dragsamou wrote:So we are fine, as I added the Colorless in the program.Regarding Promo Cards, I really don't see why a Common Normal card, should not be a Common if it's a Promo Card, if I understand No promo cards should have a Rarity in that case, but getting a "Rare" Foil Judge Gift Cards Polluted Delta, is not the same as getting a "Common" Memory Lapse, as a Collector, I put definately Rarity into the different Promos, like with the Normal cards.
Alexis, apples and oranges. This is a dangerous slippery slope. Rarity values assigned by WotC are relative categories and only meaningful within the set printed. It only tells you how that card relates in quantity to other cards in the same set. An U1 from AN is NOT the same as an Uncommon from Ice Age.
Those rarity categories have no relationship to anything in the world of promo cards. Dark Ritual, a scarce (how scarce--who knows [and is telling]) Judge Gift card is listed as "Common" on the site. However, in promo cards, overall, what is it? At least very scarce. Then, compared to Magic cards overall what is it? Mythic Rare? Compared to other Judge Gift cards? Man I won't even guess as I'm sure the printing of Judge Gift cards changes year by year depending on the number of DCI judges in the system. Player Reward cards have two rarities only. One for 20 events and one for 5 events.
Because there are some cards that we will never have a good idea of how many were made we should avoid speculating by simply giving them a generic rarity of "special" or "promo" or nothing at all (my vote). This also takes care of unknowns between languages. I have no facts but I bet there are a lot more English language pre-release cards than any one other language and I'll bet there are noticeable differences between printings of non English languages such as (a guess here) Japanese verses French. In my thinking a French Pre-release card is rarer than an English one--but how much--I have no idea and can ONLY speculate.
If we were to assign a guess rarity to promo cards we would need to back it up with some kind of logic in an explanatory note someplace that would say something like "Issue #2 of the Armada comics had a publication of xxxx but because a large number of these cards appeared outside of the comics themselves we estimate that this is a plentiful card" or "In general Judge Gift cards are printed in limited quantity and as there were XXXX DCI judges in 200x these cards are considered Scarce"
You can see that could be a real pain in the tender place. Not only would it take a lot of time and head scratching but would still end up being a waste of effort for no analytical result. Whatever word is used to categorize a given card it is worthless unless carefully defined within the framework of Promo cards only.
That is why I suggest rarity categories not be assigned to promo cards. If there must be categories they must NOT be R, U, or C but categories designed specifically for Promo cards and relevant to them, i.e. plentiful (Arena Lands), scarce (Player Reward for 20 events), very scarce (Pro Tour top 8), ultra scarce (Splendid Genesis) and unique (1996 World Champion) or some such.