Magic: The Gathering – Deck Builder’s Toolkit 2011 – Unboxing

Date: February 3, 2012 |admin | Ecommerce

I noticed that a local Halifax (Nova Scotia) comic store, Strange Adventures, had the v 2.0 Deck Builder’s Toolkit in stock. So I thought I would do an unboxing, so that viewers can see how it differs from the original toolkit released in 2010. This seems to be retailing for around in Canada, in the US it’s MRSP is .99 with some online stores discounting to around .

Comments

toxicmusic79

Date: August 13, 2011 |

@SM1Elite I suppose it depends if you are planning on playing in a ‘standard’ environment, at FNM or Tornaments, as all cards would need to be standard legal. I have not gone through the toolkit to see which M11 stuff is still legal in M12, and, of course anything from M11 and Zendikar block will rotate out in October. I wish they would release new versions of those toolkits every October and also tweak the booster selection every set release (booster selection is currently kept up-to-date).

Back0Down

Date: August 15, 2011 |

what should i buy if i want to start playing with a few friends. they are as new as me and we don’t care about legal and illegal cards. i just want the most value but i want some good cards too.
thanks

toxicmusic79

Date: August 15, 2011 |

@Back0Down The simplest (and cheapest) is to buy a Toolkit, see what sort of cards you pull and then buy an Intro deck that best complements what was in your Toolkit. One good thing about buying a toolkit is that it comes with a good supply of Basic Land.

Back0Down

Date: August 15, 2011 |

@toxicmusic79 thanks that what i did and i recommended my friends to do the same.

Thezeronumber

Date: August 20, 2011 |

Thanks for the in-depth video, answered a few of my questions but i have one more left.

I’m new to MTG and have yet to buy any Cards. While i am nowhere near ready for tournament play i’d like to focus on the Standard rules when playing against mates so i have practice with the legal Decks. I have no preference on Sets so any Standard legal Cards are great. Would you recommend the Toolkit despite it having many Cards which will become illegal next month (these Cards i would avoid using)?

toxicmusic79

Date: August 21, 2011 |

@Thezeronumber From what you say, it sounds like the Toolkit would not be a good purchase at the moment. Have you taken a look at the 2012 Event Deck – Illusionary Might? It seems the both the most competative and the most future proof of the current products.

Thezeronumber

Date: August 22, 2011 |

@toxicmusic79 Cheers for the reply. :)

Checked it out and it looks alright, the big snag being i’m not sure what my style is yet so spending £14-19 on a single Mana colour is a little daunting (i guess you could say a small snag is the fact it still has Cards which are rolling out by the end of September). The Intro Decks seem to follow the same route. It’s a shame this Toolkit isn’t a little more forgiving in the Standard rules area.

altairsrage

Date: August 22, 2011 |

i got a mox opal from one of these things im sooo happy

UltraMarcus28

Date: September 1, 2011 |

Woo 8000th view.

DaOttqzerrr17

Date: September 15, 2011 |

Whats the banned card list? I’m kinda new.

toxicmusic79

Date: September 15, 2011 |

@DaOttqzerrr17 If you google, mtg banned list
the top result will take you to the Banned / Restricted Lists for DCI-Sanctioned Magic: The Gathering Tournaments. Essentially, there are several banned lists which are specific to certain formats. Put simply, for a card to end up on a banned list, because of it’s action/interaction it has either ‘warped’ the format in some way, is highly likely to warp the format and/or is having a detrimental effect on the number of players turning up for events.

brandon20013

Date: September 29, 2011 |

Omg u got a stupid shell!!(hedron crab)

toxicmusic79

Date: September 29, 2011 |

@brandon20013 And maybe Wizards are planning a Crabs vs Worms Tribal Duel Deck. It could happen.

01PROFIT

Date: October 8, 2011 |

i can alone create the box on deck
Sorry, because i cant speak english very well. Im from Poland

eastereggninja

Date: November 3, 2011 |

im new to this so everytime u guys say like crabs or worms and shit like that im just like wtf im used to like elemental heroes and synchros and shit like that but then i got taught to play it and got told it is the —“BIG BOY GAME” and was like -_- fine ill play magic

CCDevonEleven

Date: November 22, 2011 |

@eastereggninja SAME HERE! Yu-Gi-Oh was the best and i had a full customized elemental heroes deck buck now everyone plays magic so i have to change games. its not so bad though, magic is still a BADASS card game

SweaterEaters

Date: November 30, 2011 |

I am kinda new to magic, is it still worth it to get one of these tool kits ever though its almost 2012?? Thanks

toxicmusic79

Date: November 30, 2011 |

@SweaterEaters I suppose it depends if you want to play in ‘Standard’. These Toolkits are still excellent value for money, but, a lot of the cards are no longer legal in standard play.

SweaterEaters

Date: December 1, 2011 |

@toxicmusic79 Ohh ok so If I do want to play in standard its prob not worth it? Thanks

bfg1701

Date: December 1, 2011 |

@SweaterEaters I see this as a good way to learn the basics and how to build good decks, but sometimes it can be easier to buy pre-constructed decks and learn that way. I do agree with toxicmusic79 it is worth the money, I bought 4 of them and getting ready to buy a 5th.

SweaterEaters

Date: December 7, 2011 |

@bfg1701 Thanks, i went and bought a pre-constructed deck first to get playing

Mr1010spartan

Date: December 9, 2011 |

are the cards random?

toxicmusic79

Date: December 9, 2011 |

@Mr1010spartan WOTC call it a semi-random toolkit. There is a really good explanation of how the toolkit breaks down at mtgsalvation on their wiki at the site. If you search for the word, toolkit, there it will come up with both the 2010 and 2011 version of the toolkit.

ChakaBacka3

Date: December 23, 2011 |

are all the cards the same in all 2011 kits?

toxicmusic79

Date: December 23, 2011 |

@ChakaBacka3 No. There is a part that is the same. As I mentioned in an earlier reply, There is a really good explanation of how the toolkit breaks down at mtgsalvation on their wiki at the site. If you search for the word, toolkit, in the wiki, there it will come up with both the 2010 and 2011 version of the toolkit.

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