What are cycles? What do they teach us about Magic design? Paul looks at various kinds of cycles, how they shape the sets they’re in, and their impact on Magic.
Do classical authors show up in Magic flavor text? Francesco explores some quotations from Ancient Greek works that have appeared on Magic cards.
On older cards, Sig has observed how a single vendor’s actions can be the catalyst for price shifts. Today he looks at the recent history and makes predictions for corrections to come.
Not everyone has the bankroll to engage in transactions with duals and Power. Today Sig considers some specific strategies for grinding value while on a budget.
Some seemingly random commons and uncommons from Magic‘s first two sets are priced surprisingly high. Sig discusses what they are and why they’re holding value.
Cards tend to break down into “tiers” of value, based on the formats they’re played in. Brian explains how this theory can inform potential picks in the Old School format.
A card like Black Knight might not seem exciting, but if it’s an Alpha copy it will still hold value. Brian considers what we may be missing in the earlier sets of the game.
FNM promos are dead; long live FNM promos. Mike’s produced the comprehensive breakdown of every FNM promo ever printed. Check it out!
Jason Alt discusses the thorny difference between speculation and plain old making money, before covering the decks and tournaments from the weekend.