Opening CCG booster packs.
I'm told that some people have entire rituals for opening booster packs. I don't have any rituals. Usaly i'll go by some gut feeling or trying to feel if the pack contains a foil card. I have however picked up some superstitions about buying booster packs:
1: Buying boosters from diffrent games at the same time will result in bad cards in these boosters, i don't know why that should be, Its not as if the cards get yealous...
2: when while looking trough booster packs, if a pack should drop I'll pick it up and buy it. This started because the first time i did that it had a realy good card in it. Usualy it doesn't even hold true...
I don't consider myself especially lucky when cracking booster packs altough my friends and the local store owner do. This he told me happened a few years ago: two guys came into his store bought several boxes of the WoW CCG in search of one particular card (they told him). they got trough 3 boxes without finding the ultra rare card and left dissapointed. Then i came in bought a boardgame and 5 boosters and woulmdn't you know it? i got the ultra rare.
One of my friends when we are at the store together lets me pick his boosters for me, believing i get him the good cards. So one day i go by my gut feeling and pick the top magic booster, and my friend starts to complain i didn't put in enough effort. Fine, i take the booster my gut told me was a good one and i search for another one for him. We open the packs and my friend got a rare (thankfully in one of his fave colors) but i got a Nicol Bolas planeswalker mythic rare. (Not that valuable but it beats a standard green rare) Thats about as lucky as i get with my packs (well ecxcept for the booster with the mythic and foil mythic rare, but even my friend managed that)
Edited by Robin Graves, 22 August 2014 - 04:58 PM.