MTG – Is it worth it to buy a Deck Builder’s Toolkit? Should new Magic: The Gathering players buy?


MTG – Is it worth it to buy a Deck Builder’s Toolkit? Should new Magic: The Gathering players buy?
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Many Magic The Gathering players ask the question: Is it worth it to buy a Deck builder’s toolkit?

This is a question that is typically asked by players who are new to the game. Still, even intermediate and experienced players sometimes wonder if there’s value to be had in purchasing a toolkit. Let’s take a look!

The deck builder’s toolkit provides you with 4 booster packs. Here we see the 2015 toolkit providing a Dragon’s Maze, Born of the Gods, Theros, and M15 pack.
The MSRP on a toolkit is 20.00, thus, for the cost of 5 booster packs you are getting 4 booster packs plus a handful of extras. Are those extras worth .00? Let’s take a look:

Should I buy a deck builder’s toolkit if I am a new player?
Is this the best use of your if you are relatively new to the game. Let’s establish a few basics:
Let’s assume you aren’t overflowing with cash.
Let’s assume you are new and have little to no cards in your collection.
Let’s assume you know the very basics of how to play now you wish to begin playing regularly.
What’s the goal for a player like this? I would say that the goal for such a player is to have at least one deck they can take to Friday Night Magic, other standard store tournaments, as well as events like Game Day. That’s the next step on this players’ journey.
So can the deck builder’s toolkit get you to that next step?
No.
You don’t build decks with 1-2 of each card. This is basic deck building 101. Even a budget or beginner’s deck for standard should be running 3-4 of most cards.
Someone trying to build a deck for standard with 1 of each rare, 1 of each uncommon, and maybe 1-2 or 2-3 of a few commons is simply not likely to create even a remotely viable deck, let alone a supposed new player.
And by the way, I am not talking about somehow building a top tier professional deck. Just something that has a chance at being even remotely competitive. A reasonable beginners deck that can gives them at least a chance at a few wins at Friday night magic.
The contents of this toolkit aren’t teaching new players about the very basics of deck construction. If you want to teach new players about the very basics of deck construction, at least give them 3-4 of some commons and uncommons. Those are the tools they need.
With this selection they are practically making a singleton deck. Not something I’d want to take in the Friday Night Magic, let alone as a new player.

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