CoolStuffInc has one day sales and today's include
8 D&D Ravnica miniatures for $64.99 - https://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/262277
Azorius prerelease pack for $16.99 - https://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/270266
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Feb 17, 2019KingAlanI posted a message on CoolStuffInc one day sale - 2/18 D&D Ravnica miniatures, Azorius prerelease packPosted in: Store Discussion
Feb 7, 2019KingAlanI posted a message on Most effective way to build a collection of a new expantion?I open enough packs anyway that I rarely need to buy common and uncommon singles, let alone sets, but by the time I have a couple dozen rares I reach the point of diminishing returnsPosted in: Magic General
Feb 7, 2019KingAlanI posted a message on Most effective way to build a collection of a new expantion?I'm a complete set collector as well. Since I want every card and not just singles, I have more reason to crack packs. It is more fun to open them as part of Limited events, and my LGS has good prices and prize support for those, so it's easy to play a lot. They also have a good deal on boxes prerelease weekend, which gets me the buy a box promo. With that, a bundle and the planeswalker decks, I don't need to buy and more packs.Posted in: Magic General
Since I have a lot of duplicates and am interested in a lot of stuff, I do well trading. I'd also buy singles to fill a few gaps. If I don't have much from a set I might choose that for prize packs or pick-your-own-packs Limited events. For each method I sometimes look back a few sets.
Checklists help keep track when buying or trading for missing cards. I have some printouts in a small binder to go with my trade binder.
I maintain an extensive collection of checklist files: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/other-magic-products/third-party-products/805324-checklists-for-everything-from-alpha-to-ravnica
Feb 7, 2019KingAlanI posted a message on Checklists for everything from Alpha to Ravnica AllegianceI compile checklists for every Magic release. I aim to be extremely thorough, including variant printings and promos.Posted in: Third Party Products
You could type in the documents to keep track of your collection digitally, but these are optimized to print out nicely, to have information handy when near cards but not your computer. I aimed for nice formatting, and making efficient use of paper.
They should be particularly useful for organizing cards into 9 pocket pages, especially with incomplete sets from before collector numbers and/or with multiple versions.
I have both Word 2007 (.DOCX) and Excel versions.
I didn't want to mess with file format since precise formatting is key to these.
Older versions of Word can understand this format with a plugin. OpenOffice had problems with these .DOCX's last I checked a few years ago. However, if I have MS Word save as .DOC, and send that to OO, there aren't as many problems. I can do that if there's interest. Also, OO Calc didsn't seem to have a problem reading the Excel versions.
-PDF versions of some (if you want a PDF of another list, let me know)-
Folder - http://www.mediafire.com/folder/1pb3t6abtpbta/PDF_Versions
Ravnica Allegiance: https://www.mediafire.com/file/bbo19o9tjhapzjk/Ravnica_Allegiance_Checklist.pdf/file
Born of the Gods: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9f4gomd39h37de9/Born_of_the_Gods_Checklist.pdf/file
Ice Age Block: http://www.mediafire.com/file/zy4luxocy6kbzz9/
The Dark: https://www.mediafire.com/file/v3nf0i29knm0kcd/The_Dark_Checklist.pdf/file
All early non-block expansions: http://www.mediafire.com/file/kxe7b2pqinrnwrr/
From The Vault series: http://www.mediafire.com/file/rnth8b26zb6qm12/From The Vault checklist.pdf
(If somebody wants PDF versions of something else, let me know)
Not every checklist looks the same (especially since I assembled them over a large period of time, and tweaked the format for the circumstances of each set). However, the examples above provide a pretty good approximation. These are non-editable PDFs.
-One set to a Word document-
List of Core Sets: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/36gh6ngl1cip9/Core_Sets
List of Expansions: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/mpxmd1gpfisg1/Expansions
List of Promo Categories: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/mx839udnb64ja/Promos
List of Special Sets: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/lnbjnzm7mhqdj/Special_Sets
All core sets ZIP: https://www.mediafire.com/file/splj7yp838qpwlz/Core_Sets_Alpha_to_M19.zip/file
All expansions ZIP: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ckjk2do9zo0uao8/Expansions_AN_to_RNA.zip/file
All promos ZIP: https://www.mediafire.com/file/s57iwg7ul5nd5lk/Promos_[as_of_RNA].zip/file
Special Sets ZIP: https://www.mediafire.com/file/62uodrl5p6alq65/Special_Sets_through_partial_RNA_Guild_Kits.zip/file
-Combined Checklist Word-
For blocks and other groups of related sets, I made one Word document that had the checklists for all the sets in the group.
List - https://www.mediafire.com/folder/wy841ejlszaea/Combined_Checklist
All files - https://www.mediafire.com/file/7rfifg99rnknn3t/Combined_Checklist_-_Word_[v4].zip/file
Sets with alternate versions (Alliances, Antiquities, Arabian Nights, Champions of Kamigawa, Chronicles, Fallen Empires, Homelands, Shadows over Innistrad, Unstable - http://www.mediafire.com/file/bja2ooyk6e668da/Sets With Alternate Versions.zip
All Sliver, Changeling, Ally - http://www.mediafire.com/file/dbo570ihcx4bogd
-Combined Checklist Word by plane-
Both Innistrad blocks in the same file, same for Mirrodin, Ravnica, and Zendikar
-Combined Checklist Excel-
List - http://www.mediafire.com/folder/l5n4vkmcmnwtd/Excel
All files - https://www.mediafire.com/file/ui6uei6wwep5pqq/Combined_Checklist_-_Excel_[v4].zip/file
Feb 6, 2019may seem cliche, but Power 9Posted in: Magic General
No luck at a Legacy tournament where an Unlimited Mox was one of the top prizes.
No luck with Zendikar Priceless Treasures (but I did get a Revised Bayou, one of the original duals I was missing)
Feb 6, 2019In my experience, Troll and Toad has pretty good prices and I've been happy with their service when I have used them. Yet StarCityGames seems way high so I haven't ordered from them. I've done well with CardKingdom's buylist but haven't bought from them.Posted in: Magic General
Jan 26, 2019I usually use TCGPlayer for relatively expensive singles, as the shopping time and shipping cost is proportionally more useful at that point. Also it's easy to find non-mint cards; I often want a cheap playable copy.Posted in: Magic General
CoolStuffInc is my favorite otherwise - the prices are comparable especially with customer rewards discount, shipping is free on $100+ orders
I get my fill of boosters at the LGS (box for buy-a-box promo, Limited events and/or prizes), and I often get other sealed product like Planeswalker decks there. If not I'd compare prices at the above.
Jan 24, 2019I like the idea as the MSRP is about the same as 3 packs with as many foils as you'd usually get in 9 packs. I like foils as much as I dislike chaff nonfoils.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Yet being available only at big box stores means they won't be on sale like regular packs are
Jan 24, 2019I've been making one but haven't gotten it to work. Sorry.Posted in: Third Party Products
Either MWS crashes when I add the set or if I add it successfully, MWS crashes when I save the new masterbase and reopen MWS.
I put cards in MSE and exporting in MWS format, that's worked fine before.
I avoid flavortext as I have before and usually that works, but no this time.
I've tried adding only parts of the set and can't figure out what cards are the problem if that's even the issue at all.
Jan 23, 2019Tempted to get one these as a completist collector. At least eBay knows how to run a heavy duty e-commerce platform. Even not being as great as the GRN one, would it drop below MSRP or stay above and still lead to FOMO?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Dec 11, 2018Discovered a couple typos - Glaive of the Guildpact without the 'the', Collar the Cultprit. Fixed those.Posted in: Third Party Products
Forest had been left out. Added that and did find/replace to change the card numbers from /273 to /274.
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Apr 18, 2014Cross tribe cards are hard since they would have to be extra powerful to counteract not benefitting from the other tribal boosts in those decks. Knight-Captain of Eos and Hero of Bladehold, Knights that otherwise fit a Soldier deck, are the examples that come to my mind. If they themselves were Soldiers, I'd be more inclined to play them.Posted in: Articles
Otherwise, great science post.
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