All kidding aside, I do wish there was some form of rare in this game. One of the coolest things about buying magic is that it's like playing the lottery except you really can't lose. I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who played a CCG at any point in time that would say they didn't love opening boosters. It's just awesome. It's like playing Diablo 2 and watching a corpse explode into gold and items. It's magical.
Flip over to AGoT and I've never been particularly excited about opening a chapter pack. Sure I'm excited about new cards, but I know they're in there. It's not like "OMG!!!!!! A BLACK LOTUS!!!!!" It's, "Yay! Now I can play my deck!" Sure there's excitement, but there is literally no reason for me to ever buy another pack and there really isn't any "Omg… omg… omg…. what's in here?" factor. I think this winds up being a weakness of AGoT in all irony. Look at Magic, the singles market increases the affordability of the game (people almost give away their commons) whereas in AGoT that just isn't the case. I don't have 50 refugees. I can't give any away if I want to have a bunch of decks. There's no incentive for me to go buy a pack again. I'm just going to pay $15 to get a couple cards I want and a bunch of cards I don't. Bleh. Count me out.
Ever get a foil common? Ever hold it up in victory as you realize you now get to play with a foil Shock and your opponent's are going to gape at it's shiny awesomeness? Yea… That's right… I have a foil Shock and you don't. Ever cackle as a foil 1/1 creature pokes your opponent, happy just because it's foily. Foils are awesome. AWESOME!!!! I wish I had a foil Direwolf Pup. I would mock all of the non-foil cards my opponent was playing as my foil pup was used with Shaggydog to deny them their challenges.
Conclusion: This game needs foils. Not a ton! But a few in a pack. It would create a trade market. It would create a singles market. Believe me, there will be someone who wants to play an all foil deck. They will spend tons of money just to do it. Money spent on the game? Chock it up as a good thing. I would gladly go back and buy a second refugee pack just for a shot at more foil refugees. 1 isn't enough!!!! I want all foil refugees!!!!!! Get a foil Scourge and hate Martell? Trade it for that guys Northern Cavalry Flank. Sell it to that dude over there for $1.
What's the impediment to getting this done? I have no idea. Is the price worth paying? Gimme my foil Northern Cavalry Flanks!!!!!!!!
The question: How many foils would you want in a chapter pack? What's the number that you would seriously consider buying another pack you already had a copy of just to get some shiny badassness?
Don't like foils? Move along. This is not the thread you're looking for (though I would seriously appreciate a response of "I have no interest in foils" or the like).