Today’s article subject spawned from a discussion that began in the QS Discord chat. One of our members was contemplating stepping away from the game for a while and wanted to know the best place to park his money and/or what to trade into. As expected, a lot of people immediately jumped to Power. The general […]
Ultimate Masters has hit the market and there’s already been a lot of movement. The prices of the reprints dropped as they usually do when a set first hits the market. But it seems like the prices have started to rebound a lot quicker this time around. There’s a slight possibility they could drop again […]
This is the first article from my new series, MTG Questions. You might be familiar with the Hold ‘Em & Fold ‘Em series (rebranded as MTG Metagame Finance), which takes a tournament-oriented perspective. I decided to start this series to focus on more general aspects of MTG finance. The two series will work together, as when […]
Welcome back, folks. As a result, drafting participation across MTGO has declined even as Constructed participation has grown. Guilds of Ravnica competitive draft participation was roughly equivalent to that of Hour of Devastation (consistently sustaining about 600-650 participants). Ixalan consistently sustained about 700-750 participants, Rivals of Ixalan 750-800, and Dominaria 850-900. That’s a 29-percent decrease from […]
The best decks of Scars Block. No Caw-Blade here: Jay walks us through the best five Intro Decks you can grab off a shelf!
Gotta love the bad guys, this week Kellen goes into the ichor oiled waters and tries an assortment of standard deck lists involving infect. Who says your opponent’s at 20?
[This is an offering from Zach McNair, fresh off a Top 16 and a Top 32 finish each during his PTQ: Paris season. Zach actually wrote this article for us more than a month ago, so please keep that in mind as you share in the comments whether you’d like to read more from Zach […]
Hello! My name is Alex Ruggeri, and my very first pack of Magic was from Fallen Empires. I remember afterward borrowing some cards from my brother and piecing together a bad Thrull deck. It wasn’t bad because it was a Thrull deck, although that does count too; it was bad because it was poorly constructed. […]
[Note: This will be among the longest articles published on Quiet Speculation. Rather than split this up into two smaller pieces, it’s published here in its entirety. Block out as much time as you need to read it start to finish: This article is a must-read if you intend to improve your drafting. -Dylan] Mistakes […]
Hey everybody, and welcome back to Whinston’s Whisdom. Let me start by addressing the comments from last week’s article. Having gone back and reread my article in response to the comments, I have to say I wholeheartedly agree with them. There was too much “here’s what I did” and not enough “here’s why/how I did […]
Hey everyone, and welcome to another edition of Whinston’s Whisdom on Quietspeculation.com. Today, I’m going to look ahead to the States and Champs tournaments on September 9th, and what cards you should be looking for. Also, we have the first installment of Pack to Power. No trades yet, but I’ll list out the pack and […]