The Journey into Nyx “God Box”

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We all heard about the "god packs" during Journey into Nyx prereleases. The awesome packs that rather than having a normal distribution instead had all 15 god cards. I didn't see one opened myself, but it must have been awesome for those who got one.

Now it seems we have "god boxes" to add to that list.

All of that... from one box.

I know I'm jealous of Reddit user cstrand31, who shared his story of opening this awesome box here. And get this: he's not the first. The same thing popped up last week as well.

There's no official word if this is a distribution error or something done intentionally by Wizards. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised either way. Mistakes in print runs do happen, but on the other hand Wizards is awesome enough to slip something like this in.

What I do know is I don't really care. I just want my next box to look like this.

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Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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8 thoughts on “The Journey into Nyx “God Box”

  1. The organizer of the convention I used to visit back in the early 00’s once opened a god box. He was disappointed: it was a box of Fallen Empires and he was looking to replenish the money commons… One of the people listening in confirmed he suddenly had a lot of FE in his binders a while ago.

    Knowing him I highly doubt it was a made up story.

    1. Closest thing I’ve come to strange card allocation in packs was the same common 2x in a Ravnica Tournament Pack (both non-foil). Not exactly spectacular even if Lurking Informant wasn’t half bad if you had the goods to go Dimir mill (unfortunately I didn’t have quite enough of it in that sealed pool).

  2. For me it was over 12 years ago when I witnessed a guy open a box of Nemesis and every card in it was foil.

    Too bad Nemesis was such a jank set.

  3. Closest to a god box I ever witnessed = box where boosters of one of the columns had the 3 uncommons replaced by rares (so 1/3), leaving 6 people with double amount of rares in their sealed pool (*)!

    (*) Each of them received two rows = 2 good boosters (2×4) + 4 normal boosters

  4. I was present in 1994 for the opening of a “God” box of Legends. It was a store box and freshly opened with a number of people around waiting for legends packs (which were already scarce) so a number of people got into it for packs before someone scooped the remainder realizing what had happened.

  5. This is a great tactic to encourage people to open more boxes. I saw someone open a Japanese RTR box with 18 foil rares and 18 foil mythics. It was nuts.

  6. I opened a god starter deck of revised back in 95. It had the normal 3 rare slots but instead of having the basic lands, like it should have, all of those slots were also rares.

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