Month: September 2014

Financial Five: Khans of Tarkir

When it comes to Standard finance, the prices can only spread so thin before you start scratching you head about powerful rares at $3 or $4 prices.  These head-scratching moments are caused by the reprint of the Onslaught fetches. Most of the time, the one or two planswalkers of the set and one hyped rare…

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Casually Infinite – In KTK, Wedge Good Stuff is a Trap

I’m back from a long night of a midnight prerelease for Khans of Tarkir. My big pulls from the Sealed event were a foil [card]Meandering Towershell[/card] and an [card]Utter End[/card]. While not great, it could have been much worse. While hearing about what I opened probably isn’t why you’re here, understanding what I saw may…

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Brainstorm Brewery #116 – No Promos

The prerelease is over, and some prices are starting to go a little bit nuts. Should we be panicking? Is it too late to buy into certain cards or are they going to go down before too long? What do we make of this crazy twilight time between the prerelease and the Pro Tour? The…

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Conjured Currency #32: Organization Nation

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by this article. Whether its your first time checking out this website, or you’ve been reading my articles since November, I appreciate you all the same. I tend to repeat a lot of things week after week (Craigslist and Facebook are your friends, every person’s goals and resources in MTG…

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Three Ways to Draft With Two People

Welcome back, brewers. Today we are going to take a step back from Constructed, at least until the new set comes out, and take a look at Limited. Playing Limited Magic is as fun as it is rewarding. Building your deck is very challenging and playing against a wide variety of different cards offers up…

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Pitt Imps Podcast #87 Best Of Khans, Kinda Sorta

SCG Atlanta happened during the same week that the community went to battle with the Wizards team for us to get a [card]Survival of the Fittest[/card]. So we covered these events. We announced some major changes coming to the show after we hit episode 100. This was very bittersweet, however, changes are coming. Then we…

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Khans of Tarkir Cheat Sheet – European Edition

Writer Sander Van Der Zee took some time today out of his busy schedule of winning PTQs and talking with his funny Dutch accent to replicate the Khans of Tarkir prerelease cheat sheet from Quiet Speculation but with prices from MCM so that European players would not be left out. There are several very notable…

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Brainstorm Brewery #115 – Khans Set Review

It’s time for the Khans of Tarkir set review, and while the cast is short a man, it’s long on enthusiasm. Despite the certainty that most of the rares will end up bulk and Khans will be the most-opened set in Magic‘s history, the gang can’t seem to agree on which cards will be bulk….

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Conjured Currency #31: Spec…ialization

Welcome back, individual readers of BrainstormBrewery.com who conjure currency (or cards) based on the information in this weekly column. If you didn’t get a chance to read last week’s article, I highly recommend it. If you’re either in the market for dual lands, or getting maximum value out of dual lands that you currently own,…

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Weekend Magic: 9/12-9/15

Hey, everyone! This weekend, Star City Games hosted an Open Series in Atlanta and Channel Fireball hosted the Weekend #3 World Magic Cup Qualifier. Unfortunately, Channel Fireball isn’t as good at getting its results posted as Star City so results from the WMCQ haven’t made their way from the tournament floor to a deck database yet….

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Pitt Imps Podcast #86 Welcome Back

Well, it’s spoiler season, so we give a good amount of time to those. We cover the Limited GP in Salt Lake City and the SCG events in St. Louis. The promos were revealed. Oh, and by the way, Will is back from his long hiatus. Host Angelo   Twitter @ganksuou co-host Ryan   Twitter @brotheryan The…

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Grinder Finance: Khans of Tarkir #2

We’ve got more spoilers and I’ve got more opinions based on recent market movement.  This will be a quick update based on spoilers from earlier this week. Cards I’m Preordering It appears that that Wizards of the Coast is pulling out all the stops in this set.  The reward for playing three-color decks is very…

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Brainstorm Brewery #114 – Globetrotting

Joined by Spike Feed‘s Dustin Gore, the gang delves into some unfamiliar territory: trading for and selling foreign cards. The cast goes off the rails with talk of pay-by-the-hour bars in Japan, the impact of Hardened Scales on Standard, and the ethics of cross-continent trading, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. What is…

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Conjured Currency #30: Power 10 (Not the 10 You’re Thinking Of)

Good afternoon and/or Evening! (See what I did there? Go put last week’s article in your face if you didn’t read it, and you’ll understand the clever use of introduction that I managed to pull off). Last week we talked about the reprinting of fetch lands, and some of the financial side effects that they’ll…

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Learning Legacy – You Probably Shouldn’t Stifle That

Welcome back to Learning Legacy, brewers. I received a positive response to the “You Can Stifle That?” section I’ve included in some of these articles. Several people have commented and even suggested interactions to talk about.  The suggestions, as well as a specific interaction of my own at a high-level tournament, sparked an idea. Welcome to… You Probably…

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Pitt Imps Podcast

So PAX happened. All kinds of things were spoiled and Khans looks insane. Fetches are back and Sarkhan Vol is getting his dragon on. We had Judge Frank come on and help us go over morph and all the other mechanics that this set brings. Ugin looks to finally make his arrival in the second set. Oh,…

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Investing In MTG Oddities

Hey there, all. I’m Markus, a long-time submitter on the /r/mtgfinance subreddit under the username drakeblood4. I’ve decided to go from submitting my articles for imaginary internet points to submitting them for slightly less imaginary exchange of goods and services points. Outside of the time I spend doing a mediocre job using high-school level math…

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Grinder Finance: Khans of Tarkir #1

Now is the time to consider your options and look into preordering cards from the newest fall expansion, Khans of Tarkir. There are many things to consider when preordering cards, but generally I pick out ones that seem underpriced for their effect, or cards from older sets that are likely to become more playable. Note,…

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Brainstorm Brewery #113 – Stop Trying to Make Fetchtastic

We’re seeing more spoilers than a Honda dealership in a bad neighborhood—including one of atomic-bomb caliber: Onslaught fetches are back! With Khanslaught fetches coming to a booster pack near you, everything is going to change. How do we navigate the murky waters of Modern receiving better fixing, Standard moving to three-color wedges, and Legacy losing…

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Conjured Currency #29: Oops.

Good morning! It very well may not be morning at the time that you’re reading this, but I get tired of the generic “Welcome back!” every week, and I figure I have a 50/50 shot of being right if I assume that it’s the a.m. wherever you may be while reading this article. This time, we’ll…

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Casually Infinite – The Perils of Single Elimination

When picking which queue to enter when playing Magic Online, you have a couple of notable options. Really, the most significant option is if you’re entering a single-elimination queue or a Swiss queue. In single-elimination events, if you lose, you’re out. Prizes are determined based on the number of matches you survived before losing. In…

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Weekend Magic: 8/29-8/31

Welcome back! No time for formalities—let’s get to the events: SCG Invitational Somerset, NJ (US) Decklists For those of you who don’t know how the SCG Invitational works (and who might be confused as to why a Standard and Legacy deck could both win the tournament), please refer to this link for the specific details…

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Pitt Imps Podcast #84 Big Changes

This week on the cast, we go over the Modern GP as well as the Limited one. Then we turn our attention to SCG DC. Maro announced huge changes to the tournament and set structures, so we do our best to explain exactly what this means. Jason Alt from Brainstorm Brewery joins us to help us…

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The Spike Feed Episode 51 – The Crying Game

Dustin decided his overseas adventures wouldn’t include recording the podcast, so this week we’re joined by the Modern Man, Nathan Quintanilla. Curtis and Cameron discuss their epic 0-2 and 1-3 records, respectively, from the latest PTQ. We also discuss the future of removal in Standard, go deep into all things Modern, and analyze the card Shadow of…

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