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Drafting for Value

Apr 21 // by SaffronOlive

Limited is fun, but it can also be very expensive. @SaffronOlive give you some tips for drafting in a value conscious manner.


Risk Management: Modern Masters 2015

Apr 17 // by SaffronOlive

Since saving money is just as good as making money, SaffronOlive discusses risk management with Modern Masters 2015 on the horizon.

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Budget Magic: $97 (22 tix) Modern Infinite Pili-Pala

Apr 15 // by SaffronOlive

In this weeks Budget Magic @SaffronOlive runs through some matches with an combo deck build around Pili-Pala and Grand Architect.


Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir: By the Numbers

Apr 12 // by SaffronOlive

What decks and cards performed well? Which ones faltered? @SaffronOlive breaks down the number on #PTDTK.


Quantifying a Pro Tour Top 8's Effect on Prices

Apr 10 // by SaffronOlive

In preparation for #PTDTK, SaffronOlive figures out how much value a card can gain from making the Top 8.


MTGO Finance for the Paper Financier: Speculation and Redemption

Apr 08 // by SaffronOlive

Playing Magic Online isn't for everyone, but @SaffronOlive explains the MTG finance benefits of MTGO for paper financiers.

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Budget Magic: $45 (7 tix) Modern Restore Balance

Apr 07 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive takes you through some matches with Restore Balance, perhaps the cheapest deck in Modern.


Good Specs, Bad Specs, and "The Process"

Apr 04 // by SaffronOlive

How do you judge the success of your purchases? How do you decide what cards to buy? @SaffronOlive has some ideas.


Week One: Dragons of Tarkir By the Numbers

Mar 31 // by SaffronOlive

This weekend was the first chance for DTK to shine in Standard. What saw play? What didn't? @SaffronOlive breaks it down.


Breaking Down the Complete List of Intro Pack Foils

Mar 27 // by SaffronOlive

Are Intro Pack foils worth buying? SaffronOlive investigates the complete list of Intro Pack foils.


The Multiple Rotations of Dragons of Tarkir

Mar 24 // by SaffronOlive

Dragons of Tarkir is unique in several ways. @SaffronOlive talks about why surviving two Standard rotations might be the most important.


The Expected Value of Dragons of Tarkir

Mar 21 // by SaffronOlive

How much value can you expect in a DTK box? @SaffronOlive breaks it down. Warning: not for the faint of heart.


Promo-tacular: Strange, Large and Rare Part 2

Mar 18 // by SaffronOlive

Did you wake up this morning wishing you could read 4,000 words on promos? If so, @SaffronOlive has you covered.

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How Many Legends Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

Mar 14 // by SaffronOlive

How many legendary creatures can you play in your deck? @SaffronOlive digs through history to find out.


Pricing Mythics: Data, Dragons, and Tiers

Mar 12 // by SaffronOlive

Ever wondered about the price of mythics? @SaffronOlive gives you the data, and then applies it to Dragons of Tarkir.


Strange, Large, and Rare: Promos and Oddities Part 1

Mar 10 // by SaffronOlive

Not all Magic cards come from boosters. @SaffronOlive delves into the world of promos, precons, and oddities.


Something Old, Something New, and the new Sarkhan

Mar 06 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive catches you up on the latest Dragons of Tarkir news, including the new planeswalker Sarkhan Unbroken.


Dragons of Tarkir Spoilers In-depth: Ojutai's Command, Kolaghan, Narset

Mar 04 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive discusses Ojutai's Command, the new Narset and Kolaghan, and everything else spoiler related.


Undervalued Pre-Sale Cards, and DTK Spoilers!!!

Mar 02 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses four groups of cards that are undervalued during pre-sale, and talks day one of DTK spoilers.


Seven Dragons to Watch

Feb 27 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses seven dragons that could benefit from Dragons of Tarkir hype.


Buyouts, Scarcity, and Potatoes

Feb 24 // by SaffronOlive

With buyouts being all the rage, SaffronOlive discusses real and artificial scarcity and how to protect yourself from buying $200 Meriekes

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Collection Buying 102: More Rules

Feb 21 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive brings you part two of his collection buying series with the help of an actual collection.


A Matter of Timing, Rotation, and Redemption

Feb 18 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive discusses the accelerated set release schedule, rotation, and Magic Online redemption.

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Collection Buying 101: Where to Find Collections & Rules

Feb 14 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive digs into the art of collection buying with tips and tricks, and many first hand stories!


Pro Tour Fate Reforged: By the Numbers

Feb 10 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive breaks down the decks and cards of Pro Tour Fate Reforged by the numbers.


Pro Tour Fate Reforged Winners and Losers

Feb 08 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive lists his initial winners and losers from Pro Tour Fate Reforged.


Pro Tour Fate Reforged: Day One Round-by-Round

Feb 07 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive gives a round-by-round breakdown of Day One of Pro Tour Fate Reforged.


Pro Tour Fate Reforged Preview: Ten Decks, Ten Cards

Feb 05 // by SaffronOlive

Ten decks and ten cards to look out for at #PTFRF


Lessons Learned from 45 Crucible of the Spirit Dragons

Feb 02 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive went deep on 45 Crucible of the Spirit Dragons. Here's what he thinks he did right... and wrong.


Tiny Leaders: Introduction

Jan 30 // by SaffronOlive

Tiny Leaders is the hot new format on the block. SaffronOlive walks you through Tiny Leaders and its financial implications.