You might have found your way here from a link on Quiet Speculation, MTG Metagame, Twitter, or just by happy coincidence. However you ended up here, we’re glad you did! Doubling Season is a new kind of Magic: The Gathering site; one that focuses exclusively on the collectible aspect of our favorite collectible card game. No strategy, no draft walk-throughs, no deck lists. We believe that there are plenty of better places to get that kind of information – check out our favorite Magic sites to see a few that we like.
In the last year, demand for financially-minded Magic content has seen a sharp increase. While there had been a few disparate sites around the Internet with such a focus, there was no single resource or authority on the subject. The goal of Doubling Season is to provide such a resource. The combined efforts of Jonathan Medina (mtgmetagame.com), Kelly Reid (quietspeculation.com) and a team of talented contributors will change the way Magic players look at the financial side of our game.
Compared to other sites, things are going to work a little differently around here. The first thing you’ll notice is the Free/Mium model. Free/Mium is just a catchy little piece of Internet jargon that means that there will be both freely available and paid content on our site. The reason for this is simple. There is a slight conflict of interest when it comes to writing about financial matters. If we write about a potential pick-up that we believe stands to make us some money, we are left with a very unpleasant choice. If we write about it, we often lose money out of our own pockets by informing others of the opportunity. If we sit on the knowledge or just delay publication slightly, we’re not serving the interests of our readers to the best of our ability. By offering both free and paid content, we can confidently write about our calls and serve our readers without fretting much over the lost gains!
In addition, running a multi-contributor site with daily content is a very time-consuming job. Running a site like this takes both time and money, so it is our hope that if you enjoy what you read here, you can help support us by contributing one, the other, or both. If you disagree with paying for content, or simply lack the means to do so at this time, don’t sweat it. We’ll be publishing our Insider content on the free side after a few weeks, so you can decide for yourself if it’s worth the money.
It should be noted that the owners and contributors of this site can, and will, “put their money where their mouth is”. That is to say, we often take our own advice. Unlike in the securities industry, which is heavily regulated, there are no laws governing buying a card in advance of breaking news. A journalist without integrity is either a criminal or a shill, and we plan to be neither.
We will be the best source for Magic: The Gathering financial analysis, predictions, and information. We’ve got a great team assembled already, and as the site grows, we will continue adding on more great team members. If you’ve got any questions, concerns or feedback about the site, please don’t hesitate to email us. Our individual contact information is on our Biography page.
Welcome again, and keep doubling up!
Kelly and Jonathan