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State of the Program for July 29th, 2022
 
In the News

Skeleton Key:  That's the name of the new Video Game Studio from Wizards of the Coast.  It is headed up by Christian Dailey, formerly of BioWare as the executive producer of Dragon Age.  This is Wizards of the Coast fifth video game studio. 

QP Expiration: 
This has been pushed back to August 17th.  Make sure to use those QPs! 

Change Log: 
You can see the change log here

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 - War of the Spark Flashback - Keeper
 
Upcoming Events on MTGO

August 3rd - Khans of Tarkir Flashback - Phantom
August 10th - Core Set 2020 Flashback - Keeper
August 17th - Time Spiral Remastered Flashback - Phantom
August 24th - Dominaria Flashback - Phantom

July 30th - Pauper Showcase Challenge
July 31st - Legacy Showcase Challenge

July 31 - August 3 Showcase Last Chance Events

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 best of one deck looks to be a sorta prowess deck in Standard.  Illuminator Virtuso is a real threat is unanswered. 


Legacy:  The Riddler here is a combo deck that takes advantage of the interaction between Riddlesmith and Containment Construct.  I imagine activating a Lion's Eye Diamond with both of those out is quite exciting! 


Legacy 2: We won't be able to tell the true impact of Baldur's Gate on Legacy because the cards as so expensive, but it appears that Displacer Kitten has a home in the format.


Pauper:  The new addition from Double Masters in this deck is (Dark-Dweller Oracle).  What a weird downshift, from Rare to Common. 


Pioneer:


 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - duke12 - Izzet Delver
Saturday Modern - Showcase Challenge
Saturday Pauper - galeogiao - Boros Metalcraft
Saturday Pioneer - FerMTG - Azorius Control
Saturday Standard - medvedev - Boros Haste
Saturday Vintage - billsive

Sunday Legacy - Delthar - Painter
Sunday Modern - Xerk - Golgari Counters
Sunday Pauper - Condescend - Affinity
Sunday Pioneer - Showcase Challenge
Sunday Standard - O_danielakos - Hinata
Sunday Vintage - bernardocssa

Other Event Winners

Modern Showcase Challenge
Pioneer Showcase Challenge


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: Lolth, Spider Queen came off the list this week, as did The Book of Exalted DeedsMagma Opus is back off the list as well.  Hallowed Haunting is gone. 
Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Den of the Bugbear $45.46 $41.56 $3.90 9.38%
Hall of the Storm Giants $21.29 $22.27 -$0.98 -4.40%
Treasure Vault $5.70 $7.47 -$1.77 -23.69%
Hive of the Eye Tyrant $9.55 $9.48 $0.07 0.74%
Lair of the Hydra $5.83 $6.05 -$0.22 -3.64%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $6.63 $5.90 $0.73 12.37%
Werewolf Pack Leader $10.55 $11.70 -$1.15 -9.83%
Blightstep Pathway $9.85 $8.65 $1.20 13.87%
Goldspan Dragon $5.62 $5.51 $0.11 2.00%
Hengegate Pathway $16.34 $11.78 $4.56 38.71%
Old-Growth Troll $5.20 $6.39 -$1.19 -18.62%
The Meathook Massacre $13.83 $14.46 -$0.63 -4.36%
Memory Deluge $11.10 $10.82 $0.28 2.59%
Haunted Ridge $17.91 $12.49 $5.42 43.39%
Graveyard Trespasser $36.22 $16.88 $19.34 114.57%
Brutal Cathar $10.73 $7.48 $3.25 43.45%
Deserted Beach $5.93


Adeline, Resplendent Cathar $5.91


Boseiju, Who Endures $58.53 $64.82 -$6.29 -9.70%
Hidetsugu Consumes All $5.24 $5.28 -$0.04 -0.76%
March of Otherworldly Light $6.22 $7.74 -$1.52 -19.64%
Otawara, Soaring City $12.28 $17.35 -$5.07 -29.22%
The Wandering Emperor $65.08 $69.07 -$3.99 -5.78%
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $32.94 $33.40 -$0.46 -1.38%
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary $16.13 $19.04 -$2.91 -15.28%
Ledger Shredder $46.34 $46.98 -$0.64 -1.36%
Unlicensed Hearse $41.32 $35.61 $5.71 16.03%
Prismari Command $7.43 $7.48 -$0.05 -0.67%
Witherbloom Command $9.62 $5.92 $3.70 62.50%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $11.95 $13.26 -$1.31 -9.88%
Cultivator Colossus $15.70 $16.32 -$0.62 -3.80%
Stormcarved Coast $8.63 $8.54 $0.09 1.05%
Skyclave Apparition $6.79 $6.61 $0.18 2.72%
Shatterskull Smashing $9.36 $8.87 $0.49 5.52%
Roiling Vortex $16.12 $15.58 $0.54 3.47%
Agadeem's Awakening $6.12 $5.46 $0.66 12.09%
Turntimber Symbiosis $8.09 $9.08 -$0.99 -10.90%
Riverglide Pathway $8.06 $7.07 $0.99 13.94%
Modern StaplesUrza, Lord High Artificer came back to the list.  

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $13.58 $12.59 $0.99 8%
Steelshaper's Gift $7.20 $6.01 $1.19 20%
Cavern of Souls $10.39 $10.83 -$0.44 -4%
Mishra's Bauble $22.45 $24.42 -$1.97 -8%
Magus of the Moon $8.75 $7.70 $1.05 14%
Liliana of the Veil $11.44 $10.32 $1.12 11%
Polluted Delta $8.79 $9.26 -$0.47 -5%
Wooded Foothills $5.77 $6.89 -$1.12 -16%
Flooded Strand $7.96 $8.56 -$0.60 -7%
Bloodstained Mire $5.84 $5.97 -$0.13 -2%
Windswept Heath $6.03 $5.63 $0.40 7%
Thoughtseize $14.56 $10.69 $3.87 36%
Force of Negation $17.76 $21.26 -$3.50 -16%
Wrenn and Six $37.48 $38.29 -$0.81 -2%
Prismatic Vista $5.44 $4.89 $0.55 11%
Sunbaked Canyon $15.13 $18.91 -$3.78 -20%
Seasoned Pyromancer $11.76 $13.67 -$1.91 -14%
Force of Vigor $41.89 $40.33 $1.56 4%
Flusterstorm $29.56 $27.05 $2.51 9%
Archmage's Charm $8.18 $9.27 -$1.09 -12%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $11.71 $10.75 $0.96 9%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $6.37


Archon of Cruelty $15.51 $20.13 -$4.62 -23%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $42.13 $41.86 $0.27 1%
Urza's Saga $51.98 $46.72 $5.26 11%
Solitude $37.66 $35.55 $2.11 6%
Endurance $68.42 $71.24 -$2.82 -4%
Grief $13.53 $11.47 $2.06 18%
Murktide Regent $27.46 $18.01 $9.45 52%
Fury $19.46 $26.76 -$7.30 -27%
Esper Sentinel $8.37 $8.97 -$0.60 -7%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $7.42 $6.83 $0.59 9%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $6.19 $5.03 $1.16 23%
Subtlety $10.92 $13.36 -$2.44 -18%
Chalice of the Void $21.88 $22.54 -$0.66 -3%
Ensnaring Bridge $6.78 $7.71 -$0.93 -12%
Teferi, Time Raveler $24.05 $22.75 $1.30 6%
Gemstone Mine $8.05 $8.06 -$0.01 0%
Scalding Tarn $5.63 $6.43 -$0.80 -12%
Verdant Catacombs $2.66 $2.57 $0.09 4%
Misty Rainforest $4.61 $5.78 -$1.17 -20%
Arid Mesa $2.83 $3.65 -$0.82 -22%
Marsh Flats $1.58 $1.39 $0.19 14%
Eternal Staples:
Eternal Format Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Displacer Kitten $64.62 $75.43 ($10.81) -14%
Hullbreacher $27.05 $28.95 ($1.90) -7%
Opposition Agent $28.79 $32.50 ($3.71) -11%
Jeweled Lotus $28.67 $28.15 $0.52 2%
City of Traitors $13.84 $14.09 ($0.25) -2%
Sphere of Resistance $4.96 $4.99 ($0.03) -1%
Allosaurus Shepherd $11.09 $12.62 ($1.53) -12%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $19.65 $20.23 ($0.58) -3%
Helm of Obedience $19.61 $20.93 ($1.32) -6%
Force of Will $56.92 $55.91 $1.01 2%
Karakas $9.16 $9.26 ($0.10) -1%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $18.71 $18.75 ($0.04) 0%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $6.42 $6.74 ($0.32) -5%
Enlightened Tutor $7.77 $7.70 $0.07 1%
Unmask $12.39 $13.01 ($0.62) -5%
Misdirection $13.96 $13.95 $0.01 0%
Rishadan Port $13.42 $14.56 ($1.14) -8%
Snuff Out $14.05 $15.17 ($1.12) -7%
Submerge $6.69 $7.21 ($0.52) -7%
Daze $7.38 $5.46 $1.92 35%
Entomb $6.60 $7.54 ($0.94) -12%
Retrofitter Foundry $6.94 $6.52 $0.42 6%
Recruiter of the Guard $17.25 $16.41 $0.84 5%
Mox Diamond $31.97 $34.95 ($2.98) -9%
Wasteland $23.24 $23.73 ($0.49) -2%
Ancient Tomb $17.52 $18.85 ($1.33) -7%
Lotus Petal $29.25 $38.86 ($9.61) -25%
Grindstone $7.62 $7.65 ($0.03) 0%
Grim Monolith $13.08 $13.49 ($0.41) -3%
Goblin Welder $5.41 $5.74 ($0.33) -6%
Meltdown $40.98 $39.84 $1.14 3%
Exploration $18.01 $20.34 ($2.33) -11%
Gaea's Cradle $22.65 $21.85 $0.80 4%
Carpet of Flowers $19.71 $24.23 ($4.52) -19%
Gilded Drake $11.76 $11.60 $0.16 1%
Show and Tell $8.75 $9.21 ($0.46) -5%
Black Lotus $13.87 $14.56 ($0.69) -5%
Volcanic Island $8.95 $8.50 $0.45 5%
Underground Sea $8.89 $8.96 ($0.07) -1%
Null Rod $9.52 $9.32 $0.20 2%
Doomsday $24.44 $25.85 ($1.41) -5%
Paradigm Shift $11.28 $11.24 $0.04 0%
Pioneer StaplesKorvold, Fae-Cursed King came off the list, and I apparently used the wrong price for Brazen Borrower last week!  Golos, Tireless Pilgrim fell off and so did Elder Gargaroth and Terror of the Peaks.

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Collected Company $8.75 $5.36 $3.39 63%
Brazen Borrower $35.50 $6.04 $29.46 488%
Bonecrusher Giant $9.67 $9.07 $0.60 7%
Emrakul, the Promised End $6.46 $6.22 $0.24 4%
Arclight Phoenix $11.86 $13.35 ($1.49) -11%
Shark Typhoon $4.90 $5.11 ($0.21) -4%
Raugrin Triome $3.52 $5.46 ($1.94) -36%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $10.08 $11.05 ($0.97) -9%
Mana Confluence $7.09 $8.23 ($1.14) -14%
Spirebluff Canal $12.43 $10.96 $1.47 13%
Inspiring Vantage $6.32 $8.86 ($2.54) -29%
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord $5.24 $4.98 $0.26 5%
Lotus Field $8.19 $7.95 $0.24 3%
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $12.27 $12.84 ($0.57) -4%
Cavalier of Thorns $27.18 $22.12 $5.06 23%
Rest in Peace $5.47 $6.85 ($1.38) -20%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $6.67 $6.71 ($0.04) -1%
Karn, the Great Creator $39.76 $34.74 $5.02 14%
Finale of Devastation $8.90 $9.05 ($0.15) -2%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $34.17 $31.94 $2.23 7%
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 $134.95 $136.78 ($1.83) -1%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $86.64 $85.86 $0.78 1%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $161.62 $130.44 $31.18 24%
Kaldheim $86.96 $82.10 $4.86 6%
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty $198.83 $214.89 ($16.06) -7%
Streets of New Capenna $134.73 $136.60 ($1.87) -1%
Streets of New Capenna Booster $3.22 $3.29 ($0.07) -2%
Strixhaven: School of Mages $46.51 $42.70 $3.81 9%
Treasure Chest $2.32 $2.35 ($0.03) -1%
Zendikar Rising $134.33 $129.74 $4.59 4%


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 $250.04
Mox Jet 1E Rare $126.85
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic $122.15
Karakas UBT Mythic $116.61
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic $116.55
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare $114.08
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic $103.04
Time Walk 1E Rare $87.14
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare $85.31
Mox Emerald 1E Rare $73.75
Endurance MH2 Mythic $68.42
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common $67.83
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic $67.45
The Wandering Emperor NEO Mythic $65.08
Displacer Kitten CLB Rare $64.62
Mox Ruby 1E Rare $61.90
Mox Pearl 1E Rare $61.05
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare $58.53
Force of Will MED Rare $56.92
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic $56.57
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common $55.00
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic $54.03
Dark Depths UBT Mythic $53.47
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare $51.98
Wasteland ZNE Mythic $50.77
Aether Gale C14 Rare $46.76
Ledger Shredder SNC Rare $46.34
Den of the Bugbear AFR Rare $45.46
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic $43.26
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic $43.21
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common $43.03
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic $42.13
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare $41.89
Unlicensed Hearse SNC Rare $41.32
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic $41.16
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic $41.13
Meltdown UZ Uncommon $40.98
Jeska's Will CMR Rare $40.90
Mana Vault UBT Mythic $40.07
Karn, the Great Creator WAR Rare $39.76
Solitude MH2 Mythic $37.66
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic $37.48
Wrenn and Six 2X2 Mythic $37.22
Graveyard Trespasser MID Rare $36.22
Brazen Borrower ELD Mythic $35.50
Flusterstorm VMA Rare $35.39
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic $35.28
Ancient Copper Dragon CLB Mythic $35.21
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic $34.53
Omnath, Locus of Creation ZNR Mythic $34.17
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic $33.11
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker NEO Rare $32.94
Force of Will MS3 Mythic $32.52
Timetwister 1E Rare $32.50
Reanimate UBT Mythic $32.28
Mox Diamond ST Rare $31.97
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic $30.46
Flusterstorm IMA Rare $29.99
Force of Will 2XM Mythic $29.83
Scalding Tarn ZNE Mythic $29.79
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare $29.56
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic $29.53
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic $29.33
Lotus Petal TE Common $29.25
Lotus Petal MS2 Bonus $29.24
Force of Will EMA Mythic $28.98
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic $28.81
Opposition Agent CMR Rare $28.79
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic $28.73
Force of Will VMA Rare $28.70
Jeweled Lotus CMR Mythic $28.67
Lotus Petal TPR Uncommon $28.59
Flusterstorm CMD Rare $28.41
Cleansing Screech PZ2 Common $28.40
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic $28.20
Seeds of Innocence MI Rare $27.51
Murktide Regent MH2 Mythic $27.46
Thoughtseize TSR Bonus $27.41
Life from the Loam UBT Mythic $27.31
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic $27.19
Cavalier of Thorns M20 Mythic $27.18
Hullbreacher CMR Rare $27.05
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre UBT Mythic $26.46
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare $26.41
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon MS4 Mythic $25.77
Mishra's Bauble 2XM Uncommon $25.74
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic $25.34
Eternal Witness UBT Mythic $25.19
Polluted Delta EXP Mythic $25.03
Polluted Delta ZNE Mythic $25.00
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 $27,822.  Last week it was $27,881. A small loss of $59.
 
In Closing

My son came over a day early, I have spent most of my time on the new online version of Pokemon, Runeterra and Hearthstone this week. Arena was opened a lot as well.

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