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What does "Rarity: Basic land" mean?

Basic lands are a special case in a number of ways. While they're given the common set symbol, their rarity doesn't exactly correspond to “common” because of the way they're included in draft boosters:...
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What does "Rarity: Basic land" mean?

They have a special rarity other than common because they don't appear in the same places/frequency as regular commons in random packs like boosters. Instead, they appear as often as basic lands. From ...
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What chance do I have of my foil being a rare or mythic?

In a standard full‐sized, Magic: The Gathering set, you have 15 Mythic Rares, 53 Rares, 80 Uncommons, 101 Commons and often 20 basic lands. A booster pack is 10 Commons, 3 Uncommons, 1 Rare, 1 Land, ...
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How is the rarity of cards in official preconstructed Commander decks determined?

You mention that each deck is a singleton deck, so each card is printed exactly as much as each other card within that product. This is true when considering just one deck, but if you look at multiple ...
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How is the rarity of cards in official preconstructed Commander decks determined?

Both of the examples you mention (Windfall and Army of the Damned) were printed in other sets that were released in the booster format before being included in the preconstructed decks. At least ...
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In the Megaman TCG, what does a collector number that starts with "4" indicate?

These cards were misprinted. The set number is supposed to be 3, just like the other cards in the set. I found this answer in a supplement to the Grave starter deck rulebook titled "MegaMan Trading ...
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What chance do I have of my foil being a rare or mythic?

You can see on the foil uncut sheets that every rare are twice per sheet, while mythics are only once. (Sorry couldn't find an image of better quality) Thus you can calculate easily. There is (in ...
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Are cards of the same "rarity level" really equally rare in MTG?

Overall, most cards of the same rarity have the same frequency of occurring. As an exception, in sets with 101 commons, exactly 1 common is short printed and shows up 5 times for every 6 times each ...
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