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Subject: Why aren't Uncommons and Rares more similar in price? rss

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Ira Fay
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I believe that you get 30 rares in a box, and 36 uncommons in a box. The set contains 43 rares and 43 uncommons. So it seems to me that an Uncommon is almost as rare as a Rare. Is that right?

Obviously a Rare comes with a die and an Uncommon doesn't, but in terms of deckbuilding and prices, I would expect useful uncommons to be only a little less valuable than useful rares. But, we're not seeing that at all in the prices, where valuable rares are $5-$10, and valuable uncommons are $1-$2.

What am I missing?
 
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Rares are often characters, come with dice. You stated half as much but understated it.

Rares COME WITH DICE
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But the actual value of the card should be proportional to its rarity and value in the game, right?

Well, I guess I'm realizing that's not actually true - a cool named character gets a significant bonus value. I just didn't realize it was so big!
 
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ira212 wrote:
But the actual value of the card should be proportional to its rarity and value in the game, right?

(Emphasis mine.)

Ignoring characters for a moment...

I can imagine a viable (or at the very least: somewhat viable) deck that contains only rares and commons. I can not imagine any viable deck that contains only uncommons and commons. Therefore: value in the game for rares is much bigger than value of uncommons.
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The prices of everything in this game are out of whack due to FFG not being able to produce enough and people buying up and gouging the prices of boxes.
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You're right! I didn't believe it at first. It's a bit odd how much the average rare is more expensive than the average uncommon.

There are a few edge cases like BB-8 rare is 50 cents while the Electroshock uncommon goes for 5 bucks.

It probably has to do mostly with the perceived value that getting a fancy die to go with the card causes them to be more sought after in the secondary market.
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Perf wrote:
I can imagine a viable (or at the very least: somewhat viable) deck that contains only rares and commons. I can not imagine any viable deck that contains only uncommons and commons.

Excellent point! The substitute for missing a rare is a legendary (which is more expensive) or a non-die card (which isn't a good substitute at all). So rares really are noticeably more valuable in the game, and that's reflected in the prices. Fair enough!
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