Tuesday, February 27

Tag: Collecting

Pokémon Company Spoiled The TCG By Making One Set Far Too Good
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Pokémon Company Spoiled The TCG By Making One Set Far Too Good

When it comes to buying Pokémon trading card packs, there’s pretty much one thing that people care about the most: pull rates. What are the chances of getting a special card in any given foil-wrapped packet? And with early 2023's Crown Zenith set, they suddenly got a whole lot better. Then, come the Scarlet & Violet era, they’ve gone and gotten a whole lot worse.12 Marvel Snap Cards That Can Go Into Any DeckPull rates have always varied, and the extremes have more often have existed in the imagination of customers, rather than the hard stats of any given set. However, when it came to the final collection from the three-year-long Sword & Shield (SWSH) era, Crown Zenith, the improvements were unambiguous. Suddenly your chances of pulling a full-art or better went from perhaps one in ...
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V-Sabotage, Formerly V-Commandos, Adds Plastic Miniatures

I’ve been writing about V-Commandos on this website for over five years now. The WW2 tactics game, and its multiple expansions, are some of the best expressions of stealth in all of board gaming, and for those five years it has remained one of my most-played co-op experiences.In 2022, though, it’s time for some changes. For one, the game is no longer called V-Commandos. Legal wrangling with the owners of the Commandos series of video games have made sure of that. The game, and its expansions, are now known as V-Sabotage. More importantly, 2022 is also the year the game finally got a much-deserved glow-up. See, for all the joys to be found in playing the game—and I really cannot stress enough how good it is—it was always a little basic, with simple art and tokens that were functional, but a...