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State of the Program for November 12th, 2021
 
In the News

Crimson Vow Magic Online Edition:   Treasure Chests have been modified, you can get Crimson Vow cards out of them now, as well as 8 Crimson Vow Commander cards!  There are new art promos added to Treasure Chests as well, several popular cards are getting a bit of a glow up.  The stained glass planeswalkers are making their way to MTGO as well!  New avatars and such are here

Promo Code:  Enter PARTNERS in the MTGO store to get a special avatar of Halana and Alena, Partners

Showcase Challenge Weekend:  Saturday is the Modern Showcase Challenge.  Sunday is the Pioneer 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
Unknown
Constructed Leagues End
Ends 2-9-2022
Sealed Leagues End
Ends 2-10-2022
Next B&R
Unknown
D&D Redemption
Ends December 1st, 2021
Midnight Hunt Redemption
Crimson Vow Redemption

Begins October 20th, 2021
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 - Three weeks of Vintage Cube
Ongoing - Modern Horizons 2 Draft

Upcoming Events on MTGO


November 17 - Innistrad Chaos Draft
November 24 - Live the Dream Cube
December 1 - The Modern Banned Gauntlet
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

I figured that this week would be a great week to highlight some day one decks from the new Standard, featuring some builds by some of the best players and content creators in the game!  I also wanted to make sure that I took the time to show off how the tribes of Innistrad looked after Crimson Vow so you'll see a deck for Zombies (sadly, not Dimir), Humans, Spirits, and Vampires!

Azorius Control
:


4 Color Reanimator:


Izzet Delver:


Mono Black Zombies:


Golgari Self Mill:


Azorius Spirits:


Selesnya Humans: 


Rakdos Vampires
:



 
Winner's Circle

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

Looks like O_danielakos had themselves a day on Saturday. 

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - No event
Saturday Modern - Manacymbal - 4 Color Creativity
Saturday Pauper - O_danielakos - Izzet Snow
Saturday Pioneer - Gul_Dukat - Izzet Phoenix
Saturday Standard -  O_danielakos - Temur Treasures
Saturday Vintage - Wizard_2002


Sunday Legacy - Showcase Challenge
Sunday Modern - swff - Izzet Tempo
Sunday Pauper - LuffyDoChapeuDePalha - Grixis Affinity
Sunday Pioneer - Jaberwocki -  Azorius Control
Sunday Standard - Lennny - Izzet Epiphany
Sunday Vintage - WhiTe TsaR

Other Event Winners

Pauper Showcase Challenge - _DissonancE_ - Bogles
Legacy Showcase Challenge - xJCloud - Noodle Death and Taxes


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: Crimson Vow will be added to the price lists next week! 

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Demilich $38.69 $37.02 $1.67 5%
The Book of Exalted Deeds $11.36 $11.19 $0.17 2%
Acererak the Archlich $23.90 $23.50 $0.40 2%
Iymrith, Desert Doom $9.89 $9.46 $0.43 5%
Minsc, Beloved Ranger $6.42 $6.86 ($0.44) -6%
Ebondeath, Dracolich $8.55 $8.25 $0.30 4%
Old Gnawbone $15.66 $15.19 $0.47 3%
Den of the Bugbear $18.95 $10.66 $8.29 78%
Lolth, Spider Queen $16.37 $14.81 $1.56 11%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $15.10 $14.70 $0.40 3%
Inferno of the Star Mounts $8.22 $7.91 $0.31 4%
Ranger Class $13.14 $13.49 ($0.35) -3%
Hall of the Storm Giants $13.52 $13.22 $0.30 2%
Xanathar, Guild Kingpin $6.63 $5.97 $0.66 11%
Treasure Vault $11.13 $10.38 $0.75 7%
Valki, God of Lies $11.79 $11.75 $0.04 0%
Goldspan Dragon $15.69 $15.95 ($0.26) -2%
Alrund's Epiphany $16.60 $15.41 $1.19 8%
Wrenn and Seven $29.99 $30.32 ($0.33) -1%
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned $11.29 $10.11 $1.18 12%
The Meathook Massacre $13.97 $12.26 $1.71 14%
Intrepid Adversary $17.71 $14.95 $2.76 18%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $7.17 $7.23 ($0.06) -1%
Memory Deluge $10.54 $7.84 $2.70 34%
Prismari Command $13.43 $15.59 ($2.16) -14%
Professor Onyx $8.22 $8.23 ($0.01) 0%
Velomachus Lorehold $6.99 $8.40 ($1.41) -17%
Beledros Witherbloom $5.88 $6.25 ($0.37) -6%
Extus, Oriq Overlord $4.17 $5.29 ($1.12) -21%
Mascot Exhibition $8.62 $8.71 ($0.09) -1%
Skyclave Apparition $13.90 $14.14 ($0.24) -2%
Shatterskull Smashing $14.32 $14.26 $0.06 0%
Roiling Vortex $5.75 $6.71 ($0.96) -14%
Riverglide Pathway $4.95 $6.27 ($1.32) -21%
Modern Staples:

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $20.22 $18.11 $2.11 12%
Cavern of Souls $14.02 $15.06 ($1.04) -7%
Mishra's Bauble $24.37 $26.17 ($1.80) -7%
Aether Vial $8.24 $8.80 ($0.56) -6%
Liliana of the Veil $7.85 $8.26 ($0.41) -5%
Polluted Delta $7.41 $7.24 $0.17 2%
Wooded Foothills $6.77 $6.11 $0.66 11%
Flooded Strand $7.73 $8.73 ($1.00) -11%
Bloodstained Mire $6.11 $6.13 ($0.02) 0%
Windswept Heath $6.24 $5.71 $0.53 9%
Thoughtseize $7.07 $6.74 $0.33 5%
Force of Negation $49.45 $47.65 $1.80 4%
Wrenn and Six $73.93 $61.36 $12.57 20%
Prismatic Vista $7.71 $6.77 $0.94 14%
Sunbaked Canyon $21.34 $26.24 ($4.90) -19%
Seasoned Pyromancer $15.22 $17.07 ($1.85) -11%
Fiery Islet $7.21 $7.31 ($0.10) -1%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $5.74 $5.62 $0.12 2%
Force of Vigor $36.15 $34.86 $1.29 4%
Flusterstorm $30.18 $32.19 ($2.01) -6%
Archmage's Charm $16.46 $17.64 ($1.18) -7%
Silent Clearing $13.07 $13.98 ($0.91) -7%
Archon of Cruelty $5.52 $7.35 ($1.83) -25%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $82.38 $80.43 $1.95 2%
Urza's Saga $45.09 $44.96 $0.13 0%
Solitude $55.11 $57.25 ($2.14) -4%
Endurance $54.03 $55.86 ($1.83) -3%
Grief $11.37 $9.18 $2.19 24%
Murktide Regent $16.48 $18.71 ($2.23) -12%
Sanctum Prelate $12.27 $12.57 ($0.30) -2%
Fury $14.12 $13.50 $0.62 5%
Chalice of the Void $22.45 $26.76 ($4.31) -16%
Surgical Extraction $8.31 $8.53 ($0.22) -3%
Karn Liberated $7.10 $6.71 $0.39 6%
Puresteel Paladin $8.53 $7.54 $0.99 13%
Torpor Orb $6.55 $5.67 $0.88 16%
Emrakul,the Aeons Torn $8.00 $8.18 ($0.18) -2%
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth $6.01 $6.03 ($0.02) 0%
Ensnaring Bridge $7.44 $8.05 ($0.61) -8%
Teferi, Time Raveler $54.92 $78.80 ($23.88) -30%
Gemstone Mine $6.24 $6.31 ($0.07) -1%
Scalding Tarn $5.24 $6.68 ($1.44) -22%
Verdant Catacombs $3.88 $4.60 ($0.72) -16%
Misty Rainforest $4.95 $4.77 $0.18 4%
Arid Mesa $3.29 $3.29 $0.00 0%
Marsh Flats $1.50 $2.03 ($0.53) -26%
Eternal Staples

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Hullbreacher $30.52 $28.67 $1.85 6%
Opposition Agent $21.99 $22.91 ($0.92) -4%
Jeweled Lotus $24.11 $22.53 $1.58 7%
City of Traitors $17.45 $17.28 $0.17 1%
Allosaurus Shepherd $35.14 $37.89 ($2.75) -7%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $8.69 $10.94 ($2.25) -21%
Force of Will $43.45 $43.05 $0.40 1%
Karakas $4.91 $6.82 ($1.91) -28%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $15.57 $20.19 ($4.62) -23%
Unmask $7.70 $9.62 ($1.92) -20%
Misdirection $13.70 $13.87 ($0.17) -1%
Rishadan Port $10.65 $10.92 ($0.27) -2%
Snuff Out $14.80 $14.84 ($0.04) 0%
Submerge $10.21 $10.16 $0.05 0%
Daze $6.24 $6.61 ($0.37) -6%
Entomb $9.34 $10.59 ($1.25) -12%
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow $7.04 $7.82 ($0.78) -10%
Mox Diamond $33.61 $33.00 $0.61 2%
Wasteland $19.25 $17.84 $1.41 8%
Ancient Tomb $11.26 $12.54 ($1.28) -10%
Lotus Petal $21.53 $16.89 $4.64 27%
Grim Monolith $13.23 $13.82 ($0.59) -4%
Exploration $16.28 $16.28 $0.00 0%
Gaea's Cradle $22.87 $22.35 $0.52 2%
Carpet of Flowers $14.27 $17.98 ($3.71) -21%
Gilded Drake $10.48 $10.61 ($0.13) -1%
Black Lotus $9.13 $9.62 ($0.49) -5%
Volcanic Island $7.67 $10.31 ($2.64) -26%
Underground Sea $8.95 $9.15 ($0.20) -2%
Null Rod $14.55 $14.55 $0.00 0%
Doomsday $19.16 $19.76 ($0.60) -3%
Paradigm Shift $8.13 $8.13 $0.00 0%
Pioneer Staples:  We have some new cards on the Pioneer list. 

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Brazen Borrower $21.53 $20.14 $1.39 7%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $7.58 $8.96 ($1.38) -15%
Bonecrusher Giant $6.33


Arclight Phoenix $8.06 $5.35 $2.71 51%
Lurrus of the Dream Den $10.78 $12.05 ($1.27) -11%
Shark Typhoon $13.75 $14.04 ($0.29) -2%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $12.82 $8.74 $4.08 47%
Spirebluff Canal $5.38 $6.23 ($0.85) -14%
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord $9.10


Chndra, Awakened Inferno $7.12


Kaya, Orzhov Usurper $6.18 $6.83 ($0.65) -10%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $6.08 $5.00 $1.08 22%
Karn, the Great Creator $22.51 $28.72 ($6.21) -22%
Finale of Devastation $5.17 $5.15 $0.02 0%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $20.84 $20.61 $0.23 1%
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 $279.85 $266.01 $13.84 5%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $175.08 $163.81 $11.27 7%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Booster Pack $2.34 $2.54 ($0.20) -8%
Kaldheim $110.52 $107.45 $3.07 3%
Strixhaven: School of Mages $109.98 $120.05 ($10.07) -8%
Treasure Chest $2.37 $2.35 $0.02 1%
Zendikar Rising $96.56 $100.70 ($4.14) -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 178.19
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 138.77
Karakas UBT Mythic 110
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 102.02
Mox Jet 1E Rare 93.6
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 92.75
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 89.48
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 87.77
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 82.41
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 73.93
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 70
Time Walk 1E Rare 66.93
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 66.05
Scalding Tarn MH2 Rare 61.85
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 58.93
Misty Rainforest MH2 Rare 58.16
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 57.7
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 55.9
Solitude MH2 Mythic 55.11
Teferi, Time Raveler WAR Rare 54.92
Endurance MH2 Mythic 54.03
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 49.64
Force of Negation MH1 Rare 49.45
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 47.53
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 46.27
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 45.25
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 45
Force of Will MED Rare 43.45
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 41.45
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 39.69
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 38.83
Demilich AFR Mythic 38.69
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 37.35
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 37.15
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare 36.15
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 36.07
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 35.81
Allosaurus Shepherd JMP Mythic 35.14
Mox Diamond ST Rare 33.61
Wasteland EXP Mythic 33.38
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 33.25
Edgar Markov PZ2 Mythic 32.67
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 32.27
Reanimate UBT Mythic 32.2
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 32.16
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 31.69
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 30.86
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 30.71
Chalice of the Void TSR Bonus 30.61
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 30.55
Hullbreacher CMR Rare 30.52
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare 30.18
Wrenn and Seven MID Mythic 29.99
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 29.67
Timetwister 1E Rare 29.59
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 29.49
Verdant Catacombs MH2 Rare 29.49
Chalice of the Void A25 Mythic 29.16
Verdant Catacombs EXP Mythic 28.79
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 28.62
Lotus Petal MS2 Bonus 28.53
Chalice of the Void MMA Rare 28.37
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 28.11
Cavern of Souls UMA Mythic 27.93
Force of Will EMA Mythic 27.68
Scalding Tarn EXP Mythic 27.53
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 27.09
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 27
Retrofitter Foundry PZ2 Rare 26.72
Chalice of the Void MS2 Bonus 26.64
Bitterblossom UBT Mythic 26.48
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 25.56
Force of Will VMA Rare 25.31
Mishra's Bauble IMA Uncommon 25.28
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 $26,505.  Last week it was $27,054.   This is a lost of $549.
 
In Closing

It has been a full week since I had any ADHD meds and it's weird, like my heart no longer feels like it is beating out of my chest.  My brain feels pretty decent.  Work and sleep have been easy for me this week. 


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