Last week, I got an advertisement in my email from Troll & Toad, the online store I used to buy Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures through, back when Wizards of the Coast made quality products wasn’t owned by a greedy corporation knew what was good for them hadn’t lost touch with their consumer base — I don’t think I can actually finish that thought civilly. Let’s move on, shall we?

They didn’t have any miniatures at a price that worked for me, but I kept browsing the store to see if there was anything I was interested in, when I found a 1,000-card lot of Magic: the Gathering cards on sale for under $20. It was a mix of commons and uncommons from every set up to the latest and greatest, back to Fourth Edition and I’ve actually found some earlier cards since I opened the first box.

One of the comments on the product description was that a guy had bought two lots of 1k cards and was thoroughly disappointed with the first lot, only to have the second lot completely blow him away — reaffirm his faith in Toll & Toad, et cetera. I’d already planned on getting two lots, so this was sort of a mixed comment to me — if something can go wrong, it will. I have a fair amount of material luck, however.

My cards arrived today. Halfway through the first box, I’m glad I bought them. I told my mom about the other guy’s comment, and joked that I might have gotten “two box 2’s, with all the good cards.” She commented that there was probably some poor guy out there who got “two box 1’s.” I’d like to think new cards means I’ll build a couple cool, new decks, but I don’t know that I’ll have time. *shrug* It’s still fun, though.