last edited by BazaarOfBaghdad
A bit off-topic, and just thinking aloud, but can someone check my math here?:
A 12-player Vintage Daily normatively yields the following records:
After round 1: 6 1-0s, 6 0-1s
After round 2: 3 2-0s, 6 1-1s, 3 0-2 drops
After round 3: 2 3-0s (ideally), 3 2-1s, 6 drops
After round 4: 1 4-0, 3 3-1s, 8 no-prize
They pay a 4-0 record 6 packs and a 3-1 record 3 packs, or 15 packs in total. Packs have MRSP value of $4 each so $60, although resale value of $10 a set or 5 sets for $50 is perhaps more realistic.
They pay $36 in play points to a 4-0 and $18 in play points to the 3-1s for a total of $90. Combined with MSRP for packs this is $150 total if we ignore the 6 Season Qualifying Points for the moment. Divided equally by the 12 players joining, it makes $12.50 in prizes per person. Not bad for a $12 entry. The actual loss in the difference between MSRP and resale value might be offset by the value of the Season QPs earned.
This analysis is overly superficial but it seems like these are not as bad an investment as I once thought - at least they don't seem to be huge WotC moneymakers.
Back on topic - I like the idea of an alert system on this site: either by way of surreptitious countdown timer that we can toggle on/off or by 30-minute and 10-minute toggleable warnings.