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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-11 6:22 am 
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Probably going to skip this year unless the reprints are great.
Last year was a disappointment overall, and the last set I enjoyed was the Eminence ones, especially Ahrabo since so good in 1 v1 for a while.
If Eminence makes another comeback, I'm probably in. Just a theme deck (tribal or otherwise) likely gets a pass, especially with a price increase.

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-11 7:32 am 
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They have specifically said that they're aware of the (correctly) negative response to the reprints last year and will be correcting that this year. Whether they follow through or not remains to be seen of course

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-12 8:28 am 

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CrazyPierre wrote:
...likely gets a pass, especially with a price increase.
Is there some specific data on this? It went up last year, is it really going up again?

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-12 10:12 am 
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Willbender wrote:
The bigger issue is that a lot of the purchasers of sealed product are newer players.

Limited is a thing. Just sayin'. I know my LGS moves a couple boxes worth of packs every Friday night for draft.

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If the price tag is higher, it's harder to get new players into the game. No new players = stagnant/dying community.

I mean, you're not wrong, but inflation is a thing. The price of a pack unfortunately can't remain at $4.00 indefinitely.

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-13 12:50 pm 
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Sid the Chicken wrote:
Willbender wrote:
The bigger issue is that a lot of the purchasers of sealed product are newer players.

Limited is a thing. Just sayin'. I know my LGS moves a couple boxes worth of packs every Friday night for draft.

Willbender wrote:
If the price tag is higher, it's harder to get new players into the game. No new players = stagnant/dying community.

I mean, you're not wrong, but inflation is a thing. The price of a pack unfortunately can't remain at $4.00 indefinitely.


I get this. I was not expecting to pay $45 CDN forever. But now it's closer to $55-$60 CDN, and for that much I can just get several singles for whatever deck I play, or do other stuff. I am expecting some nice reprints (No, we aren't getting Sensei's Top, but even Soothsaying or Mystic Remora wold be great, for example) and some way for Boros to really punch through all that life. I realize that halving life totals is a Black or White thing, but maybe a Gisela tweak or something. Like Boros so much but the 40 life per player :(. And lack of ramp. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-13 4:00 pm 
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MRHblue wrote:
CrazyPierre wrote:
...likely gets a pass, especially with a price increase.
Is there some specific data on this? It went up last year, is it really going up again?


It's not clear yet.

Wizards is doing away with MSRP on Magic products. Wholesale prices have gone up every year since original Zendikar (for 10 years now? cripes) without retail prices changing much, which has predictably led to much angst among retailers. Theoretically, not having posted MSRP means retailers should be free to raise prices to reclaim some of that margin they lost over the years. Practically, "MSRP" has always kinda been a polite fiction, and most folks have picked Amazon and/or other big online retailers as pricing benchmarks. It will probably take a couple sets before folks figure out how to price things for their business, so sealed prices will probably be all over the map until this fall.

So... definitely maybe prices go up?

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-13 5:37 pm 
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Sid the Chicken wrote:
Willbender wrote:
The bigger issue is that a lot of the purchasers of sealed product are newer players.

Limited is a thing. Just sayin'. I know my LGS moves a couple boxes worth of packs every Friday night for draft.

Willbender wrote:
If the price tag is higher, it's harder to get new players into the game. No new players = stagnant/dying community.

I mean, you're not wrong, but inflation is a thing. The price of a pack unfortunately can't remain at $4.00 indefinitely.


Inflation is a thing? Not where I'm living...

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-14 2:33 pm 
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CrazyPierre wrote:
for that much I can just get several singles for whatever deck I play, or do other stuff.

That has always been true. To me, the pre-cons are all about the new cards. I like to get a copy of each just to have the stuff, and the reprints are gravy. That said, if you don't feel like you're getting enough bang for your buck, obviously don't buy them.

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Inflation is a thing? Not where I'm living...

Congrats?

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-17 3:27 pm 
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Viperion wrote:
They have specifically said that they're aware of the (correctly) negative response to the reprints last year and will be correcting that this year. Whether they follow through or not remains to be seen of course

Not that I don't believe you, but is there a source for this? I'm curious what they said about reprints...

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 Post subject: Re: Commander 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-17 5:46 pm 
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Sinis wrote:
Viperion wrote:
They have specifically said that they're aware of the (correctly) negative response to the reprints last year and will be correcting that this year. Whether they follow through or not remains to be seen of course

Not that I don't believe you, but is there a source for this? I'm curious what they said about reprints...

It's been said a few times, but here's one I found on a quick "where did I see that again...." search:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DUGg9P ... u.be&t=835

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