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Sam Stoddard joins us today to discuss the issue of diminishing accessibility in the Eternal community.  Sam is the author of the well-known Fearless Magical Inventory, and has made multiple appearances on the Pro Tour.  He hosts the In Contention Podcast and has written for many Magic the Gathering sites...

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Hey everyone, my name is Noah Whinston. For those who don’t know me, I’m very involved with Magic strategy content.  I’m a paid writer for tcgplayer.com, a podcaster for blackborder.com and I maintain one of many Magic blogs at Tends Towards Infinity.  There, I do something that I haven’t...

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This past weekend brought us the first major Magic tournament of the new decade, and what a tournament it was.  Over 300 people made their way to sunny Los Angeles, California for their chance to win a spot at the Star City Games Invitational and a big pile of...

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Courtesy of reader Matthias, fresh from Germany, is this off-the-wall combo deck.  It uses mana acceleration and Lim-Dul's Vault to fire off a Show and Tell and dump Dream Halls into play.  Using any colored card in your hand, you cast Conflux for free, tutoring up 2 Cruel Ultimatums...

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PTQ": Main Deck 4 Arid Mesa2 Blood Crypt1 Gemstone Caverns2 Ghitu Encampment1 Godless Shrine4 Grove of the Burnwillows4 Marsh Flats1 Mountain1 Plains1 Sacred Foundry1 Swamp 3 Countryside Crusher4 Dark Confidant3 Simian Spirit Guide 4 Bloodchief Ascension3 Burst Lightning4 Isochron Scepter4 Lightning Bolt4 Lightning Helix3 Path to Exile4 Punishing Fire2...

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I'm just getting this now - apparently Adrian Sullivan top 8'ed with a deck featuring Bloodchief Ascension and Isochron Scepter, and copious amounts of burn.  Apparently, Bloodchief punishes players for untapping their Shock Lands, which seems utterly amazing in Extended these days.  I'm still waiting for full confirmation, and...

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I'd like to thank all of my readers for their time, attention, feedback, and praise of this site in 2009!  2010 will mark the first full year of Quiet Speculation's existence, and I can assure you it will be filled with all kinds of incredible surprises!  Worldwake spoilers are...

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Hi folks, this is Russell from Gwafa’s Bazaar with a guest spot for all you fine readers of Quiet Speculation. As Magic’s biggest ever year draws to a close, it’s time to look back and see what we’ve learned along the way. For card speculators, that means reviewing surprise...

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Hi folks, this is Russell from Gwafa’s Bazaar with a guest spot for all you fine readers of Quiet Speculation. As Magic’s biggest ever year draws to a close, it’s time to look back and see what we’ve learned along the way. For card speculators, that means reviewing surprise...

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Sphinx of the Steel Wind, Standard's analogue to Akroma and the hardest-hitting artifact creature in the format, just doubled on MTGO.  It seems that lots of dealers online are also selling out, and ebay is low in supply as well.  We've got a third-set Mythic on our hands here,...

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