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The backs of all my artifact cards (including the expansion!) plus 2 Arythea cards have the dreaded black stripe. There was a thread a while back where people posted their disappointing experiences with Wizkids customer service and how the replacement cards they received from them were either unchanged or from the 1st printing (which had different shaded backs than the later printings).

Does anyone know if Wizkids has finally acknowledged this issue and, more importantly, FIXED the issue? I would be extremely grateful to know before I waste my time going through their replacement order process.
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I suppose the silence tells the story, but there has been no report of Wizkids either acknowledging or fixing the issue.
 
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I didn't even know about the black stripe until I read it on BGG posts. And now that I know it's there, I still never notice when I play. This is one of those things that you just accept and move on.
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They probably have acknowledged it in that the new artifact cards in MK:LL still seem to have the stripe. Probably cheaper to keep the stripe on all the Artifacts instead of issuing replacements for all of the game sets from that printing run.

They also probably figure that a lot of people sleeve the cards to prevent excessive wear on them and that anyone bothered by it will sleeve them too ... which is no excuse, just a possibility.
 
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aliallison wrote:
And now that I know it's there, I still never notice when I play.

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They also probably figure that a lot of people sleeve the cards to prevent excessive wear on them and that anyone bothered by it will sleeve them too ... which is no excuse, just a possibility.

But I use clear sleeves for all my board games because I like the artwork. The only game I use opaque sleeves for is MtG. angry
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They also probably figure that a lot of people sleeve the cards to prevent excessive wear on them and that anyone bothered by it will sleeve them too ... which is no excuse, just a possibility.

But I use clear sleeves for all my board games because I like the artwork. The only game I use opaque sleeves for is MtG. angry


I do exactly the same
 
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I asked WizKids a couple years ago to send replacement Artifact cards and they sent them...dunno if their CS is still as good as it was but you could ask them for replacement.
 
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I asked WizKids a couple years ago to send replacement Artifact cards and they sent them...dunno if their CS is still as good as it was but you could ask them for replacement.


And those replacements did not have the black stripe? And were not from 1st edition?
 
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Anduin wrote:
Rhezuss wrote:
I asked WizKids a couple years ago to send replacement Artifact cards and they sent them...dunno if their CS is still as good as it was but you could ask them for replacement.


And those replacements did not have the black stripe? And were not from 1st edition?


I can't tell you from which edition they were but they didn't had the black lines.
 
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Got my copy from amazon two weeks ago and my artifact cards do have the black stripe. Anyone have any success getting replacement cards from Wizkids?
 
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Starwolf64 wrote:
Got my copy from amazon two weeks ago and my artifact cards do have the black stripe. Anyone have any success getting replacement cards from Wizkids?


As far as I know: No. Because they just don't exist. The only printing that did not have the stripe was the very first one, but this one had other issues and has a quite different color tone.
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