A Magical Gathering

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby TA » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:45 pm

I thought that a buy-a-box promo was a card that was just packaged as a single inside every box of boosters, and if someone bought a sealed box by whatever means then they'd have one. If it's a special promo that's sent to Official Partner stores on the basis of customers ordering or preordering full boxes, for distribution specifically to those customers only, then that's ... even more fucked up.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 am

Yeah, it's never been something prepackaged with all boxes or the first print run of boxes. It's always been a retail tool to reward customers for making purchases at brick-and-mortar stores. It's supposed to be one per customer, first come, first served. If a store owner says this applies to pre-orders, then it does, as stores are free to set the policy themselves. Since it's in the retailer's interest to have as many players buy via preorder rather than in person on release day, retailers generally include preorders in any calculation of first-come-first served.

Anyway, so far I was corrected in that very biggest stores with perfect records could become Advanced-Plus (so like, Card Kingdom or Star City Games physical outlets). Those stores used to get 60 BaB promos under the old system. But then those are the stores selling hundreds of boxes, and even many whole cases.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Büge » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 am

tl;dr, We gave up FTV sets for this?!

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:45 pm

Okay, so the answer from a WPN shop owner is: 1) It’s still 20/40/60 by level, and 2) this is also exactly how many boxes you are allowed to pre-sell during the prerelease.

So yeah, bullshit.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:59 am



Sure, Rich Hagon has a "Commander Data" level of understanding about what humans consider to be funny, but Gaby and LSV's complimentary reactions here are priceless.
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