The average legendary secret lair card is $14.39. I also appreciate you taking the time to listen to those that were upset and hear what they had to say even though you ultimately didn’t do what they wanted you to. They could stick to the regular versions of the same cards instead. I can’t think of a single group that would be that bent out of shape over crusade. I just hope you may reconsider the decision, or consider doing something different for future secret lairs. I really don’t get why this is allowed. So it's an odd product to assume non-Magic TWD fans will buy yet keep in good sealed condition. I think that feeling is a real threat to commander but also magic as a whole. This would solve the problems with them legal in Vintage formats and would also allow Commander play groups to decide on their own if they allow Red bordered cards in their own play group. They limit the availability to get more money from their players. If you didn't want them, you didn't have to buy them. Which I still believe Wizards aren’t allowed to acknowledge. however, I think we should ask ourself where and when does it create an impression to the majority of player that they don’t bellong to the game because a lot of it is just avalable for the one pourcent. Though honestly I am FAR more excited for the upcoming D&D crossover!!! “Negan sees nothing wrong with the fact that he coerced Sherry into becoming his “wife” and sleeping with him after he had just chased her down, threatened to kill her husband Dwight, and still assaulted him with a hot iron. if so how many? Walking Ballista. This isn’t an specifically casual product. We stay in contact and of those 20 I know 15 of us have bought this product. A few months ago I did an in-depth analysis of the Secret Lair Products which you can check out here. Speculat(e/ing) Clearly your interests are not in alignment with the majority of players. Hope this clarifies. On the topic of Negan, yes, he’s a villain. The stakes in a Commander game is the fun of the participants, and that doesn’t require all the cards. Typically disappointing, but completely unsurprising. The company released a special limited card set with My Little Pony branding to raise money for charity, and it gave the cards a silver border treatment to prevent them from being played in tournaments. If this is just an experiment and Wizards will take a long time to lean back and see the responses of the community before announcing the next Secret Lairs featuring characters of non-Magic IPs (perhaps moving away from such practice), this might be healthy for the game; if it is truly detrimental, I hope Wizards will see that and act accordingly in the future. Our playgroup has banned these cards, and it has made us evaluate and ban some other “unfun” cards. Very interesting and obviously high effort post that's related to MTG Finance, no reason to downvote this. What we can do—what we already have done—is add our voice to yours. What I don’t like is all the outrage over this one. There’s no implied endorsement, sanitation or glorification of his actions. If this was true, TWD mugs, posters, keychains, socks/jocks, pencil cases, would all sell out and be pure profit. *EDIT* (Rephrasing this part) Walking Dead fans who collects TWD merch, and isn't a hardcore MTG fan is likely to buy it as they most likely wont know all the negativity surrounding this product in the MTG community . Collaborations often bring fans the best of both worlds, and a chance to see what two of their favorite franchises would look like when brought together. Would I want to play it? I’m sorry but these cards, this practice and your indirect support of it sickens me. So, yes I do like this idea of crossovers. But don’t get mad that other people will purchase this and play these. I understand you had a hard decision to make; however, I believe you made the wrong one. You can find him on twitter at @alexpaulsowa. I understand some reasoning to the decision you, the committee, has made. I just wish they had released a Katana for Michonne. You either see that or you dont and then just figure it out later. We wish that all of our friends around the globe had access to these cards. I also support the decision not to ban them; I honestly can’t see how that could have even been on the table as a viable option. Given the collectible nature of the game, and the still limited availability nature of secret lair drops, there will ultimately be a low supply for these. I am going to refuse to play with these cards, and I encourage everyone to do the same. The average secret lair token card price is $4.50. We’ve heard you loud and clear on this issue. It's possible that we could get some kind of reverse Godzilla card treatment where the Magic universe version of the card is an alternate skin to the Secret Lair version, but the original card is still based on the Walking Dead property. I have purchased some of this drop, and would be delighted if there were VERY low production runs on these, but still enough to make the cards recognizable to the buying community. This was a huge let down, it feels like you just don’t care. Starting with Dominaria, each Standard-legal set included a "buy-a-box" promo, which is a card outside of the main set only obtainable by buying a "box" of booster packs. I’m in the camp of folks who dislike TWD cards because they break immersion in the fantasy world of the game. However at the same time, many of us feel that the rules committee is the protector of the format, from threats within the community as well as threats from outside. Second, it sets a precedent for guidance for how these cards will be accepted from the community going forward. If they were banned in Commander you and your girlfriend could still play with them. “A concern of many players is that these cards would not be widely available, and for some countries, only available through third-party sellers. If I keep it sealed, that means I couldn't even look at the cards I paid for. Point being, even if it's not a large group of twd fans and casual mtg crossover customers, we do exist. I am not a huge fan of the walking dead but my girlfriend is a fan of the actor who played Negan and was actually interested in that card and I have been trying to get her to play magic for years. Including acts that have happened to people who have played this game, and quite likely use this game to escape that. Haven't played MTG in over 20 years, but i have loved and collected TWD merch and comics. As a long term player of this game I have to make my opinion on this topic public. Our decision doesn’t reflect an endorsement of these cards, but what we believe is best for Commander in the long run. Add banning of mechanically unique low availability cards to your EDH philosophy. For one, it puts the onus on Wizards to be proactive with plans to put these cards in a set readily available to the community. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast and ©Wizards of the Coast LLC; other content ©Commander RC, RC Statement on secret lair: the walking dead, Gavin’s Format of the Month – August 2020: Sideboards, The availability of these cards is problematic. But you also have to represent the wishes of the community to the company that makes the cards we play with. However, the RC of its own accord can’t solve that problem. What about Jumpstart? Certainly not for $50 when the pictures and text doesn't really make sense to me. The outcry has been way out-of-proportion. I wanted the cards because they are a crossover of two of my interests. And when I have to turn away those friends I’ve yet to meet, I’ll at least be honest with them about the reason. I get the not wanting other IPs infringing on magic, but the exclusivity thing is meaningless unless we ban every one of the lands they won’t reprint, they go for hundreds if not thousands of dollars.