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Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by BillBo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:10 pm

Number of promo cards (including promo-stamped cards) that support organized play will quadruple later this year, in nine "Magical" languages: https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/new- ... -questions

I don't know whether this is good or bad news for those who collect promo cards, but I know that I don't envy Alexis trying to keep up with the flood.

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Re: Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by thulnanth » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:39 pm

Ouch... glad I don't collect promos. :-O

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Re: Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:06 am

this is not good!
Promo Packs

8. What are the new promo packs?

Promo packs function just like promo cards, but with four cards in each pack. These packs are the prizes for any and all play (program-related or other) during a season. Stores are empowered to reward players whenever and however best builds their community of play.

At the beginning of each season, stores will be given a number of packs based on their community size.

One out of every four promo packs you receive will include all-foil contents. (You'll know the all-foil packs by their packaging.)


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12. Will the promo packs be localized?

Promo packs will be available in all languages in which Magic is printed, and foil promo packs will be available in Chinese Simplified, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
I think this will be very hard to collect for booster collectors.

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Re: Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by BillBo » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:13 am

GlobalBoosterHunter wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:06 am
I think this will be very hard to collect for booster collectors.
Well, just don't, Mark. While they're randomized, I wouldn't consider them booster packs. In my book, a booster pack is something you purchase, not something you receive as a gift, even if it's wrapped. My 2 cts …
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Re: Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by dragsamou » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:45 am

I don't have time yet to read this article:
https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/intr ... ZI1qXdyBbk
12. Will the promo packs be localized?
Promo packs will be available in all languages in which Magic is printed, and foil promo packs will be available in Chinese Simplified, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Meaning that Korean and Traditional Chinese will be available as Promo packs but that Foil Promo packs won't exist ?
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Re: Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:22 am

BillBo wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:13 am
GlobalBoosterHunter wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:06 am
I think this will be very hard to collect for booster collectors.
Well, just don't, Mark. While they're randomized, I wouldn't consider them booster packs. In my book, a booster pack is something you purchase, not something you receive as a gift, even if it's wrapped. My 2 cts …
Generally the best course of action is to buy them now before prices go up and supply goes down.

Then, in a few years you have the luxury of deciding whether to classify them as boosters or just sell them.

But if you wait a few years and then decide to add them, you make a big headache for yourself because now they are even harder to find! And if you can find them, it is going to cost $$$.

I already collect promos, samplers, demos, showdowns, buy-a-box etc. About the only thing I don't collect are the see-through boosters!

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Re: Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by CHaPuZaS » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:45 am

I think exactly the same thing as GlobalBoosterHunter. The only thing I have discarded while collecting boosters is the clear packs. Better get them all at first!

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Re: Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by Knutsen » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:12 am

Some (good? bad?) news for our promo collectors - and of course Japanese friends. :)

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/a ... 2019-04-22

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Re: Number of promo cards will quadruple

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:44 am

OK, that is news for sure!

I will buy two sets of boosters and assume that half of them are the alternate versions!

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