Hello, everyone! I’m back with a announcement/ warning regarding Eldritch Moon. The announcement is that Eldritch Moon is mappable. This meaning that there are ways to know where many of the desirable cards in a booster box are. In Gatecrash/ RTR / Dragon’s Maze, there were phone apps that allowed you to open a few packs, and then predict what the rest of the packs contained. This, however, is far easier.
In a booster box, all the non-flip card Mythics will be contained in booster packs with the same art. So, when you open one mythic, you open the rest of the packs with that card art, and then you’ll have all the non-flip Mythics in that booster box. Then, you can sell the rest of the packs in the box for a profit.
This problem seems to only apply to the 48 contiguous American states, and possibly Alaska. Hawaii and the rest of the world seem alright, according to what I’ve read.
So, what does this mean for you, me, or anyone else? This means that buying packs from “less trustworthy” or less traceable sources, such as eBay or Amazon is highly discouraged. It’s just too easy to get cheated by them. I highly discourage buying from these kinds of people.
Secondly, if you buy loose packs from a local game store, be sure to sift through and see if there are only one or two pack arts in the box. If so, don’t buy. Most local game stores will be trustworthy, and won’t take the easy money, but some will, and you have to be aware of that.
I really don’t know how this happened or how Wizards could be so careless. This is a big thing, and hopefully be fixed in the second wave of Eldritch Moon going out to distributors.
Thanks for reading! Expect Intro Pack reviews and Eldritch Moon deck techs to come soon.