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Weekly Update (Feb 11): Getting Started on Magic Online for $20

Team Modern Super League: Deck Voting


Want a say in what The Brew Crew plays on Team Modern Super League this week? Vote here!Read more

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

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

Budget Magic: Ghalta Gearhulk (Standard)

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Does the printing of Ghalta, Primal Hunger mean it's time for Combustible Gearhulk to shine in Standard? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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The biggest finance news of the week is the continued focus on Pauper, with Curse of Chains tripling up to over $2, Flaring Pain doubling to $1.50, and Quirion Ranger increasing 66% to about $5. At this point the biggest question regarding Pauper is what the future holds. Is it the next Tiny Leaders or the next Commander? It's hard to say for sure, although the budget aspect of the format combined with heavy community support gives Pauper a leg up compared to other "new to paper" formats. I've spent the last couple of weeks digging through my bulk to pull out Pauper staples, and if you're interested in the format, you should probably do the same.

In Modern, we continue to see the impact of Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan, with several pieces of RB Hollow One including Collective Brutality, Blackcleave Cliffs, and Hollow One itself topping the winners list, following spikes from Goblin Lore and Burning Inquiry over the past couples of weeks. While the deck seems legitimate and will likely stick around, it's still probably wise to sell into the hype of you are holding copies of any of the newly expensive cards from the deck.

Finally, keep an eye on your Deserts in Standard. Hashep Oasis nearly doubled in price this week and all of the uncommon pain Deserts are seeing heavy play. With Amonket block rotating this fall, this will likely be the peak. If you have any extras around from cracking packs or boxes, look to sell or trade them away towards cards you'll need from Dominaria and Core Set 2019.

Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan: By the Numbers

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Modern Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan is in the books, which means it's time to break down the event by the numbers!Read more

Much Abrew: UW Miracles (Modern)

Possibility Storm: Rivals of Ixalan #2

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Does the Brainstorming ability of Riverwise Augur make Miracles a possibility in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Can you find the right line to win this turn? Read more

Playing Pauper: Sultai Land Destruction

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Playing Pauper is back! Let's start our exploration of the format by blowing up our opponent's lands!Read more

Sorry We... Put Brainwash Online Instead of These Cards (Part 6)

Against the Odds: Storm the Vault (Modern)

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SPECIAL POOR PLAYER ALERT: Today we discuss all things Pauper, counting down #25-11 of the icy/muddy/gorilla era of Magic! Read more

What are the odds of winning with Storm the Vault in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

This Week in Legacy: More Events Around the Globe

Brewer's Minute: Deep Delve—Wraths

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Sean runs through some smaller events from Japan, the US, and Magic Online! Read more

Everything you wanted to know about wraths, and then some! Read more

Commander Clash S4 Episode 16: Revenge Week (Atogatog vs. Kamahl vs. Skeleton Ship vs. Tasigur)

Doing the Rite Thing (Abzan Rites, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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We bring back our favorite underperforming decks back for a shot at revenge! Read more

How will a non-budget version of Abzan Rites hold up in a competitive league? Check out the stream highlights! Read more

Podcast 158: Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan

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Seth and Richard discuss Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan and Lantern Control!Read more

Instant Deck Techs

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Each day we'll be posting a short, three minute deck tech featuring some of the coolest decks that come across the site. The most popular deck will be made into videos the following week based on your views, likes and comments in the videos. Here's this week's Instant Deck Techs:

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