Theros box mapping

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Legends784
Boss 0
September 23, 2013, 07:08:33 PM
I understand probably very few of us, of Any were able to get our hands on a full box of Theros yet, but I was wondering if anyone had been planning to work on or knows a site/app that will map Theros boxes once they officially come out. And if so about how long it would take to get up an running



Kaleo42
Boss 100
September 23, 2013, 08:10:33 PM
Doesnt work. Box mapping was abolished awhile back. Wizards started a triple randomization process. Cards are packed randomized, packs are boxed randomized, and stores are supposed to randomize when they open the box.



Agrus Kos, Enforcer of Truth
User 100
September 23, 2013, 08:22:27 PM
Wait, what?

What is box mapping?
A technique in which you enter the serial code of a box and it tells you the rare in each pack.



DylanW18
User 100
September 23, 2013, 08:23:07 PM
Essentially, Box Mapping was discovering the order of what rares and or foils were in your box by opening a few. So you could pick and choose your good packs, then sell back packs you knew had nothing in them for full price to get what you needed cheap.

I know Gatecrash had a double randomization every 10 boxes, though I didn't know it's now triple randomization every single box. Did this start with M14?



Agrus Kos, Enforcer of Truth
User 100
September 23, 2013, 08:28:42 PM
I know, I found out about it around Gatecrash when they started mixing the boxes up and now you can't do it at all.



DylanW18
User 100
September 23, 2013, 08:30:04 PM
Although it's not illegal, it is pretty dickish yeah lol



Agrus Kos, Enforcer of Truth
User 100
September 23, 2013, 08:32:50 PM
Still speechless,I a dumbfounded that there was even a way to do this.

How could wizards have allowed that to go on?
Its been stopped now and only lasted from like Innistrad to Dragon's Maze.



DylanW18
User 100
September 23, 2013, 08:34:21 PM
I have no idea when it started, although I bet it was sometime around Innistrad. Just a guess.

And I bet Wizards for a few years were like "Please, you can't actually calculate it". Then people did it and they mixed Gatecrash up to scare people away from box mapping, but then people pushed through and now they are like "Oh hell no". Basically.



Dudecore
Boss 100
September 23, 2013, 08:34:37 PM
I don't believe they would ever randomize it. It all goes by how they cut the sheet and which card is in which pack. If it were random you could get a booster with 20 mythics, and a booster with none.

m.youtube.co.....Dyh1Q3WLe_iE

This guy does Innistrad (pretty recently), but I still have my doubts. In either event, I'd never buy a booster from an online store. Someone more then likely mapped it, took all the gravy and sold you junk.



griffin131
Boss 27
September 23, 2013, 08:34:52 PM
Also worked in Alpha, Beta, and Unlimited (iirc).
I got some good cards out of it at the time.



Dudecore
Boss 100
September 23, 2013, 08:53:22 PM
Apparently it was still going on as of Dragon's Maze. www.mythicmt.....eed-to-know/

Edit: and a M14 Box Mapper has been released.

Re-edit: false alarm. It is actually just a data miner in hopes of mapping boxes. The reports of Box Mapping's demise may indeed be true.



Last Edit: September 23, 2013, 09:05:32 PM by Dudecore
Taysby
User 60
September 23, 2013, 09:05:17 PM
You can do it with alpha?  I need to find me a box...



Taysby
User 60
September 23, 2013, 09:07:40 PM
Not if it was sealed... I guess they could re-seal it, but I don't think they would.



Dudecore
Boss 100
September 23, 2013, 09:09:53 PM
Also worked in Alpha, Beta, and Unlimited (iirc).
I got some good cards out of it at the time.

You wouldn't have to map Alpha, Beta, Revised or Unlimited. They're in clear plastic wrappers, you can a see through them.

As for the starter sets, there are some stories about them, but there is such little amounts of product out there - it's difficult to know.



Agrus Kos, Enforcer of Truth
User 100
September 23, 2013, 09:10:15 PM
I just watched a video of someone completely boxmap a box. I hate myself for not buying like 3 boxes of RTR and using this.



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