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State of the Program for November 23rd, 2022
 
In the News

Regional Championships: Congrats go out to Matthew Saypoff, who won Dreamhack Atlanta with Mono White Humans. You can see all the decklists from this event here. You can see the winning deck in Cutting Edge Tech!   You can see the lists from Sofia here.  Finally you can see the lists from the Dreamhack Pioneer 10k 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
January 25, 2023
Constructed Leagues End
Ends January 31, 2023
Sealed Leagues End
Ends January 31, 2023
Next B&R
Unknown
Dominaria United Redemption
November 29, 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 -  The Brothers' War
Ongoing - The Brothers' War Best of 1 Draft queues until December 7th

November 26 - Standard Showcase Challenge
Nobember 27 - Legacy Showcase Challenge
November 27 to 30 Last Chance events

November 30 - Scars of Mirrodin Block Flashback
December 7 - Supreme Pioneer Chaos Draft
December 14 - Ixalan Block Flashback
December 21 - Vintage Cube
January 25 - A draft format

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
1:00 a.m 32 Player Limited Challenge 32 Player Limited 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
12:00 p.m. Limited Challenge Limited Challenge
2:00 p.m. Pioneer Challenge Standard Challenge

 


Cutting Edge Tech

The Regional Championships from this weekend featured the Pioneer format, this week Cutting Edge Tech will feature the format as well!  Check out the winning decks, some cool brews, and established stars, from the Regional Championships and other Pioneer events this weekend! 

Mono White Humans
:   Here is the winning list from Atlanta! 


Selesnya Auras:  This was fun to follow on Twitter.  Auras has been a staple of the format since it started, and while the lack of Lurrus is felt, the cards that green offer have to be nice. Cannot wait to try this deck out!  


Dimir Oracle:  This did well in on of the MTGO over the weekend, I'm not sure if it has staying power but this self mill deck reminded some people of the old Dimir Inverter days.  Another one I can't wait to try! 


Grinning Ignus Combo:  If I remember correctly this deck went undefeated in a Last Chance Qualifier in Sofia, and then sent it's pilot on quite the run in the main event as well! 


Izzet Phoenix:  This is, of course, one of the best decks in the format still! 



 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - Maraxus_of_NL - Mono White Initiative
Saturday Modern - Showcase Challenge
Saturday Pauper - RClint21 - Tron
Saturday Pioneer - laa11 - Dimir Oracle
Saturday Standard -  Cabezedebolo - Grixis Artifacts
Saturday Vintage - Ozymandias17

Sunday Legacy - Testacular - Elves
Sunday Modern - YungDingo - Rakdos Scam
Sunday Pauper - ModnarTR - Defender Combo
Sunday Pioneer - Showcase Challenge
Sunday Standard - Ailien - Esper Aggro
Sunday Vintage - Yamaro

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: Cards from The Brothers' War were added to the list this week!  March of Otherworldly Light marched off the list. 
 

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Phyrexian Fleshgorger $24.55


Brotherhood's End $16.68


Woodcaller Automaton $14.64


Cityscape Leveler $14.25


Portal to Phyrexia $13.06


Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor $12.42


Saheeli, Filigree Master $8.22


Titania, Voice of Gaea $6.09


Mishra, Claimed by Gix $5.71


Misery's Shadow $5.28


Leyline Binding $19.74 $22.20 -$2.46 -11%
Liliana of the Veil $6.33 $6.67 -$0.34 -5%
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse $53.25 $44.62 $8.63 19%
Memory Deluge $8.55 $8.68 -$0.13 -1%
Haunted Ridge $19.02 $21.03 -$2.01 -10%
Graveyard Trespasser $5.12 $5.96 -$0.84 -14%
Brutal Cathar $13.95 $12.43 $1.52 12%
Deserted Beach $7.75 $7.75 $0.00 0%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $8.94 $9.05 -$0.11 -1%
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar $9.07 $8.90 $0.17 2%
Shipwreck Marsh $5.65 $4.48 $1.17 26%
Boseiju, Who Endures $60.61 $58.18 $2.43 4%
Otawara, Soaring City $14.35 $15.10 -$0.75 -5%
The Wandering Emperor $19.15 $19.51 -$0.36 -2%
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $46.20 $50.70 -$4.50 -9%
Hidetsugu Consumes All $12.53 $12.89 -$0.36 -3%
Diabolic Intent $13.66 $13.10 $0.56 4%
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary $9.36 $10.04 -$0.68 -7%
Ledger Shredder $27.15 $26.62 $0.53 2%
Unlicensed Hearse $28.99 $32.66 -$3.67 -11%
Titan of Industry $4.71 $5.34 -$0.63 -12%
Raffine, Scheming Seer $5.42 $5.54 -$0.12 -2%
Wedding Announcement $7.31 $7.42 -$0.11 -1%
Stormcarved Coast $8.79 $7.97 $0.82 10%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $4.64 $5.82 -$1.18 -20%
Sorin the Mirthless $6.30 $6.75 -$0.45 -7%
Hallowed Haunting $5.11 $5.36 -$0.25 -5%
Modern Staples:
Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $12.95 $12.95 $0.00 0%
Cavern of Souls $7.77 $7.55 $0.22 3%
Mishra's Bauble $9.56 $11.09 -$1.53 -14%
Polluted Delta $6.65 $6.46 $0.19 3%
Wooded Foothills $4.77 $4.58 $0.19 4%
Flooded Strand $8.17 $8.30 -$0.13 -2%
Bloodstained Mire $4.82 $4.69 $0.13 3%
Windswept Heath $3.89 $5.48 -$1.59 -29%
Thoughtseize $5.60 $6.78 -$1.18 -17%
Force of Negation $10.76 $12.71 -$1.95 -15%
Wrenn and Six $26.36 $31.26 -$4.90 -16%
Sunbaked Canyon $7.44 $9.01 -$1.57 -17%
Seasoned Pyromancer $7.77 $7.22 $0.55 8%
Force of Vigor $18.99 $21.05 -$2.06 -10%
Flusterstorm $30.00 $31.04 -$1.04 -3%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $9.32 $10.69 -$1.37 -13%
Archon of Cruelty $18.63 $14.74 $3.89 26%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $31.16 $32.67 -$1.51 -5%
Urza's Saga $50.08 $43.70 $6.38 15%
Solitude $17.70 $20.74 -$3.04 -15%
Endurance $30.12 $34.17 -$4.05 -12%
Grief $9.63 $10.61 -$0.98 -9%
Murktide Regent $13.55 $14.54 -$0.99 -7%
Fury $27.72 $34.08 -$6.36 -19%
Esper Sentinel $8.11 $6.86 $1.25 18%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $6.27 $5.32 $0.95 18%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $7.96 $8.12 -$0.16 -2%
Subtlety $7.63 $10.35 -$2.72 -26%
Chalice of the Void $17.17 $16.40 $0.77 5%
Ensnaring Bridge $6.55 $6.71 -$0.16 -2%
Teferi, Time Raveler $17.16 $18.57 -$1.41 -8%
Scalding Tarn $4.83 $4.78 $0.05 1%
Verdant Catacombs $1.71 $1.51 $0.20 13%
Misty Rainforest $3.48 $3.84 -$0.36 -9%
Arid Mesa $3.20 $2.23 $0.97 43%
Marsh Flats $1.03 $0.91 $0.12 13%
Eternal StaplesMinsc & Boo, Timeless Heroesis off the list, but White Plume Adventurer and Seasoned Dungeoneer have taken the "Walkers place.  Recruiter of the Guard is has left the list. 

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
White Plume Adventurer $17.18


Seasoned Dungeoneer $10.79


Hullbreacher $16.96 $16.62 $0.34 2%
Opposition Agent $56.55 $55.00 $1.55 3%
Jeweled Lotus $14.59 $14.59 $0.00 0%
Jeska's Will $31.01 $35.00 ($3.99) -11%
City of Traitors $13.04 $11.54 $1.50 13%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $18.28 $18.96 ($0.68) -4%
Helm of Obedience $15.57 $15.57 $0.00 0%
Force of Will $48.46 $51.46 ($3.00) -6%
Karakas $7.12 $7.00 $0.12 2%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $9.14 $7.76 $1.38 18%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $5.26 $5.04 $0.22 4%
Enlightened Tutor $5.96 $6.13 ($0.17) -3%
Unmask $18.34 $19.03 ($0.69) -4%
Misdirection $13.23 $13.23 $0.00 0%
Rishadan Port $9.30 $9.30 $0.00 0%
Snuff Out $17.50 $18.59 ($1.09) -6%
Submerge $8.89 $9.58 ($0.69) -7%
Daze $8.09 $8.62 ($0.53) -6%
Entomb $9.17 $8.82 $0.35 4%
Mox Diamond $28.09 $26.99 $1.10 4%
Wasteland $24.65 $24.99 ($0.34) -1%
Ancient Tomb $17.90 $18.69 ($0.79) -4%
Lotus Petal $24.09 $17.24 $6.85 40%
Grindstone $5.86 $5.97 ($0.11) -2%
Grim Monolith $11.06 $11.34 ($0.28) -2%
Goblin Welder $5.49 $5.52 ($0.03) -1%
Meltdown $26.77 $34.09 ($7.32) -21%
Exploration $8.26 $8.49 ($0.23) -3%
Gaea's Cradle $29.79 $28.84 $0.95 3%
Carpet of Flowers $12.03 $13.11 ($1.08) -8%
Gilded Drake $6.19 $5.95 $0.24 4%
Show and Tell $10.95 $10.47 $0.48 5%
Black Lotus $15.20 $15.42 ($0.22) -1%
Volcanic Island $12.40 $12.15 $0.25 2%
Underground Sea $5.98 $6.84 ($0.86) -13%
Null Rod $7.37 $7.39 ($0.02) 0%
Doomsday $18.62 $18.62 $0.00 0%
Paradigm Shift $12.68 $12.30 $0.38 3%
Pioneer StaplesHive of the Eye Tyrant fell off the list. Necromentia is off the list. Day's Undoing is undone. 

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Den of the Bugbear $10.68 $13.55 -$2.87 -21.18%
Hall of the Storm Giants $9.82 $8.08 $1.74 21.53%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $9.37 $10.19 -$0.82 -8.05%
Treasure Vault $7.72 $10.07 -$2.35 -23.34%
Lair of the Hydra $15.43 $16.71 -$1.28 -7.66%
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $4.47 $5.20 -$0.73 -14.04%
Collected Company $9.45 $7.43 $2.02 27.19%
Brazen Borrower $18.36 $20.58 -$2.22 -10.79%
Bonecrusher Giant $5.65 $6.30 -$0.65 -10.32%
Arclight Phoenix $8.68 $10.30 -$1.62 -15.73%
Shark Typhoon $6.18 $5.75 $0.43 7.48%
Raugrin Triome $6.68 $9.86 -$3.18 -32.25%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $5.43 $4.98 $0.45 9.04%
Orvar, the All-Form $28.93 $25.60 $3.33 13.01%
Esika's Chariot $5.25 $5.98 -$0.73 -12.21%
Spirebluff Canal $8.55 $5.20 $3.35 64.42%
Cavalier of Thorns $26.88 $30.08 -$3.20 -10.64%
Leyline of the Void $8.80 $8.11 $0.69 8.51%
The Meathook Massacre $17.82 $17.82 $0.00 0.00%
Prismari Command $4.89 $5.05 -$0.16 -3.17%
Witherbloom Command $4.59 $5.90 -$1.31 -22.20%
Karn, the Great Creator $22.16 $27.54 -$5.38 -19.54%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $23.21 $26.54 -$3.33 -12.55%
Skyclave Apparition $11.28 $9.71 $1.57 16.17%
Roiling Vortex $10.89 $11.75 -$0.86 -7.32%
Agadeem's Awakening $6.91 $7.17 -$0.26 -3.63%
Sea Gate Restoration $7.02 $7.03 -$0.01 -0.14%
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
The Brothers' War $174.46 $166.69 $7.77 5%
The Brothers's War Booster $3.19 $3.25 ($0.06) -2%
Dominaria United $104.67 $99.46 $5.21 5%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $76.79 $79.11 ($2.32) -3%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $158.65 $161.61 ($2.96) -2%
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty $179.18 $184.12 ($4.94) -3%
Streets of New Capenna $105.20 $111.50 ($6.30) -6%
Treasure Chest $2.39 $2.41 ($0.02) -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 258.42
Mox Jet 1E Rare 125.16
Karakas UBT Mythic 119.96
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 118.14
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 116.44
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 111.26
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 101.04
Time Walk 1E Rare 83.68
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 82.99
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 78
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 73.69
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 66.89
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 63.43
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 62.89
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 61.15
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare 60.61
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 59.56
Opposition Agent CMR Rare 56.55
Aether Gale C14 Rare 55.34
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 53.6
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse DMU Mythic 53.25
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 50.08
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 49.87
Force of Will MED Rare 48.46
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 47.88
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 46.88
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker NEO Rare 46.2
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 43.4
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 43.06
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 42.78
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 41.5
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 37.82
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 37.33
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 36.19
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 33.48
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 33.1
Cleansing Screech PZ2 Common 32.75
Reanimate UBT Mythic 32.75
Timetwister 1E Rare 32.33
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 32.3
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 31.5
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 31.33
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 31.16
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 31.01
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 30.72
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic 30.34
Endurance MH2 Mythic 30.12
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare 30
Force of Will EMA Mythic 29.93
Gaea's Cradle UZ Rare 29.79
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 29.62
Force of Will VMA Rare 29.06
Unlicensed Hearse SNC Rare 28.99
Orvar, the All-Form KHM Mythic 28.93
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon MS4 Mythic 28.41
Mox Diamond ST Rare 28.09
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 27.94
Fury MH2 Mythic 27.72
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 27.67
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 27.33
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 27.28
Ledger Shredder SNC Rare 27.15
Cavalier of Thorns M20 Mythic 26.88
Meltdown UZ Uncommon 26.77
Life from the Loam UBT Mythic 26.63
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 26.36
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 26.24
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre UBT Mythic 26.23
Ancient Tomb ZNE Mythic 25.38
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
 
In Closing

Prices were done on the 22! 

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