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- No adding to the Pack. I won’t use other cards I have and either trade with myself or simply add to the Pack. The cards that end up in there are solely original pack cards and trades made ONLY with those cards and their products. This also limits my trades to table stakes; no cash trades; no cash for their cards or their cash for my cards.
- No trading with a store or non-personal entity. Most of the time I wouldn’t want to do this anyway, as they’re trading for profit, too, leaving me on the inevitably short end of the bargain.
- No gifts. Although this one is less strict, I will always trade them something in exchange for the cards of my traders. The fairness of any trade is in the eyes of the trading partner, but they will always walk away with at least one card.
- Finally and most importantly, the nature of the Pack and any subsequent trades will be briefly explained to a potential trader. Trading for profit during each transaction is the modus operandi of the Pack, and I want the trader to know that. I don’t want to con a new player out of their powerful Constructed cards for my dubious offering unless they are already comfortable with the trade. People play Magic for different reasons, and a card that I don’t find valuable may be very valuable for them and vice-versa. In fact, this truth is paramount to the success of any trading challenge. The point is that I’m not trying to claw my way to the top here; the real challenge of this endeavor is that everyone walks away pleased when they’ve traded with me. There is no doubt that this challenge depends on the kindness of strangers and friends alike, and keeping this attitude will keep everyone happy.
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