“Why Does Wizards Keep Making Crap Cards?”
Today marks Innistrad’s Release Date! (Go ahead and cheer, I am). That’s exciting and all, but today is business-as-usual. For a while now I’ve wanted to write an article about “jank” cards, and now I’ll finally do so.
So why is Wizards ripping us off?
Face it, there is some validity to being annoyed when you open a booster pack and not one card in there, even the Rare, is worth more than $1.
Go ahead and be annoyed. But be annoyed at your luck, not at Wizards. It wasn’t their fault of all the cards in the set that will be worth money, you got 15 that weren’t. In fact, enough commons and uncommons are worth money that I heard on a podcast once that someone tries to buy some of all of the commons and uncommons in new sets, knowing that for every Canyon Minotaur there is a Dismember that having tons of at least makes those purchases come out even, if not as a profit.
Mark Rosewater apparently gets asked this question a lot, as an early article of his suggests. Players ask this as if Wizards really is just trying to screw them over and piss them off and ruin the game they love (as I sarcastically suggest in the first paragraph above).
But what does a card sucking even mean?