Monday, September 16, 2013

Extra Deck Reprint Packs

I'm not sure if I've discussed this before or not, but reprinting cards is obviously a big issue in this game. There is a very vocal subset of the playerbase that lobbies and rallies against reprints, but at the end of the day, Konami views Yugioh as a game that's just for fun and it's in their best interest for it to be welcoming to potential new players (not to mention the best interest of many of us as well).

One of the biggest challenges to a person entering this game or to many of us that are veterans is the collecting of Extra Deck cards. Since they can often be used in a wide variety of decks, demand for them can get pretty high, which of course pushes prices up in turn. So how do we fix that? Konami has been occasionally putting small dents in the problem here and there by reprinting an Extra Deck card every now and then in things like the original Battle Pack or yearly Tins. But I think we need a special booster pack that will hopefully help solve the problem in a more uniform, permanent way. So here's my idea - the Extra Pack!

Extra Pack
100 cards
9 cards per pack - 7 Rares and 2 Ultimates
MSRP: $3.99

Obviously the goal of this pack is to reprint a huge number of playable Extra Deck cards (which is why I put  the tentative set size at a relative high of 100 cards), but I thought it'd add an extra element of desirability to the pack for the cards to have rarities that they might not have had before. Between just two rarities - Rare and Ultimate - there's enough space for the great majority of cards to come in rarities they haven't seen before. Generally, Rares would be cards that have been holos before and are sought after (ex: Black Rose Dragon, Daigusto Phoenix, Diamond Dire Wolf). While nearly any card is eligible to be Ultimate Rare, it's preferable to use those slots for cards that might not be hard to find, but could be interesting with a rarity upgrade (ex: Gachi Gachi, Temtempo, Crimson Blader).

Obviously, as time goes by there are going to be more and more good Extra Deck cards released, and just one of these installments won't solve the entire issue. But since truly good Extra Deck cards only come out at a trickle, I think it'd be good to only have one of these packs per year (but not always with 100 cards, obviously). 

So what do you guys think of this idea? Let me know if there's anything you'd change in the comments below. In the future, I might even create a potential list for this. Later!

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