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  • QS Founder Doug Linn looks at what went on "Behind the Wall" this week, highlighting some phenomenal Vintage Masters coverage that Insiders got to consume.  Don't get stuck on the wrong side of the Wall, wild-ling!

    This Week On Insider: June 16 – 22

    QS Founder Doug Linn looks at what went on "Behind the Wall" this week, highlighting some phenomenal Vintage Masters coverage that Insiders got to consume. Don't get stuck on the wrong side of the Wall, wild-ling!
  • QS's founder and editor-in-chief reviews everything that happened on Insider this week, including summaries of every article and his Pick of the Week.  A great way to get caught up if you're an Insider, and a great way to see what you're missing if you're not!

    This Week on Insider: 6/15/2014

    QS's founder and editor-in-chief reviews everything that happened on Insider this week, including summaries of every article and his Pick of the Week. A great way to get caught up if you're an Insider, and a great way to see what you're missing if you're not!
  • Matthew Lewis reviews all the mythic rares from <em>Born of the Gods</em> and rates them for speculative potential based on current prices.

    Unlocked Insider: Finding Value in Born of the Gods

    Matthew Lewis reviews all the mythic rares from Born of the Gods and rates them for speculative potential based on current prices.
  • Two key digital products associated with Magic: The Gathering—namely, Magic Online and DailyMTG.com—recently underwent major overhauls. And really, “major” may be an understatement here. For better or worse, things have been turned completely upside down.

    Major Overhauls to Digital MTG Products

    Two key digital products associated with Magic: The Gathering—namely, Magic Online and DailyMTG.com—recently underwent major overhauls. And really, “major” may be an understatement here. For better or worse, things have been turned completely upside down.
  • I’m heading to my first big tournament in more than a year, a SCG Open in Dallas next week. I’m really excited about it, and also a bit nostalgic from <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/giving-back-free-box-of-magic-2015-giveaway/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Giving Back (Free Box of Magic 2015 Giveaway)

    I’m heading to my first big tournament in more than a year, a SCG Open in Dallas next week. I’m really excited about it, and also a bit nostalgic from more »
  • Back when the free side of QS was home to something that eventually became affectionately known as my “Alticle”, I tried to spotlight Eric Klug’s latest exploits. He’s far from <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/klugpreciation/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Klugpreciation

    Back when the free side of QS was home to something that eventually became affectionately known as my “Alticle”, I tried to spotlight Eric Klug’s latest exploits. He’s far from 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: July 15th – July 20th

    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!
  • During his reign of terror in Standard, Jace was a centerpiece of Caw-Blade decks. By the time New Phyrexia was released, the metagame was so dominated by this archetype that Jace, a mythic from the small winter set Worldwake, broke $100. What led him to being banned elsewhere?

    Why is Jace, the Mind Sculptor Banned in Modern?

    During his reign of terror in Standard, Jace was a centerpiece of Caw-Blade decks. By the time New Phyrexia was released, the metagame was so dominated by this archetype that Jace, a mythic from the small winter set Worldwake, broke $100. What led him to being banned elsewhere?
  • The hyperbole is strong with Magic Online, we know that. one crowd talks about nothing but what’s wrong with it. Another says “it’ll get better” and only focuses on the <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/a-reasoned-look-at-magic-online/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    A Reasoned Look at Magic Online

    The hyperbole is strong with Magic Online, we know that. one crowd talks about nothing but what’s wrong with it. Another says “it’ll get better” and only focuses on the more »
  • My opponent was dead on board next attack. With 5 mana, I could activate my Kird Chieftain on a creature that he blocked and trample damage plus my unblocked dudes <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/why-does-everyone-love-ornithopter-so-damn-much/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Why Does Everyone Love Ornithopter So Damn Much?

    My opponent was dead on board next attack. With 5 mana, I could activate my Kird Chieftain on a creature that he blocked and trample damage plus my unblocked dudes more »
  • We’re so used to seeing universal acclaim for the simple console version of Magic in Duels of the Planeswalkers, but this year something completely different seems to be in order. Did Wizards <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/everyone-loves-hates-duels-of-the-planeswalkers/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Everyone Hates Duels of the Planeswalkers?

    We’re so used to seeing universal acclaim for the simple console version of Magic in Duels of the Planeswalkers, but this year something completely different seems to be in order. Did Wizards more »
  • After pulling a pair of Garruks and a Nissa, Worldwaker, as well as a foil Sliver Hive, from my box of Magic 2015 I thought I was doing pretty good. After all, <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/the-magic-2015-godbox/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    The Magic 2015 “godbox”

    After pulling a pair of Garruks and a Nissa, Worldwaker, as well as a foil Sliver Hive, from my box of Magic 2015 I thought I was doing pretty good. After all, more »
  • This week, James, Adam and Doug tackle three more Modern topics. James starts off with a controversial banning proposal for Modern. Beyond rhetoric, he’s also got the numbers to back it up. Give a listen and see if you agree.

Adam shares a list based on mono-blue control, skipping Blood Moon and doubling down on Vedalken Shackles. 

Finally, Doug goes over whether it’s better to play Kiki-Pod or Melira-Pod.

    [Podcast] The Modern Enthusiast: MonoBlue, Pod Decks and Controversial Banned List Proposal

    This week, James, Adam and Doug tackle three more Modern topics. James starts off with a controversial banning proposal for Modern. Beyond rhetoric, he’s also got the numbers to back it up. Give a listen and see if you agree. Adam shares a list based on mono-blue control, skipping Blood Moon and doubling down on Vedalken Shackles. Finally, Doug goes over whether it’s better to play Kiki-Pod or Melira-Pod.
  • I’ve long been an advocate for following Japanese pros on social media. One in particular, Tomoharu Saito, has a tendency to be a wealth of good information. Sometimes you whiff, <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/big-in-japan/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    Big in Japan

    I’ve long been an advocate for following Japanese pros on social media. One in particular, Tomoharu Saito, has a tendency to be a wealth of good information. Sometimes you whiff, more »
  • Danny Brown wraps up his Zero to Draft project from several months ago, and draws lessons from his quest to draft for free for a year.

    Zero to Draft: The Conclusion, Part One

    Danny Brown wraps up his Zero to Draft project from several months ago, and draws lessons from his quest to draft for free for a year.
  • Anyone remember the days before the internet when we got our Magic edutainment in other forms? I started collecting Duelist magazine around issue 18 and I have every issue besides <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/when-websites-were-on-paper/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    When Websites Were on Paper

    Anyone remember the days before the internet when we got our Magic edutainment in other forms? I started collecting Duelist magazine around issue 18 and I have every issue besides more »
  • It’s an interesting question. What if Magic’s newest format had no restrictions? We know it would certainly be much different, but what exactly would that look like? Jesse Mason set <a href="http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/07/what-if-modern-had-no-banlist/#more-'" class="more-link">more »</a>

    What if Modern Had No Banlist?

    It’s an interesting question. What if Magic’s newest format had no restrictions? We know it would certainly be much different, but what exactly would that look like? Jesse Mason set more »