squirrel wrote: Emiliano,
I sense you feel bad about this. I'm actually quite happy for the following reasons:
1) NEW cards! Hurray!!!
2) Free cards! Hurray!!!
3) It will probably be out in less than a month!
4) No print on demand: The cards we have will not lose their value.
Unless I've missed something, I'm guessing this was an excellent outcome.
Definately. I'm discovering new cards and deck ideas every week basis. I'd probably build a ton more decks if I had more time and cards. To be honest, this comes a bit to soon for me. I'm still in the process of discovering all the existing cards.
D- wrote: 1. That we will get new cards is definitely good. Although I don't think we are at the end of all possible viable decks with the current card pool.
Printing cards is only a marginal cost. It pales in comparison to the price one pays for a booster or sealed deck. Granted, you'll need seeves. But I always play with sleeves anyways. So for me, that's not a extra cost. And lets be honest: what would we otherwise do with our copies of Ascendance or Eyes of the Dead? I did just start wondering about how it we be like to play the cards. I mean, I always feel bad when I play a proxy card. I know I don't own the card, so it doesn't feel like I should be playing it. That's why I try to limit the numberr of proxies in a deck (usually less than 5 on a full crypt + library). I do wonder how I will feel about playing "fake cards" like these.
D- wrote: 2. These cards will not be free. You still need to print them. For tournament play, sleeves will be required (print on thin paper, and put an Ascendance or Eyes of the Dead in the sleeve).
For new players (yes, I still consider myself a newb) this is a good thing. Although december is usually quite busy due to the holidays.
D- wrote: 3. As usual when new sets come out, there is a 30 day waiting period for the cards to be used in tournament play. That will not stop us from wrecking the local meta with those sweet new cards. When the set is announced, I will look for a date to have a tournament where the new cards will be allowed. I guess that would be beginning of december.
I disagree. Monsatery of Shadwos is so expensive because it's a good card and it's rare to find. It's basicly a supply versus demand market. Supply is lower than the deamand, so the price goes up until they are so expensive that both get balanced out again. If there would be an unlimited supply,; demand will drop and prices will fall. Sure, there will still be people wanting "an original one". Those people are only a fraction of the interested people,w hich mean that prices would still be dropping.
D- wrote: 4. No cards will lose value. Why would I want to buy a reprinted Monsatery of Shadwos when I can collect an original one? Collector's value still remains, even with POD. And it was unlikely that POD would have been released for the whole card pool.
I had to read that at least 3 times before I got it
D- wrote: I can't wait for the first 'ehrmagehrd, that kherd is bareukhen' shouts