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State of the Program for November 30th, 2022
 
In the News

MTGO Forums: Daybreak has set up forums for MTGO, which you can find here

MTGO Discord:  In addition to the Forums, Daybreak has set up a Discord for MTGO.  You can get the invite here.

Dominaria United Redemption:  Tokens are on MTGO for those that want to redeem sets of The Brothers' War.  Sets are only available while supplies last now.  Tokens also cost $35.00 and shipping. 

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 -  Scars of Mirrodin Block Flashback
Ongoing- The Brothers' War Best of 1 Draft Queues

December 2 - Limited Super Qualifier
December 3 - Modern Showcase Qualifier
December 4 - Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
December 10 - Standard Showcase Qualifier
December 11 - Legacy Showcase Qualifier

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

Standard: The top deck of Standard seems to be some version of this powerful Grixis deck.


Legacy:I wanted to show off this Legacy deck because Titania, Voice of Gaea is in it.


Modern: Rakdos Scam, perhaps the worst named deck in the format seems to be on the upswing.


Pauper:  Initiative seems to be doing just well enough in the format to not be a problem.   Maybe I am wrong, but this deck looks like a blast to play! 


Pioneer:   With Regional Championships and RCQs going on it feels like Pioneer is slowly becoming the premier format that Wizards of the Coast wanted it to be before the pandemic. 



 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - Oceansoul92 - Izzet Delver
Saturday Modern - Aerien_sol - Rakdos Scam
Saturday Pauper - discoverN - Affinity
Saturday Pioneer - ThaisM - Bant Spirits
Saturday Standard - Showcase Challenge
Saturday Vintage - TrueHero

Sunday Legacy - Showcase Challenge
Sunday Modern - ItlDude123 - Breach Combo
Sunday Pauper - vini_torres - Affinity
Sunday Pioneer - 0men - Hidden Strings Combo
Sunday Standard - Mogged - Grixis Midrange
Sunday Vintage - unluckymonkey

Other Event Winners

Standard Showcase Challenge
Legacy 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: Titan of Industry went bankrupt.  Chandra, Dressed to Kill decided to get changed and left the list. 

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Phyrexian Fleshgorger $16.97 $24.55 -$7.58 -31%
Brotherhood's End $10.88 $16.68 -$5.80 -35%
Woodcaller Automaton $10.92 $14.64 -$3.72 -25%
Cityscape Leveler $5.54 $14.25 -$8.71 -61%
Portal to Phyrexia $6.93 $13.06 -$6.13 -47%
Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor $4.63 $12.42 -$7.79 -63%
Saheeli, Filigree Master $7.25 $8.22 -$0.97 -12%
Titania, Voice of Gaea $3.14 $6.09 -$2.95 -48%
Mishra, Claimed by Gix $3.22 $5.71 -$2.49 -44%
Misery's Shadow $3.66 $5.28 -$1.62 -31%
Leyline Binding $18.02 $19.74 -$1.72 -9%
Liliana of the Veil $6.69 $6.33 $0.36 6%
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse $67.34 $53.25 $14.09 26%
Memory Deluge $9.27 $8.55 $0.72 8%
Haunted Ridge $17.29 $19.02 -$1.73 -9%
Graveyard Trespasser $4.71 $5.12 -$0.41 -8%
Brutal Cathar $15.07 $13.95 $1.12 8%
Deserted Beach $8.94 $7.75 $1.19 15%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $7.92 $8.94 -$1.02 -11%
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar $8.76 $9.07 -$0.31 -3%
Shipwreck Marsh $6.82 $5.65 $1.17 21%
Boseiju, Who Endures $58.57 $60.61 -$2.04 -3%
Otawara, Soaring City $14.19 $14.35 -$0.16 -1%
The Wandering Emperor $17.32 $19.15 -$1.83 -10%
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $42.78 $46.20 -$3.42 -7%
Hidetsugu Consumes All $10.73 $12.53 -$1.80 -14%
Diabolic Intent $10.30 $13.66 -$3.36 -25%
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary $8.69 $9.36 -$0.67 -7%
Ledger Shredder $28.31 $27.15 $1.16 4%
Unlicensed Hearse $27.07 $28.99 -$1.92 -7%
Raffine, Scheming Seer $4.44 $5.42 -$0.98 -18%
Wedding Announcement $8.07 $7.31 $0.76 10%
Stormcarved Coast $9.37 $8.79 $0.58 7%
Sorin the Mirthless $5.08 $6.30 -$1.22 -19%
Hallowed Haunting $5.22 $5.11 $0.11 2%
Modern Staples:

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $13.38 $12.95 $0.43 3%
Cavern of Souls $7.93 $7.77 $0.16 2%
Mishra's Bauble $6.40 $9.56 -$3.16 -33%
Polluted Delta $6.25 $6.65 -$0.40 -6%
Wooded Foothills $6.42 $4.77 $1.65 35%
Flooded Strand $9.63 $8.17 $1.46 18%
Bloodstained Mire $6.09 $4.82 $1.27 26%
Windswept Heath $5.68 $3.89 $1.79 46%
Thoughtseize $5.75 $5.60 $0.15 3%
Force of Negation $9.82 $10.76 -$0.94 -9%
Wrenn and Six $23.75 $26.36 -$2.61 -10%
Sunbaked Canyon $7.71 $7.44 $0.27 4%
Seasoned Pyromancer $9.81 $7.77 $2.04 26%
Force of Vigor $18.04 $18.99 -$0.95 -5%
Flusterstorm $31.73 $30.00 $1.73 6%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $8.49 $9.32 -$0.83 -9%
Archon of Cruelty $14.24 $18.63 -$4.39 -24%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $35.14 $31.16 $3.98 13%
Urza's Saga $56.46 $50.08 $6.38 13%
Solitude $21.65 $17.70 $3.95 22%
Endurance $34.28 $30.12 $4.16 14%
Grief $10.90 $9.63 $1.27 13%
Murktide Regent $15.02 $13.55 $1.47 11%
Fury $31.36 $27.72 $3.64 13%
Esper Sentinel $8.63 $8.11 $0.52 6%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $7.30 $6.27 $1.03 16%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $8.01 $7.96 $0.05 1%
Subtlety $9.90 $7.63 $2.27 30%
Chalice of the Void $13.56 $17.17 -$3.61 -21%
Ensnaring Bridge $6.31 $6.55 -$0.24 -4%
Teferi, Time Raveler $15.57 $17.16 -$1.59 -9%
Scalding Tarn $5.44 $4.83 $0.61 13%
Verdant Catacombs $2.61 $1.71 $0.90 53%
Misty Rainforest $4.69 $3.48 $1.21 35%
Arid Mesa $3.07 $3.20 -$0.13 -4%
Marsh Flats $1.32 $1.03 $0.29 28%
Eternal Staples

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
White Plume Adventurer $50.00 $17.18 $32.82 191%
Seasoned Dungeoneer $46.00 $10.79 $35.21 326%
Hullbreacher $18.66 $16.96 $1.70 10%
Opposition Agent $49.89 $56.55 ($6.66) -12%
Jeweled Lotus $12.50 $14.59 ($2.09) -14%
Jeska's Will $28.47 $31.01 ($2.54) -8%
City of Traitors $16.15 $13.04 $3.11 24%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $17.05 $18.28 ($1.23) -7%
Helm of Obedience $15.75 $15.57 $0.18 1%
Force of Will $46.02 $48.46 ($2.44) -5%
Karakas $7.44 $7.12 $0.32 4%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $10.02 $9.14 $0.88 10%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $5.00 $5.26 ($0.26) -5%
Enlightened Tutor $6.22 $5.96 $0.26 4%
Unmask $18.73 $18.34 $0.39 2%
Misdirection $13.23 $13.23 $0.00 0%
Rishadan Port $7.63 $9.30 ($1.67) -18%
Snuff Out $17.43 $17.50 ($0.07) 0%
Submerge $9.75 $8.89 $0.86 10%
Daze $7.95 $8.09 ($0.14) -2%
Entomb $10.07 $9.17 $0.90 10%
Mox Diamond $29.05 $28.09 $0.96 3%
Wasteland $23.13 $24.65 ($1.52) -6%
Ancient Tomb $21.88 $17.90 $3.98 22%
Lotus Petal $21.98 $24.09 ($2.11) -9%
Grindstone $5.74 $5.86 ($0.12) -2%
Grim Monolith $13.05 $11.06 $1.99 18%
Goblin Welder $5.41 $5.49 ($0.08) -1%
Meltdown $32.08 $26.77 $5.31 20%
Exploration $8.26 $8.26 $0.00 0%
Gaea's Cradle $29.76 $29.79 ($0.03) 0%
Carpet of Flowers $9.96 $12.03 ($2.07) -17%
Gilded Drake $6.38 $6.19 $0.19 3%
Show and Tell $12.11 $10.95 $1.16 11%
Black Lotus $15.75 $15.20 $0.55 4%
Volcanic Island $12.20 $12.40 ($0.20) -2%
Underground Sea $6.42 $5.98 $0.44 7%
Null Rod $7.51 $7.37 $0.14 2%
Doomsday $19.14 $18.62 $0.52 3%
Paradigm Shift $13.00 $12.68 $0.32 3%
Pioneer StaplesEidolon of the Great Revel came off the list. 

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Den of the Bugbear $8.22 $13.55 -$5.33 -39.34%
Hall of the Storm Giants $10.67 $8.08 $2.59 32.05%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $8.06 $10.19 -$2.13 -20.90%
Treasure Vault $7.24 $10.07 -$2.83 -28.10%
Lair of the Hydra $13.54 $16.71 -$3.17 -18.97%
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $4.30 $5.20 -$0.90 -17.31%
Collected Company $5.82 $7.43 -$1.61 -21.67%
Brazen Borrower $14.38 $20.58 -$6.20 -30.13%
Bonecrusher Giant $3.75 $6.30 -$2.55 -40.48%
Arclight Phoenix $8.38 $10.30 -$1.92 -18.64%
Shark Typhoon $7.36 $5.75 $1.61 28.00%
Raugrin Triome $5.21 $9.86 -$4.65 -47.16%
Orvar, the All-Form $38.26 $25.60 $12.66 49.45%
Esika's Chariot $4.28 $5.98 -$1.70 -28.43%
Spirebluff Canal $8.40 $5.20 $3.20 61.54%
Cavalier of Thorns $21.09 $30.08 -$8.99 -29.89%
Leyline of the Void $4.68 $8.11 -$3.43 -42.29%
The Meathook Massacre $16.20 $17.82 -$1.62 -9.09%
Prismari Command $3.98 $5.05 -$1.07 -21.19%
Witherbloom Command $3.42 $5.90 -$2.48 -42.03%
Karn, the Great Creator $20.10 $27.54 -$7.44 -27.02%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $17.52 $26.54 -$9.02 -33.99%
Skyclave Apparition $11.64 $9.71 $1.93 19.88%
Roiling Vortex $6.39 $11.75 -$5.36 -45.62%
Agadeem's Awakening $7.24 $7.17 $0.07 0.98%
Sea Gate Restoration $6.38 $7.03 -$0.65 -9.25%
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 $108.56 $174.46 ($65.90) -38%
The Brothers's War Booster $2.96 $3.19 ($0.23) -7%
Dominaria United $118.93 $104.67 $14.26 14%
Innistrad: Crimson Vow $75.81 $76.79 ($0.98) -1%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $155.87 $158.65 ($2.78) -2%
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty $169.62 $179.18 ($9.56) -5%
Streets of New Capenna $101.80 $105.20 ($3.40) -3%
Treasure Chest $2.32 $2.39 ($0.07) -3%


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
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 118.14
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 116.44
Karakas UBT Mythic 114.08
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
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse DMU Mythic 67.34
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 66.58
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 63.43
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 62.89
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 61.15
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 60.65
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare 58.57
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 56.46
Aether Gale C14 Rare 54.02
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 53.6
White Plume Adventurer CLB Rare 50
Opposition Agent CMR Rare 49.89
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 49.87
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 48.89
Force of Will MED Rare 46.02
Seasoned Dungeoneer CLB Rare 46
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 45.65
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 43.4
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 42.78
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker NEO Rare 42.78
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 42.56
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 41.5
Orvar, the All-Form KHM Mythic 38.26
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 37.33
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 36.19
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 35.14
Endurance MH2 Mythic 34.28
Reanimate UBT Mythic 33.11
Cleansing Screech PZ2 Common 32.75
Timetwister 1E Rare 32.69
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 32.6
Meltdown UZ Uncommon 32.08
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare 31.73
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 31.53
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 31.51
Fury MH2 Mythic 31.36
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 31.31
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 30.92
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 30.68
Force of Will EMA Mythic 30.58
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 30.47
Force of Will VMA Rare 30.3
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic 30.15
Gaea's Cradle UZ Rare 29.76
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 29.62
Mox Diamond ST Rare 29.05
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 28.84
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 28.59
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 28.47
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon MS4 Mythic 28.41
Ledger Shredder SNC Rare 28.31
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 27.94
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 27.67
Unlicensed Hearse SNC Rare 27.07
Life from the Loam UBT Mythic 26.63
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.


 
In Closing

Prices were done Wednesday morning! 

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