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  • posted a message on My local MTG Shop is Adult only, 18 and Up. Having some problems with this.
    Open up a competing store that does allow kids and knock them out of business. They don't sound like very good friends. And with that model, they're bound to fail anyhow.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So how much money have you spent on Magic?
    Quote from The Fluff »
    I've been playing and collecting since '95, but I've only been keeping a spreadsheet since 2014 that tracks my Magic expenditures each year. I'm sure many will find it disgusting how much I spend, but whatever...

    2014: $40,450.81
    2015: $43,963.45
    2016: $39,402.16
    2017: $20,526.52
    2018: $42,456.75
    2019: $6,914.26 (thus far)


    O.o That is a monstrous collection. What formats do you play?


    Standard, Modern, Legacy, EDH, Pauper, 93/94.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So how much money have you spent on Magic?
    Quote from Drangsal83 »
    I've been playing and collecting since '95, but I've only been keeping a spreadsheet since 2014 that tracks my Magic expenditures each year. I'm sure many will find it disgusting how much I spend, but whatever...

    2014: $40,450.81
    2015: $43,963.45
    2016: $39,402.16
    2017: $20,526.52
    2018: $42,456.75
    2019: $6,914.26 (thus far)


    Do you buy a lot of displays and have a room full of cards? Or do you play powered Vintage?


    I do purchase about 10-12 boxes of each new set, but that's just a drop in the bucket. The vast majority of the cost is due to my penchant for collecting decks. I have over 400 decks built. For instance, last year I bought about 30-40 Revised/Unlimited duals for various EDH and Legacy decks. I also don't swap cards between decks. If I want to build 20 decks that each need 4 Goyfs, then I purchase 80 Goyfs.

    I haven't spent as much this year because I've been buying tons of anime. I also used to collect video games. I have a room in my house that's floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall-to-wall-to-wall (three walls) filled with games, but I've sold about 15-20% of it over the past five years since I gave that up. I'm obsessed with collecting. I can't have something be a hobby without collecting the hell out of it...

    It's crazy, but it's my crazy!
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So how much money have you spent on Magic?
    I've been playing and collecting since '95, but I've only been keeping a spreadsheet since 2014 that tracks my Magic expenditures each year. I'm sure many will find it disgusting how much I spend, but whatever...

    2014: $40,450.81
    2015: $43,963.45
    2016: $39,402.16
    2017: $20,526.52
    2018: $42,456.75
    2019: $6,914.26 (thus far)
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What Was Your Favorite Block?
    Tempest Standard (Mirage & Tempest blocks) - My favorite set of all time is Mirage, and my favorite deck of all time is Prosperous Bloom, so this standard holds a sentimental spot. The White Weenie deck from this standard is also spectacular. I still occasionally watch the '98 US Nationals VHS tape I got at the Urza's Saga pre-release. It never gets old seeing Mike Long get Abeyanced by Matt Linde.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Narset's Reversal (reddit leak)
    This could be interesting in High Tide.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Late February "Innovative Product"
    Perhaps they will have planeswalker team cards. Like all of the Gatewatch represented on a single card, or smaller groups/pairs (e.g. "Jace and Chandra, Ignite the Mind"). That would allow them to squeeze more walkers onto cards, though the type lines would be a mess.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    This one appears to be corrected with a limit of 2 per buyer. The first one allowed you to enter a quantity up to 18 even though the description said a limit of 2. I kept refreshing the sold list when it first went up and saw numerous people purchasing quantities of 4-5, and even saw one with 10 and another with 15. I'm curious if that's why it was taken down and replaced. I assume they'll refund those people who ordered more than two, so the actual number sold will probably be some hundred fewer than the recorded count.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ultimate Masters Box Pulls!
    I opened a case last night. The 4 toppers were Through the Breach, Lord of Extinction, Platinum Emperion, and Maelstrom Pulse. Mostly whiffs there.

    I did get two spectacular packs. The best contained a foil Lili and a non-foil Heirarch. The other had both a foil and non-foil Ancient Tomb. Everything else however was on par with the lists above.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Aaaargh!!!

    Seeing all the amazing pulls is pissing me off because I'm the unfortunate one who cracked that damned Stirring Wildwood.

    At first I just wanted to be happy that I got one, but now I've gone tilt...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on booster cases
    The standard expansions come stacked two tall and three deep in a sealed cardboard box. Masters cases are a little different. They are two booster boxes in a sealed box, then two of those boxes inside a larger sealed box. It seems like a waste of material. Though, I suppose with their higher price point, it makes it easier to sell sealed half-cases. The original modern masters had six booster boxes similarly split into two half-cases of three each. And, if I recall, the other sets like conspiracy (with their weirdly shaped boxes) are laid 1x6 in a sealed box.

    Simply stated, if you happened to ignore the above paragraph, they come in a sealed outer box (sometimes three).
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Does anyone know what site will the Mythic Edition be for sale on.
    Got double charged... never got an order number.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 9-17 two mythics
    Oh My! Hazezon is delighted.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 7/23 Saheeli , Varchild
    This surely makes her War-Riders happy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Promos: Vampiric Tutor & Nin, the Pain Artist
    The Tutor art looks too similar to the prerelease Mayor of Avabruck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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