Prerelease Financials 101

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It's Prerelease night! I'll be running a midnight event in Oklahoma City, and I'm looking forward to the weekend.

Of course, one of the most important things about the prerelease is not just building a Sealed deck and having some fun slinging cards. We do have to care about value at some point, and there's several basic financial concepts that can help you this weekend at your Prerelease events.

So let's talk about the other thing you really should know going into a Prerelease- the basics of the finance game at the event.

Basically, prereleases are a balancing game. Do you want those new cards you opened, or do you want that nebulous thing we're all chasing: Value?

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Corbin Hosler

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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