3%- Sure! Paying rent is over-rated anyway…5%- Maybe…I suppose that’s why I was born with two kidneys, right?55%- Probably not. There are more important things in life. Like food.37%- Nope. That’s highway robbery.
“…What really irks me about Commander’s Arsenal is the process that created Commander’s Arsenal. They said “We want to make a release for Commander players.” We instead have a release for collectors, and it is highly exclusive. The failure of their marketing machine is difficult to express, but I’ll do my best:
1. It is scarce. Really scarce. Players in a casual format will find this unappealing. Isn’t this the reason why Library of Alexandria continues to be banned? Won’t this create a perceived barrier to entry, especially if prospective players don’t know it’s all reprints?
2. It is expensive. Really expensive. This *is* a casual format. The second release really ought not to be expensive. We’re trying to play casually here, not put liens on our assets.
3. It replaced PDS, which were a great place to find singles for Commander decks for a bargain, especially when they included chase rares from other formats.
Whoever decided that it would cost a fortune, have a retarded limited print run, and axed PDS at the same time must have really hated people who casually want to play a game. Why would a casual ANYONE buy Commander’s Arsenal when they could buy one or two board games?
Why is this irksome? It’s just not good for a casual format. It’s not good for new players, it’s not good for veterans (who aren’t also collectors), and it’s not good for retailer-player relationships. “