Quote from TheOnlyOne652089 »Quote from Card Slinger J »All I'm saying is that it's unfair for Magic players outside of Hasbro employees not to have access to the Heroes of the Realm cards which is different from Judge Promos since they're just reprints anyway. Wizards of the Coast could reprint these cards in mass quantities much like with other cards on the Secondary Market needing reprints yet they do nothing about it. Hopefully the Mystery Booster product next year will be available for the LGS due to how Secret Lair was an attempt to undermine it.
The "Hero" cards are basically just proxy cards.
If you want them, simply use your printer and make you some, they are not legal anyway, and if you just want to play them casually, who cares where you got them from.
To pay money for them is only for the people that really "badly" want to collect them, anybody else could not care less.
Quote from Card Slinger J »All I'm saying is that it's unfair for Magic players outside of Hasbro employees not to have access to the Heroes of the Realm cards which is different from Judge Promos since they're just reprints anyway. Wizards of the Coast could reprint these cards in mass quantities much like with other cards on the Secondary Market needing reprints yet they do nothing about it. Hopefully the Mystery Booster product next year will be available for the LGS due to how Secret Lair was an attempt to undermine it.
Quote from RSSR »Can’t believe people want unplayable cards reprinted for the masses that can only be played on kitchen top tables. There’s lots they can print for a wide variety of players in the limited avenues they have in releasing playable stuff than waste any of those spots on stuff like this.
Quote from foam_dome »What are you talking about? Scroll Rack isn't on the Reserved List.
And that last sentence makes no sense, are you saying that Wizards is somehow greedy for printing Heroes of the Realm cards that are only being distributed (not sold) to Hasbro employees?
Quote from Gruul Storyteller »And this is all on top of the "flash sales" going on where you can only buy certain ones on certain days for a limited time, can't even buy the 7-pack anymore. Well unless you want the scalper's price.
It all has this strange funky air to it, one of dishonesty and swindling.
Quote from SavannahLion »I don't recall everything that was sold direct from WotC at the time. I do remember, however, there were various iterations of their store front ranging from direct from WotC to a link that redirected you to an 3rd party (eBay?) store front. I don't recall everything that was sold however. Kind of wished I kept the boosters I never opened in their original shipping boxes.
However, WotC has sold singles, sort of. They even sold RL reprints through them. Do you recall the From the Vault series? That's the closest to true singles and RL reprints that I've seen.
Quote from SavannahLion »This isn't the first time WotC sold direct to consumers though. Back when WotC used to have Pokemon IP, I bought booster boxes (of Pokemon) direct from Wizards website. In 1999 or thereabouts, WotC acquired The Game Keepers chain alongside opening their own brick and mortar stores. LGSs survived quite nicely through both of these "direct to consumer" attempts. I'm sure the viable LGSs will survive equally as well through this round of direct sales as well.
Quote from xaltair »Au my lgs many people play commander and they complain when the store needs to use tables for actual tourneys, at the same time they don't buy cards regularly and act snobbish when people play only standard, or pioneer or modern.
They are a cancer level outbreak at the lgs, they refuse to play competitive formats and when they are in the store they are very loud during their 4 or 5 man games.
Quote from buffntuff »If wizards ever decided "to heck with the secondary market we're gonna sell cheap singles ourself now" flgs's will just stop carrying magic and the entire house of cards will collapse.
Quote from 3drinks »Man, get the hell outta here with this "blame fetchlands" bull*****. This isn't 1996 anymore, we're not fixing our mana with painlands and city of brass. And shaming the use of functional reprints? Why? Like we should be jamming rend flesh and devour in shadow as go to removals a near decade latre, times have to change to keep players invested. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking how blessed I am that I'm given more powerful cards to play so I have to put fewer questionable cards in my decks. I can't with this idea, what the hell. If you want to live in the nostalgia days, go build a white border deck. I know I have - and it's still consistent enough, if you know where to look.