About Author: 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

  • 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, […]
  • I don’t know if it’s worth it to make Vindicate cost 1 more mana if all you get is Instant speed and the ability to exile the permanent instead of […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoiler – Utter End

    I don’t know if it’s worth it to make Vindicate cost 1 more mana if all you get is Instant speed and the ability to exile the permanent instead of […]
  • Sweet sassy molassy! Did we ever get gifts over the weekend. An issue with our WordPress account left me unable to update all weekend, as much as the spoilers made […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoilers – PAX weekend

    Sweet sassy molassy! Did we ever get gifts over the weekend. An issue with our WordPress account left me unable to update all weekend, as much as the spoilers made […]
  • Not likely to impact Standard, Fortress is a very interesting card nonetheless. EDH players have weighed in online and Ghave, Guru of Spores players have already dismissed this card as […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoiler – Ivorytusk Fortress

    Not likely to impact Standard, Fortress is a very interesting card nonetheless. EDH players have weighed in online and Ghave, Guru of Spores players have already dismissed this card as […]
  • Soundclaw Mystic Awwww yiss. While this card doesn’t need Morph, like, at all, it is the mana fixing creature I’d hoped for. The real question is whether this will be […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoilers – Soundclaw Mystic

    Soundclaw Mystic Awwww yiss. While this card doesn’t need Morph, like, at all, it is the mana fixing creature I’d hoped for. The real question is whether this will be […]
  • We haven’t had any cards from Khans spoiled recently, but we have had some art spoiled. Some of these images look pretty slick, and won’t look nearly as good when […]

    Art of Tarkir

    We haven’t had any cards from Khans spoiled recently, but we have had some art spoiled. Some of these images look pretty slick, and won’t look nearly as good when […]
  • Unless you start at the top of columns and work your way down which, while intuitive, isn’t the best way to handle a list that populates with the newest article […]

    Changes to the Block Structure

    Unless you start at the top of columns and work your way down which, while intuitive, isn’t the best way to handle a list that populates with the newest article […]
  • This is tagged “mockup” for some reason, but I’ve seen it on multiple credible sites and I have no doubt it’s real. I’m not sure what’s going on with the […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoiler – Dragon Throne of Tarkir

    This is tagged “mockup” for some reason, but I’ve seen it on multiple credible sites and I have no doubt it’s real. I’m not sure what’s going on with the […]
  • Magic is a welcoming community for the most part. With few exceptions, Magic players are socially tolerant and inclusive and it’s very easy to be a part of the community. […]

    In The Conjurer’s Closet

    Magic is a welcoming community for the most part. With few exceptions, Magic players are socially tolerant and inclusive and it’s very easy to be a part of the community. […]
  • If you’re following me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve likely already seen some of these images.   Some of you may recognize this face. It belongs to Magic Pro and […]

    Do Your Part

    If you’re following me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve likely already seen some of these images.   Some of you may recognize this face. It belongs to Magic Pro and […]