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  • The Pro Tour is upon us, this time in sunny (rainy) Portland – the city where young people go to retire. Some people plan to stay in Portland until the <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/08/get-covered/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Get Covered

    The Pro Tour is upon us, this time in sunny (rainy) Portland – the city where young people go to retire. Some people plan to stay in Portland until the more »
  • Bulk List Uploading and more!  Exciting times!

    Developer’s Blog: August 1st Update!

    Bulk List Uploading and more! Exciting times!
  • Are you concerned about the Magic Judge Exemplar Program, which is soon to be the only way judge foils are distributed? Even if you're not a judge, maybe you should be.

    Examining the Judge Foil Changes

    Are you concerned about the Magic Judge Exemplar Program, which is soon to be the only way judge foils are distributed? Even if you're not a judge, maybe you should be.
  • It’s time. Time for the Pro Tour. I’m really excited for this event, both to see if cards like Chord of Calling will shake up Standard, and how to see <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/08/pro-tour-magic-2015-begins/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Pro Tour Magic 2015 begins!

    It’s time. Time for the Pro Tour. I’m really excited for this event, both to see if cards like Chord of Calling will shake up Standard, and how to see more »
  • With mid-level vendors getting squeezed by the new PTQQ structure and the future of judge compensation uncertain, one group is clearly making out, and that is the LGS. It’s virtually <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/more-in-store-for-stores/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    More in Store for Stores

    With mid-level vendors getting squeezed by the new PTQQ structure and the future of judge compensation uncertain, one group is clearly making out, and that is the LGS. It’s virtually more »
  • Danny gives a quick breakdown of the black removal spells available in M15.

    M15 Limited Focus: Black Removal

    Danny gives a quick breakdown of the black removal spells available in M15.
  • We saw the spoiler art a while back, and now it’s official: there are some beautiful new lands entering circulation through the judge program. The new lands, with art done <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/foil-judge-lands-confirmed/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Foil Judge Lands Confirmed

    We saw the spoiler art a while back, and now it’s official: there are some beautiful new lands entering circulation through the judge program. The new lands, with art done more »
  • It’s been an odd week for announcements. First, the PTQ structure is going to be changing. This is good for the LGS owners, but the mid-level vendor, a significant number <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/watch-for-falling-skies/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Watch for Falling Skies

    It’s been an odd week for announcements. First, the PTQ structure is going to be changing. This is good for the LGS owners, but the mid-level vendor, a significant number more »
  • Each week, we review what went on behind the QS Insider curtain. It's a great way to see what you might be missing if you're not a subscriber, and a great way to get caught up if you are!

    This Week On Insider (Plus last week’s winner UNLOCKED) – July 20th – July 26th

    Each week, we review what went on behind the QS Insider curtain. It's a great way to see what you might be missing if you're not a subscriber, and a great way to get caught up if you are!
  • Danny describes why LSV's video content is a must-watch for anyone who likes to be entertained or get better at Magic.

    Luis Scott-Vintage?

    Danny describes why LSV's video content is a must-watch for anyone who likes to be entertained or get better at Magic.
  • Who loves qualifying events? Wizards has now made it necessary to win two qualifying events to end up at the Pro Tour. Wizards announced something called “Regional PTQs” and smaller, <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/r-i-p-in-peace-ptqs/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    R.I.P. in Peace, PTQs

    Who loves qualifying events? Wizards has now made it necessary to win two qualifying events to end up at the Pro Tour. Wizards announced something called “Regional PTQs” and smaller, more »
  • Danny discusses the new planeswalker-commanders revealed at SDCC last weekend.

    Commanded by Planeswalkers

    Danny discusses the new planeswalker-commanders revealed at SDCC last weekend.
  • After some dead time in the past few weeks, we’re finally beginning to roll in Khans of Tarkir information. Jason broke down the new shards yesterday for a wedge-themed set, and <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/khans-of-tarkir-teaser-released/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Khans of Tarkir Teaser Released

    After some dead time in the past few weeks, we’re finally beginning to roll in Khans of Tarkir information. Jason broke down the new shards yesterday for a wedge-themed set, and more »
  • Facebook this weekend was full of people fist-pumping and patting themselved on the back. “I totally called wedges!” they say, triumphant, ignoring the fact that MaRo all but literally confirmed <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/know-your-wedges/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Know Your Wedges

    Facebook this weekend was full of people fist-pumping and patting themselved on the back. “I totally called wedges!” they say, triumphant, ignoring the fact that MaRo all but literally confirmed more »
  • Danny gives a quick breakdown on the common and uncommon red removal spells in M15 Limited.

    M15 Limited Focus: Red Removal

    Danny gives a quick breakdown on the common and uncommon red removal spells in M15 Limited.
  • We got a lot of big news from ComicCon in San Diego yesterday. Commander Planeswalkers. Wedge colors in Khans of Tarkir with new names. An innovative new Draft structure. Some spoilers on <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/sell-fetches-while-you-can/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Sell Fetches While You Can?

    We got a lot of big news from ComicCon in San Diego yesterday. Commander Planeswalkers. Wedge colors in Khans of Tarkir with new names. An innovative new Draft structure. Some spoilers on more »
  • Scott Fielder recently took Storm out for a spin in a local Vintage tournament. He breaks down each match and highlights several interesting decision points.

    Vintage Tournament Report: Storm

    Scott Fielder recently took Storm out for a spin in a local Vintage tournament. He breaks down each match and highlights several interesting decision points.
  • I backed the game Star Realms on Kickstarter. You know this. I said I was going to do it. I suggested you all do it and most of you said <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/secondary-markets/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Secondary Markets

    I backed the game Star Realms on Kickstarter. You know this. I said I was going to do it. I suggested you all do it and most of you said more »
  • Jason wrote a few days ago about how awesome of an alterist Eric Klug is (it’s true). He did the latest token for Brainstorm Brewery and it looks incredible. See <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/time-lapse-altering/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Time-Lapse Altering

    Jason wrote a few days ago about how awesome of an alterist Eric Klug is (it’s true). He did the latest token for Brainstorm Brewery and it looks incredible. See more »
  • Take a look at the saltiest loser on MTGO this week, courtesy of Graham Stark of Loading Ready Run.

    The Saltiest Loser on MTGO This Week

    Take a look at the saltiest loser on MTGO this week, courtesy of Graham Stark of Loading Ready Run.
  • Join Danny Brown for the final part of his Zero to Draft series, where he draws lessons from the year-long project and puts the financial implications of drafting into perspective.

    Zero to Draft: The Conclusion, Part Two

    Join Danny Brown for the final part of his Zero to Draft series, where he draws lessons from the year-long project and puts the financial implications of drafting into perspective.
  • Magic is full of jokes. Whether it’s Mark Rosewater sneaking a card called Squee’s Toy into Tempest, the Holiday gift cards like Yule Ooze or it’s there mere existence of <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/bear-necessities/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Bear Necessities

    Magic is full of jokes. Whether it’s Mark Rosewater sneaking a card called Squee’s Toy into Tempest, the Holiday gift cards like Yule Ooze or it’s there mere existence of more »
  • Danny gives his take on the benefits and drawbacks of bringing your own pre-sleeved basic lands to your next Limited event.

    Packing Basics for Limited

    Danny gives his take on the benefits and drawbacks of bringing your own pre-sleeved basic lands to your next Limited event.
  • There’s an old belief that going “rogue” at tournaments – that is to say, playing an unknown and possibly not-as-powerful deck – can give you a better chance to win. <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/going-rogue-and-winning/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Going Rogue – And Winning

    There’s an old belief that going “rogue” at tournaments – that is to say, playing an unknown and possibly not-as-powerful deck – can give you a better chance to win. more »
  • EDH is more popular than anyone at Wizards of the Coast could ever have anticipated. Sets were not designed with EDH in mind until very recently. This was fine in <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/legen-wait-for-it/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Legen… Wait For It

    EDH is more popular than anyone at Wizards of the Coast could ever have anticipated. Sets were not designed with EDH in mind until very recently. This was fine in more »

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