When Noah and I have enough packs (4), we play a fun format called Pack Wars. Editorial note: I have highlighted that phrase to add some fun and excitement to the blog. If you're using a 15 year old browser the blink tag might even be working!
Pack wars is simple. We each get 15 lands -- 3 in each color. We then open a single pack, remove the filler and land card from the back*, and shuffle it into the lands without looking. The we play Magic: The Gathering as usual.
Except it's not usual because we don't know what cards we have! The focus is alternately on beating the other player (you know like a freakin' spell casting wizard planeswalker would do) and drawing the card on top of your library hoping for that mythic rare sweetness.
Once the first game is decided, we repeat the process with a second pack and slip 15 new cards into the deck sight unseen and shuffle up again. If you didn't see the rare in the first game, you now have two to pull off the top. Double the pleasure I guess.
As I was about to toss all the cards into a box for later filing, Noah asked what my second pack foil was. Hmmm, I didn't remember so he grabbed the deck, rifled through it and flipped out. A FOIL EMRAKUL! A card that almost got unceremoniously tossed into an Adidas shoebox suddenly became the first card in our Tron deck!
Fast forward to two nights ago. Played a pack war and got Ulamog. Yeah, that's an Eldrazi. Fun, mythic rare and we were happy.
Last night, we go again. First pack, Noah is badgering me about whether I got my rare yet. I had but wasn't going to tell him instead changing the subject to whether we could pretend this mountain on the battlefield was an island. He kept saying no so I kept lying about the rare sitting in my hand.
So, yeah, I won the pack war coming and going. But Noah got a Clique to go in our work-in-progress Twin deck!
tl/dr I pulled a foil Primeval Titan in the second pack.
* If opening Modern Masters 2, there is no land card, just the filler. FYI.