MTG’s cutest secret lair is being held hostage!

While some Secret Lair products aren’t without controversy, for the most part, Secret Lair Drops are a welcome addition to MTG’s release schedule. Providing interested gamers with fantastic graphics and often surprisingly affordable value. Usually, Secret Lair Drops are worth looking forward to. Unfortunately, as we mentioned, not all Secret Lair Drops are viewed favorably by the MTG community. For example, the 30th Anniversary Countdown Kit had a rather disastrous launch. Being only available in limited quantities, many players have claimed that Wizards made this fantastic Secret Lair unnecessarily exclusive. Unfortunately, it appears that Wizards have not succumbed to player demand, as another disappointingly exclusive Secret Lair has been announced. To make matters worse, this Secret Lair is potentially the cutest to date.

MTG Secret Lair: Watch the kittens

Announced during last week’s WeeklyMTG Stream, the Secret Lair: Look at the Kitties drop has quickly become a fan favorite. With works of art by the Japanese artist Tatamepithe Look at the Kitties Secret Lair is right so cute. Seriously, look at the art for Sovereign Felidar and try not to fall in love. With adorable faces all around, it’s no surprise that MTG players have fallen in love with this kitty-themed Secret Lair. On Reddit, for example, players like u / RWGlix have simply stated: “They are incredibly adorable.” Showing similar enthusiasm, u / DivinePotatoe stated that they “have an EDH deck of Lord Windgrace Landfall. I NEED IT.”

Unfortunately for gamers who are affected by these kittens, however, Look at the Kitties SLD has one major drawback. Secret Lair: Look at the Kitties is only available by participating in MagicCon: Philadelphia or by purchasing the Festival in a Box. This makes Secret Lair: Look at the Kitties extraordinarily exclusive and expensive, requiring at least an approximate $ 100 investment. At that price, players can collect a day ticket for MagicCon: Philadelphia ($ 60) and buy Secret Lair in person ($ 40≈). While already a sharp increase over usual $ 30$ 40 price for a Secret Lair, participating in MagicCon: Philadelphia will have additional expenses such as travel, food and lodging if needed.

Thankfully, physically attending MagicCon: Philadelphia isn’t the only way to get your hands on Secret Lair: Look at the Kitties. Unfortunately, this alternative method isn’t cheaper. Aside from physical participation in MagicCon: Philadelphia, Secret Lair: Look at the Kitties is only available through the accompanying Festival in a Box. At the price of $ 269this is certainly not a cheap way to get a Secret Lair drop, to say the least.

MagicCon: Philadelphia Festival in a Box

MagicCon Exclusive: Philadelphia Atraxa Playmat
MagicCon Exclusive: Philadelphia Atraxa Playmat

Fortunately, for the $ 269 price tag, Secret Lair: Look at the Kitties isn’t the only thing in the box. Similar to the Magic 30 Festival in a Box, the MagicCon: Philadelphia variant contains Commander Deck, foil of your choice and a Mystery Booster box. In addition, the latest Festival in a Box also includes an exclusive playmat, a deck box and the all-important Secret Lair. According to Wizards, the Festival in a Box “will give you the opportunity to have your own mini-MagicCon at home.” This is despite the fact that there will be no virtual tickets available for MagicCon: Philadelphia this time around.

Despite the lack of virtual tickets, thankfully, the Festival in a Box package doesn’t actually have bad value for money. Thanks to the inclusion of the Mystery Booster box, the Festival in a Box is actually a surprisingly surprising deal. According to TCGplayer, a Mystery Booster: Convention Edition typically retails for approx $ 500. This is enough to compensate $ 269 cost and therefore also shipping to Australia if necessary! While that’s more than enough, as we’ve already discussed, that’s not all there is to the Festival in a Box.

Sure, nothing comes close to the value of the Mystery Booster: Convention Edition pack, however, more value is hardly a bad thing. Here is a small breakdown of the Festival items in a Box and their respective prices (based on the market price of TCGplayer)

  • Secret Lair: Watch Kittens | $ 30
  • Mystery Booster: Convention Edition | $ 518.38
  • Zendikar Rising Commander Deck | $ 20.66$ 18.91
  • Kaldheim Commander Deck | $ 41.94$ 17.20
  • MagicCon Exclusive: Philadelphia Atraxa Deck Box & Combo Case | Unknown
  • MagicCon Exclusive: Philadelphia Atraxa Playmat | Unknown (but potentially expensive)
  • 1 Foil Traditional Arcane Seal Promotional Card | $ 22.74

The same secret lair

Secret Lair: Watch the kittens
Secret Lair: Watch the kittens

While requesting a $ 100 + or $ 269 investment, the cards within Secret Lair: Watch the Kittens are pretty scarce. For example, the most expensive card in the drop is Lord Windgraceto right $ 8.97. The path of the descendant offers similar value to $ 8.21However, Violent explosion And Ruler Felidar respectively I am alone $ 5.05 And $ 2.05. This equates to a rather poor prospective value of just $ 24.28. Thankfully, due to Tatamepi’s gorgeous graphics, Secret Lair: Watch Kittens cards are likely to be more expensive than their ordinary counterparts. Specially Path of descendants And Sovereign Felidarwhere they both work Catmandro decks steered by Arahbo, the roar of the world.

While the cards themselves may not be hard to come by, Secret Lair: Watch Kitten Exclusivity has aggravated some players. Reddit user u / Gprinziv, for example, railed: “Fuck God. Legitimately, fuck them for it. It’s stupid shit. Offering a calmer but similar sentiment, u / King_Chochacho simply stated:” F ” Unfortunately for already angry gamers, the exclusivity of Secret Lair: Look at the Kitties may not end there.

Similar to the previous Festival in a Box and the 30th Anniversary Countdown Kit, it’s very likely that the MagicCon: Philadelphia Festival in a Box won’t print on demand. After that, just like the 30th anniversary countdown kit, the Festival in a Box is expected to sell out quickly. As Reddit user u / Kiloken remembers, “Last festival in a box didn’t sell out in about 10 minutes? … I personally really like this den so it will be very bad not to be able to click enough quickly…”

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