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Weekly Update (Mar 14): EV of Time Spiral Remastered



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!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


Selective Memory Liliana of the Veil Chromatic Orrery

This week the biggest winner is one of the least useful looking cards in the history of Magic: Selective Memory. The Worldwake rare jumped over 1000% from bulk to $6. In general, exiling all non-land cards from your library is a negative rather than a positive, which means Selective Memory doesn't see much play in any format, although in theory it can be a combo piece in an all MDFC landless deck looking to win with something like Thassa's Oracle or Goblin Charbelcher. My guess is that the buyout is mostly speculative. Cards with unique effects like Selective Memory are always one set away from suddenly becoming a combo piece and being in-demand. Over the short term it looks likely to trend back down, but it wouldn't be shocking if eventually the right card comes along to make Selective Memory into a legitimate playable card.

Meanwhile, Liliana of the Veil is slowly ticking up in price again with the Innistrad version leading the way this week, increasing 11% to $80. There are a few reasons for this increased. For one thing traditional (non-Lurrus of the Dream-Den) Jund is on the rise in post-banning Modern. It's also been over two years since Liliana of the Veil was last reprinted in Ultimate Masters, which means new, cheap supply is drying up. With vaccinations speeding up, there's also a glimmer of hope that paper tournaments will return sometime this year, which would be a boon for paper Modern cards. However, perhaps the most surprising reason for Liliana of the Veil's rise is Commander demand. In general Liliana of the Veil isn't played in Commander, but there are two exceptions: Tergrid, God of Fright decks and Tinybones, Trinket Thief decks, where Liliana of the Veil offers a cheap way to make everyone discard. Both of these commanders are relatively new, which probably means Commander players are picking up the Modern all-star for the first time, opening up a new market for Liliana's services and increasing the price. One word of warning: the more expensive Liliana of the Veil gets, the more likely it is to be reprinted again. If you're thinking of splurging on a copy, keep in mind that the planeswalker could show up in any Masters set and drop back down near $50.

Finally, in the world of Commander, Chromatic Orrery (planeswalker stamp) increased 13% on the week to just under $17. We've reached the point where Core Set 2021 isn't actively being opened anymore, which means it's time for some of the best Commander cards in the set to start increasing in price. It's also worth keeping an eye on Mangara, the Diplomat. Remember when The Great Henge (planeswalker stamp) hit $60 a couple of months ago? Well, Mangara, the Diplomat sees just as much Commander play as The Great Henge (planeswalker stamp), both showing up in 10% of decks according to EDHRec, both are mythics, and Mangara, the Diplomat likely has less supply since Core Set 2021 is a less popular set than Throne of Eldraine. It's also up from $7 to $9 over the last couple of months, a trend that is probably likely to continue until it is eventually reprinted. Over the next few months as we creep towards rotation, keep an eye on Commander staples from rotating sets. It might be your last, best chance to pick them up on the cheap (until they are reprinted at least).

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Against the Odds: Tibalt Tribal (Modern)


What are the odds of winning in Modern with a deck playing the full four copies of every Tibalt in existence? Let's find out!Read more

Single Scoop: Gideon and Friends (Historic, Magic Arena)

This Week in Legacy: New Legacy, New Spice

With how aggressive Best of One is, its always fun building different ways to control the aggression. This episode we do Boros! Read more

Joe Dyer digs into some sweet sweet spice in the new era of Legacy! Read more

Get In Loser, We're Playing Dwarf Vehicles! | Depala, Pilot Exemplar | Abridged Gameplay

Vintage 101: The Curious Tale of the Cat and Breach

Depala goes vroom vroom! Read more

Joe Dyer dives into the world of Underworld Breach and Lurrus of the Dream-Den! Read more

Historic 101: Jund Control

Much Abrew: Storm Herald Surprise (Modern)

Jund isn't normally what you think of when you think of Control so TheAsianAvenger turns Historic Jund into a Control Deck! Read more

Is it finally time for Hedron Crab to go on the offensive, with the help of Storm Herald, a bunch of big auras, and a surprising transformational sideboard plan? Let's find out! Read more


Commander Clash S10 E6: TOKENS! | Akim vs. Rith vs. Ur-Dragon vs. Ardenn & Silas


The crew floods the battlefield with four different Token decks!Read more

Modern Mayhem: DiMill 3: Tokyo Drift

The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy Viewer Decks (March 7-13, 2021)

Reducing our opponent's health from 20 to 0 is boring. Reducing our opponent's libraries from 60 to 0? Now that's just good clean fun! Read more

What unique decks did viewers submit this week? Let's find out! Read more

Meme or Dream? Troll Ramp (Standard)

Podcast 319: Goblin Gaveleer: Historic's Hero

Is copying Waking the Trolls with Lithoform Engine the right way to ramp in Standard? Let's find out on Meme or Dream? Read more

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