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not sure if theres much love for this here but thought there might be some interested as a decent 'starter' - 285 cards (100 lands)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Gathering-2015-Deck-Builders/d...

seems to be getting cheaper every day. i bought mine for 10.50 and its been reduced daily since.

as a bonus I managed to get a rare mythic from one of the 4 boosters included. could probably sell it on ebay and recoup the cost of the entire box*


*mythical rare not guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly.

(edit) title change - dropped from 8.47 to 8.14
(edit) sale gone
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Not into MTG but that is cheap!
 
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Would this be a good set if I was looking to do casual play with one other person? Or would we need a box each?
 
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some of the reviews mention being able to make 3-4 decks from this box so should be ok for casual play - might buy one to play with my boys
 
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I got a 2014 deck builder's toolkit for playing with Miss B and it seems a pretty good purchase for that purpose. A reasonable selection of cards, a big wad of land and a few boosters for enhancing things later, all seems good to me. It doesn't come with a full rulebook, but I'm sure you can manage!
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It might be related to the big change with how Magic will be doing releases from this point on?
 
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benosteen wrote:
It might be related to the big change with how Magic will be doing releases from this point on?


I don't follow Magic, just dabble with very occasional, very casual games within the family. How are things changing?
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yeah, no rules is a bit strange! plenty of stuff online though.

it gives suggestions as to making decks, but no actual lists. makes it tricky to build one if you dont have the experience of what it is you should be looking for.

its semi randomised but you should come out with 20+ lands of each of the 5 colours, and around 20+ creatures/spells of each colour.

if a deck minimum is 60, then you should be able to mush 2 colours together and get 2 player decks out of it, as long as they dont share a colour. (eg reg/green & blue/white, but not red/green & white/red)

i could be entirely wrong, I last played this around 1996
 
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polyobsessive wrote:
benosteen wrote:
It might be related to the big change with how Magic will be doing releases from this point on?


I don't follow Magic, just dabble with very occasional, very casual games within the family. How are things changing?


I'm casual as well, but follow a couple of MtG YouTube channels big changes to what's card sets are legal in standard magic games, as well as changes to how they release things. I don't think they will be doing unthemed base sets anymore (eg 2014 set) for example.

Don't take my word for it, I may have misunderstood!
 
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benosteen wrote:
I'm casual as well, but follow a couple of MtG YouTube channels big changes to what's card sets are legal in standard magic games, as well as changes to how they release things. I don't think they will be doing unthemed base sets anymore (eg 2014 set) for example.

Don't take my word for it, I may have misunderstood!


If that's the case, it's a shame because at my (almost non-existent) level of play I actually prefer the base sets, but then again I also don't care what isn't legal. We share the same small pool of cards, so as long as we're happy with that, it's all fine.

I've ordered one of these packs though: at that price, it's a great way to add a lot of options.
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I ordered a copy about twenty minutes ago and it's now dropped to £8.14.
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Sooooo tempted. Been looking at Magic for a while now.

If I get this, can I use it to augment the core sets that were released a while back (five different decks of sixty or so cards)? Thought I might grab a couple of those, as they'd be balanced and decent for a novice, and then dip into something like this as we develop.

Are they completely compatible?
 
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Yes, they are completely compatible as are basically all Magic products.
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Locu wrote:
Yes, they are completely compatible as are basically all Magic products.


Thank you. Think I'm going to bite and ease into playing Magic, at last.
 
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Argh... I managed to wean myself off playing when portal came out, but this is so tempting.
Think I'll flub and if it comes up cheaper I'll return to fold.... might need to sort out a new mortgage
 
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This is a great deal - for £8 you're getting enough cards to make 4 decks (and because of the way the semi-random cards work - you get 4 blocks of 10 cards, each with a particular theme - they're going to be reasonably playable). I haven't bought any magic cards for years, but this is too good a deal to turn down - and looking at the cardlist, there's some interesting cards here.

There's a link to the cardlist if you want to know more:

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The first hit comes free....
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Back up to £16.05.
 
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aww damn it, i was JUST about to buy a 2nd set! ninja
 
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Thanks, waiting for mine to arrive
 
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RogB wrote:
aww damn it, i was JUST about to buy a 2nd set! :ninja:


I did buy two sets. They are out for delivery now, so I should get them some time in the next ten hours (deliveries have been known to take over twelve hours to travel the 10 miles or so from the distribution hub to my house).
 
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1000rpm wrote:
The first hit comes free....


hmmm... flubit has rekindled my addiction... £14.20 for two sets delivered.
Seems like a great deal now, but in the long run...
 
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Arrived this morning, a nice selection of cards and some cool cards from the boosters too which is always nice.

Thanks for the tip-off!
 
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