Magic Online has a problem. A card value problem. In a recent Channel Fireball article, Florian Koch showed just how much card prices have fallen over the past few years: That’s right. To own a playset of the cheapest version of every Magic card ever printed on MTGO would have cost you roughly $28,000 in […]
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 […]
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On the eve of Eternal Masters’ release, Alexander enlists the help of two expert drafters to break the set down and get a bead on the winning strategies.
Julian Biondillo takes a first look at the Tiny Leaders format with an old favorite, Doran the Siege Tower. Does the treefolk have what it takes to compete in the new format?
Exodus was a monumental set in a great block, and perhaps its greatest legacy is not any single card – it is the colored rarity symbol. For the first time, casual players who knew nothing of pack order could tell which card of theirs was rare – something challenging when dealing with cards like Avizoa […]
Stronghold is a fine set in itself, but it serves best as a unique example of the power and limitations of reprints. Most of the “money cards” in Stronghold have been reprinted, but the originals still maintain a value premium. My best guess for this is that most players prefer the original cards; however, why […]
I was at a yard sale a couple weeks ago that advertised Magic cards for sale on Craigslist. These are my favorite things in the world, and I usually try to get there at least half an hour before the start of the sale. For some reason, this time I just didn’t want to wake […]
States results have been in for more than a week now, and you’ve been bombarded with Top 8 lists and all kinds of price information. What do you do now? Knowing how to process this information is important to keeping ahead of the game. I’ve got a couple of points that should help you do […]