Jason Alt

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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.

The EDH rules committee has issued a ruling that has eliminated “tucking” from EDH. Essentially, cards that would shuffle a commander into the deck give the owner the option of putting the commander back in the command zone, as well as cards that return the card to owner’s hand or place it in the graveyard. […]

Monday evening, the Magic community lost a talented editor and a wonderful person in Daily MTG copy editor Mike McArtor. As a tribute to Mike’s life and his impact on the Daily MTG staff, the website went dark all day Tuesday and was replaced with an incredibly moving tribute to Mike and all of the […]

We were eagerly awaiting the updates to the EDH banlist (some of us) and while some thought Deadeye Navigator was on the chopping block and others predicted the demise of Prophet of Kruphix, what we got was something no one expected.   Wow. A scant two weeks after I ribbed @Time_Elemental for tweeting about how […]

How’s your Tinder game? Don’t lie, it’s terrible. You’re a nerd. You’re in luck, though! While the non-gamers are busy swiping right or left based on looks and proximity, you can use your phone to swipe right and find a pickup game of EDH in your town! Or at least you may be able to […]

LSV’s Limited set review continues, and black is very interesting. Please make sure you peruse it fully yourself, but I did have a few overall impressions. First is that Flatten may be the best common in the set in Limited and will likely not get picked high enough until the set has been drafted for […]

A friend of mine, Perry Stewart, is responsible for this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. He shared an Imgur gallery with reddit and Facebook last night and I think you should all see it. Before you click the link, be warned that you may scream involuntarily and these pictures are shocking and […]

LSV is back at it today, bringing you his blue Limited set review. This is a short post, but valuable so make sure you read all of his article and I’ll hit you with another one so you don’t wind up feeling ripped off. Hopefully you read all of these thoroughly before the prerelease and […]

I’m no Limited expert. I am what I would call “competent” – my Limited rating was above 1900 at one point before they abolished the point system if memory serves. Still, when someone wants advice about limited picks, I am no one’s first phone call. Fortunately for you, while I feel like my analysis regarding […]

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