Sunday, December 24, 2017

Farewell Duel Decks

After ten years Duel Deck series go into retirement and the last edition of DD will be Elves vs Inventors. It's hard to believe that Wizards have run out of ideas. But there is no vacuum. We will get a new product instead. I'm speaking of Challanger Decks, which will be available 6th April for 29.99 USD. Ten dollars more than old Duel Decks and we are getting only one deck. Each Challenger Deck comes with a complete 60-card main deck and a 15-card sideboard and is intended to be playable and competitive at a local level right out of the box. Wizards ensured, that decks will be strong and feature many rares, as well as at least two mythic rares. All cards will have been previously printed in Standard and are Standard-legal. Additionally, each Challenger Deck will contain the following:
a box capable of holding 75 sleeved cards,
a spindown life counter,
a quick reference guide.

These decks are not going to come to MTGO. The online cost of all the cards in past precons has been much, much lower than MSRP. But paper market is a totally different story. We must wait and see. In the worst case, we'll get Intro Packs. At best, something like Event Decks

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