My MTG Fantasy

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Hey, all!

I stayed up very, very late last night buylisting. As in, not last night, as in this morning until 7 AM. I slept in a bit and had a crazy dream. Since I spent so much time the last few weeks buyliting and I spent most of my time doing Magic-related stuff in general, the game has crept into my dreams. It seems I'm not safe from Magic anywhere.

In the dream last night, I had bought a collection on Craigslist and when I was loading the boxes into my car, the seller handed me a piece of paper and told me not to lose it. I decided at once that the paper must contain the "codes" for the collection and I couldn't lose it or the collection wouldn't "work". What kind of code, though?

When I woke up, I decided the code must have been a cheat code for the collection. I started brainstorming a bit and came up with some Magic collection cheat codes I wish were real. Got some ideas of your own? Leave them in the comment section.


Up, Up, Down, Down, Right, Right - All cards are set-sorted and alphabetized.

Down, Up, Left, Right, Down, Up, Left, Right - The non-basic lands section will be stripped of all rares but will contain a Wasteland.

Up, Down, Down, Right, Right - All Dazes, Spell Snares, Submerges and Merfolk creatures in the bulk boxes are now foil.

Left, Left, Right, Right, Up, Down, Up, Down - "My aunt bought me something called Portal 3 Kingdoms but it sounded like it's for noobs so I never opened the box."

Down, Down, Down, Up, Left - All artist signatures are replaced by Richard Garfield's signature.

A, B, A, C, A, B - "These are my cheating boyfriend's cards- I couldn't possibly charge more than $1."

X, Square, Square, Triangle, X, Circle - All cards in HP condition become MP, MP becomes SP, SP becomes NM.

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select - All instances of fourth edition cards are replaced with cards from Alternate fourth edition; all instances of Alternate fourth edition are replaced with Summer edition.


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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 He is also the Community Manager at and writes the odd article there, too. Follow him on Twitter @JasonEAlt unless you don't like having your mind blown.

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