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  • posted a message on MTG Pre-Release Kit Purchase Required QR Code Scan?
    Yeah they got rid of that but I think players may still have a Wizards Account or something of that nature. With so little in person tournaments I'm not sure how they are doing it anymore. Whatever the case I just show up to my LGS and buy a kit/kits and take it home for play. At least for the foreseeable future while we are still dealing with covid.

    I found this on Newsweek of all places.

    https://www.newsweek.com/magic-gathering-retires-dci-planeswalkers-points-players-chagrin-1500475
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on MTG Pre-Release Kit Purchase Required QR Code Scan?
    One of my local LGS sold me 3 on Pre-release day for $24 each for take home play. (No tax on those either) Some places are chill others are a pain in the butt. Of course I had to drive 25 miles away, 50 miles roundtrip. But I live out in the sticks so I don't have many options.
    Did they require you to scan a QR code through your smartphone by any chance?


    Nope. Nor have they for the last few pre-release dates for take home play. It may have something to do if you want to claim points or participation towards your DCI account potentially. My store is just happy to get the sale. Remember the stores have already purchased these from WotC and are theirs to sell as they wish.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on MTG Pre-Release Kit Purchase Required QR Code Scan?
    One of my local LGS sold me 3 on Pre-release day for $24 each for take home play. (No tax on those either) Some places are chill others are a pain in the butt. Of course I had to drive 25 miles away, 50 miles roundtrip. But I live out in the sticks so I don't have many options.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [MID] Mothership 09/17 — The tokens of Midnight Hunt
    Personally I'm drawn to her Abiding Grace and The Eldest Reborn.

    One of the reasons I love this game so much is the quality and depth of the artists that WotC commissions. Its one of the few things they do right in my book.

    I'm also really keen on the Human token above as well. Hope I get several when my set booster box shows up.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Mothership 09/17 — The tokens of Midnight Hunt
    Quote from EasyLover »
    Whats is dat ugly blue black Zombie token ?
    A Childs drawing ?


    I kind of like it. Reminds me of the old artwork of the early days. Not the computer generated stuff that gets churned out all the time. That token will probably also be around a dollar a piece as well as I don't believe its ever been printed before.

    Here's a list of her other cards to get a feeling for her style.

    https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=(artist:ravenna artist:tran)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Quote from signofzeta »
    Specifying that you were referring to $50 CAD earlier in your post would have helped.

    Pioneer decks failing in Canada is not going to sink sales. I'd venture that Canada probably does 1/10 or less sales of that of the USA. Keep your eyes open, shop around and you can probably buy them on ebay for far less than 50 CAD.

    BTW I will be buying at least two of these decks, I like the product. Maybe you can find someone here in the states to buy and ship them to you at a reasonable cost. Either that or get your government to stop being so restrictive and causing these "shortages" and trade imbalances. Good luck and hope you can find them at a reasonable price.


    I just hope that the Pioneer Challenger decks are here to stay, and released every October, 6 months away from the April released Standard Challenger Decks. The issue with this is that we did experience the Modern Event Deck which only lasted one year.

    Is Pioneer a popular enough format to warrant the Pioneer Challenger Decks to be an annual product? It didn't work for the Brawl Decks and the Modern Event Deck. If Pioneer Challenger Decks are not an annual thing, at least release 4 decks in October that focuses on 60-card base rules gameplay. Something like casual decks tied to old sets, maybe Challenger Decks, although not legal for current Standard, but for an older Standard, built for casual players.

    Do people buy older Challenger Decks, ones from last year and 2 years prior, not for Standard but for Casual? Maybe the Pioneer Challenger Decks, at the right price, can fill that niche. The older Challenger decks essentially will have become Pioneer Challenger Decks.


    Pioneer can and will be popular enough if WotC decides to keep supporting it with a yearly Challenger deck series or a Pioneer Masters set every other year and subsequent in person Pioneer events. The last 18 months have thrown a monkey wrench into in person play. It will come back eventually but that depends on a lot of factors out of the buyers/players control that I am not going to go into here.

    Modern Event Deck wasn't really a failure either. It wasn't a home run but it wasn't a strikeout. I'd say a solid line drive single. It should have been followed up with another one or two decks every year but really that's where the Modern Masters sets took the reins and was driving decisions at WotC I believe.

    Brawl was ill fated from the get go. Poorly conceived, poorly executed and basically dreamed up and then subsequently dumped. It was the answer to the question no one was asking.

    I would like to see Core Sets come back.


    They will come back at some point again. WotC has gone down that well once and will pull it back out again down the road. I'm guessing Summer of 2023 as Core Set 2023 or Core Set 30th anniversary edition.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Specifying that you were referring to $50 CAD earlier in your post would have helped.

    Pioneer decks failing in Canada is not going to sink sales. I'd venture that Canada probably does 1/10 or less sales of that of the USA. Keep your eyes open, shop around and you can probably buy them on ebay for far less than 50 CAD.

    BTW I will be buying at least two of these decks, I like the product. Maybe you can find someone here in the states to buy and ship them to you at a reasonable cost. Either that or get your government to stop being so restrictive and causing these "shortages" and trade imbalances. Good luck and hope you can find them at a reasonable price.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    I will say this. Pioneer Challenger deck will fail not because people don't want them, it is because people don't want them at $50.


    Pioneer Challenger Decks can be pre-ordered for as low as 18 USD at this time.

    https://www.cardkingdom.com/mtg/challenger-decks-2021/sealed

    Where are they $50?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] ChannelFireball - Fateful Absence
    Need multiple playsets for Pioneer. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] "Rite of Oblivion"— cEDH Brasil preview
    The uncommons in this set continue to be uncommonly strong.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Stuffed Bear— MtG APAC Facebook preview
    Not bad for a common. Wonder if Pauper Affinity would like a couple of copies of this or not.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Willow Geist— Official Magic Discord preview
    Solid rare, I like it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Sacred Fire— Commander Replay preview
    They are definitely being overly conservative on the Flashback costs of most of these cards this set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Mothership 9/7— Hostile Hostel // Creeping Inn and Bloodthirsty Adversary
    "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

    Wink

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] "Grisly Ghoul" and "Rootvine Creeper"— Jack Torrance previews
    Smokey Bear if you don't put out your campfires properly.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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