Quote from Crypt Rat »"DO NOT SHUFFLE"
Interesting bit with these is that, as packaged, the order of the decks is predetermined, so the first game between the two is guaranteed to be playable with quality starting hands, minimal flooding out, and removal being drawn on time. This level of first-exposure product design is something not present in ANY existing Magic product.
Anyone complaining about the secondary market value of the contents of this product is completely missing the point of this product and that they are not intended the audience this product is for.
Specifically: This product is intentionally not designed for people who play Magic. If you are a Magic player, this product is not for you.
This product is intended to make people who don't know about Magic into players. That's why it's going to be sold at mass market stores where you will find people who don't know about Magic. The 30-card welcome decks are fundamentally not effective at drawing in new players given that you can only reach people who already willingly stumble into a comic book and card shop. Those decks only work on people who are already in the proximity of Magic being played, likely because they're already playing similarly complex games. This new product is trying to grab people who are not in that bubble, people who are not on forums, people who aren't going to a gaming shop. That is how you make players out of non players.
Quote from TheOnlyOne652089 »
There literally is nobody that knows "nobody" that already plays magic and starts playing magic in paper form.
The vast majority is introduced by a friend that already plays, or they are multiple people that buy stuff at a store and see other players. In any case of that, you wont use this product for teaching a new player.