I'd just chill in preordering conspiracy singles.
Most of the stuff is going to be worthless once it gets unsealed, especially with the volume that's going to be opened. Like, no one is going to use any of the plots or draft specific things except for cubing, and there is going to be wayyyyy more supply than demand.
Might as well just wait and pick em up when people are tossing em.
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May 8, 2014Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Bolas, the MindsculptorI think there's still hope. Most promos are pegged to the normal card prices. Furthermore this is "strictly worse" art than the original. I expect it to be the same, if not a little more.
Promos are pegged to normal card prices when foils already exist. I'd be looking at the judge promos of older cards that didn't have a foil version and got some sort of stylistic redo.
I think the most comparable cards are Cradle, Tutor, Crypt, and Intuition. All of which have at least a 4x Multiplier off of their original printing.
I'd shell out at 250 for them, and I know there are people with much more money who will want these much more than I would.
Apr 11, 2014Unless one of the players was willing to concede the situation, this would most likely be a drawn game.Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
In order to move to damage, both players would have to pass priority in the declare blockers step. However, this is unlikely, as the player who controls the quillspike is unlikely to pass priority for damage unless the quillspike is lethal, and the player who controls the Judge of currents is unlikely to pass priority if they haven't gained enough life for the quillspike to not be lethal.
I'd guess it would basically go on: Player 1 increases quillspike to lethal size, Player 2 Gains enough life to survive, rinse and repeat.
Mar 27, 2014http://www.inkedplaymats.com/Posted in: Magic General
Assuming the image is big enough/you didn't want one of the actual Grand Prix whatever playmats, which I think are $50+ on ebay, you can just upload the image, and have them print/ship it to you.
It's 25+ shipping if you're confident about the formatting, or 35+ shipping if you want them to format it for ya.
Mar 27, 2014It was a good investment when you could still get the packs/boxes for about 10$ a pack. (220-250 range) Now that the boxes are spiked (350-400) it's not so good of an investment. Additionally, loose packs are never that good of an investment as people will always be wary of having them come from searched/looted boxes.Posted in: Magic General
People basically are either holding these for the super-long run, or they'll be expecting to sell them right before the hypothetical/expected MM2 announcement in a couple years.
I wouldn't expect the boxes (And consequently, the packs) to make another jump in the same scope as the mid 200's range to 400 range.
Dec 18, 2013Typically show and tell is resolved by players choosing which cards they are going to put into play from their hands and seperating them from their hands.Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
I cast show and tell, it resolves, I choose my emrakul and put it face down on the table, indicating that this is the card I'm going to put into play. My opponent chooses his card, places it face down on the table, and once we've both chosen, we flip them face up/reveal them simultaneously. At this point, decisions that are made upon permanents entering the battlefield are made.
Dec 17, 2013This seems like a major cop out. If you were in danger of being homeless, why did you take on thousands of dollars worth of cards to alter as a semi-attached vendor to an SCG Open?Posted in: Magic General
Additionally, up to about two days ago, you were claiming on your FB profile after you got kicked out of numerous magic groups that it was a case of mistaken identity. (Which apparently, it wasn't, given that the status is now deleted.)
This was after an SCG staff member confirmed it was you. So unless there was another Brian Byrd with the exact same wife who also altered magic cards, up until two days ago, you were trying to pretend that this wasn't you, and that you weren't responsible.
It really stops being a "game" when you accept responsibility for other people's property and proceed to shirk/disappear with thousands of dollars.
It's also really hard for me to be sympathetic to your homeless story when you posted a want list on a facebook forum totaling over 1000$ in judge foils + premium cards in the last week. Yes fortunes change, but going from "not knowing where your next meal is coming from" to being able to buy a G of cards is a pretty interesting jump and makes me wonder how serious your issue actually was.
Dec 7, 2013AsianHammer posted a message on Quickest way to pick out the money cards in a warehouse saleWould you advise taking a look? Or did you pick it all over? I'm local as well, and I'm pretty decent with values off the top of my head.Posted in: Market Street Café
Nov 14, 2013Game Store Tabletops simply aren't the cleanest things in the world.Posted in: Magic General
I'd much rather have a semi-clean or familiar surface that won't scratch my sleeves/cards versus the plywood or plastic surface where Mr. Neckbeard might have spilled his Mr. Pibb right before I sat down.
Nov 11, 2013State:Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
Stoneforge Mystic in play, non summoning sick, 6 Mana Available, Resto in Hand.
- Put SFM Ability on Stack
- Without passing priority, cast restoration angel
- Assuming Restoration Angel enters the battlefield (Ie, doesn't get countered)...
- Target SFM, blink it in and out.
- SFM tutor ability goes on stack
- Resolves, Equipment in Hand
- Original SFM ability resolves, putting equipment from hand into play.
Nov 2, 2013Posted in: Market Street CaféQuote from DioBuy list it to Channel Fireball for $162.50 credit.
Considering sealed sets are going on ebay for 120-140 cash, that's an insane deal IMO.
I don't think the set really has that much potential to go up since only one card is unique (Foil Hymn). I'd take 160 credit all day for that set.
Oct 15, 2013As a technical kicker, players aren't allowed to pass priority as a bluff, (And get it back before the top spell resolves unless you do something)Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
If he passes priority with the Wish on the stack and you pass it back, wish resolves automatically. He doesn't get priority again to crack the LED with the wish still on the stack just so he could check whether you were bluffing a counterspell or not.
Jul 24, 2013I'd agree on waiting until FTV:20 Spoilers are fully out before throwing down on Ports.Posted in: Market Street Café
They've shown that they are going to actually be grabbing tournament calibre cards for this set, and many of the PT/WC level decks from the Masques/Invasion era were 56 other cards and 4 ports.
Wasteland is as good as cash. Port? Not so much.
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