A Tempest-block box decision

Discussion in 'General CPA Stuff' started by Istanbul, Aug 8, 2001.


Which would you buy?

Tempest! 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Stronghold! 7 vote(s) 46.7%
Exodus! 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Spend the money getting half a box of some other kind of boosters. 8 vote(s) 53.3%
  1. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    I have the opportunity to pick up one box of any Tempest block expansion for $60. That means Tempest, Stronghold, or Exodus.

    Which one should I get?

    Tempest has a lot of heavy hitters...Cursed Scroll, Grindstone, Living Death, Meditate, Time Warp, Tradewind Rider, Verdant Force...things like that. But, being a stand-alone, I have lower odds of getting these rares.

    Stronghold has quite possibly the biggest card in the expansion, Mox Diamond. It also has Ensnaring Bridge, Shard Phoenix, and Sliver Queen going for it...but little else. Probably the least likely of the three.

    Exodus looks like a strong possibility...Equilibrium, Ertai, Hatred, Oath of Ghouls, Pandemonium, Oath of Druids, Spike Weaver, Coat of Arms, and more. But it has no *big* cards like Scroll or Diamond.

    All three boxes are the same price. Which one would YOU buy?
  2. Quill New Member

    I'd go with exodus...my luck with stand alones has been pretty shaky

  3. Gerode Becoming a Lurker Again

    I could use more cards out of Exodus than from any other set, Coat of Arms and Pandemonium especially for my casual play. And I'd also get a load of Soul Wardens :)
  4. Turtlewax Joe CPA Hater of Train

    Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest Tempest TempeTempeTempest Tempest OR maybe Exodus but for me a no brainer a Tempest Because I'm still going for a 3rd and 4th Scroll.
    Maybe Exodus, for thopter Squadren and Pandemonium(Pandonoght Deck).
    But look and see what you need!
  5. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    2 for Tempest, 2 for Exodus.
    You people are no help. :p

    Oh well. At least I know not to get Stronghold.

    Tempest has lots of good rares...but a lot more rares to choose from. I could open the box and not get a single good rare, or I could open up a gold mine. Whereas Exodus' rares aren't as good, but are still fairly decent...and I have a much better chance of getting them.

  6. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    My favorite set out of that cycle is by far Stronghold, however, if you are looking for great cards for decks, go for Exodus if you like combo, Tempest if you like Beatdown or Control.

    I would personally go with Tempest.

    Ransac, cpa trash man
  7. RabidKimba I loathe the undead.

    Probably Exodus, because Tempest is a larger expansion, so you have a worse chance of pulling a scroll or something. Anyway, Exodus has Oath of Druids, which should be pretty hot in 2 PTQ seasons. Oh, and Hatred, Spike Weaver, and Pandemonium. :)

    Edit: Or, you could just save up 15-20 more bucks and buy a Apoc. Box at slipperykarst.com or starcitygames.com (at least I think they're about $80.)
  8. Jake74 King of Worthless Trivia

    I would definately buy exodus... I think it has the better overall cards... with tempest, you might get nothing good at all... exodus almost guarantees some good cards.
  9. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    Well, I went out for the box of Exodus...and I'm sure glad I did!

    I got:
    2x Cataclysm
    Coat of Arms
    Dominating Licid
    Ertai, Wizard Adept
    Hatred x2
    Manabond x2
    Monstrous Hound
    Null Brooch x2
    Oath of Ghouls
    Oath of Lieges
    Oath of Mages
    Oath of Scholars
    Ogre Shaman
    Pit Spawn
    Plaguebearer x2
    Ravenous Baboons
    Seismic Assault x2
    Skyshroud War Beast
    Sphere of Resistance
    Spike Hatcher
    Spike Weaver
    Survival of the Fittest x2
    Thalakos Drifters
    Thopter Squadron
    Volrath's Dungeons

    And some great uncommons:
    Skyshroud Elite
    Forbid x3
    Treasure Trove x6
    Price of Progress x2
    Fugue x6
    Necrologia x2
    Spellbook x3

    I'm even happy with many of the commons I got:
    Carnophage x6
    Charging Paladin x7 (remember, I collect Knights)
    Merfolk Looter x7 (BB, and common in Exodus!)
    Nausea x8 (BB)
    Raging Goblin x6 (BB)
    Reclaim x7 (BB)
    Sonic Burst x8
    Soul Warden x7
    Standing Troops x7 (BB)

    So, yeah...I made the right decision. :D
  10. Jake74 King of Worthless Trivia

    Looks like you got some nice cards there....
    Want to give me some.. :D
  11. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    Give? Hmmmmmmmm....lemmethinkno. :D
    Trade? Now you're talkin'...
  12. Jake74 King of Worthless Trivia

    I guess I meant trade...



    Sure... I wouldn't mind trading for a couple of them...
  13. Gerode Becoming a Lurker Again

    Maybe I should go out and get a box of Exodus soon...
  14. arhar Member

    I think you should get something else. Yesterday, in my store they did a 8-people block draft (TE, ST and EX)... the ONLY good card we opened was a Reflecting Pool. The next-best rare was a Hermit Druid!!! :mad:

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