Month: October 2013

Corbin Hosler – Building A Brand

Today I want to do something a little different. With a Standard metagame that’s offering fewer and fewer opportunities for the next month or two and Modern still a long way off, I’d rather not look at the minutia of Magic finance at the moment.   My Story I know we have a lot of…

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Sander van der Zee – Boxing Season

In my previous article I delved into the financial merits of cards that have recently rotated out of the standard format and how you, as a player or financier, can try to make the best of it. And for those who commented on the glaring exclusion of a particular card, I have put the data…

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Josh Milliken- Brewing With Young Pyromancer

Brewing with Young Pyromancer It started out as a joke; something fun to play at a Modern tournament at one of my local shops. As I played it I was joking around and my opponents were laughing as well. My record with the deck is no laughing matter though, as I went 11-1 in matches…

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Matt Crocker – Dealing With Draft Addiction

Cracking Packs Going infinite in Momir Basic DEs is all fine and good (and a lot better now that M14 has rotated out of prize payouts) but let’s face it, it’s not that glamorous. Momir is fun but it doesn’t add cards to your collection and doesn’t give you that lovely addictive mp3 of a…

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Brainstorm Brewery #73 – Ray Current Pro

Raymond “@RayFuturePro” Perez is going to need a new nickname after finishing an astonishing eleventh place at the Pro Tour in Dublin, netting $5,000, an invite to Valencia, and a spot on Team Brainstorm Brewery. Back again to regale the gang with tales of the Pro Tour, muse about the future of splashy weekend decks,…

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Jason Alt – MTGO Zero

MTGO Zero You see what I did there? I made a clever pun at the expense of “FNM Hero” which was a series about someone who fancied himself very good at trading and winning FNM. You all know me. I don’t have to actually poll all of you to know the answer to the question…

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Enmou Gao – Limited Supply

Limited Supply Introduction One of the oddballs in recent times has been how chase M14 Mythics have more or less maintained their prices despite seeing close to zero competitive play. There have been a few theories in response to this new trend, one being that casuals have started taking up more Magic. Ryan Bushard wrote…

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Sander Van Der Zee – Eternally Innistrad

Eternally Innistrad Theros has been on the market for about a month now and card prices are slowly settling in after the results of Pro Tour Theros. While everyone busies themselves with the acquisition and distribution of Theros singles with an eye on what the current Standard format has to offer, I prefer to take…

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Brainstorm Brewery #72 – Inside the Matty Studio

It’s a mini Meavy Meta meetup! Matthew Bartholomew Beverly (Total guess on the middle name, but tease him as though that?s accurate) a.k.a @MattyStudios drops by to talk finance both of the paper and MODO variety. The gang talks about movers in Theros and other Standard-legal sets, good online resources for tracking prices and Matty…

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Ray Perez – My First Pro Tour Experience

My First Pro Tour Experience First thing, allow me to introduce myself! My name is Raymond Perez Jr. I have played competitive Magic since the tail end of 2010 where I thought I was an insane player but was proven wrong when I went to my first GP. Fast forward to today and I think…

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Matt Crocker- You Are Going Broke, Not Infinite

Originally published on 60cards. Price data is from June 2013 – payouts and prices have since changed but those provided are a good example of a “normal” MTGO economy. Introduction One of the most famous articles on “going infinite” is Beginner’s Guide to Going Infinite on Magic Online by Brandon Large over at StarCityGames.com. On…

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Brainstorm Brewery #71 – Ice Cream and Brews

Jeff Hoogland (@JeffHoogland) swings by the cast to talk all about the art of brewing. With spicy brews for both Modern and Standard, Jeff weighs in on the playability potential of a few key cards and that translates into great insight about the financial future of cards as well. Find out what he likes, what…

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Ice Cream Scepter – A Delicious Modern Brew by Jeff Hoogland

Isochron Scepter in Modern GP Detroit has come and gone, Theros has entered the standard card pool, and yet I still can’t help but have modern on the brain! The format is very diverse and I feel that so long as you are playing a powerful combination of cards you are going to be able…

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Brainstorm Brewery #70 – Plain Mono White Tease

The Theros pre-release is behind us and it’s time to take a look back at what we learned and how that might bode for the future of this children’s card game we all know and love. To properly recount the experience, the gang enlists the help of Erin Campbell (@OriginalOestrus). It wasn’t too long that…

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