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State of the Program for December 3rd, 2021
 
In the News

Unfinity:  The newest silver bordered set, set for April 1st, 2022, isn't going to be silver bordered!  The Retro Science Fiction Circus and Carnival set will be black borded, have collectors boostes and feature two different holograms.  One, the standard hologram will tell the play that the card is legal in Eternal formats, the acorn hologram tells players that is it not legal in Eternal formats.  If it doesn't have a security hologram, at lower rarities, it is Eternal legal. There is a showcase treatment, two different versions of basic lands, and borderless shocklands!  No mention of these cards coming to MTGO, but I imagine treasure chests will be getting Saw in Half in time! 

You can read the full document here


Crimson Vow Set Survey:  Market Points is doing a survey for Wizards of the Coast for Crimson Vow.  You can find it here

Super Qualifier:  There is a Crimson Vow Limited Super Qualifier on Friday. 

Showcase Challenges:  Saturday is a Pauper Showcase challenge and Sunday is a Legacy Showcase challenge.
 

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
December 15th, 2021
Constructed Leagues End
Ends February 9th, 2022
Sealed Leagues End
Ends February 10th, 2022
Next B&R
Unknown
Midnight Hunt Redemption
Ends February 9th, 2021
Crimson Vow Redemption

Begins December 15th, 2021

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 - Modern Horizons 2 Draft
Ongoing - The Modern Banned Gauntlet  The information article is linked, but it's basically a precon deck that features one card that has been banned at some point in Modern.  For example, Affinity has Mox Opal and Jund has Deathrite Shaman.  You can see the decklists at that link. 

December 4th Pauper Showcase Challenge
December 5th Legacy Showcase Challenge
December 11th Modern Showcase Challenge
December 12th Pioneer Showcase Challenge
 
Upcoming Events on MTGO

December 8 - Super Jump
December 22 - Another Three weeks of Vintage Cube
January 12 - Supreme Vintage Cube
January 19 - Usman Jamil's Ravnica Cube
January 26 - Innistrad Double Feature
 
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

 



Cutting Edge Tech


Standard
: This looks like one of the coolest Standard decks in some time! 


Historic:  One of my friends said that Standard wouldn't be worth playing because of all the extra turn cards.  Turns out they must of meant Historic? 


Legacy: It's nice to see a deck without Ragavan in it thriving. 


Modern: I hadn't seen a Goblin Bombardment deck come to Modern since Modern Horizons 2 was released.  I am sure I missed them and that they have been reported in the past, but I'll try to make up for that today.


Pauper:  I am finishing up the Izzet version of this is paper now, and I know Pauper is good when you can cast a Kiln Fiend


Pioneer:  Feather coming back to Pioneer is great.  I think there is room for more than one Dreadhorde Arcanist build in the format, and so far it's been dominated by Rakdos.  Heck there might even be an Izzet build!


Vintage:


 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - No Results
Saturday Modern - bigjc00 - Amulit
Saturday Pauper - _DissonanceE_ - Bogles
Saturday Pioneer - Optimis344 - Winota Aggro
Saturday Standard - Esper Control
Saturday Vintage - Vertyx_

Sunday Legacy - No Results
Sunday Modern - Diem4x - HammerTime
Sunday Pauper - Heisen01 - Jeskai Flicker
Sunday Pioneer - Kadoonyec - Hidden Strings
Sunday Standard - Lennny - Izzet Turns
Sunday Vintage - grymn

Other Event Winners

Eternal Weekend Vintage Event - CookieKid00
Eternal Weekend Vintage Event - Vivarus
Eternal Weekend Vintage Event - abethemage
Legacy PTQ - Talisker - Bant Snow
Pauper PTQ - mlovbo - Tron


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.
 
Standard Staples: A couple of cards from Crimson Vow came off the list, but that was because they were the special art versions.  The borderless Sorin the Mirthless for example was listed.  Toxrill, the Corrosive was the other one.  A lot of new cards were added to the list this week. 

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Demilich $35.31 $39.84 ($4.53) -11%
The Book of Exalted Deeds $11.16 $11.32 ($0.16) -1%
Acererak the Archlich $22.54 $23.91 ($1.37) -6%
Iymrith, Desert Doom $10.04 $9.42 $0.62 7%
Minsc, Beloved Ranger $5.17 $5.72 ($0.55) -10%
Ebondeath, Dracolich $7.95 $8.56 ($0.61) -7%
Old Gnawbone $16.48 $15.93 $0.55 3%
Den of the Bugbear $35.47 $30.05 $5.42 18%
Lolth, Spider Queen $21.32 $19.54 $1.78 9%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $14.42 $16.34 ($1.92) -12%
Inferno of the Star Mounts $8.41 $8.26 $0.15 2%
Ranger Class $8.69 $11.04 ($2.35) -21%
Hall of the Storm Giants $13.73 $14.03 ($0.30) -2%
Xanathar, Guild Kingpin $7.34 $7.06 $0.28 4%
Treasure Vault $11.87 $11.61 $0.26 2%
Valki, God of Lies $9.06 $9.46 ($0.40) -4%
Goldspan Dragon $10.34 $11.60 ($1.26) -11%
Alrund's Epiphany $15.32 $16.02 ($0.70) -4%
Arlinn, the Pack's Hope $5.24


Bloodthirsty Adversary $7.26


Moonveil Regent $6.70


Tainted Adversary $5.45


Spectral Adversary $5.15


Wrenn and Seven $35.36 $35.89 ($0.53) -1%
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned $13.88 $10.57 $3.31 31%
The Meathook Massacre $25.46 $23.30 $2.16 9%
Intrepid Adversary $24.08 $23.12 $0.96 4%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $5.75 $5.66 $0.09 2%
Memory Deluge $12.83 $12.98 ($0.15) -1%
Prismari Command $8.91 $10.79 ($1.88) -17%
Professor Onyx $7.72 $8.19 ($0.47) -6%
Velomachus Lorehold $7.03 $7.03 $0.00 0%
Beledros Witherbloom $5.00 $5.00 $0.00 0%
Mascot Exhibition $8.60 $8.37 $0.23 3%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $25.13 $18.33 $6.80 37%
Cemetery Gatekeeper $5.86 $13.34 ($7.48) -56%
Faithbound Judge $9.38 $13.21 ($3.83) -29%
Cemetery Illuminator $5.68 $5.09 $0.59 12%
Henrika Domnathi $6.11 $7.00 ($0.89) -13%
Cultivator Colossus $39.13 $43.47 ($4.34) -10%
Cemetery Prowler $4.01 $5.87 ($1.86) -32%
Manaform Hellkite $6.13 $5.85 $0.28 5%
Skyclave Apparition $16.11 $16.68 ($0.57) -3%
Shatterskull Smashing $14.56 $15.03 ($0.47) -3%
Roiling Vortex $6.82 $5.33 $1.49 28%
Agadeem's Awakening $5.57


Modern Staples:  Worldwake gets some cards on the list again and Esper Sentinel hangs out a bit as well! 

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $27.26 $22.88 $4.38 19%
Steelshaper's Gift $8.07 $9.99 ($1.92) -19%
Cavern of Souls $18.84 $17.03 $1.81 11%
Mishra's Bauble $30.01 $29.73 $0.28 1%
Aether Vial $5.77 $7.51 ($1.74) -23%
Liliana of the Veil $6.69 $7.95 ($1.26) -16%
Polluted Delta $7.51 $8.97 ($1.46) -16%
Wooded Foothills $5.74 $5.33 $0.41 8%
Flooded Strand $6.25 $8.68 ($2.43) -28%
Bloodstained Mire $5.61 $6.12 ($0.51) -8%
Windswept Heath $4.73 $6.51 ($1.78) -27%
Thoughtseize $8.59 $7.99 $0.60 8%
Force of Negation $41.83 $44.62 ($2.79) -6%
Wrenn and Six $49.20 $61.11 ($11.91) -19%
Prismatic Vista $5.98 $5.63 $0.35 6%
Sunbaked Canyon $21.94 $17.87 $4.07 23%
Seasoned Pyromancer $14.99 $12.15 $2.84 23%
Fiery Islet $6.80 $6.89 ($0.09) -1%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $5.96 $6.68 ($0.72) -11%
Force of Vigor $46.80 $38.11 $8.69 23%
Flusterstorm $22.47 $24.03 ($1.56) -6%
Archmage's Charm $17.23 $20.40 ($3.17) -16%
Silent Clearing $7.33 $9.15 ($1.82) -20%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $8.80 $8.38 $0.42 5%
Archon of Cruelty $5.35 $5.71 ($0.36) -6%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $90.16 $71.47 $18.69 26%
Urza's Saga $55.72 $51.53 $4.19 8%
Solitude $50.95 $58.42 ($7.47) -13%
Endurance $55.56 $55.13 $0.43 1%
Esper Sentinel $5.00


Grief $9.55 $11.57 ($2.02) -17%
Murktide Regent $15.51 $18.61 ($3.10) -17%
Sanctum Prelate $9.79 $11.61 ($1.82) -16%
Fury $21.66 $14.07 $7.59 54%
Chalice of the Void $19.41 $24.31 ($4.90) -20%
Surgical Extraction $8.09 $8.73 ($0.64) -7%
Karn Liberated $6.33 $6.83 ($0.50) -7%
Puresteel Paladin $4.52 $5.79 ($1.27) -22%
Torpor Orb $5.65 $8.17 ($2.52) -31%
Emrakul,the Aeons Torn $6.92 $7.73 ($0.81) -10%
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth $6.03 $6.00 $0.03 1%
Ensnaring Bridge $6.90 $7.17 ($0.27) -4%
Teferi, Time Raveler $41.34 $59.36 ($18.02) -30%
Gemstone Mine $7.35 $5.86 $1.49 25%
Jace, the Mind Sculptor $5.16


Amulet of Vigor $5.08


Scalding Tarn $5.25 $5.78 ($0.53) -9%
Verdant Catacombs $3.05 $4.30 ($1.25) -29%
Misty Rainforest $4.23 $4.22 $0.01 0%
Arid Mesa $3.07 $2.73 $0.34 12%
Marsh Flats $1.50 $1.88 ($0.38) -20%
Eternal Staples

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Hullbreacher $25.43 $25.20 $0.23 1%
Opposition Agent $24.12 $21.79 $2.33 11%
Jeweled Lotus $25.67 $25.25 $0.42 2%
City of Traitors $13.32 $14.02 ($0.70) -5%
Allosaurus Shepherd $32.91 $35.08 ($2.17) -6%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $8.10 $8.15 ($0.05) -1%
Force of Will $40.26 $41.12 ($0.86) -2%
Karakas $6.19 $5.69 $0.50 9%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $13.21 $13.23 ($0.02) 0%
Unmask $11.16 $10.26 $0.90 9%
Misdirection $13.43 $13.91 ($0.48) -3%
Rishadan Port $9.50 $9.50 $0.00 0%
Snuff Out $14.14 $14.87 ($0.73) -5%
Submerge $9.77 $9.67 $0.10 1%
Daze $5.35 $4.80 $0.55 11%
Entomb $9.20 $9.41 ($0.21) -2%
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow $6.65 $4.29 $2.36 55%
Mox Diamond $29.41 $31.11 ($1.70) -5%
Wasteland $19.01 $16.00 $3.01 19%
Ancient Tomb $12.55 $11.37 $1.18 10%
Lotus Petal $28.08 $26.19 $1.89 7%
Grim Monolith $11.64 $11.65 ($0.01) 0%
Exploration $17.07 $16.49 $0.58 4%
Gaea's Cradle $20.64 $22.28 ($1.64) -7%
Carpet of Flowers $13.42 $9.13 $4.29 47%
Gilded Drake $7.82 $8.57 ($0.75) -9%
Black Lotus $11.55 $11.07 $0.48 4%
Volcanic Island $8.57 $8.25 $0.32 4%
Underground Sea $7.88 $6.69 $1.19 18%
Null Rod $13.84 $14.15 ($0.31) -2%
Doomsday $19.36 $18.13 $1.23 7%
Paradigm Shift $7.11 $7.25 ($0.14) -2%
Pioneer StaplesBonecrusher Giant came off the list this week.  Kaya, Orzhov Usurper also came off the list.  Finale of Devastation is on the sidelines again as well.  Mana Confluence is back for a bit as well.

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Brazen Borrower $17.18 $15.91 $1.27 8%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $4.71 $6.16 ($1.45) -24%
Arclight Phoenix $5.91 $6.91 ($1.00) -14%
Lurrus of the Dream Den $11.69 $11.24 $0.45 4%
Shark Typhoon $7.72 $9.76 ($2.04) -21%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $10.91 $10.63 $0.28 3%
Mana Confluence $5.26


Spirebluff Canal $5.00 $3.69 $1.31 36%
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord $15.59 $14.01 $1.58 11%
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $7.54 $7.37 $0.17 2%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $6.92 $7.12 ($0.20) -3%
Karn, the Great Creator $22.45 $23.40 ($0.95) -4%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $22.17 $21.79 $0.38 2%
Pauper Staples:  It's been a while since I last looked at prices in the Pauper format.  Let's see how things have changed in the time.  It turns out a lot has!  Commander Legends had an impact on this list.  Bannings have as well.

Pauper Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Wild Growth $1.66 $0.89 $0.77 86.52%
Merchant Scroll $1.53 $2.76 -$1.23 -44.57%
Standard Bearer $0.84 $1.61 -$0.77 -47.83%
Ninja of the Deep Hours $2.50 $2.25 $0.25 11.11%
Martyr of Ashes $0.99 $1.61 -$0.62 -38.51%
Skred $1.46 $2.33 -$0.87 -37.34%
Utopia Sprawl $1.37


Obsidian Acolyte $1.87


Flaring Pain $1.76 $0.98 $0.78 79.59%
Prismatic Strands $4.32 $1.75 $2.57 146.86%
Swirling Sandstorm $0.23 $0.67 -$0.44 -65.67%
Pyroblast $5.95 $2.45 $3.50 142.86%
Hydroblast $3.99 $1.73 $2.26 130.64%
Mystic Remora $8.45 $6.13 $2.32 37.85%
Spidersilk Armor $3.77 $2.19 $1.58 72.15%
Ancestral Mask $5.97 $3.42 $2.55 74.56%
Land Grant $2.19 $2.62 -$0.43 -16.41%
Snuff Out $14.14 $4.09 $10.05 245.72%
Reverent Silence $0.81 $5.75 -$4.94 -85.91%
Moment's Peace $1.27 $1.69 -$0.42 -24.85%
Rhystic Study $4.41 $2.58 $1.83 70.93%
Entourage of Trest $0.28 $2.73 -$2.45 -89.74%
Thorn of the Black Rose $2.95 $6.80 -$3.85 -56.62%
Palace Sentinels $0.41 $3.48 -$3.07 -88.22%
Custodi Squire $4.91 $3.41 $1.50 43.99%
Ash Barrens $1.00 $1.05 -$0.05 -4.76%
Reaping the Graves $3.69


Manamorphose $1.86 $1.62 $0.24 14.81%
Crop Rotation $1.00 $2.09 -$1.09 -52.15%
Exhume $0.55 $0.93 -$0.38 -40.86%
Pestilence $5.44 $2.71 $2.73 100.74%
Impulse $5.27 $2.54 $2.73 107.48%
Quirion Ranger $1.00 $1.90 -$0.90 -47.37%
Angelic Renewal $1.19


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 Week Change % Change
Forgotten Realms $291.15 $296.14 ($4.99) -2%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $178.69 $194.49 ($15.80) -8%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow Booster Pack $3.34 $3.34 $0.00 0%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $213.74 $205.32 $8.42 4%
Kaldheim $91.89 $101.91 ($10.02) -10%
Strixhaven: School of Mages $95.72 $100.43 ($4.71) -5%
Treasure Chest $2.30 $2.28 $0.02 1%
Zendikar Rising $101.86 $102.67 ($0.81) -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 227.32
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 138.77
Mox Jet 1E Rare 113.87
Karakas UBT Mythic 110
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 102.02
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 101.56
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 94.9
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 92.88
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 88.27
Time Walk 1E Rare 79.95
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 78.89
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 78.72
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 59.34
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 58.93
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 57.7
Endurance MH2 Mythic 54.94
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 53.75
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 53.27
Solitude MH2 Mythic 50.95
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 49.99
Scalding Tarn MH2 Rare 49.44
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 49.2
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 47.53
Edgar Markov PZ2 Mythic 47.26
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare 46.8
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 45
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 42.25
Misty Rainforest MH2 Rare 41.88
Force of Negation MH1 Rare 41.83
Teferi, Time Raveler WAR Rare 41.34
Force of Will MED Rare 40.26
Cultivator Colossus VOW Mythic 39.46
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 38.83
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 37.35
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 37.15
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 36.87
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 36.33
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 36.07
Den of the Bugbear AFR Rare 35.47
Wrenn and Seven MID Mythic 35.36
Demilich AFR Mythic 35.31
Mishra's Bauble IMA Uncommon 34.36
Wasteland EXP Mythic 33.29
Allosaurus Shepherd JMP Mythic 32.91
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 32.67
Reanimate UBT Mythic 32.35
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 32.27
Timetwister 1E Rare 31.77
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 31.69
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 30.55
Mishra's Bauble CSP Uncommon 30.1
Mishra's Bauble 2XM Uncommon 30.04
Chalice of the Void A25 Mythic 29.51
Mox Diamond ST Rare 29.41
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 28.91
Engineered Explosives UBT Mythic 28.78
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 28.62
Engineered Explosives MMA Rare 28.3
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 28.11
Lotus Petal TE Common 28.08
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 27.87
Engineered Explosives 2XM Rare 27.67
Engineered Explosives MS2 Bonus 27.57
Engineered Explosives UMA Rare 27.42
Engineered Explosives 5DN Rare 27.26
Lotus Petal TPR Uncommon 27.04
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 27
Scalding Tarn EXP Mythic 26.88
Bitterblossom UBT Mythic 26.48
Verdant Catacombs EXP Mythic 26.16
Lotus Petal MS2 Bonus 26.14
Jeweled Lotus CMR Mythic 25.67
The Meathook Massacre MID Mythic 25.46
Hullbreacher CMR Rare 25.43
Cavern of Souls UMA Mythic 25.26
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 25.24
Chandra, Dressed to Kill VOW Mythic 25.13
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.

Nevermind, ignore all of that, Pete got it done for me, because he is just the dang best. The big number this week is $26,015. Last time on November 19th, this number was $26,756. This is a 741 dollar drop in two weeks. 
 
In Closing

Has been amazing day after amazing day since last Wednesday.  Just doing the stuff that I like has been great.  Getting ready for the end of season event on Fortnite with my son and nephew tomorrow.  I feel like they are getting really close to doing high school things and time for their dad and uncle s going to be limited.  I am sad, but just so proud of who they are growing up to be. 

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