Cards You Just Have Trouble Getting...

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Tue, 2010-05-25 00:53
A Tactical Waffle
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Have you ever had a card that you just can't get your hands onto no madder how hard you try?

For me it's a card called Firebreathing. When I started magic I bought 10 Magic 2010 boosters, and didn't get a single one. I have received numerous boosters has gifts since then and have pull out foil walkers and other INSANE things, but never, ever a firebreathing. I have this thing about buying things online and not a single person brings them to FNM because they are so common.

So, is there any cards that you have trouble getting? I'm not talking about mythics, but common or uncommon cards that you just can't find.

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Tue, 2010-05-25 01:10
Neko_Asakami
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I can NOT, for the life of me, manage to get a dang Pathrazer of Ulamog.

Tue, 2010-05-25 03:26
HudsonWolf
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I seem to have avoided getting a single Smite, despite opening a fat pack of ROE and drafting partially white three times in triple-ROE drafts. ...And though you said not to mention mythics, this is a more general thing... I've opened 19 packs of ROE, and haven't gotten any mythics yet. Meh.

I may contradict myself a lot, but at least I'm not a hypocrite.

Tue, 2010-05-25 03:43
kiligir
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Lightning Bolt. I opened an ENTIRE BOX of M10. Not a one.

I lol'd.

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Tue, 2010-05-25 10:29
A Tactical Waffle
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Really? Lightning bolt. I think I have about 13.

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Wed, 2010-05-26 01:33
Shiv2503
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A Tactical Waffle wrote:
Really? Lightning bolt. I think I have about 13.

So that's where they went!

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Wed, 2010-05-26 01:42
Art_Freak
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I'd willingly take a few of those off your hands. I'd hate to see you get weighed down by good cards. Winking smiley

Wed, 2010-05-26 02:27
A Tactical Waffle
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@ Art Freak: Okay, a 2 lightning bolts for 4 firebreathings means a deal!

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Wed, 2010-05-26 04:11
Powerrox93

I don't know how many zendikar boosters I've bought, but I just haven't got a Nissa's Chosen.

Wed, 2010-05-26 06:33
Shiv2503
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@Powerrox93: Dose this mean you have a Nissa with a useless +1 ability?

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Wed, 2010-05-26 06:41
Art_Freak
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I can pull Chosens, but not a Nissa. Believe it or not, I own no Planeswalkers. My luck is terrible in pulling them. I seem to have no trouble with other chase rares.

The only common I've ever had issues pulling is Virulent Sliver. Bought tons of packs, and only pulled one. I've got about a dozen of each of the other FS slivers though, lol.

Wed, 2010-05-26 10:25
A Tactical Waffle
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I have two unused Virulent Slivers. It's the premium deck series version, not the fs one.

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Wed, 2010-05-26 13:08
Powerrox93

Shiv, no, but Nissa's Chosen would be good in my RG deck

Thu, 2010-05-27 17:17
Guitarweeps
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I have no qualms about enhancing my collection through eBay or MTGO Traders for online. But online I almost exclusively play drafts and for M10 I was able to pull 5 Baneslayers and 3 Jace Beleren but I could never pull any of the other Planeswalkers. I must have played over fifty drafts and a couple sealed deck... about 162 boosters I went through. I would think I would see at least 1 or 2 of everything.

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Wed, 2010-06-23 23:42
Nikeyeia
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I've never, ever, EVER had a Chimney Imp. May be affected by the fact, that i've never bought a Mirrodin Booster.

Alright, if i take this seriously: I have trouble getting Leatherback Baloths. Out of the about 40 WWK boosters me and my friends opened, we got one. And i need a playset.
Geez.

(∩_∩)

Thu, 2010-06-24 00:46
A Tactical Waffle
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Did you at least get a Jace in 40 packs?

Joking of course... You need to buy at least 1000 packs to have a chance.

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Thu, 2010-06-24 02:43
Zendar
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my friend got it during a booster draft on his first booster (Lucky!)

My custom sets "Under construction"

Spoiler:

Thu, 2010-06-24 07:58
Nikeyeia
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Nah, unforturnately not. However, some time we spliced for a ZEN display. We all got some stuff, some good cards, some bad cards. However, out of 9 boosters, one of my friends got 2 planeswalkers and 2 fetch lands. I envy him.

He's that guy "I don't buy much but i am very lucky."

(∩_∩)

Sat, 2010-06-26 13:57
Anuttymous
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I've never gotten a terramorphic expanse. Ever.
In fact, the only 4 I've got came from the deck builder's toolkit.
Even evolving wilds I had to trade from a friend.

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Sat, 2010-06-26 16:36
A Tactical Waffle
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Only 4 terraomorphic's? Weird...

I just counted mine: I have 22.

That's because I used to only buy theme decks and they ALL come with 1-3.

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Sun, 2010-06-27 12:07
Nikeyeia
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I haven't brought any theme decks since Shadowmoor, but i got 30 (or so) Terramorphics.

(∩_∩)

Sun, 2010-06-27 12:17
Anuttymous
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Well, it's alright really, 'coz I mostly only use monocolour, and when I do use multicolour I have 4 to use, and 3 evolving wilds, so I can cope. For now.

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Mon, 2010-06-28 01:41
AlexKOJ
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My trouble card is Evolving Wilds. I know ROE is a big set, but come on. I've acquired probably a boxes worth of ROE (purchasing and winning), and I have only gotten two, which sucks because my nearest FLGS is an hour away and I can only go when someone else with a car decides to go. I really need two more for my landfall deck to be FNM worthy. That and I need to pick up three more Roil Elementals, which also is at the FLGS, so I'm kinda boned in that department. And my wallet just recently got stolen, so that deck is just not happy with me Winking smiley

Mon, 2010-06-28 18:14
Rob Cashwalker
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It's rather funny you posted about not being able to find Firebreathing. I first read the thread last Friday, then yesterday I was helping my father-in-law move a refrigerator. Behind it was a 4th edition Firebreathing....

An entire box of 10th netted me all of ONE Llanowar Elves. On the other hand I scored a Pithing Needle in that same box, and another from M10.

Mon, 2010-06-28 22:36
Disposable Hero
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Rob! You're back!
Anyway, whenever I really really want a rare or mythic rare, it doesn't turn up. Also, I can't get any good Eldrazi - well, except for [/card]Eldrazi COnscription[/card] and Ulamog's Crusher.

Tue, 2010-06-29 19:10
anonymousGent
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I don't have much to comment, cuz so far I've only got...
hmm...
Conflux Theme Deck (Jund Appetite for War)
Conflux Booster
2010 Core Set Booster
Rise of the Eldrazi Theme Deck (Eldrazi Arisen)
Rise of the Eldrazi Booster

@Neko_Asakami
ROFL! In the tiny amount of cards I have, I actually have 2 Pathrazers of Ulamog...

All I want is a planeswalker...

Tue, 2010-06-29 20:12
A Tactical Waffle
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If you want a planeswalker, but Chandra online for $4.

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-Yogi Berra

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Fri, 2010-07-02 04:07
AlexKOJ
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Chandra's actually a damn good card in this format. Offs any Baneslayer and lives to tell the tale, offering advantage in addition to an answer.

Fri, 2010-07-02 18:14
Adam1949

ORNITHOPTER!!!

I want it so badly, I'll trade a Fireball for it!

Fri, 2010-07-02 19:18
Joz
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I opened 20 or so Alliance's boosters back in the day... not a signel effing Force of Will.

Mon, 2010-07-19 00:53
House Dimir doe...
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Staggershock... Drafted so much red ROE, never a single Staggershock.

In a space where there is no room, in a structure that was never built, meets the guild that doesn't exist. And they'd like to keep it that way.

Thu, 2010-09-02 01:15
Aedan Fire
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I have at least 1 of each planeswalker and probably a good 5000 cards otherwise. I just really need to stop buying them! But, it is too hard to stop, I am addicted to MTG..... Ugh! Help!

EDIT: One thing I have managed to not get is an Earthquake..... I hate not having great red damage spells. I do have fireball though.... I guess that will do.

Thu, 2010-09-02 01:28
Disposable Hero
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Well, Motlen Disaster is my personal substitute for Earthquake.

Thu, 2010-09-02 09:58
Pichoro
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Aedan Fire, do not double post. Read the forum rules, please.