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u/Lazav_Multifarious · 1 pointr/magicTCG

This is a large box to store up to 4000 cards, it saves on cost and keeps your whole collection together, but it will get heavy.

This is a set of boxes with a little less storage room but it accommodate separate collections for you and son, and allow for a lands pool to share. Plus they are far lighter individually when they get full, rather than moving 4000 cards at once.

They are also available direct from BCW shop in larger quantities and generally for a better price.

Also get binder(s) for rares and foils, much safer way to store cards with some market value or the potential to gain value in the future. Don't worry about doing separate binders for sets, if you have rares enough to fill a binder, maybe it's time to build another deck.

I keep most cards that I buy, even if you exceed a play set, if you are a casual player there is no reason to dispose of them, [[Llanowar Elves]] is super common, but they are also the most dependable green ramp card, if you have them why give them away or get a penny per ten at your LGS when you could just keep the two dozen you'll eventually amass?

Lastly, I have played all four of the C18 decks at least a couple of times each and they are all pretty decent, that in mind I would recommend either [[Aminatou, the Fateshifter]] Subjective Reality or the [[Saheeli, the Gifted]] Exquisite Invention deck. They are fun and niche style decks, not that the other two don't have their merits but they are pretty popular concepts for decks, Bantchantress is a common archetype in commander and it is powerful and popular which means upgrades are expensive. The last one being largely lands focused means that your largest avenue of upgrades is literally the most aggressively priced card type, lands, this doesn't make it bad just, again, expensive to upgrade. Now a lot of people have varying things to say about C18 decks but the big thing I can say that is incontrovertible is that Exquisite Invention and Subjective Reality have the most opportunities for upgrades that simply make them the best choice as a starter deck. Artifacts are printed every set, this will mean always having room to grow and relatively easy access to cheap in theme cards if you choose red blue. The other deck I feel is more customizable at a reasonable price point, considering GRN had great Dimir (U/B) cards and the surveil mechanic that feeds solidly into the theme, and the next set will give Azorius (W/B) and Orzhov (W/B) a turn to present their best which is generally really solid, the white blue black deck is also a really solid option. I hope this is detailed enough to help inform a decision, and too much so that it is annoying or long-winded.

u/SexiasMaximus · 14 pointsr/magicTCG

Let's start with the big picture. You're going to want somewhere to keep your cards.

For the ones at home, something like this should do just fine. It keeps things mostly organized, is rather inexpensive, and will last. You can make inserts to help subdivide more if needed.

Next, you're going to want something to carry your cards in for the go. Many people just use backpacks or messenger bags, but there are [specialty bags] ( that you can purchase as well.

To keep you decks organized and protected while in the bag, [deck boxes] ( are the way to go. They make things nice and modular and will protect your cards even if you just have a normal backpack.

For your trades, if you go that route, a [binder] ( and some [sleeve pages] ( should do fine.

Finally, your decks. Sleeves! Sleeves! Sleeves! and Sleeves! The cards in your decks are going to see the most use so you're going to want to protect them the best. I've found that [Dragon Shield] ( and [Ultra Pro] ( sleeves are excellent for their value and use them on several of my decks. Cards in your deck are often your most powerful and you're going to want to keep them in the best shape possible.

Many people, myself included, will argue for getting a [Play Mat] ( so that you sleeves won't get torn up as much and will last longer, but it's not absolutely essential.

Oh! I forgot dice! My group have found that dice are the easiest way to keep track of things like life totals, counters, and about everything else you need a number for. Having your own are absolutely essential, there's always someone you can borrow from, but they're a great thing to have around.

edit One thing I want to point out is that everything there can be customized to fit your particular style, so have fun! The way you carry and present your cards says as much about you as the cards themselves!

u/Blodeuyn · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I do this with my Scion Dragon Tribal EDH deck. I can't tell you his setup, but I can tell you what I've found to work well:

KMC Perfect Fits, as the inner-sleeve, put on upside down, so the opening is at the bottom of the card.

Any Normal Sleeve works as your mid sleeve. For the tightest fit, use KMC Matte (NOT SILK); however I use Ultra-Pro Illustrated ones, because the outer sleeves make the shuffle feel nice; so no worries about the middle one. These are put on normally, opening at the top of the card.

Finally, KMC Character Guards. These go on upside down, with the openings at the bottom; and make the deck feel like a more smooth KMC shuffle-feel. Wonderful together, but be prepared for a REALLY thick deck. Can be tough to shuffle all the cards with smaller hands.

In total; you'll need 1 set of Inner-Sleeves; 1-2 Sets of Middle-Sleeves depending if you buy a back with at least 100 in it; or if you just get a couple packs of 60-80; and 2 packs of Outer Sleeves. It can be a bit pricy, but nothing protects like it; 'cept maybe a top loader over each, haha.

Hope this helps!

EDIT: While I would 100% Recommend Dragon Shield Matte sleeves to anyone who plays Magic; I wouldn't recommend Triple sleeving with them as the middle sleeve. They're a little taller than most other sleeves, and might stick out more with the outer-sleeves. Haven't tested, but be Wary; like good ol' Norin.

u/TehLittleOne · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

All the more resent books are garbage. Only one of them, in my opinion, is worth reading. If you want to find good books, you're going back until Urza block to find the good stuff.

The Brothers' War and The Thran are typically regarded as the two best MTG novels. The Brothers' War is the first book, The Thran is a prequel to that book. Like most good prequels, it is best reading the first book so the prequel makes more sense. In this case, it actually doesn't necessarily make more sense, but due to the excellent world building in The Brothers' War, you'll enjoy it much more if you do read the prequel. Here is what you want to be buying. It's both books compiled as one giant book, and it is definitely worth buying.

Aside from that, there are some solid scattered stuff. Rav block was pretty solid and apparently Time Spiral is too. If you're up for newer stuff, I'll only recommend Agents of Artifice.

Thankfully, the book I posted is still in print, and easy to get. Two great books for one great price is definitely worth it. It's a good starting place, as it'll give you background on the most famous story and characters, and be a good book to boot.

One word to the wise though, the majority of MTG novels suck. Flat out, they're horrible. The rest of this series is actually pretty bad, and aside from one book being marginally okay, the other two were awful and I could barely stomach them. There's a reason they don't make block novels anymore -- they simply were as bad as them imply.

u/Theopholus · 1 pointr/magicTCG

It's a little late notice now, but if he played back in the 90's, he probably saw Scrye Magazine at one point. They had an offer for these fantastic counters. That would be my gift of choice for a seasoned older player. I would also consider a nice deckbox, some sleeves, a playmat with favorite art, a custom playmat, or just find him a card he's always wanted, or some art prints.

Hope that helps! Try playing some games with your dad, the best thing to do with your dad is make some fun memories doing something together.

u/edhfan · 26 pointsr/magicTCG

So I think that a pauper cube sounds like what you want to do. This is an all-commons cube, which, like you say, will allow fun, well-balanced play. It'll also be a bit lower complexity than a power cube would be, which is better for new players (as opposed to things like putting Eldrazi under a Mimic Vat).

Here's a link to an article about pauper cube with a link to a list at the bottom of the article.

The cards themselves will likely cost less than $100 - you may already have a good number of them - and then you would just need sleeves. I recommend double sleeving with something like the KMC Perfect Size inner sleeves and the KMC Hyper Matte sleeves outside. This will keep your cards in good condition (yes, they're commons, but it's nice if they stay nice looking. Some people also choose to foil out their pauper cube, since it's a lot cheaper to do than foiling out a powered or higher-powered cube, and double sleeving will prevent bending).

All in all for probably less than $200 you can make a fun pauper cube. Good luck!

u/Karliente · 1 pointr/magicTCG

So this is also a very late reply but for everyone still looking for a solution - I think I found it for me.

After hours of searching I finally ended up buying a card case made by Quiver.
What can I say - the quality of the case is brilliant and it almost seems like it was MADE for those 10 guild kits, considering how they perfectly fit into the case.

At the top there is still space for some accessories like the 10 life dice, the badges and so on. I put some extra modificator dice in, as well as a self-made summary of all the guilds.
Even with all the accessories the case still closes without problems.
So I think the case is worth its price and I can only recommend it.

u/ImmortalCorruptor · 1 pointr/magicTCG
  • Take your time learning. Magic is kind of like Chess in the way that it's simple to pick up and play but takes a lot of time and effort to master and no one becomes a guru overnight.

  • If there are any specific cards you're looking for it's usually cheaper to buy them individually instead of gambling with booster packs. There's a chance to pull some $20+ cards from boosters but the odds are heavily stacked against you.

  • Know what your cards are worth and don't be afraid to turn down a trade if you aren't 100% certain of the value of everything involved.

  • Always keep your expensive cards protected and keep your decks stored inside of deck boxes so they don't get crushed or bent. Using rubber bands to keep cards/decks together can seem like an acceptable budget solution until they start to bend or wear the edges of the cards, which turns a $50 card into a $0 drink coaster.

  • It's definitely worth investing into some card sleeves for your decks. They make decks easier to shuffle and prevent your cards from getting dirty. I can't tell you how many times I've seen people open a valuable foil rare from a booster draft, play it unsleeved for the tournament and then find out that no one wants to trade for it afterwards because it's completely scratched to hell.

  • You also might want to look into getting a playmat. It's not nearly as mandatory to have as sleeves but it helps extend the life of your cards even further, it guarantees that you'll be playing on a clean surface and it helps mark your space at a table.
u/middlespeed · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

I bought one of these when I first started. Intro packs contain a basic 60 card deck and two boosters. Where ever you move to, make friends at a local game store! Some of my best trades I got were at FNM and prereleases. As for tips on deck construction, I can only wish you the best of luck. Every player is different, and you'll have to experiment to find what kind of deck you like best. For that, I'd recommend Duels of the Planeswalkers . The game has a TON of decks in it with every strategy from milling to ramping to straight aggro. Good luck!

u/Chickenbait · 35 pointsr/magicTCG

These are all great suggestions, one that I don't see here however, is the clash pack. Here is a link to it on amazon so you know what it looks like and how much it is.

You say that he's dying to get into it, which to me means he has very few or even no cards and has played with friends cards and the like. This is a fantastic option because it has two preconstructed decks in it which allow you to just jump right in and play with your friends. You could even play with him with this if you and him each took one of the decks and learn the game together. (this comes with instructions too :P)

There are a couple pretty good cards in this pack that will translate into being playable at a more competitive level, something which doesn't always happen with the pre-constructed decks such as this. It's also relatively cheap and you can add a couple boosters packs to it to spice it up a little as a gift.

Any local games store provided by should have these or similar products from past sets.

u/Whyther · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

I just finished the Theros e-book and I was about to make post a synospis/review anyways! First off, I enjoyed the book a whole lot and heartily recommend that anyone with $1.99 to spare Buy the E-Book from Amazon, especially if you are interested in learning the specifics of the stories of Elspeth, Xenagos, Daxos of Meletis, and Polukranos. I was personally disappointed with The Secretist e-book for the Return to Ravnica block, but I believe Godsend is shaping up to show that e-books can really shine as a method to deliver Magic's lore.

That said, spoilers from the e-book Theros: Godsend Part 1 below. Again, the e-book is cheap and small and well-written, so I do recommend people with even a little more than passing interest buy it and read it themselves.

The book starts following Lydia, a young Meletian mother who has left her polis and taken her sickly son Daxos to be cured by an oracle of Athreos in the distant blasted wasteland ruled by Erebos. She realizes too late that she has been tricked. Her son is not ill at all; rather he is an oracle, someone with the gift to speak for and with the Gods. Athreos attempts to claim him for his own use, but Lydia gives her life in exchange for Daxos's freedom.

After helplessly waiting under a tree for days, Daxos meets a young Elspeth, who has only recently begun planeswalking. The two share a need for food and water, and Elspeth helps Daxos up a mountain and to a clean spring. Daxos can see the sky of Nyx above, even during the day, and sees a bloody and gruesome duel between Heliod, who fancies himself the head of the pantheon, and Purphoros, who has forged a sword capable of damaging the fabric of Nyx itself.

Purphoros slices out Polukranos from the constellation's resting place in the night sky, and the hydra falls to the Earth, becoming corporeal. Heliod and Nylea work together to imprison it, and Kruphix, god of Time and Horizons and the oldest of the gods, punishes Purphoros by limiting his memory and cognition. Purphoros drops the nyx-bane sword and it lands on the mountaintop where Elspeth and Daxos rest. Heliod appears before Daxos, searching for the weapon, but frightens the young Elspeth, who grabs it and planeswalks away.

Years later, Elspeth has returned to Theros after fleeing Mirrodin, now New Phyrexia. She still carries the sword from all those years ago. She seeks a place to rest; a home that is incorruptible, and she believes that the Gods may make Theros a prime candidate for that. She works as a mercenary near Akros, and makes trips to visit various temples, although she has put off seeing Heliod's.

Meanwhile, Xenagos, under the title 'King Stranger' (I remember hearing that that is a rough translation of what the word 'Xenagos' means in Greek) rules over the Satyrs and misguided humans of the Skola Valley, who spend their days relaxing and their nights in bacchanalia. Xenagos has ignited his spark and is disdainful of the gods; he openly resents and mocks them, to the shock and fear of his subjects. From a poet he hears that Polukranos has begun to stir from the caves that Heliod and Nylea sealed it in, and Xenagos prepares a plan.

Heliod notices that something is awry. His vision, which should be omnipresent, is lacking and faltering (likely due to Xenagos's scheming). He consorts with Thassa about this, but the two mostly end up bickering and fail to find a solution. He blames Purphoros, but Thassa reminds him that ever since their previous bout, Kruphix has forbidden all gods from fighting each other, lest he enact a Silence that banishes them to Nyx.

Visiting an oracle of Phenax and seeking guidance, Elspeth allows the mindreading priest to discover her planeswalking abilities and the fact that she holds the lost sword. This fact quickly finds its way back to Phenax, who shares it with Thassa. Thassa then communes with Purphoros, who in his addled state was unable to catch Xenagos stealing his golem and crafting partner, Petrios. When Thassa arrives Purphoros constructs a metallic chimera that can seek out the sword. Thassa enters it and then launches away to find Elspeth.

Elspeth, at the advice of the oracle of Phenax, finally decides to visit the temple of Heliod. She begins to pray just as Thassa arrives, and Thassa's attempt to grab the sword is interrupted by the arrival of Heliod himself. He believes Elspeth to be a thief (and he's technically right about that) and attacks her with blisteringly hot rays. Elspeth uses her planeswalking power to cast a reflective spell that protects her however, and that inspires Heliod. He takes her blade, naming it Godsend, and transforms it into a spear before giving it back to her. He then asks her to travel to Meletis, to become his champion and meet with his oracle.

His oracle who happens to be our good friend Daxos. Although he was chosen by Heliod as an oracle, Daxos has the unique ability to speak with all of the gods, including Nylea, with whom he appears to have started a bit of a romance with. Daxos, with his god-sight, sees that Polukranos is freeing himself, and warns Nylea of this, before he is addressed by Heliod to set out and meet Elspeth on the road between Akros and Meletis.

Nylea seeks out Polukranos and finds evidence of magical intervention. Although Polukranos was awoken by the return of Elspeth's blade, it appears he has been baited into lumbering towards the polis of Meletis. She tracks the source of this magic and it leads her to Skola Valley. There she confronts Xenagos and eventually attacks him, revokes her protection of the valley and leaving it a rotting, lifeless husk, before leaving. Xenagos is unfazed, almost happy that he has insulted a god in person, and begins using his magic to regrow the valley undeterred.

Elspeth returns to Akros only to find that foreigners are being rushed out of the city as it prepares for war against a massing minotaur horde. She is given a job escorting a teenage daughter of an Akroan estate in a caravan from Akros to Meletis and sets out immediately. After a few days of travel and alternating friction and friendship between Elspeth and the girl, named Nikka, the caravan is attacked by servants of Erebos. Escaping, Nikka and Elspeth make it to the see on a small boat.

At this point arguments and fighting between the gods have reached a fever-pitch. Heliod and Purphoros blame each other for the empty spots in their vision, and Heliod wrestles with Thassa to maintain protection over Elspeth and the sword. Oceans boils, forests quiver and shake, and storms throw lighting bolt after lightning bolt into poleis. Thassa conjures an enormous wave which reaches up from the see to grab the spear Godsend from Elspeth. After she is overwhelmed by water, the Sun's Champion nearly gives up hope and drops the spear.

That is when Kruphix intervenes. He pauses time and makes good on his promise to suspend the pantheon in Nyx. Nylea desperately tries to stop him, to warn her siblings of the true danger to the world that Xenagos poses, but fails and is restricted to Nyx like all the other gods.

Elspeth and Daxos meet each other on the steppes outside of Meletis and instantly recognize each other. Their touching reunion is unfortunately ruined when Polukranos appears however, and Elspeth sends Nikka to Meletis to warn the guards. After an arduous and deadly battle, which only Daxos and Elspeth survive, Elspeth ultimately defeats Polukranos, and limps with Daxos back to Meletis.

I really enjoyed this story and hope that part two keeps up the great quality. Their are a few typographical, grammatical, and formatting errors here and there, but nothing too worrisome and overall I enjoyed the writing a whole lot. I left out plenty of details though so I recommend one last time that everyone drop the two dollars on the e-book from Amazon.

u/BAGBRO2 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Do you have any interest in playing magic at all?

Because if you do, you could be the coolest girlfriend in the world by purchasing a gift for yourself! (You can tell him it's for him if you want.)

There is a magic product called a Clash Pack. It comes with two decks of roughly equal power level that are designed to be played against each other. It is intended as an introductory product. It also includes instructions on how to combine the decks together to make a single stronger deck.

Here is the link to it on amazon for $22:

If you decide that this is something you want to do, then before you give him the gift, You should download the Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers for Android or iOS (Free to download). Go through the tutorial and you will know the basics of how to play. Then, your boyfriend will think that you are a quick learner when he teaches you to play!

Anyway, it would make for a few fun hours/date night activity, and even if you don't continue to play yourself, you would come away with a better understanding of this hobby your boyfriend likes. (If you do end up doing this, please follow up and let us know how it went!)

u/enemy1g · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Fat Packs and Holiday Gift boxes do most of my storing. I don't have a big collection though. Staples has boxes such as:

That do nicely for storing as well, can hold 3 rows of cards, as well as stuff on top.

Transporting, I have 6 Satin Towers, I'll only ever bring 4 with me at a time, if that. It all goes into:

Which can nicely store a rare binder, my 4 satin towers, 4 Ultra Pro Deck boxes (regular ones), and my playmat.

Protecting my money cards is fairly easy as most of my value cards are in my decks; Ultra Pro Satin Towers, KMC Perfect Fits, and KMC Hyper Mattes for double sleeving.

u/Folcon · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

A Planeswalker is one who walks between planes. There are an infinite number of planes in the Multiverse (which is where the entirety of Magic takes place). Planes can vary from a single landmass (like Innistrad) to an entire world with orbiting suns (like Mirrodin). The ability to move between planes is incredibly rare, and is what differentiates Planeswalkers from regular mages. All the Planeswalkers we've seen have had at least some ability to perform magic, but I'm not sure if it's a requirement.

If you want more lore, there are lots of places to get it. The MTG Salvation Wiki is a great starting point, since all the lore is in one place. Outside of that, the lore comes in a bunch of different mediums. For a long time, Wizards of the Coast published novels. Then they switced to doing short, online comics. For the most recent set, they released a series of 3 e-books, called "The Secretist" (Book 1, on Amazon, is here).

You also get a lot of lore from just playing the game. The card art is fantastic, and many cards have "flavour text", which is just italic text at the bottom of the card to give you a better sense of its flavour.

u/Goliath89 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I'll save you some time and link directly to the product in question.

I'm currently using one of these myself, and it's pretty good. If I take out all the velcro padding, I can fit all six of my Legion Hoard Plus deck boxes, but it's a pretty snug fit. With the straps, I can fit four of them, as well as two Ultra Pro Pro-Dual deckboxes. (Not a plug for those items or anything, just offering them up for scale.) It has a few side straps over a pocket on the side (meant to hold a camera tripod) that you can use for a playmat, but only if you don't plan on using one of those plastic carry tubes.

u/mulltalica · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Since she is just a beginner, you'll probably want to get her a deck that is ready to play out of the box. I'd recommend picking up the recent Clash Pack that came out a little while ago. This will give her 2 fairly well built decks to start from.

If you want to get her some more stuff, then I'd also say wait and pickup the 2014 Holiday Gift Box. It's a fairly sturdy box for her to store her cards in, and it comes with a bunch of booster packs as well. After that, stocking stuffers such as dice, card sleeves, or playmats are always great gifts.

u/bunbunfriedrice · 1 pointr/magicTCG

This is awesome! I actually just recently started doing the same thing. I'm aiming for 60 cards each for CMC 1 through 8. Then it drops off quickly for 9 and up. Please check out my list here (it hasn't been trimmed yet) and let me know if you have any recommendations!

Can you tell me more about your rule changes? Looks like your tokens go into the graveyard--but are they still tokens? E.g. is bounce still removal? I actually like this interaction as it allows for more spot removal. In general I tried to choose cards with lots of interaction.

You also added a morph element? How does that work?

It looks like you're triggering cast effects? Otherwise Desolation Twin seems odd. Also why Prowling Serpopard?

I've also considered being able to activate Momir's ability twice per turn. My slots for 3 and especially 4 have lots of spot removal, so it could be an interesting choice to choose, say, two 4 drops vs one 8 drop when your opponent has a big threat.

Let me know! Excited to hear about a fellow paper Momir player!

PS This carrying case is awesome.

u/Jasoncsmelski · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Get the Japanese perfect fits, not the ultrapro. Dragon shield are fine. I use them too, also kmc matte sleeves are great. Just double sleeve your decks, prevents the slipping you're experiencing and protects them better. Also makes it safer and easier to move cards from deck to binder to another deck.

u/psyhcopig · 1 pointr/magicTCG

A thousand times yes! Now if I could get it in a nice leather, or that laptop case feel without it being a super rigid case. That's really nice, and perfect! Amazing find!

Edit: So far, the best I could find would be this: ... I'm thinking I'll grab one of these, and put in my own custom cut foam/dividers. Ugghgh. If only that case weren't metal! I really want a shoulder carrying option.

u/jonhwoods · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

To store my cards on the shelf I use BCW cardboard boxes 500 to 800 long. Cheap and effective. These get worn out pretty quickly in a backpack though.

On the go, I use a KMC Card Barrier Box 1000. It's a little expensive, but the form factor is perfect for a backpack, the box is sturdy and my cards are well protected. The way the box is divided makes it easy to not have the cards rattle. TCC Review

u/5150-5150 · 0 pointsr/magicTCG

They don't get much love, but I love these. They don't latch - but as long as you are relatively careful I find them to be snug enough. I carry around 3 commander decks in these in a quiver type of case, keeps them totally secure. They also look great on a shelf, with all your commanders facing out.

not to mention they are $2

u/jcjlee · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I use a Quiver case for mine. It's double your price range but I was really happy with it. Sleek exterior, interior built with sleeves in mind. Cards Against Humanity has blessed us with a larger market for people looking for large capacity card cases. I'd take a look at the comparable items to this case and see if anything piques your interest.

u/Kylekub · 8 pointsr/magicTCG

I have the amazonbasics model prior to that one posted, and it has a sleeve that fits binders perfectly fine! I love the bag. Holds up real well.

Edit: this one is what i have. It’s perfect. AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack - Orange interior

u/ArcumDangSon · 32 pointsr/magicTCG
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I have used these to great success:

I use those as the inner sleeve and Dragon Shield as the outer sleeve, although I'm sure you could use almost any other outer sleeve as well. As /u/InkmothNexus points out, double-sleeved + top loader and in a safe, dry place is going to do the trick.

u/half_a_sandwich · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I use one of these:

It has 2 large compartments and 8 small ones.

The small compartments hold an ultra pro deckbox (80) with just a bit of extra room (so that they may hold a larger deckbox, I just haven't tried it). They also hold a sleeved commander deck pretty perfectly.

The large compartments either perfectly fit three Ultrapro 80 deckboxes, or perfectly fits one Ultraguard 100 flip'n'tray (which was pretty cool when I discovered it).

I usually devote 1 compartment to dice and tokens.

It's not going to fit the mat (theoretically you could remove a row of bins from inside to fit it, but the rest would rattle around then). But requiring the mat fit into the same case is really going to limit your options. You could add some velcro loops to the outside to hold it, or just put both the box and the mat together in a bag.

u/Scarecrow1779 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I got two of these 1000 card boxes and they work pretty well. I can fit 6 100 card, single sleeved decks and another two 60/75 card decks (1 if I want to use a slot for dice/tokens). If only storing 60/75 card decks, then you should be able to fit somewhere between 9 and 11 decks, depending on how tightly you want to pack the cards in.

These are a nice size for me because I can fit two of the boxes in my backpack.

u/jestergoblin · 15 pointsr/magicTCG

I strongly recommend checking out the Brothers' War - it is a fantastic fantasy novel and I recommend it to friends who aren't even into Magic.

u/JimmyD101 · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

Depends if he's looking to be competitive quickly or the two of you want to have an activity to enjoy casually: a deckbuilder's toolkit is a great base of lands and other cards to mix & match for some simple decks. Another great option is starter decks that can be picked up from a local gaming store or even Kmart.

u/bighappyblocker · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Is the bag in the picture, and yeah its 20 bucks, claims corrugated insert but it doesn't have the foam one it has the plastic one. We found this out when my friend ordered one to replace his original and promptly returned it do to it being plastic inside.

However if you're willing to spend a few extra dollars, may I recommend this one yeah its 52 bucks but worse things have happened. I have seen this in person it holds 4 flip mana deck boxes, has 2 pouches for dice and I believe you can even put some spare sleeves/tokens in there. Also, on the opposite side of the foam there is another pouch which you could toss a ultra pro binder in and that unzips to a 3 ring binder, so you have a carrying case and trade binder all in one. Just my two cents the only downfall is the fact that it says PACK C4 and is military colored, which if you do a lot of airport travel could cause an issue or two.

Hope I helped.

u/MenacingSailboat · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

They're great boxes if you're careful with them, but they're not as strong as they feel. They tend to come apart at the seams if something halfway to heavy is on top of them for an extended period of time (something like, say, another full holiday box). The paint is kinda cheap and exposes the cheap cardboard with minor scuffing.

I mean, it's a $4 box. I can't say I'm terribly upset, but I also now know you can find better ones on Amazon (my buddy uses these, and I'm having him pick one up for me while he's out of town).

*Edit: He's actually getting me the 4-row edition, which is much cheaper. They also sell them in 3-row and probably in smaller (and perhaps larger?) sizes.

u/darkjedisa · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Go to walmart and buy a deck builders toolkit

It really is a good value and will give you everything you need to make various decks.

If you ever decide to take your game to the next level you may consider playing "standard". This is the format that is most played in magic and consist of cards printed within the current block and the previous one. Right now "standard" decks are only going to have cards printed in "Scars of Mirrodin" Block from last year: Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, and New Phyrexia. and the present "Inninstrad" Block: Inninstrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored - Releases next month

In the summer Wizards releases their yearly "Core" set. With last summers being called M12 - Magic 2012
The Magic: The Gathering game expands every year, introducing new worlds filled with deadly perils, ancient adversaries, and fantastic new adventures. At its center is the Magic core set, the game in its purest form: evocative spells, menacing creatures, and infinite possibilities. But even at its core, the experience is ever-changing. The Magic 2012 core set boldly continues this tradition.

Each cycle normally starts around September so expect Scars of Mirrodin to "cycle" out and for Return to Ravinca to "cycle" in.

Feel free to post here if you have any questions.

u/WayGroovy · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I enjoyed reading them. They provide a deep background story behind the characters in the cards. They are good serial novel quality.

I would start with The Thran and The Brothers War.

If you enjoy those two, you'd like the rest of the series.

u/scaramanga1 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Hey dude, I am a newbie myself and after alot of chatter with a store here in the UK they all prety much advised on the 2011 deck builders kit that I got from them I have prety much got a deck of each colour less a few lands but it comes with everything!

So I have just been messing with this and working out what I prefer colour wise a few days in so far and love it!

u/snowbucket · 1 pointr/magicTCG

do you have friends who play? usually people who have been playing will have troves of extra cards they dont want. But if you are looking for pre built ones there are those. Also what i find great are thrift stores. I found cards fa dayz there.

but your best bet is the deck builders toolkit
it comes with a bunch of cards and lands to learn how to build your own decks

u/caffiend2 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

If you are going to start buying cards, I cannot recommend buying a fat pack enough. Having a list of every card in the set is very helpful not only for learning terms, but also for planning card combos. It's the most cost efficient way to get 9 packs of boosters, a spin down life counter die, 100 land cards, and a neat box.

Also, for a staring player, the deck builders tool kit is a nice selection of very useful cards.

u/fudgebug · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I've been moving away from BCW cardboard boxes to these: Card Box 1000. I really like them and they're in between the BCWs and really high end stuff like Aaron Cain custom storage. A similar option that some people like is this one: Stack 'n' Safe Deck Box (480 Cards). Also, /U/professorSTAFF just did a review of some nice options by DEX Protection:

u/solepureskillz · 1 pointr/magicTCG

You need two different kinds of sleeves. One is commonly called the "perfect fit" sleeve. That goes upside-down over your card. Then you insert your card top-side up into the normal sleeve.

example of a perfect fit brand I use.

u/rimfire24 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I've got an Oloro deck I'm trying to decide if it's going under the knife, getting restructured as another commander, or getting deconstructed. Also, if you're trying to transport a bunch of decks, I've found this to be a game changer. Perfectly fits decks, looks nice, and you can fit 8-10 decks and nice in one case for less than $20

u/placebotwo · 7 pointsr/magicTCG

For what it's worth, I think your boxes are awesome and I'm not trying to take any business away from you but for those where $20 might be a little cost prohibitive, I wanted to let others know the solution I have been using for years.

The 150 count acrylic boxes are perfect for 100 sleeved cards on their spines.

u/PirateKilt · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I started playing with some buddies almost a half year ago, and one of my buys was the "Clash Pack" that had two pre-built decks... They actually turned out to be pretty cool and even semi-competitive against my friends who've played for years.

u/kdrakari · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Matte Dragon Shields aren't quite as tough as the original, but they feel better when shuffling. Very comparable to KMC.

My personal recommendation would be "KMC Hyper Mat", spelled exactly like that as shown here. If your option is KMC but says Matte instead of Mat it isn't a fake product or anything, but it's not as good of an option so I'd recommend the Dragon Shields instead.

One additional thing to consider is double sleeving. If you have only a single set of sleeves and swap the decks inside, that does put a little bit of wear on the cards each time. Inner sleeves are a lot cheaper than regular sleeves, so you can put inner sleeves on all your used cards and swap out which ones are in the main sleeve as often as you'd like. It's not something you need to bother with right away, but it's a small optimization if you want to keep your cards pristine for as long as possible without spending as much. Also protects the cards from water damage.

u/FrugalityPays · 8 pointsr/magicTCG

The 2015 Core Set Clash pack has a green and a blue deck, and are designed so you combine them into a green/blue deck.

Link to clash pack

It's a great game and I hope she enjoys it!

u/dreucifer · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Here you go. I have only filled it up, haven't really used it. Just got it today. It definitely holds a lot of stuff. I put a dice rolling tray in the laptop sleeve, but you could easily fit a binder in there. Could probably also fit a small binder in the front.

u/alandaband · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

The art book has a lot of information that you might find useful.

The Planeswalker's Guide to Innistrad also has a bunch of information. Be sure to also check out the Uncharted Realms / Magic Story. Innistrad is my favorite plane but I am no lore master. I would be happy to help answer questions you might have (or at least try to).

u/Yxoque · 14 pointsr/magicTCG

First of all, there's the excellent Salvation Wiki, which is probably the most complete resource you're going to find.

There certainly are books. In the past, each fatpack came with a book and after they stopped doing that, they tried doing less frequent books, which led to Agents of Artifice, The Purifying Fire and Test of Metal. They also gave block novels a shot, but these ended up mostly disappointing and after a planned novel about Liliana was so bad it never made it to print, they axed the book line.

With Return to Ravnica, they tried another experiment: e-books. The first one, The Secretist (in three parts) did well enough that we can expect another e-book for Theros on April 1.

Apart from the books, the Creative team also publishes a short story each week. These vary in quality a lot (but tend to be enjoyable) and give nice little looks in the worlds we visit. With each set (but mostly with the first set of the block), they also give out something called a "Planeswalker's Guide" which is an edited version of the style guide they use for building the plane.

On the main site, you can also find some webcomics, focusing on the planeswalkers which I personally find very interesting. Unfortunately, they stopped making them because they were too expensive.

There are also older comics, but they can be hard to find. There's also a newer line of comics, featuring the thief-planeswalker Dack Fayden, but though they follow the planes we visit, they don't really impact the main storyline.

Finally, you can learn a lot from the online community. I personally hang out here, but the Storyline forum on Salvation is also good (although they're a bit too serious for my taste). Both of those forums have the most knowledgeable person on Magic: The Gathering lore, so any question you have will probably be answered. You could also try just asking here, or on /r/mtgvorthos (although the latter subreddit is a bit dead). Whatever you do, don't visit the official forum, it's a wasteland.

Okay, I think that's all.

u/ImCorvec_I_Interject · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

If you have your decks in different colored sleeves (or in smaller deck boxes, like these), you can just carry them in one of the white cardboard boxes that most people store cards in. My LGS sells them for $3 each and I imagine you could fit more than 10 decks in one. They look like this, but this one might be better for you.

You could instead get the Khans of Tarkir holiday box, but I wouldn't recommend it since the quality of the cardboard is pretty low.

I have also seen people use this zippered gaming case to transport cards; one of the reviews says that it can hold 10 deck boxes.

u/Rithe · 1 pointr/magicTCG

These might be linked already, but the Ultra Pro 150 card carriers fit double sleeved decks perfectly

I have all my decks in their own carriers then put them all in a box + my other stuff

u/_windfish_ · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

So for anyone looking around for a good bag to carry 10-15 deckboxes, playmat, binder, notepad, dice, other accessories. Look for a camera backpack. Often they have them at thrift stores/Goodwill for $5-10 or less. They have foam dividers and sections on the inside that are perfect for deckboxes. Look for one with a side pocket meant for a tripod - this is perfect for a playmat tube.

The one I use is a Manfrotto almost identical to their Adventure bag but I got it from Costco for $40 and I love it, but I don't think they sell it anymore.

A lot of people swear by the Amazon Basics camera backpack.

u/InsidiousToilet · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

While this is neat, I still prefer the "tried and true" method of just re-using Dragon Shield boxes (<-- edit: added a photo of my Cube):

  • 8x empty Dragon Shield boxes.
  • 45 cards in each box.
  • Players sit down, crack their "box", split cards into 3 piles.
  • Draft.

    Super simple, no wasted paper, just re-purposed sleeve boxes. I use a Quiver (love this thing) to tote my Cube around, and so it fits real nice. I use a 9th box for dice. The boxes are also a surprise way to slip some boosters into each "booster" for players on special occasions (birthdays, parties, etc).
u/VoyagerOrchid · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Me again. they just re-released the best as a compliation: The Brother's War and The Thran as Artifact's Cycle 1.
Here it is on Amazon:

Other good places to start are the comics of the new planeswalkers:

And if you want summaries of books and things, there's a blog that does chapter by chapter coverage daily:

That's a good start. If you want a more comprehensive explanation/summary, there's the mtgsalvation wiki:

u/MaskedThespian · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I use a couple of these, though seeing as I live in Japan they're less than half that price. I can carry 10-11 regular decks (single sleeved) in one of these.

Edit: Ah, I just reread your post where you stated that you wanted a way to carry your existing, pre-boxed stuff. This box isn't so good for that, but if you don't mind just using dividers to separate your decks then it's a pretty good box to carry a number of decks in.

u/Jaccount · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Home Depot, Lowes or Amazon.

Its a Stanley removable bin storage box.
The one in the picture is the small one- it only has ten compartments.
I own the larger one, the FatMax XL, which has 14 compartments.

The REALLY nice thing about these boxes is that those containers are removable, swappable and safely/comfortably hold 100 double sleeved cards.

It's actually what I use for my cube because carrying around 720 cards plus 500 basic land plus all the tokens/emblems/etc can be a bit of a hassle.

But yeah, OP got a good deal.

u/Combat_Wombatz · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

The ~$4 clear plastic Ultra Pro boxes can fit them, but you have to get a little bit creative. Basically you put the deck in normally with the cards facing the sides, then you put your sideboard on top facing the top. It looks kinda cheap, but it is kinda cheap. It gets the job done though, what more can you ask for?.

Fore reference:

u/kingofblades42 · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

There is a lot of lore and worldbuilding in The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Zendikar. There is also a corresponding book coming out for kaladesh soon, as shown by this thread. If you are looking for something Pre-Eldrazi, there is also A Planeswalker's Guide to Zendikar.

I hope this helps and good luck!

u/GolgariDethCreap · 22 pointsr/magicTCG

I second this. This is the one I've had for over a year, still going strong. A little more expensive, but probably the best $40 I've spent that wasn't cards. I use this daily, taking about 8 decks, 2-3 playmats, and a binder with me.

u/nephrael · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

I have 9 boulders (100), and 4 more boulders in an Arkhive in this Amazon bag.

Fits in the pockets perfectly and has felt inside to protect scrapes. It also has a small pocket for a skinny binder as well as plenty of space for chargers, battery packs, etc.

This is what I mean when I say Boulder:

u/NinjaGuy206 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I'd actually recommend the larger one. It's the one I've been using and it's been great. I've heard the the other one is a little on the smallish side and the larger one works for binders as well. Orange interior is currently just $33, $40 for the grey interior.

u/johnjust · 3 pointsr/magicTCG
  1. KMC does sell clear Hyper Mattes.

  2. There are some unfun Planes, but probably only 4-5 at the most. You can find 6 to remove probably, but it leaves you with no extras. In the end, it's unfortunate to have to buy 3, but at least you have extras (which can also be used for Archenemy or oversized Commander cards). In fact, you can get a 2-pack from Amazon for around the same price as one single pack (which is weird), so you might just want to get 2 of those. As mentioned, there is an oversized deck box for holding them as well.

  3. Not really - you'd be better off carrying the 4 decks in a fat pack/deck builder's toolkit box.

  4. Probably not - again, you'd be better off carrying the 4 decks in a fat pack/deck builder's toolkit box.

  5. I'd save the box, as using it with sleeved cards/deck boxes (other than the provided slide boxes) wasn't really the intended purpose. The box itself is so thin (in depth) that I don't think even removing the plastic inner piece would allow it to fit regular deck boxes inside. Moreover, a box that size won't fit into a bag easily, whereas a fat pack box and the oversized deck box will fit almost anywhere (allowing you to preserve the original box for display/something else).

    Edit: Additionally, the Planar die that comes with the set is about 2x the size of a normal Planar die, so even finding a place for that is hard. I carry around a set of Chessex dice - the plastic case has some extra room for a normal Planar die if you have one of those sitting around (you basically put the d4, d6, d8 and Planar die at the bottom, then the d20/d10 next and the d12/d10 on top of that - should be an almost perfect fit). Or, you could always use a regular d6 and use 1/6 for Chaos/Planeswalk, respectively.

    Edit 2 - Forgot about the Planechase tokens... they're double-sided, so grab a pack of penny sleeves for those - that way, they're protected and still easy to use on both sides. You should have enough room left in the fat pack/deck builder's toolkit box for them along with the 4 double-sleeved decks.
u/FishLampClock · 1 pointr/magicTCG

As this is your kin I reckon you ought to learn and play with 'em. You can buy the cool new "clash pack" which has 2 decks that are meant to battle, and are 2 different play styles. You can also combine cards from both decks and make a cool single player deck. The pack comes with some fancy shiny alternate art cards which are cool. Also it's about$25 with shipping on amazon.

u/Micbene · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I have the Amazon Basics camera bag. It works just as well as the pirate lab, but for 1/3 the cost. I love it


u/MichMusic · 1 pointr/magicTCG

If they are sleeved, i would suggest the kmc 1000 box. I have 1 for my modern stuff and one for my legacy stuff. I have them sorted by color and and have been super happy.

Card Box 1000

u/Akamesama · 1 pointr/magicTCG

>I've heard that aluminum hard cases with foam inserts are ideal for transporting decks

Depends of the requirements. Are we talking driving with a case in your car? Shipping? Taking to your local LGS?

There are some fairly cheap tool container cases that fit ~10 deck boxes and some soft camera bags/backpacks that can fit ~10 decks + a playmat + a tradebinder.

u/Chroven · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

if youre doing a setting you might also enjoy the innistrad art book. i picked one up a few years ago and its great

u/MettaWorldWarTwo · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

Amazon Basic DSLR Bags work great to carry your gear. However, I'd suggest figuring out what formats and decks you're realistically going to play and only bring what makes sense. This also limits the risk in case someone bag swipes you. I carry the linked DSLR bag with 1 EDH decks, and either my Modern or Standard deck along with associated supplies (sleeves, dice, mat). That's still ~$1200 but it's less than others I know who carry all their decks at once. Before I head out, I pull decks that I might want to play that night, narrow it down and then pack my bag. For FNM, I'll only carry a single deck. For a casual day, I'll carry 3-4 depending on the formats we might play (2 Pauper, 1-2 EDH, Modern Jank).

We have a private Discord for the people who are regulars at the LGS and I'll figure out if anyone wants to borrow a deck and I might bring one or two to loan out. Figure out what formats you're going to play before heading out and load up. Leave everything else at home.

u/jordanmunson · 16 pointsr/magicTCG

There’s an Amazon Basics bag for cameras that has worked wonderfully for me. This looks like a newer, cheaper model of it: AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Camera and Accessories - 11 x 6 x 15 Inches, Black

Edit: here is the exact one I have: AmazonBasics DSLR Camera and Laptop Backpack Bag - 13 x 9 x 18 Inches, Black And Orange

u/andymaul123 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Hi! Fellow rider here (car-less for five years!)

I use a standard backpack and a Kriega US-30 drypack on the fender rack. Neither of those are optimal for sorting and securing individual deck boxes, but the drypack will keep them safe from incidental rain if that's a concern.

As far as motorcycle-specific items go, if you're on a sport bike, the Dainese D-Mach might be worth looking at. I don't have any experience with it, but the hard shell and inside straps might be able to wrangle the deck boxes.

Outside of motorcycle gear the Professor has done some reviews on backpacks. There's an amazon camera bag that I've heard other mtg players using, but I don't know how well it rides.

u/bo5dey · 1 pointr/magicTCG

While I can't speak for the Boulder 80+ or use with Dragon Shield sleeves specifically, just to throw another option onto the table, I use the Ultra Pro 2-Piece 150 Count Clear Card Storage Boxes.

4 of them fit snugly in the Arkhive. Each one fits a single sleeved EDH deck with lots of room to spare. I can usually toss in about 10-15 sleeved tokens in with the deck and it still remains easy to pull to cards out or slide them back in. I reckon that this extra room would compensate the extra space needed for Dragon Shield sleeves.

u/-MetalMike- · 5 pointsr/magicTCG

Random booster products might be iffy for entrenched players, since they don't usually get them the cards they need (unless they are drafting with them). I would personally say get him some high-quality personalized accessories, such as trade-binders, sleeves, backpacks (such as the highly rated AmazonBasics), or deck boxes. If he likes commander, maybe get him some of the new precons. Maybe even just take him out for a day of MTG at your LGS, buy him lunch/drinks or something - I know I would love that.

u/MustangDuvall · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

The professor did a pretty good review of it, gave it a B+. Fits six commander decks (although mine aren't double sleeved) and some tokens and stuff in the top compartment. I prefer it to carrying around a BCW long box.

u/whisperingsage · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

The actual books of course you have to buy, but the short stories are usually on the mtg story page for free.

In 2005-6 original Ravnica had a three book cycle named after the sets: Ravnica, Guildpact, and Dissention. In 2012-13 Return to Ravnica had a three book series called the Secretist Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, and Dragon's Maze. For this set there will be a War of the Spark book, and some time in June or so there will be a series of short stories that probably will be released on the MTG site.

There's also a Story section to their site that has short stories for each one of the recent blocks. The most recent stories are at the top, and if you scroll down you can open stories for previous blocks back to at least Tarkir.

u/RollingStart22 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

The fat pack is fine, just be careful not to overpay for them (the recent ones should be around 35 to 40 us dollars). If you like the art consider the Zendikar art book.

There is a FAQ for New/Returning Players in the sidebar of this reddit which is a good starting point for info on the game.

u/dionos · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

For lands you can just buy a deck builder kit if you are really desperate for them. Or alternately you can buy them for usually 5 - 10 cents each like here.

edit: doing some quick math buying 24 of each land at .10 would be $12.00. At which point I would just pick up a deck builder's kit for $20 that comes with 20 of each land, 4 boosters, and some other random cards. Here is a link to it at amazon. Seems like a better value for the money.

u/Jables237 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Here is another idea I have had one of these for like 15 years. Love it.

u/Trebek007 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Best thing to carry it all in. Worth every penny.

It holds 12 decks in deckboxes (or dice pouch/box) I keep my dice in an altoids tin and it fits right next to a couple of the decks, also there is room for pens/ extra cards or whatever beside the decks.

I can also fit two of these (one for standard trade, one for non-standard trades) side by side on top of it all (or you could fit a folded up mat in there.)

u/Davros007 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

It depends on what you want to do with the cards. If you just want to have them, then sure, go for it. If you want cards from the current set that won't be going out of rotation in October (Magic 2013, Innistrad, Dark Accession, and Avacyn Restored) then you might be better off with this instead:

PS - don't be fooled by the $53 list price, the deckbuilders toolkits retail for $20. If you are having trouble finding them at that price, go check a big-box store like Target or Walmart. Don't get burned!

u/fox112 · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

as you can see in the pic it has 2 extra large compartments. If you're at a home depot or something just grab the normal sized compartments from a different box and you can comfortably fit 12 commander decks, it's really sturdy, I'm a big fan.

u/legoninjakai · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

If you're into the art of magic, another thing you might want to get is the art books, such as this one. These feature full page spreads of art art as well as great descriptions of the lore of the world.

u/isuphysics · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

I have this.

It holds 9x 80 card deck boxes and 3x 100+ card deck boxes.

It was designed to have a foam insert, but has been changed to cardboard in the current version. This shows through in that the places that hold the decks is too wide for most boxes.

Also, I recently got the 6x set of the M15 plainswalker deck boxes, and they are too big to fit 2 in the top compartment. I can use the normal solid color ultra pro deck box and the M15 together, but not two M15's.

u/scuba_steves · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Your local hardware store has toolboxes that commander decks fit nicely in. Haven't tried them with 60 card decks but I've seen quite a few put commander decks in them. Something like this or this.

u/digiman619 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

If you're looking for a card box that'll hold multiple decks, I'd recommend a Quiver. It holds 1,300 unsleveed or 770 sleved cards and is stylish, durable and reasonably priced. I've got one and it's amazing.

u/inatube · 1 pointr/magicTCG

When my cube was 360, it fit snuggly in two fatpacks.

When I expanded to 450, I got this:

You can get it shipped for ~$20, though it takes several weeks if you live in the U.S.A.

400-410 of the 450 cube cards take the whole top row, and lands and tokens plus the remaining cube cards fill the middle of the bottom row.

The smaller slots on either side of the bottom row are blank at the moment, so if/when I push north of 450, that's where those cards will go.

If I stayed at 360 and shaved back on lands (if I were consistently playing with 4-6-players, for example) then I would use the side slots of the bottom row for card, and use the center well for the dice bag we use.

u/assholeofnew · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Are you thinking something like this? As far as I know you only get them if you custom order a sleeve set first. Unless you mean KMC Perfect fits and any other brand of sleeves

u/CaptainKharn · 1 pointr/magicTCG

These are by far my favorite books of Magic. The Brother's War is an amazing novel, and The Thran gives you the origin story of the Phyrexians and Yawgmoth, which later on develops into an important plot piece in other books.

u/Isaaclark · 1 pointr/magicTCG

If you aren't too serious about playing right now, and money isnt a huge issue. i would buy this: gives you a few packs and storage. Otherwise buy this: less storage, but it has everything you need for deck building basics. Buying singles is more in lines for if you are interested in being competitive.

Edit: Both can be gotten at walmart for 20 bucks

That is how I started.

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u/Jojo_Fine · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I just got this for my 540 card cube and it seems to fit the cards + basics really nicely. About half my cards are double-sleeved.

u/traceurling · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Sorry I'm a little confused, are you offering the KMC Hyper Matte Black or the KMC Perfect Fit, I'd trade for either but I'm more interested in the Hyper Mattes.

u/troy_destroy · 6 pointsr/magicTCG

These are some good inexpensive options.

Ultimate Guard Stack n Safe: hold 6 decks sleeved and has nice dividers
Stack 'n' Safe Deck Box (480 Cards)

KMC card barrier: has a better latch than the Ultimate Guard but the dividers aren't as good.
Card Box 1000

u/SlappyBag9 · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

$22.50 and could have Super savers shipping on amazon:

versus $26 on massdrop

u/jawston · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Buy a Deck Builders Tool Kit It's designed for new players looking to get into the game and deck building, it also comes with how to play instructions and tips fold out. Also if you're willing to put the money into it I'd suggest grabbing a Fat Pack, comes with a nice holding case and life counter dice in addition to the cards and lands.

The cards from both will be enough to keep you busy for months.

u/vaqari · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Shards of Alara lore is in the novel Alara Unbroken

Return to Ravnica has a trio of novellas: Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, and Dragon's Maze. There's also the Planeswalkers' Guide, and some scattered short stories floating around somewhere.

Original Ravnica has a trio of novels: Ravnica, Guildpact, and Dissension.

u/Vandar · 8 pointsr/magicTCG

Amazon Basics Camera bag is excellent 30$ for something that should cost 70.

u/LordGrac · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Copying this from an earlier, similar post:

Here you go.

Of these, the following on available for e-book:

  • Moons of Mirrodin, Darksteel Eye, The Fifth Dawn

  • Outlaw, Heretic, Guardian

  • Ravnica, Guildpact, Dissension

  • Alara Unbroken

  • Zendikar

  • Scars of Mirrodin

  • Agents of Artifice, Test of Metal, The Purifying Fire

    In addition to the Secretist books.

    Prior to Alara, each set had a matching novel, so each set had a triology. They never sold well, so Wizards eventually condensed them into single books for each set, but also added in single books for the new generation planeswalkers (the ones we have now). The Secretist is a revival of the book series, since no book was published for Innistrad, but using a different format: one short novella for each set, which should all together add up to a whole novel, similar to the Alara-era books but with a more encompassing feel. They're using it as a test.

    You can also find the Artifact Cycle collections in physical copies, which are very worth the read and extra cash.

    The Zendikar, Scars, and Innistrad stories happened mostly via a now-happened abandoned-by-Wizards medium, webcomic. You can find the relevant stories here.
u/ByakuyaTheTroll · 1 pointr/magicTCG

The best way is with these white cardboard boxes. They come in a range of sizes and are likely carried by your LGS.

u/Johnnyallstar · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I love dragon shield sleeves, and highly recommend them. The box they come in will store a normal deck easily.

For slightly larger, I'd suggest going to a hobby store and asking for cardboard storage boxes. They're a cheap, but suitable option. Or Amazon

u/Dr_ZoidbergHomeowner · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

Here or at WalMart. Check near the collectible cards (will probably be by the registers). Target may have them also but I cannot say for sure. Have fun getting addicted to cardboard!

u/Tweeqk · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

Not a deck box but im a big fan of this. Quiver Black Playing Card Case i use it to carry 3 edh decks in boulder cases and still have room for dice and playmat. Give it a thought.

u/Deathjoker00 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

As some other players have mentioned, BCW has amazing boxes for storage. I have a very large collection, somewhere over 8000 cards (rough guess because I ran out of boxes and I still have more cards to put away.)

But I prefer to use the 800 count boxes because they are long, single row, and I can stack them how I see fit.

But if you want all the cards in just a few boxes, BCW also has a 5000 card box. I probably should've gone with these to be honest.

u/Rudyralishaz · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

I suggest this to everyone, I've used mine for years and lately a couple of guys at my LGS have jumped on the train too. It's awesome.

u/khelekmir · 1 pointr/magicTCG

We use this to hold most of our commander decks

I don't know if a deck box will fit in not of the compartments, thin ones might. You can fit two deck boxes from the commander anthology in each of the larger compartment.

u/triforce4392 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

this link has a good review of the deck builder toolkit as well as a cost analysis of a couple options for starting a new collection

u/BukkitBoss · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Ultra Pro 150CT 2 Piece boxes fit ~105 sleeves cards, or ~80 double sleeved. They're cheap, durable, and don't look half bad when stacked.

Many LGSs have them or can get them in, and they're also on Amazon for cheap.

u/hecklingfext · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Yep, in the little-publicised eBook that accompanied the Return to Ravnica series, entitled "The Secretist". Not actually a terrible read.

u/kaideneterali · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

About 50 of these guys (I know this is how most stores near me keep their collections) or 250 of these guys will probably be you're best bet if you ever plan on accessing the collection or keeping it in good shape. You could just get some large storage bins for them, but it probably won't conserve that much space anyways.

u/OldSchoolRPGs · 9 pointsr/magicTCG

If you are new I'd highly suggest you pick up a Deck Builder's Toolkit. Comes with 125 semi-random cards, 100 Lands (20 each), and 4 booster packs (M13, AvR, DA, and Inst) worth $16 on their own for only $20 MSRP. On Amazon they're it's a bit cheaper. Totally worth it for anyone really.

u/DigitalWheel · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

On a quick note, this book is truly awful. The plot is a convoluted mess, the characters are shallow, flat, or completely unrealistic, and the language switches from 'overly verbose English major' to 'under medicated pre-teen'.

If you're looking for good Magic novels, go for the Artifacts cycle of books.

If you want something more recent, I would recommend the recent Planeswalker novels.

u/Slurmsmackenzie8 · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

This box is excellent. My Peasant cube has been in the same one for five years.

u/MonksterAZ · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I am a fan of the ultra pro cases They will hold several decks, space for dice, and you can throw some tradebait in there as well if you want.

u/Bryanfisto · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Professor recommends the AmazonBasics camera backpack, giving it an A rating for carrying deck boxes. I don't know how well those deck boxes will fit in that bag, but it's probably worth a shot.

u/Sartredes · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Right. I think I'm going with the Amazon Basic Camera and laptop bag.

AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack - Orange interior

I'm thinking the laptop section is good for a trade binder and the main section can hold most everything else.

u/VigilanteSloth · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Is the Magic the Gathering Deck Builders Toolkit a good item to buy if I want to start doing FNM?

u/willowsonthespot · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

There are 2 books that are a great start to the book series artifact cycle 1 and artifact cycle 2. They are the first 5 books in the whole series. The first one is the Thran and the brothers war. The second one is Planswalker, time stream, and bloodlines. They are a good read if you can find them for cheap.

u/drose427 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

Ultra Pro Gaming Case with Red Trim

That's what I've used for years!

Only complaint is it isn't modular, so if you have specific needs you'll have to figure something out.

I.e. I had to slice up the divider to fit my DS for Pokemon VGC events.

Outside of that, I could fit my 2 magic decks (one in the leather mana symbol one), ds, dice, and my Pokemon and yugioh decks, all in one go

u/Broiledvictory · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

>I think the latest DBTK includes up to the Scars block, so it won't be standard playable, but it'll be a good start to your collection. It also includes tips for building decks and a box to hold your cards.

False. The latest one goes up to INN block.

u/PyroConduit · 21 pointsr/magicTCG

This bag has been recomended more than once to people on here so I gotta think its popular.

u/Myztical · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I highly recommend KMC Hyper Matte Sleeves (80-Pack)


u/Thief_of_Sanity · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I've gotten into these cheap $2 150 count clear cases from Ultra Pro recently if only because I don't have to open up the deckbox to see what's inside:

u/eugal · 1 pointr/magicTCG

The Brothers War is the one I've always heard is good. I am currently about half way through it and have really enjoyed it.

u/ZToups · 6 pointsr/magicTCG

It's not that hard to modify the box to prevent it damaging the cards though honestly its not worth the effort when you can buy a better storage box for less than $20 (

u/mottom24 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

amazon has em for a bit cheaper than you would find them. But stores like Walmart and target usually have a few. My local card stores don't usually carry them, just fat packs.

u/vatechguy · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

I like the duel deck boxes - UltraPro makes a generic version of it.

(Take the actual deck boxes out of it and it fits the oversized sleeved planechase cards.)

u/ixAp0c · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Amazon sells them, my little cousin just ordered one, he just started playing and bought 2 intro packs and needs land and a beginning to his collection. Heres a link:

u/Atarka-WorldRender · 1 pointr/magicTCG is what I use, it's just like the $110 piratelabs backpacks and is functionally the same.

u/lrawrl · 1 pointr/magicTCG

This version is much cheaper (almost 1/3 the price) and also works very well for storing sleeved cards and deck boxes. I think it is a little smaller though.

u/BirdSchool · 14 pointsr/magicTCG

From the Professor at Tolarian Community College's most recent video: This Camera Backpack or this Parts Organizer work very well. I have the parts organizer which I currently use to carry 9 commander decks in UltraPro 100+ Deckboxes, the Explorers of Ixalan Tiles, and my Oversized cards (Planechase, Archenemy). I've been considering attaching a playmat tube to the side of the case with zip ties.

u/Greellx · 1 pointr/magicTCG

That's the name of the original book. They compiled the earlier books into an omnibus. Which is this

u/TheGuyInAShirtAndTie · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Im a fan of the Quiver which also is conveniently wide enough to hold a Sign in Blood Life Pad and deep enough I can store a couple small Chessex containers.

u/chcltthndridn · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

This is order that I'm using to read the books. I'm also going to go with the crowd and say that The Brother's War is a very good book, and the best place to start. It was recently reprinted in the Artifacts Cycle I omnibus, but don't read the first book until much later.

u/mtd14 · 77 pointsr/magicTCG

Yeah QS sent out a message about it and thus buyout. The plus side is instead of spending $17 on it you can spend $22 on it, Nykthos, promo Prophet of Kruphix, promo Temple of Mystery, promo prognostic sphinx, and over 100 other cards.

u/bkallday13 · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

Quiver - it’s sturdy and portable. I use one for commander decks and one for small card and board games -
Quiver Black Playing Card Case - Carrying Deck Case with PU Leather Exterior with Double Zipper, Dividers, Hand & Shoulder Strap - Fits up to 1300 Cards - Deck Box Compatible + 100 Card Sleeves

u/guyincorporated · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

I'm assuming by 30-card starter pack, you're referring to one of those promo decks they give out at cons with commons and uncommons in them and a picture of a planeswalker on the deck box? If so, it's insane to lock into mono-blue just because of that. Especially now that you've purchased an entire box of product. If you're getting hung up about the lack of lands, get them from your friends that keep stomping you, or just head down to the local store and get a bunch for a dollar, or spring for a Deckbuilder's Toolkit.

u/Agehn · 1 pointr/magicTCG

When I played in middle school I kept my decks wrapped in rubber bands and I'd carry them that way in my pocket, and keep them that way in a little cardboard box in under my bed. Luckily I never owned any good cards because the condition of those cards is awful now (but the first rare I ever pulled is still in the back of my binder).

Anyway this is what I use now, with the cards sleeved in these and these.

u/Lilgodzilla6 · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

This should work.

As well as this

The worst case is you buy the cheaper one and you're out a few bucks. I would recommend however, checking around your LGS to see if they have any options there that they could let you try out or use to see if you like it.

u/feh1325 · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

Spend a couple more bucks and get these sleeves. They'll last longer.

Also, forget the deckbox and the gift card and get him a custom playmat from here.

u/goatshield · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

Okay I just wasn't clear on what you wanted. Just buy some thing like this:

Cheap, plenty of space, only downside is you'd need to make some dividers yourself.

u/tiehunter · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

I have the same thing and got it through amazon. Here's a link.

u/thethingexe · 0 pointsr/magicTCG

Where do you get your hyper mats from? They are cheaper for me, here in Australia.

Also, on Amazon, KMCs are still cheaper.

u/Kamilny · 1 pointr/magicTCG

What exactly does that mean? I saw that and was confused. Did that mean use them over things like this?

u/speshalke · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

For EDH, I use these:

They have enough room for 100 single-sleeved cards, plus you can display your general on top of all your other cards (I place them all vertically but my commander horizontally on top)

u/TheWishMaster0 · 8 pointsr/magicTCG

The Thran is not available for kindle, unfortunately. It is however in the Artifacts cycle omnibus, which I highly recommend. It has the story of the thran and then the story of Urza Vs the Phyrexians.

u/Kuru- · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

If you want more on the Jace/Bolas/Ravnica storyline, I guess the next steps would be Agents of Artifice (summary here) and then the Return to Ravnica novels (summary here).

u/WarpedSkitzo · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I've been using this for a few years now because I prefer backpacks over slings. I love it and have had no complaints so far.

u/RelevantCardLink · 14 pointsr/magicTCG

You might want to check out Deck Builders Toolkit. It's m13 but you will get plenty of basic lands, and other cards + boosters for 20$. Then you could use the other 20$ on dragon's maze boosters.

u/Le_Pyro · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I was planning to get this one, but since you're saying there isn't a 2012 one, should I hold off on it? Would you say just go for the fat pack instead?