Quote from Card Slinger J »Fixed as in finally having official sanctioned in-person events for the format? My LGS tried doing that once with two 4 player pods where one player managed to win on turn 5/6 so we had to wait a couple hours for the other 4 player pod to finish before we could proceed to the next round. Each player was given a sheet of paper listing all the game achievements they've unlocked and for the player with the most unlocked received some kind of prize support from the store. I couldn't remember what it was but we only held the event once and that was it. This was before the pandemic btw. Even though it wasn't a competitive event it was a good way to get more Paper Magic players into EDH / Commander. The entry fee for the event was only $5 as well.
Maybe If Wizards of the Coast were able to add more swag for prize support like sleeves, playmats, or even promo cards that would've been nice. They're probably looking at what happened with FNM a few years ago and were like, "Yeah...we're not allowing LGS Owners / Employees to fake FNM events just to sell promo cards on the Secondary Market that we give them." You sure about that cause they're selling Secret Lair drops because you thought direct-to-consumer was a good idea but really wasn't when you thought it was a good idea to make it hard for players to play Paper Magic at Local Game Stores. Wizards of the Coast, If you really put the LGS first we would've gotten those Secret Lair Fetches by now but you decided to make them less accessible.
Quote from LeoninKha »Look, Commander is great but how can anyone shuffle a 100 card deck?
I got big hands but its hard even for me, and yes I use double sleeved cards obviously, everyone should.
If Commander went from 100 cards to 85 it would be perfect.
Think about all that fetching and tutoring you gotta do, its awful.
Quote from LeoninKha »Uhm, I doubt you can say its easy to shuffle. Heck, I bet most of you here separate your decks in two and shuffle them like that.
Thats a problem, don't deny its there.
Quote from LeoninKha »Brands would still sell packs of 100 sleeves (they did WAY before Commander was this popular).
How many of you ever thought Wizards would change how Mulligan is done after more than 20 years of Magic?. But they did and now we have London Mulligan.
Quote from FunkyDragon »Quote from LeoninKha »Uhm, I doubt you can say its easy to shuffle. Heck, I bet most of you here separate your decks in two and shuffle them like that.
Thats a problem, don't deny its there.Nope, I don't cut it in half. I single sleeve and have large hands, so it's not an issue for me. Even if it was, you could always table shuffle.
You want a deck too big to shuffle? Years ago, I had a friend with a 300 card Prismatic deck that he would play against 60 card decks. He bought one of the white cardboard boxes and had to mash shuffle cards into the box because the deck was simply too big to handle (don't worry, the sleeves protected them). And he did it by choice, no complaints.
So, yeah, I do deny that 100 is a problem that could be solved by dropping to 85.Quote from LeoninKha »Brands would still sell packs of 100 sleeves (they did WAY before Commander was this popular).
Did they? Aside from penny sleeves (which I doubt a person who double-sleeves would ever consider), I'm fairly certain they only sold packs of 80 or 60 before EDH/Commander became popular. I recall quite clearly people being frustrated that you couldn't sleeve a Commander deck without buying too many or too few.
Quote from LeoninKha »@dirkgently: so I said 20 years and it was actually 18... and that means my argument is invalid?. Silly.
Quote from DirkGently »2) Double sleeving is a waste of time and money and makes the experience of playing the game worse YEAH I SAID IT. I'll single-sleeve my timetwister until the day I die.