Doug looks at ways to measure, count, value cards – all without having to actually count them!
Welcome to my first article in, well, a long time. My name is Stu Somers and I am mostly an Online trader. I am mostly known as “stu55” on everything from MTGO to any internet forum. I want to give you a little background on where I come from and why you should even bother […]
Last month this subject in the rotation was called the “Worth Matrix.” Herein lies approximately the same data, but I’ve decided to shift the focus away from the experimental concept of a new measuring value and toward the manipulation of the data from the actual Buy Lists that I track. [iframe https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AukC5EWiTvOpdE1fQjE4bFdmMHJ5ZE84d2tNbjhsN2c&hl=en&single=true&gid=24&range=B2%3AC3&output=html&widget=false 430px 320px] I’m […]
Whinston’s Whisdom is back for yet another week of Magic finance analysis and tips for those who want to make Magic not only a hobby, but a living as well. This week I’m diverging a bit from MTGO to talk about getting started in dealing (a topic of I’ve been looking into as of late) […]
Doug Linn teaches you how to swim with the sharks. They want you to be their chum!
Man, do I have the best idea ever for a deck with Scroll Rack. Alas, it will have to wait for another day. I don’t know if you read my website, 02drop.com, but now probably wouldn’t be the time to start. We’re on a bit of a hiatus, poised for an exciting relaunch in the […]
Welcome back to the Revenue Review, where this week we pick up the story of our “hero” (That’s me!) as I finish discussing the flurry of trades I made before the M11 Game Day. If you haven’t read the first part, you can do so here. I was still feeling a little down after the […]
This week I’m departing from the charts and graphs a bit to bring you something a little different, yet familiar. You may have read Doug Linn’s amazing guide to navigating and enjoying Columbus Ohio at the recent GP and would like to see something similar about the upcoming GP Portland on Sept 10-12th. Please then […]
Hello and welcome to another edition of The Nutt Draw. This week I’m going to expand on the chart and data that had previously been little more than tacked on to the end of my articles. I’ve always found the results interesting and useful and since I’ve received a few comments about what I thought […]
Scars of Mirrodin launches in a month (October 1st, to be specific) and it is supposed to be packed full of excellent artifacts. We know scant little about this set at this time, but we can gather a few clues, put them together and then get a good idea of what to speculate on. First, […]
What a whirlwind of a week. With school starting up again for me in just a few days, and quite a few AP Summer assignments not completed, it looks like I’ll be quite busy. But not too busy to bring you another installment of Whinston’s Whisdom, here on Quiet Speculation! While last week I talked […]
I know the last few weeks I haven’t had many trades for you guys, so last week I set out to remedy that. My plan was to hit up a Friday Night Magic with higher stakes than most. A store on the other side of town where I don’t go often was having a special […]
Reading the Runes An important skill in FoH-style acquisition, is the ability to see a decklist at a marquee event, and know the cards to pick up. At U.S. Nationals, we had a really cool field which broke into an unorthodox Top 8. Dredgevine (2x), Mythic Conscription, Naya Force, Pyromancer Ascension, RDW, Mono-effing Green Eldrazi […]