Picked up my display box of the new booster packs today.
Few quick notes before I go about figuring out which cards to add to my deck.
Some really great cards in this deck. Just two nights ago, I was playing and said that they should make a spell card that lets you swap to already placed creatures. What's in this expansion? A card that lets you do just that!
Another fun looking card is one that lets you swap out two of your existing landscapes with two landscapes from outside the game. Devious card there.
Not big on the foil. For the Uncommon cards, the foil isn't even very noticeable on many of the cards. I do so hope that we don't see much more of this in future expansions. I'd prefer cheaper packs or more cards to foil cards (not to mention, *three* per pack is a little overkill).
Saddened to see some repeats from the boosters - by my count, there are 8 "uncommon" cards that are repeats from the initial sets - with there being 107 cards in the set, that means there are only 99 new cards... we were promised "over 100 new cards"! We were ripped off by at least two new cards! I demand satisfaction!
The collation of the cards was actually pretty awesome. I got a complete set (one of each rare, 1-2 of each uncommon and 2-3 of each common). I uploaded a set list to the For The Glory page (http://boardgamegeek.com/files/thing/156275
- hopefully, the BGG staff will get it uploaded soon). There's a hidden column on the spreadsheet that includes the breakdown of what I pulled out of my individual box. I hid this column because I didn't want someone to think that's what they'd pull out of every box - but for those wanting an idea of the breakdown, there you go!
Overall summary - a bit pricey and I hope they don't keep this random booster pack model up, but not unhappy with my purchase. Can't wait to get them into play.