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From: Brett Barksdale <brett@***.ORST.EDU>
Subject: Re: Boosters or Starters?
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 08:24:38 -0700
>Two reasons:
>1) 3 rares per deck v.s. the 1 in boosters.

I'm afraid I have to disagree with our esteemed collegue here. Starters
cost $9 and boosters cost $3. So, boosters and starters are equal in
rares/$ (<--- IMNSHO, the only measure that matters :-)

Now, a booster has 4 uncommons and a starter has (I forget) 8 or 10. So,
for $9, you get 12 uncommons in boosters and 8-10 in a starter. Presumably
(barring the point Loki makes below) you get plenty of commons by buying
up either starters and boosters, so that's not an issue. I've bought
exclusively boosters and haven't missed a single common (except for the
annoying objectives - see below)

>2) A decided lack of objectives (particularly the commons) in the
>boosters I've picked up.

This is true. But you want to be careful to buy just as many starters as
you need (or, better yet, trade with someone who's got those common
objectives not in boosters). Then, you want to go boosters all the way.

This is really S.O.P. for most CCGs. Buy a starter or two to get started and
then buy boosters when you want to complete a set.

- Brett


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