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

  • 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  posts 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  posts about cards and decks and more about the culture of the game. There isn’t always something that is “bigger” than mere cards but […]
  • Did you know that PT Khans of Tarkir winner and Magic Pro Ari Lax was LITERALLY THE WORST HUMAN BEING TO SHUFFLE AND MULLIGAN? It’s true. Ari Lax won the […]

    Ari Lax – Worst Human Being or Just Worst Magic Player?

    Did you know that PT Khans of Tarkir winner and Magic Pro Ari Lax was LITERALLY THE WORST HUMAN BEING TO SHUFFLE AND MULLIGAN? It’s true. Ari Lax won the […]
  • If you’re like me, you’re friends with Magic artists on Facebook. And why not? Eric Klug is always posting sweet alters, Christopher Rush is always posing with cute female fans […]

    Blast from the Past – a look at mid ’90s fashion

    If you’re like me, you’re friends with Magic artists on Facebook. And why not? Eric Klug is always posting sweet alters, Christopher Rush is always posing with cute female fans […]
  • I was doing research for an article (a thing I do sometimes) and while I was trying to figure out what the current flashback draft format was, I came across […]

    The State of Magic Online

    I was doing research for an article (a thing I do sometimes) and while I was trying to figure out what the current flashback draft format was, I came across […]
  • With the number of female gamers on parity with males, there still exists a dangerous gender gap in the world of Magic: The Gathering that only seems to be getting worse. Jason considers why a significant portion of the world may not feel welcome, and how the community continues to push them away.

    White Knights and Neckbeards – On Growing Up and Hostility to Women

    With the number of female gamers on parity with males, there still exists a dangerous gender gap in the world of Magic: The Gathering that only seems to be getting worse. Jason considers why a significant portion of the world may not feel welcome, and how the community continues to push them away.
  • I’m not sure whether all of you saw this, but I did.     As many advancements as they have made in the lore writing department, they are seeming to […]

    Dreams Denied

    I’m not sure whether all of you saw this, but I did.     As many advancements as they have made in the lore writing department, they are seeming to […]
  • The internet is a large and scary place and it’s easy to get lost. However, sometimes when you stumble down a dark alleyway online, you find someone you’re glad you […]

    Khans of Tarkir Beta 7

    The internet is a large and scary place and it’s easy to get lost. However, sometimes when you stumble down a dark alleyway online, you find someone you’re glad you […]
  • Miscuts and misprints are nothing new, really. They happen all the time. What doesn’t happen all the time is a token getting inserted into a booster pack with Sharpie on […]

    Quality Control of Tarkir

    Miscuts and misprints are nothing new, really. They happen all the time. What doesn’t happen all the time is a token getting inserted into a booster pack with Sharpie on […]
  • I wanted to make sure I got this up quickly as midnight prereleases in Europe will be starting soon. Sorry about your luck, Asia and Australia. I hope the QS […]

    Khans of Tarkir Price Cheat Sheet – European Edition

    I wanted to make sure I got this up quickly as midnight prereleases in Europe will be starting soon. Sorry about your luck, Asia and Australia. I hope the QS […]
  • Recently, there have been a rash of screenshots posted online where people have been able to use their opponent’s tapped creatures as blockers. While that’s obviously a great way to […]

    MODO be buggin’

    Recently, there have been a rash of screenshots posted online where people have been able to use their opponent’s tapped creatures as blockers. While that’s obviously a great way to […]
  •   Recently, a Reddit post showing Jeff Hoogland with his library and all of his permanents in the “Red Zone” blew up the front page of r/magictcg (until someone else came […]

    Keep Your Hand To Yourself

      Recently, a Reddit post showing Jeff Hoogland with his library and all of his permanents in the “Red Zone” blew up the front page of r/magictcg (until someone else came […]
  • Well, the full spoiler is here, and while there may not be a ton of financial gems in the last wave of cards, there are some relevant cards, and a […]

    Khans of Tarkir – Full Spoiler

    Well, the full spoiler is here, and while there may not be a ton of financial gems in the last wave of cards, there are some relevant cards, and a […]
  • Trap Essence Yeesh. Clunky and narrow. The only way this card could be worse is if it didn’t say “up to one target creature” and you couldn’t play it if […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoilers – 9/11/14

    Trap Essence Yeesh. Clunky and narrow. The only way this card could be worse is if it didn’t say “up to one target creature” and you couldn’t play it if […]
  • Let’s just jump in. Abzan Charm 3 good modes, and off-color draw to boot. This is hard-to-cast but relevant removal and a combat trick all rolled in there. This should […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoilers 9/10/14

    Let’s just jump in. Abzan Charm 3 good modes, and off-color draw to boot. This is hard-to-cast but relevant removal and a combat trick all rolled in there. This should […]
  • Miss me? Don’t answer that. Someone cast Desert Twister on the state of Michigan and I was without power for a while. While I wanted to grab my laptop and […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoilers – 9/5-9/9

    Miss me? Don’t answer that. Someone cast Desert Twister on the state of Michigan and I was without power for a while. While I wanted to grab my laptop and […]
  • Clever Impersonator I’m not nearly as hyperbolic about this card as most people. Everyone seems convinced that a card with the word Ugin on it and Ghostfire Blade are proof […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoiler – Clever Impersonator

    Clever Impersonator I’m not nearly as hyperbolic about this card as most people. Everyone seems convinced that a card with the word Ugin on it and Ghostfire Blade are proof […]
  • See the Unwritten No preamble, I can’t wait to launch into my spiel about this boner-inducer. As much as I wasn’t excited about Temur Ascendency for my Maelstrom Wanderer deck, […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoilers – 9/2/14

    See the Unwritten No preamble, I can’t wait to launch into my spiel about this boner-inducer. As much as I wasn’t excited about Temur Ascendency for my Maelstrom Wanderer deck, […]