In this article, we’ll explore March of the Machine Bundle contents, and discuss whether the Bundle is worth buying or not. Bundles are frequently one of the more popular Magic products that come with boosters. Lately, there have been various versions of the bundles, so it’s important to know what you can expect. This way, you won’t buy something that isn’t for you.
Let’s get right to it.
March of the Machine Bundle Contents
Each March of the Machine Bundle contains:
- 8 March of the Machine Set boosters
- 1 foil promo card with alternate art
- 40 basic land cards (20 foil + 20 nonfoil)
- Spindown life counter
- Card storage box
If you’re a newer player, you might not know what all of these things are, so we’ll take a deeper look.
A lot of the value of the Bundle is tied to the 8 Set boosters that you get. All of them will be from the March of the Machine edition.
Set boosters are great for players who just want to open some not-too-expensive boosters, and get exciting (and possibly even valuable) cards. Each Set booster can contain 1-4 rares or mythic rares, with the average being around 1.34 per pack. This means that with 8 boosters, you can expect around 10 rares.
(If you want to learn more about different booster types, you can check our MTG Booster Guide, where all of them are described in more detail.)
One last thing about these boosters is that each one of them comes with a Multiverse Legends card. These are the iconic legendary creatures from Magic’s past. On this slot you could potentially even get Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer or Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice.
Each Bundle has the exact same promo card. With March of the Machine Bundle, the promo card is Ghalta and Mavren, which will come in foil. The card is also available in the regular set, but this one has alternate art.
On the left you can see the promo version, and on the right there’s the regular version.
Seven mana is quite a lot, but you get a really enormous creature for your seven mana investment. On top of that, you also get more value whenever it attacks. (As if attacking with a 12/12 trampler wasn’t good enough already.) You can either get another big Dinosaur with trample, or a bunch of small Vampires with lifelink. It’s also a cool legendary to start building a Commander deck around.
Oh, and if you want to “cheat” it out ahead of schedule, one option you have is Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, which can get it into play on turn 3.
The basic lands are always useful, particularly for a newer player. While, they can get a bit redundant after you’ve been playing for a while, you can always find uses for the foil ones, which can look really nice.
The Bundle comes with 40 basic lands, 20 of which are foil. These will be regular basics, and not the full-art ones. The lands are evenly distributed among the five colors, so you’ll get 8 of each basic land – four foil and four regular.
Spindown Life Counter
Spindown life counter is practically an over-sized D20 (20-sided die). Well, there is a bit of a difference. On a die, the opposite two sides will always give you a total of 21. On the spindown counter the numbers are arranged in a way that it’s easy to move from a number to number, thus making it more useful as a life counter.
Anyway, you get one of these, and while it doesn’t affect the value of the Bundle much, it’s still a nice inclusion.
Card Storage Box
Speaking of affecting the value of the Bundle, you might think that a cardboard box also shouldn’t make a big difference. However, that’s not true. The box typically has a nice design on it, and is quite sturdy, making it a perfect place to store your Magic cards in.
You’ll be able to fit each card you get in the boosters inside, plus you’ll have room for many more. Many Magic players often decide to go for the Bundle, particularly since you can have everything neatly organized in the box quickly after you open it.
So, now you know everything about the contents, so it’s time to answer the big question about the Bundle and its value.
Is March of the Machine Bundle Worth Buying?
As usual, with such questions, the answer is – it depends.
If you’re looking for a moderately priced product, that allows you to open some March of the Machine boosters, without spending too much, then this is a great product to buy. It’s cheaper than booster boxes, and you get a lot of extras with it.
Speaking of which, if you care about the promo, basic lands, and/or the storage box, then it’s basically a no-brainer. This is likely the best item for you from the whole March of the Machine product line.
However, if the only thing you really want are the Set boosters, then getting a whole Set booster box is a better deal. It comes with 30 Set boosters, so even though you’ll pay a higher price for the box, you’re getting more booster per dollar spent. You also won’t be stuck with some extra things that you don’t really want.
At the beginning of the article, we’ve mentioned that there are also different versions of the Bundle. So if you’re on a fence whether to get this one or not, there are other options available. If you’re interested, you can check our other articles where we talk about:
- Phyrexia Compleat Bundle Contents
- Lord of the Rings Bundle Comparison & Contents
- March of the Machine Aftermath Bundle Contents (article coming soon)
The first one is a bundle, that comes with a special booster, which contains cards with a special “Phyrexian oil” treatment.
The second one are two slightly different Bundles that will be released with the Lord of the Rings Magic set, called Tales of Middle-earth. That’s right, there’s going to be a big crossover with MTG and LotR.
The last one is a Bundle that’s going to be released a couple of weeks after this one. We don’t know much about it yet, but once we do, we’ll write an article about it, and we’ll link to it, so make sure to check back soon.
As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from, and March of the Machine might seem a bit vanilla in comparison. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as you get that pristine Magic experience, for a cheaper price than some of these other options. Plus, you’ll still get access to the Multiverse Legends cards, among which you can get some amazing pulls.
That’s it for the March of the Machine Bundle contents. If you want to learn more about this set, you can find March of the Machine spoilers here. Furthermore, if you’re a fan of Commander, we have some great news for you. Along with this set, comes the biggest wave of precons in 2023, with five March of the Machine Commander decks. There’s bound to be something for everyone.
Until next time, have fun, and may your Bundle contain many cards that you need.