About Author: Jason Alt

Jason Alt
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Jason Alt is a value trader and writer. He is Quiet Speculation's self-appointed web content archivist and co-captain of the interdepartmental dodgeball team. He enjoys craft microbrews and doing things ironically. You may have seen him at magic events; he wears black t-shirts and has a beard and a backpack so he's pretty easy to spot. You can hear him as co-host on the Brainstorm Brewery podcast or catch his articles on Gatheringmagic.com. He is also the Community Manager at BrainstormBrewery.com and writes the odd article there, too. Follow him on Twitter @JasonEAlt unless you don't like having your mind blown.

Posts by Jason Alt

  • I was pretty sure I put the “Is Ari Lax a douchebag?” issue to bed with a comprehensive article on the subject. I was wrong. Reddit, in all of its […]

    The “We Hate Ari Lax” Bandwagon Keeps Rolling

    I was pretty sure I put the “Is Ari Lax a douchebag?” issue to bed with a comprehensive article on the subject. I was wrong. Reddit, in all of its […]
  • WE WERE ON TV! I mean, not US, specifically. Well, Darwin Kastle was. And Tomi Walamies.   Where was this, you ask? This was last night’s episode of South Park. […]

    Headin’ On Down To South Park

    WE WERE ON TV! I mean, not US, specifically. Well, Darwin Kastle was. And Tomi Walamies.   Where was this, you ask? This was last night’s episode of South Park. […]
  • Were you planning on attending GP Ottawa? I was not, but if you were planning on it, you might want to preregister right now. We just breached 800 pre-registrations and […]

    GP Ottawa Attendance Cap Announced

    Were you planning on attending GP Ottawa? I was not, but if you were planning on it, you might want to preregister right now. We just breached 800 pre-registrations and […]
  • Popularity with the Commander crowd can certainly affect a card's price, but not all Commander staples are created equal. Jason Alt looks at some key cards and explains which factors are the real determinants.

    Insider: The $0.80 Rule – Gauging the Relative Impact of Commander Demand on Price

    Popularity with the Commander crowd can certainly affect a card's price, but not all Commander staples are created equal. Jason Alt looks at some key cards and explains which factors are the real determinants.
  • I know it must look like I’m on a MaRo kick lately, but he’s really one of the only people doing anything interesting right now because everyone else is concentrating […]

    Unglued, Unhinged, Unseen

    I know it must look like I’m on a MaRo kick lately, but he’s really one of the only people doing anything interesting right now because everyone else is concentrating […]
  • Mark Rosewater’s blog is pretty popular and he gets dozens of e-mails every day. As you can probably imagine, he gets a lot of the same responses often. In an […]

    Blogatog FAQ

    Mark Rosewater’s blog is pretty popular and he gets dozens of e-mails every day. As you can probably imagine, he gets a lot of the same responses often. In an […]
  • Not that, Garfield, the other one, without the PhD. Hipsters of the Coast this week made the case that Magic cheaters like Mike Long, Alex Bertoncini and Tomaharu Saito have […]

    How is Mike Long like Garfield?

    Not that, Garfield, the other one, without the PhD. Hipsters of the Coast this week made the case that Magic cheaters like Mike Long, Alex Bertoncini and Tomaharu Saito have […]
  • Well, the entire lists were spoiled this weekend and the rest of the new cards have trickled in. I want to talk about the impact of reprints, but I think […]

    Commander 2014 Spoilers – Final Update

    Well, the entire lists were spoiled this weekend and the rest of the new cards have trickled in. I want to talk about the impact of reprints, but I think […]
  • Sweet weeping Jesus, there were good cards spoiled today. There were bad ones, too, but let’s stay positive and focus on the good stuff. Masterwork of Ingenuity There are no […]

    Commander 2014 Spoilers – 10/31/14

    Sweet weeping Jesus, there were good cards spoiled today. There were bad ones, too, but let’s stay positive and focus on the good stuff. Masterwork of Ingenuity There are no […]
  • Ermagerd! Sperlers! It would appear things are going at a normal clip following the worst dump of private material since those Jennifer Lawrence nudes. There aren’t any black cards to […]

    Commander 2014 Spoilers – 10/30/14

    Ermagerd! Sperlers! It would appear things are going at a normal clip following the worst dump of private material since those Jennifer Lawrence nudes. There aren’t any black cards to […]
  • The dust has settled and there are quite a few more cards to spoil. I’m glad we’re not going to do the rest of it a deck at a time. […]

    Commander 2014 Spoilers – 10/29/14

    The dust has settled and there are quite a few more cards to spoil. I’m glad we’re not going to do the rest of it a deck at a time. […]
  • I’m not happy about this. I like spoiler season. I like staying up to see a few new cards. I like how Wizards has gotten very good at controlling the […]

    Commander 2014 Spoilers 10/28/14 (black)

    I’m not happy about this. I like spoiler season. I like staying up to see a few new cards. I like how Wizards has gotten very good at controlling the […]
  • I have a lot to get through tonight because some jackass got ahold of the black deck and spoiled the entire thing, posting a picture of the decklist and pictures […]

    Commander 2014 Spoilers – 10/28/14 (non-black)

    I have a lot to get through tonight because some jackass got ahold of the black deck and spoiled the entire thing, posting a picture of the decklist and pictures […]
  • I thought yesterday was full of wonderful gifts. We had no idea… Jazal Goldmane If your Japanese is a little bit rusty, I’ve found a few translations online that all […]

    Commander 2014 Spoilers – 10/27/14

    I thought yesterday was full of wonderful gifts. We had no idea… Jazal Goldmane If your Japanese is a little bit rusty, I’ve found a few translations online that all […]
  • So far there hasn’t been much development. We’ve known for months about the first few cards and a few more were spoiled this weekend. Let’s dig in deep and see […]

    Commander 2014 Spoilers – 10/26/14

    So far there hasn’t been much development. We’ve known for months about the first few cards and a few more were spoiled this weekend. Let’s dig in deep and see […]
  • Occasionally I’ll get a good idea and this year was no exception. Noticing that there were quite a few people in the /r/Spikes subreddit writing “tournament reports” in the form […]

    On “Greasiness”

    Occasionally I’ll get a good idea and this year was no exception. Noticing that there were quite a few people in the /r/Spikes subreddit writing “tournament reports” in the form […]
  • It’s that time of year when the pumpkins are out. Pumpkin spices are in everything from lattes to air fresheners, and when white people can’t get their pumpkins, they get […]

    The Man Who Ate Pumpkins

    It’s that time of year when the pumpkins are out. Pumpkin spices are in everything from lattes to air fresheners, and when white people can’t get their pumpkins, they get […]
  • Lately I have been writing fewer ┬áposts about cards and decks and more about the culture of the game. There isn’t always something that is “bigger” than mere cards but […]

    The Umbrella Revolution

    Lately I have been writing fewer ┬áposts about cards and decks and more about the culture of the game. There isn’t always something that is “bigger” than mere cards but […]