@Rainbolt Last night was Arkham Horror. One of the weirder sessions ever for us. Only two gates opened in the first six turns, and we couldn't get to them due to the repeated monster surges so it was a very slow moving game. Over five hours. It ended correctly though. The GOO eventually showed up and ate us.
@PatLudwig You know those boxes that reams of printer paper come in at the Office Supply store? My roommate and I filled up six of them with monocolored cards and land. We are now on our second set of six, and we have two more for artifacts and multicoloreds. Grand total of 14 printer paper boxes, plus the binders for tradable rares, plus the binders for the not for trade rares, plus ten or so deck boxes for our standard, modern, legacy, EDH decks.
Not to mention we draft twice a week and we only sort maybe once a month, so they make piles until we get to them. Between the two of us, that makes 12 packs per week incoming. We don't take prizing ever.
Haven't paid for a draft since December of 2013. Our store credit hovers steadily around $300 dollars.
It's quite a problem. On the other hand, our only board game is Settlers of Catan. Very easy to put on the shelf lol.
@Rainbolt No, but I have little to do with it these days. I was an L2 judge, well on my way to L3 in 2000
@Rainbolt I manage the Operations team at Digital Motorworks. Which most people have never heard of, but everyone uses. We handle 80%+ of all car data in the US.
15 years of Magic releases that I've barely seen have left me almost Magic illiterate. I'm continually amazed that WotC is able to keep putting out interesting sets and rule additions that keep the game rolling on.
I'd be more impressed by rules subtractions that leave the game functionally intact. You may have heard the proverb by Douglas McIlroy, "The real hero of programming is the one who writes negative code."
The rules are written very programmatically. There's a turn queue and a stack. When the stack is empty, the turn queue churns forward. But there's a ton of redundancy and complexity that doesn't need to be there.
I posted this answer (2K only) yesterday, along with this answer. It's not a great answer; the community does not even seem to think it's a very good answer, but it is a valid answer to the question.
The moderator who deleted the question said
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