Corbin Hosler

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Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

I learned a new thing today. That thing? Rejected flavor text. It’s a little-known website out there, but Rejected Flavor Text has some winners. Take, for instance, this rejected flavor text for All Is Dust. “ā€œNot by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin,ā€ said the pig from inside the brick house. ā€œIf you say so,ā€ said […]

Not that I know much about any of it, but there’s a lot of different ways to make art for Magic. From your “traditional” methods to the newest forms of creation, Magic art is created in a variety of ways, much of which is, like most other things these days, digital. But notĀ Dragons of Tarkir.Ā  […]

(This has been cross-posted in a partnership with Insider members of Quiet Speculation had access to parts of this article a few weeks ago, but it’s now freely available to everyone! You can find the full article here.Ā 

It’s that time again, the time when everyone is going to look ahead to Dragons of Tarkir! Also, it’s that time when we all do set reviews. At Brainstorm Brewery we’re no different, and we spent the week on the podcast turning in a two-hour review of every Rare and Mythic. I’m sure we’re right […]

There’s been a popular series running around recently, highlighting some competitive-ish decks for formats while keeping the cost under XYZ amount of dollars. Kind of a cool idea, and an easy way for people to break into older formats. Now, we’ve talked before about how sometimes building a “cheaper” Tier 2 deck is more expensive […]

This is cross-posted in a partnership with Spoilers upfront: I donā€™t expect any bans or unbans when Dragons of Tarkir officially releases next week. Modern seems healthy-ish if not perfect, and Standard and Legacy seem to be in okay places as well. But you never know what could happen, and today I want to […]

TheĀ Dragons of TarkirĀ prerelease is almost upon us, and Gavin Verhey at the mothership has you ready to go. There’s the usual info and deck-building tips, but there’s also info about the promotion that is happening at this particular Prerelease. Dargons destroy things! That’s it in a nutshell. With successes come prizes, and the ability to […]

And in Magic, it does even more. I’m not an art guy. I’m no Mike Linnemann. Half the time I don’t even look at the art outside of using it to identify cards.Ā But, hell, when you take the time there’s some really cool stuff there. Take this, for instance. Looked at separately, you’d never notice […]

Jason does a great job covering all your spoiler needs forĀ Dragons of Tarkir,Ā but we have some late-breaking spoilers today that I wanted to write a little about. They’re big, they’re scary, they’re… rocks. But really cool rocks. All of these Dragon monuments function the same way: they add one of two colors to your mana […]

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