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Weekly Update (Mar 18): MTGGoldfish Does D&D!

Collective Voyage, a D&D Adventure: Ixalan (Part 1)

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The Goldfish crew play Dungeons & Dragons with an adventure set in Ixalan!Read more

Budget Magic: $78 (18 tix) Golden Journey (Standard)

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Is Golden Guardian Standard playable, backed by Journey to Eternity and Hidden Stockpile? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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The biggest finance news this week is Masters 25, which released on Friday and the prices of a lot of the most expensive cards in the set are crashing. From a big picture perspective, the set is down about 17% in value since last week, and even that is a bit deceiving. For example, going by TCG-mid Imperial Recruiter is down 21% to about $55, but copies are being sold by multiple vendors for around $35, meaning the mythic has lost almost half of its value since last week. Typically with Masters sets, the best plan is to wait a month or two before picking up cards, but Masters 25 might hit its floor early. The EV of a box is already close to Iconic Masters, so while some cards might tick down a bit more, it's hard to see most of the playable cards dropping too much further.

Meanwhile in Standard and Modern, some of the biggest price movements seem to be based on breaking Mox Amber, with one-mana legendary creatures being hot items. In Standard, this means Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter (up 26%, but still close to bulk), and in Modern, Isamaru, Hound of Konda jumped 136% to just under $10 (although Zurgo Bellstriker hasn't moved as of yet). Whether or not the plan of playing sub-par one-drops to build a Mox is actually competitive remains to be seen; I'd probably err on the side of selling or trading away copies of Oviya and Isamaru into the hype.

Finally, Masters 25 is bringing down prices on Magic Online as well. If you're thinking of playing some drafts, you should probably just play phantom. Right now if you are winning 67% or more of your matches, playing non-phantom events makes sense from a financial perspective. Otherwise, you're better of taking the cheaper phantom option and just enjoying the draft experience rather than wasting your tix in hopes of a hard-to-open chase mythic like Jace, the Mind Sculptor.

The Expected Value of Masters 25

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How much value should you expect if you decide to crack open a box of Masters 25? Let's break it down!Read more

Much Abrew: New Perspectives (Standard)

Podcast 163: Dominaria Leaks

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Does New Perspectives combo have what it takes to compete in our current Standard format? Let's find out! Read more

The crew discuss the big batch of Dominaria leaks, including Teferi, Karn, and Jaya, along with Saga, Historic, and Legendaries. Read more

Possibility Storm: Rivals of Ixalan #7

This Week in Legacy: SCG Worcester

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

Sean runs through the recent SCG Worcester of March 3-4, looking at where the format is going and exciting tech. Read more

Against the Odds: Mono-Green Resonator (Modern)

Brewer's Minute: Hidden Treasures—Morningtide

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What are the odds of winning by doubling up triggered abilities with Strionic Resonator in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

What cards from Morningtide might have some hidden potential? Let's break it down! Read more

Rough Drafts: Masters 25

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What crazy decks can you (accidentally) build in Masters 25 draft? Let's find out!Read more

Commander Clash S4 Episode 21: Masters 25 (Animar vs. Brion vs. Darien vs. Jalira)

I'm A Wheel (Uw Taking Turns, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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We celebrate Masters 25 by building decks around the reprinted commanders! Read more

What deck does the Jace, the Mind Sculptor unbanning benefit most and why is it Taking Turns? 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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