You sure about that?
I'm not seeing either Gideon, Thopter or Felidar. The last two I'm not surprised but why is Gideon missing? Considered too strong still? Even for Historic?
Quote from Xcric »any gimmick to sell this flaming trash pile of a set i suppose.
would've been nice if they put effort into it to sell it on its own merit, and included relevant reprints in it as normal, dedicating more effort to balancing standard where necessary but sure i guess lets go with a gimmick instead
its a nice list... but its also a real *****ty list with no real theme or cohesion to anything. you can get an absurdly priced scroll rack, or you know, argothian scion. so we get a reduced chance to pull something from the list, and then an even further reduced chance to pull something of meaningful value from the list on top of that.
gotta keep them gambling away their dollars.
i'm just so absolutely over this FOMO gambling bull*****.
Quote from Xcric »Okay that's great. That's marvel. That's not wizards, and that's not magic.
Though magic already has $100 boosters and a large portion of the playerbase is vocally opposed to that practice already.
At best this thread is baseless speculation done in an inflammatory way, at worst... well we'll see.
Quote from Mystic_X »I'm quite shocked and disappointed to say the least because I ordered the artifact Secret Lair x4 which hasn't even been shipped out yet, and now I can't even use the cards!
What kind of scandalous bait and switch is that?
Do you like intentionally upsetting your own paying consumers?
Step 1: Design pushed competitive game pieces
Step 2: Design obvious combo piece to synergize with and improve competitive recently printed game piece
Step 3: Sell premium alternate art copies of said cards directly to the consumer at a mark-up for people who may have missed them the first time around
Step 4: Ban them so players who haven't even received their reprint shipments yet can't even use them in the formats they were intended for.
Can anyone explain the logic behind this process?
Can combo decks only exist in vintage without players getting upset when they lose to them?
I specifically ordered that lair because I didn't have walking ballistas or arcbound ravagers (I couldn't care less about darksteel colossus which I was planning to sell immediately), but now I feel like a sucker who paid a premium for nothing, and I don't even have my order yet! Unbelievable! Is the combo even viable in modern? Seems way too slow, and I certainly don't need ballistas for commander. I had bett4r open some sweet stained glass window walkers in those lairs to make up the loss or I'll never take the bait for one of these overpriced special edition products again!
Quote from user-100006555 »Why on earth did you preorder, it‘s been the same with those sets for years now.
Especially ridiculous given the pricetag of those boxes...
Quote from user-11102155 »not only date, but also time would have been appreciated :/
somewhere in the world, people go to sleep already and they have no cards to dream about ^^
Quote from pesnoob »I don't think I've seen the details so far in this thread for the VIP Edition of Double Masters
Box will contain 4 boosters of 33 cards :
• 9 foil commons
• 8 foil uncos
• 2 foil rare or mythic
• 2 foil box toppers
• 12 full art basic lands, including two foil basics
• 2 foil tokens
This comes from a french shop who seems to have put a bit too early the product on preorder :
Price is...well. Crazy as expected (400€ for 4 boosters). They also put the Double Masters regular boxes for less than 300€ on pre-order.
Quote from JaceBluesMaster »Quote from xaltair »This was my point too, it would suck to open a $16 pack and get a $3 rare or mythic. It would also suck even more to buy a $300-$400 box and find out all your rares and mythic amount to about $150-$180.
I mean if you buy a standard box for $110 and you get $60 worth of rares/mythic it already feels pretty bad, but imagine buying something 3 times as much, the feeling should be 3 times as strong. I mean if there is only one $100 card in the set and the rest are $50 or less in value then it'll be hard to justify the price of the box at $300 unless you can get 6 of those $50 cards in the box whether they may be rares/mythics/foils or whatever.
It's like buying a Collector's pack for $20 and when you open it you get $8 worth of cards in value, or even $10, it feels bad.
As someone who bought an Iconic Masters pack and pulled Channel, let me tell you - it sucks.
Quote from Eesha »quite an ironic necro-thread, if you think about it.