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  • posted a message on Full set of 40 Dual Lands : looking for advice
    Reach out to someone like Daniel Chang (Vintage Magic) for consignment. He may even offer to buy them outright.
    I sold a few of my power 9 cards this way,and didnt worry about whether the buyer would mess with me or not.

    Hassle free, and I'd say about break even if not better as much as the amount of time it takes to sell and establish a reputation on ebay, and sweat bullets.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Bouncelands in 2020
    I removed the bouncelands, they were too slow, or too ripe to get blown up by land destruction.
    A lot of nice mana artifacts get the job done and synergize well with many of the other lands.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Cube Comebacker needs help
    Congrats and welcome back MagicFever! Sharing your passion with your children is one of the greatest gifts you can endow!

    I recently got back into the cubing and mtg, and I found it crazy how much my cards shot up in value. Playing with my kids and their friends, I wasn't very comfortable with how my "memories" and these older value cards from my collection might be handled. Plus, I just do not have the budget to put away for cards when I have activities for the kids, and hunting for cards at local shops isn't ideal.

    So to make our cube our own, we actually went the route of "creating" our cube. There are ton of free templates out there, but I had my kids draw some of their own art, and created our own back. We use a site called makeplayingcards.com (Mod's please advise if this is breaking the rule to post).
    I use a base template and place the art, and type up the text in Photoshop.

    The card price fits our budget, and the personalness makes "creating" cards that much more fun and a bonding experience.




    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on ChannelFireball Cancels All Paper Magic Events Permanently due to COVID-19, MagicFest Cancelled Forever?
    What data leads you to believe that Hasbro is prepping to sell Wizard's of the Coast?

    It's fairly obvious Hasbro is forcing WotC to produce more types of products in order to artificially elevate sales number growth:
    Secret lairs, premium boosters, signature spell-books, duel decks, planeswalker decks, commander decks, a ton of auxiliary 'experimental' sets (such as Conspirac, Battlebond, Jump Start, masters sets, Mystery Booster Boxes, etc) sets each year now instead of just 1 each summer.
    This leads to two results: it keeps earnings growth estimates up to keep stock holders an inverters happy, and secondly (and perhaps more importantly but certainly more relevant here) gives the illusion of elevated value through sales numbers growth instead of declining value if/when Hasbro decides WotC has peaked and it's time to sell them for maximum profits.


    We can agree to disagree on a few points. I'm basing my information from Hasbro investor calls and their SEC filings. I'd be surprised they sell such a profitable asset. I agree they have turned up the production, but have you noticed the limited quantity, high price, and specifically targeted consumer (high income)?
    Also, you are correct that the IP is used to generate revenue, I believe it is one of the top 7

    Again, if you have a moment, check their recent SEC filing, Wizards is a mega money generator, and their balance sheet, while not specific shows, a mega jump in GoodWill, which can be a number of things. However more specifically falls under acquisitions and investments.

    Will Wizards adapt the game to be more digital and more specialty print product, and less print run set product? That could be definitely what shapes up, especially post COVID.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on ChannelFireball Cancels All Paper Magic Events Permanently due to COVID-19, MagicFest Cancelled Forever?
    Quote from the n00b king »
    It's only a matter of time before the game goes fully digital. Maybe Covid will have sped up this process. Might explain the plethora of products WotC is releasing this year. Just to get that stuff out of the way before they focus on the digital aspect.
    That would fit in line with Hasbro "prepping" Wizards of the Coast as a company to be sold next year. The weird thing is that Rudy from Alpha Investments predicted this 2 years before COVID-19 occurred. Coincidence? Well I guess we're all going to have to find out now won't we?


    What data leads you to believe that Hasbro is prepping to sell Wizard's of the Coast? I'd argue its quite the opposite as Hasbro has taken on a considerable amount of Goodwill in its most recent SEC Filing (which can include acquisitions and investments as minority/majority stakeholders and R&D), and Magic is mentioned several times as a high performer and major revenue contributor and profit center.

    I left this on Tolarion Academy wall awhile back, but the recent offerings of the premium high dollar, yet limited product, is an excellent example of this kind of "fundraising"
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Huntmaster of the Fells
    I picked up two for $5 (kind of worn) and the life gain and wolf are very nice additions to the nightpack ambusher
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Adaptive Automaton
    @wtwlf123 So I cut him about a year ago.
    His pump is nice, but as a 2/2, he's too fragile, and at 3 mana. Most of the tribes already have some sort of anthem effect, and those cards with the anthem effect have more versatility typically, example being an enchantment.

    I ended up replacing him with the Sword of Sinew, because I preferred that pump, and harder to remove, personally.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][MH1] Includes and Testing Results
    Quote from bondafong »
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    I don't write articles for non-Standard sets.


    Buuhhh! This is the best set since Zendikar. I need your review. Smile


    Seconded. COME ON WTWLF123!
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [WAR][CUBE] Ilharg, the Raze-Boar
    I like this guy, and I've been playing him in R/G or R/G/W, often with a Fires of Yavimaya.
    I like that he tucks, but I also like that with fires he can immediately slam in for damage and his nice ability.
    This makes him such a high threat that often he is prioritized for removal versus my smaller attackers.

    The experience versus me was this guy and "sneaking in: Bogardan Hellkite, wiping out my air defense, then sneaking him in a second turn.
    Just the tip of the "fun" iceberg of course :):)
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] Leovold, Emissary of Trest
    Within the Black, Green, Blue Colors, there is enough support to give Leovold a chance to shine. I agree that splashing green is tough, but I think the mana fixing in most cubes allow this to be a non-issue.

    Obviously he can hose draw and control decks.

    Personally, I enjoy him in a Braids/Stax Shell, because hes an extra target to consider when the opponent is going for the Abyss or Braids. Is he win more in this scenario? I can definitely agree on that point
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][MH1] Winds of Abandon
    @allred123 YES thank you for that correction. totally correct.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][MH1] Hexdrinker
    yea id run this in an agressive R/G or mid W/G deck.
    This thing is just nuts. 2/1 for G is AUTO
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][MH1] Winds of Abandon
    I literally thought this card followed up by an armageddon = play of the decade
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Teaching your kids to play Magic
    Thanks funky dragon for the link.

    So Ive started collecting me some tokens Smile
    I think I may add a few 5/5 flyers,

    Did you find for the other 40 cards, more spells were better than more creatures?
    Posted in: Magic General
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