Mike Lanigan pores over the results from Pro Tour Fate Reforged and discusses the state of the post-banning meta. Things are still pretty wide open, but that doesn’t mean certain strategies aren’t better positioned than others.
Ryan continues this week’s coverage of Khans of Tarkir with the Sultai Brood and the mono-black cards. Will this shard have an impact on Standard and demonstrate financial relevance? Read on to find out.
This week Ryan looks at the recent evolution of Nissa in Standard and examines what seems to be the natural phases of deck evolution, reflecting on his recent experiences in tweaking working lists.
Every year the block format presents unique opportunities for speculation. Corbin outlines the basics and sees how they apply to Theros.
This week Corbin Hosler is back to form, examining which standouts from the Block Pro Tour are likely to make the transition to Standard next year.
At the tail end of the current Standard’s run, the format is still evolving. Mike examines some new archetypes on the cutting edge that arose from the World Magic Cup.
Corbin Hosler explains what trading technique he’s developed to own the floor at big events! An essential read before GenCon or your next Grand Prix.
It’s another week of examples today, selected to help hone some of your predictive senses on speculation. I’m going to share some cards today and I’ll be honest – sometimes, I still don’t know why these things act the way they do. Join me as we tease out the reasons why cards go up or fail to go up. You’ll get a sense of my thinking process and the questions that I’m asking myself along the way.
Mark reviews the full spoiler of M13 and analyzes its impact on Standard. What cards will we no longer have after rotation? And what their replacements, if any?
It’s hard to believe that Scars of Mirrodin is nearly two years old. It’s nearing the end of its rotation through Standard and while many of the prices in the set are still under the influence of Standard pricing, there are still a lot of hidden gems in the set. In this article, I’m going to focus on the lesser-known cards and the casual stars. You know about what Copperline Gorge and Darkslick Shores go for, but I’m sure you’ll come away from this with a more comprehensive knowledge of the set. If you’re looking for throw-ins or running your own bulk box, you’ll get a lot out of this.
In his first article for Quiet Speculation Ryan delves into a few spoilers from Avacyn Restored and the impact that they will have on Standard.
Corbin Hosler details his recent experience buying a collection and needs your help to finish flipping it!
The Standard format is in constant flux. This makes for a competitive, exciting format. But it also means we have less assurance that the cards we acquire will hold value. Sigmund discusses how to balance your portfolio to best endure the upcoming Standard PTQ season.