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answered How much would it cost to get started with Magic: The Gathering?
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comment When testing a deck, what % of rejected hands is acceptable?
In my first pauper tournament I saw cards I had never heard of that did a great job of reducing the mulligan factor thanks to card manipulation: Ponder, Brainstorm, Gitaxian Probe, Preordain, and Gush. That player was able to mulligan a lot because he could rebuild his hand with these cards and arrange for his turn 4 kill with Kiln Fiend or Nivix Cyclops. This was the player that wiped me out because I was unaware of this strategy.
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comment When testing a deck, what % of rejected hands is acceptable?
FWIW I lost all 6 games of my first pauper tournament (3 players). 2 out of 6 games had Mulligan issues. 2 out of 6 I was evenly matched and barely lost. Other 2 I faced a deck type I had never seen before and played badly through ignorance. I don't think it matters for this question but the deck was a blue/white heroic/control deck. I may be able to make it competitive with a little less heroic, a little more control, and cheap card manipulation to overcome my mulligan issues. If I had a benchmark for mulligan rates (20% ??) that would help in refining the deck.
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comment When testing a deck, what % of rejected hands is acceptable?
For the purposes of this question, I'd like to know what typical mulligan rates are when special cases are removed. I think of decks trying to fill a graveyard and then using graveyard as an extended hand as being a special case where mulligans don't matter so much.
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comment When testing a deck, what % of rejected hands is acceptable?
@Rainbolt I agree that tabulating the info from tournaments would asking the question. I hope your question gets answered and that mulligan data is included. Though a completely different game, I recorded data for the game Cosmic Encounter when I was a teenager and was able to answer the question, "Which powers are best" with real data. This MTG question is answerable if someone has collected data.
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comment How to store and organize cards for Magic the Gathering?
Took me nearly 3 months to accept this answer as it took me that long to realize how good it is. TRACK IT IN SOFTWARE should be in boldface. I have my 4000 card collection in deckbox.org and can now very easily see subsets of my collection based on type, subtype, color, etc. using deckbox.org.
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revised Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
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