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State of the Program for June 26th, 2020
 
In the News

Core Set 2021:  It's live on MTGO and Arena!  Have fun!  You can read what is going on with Core Set 2021 in regards to Magic Online here

Noah Bradley dropped by Wizards of the Coast:  After writing a statement admitting to being a sex pest, Wizards of the Coast cut ties with artist Noah Bradley.  Wizards will no longer be commissioning art from Noah, and will remove his art from reprints.  His last set will be in 2021.  You can read Wizards's statement here, as well as Noah's

Terese Nielsen dropped by Wizards of the Coast:  On last week's Weekly MTG, it was asked if we would see anymore Terese Nielsen art besides the three reprints in Jumpstart.  Doug Beyer stated that they haven't commissioned new art from her in a while, and the last set with reprint art from her will be in Zenidark Rising.  Watch the clip here.

Cats vs. Dogs:  Starting on June 26th at participating retailers around the world, you can play in an event in person or online or make a purchase and get a code for a special cat or dog sleeve on Arena.  There are 6 sleeves total, with 3 each for dogs and cats.  You can check out the sleeves here.

Arena State of the Program:  Arena came to Apple, Jumpstart details were released, reprint plans were laid out, they did something with Brawl that I don't really understand, showed off changes to the deck builder and teased us with the road to rotation.  You can see it here.

Treasure Chest Update:  New cards mean new treasure chest contents.  You can check all that out here.

Player's Tour Online:  Congrats to Akira Asahara and Will Craddok for their wins at this past weekend's Player's Tour Online. 

FNM at Home:  Core Set 2021 Play Whatever
 

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
Unknown
Constructed Leagues End
September 16, 2020
Sealed Leagues End
September 17, 2020
Next B&R Announcement
Unknown
Ikoria Redemption
Starts May 13, 2020
Core Set 2021
June 25th, 2020 Online July 3rd, Paper
Zendikar Rising
Fourth Quarter 2020
2018 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:

Legacy Cube - June 10th to July 1st.
Core Set 2021 Launch Super Event - June 27th and July 3rd
 
Magic Online Format Challenges
These are high stakes events that happen every weekend. They cost 25 Tix / 250 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
Taking a break from Cutting Edge Tech this week.  Enjoy the 2021 prereleases and such, and next week, we'll have a lot of great new decks! 


 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - musasabi - Lands
Saturday Modern - Tiemuuu - UR Control
Saturday Pauper - SanPop - Tron
Saturday Pioneer - cometa183 - Inverter
Saturday Standard -  Venom1 - Jund Sac
Saturday Vintage - notmi

Sunday Legacy - musasabi - Lands
Sunday Modern - This was reported as Saturday.
Sunday Pauper - This was reported as Saturday.
Sunday Pioneer - Bullz0Eye - UW Control
Sunday Standard - marolanzi - Bant
Sunday Vintage - Dazai

Other Event Winners

Around the Web

MTGOTraders YouTube:  Did you know that MTGOTraders.com has a YouTube page with videos added Monday, Wednesday and Friday?  Well if not, now you do, and you can find it here

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: Core Set 2021 is here!  Look at this ugly chart!  Next week it will look much better though. 

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Brazen Borrower $24.72 $24.50 $0.22 1%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $8.65 $8.91 ($0.26) -3%
Questing Beast $7.56 $7.23 $0.33 5%
Alela, Artful Provocateur $6.54 $6.52 $0.02 0%
Chulane, Teller of Tales $5.12 $5.01 $0.11 2%
Fabled Passage $4.83 $6.46 ($1.63) -25%
Bonecrusher Giant $6.11 $5.77 $0.34 6%
Assassin's Trophy $7.22 $8.68 ($1.46) -17%
Fiend Artisan $15.11 $13.74 $1.37 10%
Vivien, Monsters' Advocate $6.75 $7.66 ($0.91) -12%
Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy $7.73 $5.76 $1.97 34%
General Kudro of Drannith $13.00 $11.18 $1.82 16%
Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast $7.66 $8.64 ($0.98) -11%
Luminous Broodmoth $5.40 $5.41 ($0.01) 0%
Winota, Joiner of Forces $8.99 $8.42 $0.57 7%
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $10.62 $9.21 $1.41 15%
Leyline of the Void $7.09 $6.86 $0.23 3%
Vivien, Arkbow Ranger $5.39 $5.36 $0.03 1%
Yarok, the Desecrated $5.71 $5.10 $0.61 12%
Lotus Field $4.97 $5.13 ($0.16) -3%
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim $8.14 $9.07 ($0.93) -10%
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord $11.19 $7.38 $3.81 52%
Knight of the Ebon Legion $4.90 $3.26 $1.64 50%
Chandra, Acolyte of Flame $5.09 $5.49 ($0.40) -7%
Teferi, Master of Time $32.99


Conspicuous Snoop $17.89


Terror of the Peaks $12.97


Liliana, Waker of the Dead $10.74


Elder Gargaroth $9.59


Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose $7.50


Mangara, the Diplomat $6.49


Chromatic Orrery $6.49


Fiery Emancipation $6.25


Chandra, Heart of Fire $5.50


Grim Tutor $5.50


Scavenging Ooze $5.49


Garruk, Unleashed $5.00


Kaya, Orzhov Usurper 12.98 $9.81 $3.17 32%
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath 66.2 $73.14 ($6.94) -9%
Heliod, Sun-Crowned 7.4 $7.17 $0.23 3%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger 9.93 $12.69 ($2.76) -22%
Klothys, God of Destiny 9.3 $8.50 $0.80 9%
Teferi, Time Raveler 29.58 $33.55 ($3.97) -12%
Finale of Devastation 8.66 $9.52 ($0.86) -9%
Karn, the Great Creator 18.39 $21.90 ($3.51) -16%
Dreadhorde Arcanist 8.47 $9.39 ($0.92) -10%
Blast Zone 8.84 $8.80 $0.04 0%
Modern Staples:  Modern Horizons cards still seem to just be way to expensive. 

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $7.30 $7.38 ($0.08) -1%
Auriok Champion $7.96 $7.81 $0.15 2%
Steelshaper's Gift $8.07 $8.31 ($0.24) -3%
Cavern of Souls $23.44 $25.00 ($1.56) -6%
Noble Hierarch $7.63 $7.60 $0.03 0%
Exotic Orchard $4.59 $5.11 ($0.52) -10%
Mishra's Bauble $29.64 $28.73 $0.91 3%
Grafdigger's Cage $5.66 $6.05 ($0.39) -6%
Aether Vial $15.28 $15.23 $0.05 0%
Trinisphere $7.91 $8.01 ($0.10) -1%
Horizon Canopy $15.04 $13.04 $2.00 15%
Tarmogoyf $7.05 $8.35 ($1.30) -16%
Magus of the Moon $8.52 $5.03 $3.49 69%
Pact of Negation $4.34 $5.30 ($0.96) -18%
Liliana of the Veil $14.09 $14.78 ($0.69) -5%
Polluted Delta $7.56 $7.61 ($0.05) -1%
Wooded Foothills $5.48 $6.75 ($1.27) -19%
Flooded Strand $4.92 $5.17 ($0.25) -5%
Bloodstained Mire $6.79 $5.97 $0.82 14%
Windswept Heath $4.62 $5.05 ($0.43) -9%
Thoughtseize $14.15 $14.47 ($0.32) -2%
Cryptic Command $4.87 $4.31 $0.56 13%
Field of the Dead $14.68 $13.09 $1.59 12%
City of Brass $5.34 $5.45 ($0.11) -2%
Force of Negation $66.65 $72.23 ($5.58) -8%
Wrenn and Six $67.49 $75.54 ($8.05) -11%
Prismatic Vista $12.00 $11.16 $0.84 8%
Sunbaked Canyon $15.44 $14.95 $0.49 3%
Seasoned Pyromancer $43.47 $36.38 $7.09 19%
Fiery Islet $7.18 $7.49 ($0.31) -4%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $14.99 $14.48 $0.51 4%
Hexdrinker $7.50 $7.43 $0.07 1%
Plague Engineer $11.48 $10.97 $0.51 5%
Force of Vigor $8.42 $8.57 ($0.15) -2%
Collector Ouphe $9.00 $9.28 ($0.28) -3%
Nurturing Peatland $5.03 $4.93 $0.10 2%
Ice-Fang Coatl $21.81 $18.69 $3.12 17%
Giver of Runes $5.19 $5.44 ($0.25) -5%
Ranger-Captain of Eos $4.91 $5.10 ($0.19) -4%
Archmage's Charm $6.01 $6.46 ($0.45) -7%
Flusterstorm $6.83 $6.81 $0.02 0%
Chalice of the Void $11.99 $11.12 $0.87 8%
Oblivion Stone $4.22 $4.81 ($0.59) -12%
Karn Liberated $6.50 $7.16 ($0.66) -9%
Surgical Extraction $10.64 $10.41 $0.23 2%
Phyrexian Obliterator $5.01 $4.90 $0.11 2%
Dismember $5.51 $5.46 $0.05 1%
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth $7.49 $7.92 ($0.43) -5%
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn $3.89 $4.02 ($0.13) -3%
Wurmcoil Engine $5.68 $7.03 ($1.35) -19%
Ensnaring Bridge $10.99 $11.42 ($0.43) -4%
Gemstone Mine $9.10 $11.19 ($2.09) -19%
Jace, the Mind Sculptor $16.08 $15.01 $1.07 7%
Scalding Tarn $15.14 $13.24 $1.90 14%
Verdant Catacombs $14.99 $13.64 $1.35 10%
Misty Rainforest $16.73 $17.64 ($0.91) -5%
Arid Mesa $5.07 $4.65 $0.42 9%
Marsh Flats $3.55 $3.92 ($0.37) -9%
Eternal Staples:  Eternal prices are getting harder to actually report because there is a lot of overlap with this format and Commander. 

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Dark Depths $7.57 $6.66 $0.91 14%
Counterbalance $3.74 $4.23 ($0.49) -12%
Oko, Thief of Crowns $20.93 $21.12 ($0.19) -1%
City of Traitors $33.62 $34.36 ($0.74) -2%
Sphere of Resistance $6.76 $6.45 $0.31 5%
Monastery Mentor $5.13 $6.99 ($1.86) -27%
Cunning Wish $4.70 $5.00 ($0.30) -6%
Force of Will $42.68 $42.08 $0.60 1%
Elvish Spirit Guide $5.66 $6.00 ($0.34) -6%
Helm of Obedience $5.81 $5.83 ($0.02) 0%
Karakas $10.69 $10.18 $0.51 5%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $24.11 $23.69 $0.42 2%
Land Tax $25.41 $25.26 $0.15 1%
Demonic Tutor $10.10 $10.80 ($0.70) -6%
Mishra's Workshop $6.57 $6.57 $0.00 0%
Unmask $9.05 $11.83 ($2.78) -23%
Misdirection $26.22 $23.44 $2.78 12%
Rishadan Port $8.44 $7.96 $0.48 6%
Chrome Mox $5.49 $5.74 ($0.25) -4%
Entomb $12.02 $12.02 $0.00 0%
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow $31.93 $35.22 ($3.29) -9%
Mox Opal $7.84 $8.07 ($0.23) -3%
Mox Diamond $24.68 $22.60 $2.08 9%
Grindstone $17.35 $16.88 $0.47 3%
Wasteland $29.13 $30.64 ($1.51) -5%
Ancient Tomb $25.36 $27.60 ($2.24) -8%
Lotus Petal $20.90 $23.40 ($2.50) -11%
Earthcraft $11.71 $11.61 $0.10 1%
Academy Rector $14.05 $13.61 $0.44 3%
Grim Monolith $29.63 $29.63 $0.00 0%
Exploration $20.32 $19.30 $1.02 5%
Gaea's Cradle $26.73 $26.53 $0.20 1%
Carpet of Flowers $23.73 $27.79 ($4.06) -15%
Gilded Drake $22.69 $21.29 $1.40 7%
Show and Tell $7.41 $7.53 ($0.12) -2%
Black Lotus $7.93 $6.93 $1.00 14%
Tropical Island $11.77 $11.32 $0.45 4%
Volcanic Island $10.53 $11.14 ($0.61) -5%
Underground Sea $10.29 $12.13 ($1.84) -15%
Sol Ring $9.25 $9.26 ($0.01) 0%
Null Rod $19.88 $22.20 ($2.32) -10%
Doomsday $8.80 $8.84 ($0.04) 0%
Mindbreak Trap $7.84 $8.86 ($1.02) -12%
Pioneer Staples:  Twitter asks at least once a week if Pioneer is dying.  I don't think it is, part of it is because there are no paper events because of Covid-19 and the format feels a bit stale with the amount of combo still legal.

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Walking Ballista $7.96 $8.38 ($0.42) -5%
Soul-Scar Mage $7.87 $6.80 $1.07 16%
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $6.12 $8.67 ($2.55) -29%
Collected Company $9.26 $9.51 ($0.25) -3%
Kolaghan's Command $4.43 $5.04 ($0.61) -12%
Liliana, the Last Hope $10.67 $8.20 $2.47 30%
Collective Brutality $11.34 $11.87 ($0.53) -4%
Emrakul, the Promised End $5.97 $6.66 ($0.69) -10%
Breeding Pool $3.55 $4.10 ($0.55) -13%
Stomping Ground $3.00 $3.21 ($0.21) -7%
Godless Shrine $1.73 $1.82 ($0.09) -5%
Sacred Foundry $0.56 $0.84 ($0.28) -33%
Watery Grave $1.04 $1.21 ($0.17) -14%
Mana Confluence $7.43 $8.18 ($0.75) -9%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $9.01 $9.42 ($0.41) -4%
Chandra, Torch of Defiance $5.65 $5.66 ($0.01) 0%
Scavenging Ooze $5.26 $5.00 $0.26 5%
Mutavault $6.48 $6.43 $0.05 1%
Goblin Rabblemaster $4.49 $5.59 ($1.10) -20%
Thought-Knot Seer $7.00 $8.82 ($1.82) -21%
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet $5.89 $4.49 $1.40 31%
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy $10.35 $8.98 $1.37 15%
Rest in Peace $4.73 $5.58 ($0.85) -15%
Supreme Verdict $3.79 $3.97 ($0.18) -5%
Hallowed Fountain $1.86 $2.02 ($0.16) -8%
Steam Vents $1.83 $1.43 $0.40 28%
Blood Crypt $2.09 $2.30 ($0.21) -9%
Overgrown Tomb $0.69 $0.54 $0.15 28%
Abrupt Decay $4.42 $5.20 ($0.78) -15%
Temple Garden $1.10 $1.29 ($0.19) -15%
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
Core Set 2020 $209.52 $198.81 $10.71 5%
Core Set 2021 $212.69


Core Set 2021 Booster $3.47


Guilds of Ravnica $44.68 $49.95 ($5.27) -11%
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths $102.56 $98.20 $4.36 4%
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Booster $1.96 $2.98 ($1.02) -34%
Modern Horizons $348.22 $353.04 ($4.82) -1%
Ravnica Allegiances $62.62 $62.92 ($0.30) 0%
Theros Beyond Death $135.05 $146.33 ($11.28) -8%
Throne of Eldraine $139.46 $139.54 ($0.08) 0%
Treasure Chest $2.60 $2.48 $0.12 5%
War of the Spark $111.43 $119.99 ($8.56) -7%


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 237.83
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 120.68
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 93.96
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 88.94
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 81.93
Mox Jet 1E Rare 77.9
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 73.61
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 68.86
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 68.61
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 67.49
Force of Negation MH1 Rare 66.65
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath THB Mythic 66.2
Karakas UBT Mythic 57.49
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 57.06
Time Walk 1E Rare 55.54
Zaxara, the Exemplary C20 Mythic 52.37
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 52.31
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 51.52
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 45.17
Dark Depths V16 Mythic 45.05
Lord Windgrace PZ2 Mythic 45.01
Curse of Opulence PZ2 Uncommon 44.5
Unmask V16 Mythic 43.66
Seasoned Pyromancer MH1 Mythic 43.47
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 43.16
Force of Will MED Rare 42.68
Timetwister 1E Rare 40.47
Xyris, the Writhing Storm C20 Mythic 39.66
Ancient Tomb UBT Mythic 37.63
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 35.91
Misty Rainforest EXP Mythic 35.1
City of Traitors EX Rare 33.62
Teferi, Master of Time M21 Mythic 32.99
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 32.54
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow PZ2 Rare 31.93
Kalamax, the Stormsire C20 Mythic 31.84
Dockside Extortionist C19 Rare 31.58
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 31.17
Force of Will VMA Rare 31.13
Cavern of Souls UMA Mythic 30.59
Mishra's Bauble IMA Uncommon 30.24
Force of Will EMA Mythic 30.11
Mishra's Bauble CSP Uncommon 29.64
Grim Monolith UL Rare 29.63
Teferi, Time Raveler WAR Rare 29.58
Tarmogoyf UBT Mythic 29.53
City of Traitors TPR Rare 29.51
Gavi, Nest Warden C20 Mythic 29.39
Ancient Tomb EXP Mythic 29.24
Wasteland TE Uncommon 29.13
Leovold, Emissary of Trest UBT Mythic 28.17
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 28.09
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 28.03
Cavern of Souls MM3 Mythic 26.86
Gaea's Cradle UZ Rare 26.73
Wasteland EXP Mythic 26.62
Wasteland TPR Rare 26.49
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 26.41
Misdirection MM Rare 26.22
Life from the Loam UBT Mythic 25.97
Fierce Guardianship C20 Rare 25.78
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 25.74
Land Tax ME3 Rare 25.41
Ancient Tomb TE Uncommon 25.36
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

Was a part of the early access event for Core Set 2021.  I streamed with a few breaks from 1pm to 2am.  I am to old for this.  Played some of the new Pokemon DLC, some Animal Crossing and Fortnite. 

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