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Steve Cates
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So with 3 sets about to drop around 1 month after Yu-gi-oh dropped there's just no way I'm buying a gravity of each. It seems like Wiz Kids needs to pace themselves. I would probably pick up all three if they were 3 months apart but all in the same month!?

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Which sets are you going to buy?
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DC Justice League
Marvel Age of Ultron
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Which would you buy if it was the only one in a 3 month timeframe?
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D&D
DC Justice League
Marvel Age of Ultron
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Poll created by ironcates
 
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I'm just in for Marvel. If I hadn't bought in to Marvel, I probably would be interested in the D&D set. Also, I wouldn't be surprised to see WizKids pump out a bunch of these sets and then stop supporting it in another year or so. Strike while the iron is hot!
 
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They didn't plan it this way. There was supposed to be a bigger gap until the strike happened on the west coast. They might not be able to afford to hold the stock to return to the original spacing.
 
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The poll went off the rails since we have more people buying now but wouldn't buy them if they were spaced out. Before it did, you had no difference on Age of Ultron, 10% less on the DC and 33% less on D&D and Yu-gi-oh.
 
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ironcates wrote:
The poll went off the rails

What does that even mean?
 
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
ironcates wrote:
The poll went off the rails

What does that even mean?


Oh, I got this one! Well... you see, polls only go in two directions... like rails... and if you go one place, you can't go the other... and sometimes you want to go somewhere else, but you can't get there... because you're on rails, see? Unless you're not.. and that's bad... because then you're not polar... and its always better to have your polls on your rails, then to have polls off rails... because you won't get anywhere if all you've got is a pole and no rail, right? So always stay on the straight and narrow, and keep an eye on your pole.
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
ironcates wrote:
The poll went off the rails

What does that even mean?

If somebody answers the first poll but not the second, it messes with the validity of the poll. Granted, it's probably not valid anyway.

Maybe "going off the rails" is an American idiom that Brits aren't familiar with. Basically, it means something went wrong with a system.
 
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I'm guessing they're banking on the crossover not being too great. I, for instance, am only interested in the Marvel and DC variations.
 
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ironcates wrote:
Scorpion0x17 wrote:
ironcates wrote:
The poll went off the rails

What does that even mean?

If somebody answers the first poll but not the second, it messes with the validity of the poll. Granted, it's probably not valid anyway.

Maybe "going off the rails" is an American idiom that Brits aren't familiar with. Basically, it means something went wrong with a system.

I understand the idiom.

I don't understand why that invalidates the poll results.
 
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My big tip: buy sets of commons and uncommons on eBay. They're cheap and you get 2/3s of the set. Then you can decide which rares are worth buying. It's the sane way to buy Dice Masters.
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
I don't understand why that invalidates the poll results.

I believe the topic creator was trying to determine how many people would have bought into multiple sets if there was a reasonable amount of time between their releases. Since YGO and D&D (and possibly DC - anyone's guess at this point) released fairly close together, it might cause some people who were going to invest in both to only invest in one.

At least, that's what I think he was going for.
 
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
I understand the idiom.

I don't understand why that invalidates the poll results.

I think the OP feels that since the poll did not support his original theory that it is not valid.

Statistically, this poll shows that people are buying into the release schedule rather than not, regardless of the schedule.
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Of course we are. We are suckers for punishment. I love the collecting, my biggest concern is finding the ultimate storage solution for Dice Masters.
 
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rmair62 wrote:
Scorpion0x17 wrote:
I understand the idiom.

I don't understand why that invalidates the poll results.

I think the OP feels that since the poll did not support his original theory that it is not valid.


Since there's different number of respondents to each poll, and no mechanism to make sure the respondents are the same even if they do match, it does call the validity into question. As a self-selected internet poll it wouldn't be "valid" for some purposes even if constructed correctly, but it's not constructed correctly.

Which doesn't mean the results are not interesting.

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Statistically, this poll shows that people are buying into the release schedule rather than not, regardless of the schedule.


On its face, it shows that some people are buying into the release schedule *because* it's not spaced out, which is certainly a counterintuitive result to me. As of this post (98 respondents to first poll, 94 respondents to second poll), if we assume that all 94 respondents to the second poll also answered the first, we find that:

-2 to 2 people buying YGO would NOT buy YGO if it were spaced out.
7 to 11 people buying D&D would NOT buy D&D if it were spaced out.
-2 to 2 people buying DC would NOT buy DC if it were spaced out.
6 to 10 people buying M:AoU would NOT buy M:AoU if it were spaced out.

Given the high rate of DC adopters, it seems likely the release schedule has no significant effect on DC purchases. Given the low rate of YGO adopters, it seems likely at least one YGO purchaser would not do so if releases were spaced out. And it seems that a significant number of D&D and AoU purchasers (planned) would NOT buy it if the releases were spaced out by 3 months.

So I have to wonder what about spacing out the releases makes purchasing it could make it less attractive? I'm planning on 3 of 4 myself, but I would *prefer* that they be spaced out instead of clustered. Can someone who picked Yes in the first poll and No in the second poll please elaborate on your thinking?
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Yeah, I agree.

The polls may not be producing the data the OP was hoping for, and never would.

But the results are valid and interesting in and of themselves.
 
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Yeah this release space is super tough and for people who really like to get involved and into stuff, I think it's going to turn some folk off to the game. Most of us I think are just interested in superhero properties, D&D is neat and cool, and then there's Yugioh, which really only Yugioh people are interested in.

That said, they do just keep reprinting these, so it's not like there's a rush to get your collections if you need to hold off for a sec to pace it. Just get the couple cards you need for decks and then pick up the rest later.
 
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I really felt like I was in it for Marvel only. My son may collect DC and it will be cool for us to battle and mix the sets occasionally, but I had no interest in Yu-gi-oh or D&D....until I saw the D&D cards. They seem so awesome! Artwork blew me away and I love some of the mechanics I'm seeing. Maybe I will try D&D too....



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Only in for Marvel & DC

if they announce Disney Dice Masters or Nintendo Dice Masters or something like that, then just kill me now because I won't be able to control myself
 
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Guys, if you are not playing this D&D set you are really missing out. Incredible gameplay. Best set thus far.
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