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Jason Alt

Jason Alt
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.

Narset Transcendent I launched right into this. No preamble. No need. This card is bonkers. I saw a friend (hyperbolically) say this was better than Jace the Mind Sculptor. While that is silly, can I suggest that this is perhaps a better Tamiyo, the Moon Sage? Tamiyo was from a third set, it was a […]

Risen Executioner Creature – Zombie Warrior Risen Executioner can’t block Other zombie creatures you control get +1/+1 You may cast Risen Executioner from your graveyard if you pay an additional 1 for each other creature in your graveyard. Solid. Although this beater can’t block, it has a lot of things going for it. It’s a […]

Narset Transcendent I launched right into this. No preamble. No need. This card is bonkers. I saw a friend (hyperbolically) say this was better than Jace the Mind Sculptor. While that is silly, can I suggest that this is perhaps a better Tamiyo, the Moon Sage? Tamiyo was from a third set, it was a […]

We got dumped on overnight, so let’s get to it. Silumgar’s Assassin Silumgar’s Assassin 1B Creature – Human Assassin Creatures with power greater than Silumgar’s Assassin’s power can’t block it. Megamorph 2B (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up at any time for its megamorph […]

Spoiler season is the best season of all. We got a bunch of goodies to unwrap over the weekend, so let’s get into trouble. Dragonlord Silumgar Are all of the two-color dragons from the last set returning as Elder Dragons? Just a few who are integral to the plot? It’s hard to know, but what […]

A mechanic from Dragons of Tarkir was leaked in a version of Maro’s next article on the Spanish Wizards Website. The mechanic seems to be “Megamorph”; cards that get an additional +1/+1 counter when turned face up. As cool as creatures getting turnt up would be with cards like Hardened Scales I don’t know how […]

This has been making the rounds on the internet, and it’s pretty funny. The video, in classic “Downfall parody style” uses English subtitles to tell a story irrespective of the actual dialogue that English speakers won’t understand. It’s a tale about out-of-touch Wizards policies regarding Modern. I wouldn’t watch it at work, necessarily, but when […]

There was an interesting  discussion today on the main Magic subreddit that you may find interesting. The question posed by /u/mtgnew was “Would you still play Magic if every card would be $ max?” In the middle of a week where we’ve already seen people use the upcoming Tempest block MODO drafts and other events […]

Wizards of the Coast is going to try and force  green. I’ll explain. Starting with the English-language release of the upcoming Modern Masters expansion, Wizards is going to try a new, eco-friendly recyclable cardboard package for booster packs. The carton will be recyclable just like any other piece of cardboard and could serve as the […]

Magic Online allows Wizards to do things they couldn’t ordinarily, like reprint cards on the Reserved List or have a tournament crash after 8 rounds. While sometimes its location in the digital world is a liability and people are reluctant to pay real money for fake cards, sometimes it’s super worth it. Will this next […]

If you’re like me, you’re a huge fan of Eric Klug’s work. He’s clearly the best card alterist in the game, and not only that, he’s a dedicated member of our community, curating cubes to draft from at nearly every event he attends. Klug’s work speaks for itself and everyone has a favorite piece unless […]

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