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comment Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
I check out this link with great interest but was mildly disappointed with the cost of cards in the first couple articles I read. Key cards in some decks (Range of Eos, Bloodghast, etc.) are rares that cost $10 per card. $10 for a single card is not what I think of as budget. Perhaps they weren't so expensive when first posted. Still good for learning deck construction, though.
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comment Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
@deworde rather than add to my answer I'll leave yours as a separate answer. Note: We did get a Deck Builders Toolkit for 2015 - it was one of our few sealed purchases and probably the best as beginners. It was good for lands and for exposing us to game mechanics and a variety of cards that worked reasonably together but I found it frustrating for building decks as none of the cards had 4 copies. Getting good focus in a deck typically requires 4 copies of some cards, especially if you're building a combo deck. Some cards seem nearly worthless unless you have 4 copies and build around it.
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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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comment Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
Playing games beforehand with an app was very relevant. I was able to pick out the cards I wanted from the mass of unsorted cards. Without knowing the rules of the game or any sense of strategy, I wouldn't have had any sense of which cards to pick. Our family of 3 did this together and it was somewhat fun, if a little chaotic. Aside: we also did buy a few booster packs and found that experience disappointing in comparison, as there's no control over what you get. I don't feel the need buy more booster packs. We're having plenty of fun without them.
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comment Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
Comic Cards Etc. in Pinole, CA sells commons/uncommons in the way I described. Our family of 3 tends to have 10-12 decks going at any one time - we frequently test and discard deck concepts so we don't need more than a few hundred lands. If you want to get substantially more than 12 decks out of a 2500 card collection then yes you'll need more lands.
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accepted When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
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comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
@Jefromi Yes - this is a great answer as it addresses the source of confusion behind the question, clarifying that a cast spell does not resolve instantly (in addition to confirming that heroic abilities trigger before a cast enchantment is resolved). With this understanding, I think we will be looking up rules less frequently.
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