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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    Quote from Dunharrow »
    Quote from KnickM »
    Quote from Elemental »
    Is anybody drafting these? Is it a better draft than the first set?

    I'm hosting a draft in about ten days. I'm hoping that it'll be a better experience than the last time. And this time I know that Ajani and Dack are just pure traps and I'll warn the table accordingly. Seriously, who decided to put the Azorius walker in the set with Selesnya and the Selesnya walker in the set with Azorius?

    Since we have more mono-color walkers this go-round, I'm anticipating that people won't be as siloed as they were last time. Might lead to a more organic-feeling draft, if only two people are opening on-guild bombs. I don't think that it'll be amazing, but I certainly expect it to be better than the trainwreck that the last one was.


    I would love to have Dack in my deck. I think Gruul and Simic draft really well together.
    Ajani is a bit odd since Simic and Azorius don't mix as well, but it is still doable.

    I drafted the first box, and opened up Teferi. I thought that I would go Bant, but the color-fixing just wasn't there and I never had both Teferi and Islands in a game. Dack's +1 is okay - target player loots 2 - but I don't think I'd consider it a bomb in the format. His -2 is almost completely irrelevant (although it's better than Tezz from the first set), and while you can build around his ult, it's also not a gamebreaker. What are you doing with Gruul and Simic? You're playing out your creatures and putting counters on them. That's great - but Dack doesn't really add to that game plan except by giving you the ability to loot away lands once you've got enough. If there's nothing amazing in the pack then sure, I'll take him, but the odds of having some other quality card that doesn't commit you to playing Temur are pretty deece.

    Ajani is probably a better fit in a Bant deck, most likely Simic splashing some white. You can pick up Azorius fixing, and he puts counters on your creatures which is exactly what Simic wants to be doing. He also helps you draw into creatures. But the color requirements aren't going to be easy. As I mentioned in the Limited thread on this topic, my last draft was won by a Boros player who drafted Daretti and then just left him on the sidelines. I'm very wary of trying to warp my colors around a planeswalker that might not be a bomb.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    Quote from Elemental »
    Is anybody drafting these? Is it a better draft than the first set?

    I'm hosting a draft in about ten days. I'm hoping that it'll be a better experience than the last time. And this time I know that Ajani and Dack are just pure traps and I'll warn the table accordingly. Seriously, who decided to put the Azorius walker in the set with Selesnya and the Selesnya walker in the set with Azorius?

    Since we have more mono-color walkers this go-round, I'm anticipating that people won't be as siloed as they were last time. Might lead to a more organic-feeling draft, if only two people are opening on-guild bombs. I don't think that it'll be amazing, but I certainly expect it to be better than the trainwreck that the last one was.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Commander Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from joejack8445 »
    What's going on with Sower of Discord? Why is it suddenly the most valuable card from Commander 2018?

    At a guess, I'd say that Rakdos, the Showstopper, aka Mr Demon Tribal, is responsible.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    Quote from zdtsd »
    The whole problem here is walker choice.

    the "chase" walkers here are $20, while Teferi and Lili are $50.


    Not just that.

    They look really bad (people mostly like tamiyo, but the rest is incredible bad artwork for the characters).

    The walkers are either reprinted a bunch of times, not worth anything, not played in constructed formats and/or just mediocre like the new planeswalkers.

    All of the points make this a terrifically bad product as it is.


    Karn and Ajani should've been swapped with Teferi and Daretti. That would've evened out the value a bit, and made draft a little better.

    I was surprised how unexcited I was about this product - obviously for a completionist like myself it's a necessary pickup, but none of the walkers make me excited to jam them in decks. The last one, Elspeth, Lili and Teferi went right into decks, and that was pretty cool. So yeah, they exist, but they aren't really lighting a fire under me. But honestly, this feels right to me. Most people who wanted them are getting them, and while they still exist, quantities are clearly limited. I'd still like to see a little more from this set - a couple packs of Ravnica sleeves and some spindowns, maybe a basic land pack, just enough so that it truly is a draft in a box - but they're pretty close.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on White/White Ravnica Allegiance Misprint
    It definitely looks like some kind of oil on the card but it has the sheen of an a normal printed card just seems like it’s a blank then I guess. I stuck it in my binder just cause it’s so jarring to see something blank like that.

    I'd love to see a photo, if you have one handy.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Miscut, Misprint, Foreign, Foil &Other Oddities Price Thread.
    Quote from rose_markov »
    I was wondering how much this would be estimated to be worth? Its a near-mint condition miss cut Icatian Javelineers from Fallen Empires.

    Hi Rose, welcome to MTGS.

    First, a minor nitpick - that doesn't look NM. I can see white on all four corners (although I'll allow that it may be glare on the sleeve).
    Second, THANK YOU for including a picture! It's really crucial for evaluating misprints.

    I'd say that yours is a good miscut - I can see a hint of the card to the left, making it more than just 100-0. I'd put the price somewhere in the $5-$10 range - it's cool, but it's on an almost unplayable card, so you're only getting coolness factor. And while there is a small bit of another card on it, you've really got to look hard. The ideal is the entire right border of the next card over so that it's glaringly obvious.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on White/White Ravnica Allegiance Misprint
    So I was opening a booster pack last night of ravnica allegiance and instead of getting a token card in the back of the pack I was instead greeted by a white/white blank card. It has two transparent oil streaks going down one side of the card. I’ve tried to find something similar online but I’ve had no luck. Really confused as to what it is. Does anyone have any idea?

    It's a specimen card. If you've ever seen an uncut sheet, sometimes there are blanks to fill out the sheet because the numbers don't work out precisely. Typically they're discarded by the printer, but sometimes they make it into packs. If the streaks are actually oil, then that's kind of gross. If just it's a weird sheen, well, that's kind of cool.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Where to sell a few....thousand copies of Savage Punch
    Quote from Darty17 »
    I recognize that this is ridiculous/absurd, but I value the community's expertise.

    I am moving and while downsizing, realize that it is time to let my collection (read: hoard) of Savage Punch go. Collected it because the art is perfect and it just continued to grow. I now have apx. 6000 copies of it that need to find a new home(s). Love something, set it free, right?

    Any ideas on what the best way to do this is?

    Ummm.

    Honestly, I got nothing. I'd post the lot on eBay and talk up how crazy it is. Six THOUSAND copies of one card - amaze your friends, amuse your enemies! That kind of thing.

    And I thought that I had a lot of Atogs ...
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    Sold out as of 0125 PST, with 9,339 sold. So that lasted 13 hours - way better than I'd expected.

    I think that when sales started slowing down, they pulled some for other purposes. Maybe special prizes, maybe just to increase scarcity.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Is a GP a good place to sell a large collection?
    A lot of vendors actually can't buy sealed product from players - only from distributors. I asked SCG for a quote on some of my sealed boxes, and they flat-out said "We don't do that - we'll open it in front of you and quote you on the singles."

    Sell the sealed stuff on eBay. Maybe take the singles to Jersey. A couple weeks ago I would've said "Meet me there and I'll make you some offers", but due to personal circumstances I can't make it this year.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    Quote from Phenyx »
    100$ of importation fees per kit + 40$ for shipping, thanks for trying WotC but it's still a no for EU :'(

    Honestly, that's still probably going to be cheaper than buying them on the secondary market.

    25 minutes later, and they're still up. I don't expect them to last much longer, but it's interesting to have a public count of how many units sold - should tell us how many units exist as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    Quote from LimDuhl »
    Quote from Marquisd »
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ravnica-allegiance-mythic-edition-2019-01-10

    PW's are Karn, Scion of Urza, Jaya, Tamiyo, the moon sage, Sorin Markov, Dack Fayden, New Kaya and New Domri.

    It will be handled by Hasbro's Ebay store and will ship world wide.


    They won‘t ship world wide, just received a statement on eBay regarding my issue being not able to order from them at all.
    And I doubt they‘ll be able to ship globally before 2020 in General…:

    asbro-toy-shop (123,021RedShooting Star)
    Hello,

    At this time, we are not able to ship internationally. We are currently only shipping to the contiguous 48 United States. Please note: we cannot ship to a PO Box, Alaska, Hawaii, US Protectorates, APO/FPO & international addresses. We are hoping to be able to ship to International markets in the future. Please keep checking our site.

    We greatly appreciate your business. If you have additional questions, contact our Customer Service Center via e-mail at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-408-0052 Mon-Fri 8am – 8 pm EST

    Thanks,

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    HasbroToyShop-Ebay

    Under "Terms", they say:
    We are currently only shipping to the contiguous 48 United States, except Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition.

    So they're probably scrambling last-minute to try to fix things. Which is great, because the last few times they didn't bother to try to fix anything until AFTER the last minute.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Loss of words for price jumps or not worth reporting anymore?
    Quote from HandsomeJack »

    3. I never liked reddit and I do think that this part of the forum should be reworked. It would be better to just have 2 price discussion threads. One with cards from 8th edition till today, the other one with older cards (for example).

    So, Modern and Older, instead of the five that we've got now? Personally, I feel that if we compact them that much, we may as well just have one thread for "Price deltas". But I'm always open to hearing feedback, so if you'd like to make any pitches about how the Café could be restructured to improve traffic, be assured that you have my full attention. If I may ask, why do you favor a two-thread approach?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [GRN] Mythic Edition
    We've got another Mythic Edition coming, and while there are more options for deckbuilding this time (three monocolored walkers, one at colorless, and two that work with guilds in the set), I'm not thinking that this will be much better. Dack is pretty obviously a pass, and while Ajani could be okay he's in completely unsupported colors so after my experience with Teferi I'd argue that he's also a hard pass. Kaya, while a card that is actually in the set already, doesn't seem too overwhelming to me - she won't affect the board much, and there doesn't seem to be a ton of graveyard shenanigans in RNA for her to disrupt. I'd probably take her anyway because she represents a swing of 6-10 life, but she's not a windmill-slam first-pick.

    I'm deeply disappointed that Daretti and Ajani weren't switched. That seems like a no-brainer.

    Domri will be a house, Karn is a card drawing engine, and Sorin and Tamiyo are removal on a stick. Jaya is decent, but not unbeatable.

    I hope to have the opportunity to draft this Mythic Edition as well, but after the last one I'm significantly less excited about it. Anyone else thinking about drafting this?
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
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