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Are the Pioneer Challenger Decks Worth Buying?

Are the Pioneer Challenger Decks worth buying? How close are they to legitimate tier options? Which one is the best? Let's discuss.

Sep 12 | by SaffronOlive
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Thanks to Modern Horizons, Modern Is More Expensive Than Ever

The price of building a competitive Modern deck is at an all-time high, and this time, reprints aren't the solution. Here's why, and how Wizards can easily fix the problem.

Aug 15 | by SaffronOlive
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Collecting Jumpstart: Historic Horizons: MTG Arena Wildcard Tier List

MTG Arena is expensive. Wildcards are finite. Jumpstart: Historic Anthologies is huge. This makes prioritizing where you spend your wildcards essential. Here's SaffronOlive's tier list for crafting the set.

Aug 8 | by SaffronOlive
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Ranking the Secret Lair All-Natural, Totally Refreshing Superdrop

We've got a ton of new Secret Lair drops for sale with the annual summer superdrop. Which are worth it? Which aren't? Let's rank them and find out!

Jun 27 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Modern Horizons 2

The expected value of Modern Horizons 2 is currently off the charts! Let's discuss it and answer some important questions!

Jun 10 | by SaffronOlive
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Strixhaven: Arena's Most Expensive Set

Strixhaven is breaking records on Magic Arena, but not in a good way.

Apr 25 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Time Spiral Remastered

How much value should you expect to open from a box of Time Spiral Remastered? Let's find out!

Mar 11 | by SaffronOlive
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So You Need a Reserved List Card...

The prices of cards on the Reserved List are spiraling out of control. What can you do if you need a Reserved List card to complete your Commander deck? Here's a few ideas.

Feb 14 | by SaffronOlive
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How Much Would It Cost to Buy One of Every Magic: the Gathering Card Printed in 2020?

The year 2020 has record-breaking for Magic, with more products and card versions than ever before. How much would it cost to own it all? Let's find out!

Dec 8 | by SaffronOlive
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Arena's Economy Is a Mess, Especially for Supplemental Products like Kaladesh Remastered

Despite its free-to-play option, Arena has proven itself to be—by far—the most expensive way to play Magic, and doubly so when it comes to Historic-focused supplemental products like Kaladesh Remastered.

Nov 22 | by SaffronOlive
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The Reserved List: Its History, Its Future, and the "Foil Loophole"

The prices of Reserved List cards players need to play Commander are getting out of control. Thankfully, history shows the list can change, and there might be an easy loophole to allow Reserved List reprints.

Aug 24 | by SaffronOlive
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Amonkhet Remastered Crafting and Rare Drafting Guide

Amonkhet Remastered releases today on Magic Arena. Which cards from the set do you actually need to play Historic and (eventually) Pioneer? Seth gives you his list, color by color.

Aug 13 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Double Masters and VIP Boosters

How much value should you expect to open in a Double Masters box or a VIP Booster? Let's discuss!

Aug 7 | by SaffronOlive
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Double Masters *Is* For You, Whether You Buy a Box or Not

Double Masters is the reprint set the community has been asking for. Here is how it benefits you whether yours a whale who buys a $300 box or a minnow looking for cheap staples.

Jun 1 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Ikoria

Ikoria is finally being released in paper, but how much value should you expect to open from your booster box? Let's delve into the numbers and find out!

May 18 | by SaffronOlive
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Are Secret Lairs Worth It?

Secret Lairs seem here to stay, which means it's time to delve deep into their current and future value and see if they are worth picking up, from a player's perspective.

Mar 2 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Core Set 2020

How much value should you expect from your Core Set 2020 box? Let's break it down!

Jul 8 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Modern Horizons

How much value should you expect to open from a Modern Horizons booster box? Let's break it down!

Jun 10 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Ravnica Allegiance

How much value should you expect from a box of Ravnica Allegiance? Let's discuss!

Jan 21 | by SaffronOlive
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How Much Is Ultimate Masters Helping Modern Prices?

Ultimate Masters has a lot of sweet cards, but is the set actually making Modern cheaper?

Dec 10 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Ultimate Masters

How much value should you expect to open from a box of Ultimate Masters? Let's discuss!

Nov 26 | by SaffronOlive
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Winter Is Coming: Preparing for Ravnica Allegiance

Ravnica Allegiance is right around the corner. What cards should we be buying now for our future Standard format?

Oct 29 | by SaffronOlive
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The Expected Value of Guilds of Ravnica

How much value should you expect to open from a box of Guilds of Ravnica? Let's find out!

Oct 1 | by SaffronOlive
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How Much Will the Shock Land Reprinting Help Modern?

Shock lands are back in Guilds of Ravnica, but how much does this actually help to reduce the cost of Modern?

Sep 10 | by SaffronOlive
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Reprinting Modern Staples in Standard Sets

Which expensive Modern cards are safe for reprinting in Standard? Let's break it down!

Sep 3 | by SaffronOlive
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Preparing for Rotation: Rotation Finance

We're nearing the next Standard rotation. What does this mean for your collection? Let's discuss!

Jul 16 | by SaffronOlive
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Contract From Below: Promissory Estoppel and the Reserved List

This is the first in a six-part series in which Scott Peitzer, an attorney and Legacy player, analyzes the legal issues if Wizards were to abolish the Reserved List.

Jul 13 | by Scott Peitzer
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The Expected Value of Core Set 2019

How much value should you expect to open in a box of Core Set 2019? Let's find out!

Jul 8 | by SaffronOlive
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Buying Battlebond: The Conspiracy Model

Battlebond has a ton of sweet reprints and spicy new cards, but when is the best time to buy them? Let's discuss!

May 28 | by SaffronOlive
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Understanding Buyouts and Price Spikes

How do buyouts and price spikes actually work, and what do the crazy prices really mean? Let's discuss!

May 7 | by SaffronOlive

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