonkhet, but I thought it might be of interest to some of you guys nonetheless.
So, based on the the text given, it's based on cards granted, and not packs opened.
Well, considering packs have the same number of cards, it's basically the same thing.
Right. I was just commenting on the fact that it has been clarified that chances need to be multiplied by 15 if you are looking at these stats thinking it was ~20,000 packs to (likely) grant a Masterpiece.
Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
Melek, Izzet Paragon
Oona, Queen of the Fae
Bruna, Light of Alabaster
Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
Rhys the Redeemed
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
The Mimeoplasm WUBRGSliver OverlordGRBUW WUBRGSliver Hivelord(Superfriends)GRBUW
My pre-released first pod got about 4-5 masterpieces
and I got Loyal Retainer from prize pack
so I guess it's increase frequency as you post
I love that finally after masterpiece first introduced (Zendikar?)
I got my first masterpiece
Great, so these hideous things are slightly more common than the much better Ultra Mythics we had before
Can the people who have actually seen these weigh in?
Are they any less disappointing looking in person?
I think they look better in person, up to the point where I'm considering getting stuff like containment priest for my edh collection. The foiling really helps overcome the dull brown, stone frame. The smaller artwork still hurts those cards a lot, though, it's just such a stupid idea to even do this with a type of card that should really awe players. Especially when you look at pieces like cryptic command, wrath of god and consecrated sphinx. They are beautifully illustrated, with plenty of detail in them, but literally no room to show it off. Overall, a lot of missed opportunity with those expeditions from a personal point of view.