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Posted on May 10, 2018, 6:52 p.m. by ant1000123

so i bought a booster box of dragon's maze it was sealed but i think i was repack because i didn't get any shock landnormally in a booster box we should get at least get one shock land?

iv got like 6 mythick and one rare foil (no rare or mythic above 3$)can i call the market who sold me this boxe and tell them it was a repacked?thank you

Gidgetimer says... #2

There is roughly a 1/24 chance of getting a shock in a dragon's maze pack this means that if the boxes were truly random there would be a 21.6% chance that a box wouldn't contain a shock. Because of the pseudo random nature of boxes it is probably closer to 5% percent but not unheard of. Of the cards that can be in the rare spot only three mythic rates and none of the cards are over $3. It sounds like you got an average box of rates with bad luck on the land slot

May 10, 2018 7:50 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #3

Wow my auto correct on this tablet does what it wants. That second to last sentence was supposed to say that only three mythics and no rares are over $3. As a matter of fact a $1.50 uncommon and a $1.45 token are more expensive than all the rares.

May 10, 2018 7:58 p.m.

Snivy__ says... #4

Well you got it all wrong XD.

There were no shock lands in Dragon's Maze printed. The other two sets in the block, Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash, are the ones with shocklands.

Sorry bud

May 10, 2018 9:23 p.m.

MegaMetagross says... #5

actually Gidgetimer, Snivy__ is right.

May 11, 2018 12:17 a.m.

MegaMetagross says... #6

just because you had bad luck with a box doesnt mean it was tampered with. you're not entitled to good cards.

May 11, 2018 12:17 a.m.

TheAnnihilator says... #7

Sometimes a shockland appeared in the pack over the basic land slot for Dragon's Maze. It was low chance tho.

May 11, 2018 12:25 a.m.

Gidgetimer says... #8

Actually MegaMetagross, TheAnnihilator and I are right. The "basic land" slot in Dragons Maze was taken up by Guildgates with the DGM expansion symbol and new art and flavor text. These Guildgates could be replaced by Maze's End or RTR block shocks with either the RTR or GTC expansion symbol and there was about a 1/24 chance of the shock.

May 11, 2018 2:19 a.m.

MWorl91 says... #9

A booster box with 6 Mythics is actually pretty good. The fact that they werent worth anything has more to do with the set as a whole. In the future you should examine the box before buying/opening it if you suspect it may have been repacked you cant just open it, get nothing good, and demand your money back. Besides opening boxes is a poor investment if youre looking for value cards anyway. Just buy the cards you want

May 11, 2018 10:22 a.m.

Rzepkanut says... #10

Buying random boxes or packs to open as an "investment" is actually just gambling, and you are bound to lose eventually when gambling. Sometimes you just lose the first time you try though. No surprise to me really. Was the original wizards of the coast shrink wrap still on the box before opening it?

May 11, 2018 11:35 a.m.

MegaMetagross says... #11

Gidgetimer no actually you are not right.

May 11, 2018 12:45 p.m.
May 11, 2018 3:20 p.m.

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