Quote from piersI'll be picking up the RUG for the generals. Riku is just too awesome for me. However, I also want Nin, the Pain Artist, I might just buy one from someone who'll buy the WUR deck. I don't get it, though. Will someone explain why the UBG (and the GWB?) are worth the most value? I am planning to buy the decks just for the generals and several staples, and sell the rest.
Quote from Torpedo VegasThe cards on the secondary market come from packs and wizards sells packs so in a way the strength of the secondary market is a reflection on wizards profits through pack sales.
With that said Commander is changing the current formula store owners use to crack packs for singles. If you have a 100 players that want a card for 4x magic you need to open enough packs to get 400 of that card. If you have 100 Commander players you only have to open enough packs to get 100 cards. If they are able to open just half as many packs, probably less, that will directly impact packs sold and how Wizards truly measure their success.
Edit: They are essentially decreasing demand
Quote from GalspanicLike the ones from Commander and Archenemy? Or like the ones that came with the MPR?
I see these being somewhere in between and when I asked the guys as my EDH group last night they all seemed interested in grabbing them all up and hoarding them. I laughed until I realized that they were serious.
Quote from WorstBandNameEverInstead of selling, which you will most likely lose some value on, why don't you try trading here on the forum? I'm sure some people would be happy to trade up into some more valuable cards for what you are looking for.
Quote from pandafarmerYou're better off waiting and selling them at a major event. Most shops won't give you more than 10 cents or a quarter... but at least with the "dealers" at a event you might get some okay numbers for things that sell well for them in their junk bins so they buy for higher.
Otherwise always carry a "junk rare" book and throw in good uncommons. You'd be shocked how well people will trade for some of that stuff.
Quote from Overbeing_of_MythFrom a fun standpoint, I wonder why he's on there yet yosei isn't. I have not seen a single valid argument justifying his banning.
Quote from BEDERNDERNthe precons were the biggest tease ever. waste of time, energy and excitement for me. the amount of ground they could have covered with creative design is ridiculous. instead of cool new generals we get jank (except for about 2 decent guys that i wouldnt play in the first place)? instead of awesome new artifacts we get that squirrel cannon garbage? the new cards are all pretty bad (minus like 4-5), and as for reprints...each deck has like 2 decent reprints at most.
maybe its just me, but im extremely let down by this and feel it could have been done much better. lazy design on their behalf to cash on on the new big thing. not even new artwork can get me to pick these up.
the only card that i am happy about is the new karmic justice. it alone dosent save a set though.