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After opening all the booster packs and add in the 8 packs from Pre-Release and launch there are only 14 cards I haven't got from New Phyrexia. Because of this it's much easier to list what I DON'T have instead of what I do.
Chancellor of the Dross
Melira, Sylvok Outcast
It's an odd mix - mainly because I lucked into only getting one repeat Mythic and had some clumping in the Rares. Only missing one uncommon is also good, even if it's one that combos nicely with all the gear in the set.
There is only one common that I have 4 copies of (the Black card Evil Presence - enchanted land is a swamp) so I may end up grouping up my common spares and selling (or attempting) those on the internet as a set. Seems singles sell better and for more, but it's not time-effective for me to try that.
Would I do it again? It's certainly expensive (£82 for the box) and with £50 also going on the launch events it's certainly something that I'd have to think hard about doing before each set. Getting all the mythics (except one) this way was quite lucky and while I could probably sell the cards and get most of it back I'm more likely to keep hold of the good stuff.
Only time will tell, but I'm not seeing any reasons to buy more cards between now and July, except for the promo cards from Planeswalkers 2012 on Xbox & PC :)
Karn didn't sell. One sold for more than mine, but I'm guessing they bought other cards from the same guy. It's tempting to re-list, but...
I bought a full New Phyrexia Booster Box (with promo card thanks to @J_A_May)! This works out at £2.28 a pack instead of £3.59 local price so is a reasonable saving IF I pull some decent cards.
So far (16 packs) I have got:
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Sword of War and Peace (pack 15!)
Invader Parasite (x2)
Chancellor of the Tangle
Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer
Surgical Extraction from the box topper
With the stated 1/8 Mythic rare and 1/4 Foils I should have got 2 Mythic and 4 Foil so far so I'm ahead of the curve again. Not quite as good as the 3 mythic from 7 packs at the pre release (4.5% chance of that or better happening according to the binomial distribution) but increasing n smooths out the probabilities.
Three of us went to the NPH launch in Birmingham Yesterday and it was interesting and fairly relaxed.
My brain was already tired from a hectic week so I really wasn't at my best, but from my 6 booster packs for the sealed deck thing I got Karn Liberated & a Mox Opal so within a few minutes of the start I'd got my entrance fee sorted. Karn is a decent card, but doesn't really suit my play style so I may pop him up on ebay this evening so that someone can trasure him more than I do and I effectively get free entry to the NPH Launch next Sun.
Play wise I went White Blue Red but mostly in artefacts and thinking like a regular deck I went with lots of cheap cards (& Karn).
My first opponent beat me quite easily (he ended up top 8) and we had a good long chat about games afterwards.
My Second also beat me (mostly by stealing my Karn & other top cards) and then gave me a few hints on my deck based on my other cards.
This trend continued with the third opponent who beat me (closer due to some of the tweaks) and then helped rebuild my deck. I found I'd left out some good synergy cards that worked together with the other artefact creatures. Effectively this turned my defensive artefact pile into a Tempered Steel deck.
I then proceeded to win the remaining 7 games, to get a lovely 50% win rate (the extra game was due to a speedy turn 5 win that meant we had time to try again). The last 3 opponents were all good sports and we swapped card tips and strategy advice and generally had a good time.
The NPH set changes things a lot as I often did more damage to myself than my opponent did to get things like Slash Panther out faster, but it turns out that this is a pretty effective way to control the board. Phyrexian metamorph is 3 mana and 2 life to copy that amazing high mana creature your opponent played in their last turn, or to duplicate your Slash Panther for 8 damage that turn. And the launch promo is a foil copy of this card so I may just have to pop along to that too.