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Getting Started on Magic Online for $20 (2018 Edition)

Feb 09 // by SaffronOlive

From downloading the client to playing your first match, everything you need to know to start playing Magic Online for just $20!

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Vintage 101: Dredge-a-pa-looza!

Oct 13 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp takes a look four Dredge decks from the top 16 of the Vintage Challenge!

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Vintage 101: Vintage on a Budget!

Feb 17 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp goes over some budget Vintage decks, including one for under $100!

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Vintage 101: Sun Titans Go!

Nov 25 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp takes a look at Leovold, Emissary of Trest, Metalwork Colossus, and infinite Sun Titans in Vintage!


100 Treasure Chests Opening

Nov 18 // by SaffronOlive

Let's crack open 100 Treasure Chests and see what sweet cards we can find!


Guide to Redemption: How to Get Cheap Standard Staples

May 02 // by SaffronOlive

Have you ever wished you could get cards at buylist prices? Well, you can! Today we'll walk through the hows and whys, step-by-step!


Raising the Dead: A Guide to Legacy Reanimator

Mar 30 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp took a vacation from Vintage to play Reanimator in the new Legacy Leagues!

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Vintage 101: A Bazaar Story

Feb 12 // by Islandswamp

This week Islandswamp looks at the most polarizing deck in Vintage!

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Vintage 101: Power Nine 2K16

Feb 05 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp looks at the top decks from the fourth Power Nine Challenge Tournament!


Vintage 101: State of the Format

Jan 29 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp looks at decks beyond Workshops and Storm!

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Vintage 101: From Dark Rituals to Dark Petitions

Jan 22 // by Islandswamp

From Burning Wish to Dark Petition, Islandswamp takes a look at the history of Ritual-based combo!


Expensive Commander Cards that are Dirt Cheap Online

Jan 20 // by Tomer Abramovici

Big money Commander staples that are only a couple bucks on Magic Online!

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Vintage 101: City of Brass Man

Jan 15 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp has a Streamer Spotlight for you!


Magic History: The Dawn of Combo

Dec 25 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp takes a look at the birth of combo!


2016, the Year of Modern Flashbacks

Dec 21 // by SaffronOlive

Everything you could possibly want to know about 2016: The Year of Modern Flashbacks!

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Vintage 101: Going Rogue!

Dec 18 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp takes a look at the top decks in Vintage and the rogue decks to beat them!

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Vintage 101: Power Nine Challenge 2.0

Dec 04 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp discusses the Magic Online Power Nine Challenge results and metagame!


Magic History: Summoning Power Creep

Dec 03 // by Islandswamp

Let's take a look at how creatures have evolved since Magic's early days.

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Vintage 101: The Original Super League

Nov 27 // by Islandswamp

Islandswamp discusses the Vintage Super League and interviews Dr. Rich Shay!

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Vintage 101: Jace, Vintage Prodigy

Nov 20 // by Islandswamp

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy is great in Standard, how about in Vintage?

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Vintage 101: Grizzly Bears and Workshops

Nov 13 // by Islandswamp

Let's take a look at some non-blue Vintage decks!

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Vintage 101: Deep Blue

Nov 06 // by Islandswamp

Blue-based decks are not all the same! Let's take a deeper look at the color Blue.

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Vintage 101: Getting Started

Oct 30 // by Islandswamp

Tips and decks for getting started with Vintage on Magic Online.

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Vintage 101: Introduction

Oct 23 // by Islandswamp

An introduction to Vintage, the format full of the most powerful cards ever printed!

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The Pitfalls of an Intangible Currency

Jul 25 // by Kyle Rusciano

Kyle analyzes the upcoming Magic Online changes and shows why player participation won't increase as Wizards intends.


"Fun" Money on Magic Online

Jul 24 // by SaffronOlive

Magic Online is undergoing some significant changes. SaffronOlive shares his thoughts on the impact of Play Points.


Slowly, But Surely: the Long Term Finances of Your MTGO Deck

Apr 16 // by Drake Builta

Is your new Magic Online deck really worth the cost? Figure out just how long it will take to earn back your value.