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Weekly Update (Aug 28): Fiery Temper Promo

November FNM Promo: Fiery Temper


Fiery Temper is November's FNM promo.Read more

Budget Magic: $91 (29 tix) Standard Naya Evolution


Looking to go infinite in Eldritch Moon Standard? This week's deck, built around Eldritch Evolution, has two different game-winning combos!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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I wish I was joking, but the biggest finance news of the week is the buyout of Springjack Shepherd. The uncommon from Eventide jumped a massive 421% from just above bulk to nearly $3.50. We are used to seeing these buyouts with Reserved List cards in Legacy, but not with random, casual, Modern-legal uncommons. While people haven't really started buying at the new price point (TCGplayer market price is about $1), buylist prices have started to increase. The price of Springjack Shepherd will continue to drop, but not to where it was before. Hopefully this is an outlier and not the start of weird Modern buyouts.

Speaking of casual play, the prices of reprints from Conspiracy: Take the Crown have been crushed. I ran the numbers a couple days ago, and every (non-bulk) reprint was down between 50% and 80% from a couple months ago. While I still think some of the chase mythics like Berserk and Show and Tell may have more to lose, it's probably safe to start picking up low-end Commander/casual rares. Sure, some may go from $0.80 to $0.50, but is saving $0.30 really worth waiting?

Finally, on a more competitive note, Engineered Explosives jumped between 50% and 90% this week to between $40 and $50 (depending on the version). While the relationship between Magic Online prices and paper prices is extremely complicated, it is worth keeping track of outliers because they often do mean something. In this case, Engineered Explosives was 8 tix in March and over the past five months climbed all the way to 42 tix. Meanwhile in the paper world, Engineered Explosives was relatively stagnant, staying in the $20 to $26 range. While differing levels of supply means you shouldn't just buy any card that's way more expensive on Magic Online (*cough*Rishadan Port*cough*), Magic Online is a good way to judge demand. When you see a Modern staple like Engineered Explosives increase 500% in a short period of time, it's worth exploring further. At this point, Engineered Explosives is on the list of most expensive Modern cards and is quickly moving up the "we need a reprint" ladder.

Conspiracy: Take the Crown — Box Opening

Conspiracy Can Be Our Salvation, If We Let It

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It's release day for Conspiracy: Take the Crown, which means it's time to crack open a box! Read more

Conspiracy 2 is the reprint set we've been requesting for years. Let's enjoy it and try not to kill it off before we get a Conspiracy 3. Read more

Much Abrew About Nothing: Enchantress (Legacy)

Playing Pauper: Midnight Presence

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Can we make enough mana and draw enough cards to win some games with Legacy Enchantress? Let's see! Read more

Check out Pauper's Green-White infinite creature combo deck! Read more

Against the Odds: Deploy the Gatewatch

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What are the odds of winning with a Standard version of Ultimate Super Friends built around Deploy the Gatewatch? Let's see!Read more

This Week in Legacy: Recruiter of the Guard and Sanctum Prelate

Tribal Cards in Eldritch Moon Draft

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Sean describes the huge changes Legacy is soon to see thanks to Conspiracy 2! Read more

How many tribal cards can you expect to see for each tribe in Eldritch Moon draft? Read more

Vintage 101: Conspiracy Theory

Commander Review: Conspiracy 2

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Islandswamp theorizes about the new Conspiracy cards that will rock Vintage! Read more

Spoiler alert: Conspiracy 2 is amazing for Commander! WOW! Read more

Commander Clash S2 Episode 3: Time Spiral

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The crew builds decks around the commanders from the Time Spiral set!Read more

Smells like Bant Spirit (Bant Spirits, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 083: Conspiracy: Take the Crown Reactions—Reprints and Legacy

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Do Spirits have what it takes to compete in Modern with the help of Collected Company? Read more

The crew discusses Conspiracy: Take the Crown spoilers with reprints and Legacy in mind. Read more

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