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Nick the Greek
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I have just seen a complete set for 30 euros (50 dollars approximately) at my local store. Are those cards any good or should I skip this purchase?

http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Chronicles
 
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Jamie Vantries
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Skip it. There's a few good cards in the set (City of Brass, Urzatron, etc.) but most of it is worthless. You could get all the actual good cards in the set as single for much cheaper.
 
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Jorge Montero
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If you are just playing casual with your friends, the set will get you a few playable cards, like the good old urzatron and City of Brass. For the most part, the set is junk compared to what is printed today though: Erhnam Djinn was a worldbeater back in those days, but today he's barely adequate. Is he really any better than something like Chameleon Colossus, Ravenous Baloth or Cliffrunner Behemoth? And those are not exactly chase cards.
 
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Don't underestimate the might of FELDON'S CANE

I agree, just skip it unless you want to have some of the specific cards for collector's purpose (like the Dragons, Urzatron, etc.)
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Daniel Gill
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30 euros for:

Blood Moon, City of Brass, Tormod's Crypt, Remove Soul, Boomerang, Nicol Bolas, Concordant Crossroads

I think that is basically what you are paying for.
The Urzatron is literally like 50 cents each.

It's basically budget versions of previously printed cards.

But it IS worth having Chronicles cards if you can find packs cheap because you get these cards in ORIGINAL ARTWORK.

There is a way to get them black border some of the foreign are but it can be confusing which languages are black border and which are not. I won't go into details because I don't know 100%.
It is collectible enough that the black border sets outsold 4th edition in their native countries. It kept 4th edition on the shelf longer than normal. It's nigh impossible to get black border chronicles anymore but if you can get THAT...
 
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