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

  • 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 […]
  • Speed Vs. Cunning is the gift that keeps on giving. We have a few presents from the visual spoiler today. Some old favorites are getting new art. And some of […]

    Khans of Tarkir Spoilers 8/18/2014

    Speed Vs. Cunning is the gift that keeps on giving. We have a few presents from the visual spoiler today. Some old favorites are getting new art. And some of […]
  • Where has being skeptical gotten us? A while back, a seemingly-odd collection of random cards was touted as the list for “From the Vaults: Annihilation” and a skeptical community rejected […]

    Duel Decks: Speed vs Cunning Leaked!

    Where has being skeptical gotten us? A while back, a seemingly-odd collection of random cards was touted as the list for “From the Vaults: Annihilation” and a skeptical community rejected […]
  • I’m going to be honest, I’m not really sure what GamesCon is, outside of the name making it obvious that it’s a gaming convention. Did you know that GenCon, another […]

    GamesCon Spoilers

    I’m going to be honest, I’m not really sure what GamesCon is, outside of the name making it obvious that it’s a gaming convention. Did you know that GenCon, another […]
  • It’s been said that a tattoo is a permanent expression of a temporary feeling. However, Magic: the Gathering is no mere flash in the pan. The game has been going […]

    Permanent Expression of Temporary Feelings

    It’s been said that a tattoo is a permanent expression of a temporary feeling. However, Magic: the Gathering is no mere flash in the pan. The game has been going […]
  • So, the final update in the FTV: Annihilation debacle is that the potato-quality pic leaked a month ago was right and our mouths are all about to get farted in. […]

    Hopes Annihilated

    So, the final update in the FTV: Annihilation debacle is that the potato-quality pic leaked a month ago was right and our mouths are all about to get farted in. […]
  • Two things happened, and they happened in a specific order. First, Wizards announced that all future PT events will be Standard. Then, people started whining and complaining. I made the […]

    How We React to Good News

    Two things happened, and they happened in a specific order. First, Wizards announced that all future PT events will be Standard. Then, people started whining and complaining. I made the […]
  • This week, redditor /u/Uthayne posted that he had bought counterfeit Scalding Tarns on TCG Player. The evidence is conclusive. Be careful when ordering online. If your card is worth more […]

    Fakes spotted

    This week, redditor /u/Uthayne posted that he had bought counterfeit Scalding Tarns on TCG Player. The evidence is conclusive. Be careful when ordering online. If your card is worth more […]
  • A while back, a story hit and a grainy photograph was found on the internet. I wrote at the time that it was a little unclear whether this was indeed […]

    From the Vaults: Plot Twist

    A while back, a story hit and a grainy photograph was found on the internet. I wrote at the time that it was a little unclear whether this was indeed […]
  • More specifically, sometimes the art can influence the card more than the card designers intended. Take, for example, one of the most famous stories about Magic art. In 1993, budding […]

    Life Imitates Art

    More specifically, sometimes the art can influence the card more than the card designers intended. Take, for example, one of the most famous stories about Magic art. In 1993, budding […]
  • Enough of sucking up to Eric Klug, already. We get it. He’s the Goddamn Rembrandt of card alteration. We all know his art is ridiculous, and it sells for ridiculous […]

    Bad Card Alters

    Enough of sucking up to Eric Klug, already. We get it. He’s the Goddamn Rembrandt of card alteration. We all know his art is ridiculous, and it sells for ridiculous […]
  • There is no doubt that Ben Friedman wanted to win this match. The winner of the Round 15 match between Ben Friedman and Ivan Floch would make Top 8 of […]

    There By The Grace of Friedman

    There is no doubt that Ben Friedman wanted to win this match. The winner of the Round 15 match between Ben Friedman and Ivan Floch would make Top 8 of […]
  • So….this is a thing. Following on the heels of Batterskull, a card that was fetching quite a price in its foil form, the new GP Promo after Batterskull is retired […]

    Grand PrizzleBrizzle

    So….this is a thing. Following on the heels of Batterskull, a card that was fetching quite a price in its foil form, the new GP Promo after Batterskull is retired […]