Hooray for the Internet and moderately cheap postage inside the EU! Now that many of the Shadow Era players have received their cards, people have started deck building and trading. This is made very easy by having the SE forums, eBay and international mail :)
Before our holiday I built three decks from four starter boxes: human warrior, human mage and shadow wulven. When we arrived home, I was very happy to see that my booster box (24X15 cards) had also come in. As expected, I now have a card pool of (4*(60+15))+(24*15) = 660 cards. I caught one lucky break though: Alliance Game Distributors (who handle the packing and shipping of the pre-orders) made a mistake with my orders and sent me one too many sets of Bonus+Premium foil cards. I've opened one of these three boxes to add to the pool, for an additional (20+45+55)=120 cards. Well, minus 2 for Corrupted Angel, which isn't legal for tournament play.
After spending an hour or two opening the boosters and dismantling my decks, I spent more time sorting all the cards and making an inventory. In the end, I had at least one of every single card in the game, mostly thanks to the Bonus+Premium pack. Luckily I won't need every single card to make a few fun decks.
To gain some oomph! for my mage deck, I've set up a trade with current WC iClipse who lives in Belgium: two rares for two rares. He wanted Wizent's Staff (which I won't use as I don't play a priest deck yet) and a Tainted Oracle. The latter is a great card and I use it in the digital game often, but since I only have one copy myself it's much less useful. So in return I'm getting a Ley Line Nexus and a Priest of the Light, both of which are flexible and powerful cards.
I'm also trying to set up a trade with RaveBaldric, from Utrecht, for some rogue-class commons and for another rare card. Let's see how that turns out. Tomorrow I'll send out iClipse's cards, packed in foils, sandwiched in cardboard, in a bubblewrap envelop. Never safe enough, eh?
In the mean time I'm thinking of changing my decks. I'll be building three, maybe even four: human mage, human rogue, shadow warrior, shadow wulven. That'll be fun :)
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