With the Intro packs I got at the Pre-Release detailed below I got two boosters - one in each pack. Initially I thought I'd let the recipients of the Intro packs open them themselves as it's good fun to do so. Over the next few days I realised that firstly I wouldn't see the guys until I actually have boxes of boosters to play with, and secondly that getting them 'into' boosters would be a Very Bad Thing which would not enhance their play experience at all. Me making them decks is far more cost effective and gives me something to do with those commons I have floating around. They get their moments of discovery from opening & playing the decks so I resolved to open the boosters one a night.
Last night I cracked open the first one. It was going pretty well - first card Ponder which is the most sought after common card, then a Mage and part of the Empires cycle and then. A mythic rare dragon! Not only that, but Furyborn Hellkite is playable in the intro deck that I got them (Blood & Fire) and is only 1 mana above the Face card for the pack. A great pull and as it's the second cheapest M card in the set at the moment not one I'd mind passing on if needed. Certainly got my value from the £12 Into pack with this lot!
Cut to day two. It's getting late and I've caught up on all the usual internet stuff so I decide to open the second booster as planned. Commons are nothing special - even have a duplicate of two or three cards already just from the two boosters I have. Uncommons are more interesting as there is an O Ring to pop in the Blue deck and a nice fire card and then I get to the card at the back.
And then I do a double take and have a second look.
Two boosters - two Mythics - and probably the most desirable card in the set at this early stage. This is Planeswalker number 3 I've found with Vess & Karn also coming in boosters, but probably the most surprising. The probability of this is only 1 in 64 occasions so if I were to open 2 packs every day I'd get double Mythic once every two months (and I'd probably be poor from buying 128 boosters).
It's amazing luck though and I am certainly keeping both Mythics until after I get the box(es) on Friday so will give them a good amount of replacement loot instead of Chandra, the Firebrand. Heck - I might even buy more Intro packs and slide the lucky boosters out into my pile just to be on the safe side...