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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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Büge » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:41 pm

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"Put... the candle... back!"
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:54 pm

Okay that card is awesome.

It even has good flavour text! What world am I living in!?
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Newbie » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:16 pm

Wasn't M10 supposed to be the new heyday of top-down flavorful designs? Nice to see a callback to that, nearly a decade later.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Büge » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:46 pm

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:58 pm

Who wants to hear Mike Flores talk about FORBIDDEN SEX!!!

Episode #1 begins the series with... bestiality!

"I'll take 'Things I will never ever ever be interested in listening to for $400, Alex.' "
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Re: A Magical Gathering

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Büge » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:53 pm

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Friday » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:14 pm

wow mongrel that is fucking amazing

they are all so goddamn perfect
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:18 pm

I lose it every time I read the Gruul one.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:22 pm

Speaking of perfect...



Pffffhahaha
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:57 pm

For those of you who'e always wanted to print off your own Monarch token...

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EDIT: Yes I know about "its". If the guy who made this puts up a fixed version, I'll replace the image in this post.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:41 pm

So in a TOTALLY UNEXPECTED SURPRISE, Nexus of Fate (the buy-a-box promo, see above) is a 4-of in a top standard deck and is now going for $40 US and rising. It may well hit $100 before the end of the week. WHO COULD HAVE FORESEEN SUCH A THING?!

gj stepping on the incredibly obvious rake wizards you fucking morons
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Büge » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:32 pm

Just in time for their 25th anniversary, too.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:20 pm

The New Yorker: The Twenty-Five-Year Journey of Magic: The Gathering

The illustrations. They're perfect.

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Friday » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:05 pm

Middle guy just mulled to 4 and still hasn't seen a land
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