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Joaquin8911 Sep 25, 2013 @ 7:18pm
I want to try this game but I'd like to understand the DLC better.
What are all those packs? Do I have to bay every single pack or are they in the expansion? Which ones would you suggest? What are the sealed packs? What are the foiled cards?

Sorry about such "noob" questions, I hope you can help me.
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A Puzzlemint of Legend Sep 25, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
The base game contains 10 decks and 2 free sealed slots, the expansion adds an additional 5 decks, but no sealed slots. The decks are unlocked by playing the single-player campaign, and additional cards for each deck are unlocked by winning games with that deck.

The deck keys automatically unlock the deck in question and all the additional cards for it. In other words, they're just shortcuts. Please note that buying a deck key for an expansion deck won't do anything unless you also own the expansion.

The foil conversions just make your cards shiny. This is an optional visual effect only. When playing online, other players will be able to see the foil effect on your cards, unless they have it turned off in their options menu.

Sealed deck is a limited format where you get a set of 15-card booster packs and build a deck from scratch. Each sealed slot is effectively a different 'deck'. Whether or not buying the additional slots depends on how much you enjoy sealed mode. Since the game comes with 2 free slots, there's no point in considering buying the extra ones until you've already used both of those.

In short, if you're interested in the game, you only need the base game and maybe the expansion.
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Joaquin8911 Sep 25, 2013 @ 7:33pm 
That was very helpful, thank you! It's great to hear that because I was worried that there were so many things to buy. I'll buy the base game for now and then the expansion if I like it.
BolognaHooker Sep 26, 2013 @ 3:42am 
There is nothing extra to buy, Optional dlc,s are the expansion, and the extra sealed slots. Everything else can be unlocked thru playing the game.I recommend playing thru the original campaign, then buying the expansion if you like . I bought the extra sealed slots, but those are optional. They are worth it if you enjoy sealed.(imo)

PS. The deck keys, and foil conversions are 100% optional. I like unlocking the decks myself. Although I usually buy a foil pack, for the deck i play the most .
[Linux] UZzK5RDF Sep 26, 2013 @ 5:20am 
Originally posted by Don't take it puzzlingly, babe:
The base game contains 10 decks and 2 free sealed slots, the expansion adds an additional 5 decks, but no sealed slots. The decks are unlocked by playing the single-player campaign, and additional cards for each deck are unlocked by winning games with that deck.

The deck keys automatically unlock the deck in question and all the additional cards for it. In other words, they're just shortcuts. Please note that buying a deck key for an expansion deck won't do anything unless you also own the expansion.

The foil conversions just make your cards shiny. This is an optional visual effect only. When playing online, other players will be able to see the foil effect on your cards, unless they have it turned off in their options menu.

Sealed deck is a limited format where you get a set of 15-card booster packs and build a deck from scratch. Each sealed slot is effectively a different 'deck'. Whether or not buying the additional slots depends on how much you enjoy sealed mode. Since the game comes with 2 free slots, there's no point in considering buying the extra ones until you've already used both of those.

In short, if you're interested in the game, you only need the base game and maybe the expansion.

Thanks a lot, this really helped me. As a person who dislikes any sort of P2P client-secured multiplayer games, I'll only be playing the single player.

One question, however, does the expansion just add onto the end of the single player campaign? Or does it modify the existing one? (E.G. should I buy the game & expansion, or, just the game, then buy the expansion once I beat it?)
A Puzzlemint of Legend Sep 26, 2013 @ 5:49am 
The base game and expansion have separate single-player campaigns.
Gabs Oct 3, 2013 @ 7:18am 
You will have to go multiplayer if you want to enjoy custom 2 headed giant duels against opponents whose decks have all their cards unlocked. The revenge decks in campaign are not available for 2 headed giant duels.
toco8400 Oct 6, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
Originally posted by Don't take it puzzlingly, babe:
The base game contains 10 decks and 2 free sealed slots, the expansion adds an additional 5 decks, but no sealed slots. The decks are unlocked by playing the single-player campaign, and additional cards for each deck are unlocked by winning games with that deck.

The deck keys automatically unlock the deck in question and all the additional cards for it. In other words, they're just shortcuts. Please note that buying a deck key for an expansion deck won't do anything unless you also own the expansion.

The foil conversions just make your cards shiny. This is an optional visual effect only. When playing online, other players will be able to see the foil effect on your cards, unless they have it turned off in their options menu.

Sealed deck is a limited format where you get a set of 15-card booster packs and build a deck from scratch. Each sealed slot is effectively a different 'deck'. Whether or not buying the additional slots depends on how much you enjoy sealed mode. Since the game comes with 2 free slots, there's no point in considering buying the extra ones until you've already used both of those.

In short, if you're interested in the game, you only need the base game and maybe the expansion.
Tnx a lot, this really helps :D
Picchia Oct 6, 2013 @ 1:47pm 
Originally posted by Don't take it puzzlingly, babe:
The base game contains 10 decks and 2 free sealed slots, the expansion adds an additional 5 decks, but no sealed slots. The decks are unlocked by playing the single-player campaign, and additional cards for each deck are unlocked by winning games with that deck.

The deck keys automatically unlock the deck in question and all the additional cards for it. In other words, they're just shortcuts. Please note that buying a deck key for an expansion deck won't do anything unless you also own the expansion.

The foil conversions just make your cards shiny. This is an optional visual effect only. When playing online, other players will be able to see the foil effect on your cards, unless they have it turned off in their options menu.

Sealed deck is a limited format where you get a set of 15-card booster packs and build a deck from scratch. Each sealed slot is effectively a different 'deck'. Whether or not buying the additional slots depends on how much you enjoy sealed mode. Since the game comes with 2 free slots, there's no point in considering buying the extra ones until you've already used both of those.

In short, if you're interested in the game, you only need the base game and maybe the expansion.
That certainly clears things up. They certainly know how to make DLC unnecessarily confusing.
internisus Oct 6, 2013 @ 8:44pm 
I also want to say thank you for explaining the DLC, Don't take it puzzlingly, babe (Christine Love fan, are we?). I have never played Magic before and did not understand what any of those SKUs was actually offering me. I've decided to pick up the base game during this half-off sale thanks to your assistance.
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