Introducing The New Quiet Speculation

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Hi there. My name is Chris McNutt and you might remember me from such articles as The Nutt Draw, My First Parakeet, and Boils: Your Shameful Secret. Some time ago I had a small idea. I called up Kelly Reid (founder of Quiet Speculation) and pitched it to him. His response? “Sounds good, go do it.”

We’ve been quietly speculating away behind the curtain for a few weeks now brewing up something new for all of you and today is the day of its unveiling. You’ve come to know and trust us for everything financial, from trading, to prices, to organization, to spreadsheets. Starting today you’ll also begin to know and trust us as your source for casual and competitive commentary as well! EDH, Cube, Drafts, Deck Evaluations etc.

We’re going about this a little differently than some of the other sites you and I visit and we hope you’ll appreciate the difference.

Everything we did to bring you the best Magic financial commentary on the web won’t change. It will always be a major focus for us, and we will remain the best source for financial information around. Instead of diluting our editors and staff into other areas we’ve brought on two entirely new teams of writers. We’re calling these teams and the content under them by the names Timmy and Spike. Timmy will be your source for the topics that are generally considered to be of a more casual nature (EDH, Cube etc). Spike will be your source for the more competitive content (Pro, Standard, Extended, Draft etc).

I’d like to introduce you to Adam Styborski, our new Managing Editor for Timmy. Most of you may know him from his already prolific presence online for sites such as and He’s already a pillar of the Magic community and we’re happy and proud to have him aboard. Adam will be directing and contributing to his Timmy team.

I would also like to introduce Dylan Lerch, our Managing Editor for Spike. I’m sure that most of you have visited his home site The Brewery. I still don’t know how he can come up with so much content, but we’re happy and proud to have him directing and contributing to his Spike team.

The Managing Editor for Finance has been and will continue to be is David Conrad. Kelly Reid oversees all the teams, but will continue to hold finance close to his heart.

As you can see, across the top of all our pages is a simple way to navigate through all the content. By default will contain all the articles and will be a great way to see all the articles in one place. If you click on the Finance, Spike, or Timmy links you'll filter into that specific content.

Because we have three different editors, one for each major type of content (Finance, Spike and Timmy) none of them will have to be sacrificed to build up the others. We believe that will become the first place you’ll turn to for anything and everything that is related to Magic: the Gathering. There might be a few unexpected bugs here and there, but we'll get them all smoothed out.

So come with us as we venture into new territories (for us) and don’t be shy about letting us know what you think. This is all for you, and we want to be everything you’re looking for.

Chris McNutt

Chris McNutt

Born in Seattle, Washington, Chris McNutt has been playing and collecting Magic: The Gathering since Unlimited Edition. As an active player, tournament organizer and judge he regularly scrubs out of Pro Tour Qualifiers but inexplicably cleans up at the local draft tables. When not net decking Chris is either busy working as an Information Technology Sales Rep or spending time with his family. Other non-magical pastimes include playing guitar and an unhealthy number of video games. Cursed with an undying love of generating spreadsheets purely for “fun”, he’ll be crunching the numbers each week in order to serve up delicious data burritos to the salivating, hungry readers of Quiet Speculation.

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