JXClaytor's picture
By: JXClaytor, Joshua Claytor
Aug 12 2022 11:01am
0
292 views


State of the Program for August 12th, 2022
 
In the News

Magic 30:  Information about Magic 30, the convention that will be the celebration of three decades of Magic: The Gathering came out today.  Of course, it's still going to be in Las Vegas, on October 28-30th, but ticket information, guests and tournaments were announced.  In addition to the tickets to Vegas, there will be a virtual offering which features both Arena and Magic Online.  You can check out that information here.  For virtual tickets, you can check that out here

Li'L Giri Saves the Day:  The exclusive Secret Lair for Magic 30 features art by kawasumi, tells heroic story through the art and flavor text of the cards.  The drop only comes in foil, and you get a copy of Peek, Greed, Curiosity, Vandalblast and Last Chance.  This is also a part of the Festival in a Box.  You can see it here


QP Expiration:  *From last week.* This has been pushed back to August 17th.

The Timeline

This is a list of things we have been promised, or we just want to see coming back. Another good source for dates and times is the calendar and the weekly blog, while the best source for known bugs is the bug blog which appears sporadically on MTGO.com. Not listed, but important: Wizards offers either one or two online MCQs each weekend, with qualifiers for limited MCQs running the days immediately prior to the MCQ.
 
Upcoming Events
Dates
Scheduled Downtimes
August 31, 2022
Constructed Leagues End
Ends August 31, 2022
Sealed Leagues End
Ends September 1, 2022
Next B&R
Unknown
New Capenna Redemption
Ends October 12, 2022



Magic Online Championship Series and other events
Complete details, including schedule, rules, and which online events qualify you for which online or paper events is here. In addition, Wizards will be offering these special formats:

Ongoing - Core Set 2020 Flashback - Keeper

August 17th - Time Spiral Remastered Flashback - Phantom
August 24th - Dominaria Flashback - Phantom

August 13 - Pauper Showcase Qualifier
August 14 - Legacy Showcase Qualifier

Magic Online Format Challenges
These are high stakes events that happen every weekend. They cost 30 Tix / 300 play points, and last a number of rounds based on participation (assume 5-8), plus a single elimination Top 8. Details, including prize payouts, are here. Start times are:

TIME (PT) SATURDAY SUNDAY
12:00 a.m.   Vintage Challenge
2:00 a.m. Pauper Challenge  
4:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge Modern Challenge
6:00 a.m. Standard Challenge Pioneer Challenge
8:00 a.m. Modern Challenge Legacy Challenge
10:00 a.m. Vintage Challenge Pauper Challenge
2:00 p.m. Pioneer Challenge Standard Challenge
 

 


 

 

Winner's Circle

The Winner's Circle is where I will recognize winners of the past events on MTGO. 

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - IPlayBadDecks - The Riddler
Saturday Modern - billsive - Temur Glimpse
Saturday Pauper - Oss-28 - Boros Metalcraft
Saturday Pioneer - 420dragon - Azorius Control
Saturday Standard - panza_quoroga - Mono Green Snow
Saturday Vintage - ReneRandrup

Sunday Legacy - ScourgeAlters - TinFin Tendrils
Sunday Modern - Elbegast - 4 Color Creativity
Sunday Pauper - HinaHara - Affinity
Sunday Pioneer - ThaisM - Bant Spirits
Sunday Standard - Mogged - Esper Midrange
Sunday Vintage - Sarlanga

Other Event Winners


Card Prices
Note: all my prices come from the fine folks at MTGOTraders.com. These are retail prices, and generally the price of the lowest priced, actively traded version. (Prices for some rare promo versions are not updated when not in stock, so I skip those.) You can get these cards at MTGOTraders.com web store, or from their bots: MTGOTradersBot(#) (they have bots 1-10), CardCaddy and CardWareHouse, or sell cards to MTGOTradersBuyBot(#) (they have buybots 1-4). I have bought cards from MTGOTraders for a decade and a half now, and have never been overcharged or disappointed.

Most prices were done Thursday night.  The rest were done Friday Morning.
 
Standard Staples: Nothing much going on here.  I doubt we'll see much action on this list until rotation in a few weeks. 

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Den of the Bugbear $55.38 $48.28 $7.10 14.71%
Hall of the Storm Giants $13.89 $18.58 -$4.69 -25.24%
Treasure Vault $3.67 $5.00 -$1.33 -26.60%
Hive of the Eye Tyrant $9.44 $9.42 $0.02 0.21%
Lair of the Hydra $6.89 $6.37 $0.52 8.16%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $8.67 $6.66 $2.01 30.18%
Werewolf Pack Leader $7.21 $7.47 -$0.26 -3.48%
Blightstep Pathway $14.54 $11.95 $2.59 21.67%
Goldspan Dragon $4.17 $5.41 -$1.24 -22.92%
Hengegate Pathway $13.69 $17.13 -$3.44 -20.09%
The Meathook Massacre $13.33 $13.73 -$0.40 -2.91%
Memory Deluge $8.63 $10.17 -$1.54 -15.14%
Haunted Ridge $20.07 $19.57 $0.50 2.55%
Graveyard Trespasser $58.47 $49.37 $9.10 18.43%
Brutal Cathar $11.29 $10.27 $1.02 9.93%
Deserted Beach $7.22 $6.01 $1.21 20.13%
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar $9.33 $6.70 $2.63 39.25%
Boseiju, Who Endures $54.90 $48.77 $6.13 12.57%
Hidetsugu Consumes All $5.05 $5.00 $0.05 1.00%
March of Otherworldly Light $6.40 $5.41 $0.99 18.30%
Otawara, Soaring City $12.75 $13.17 -$0.42 -3.19%
The Wandering Emperor $54.99 $58.91 -$3.92 -6.65%
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $42.06 $30.56 $11.50 37.63%
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary $11.06 $14.15 -$3.09 -21.84%
Ledger Shredder $40.18 $36.98 $3.20 8.65%
Unlicensed Hearse $39.39 $40.77 -$1.38 -3.38%
Prismari Command $12.52 $7.07 $5.45 77.09%
Witherbloom Command $13.01 $15.26 -$2.25 -14.74%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $11.27 $10.22 $1.05 10.27%
Cultivator Colossus $11.16 $13.66 -$2.50 -18.30%
Stormcarved Coast $8.43 $8.82 -$0.39 -4.42%
Skyclave Apparition $6.97 $6.91 $0.06 0.87%
Shatterskull Smashing $11.30 $10.08 $1.22 12.10%
Roiling Vortex $13.68 $16.10 -$2.42 -15.03%
Agadeem's Awakening $6.38 $6.20 $0.18 2.90%
Turntimber Symbiosis $7.10 $7.90 -$0.80 -10.13%
Riverglide Pathway $7.47 $5.96 $1.51 25.34%
Modern Staples:

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $13.89 $13.79 $0.10 1%
Steelshaper's Gift $9.55 $8.24 $1.31 16%
Cavern of Souls $11.21 $11.99 -$0.78 -7%
Mishra's Bauble $23.17 $23.11 $0.06 0%
Magus of the Moon $8.01 $8.27 -$0.26 -3%
Liliana of the Veil $9.47 $11.93 -$2.46 -21%
Polluted Delta $9.98 $7.68 $2.30 30%
Wooded Foothills $5.25 $5.59 -$0.34 -6%
Flooded Strand $7.08 $7.56 -$0.48 -6%
Bloodstained Mire $6.76 $4.77 $1.99 42%
Windswept Heath $5.10 $7.04 -$1.94 -28%
Thoughtseize $12.21 $14.77 -$2.56 -17%
Force of Negation $18.01 $18.88 -$0.87 -5%
Wrenn and Six $37.02 $38.50 -$1.48 -4%
Prismatic Vista $5.10 $5.19 -$0.09 -2%
Sunbaked Canyon $13.25 $13.74 -$0.49 -4%
Seasoned Pyromancer $9.46 $9.60 -$0.14 -1%
Force of Vigor $38.71 $44.24 -$5.53 -13%
Flusterstorm $30.91 $31.23 -$0.32 -1%
Archmage's Charm $6.06 $7.48 -$1.42 -19%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $9.10 $10.98 -$1.88 -17%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $5.54 $5.08 $0.46 9%
Archon of Cruelty $14.65 $18.51 -$3.86 -21%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $37.15 $35.90 $1.25 3%
Urza's Saga $47.81 $56.81 -$9.00 -16%
Solitude $54.03 $49.95 $4.08 8%
Endurance $92.06 $80.21 $11.85 15%
Grief $17.49 $16.25 $1.24 8%
Murktide Regent $20.46 $20.79 -$0.33 -2%
Fury $25.32 $20.46 $4.86 24%
Esper Sentinel $6.92 $8.10 -$1.18 -15%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $7.33 $6.64 $0.69 10%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $8.74 $8.73 $0.01 0%
Subtlety $16.45 $12.76 $3.69 29%
Chalice of the Void $20.92 $18.06 $2.86 16%
Puresteel Paladin $5.53 $5.20 $0.33 6%
Ensnaring Bridge $7.15 $6.67 $0.48 7%
Teferi, Time Raveler $22.46 $24.41 -$1.95 -8%
Gemstone Mine $6.73 $7.97 -$1.24 -16%
Scalding Tarn $5.59 $5.03 $0.56 11%
Verdant Catacombs $3.16 $2.41 $0.75 31%
Misty Rainforest $5.71 $6.65 -$0.94 -14%
Arid Mesa $3.07 $2.50 $0.57 23%
Marsh Flats $1.47 $1.38 $0.09 7%
Eternal Staples

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Displacer Kitten $40.81 $45.14 ($4.33) -10%
Hullbreacher $21.36 $22.29 ($0.93) -4%
Opposition Agent $25.61 $24.98 $0.63 3%
Jeweled Lotus $26.72 $30.38 ($3.66) -12%
City of Traitors $13.91 $12.48 $1.43 11%
Sphere of Resistance $5.33 $5.13 $0.20 4%
Allosaurus Shepherd $8.40 $9.37 ($0.97) -10%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $21.39 $20.29 $1.10 5%
Helm of Obedience $18.72 $19.26 ($0.54) -3%
Force of Will $54.43 $60.90 ($6.47) -11%
Karakas $8.19 $8.86 ($0.67) -8%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $15.95 $17.68 ($1.73) -10%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $6.31 $6.42 ($0.11) -2%
Enlightened Tutor $7.92 $7.61 $0.31 4%
Unmask $16.66 $15.09 $1.57 10%
Misdirection $13.70 $13.70 $0.00 0%
Rishadan Port $11.74 $12.34 ($0.60) -5%
Snuff Out $15.56 $17.06 ($1.50) -9%
Submerge $6.92 $7.01 ($0.09) -1%
Daze $7.96 $8.48 ($0.52) -6%
Entomb $7.02 $6.45 $0.57 9%
Retrofitter Foundry $8.38 $8.16 $0.22 3%
Recruiter of the Guard $15.39 $13.95 $1.44 10%
Mox Diamond $32.78 $32.69 $0.09 0%
Wasteland $24.06 $25.15 ($1.09) -4%
Ancient Tomb $18.37 $16.35 $2.02 12%
Lotus Petal $38.74 $31.96 $6.78 21%
Grindstone $7.61 $7.91 ($0.30) -4%
Grim Monolith $12.63 $13.03 ($0.40) -3%
Goblin Welder $5.17 $5.29 ($0.12) -2%
Meltdown $42.07 $48.96 ($6.89) -14%
Exploration $16.75 $18.01 ($1.26) -7%
Gaea's Cradle $25.04 $25.35 ($0.31) -1%
Carpet of Flowers $17.34 $21.19 ($3.85) -18%
Gilded Drake $12.22 $11.60 $0.62 5%
Show and Tell $8.17 $7.93 $0.24 3%
Black Lotus $11.23 $10.12 $1.11 11%
Volcanic Island $7.51 $8.24 ($0.73) -9%
Underground Sea $8.30 $8.19 $0.11 1%
Null Rod $9.60 $9.73 ($0.13) -1%
Doomsday $20.97 $24.44 ($3.47) -14%
Paradigm Shift $11.10 $10.97 $0.13 1%
Pioneer Staples
Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Collected Company $15.52 $14.44 $1.08 7%
Brazen Borrower $33.03 $33.51 ($0.48) -1%
Bonecrusher Giant $10.52 $11.68 ($1.16) -10%
Castle Locthwain $5.71 $5.89 ($0.18) -3%
Emrakul, the Promised End $6.87 $6.71 $0.16 2%
Arclight Phoenix $8.17 $8.29 ($0.12) -1%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $11.29 $10.43 $0.86 8%
Spirebluff Canal $13.02 $11.36 $1.66 15%
Inspiring Vantage $5.46 $5.84 ($0.38) -7%
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord $5.24 $5.18 $0.06 1%
Lotus Field $7.95 $7.21 $0.74 10%
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $10.66 $11.74 ($1.08) -9%
Cavalier of Thorns $40.36 $35.29 $5.07 14%
Leyline of the Void $4.65 $5.89 ($1.24) -21%
Leyline of Sanctity $5.29 $5.63 ($0.34) -6%
Rest in Peace $7.54 $3.98 $3.56 89%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $6.50 $6.58 ($0.08) -1%
Karn, the Great Creator $43.34 $27.85 $15.49 56%
Finale of Devastation $8.23 $7.81 $0.42 5%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $32.72 $34.24 ($1.52) -4%
Standard Legal Sets: This table tracks the cost of a single copy of every card in each Standard legal set, plus Treasure Chests and the current booster pack. I’ll keep tracking these because they are interesting (at least to me).  This is being kept as a small tribute to Pete!

Complete Set Price Last Time Change % Change
Forgotten Realms $135.64 $132.15 $3.49 3%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $84.90 $84.65 $0.25 0%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $195.13 $177.75 $17.38 10%
Kaldheim $92.54 $90.34 $2.20 2%
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty $191.85 $177.51 $14.34 8%
Streets of New Capenna $118.80 $121.66 ($2.86) -2%
Streets of New Capenna Booster $2.68 $2.90 ($0.22) -8%
Strixhaven: School of Mages $55.22 $51.50 $3.72 7%
Treasure Chest $2.31 $2.36 ($0.05) -2%
Zendikar Rising $131.57 $133.18 ($1.61) -1%


The Good Stuff
The following is a list of all the non-foil, non-promo cards on MTGO that retail for more than $25 per card. These are the big ticket items in the world of MTGO.  The list is interesting, at the least. This is interesting to me because a lot of these cards have been reprinted more than once, and they are still commanding a high price. 

Black Lotus 1E Rare 253.08
Mox Jet 1E Rare 128.01
Karakas UBT Mythic 116.74
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 115.43
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 114.62
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 113.6
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 104.08
Endurance MH2 Mythic 92.06
Time Walk 1E Rare 87.14
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 85.95
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 74.52
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 67.83
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 67.45
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 62.96
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 61.21
Graveyard Trespasser MID Rare 58.47
Den of the Bugbear AFR Rare 55.38
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 55
The Wandering Emperor NEO Mythic 54.99
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare 54.9
Force of Will MED Rare 54.43
Solitude MH2 Mythic 54.03
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 53.94
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 53.47
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 53.2
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 50.14
Aether Gale C14 Rare 49.49
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 47.81
Ancient Copper Dragon CLB Mythic 47.35
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 46.25
Karn, the Great Creator WAR Rare 43.34
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 43.03
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 43.01
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 43.01
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 42.58
Meltdown UZ Uncommon 42.07
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker NEO Rare 42.06
Wrenn and Six 2X2 Mythic 41.4
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 41.13
Displacer Kitten CLB Rare 40.81
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 40.76
Cavalier of Thorns M20 Mythic 40.36
Ledger Shredder SNC Rare 40.18
Unlicensed Hearse SNC Rare 39.39
Lotus Petal TE Common 38.74
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare 38.71
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 37.15
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 37.02
Lotus Petal TPR Uncommon 35.49
Lotus Petal MS2 Bonus 35.38
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 35.28
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 34.26
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 33.11
Brazen Borrower ELD Mythic 33.03
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 32.99
Timetwister 1E Rare 32.93
Mox Diamond ST Rare 32.78
Omnath, Locus of Creation ZNR Mythic 32.72
Scalding Tarn ZNE Mythic 32.29
Reanimate UBT Mythic 32.28
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 32.07
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 31.6
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 31.32
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare 30.91
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 30.7
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 30.64
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 30.46
Chalice of the Void TSR Bonus 30
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 29.99
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic 29.53
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 29.45
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 28.73
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 28.6
Polluted Delta ZNE Mythic 28.48
Cleansing Screech PZ2 Common 28.4
Force of Will EMA Mythic 27.6
Life from the Loam UBT Mythic 27.31
Seeds of Innocence MI Rare 27.25
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 27.19
Force of Will VMA Rare 27.14
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre UBT Mythic 26.88
Thoughtseize TSR Bonus 26.73
Jeweled Lotus CMR Mythic 26.72
Mishra's Bauble IMA Uncommon 25.82
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon MS4 Mythic 25.77
Opposition Agent CMR Rare 25.61
Polluted Delta EXP Mythic 25.47
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 25.34
Fury MH2 Mythic 25.32
Anje's Ravager C19 Rare 25.05
Gaea's Cradle UZ Rare 25.04
The big number is the retail price of a playset (4 copies) of every card available on MTGO. Assuming you bought the least expensive versions available, the cost of owning a playset of every card on MTGO is approximately a number that I cannot figure out still. I have actually asked Pete to do this for me, because Open Office is weird, and I have no idea what I am doing, and I am pretty close to just being a dog in a labcoat.
 
In Closing

Since I sold my account, I have been focused on setting up the surprises that I got for Cassius I got the last bit of it on on Wednesday, and I am really looking forward to the mood booster that I will get when he gets here later on tonight.   I need it!

Also I haven't touched a game of Pauper, Premodern, Penny Dreadful or Tribal Wars in weeks, and that makes me understand that ADHD does a number to me, because I get fixated on a thing, do it for a few weeks and then drop it. 

Not looking good for the bass guitar in my room right now, history is not kind to you! 

This series is an ongoing tribute to Erik “Hamtastic” Friborg.