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State of the Program for October 15th, 2021
 
In the News

World Championships:  Yuta Takahashi won Worlds this past weekend with Izzet Dragons.  With 14 Grand Prix top eights to his name, the long time Faeries player went 0-3 in the draft portion of the event before going undefeated in the Standard portion.  Yuta ended up going 10-0 on the weekend in Standard.  For World Championship coverage, you can go here

Artisan Cube:  Chris Kronenberger brings the Artisan Cube to MTGO this week.  This is a common and uncommon only cube.  You can see the card list and archetype information here.

Secret Lairs:  The October Super Drop starts on the 18th and features the cards for Stranger Things.  It's a 8 card set featuring characters from the show and a clue token.  It is foil and non foil.  There are some spooky ones too for Halloween and such.  We have a lair for the Innistrad Special printing, featuring non basic lands from the first visits to Innistrad and some Mirrodin artifacts lands as well.  Liliana, most likely not getting a Signature Spellbook, gets to feature in one, and there are some cards inspired by classic Horror movie posters.  I think I got them all, but if not you can check them out here.  The sale starts on the 18th. 

Banned in HistoricBrainstorm and Tibalt's Trickery were banned in Historic.  Memory Lapse was suspended in the format.  They decided to do nothing about Standard right now, and did not mention Legacy, a format that is in dire need of help.  There are also some cards that are being changed on Arena, but we do not care about those cards here.  You can read the article about it here

Eternal Weekend:  Legacy events will be held on Magic Online November 19–21, 2021.  Vintage events will be held on Magic Online on the following weekend of November 26–28, 2021.

 

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
November 10th, 2021
Constructed Leagues End
Ends November 10th, 2021
Sealed Leagues End
Ends November 11th, 2021
Next B&R
Unknown
D&D Redemption
Ends December 1st, 2021
Midnight Hunt Redemption
Begins October 20th, 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 - Artisan Cube

October 20 - Three weeks of Vintage Cube
October 27 - Triple Innistrad Draft

Friday and Sunday - Modern Qualifiers
Saturday - Limited Super Qualifier
 
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 is the undefeated World Championship winning list.  A lot of discourse on social media is what should Wizards of the Coast do about Alrund's Epiphany.  Previews start for the next set really soon, it comes out next month.  I say we do nothing about it! 


Historic:  It feels like, with no bigger events that Historic is falling to the side like Pioneer did during the pandemic.  Well currently during the pandemic.  Historic has no direction and is kinda floating along.  What's it's purpose?  Is it Arena Vintage?  Is it what eventually brings Modern to Arena?  Does WotC even know? 


Legacy:  Again more ban discource in social media for a format, and I think that this format actually needs help.  Players are protesting the Saturday challenge according to Legacy players on Twitter until Wizards makes a move.  I have no idea what they are going to do here.


Modern:  Modern feels really healthy and is a lot of fun still.


Pauper:  Is Atog a bigger problem in Pauper than we seem to want to admit?  Granted I don't think the format needs any help right now, but maybe the creature needs to be examined the next time there is a ban.


Pioneer:  Pioneer right now, seems to be Izzet Phoenix or something so incredibly cool looking that looks fun, but maybe isn't great against Izzet Phoenix. 





 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - This event failed to fire.
Saturday Modern - Curryvore - Azorius Blink
Saturday Pauper - Hamuda - Rakdos Affinity
Saturday Pioneer - JogandoPelado - Boros Burn
Saturday Standard - pepeisra - Izzet Epiphany
Saturday Vintage - Clone9

Sunday Legacy - Bryant_Cook - ANT
Sunday Modern - DemonicTutors - Golgari Counters
Sunday Pauper - Entropy263 - Grixis Storm
Sunday Pioneer - _Falcon_ - Izzet Phoenix
Sunday Standard - bolov0 - Mono Green Aggro
Sunday Vintage - NathanLipetz

Other Event Winners

Pauper Premier -
barff - Dimir Delver
Standard Super Qualifer -
Paskardi and ModiSapiras


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: Just a whole hecking lot of cards to add to the list this week!  We dropped some as well, but not nearly as many as we added.  It's a pretty large list.

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Demilich $32.56 $31.42 $1.14 4%
The Book of Exalted Deeds $10.81 $10.57 $0.24 2%
Acererak the Archlich $22.96 $22.76 $0.20 1%
Iymrith, Desert Doom $8.51 $7.74 $0.77 10%
Minsc, Beloved Ranger $7.08 $7.04 $0.04 1%
Ebondeath, Dracolich $7.80 $7.46 $0.34 5%
Old Gnawbone $13.99 $13.44 $0.55 4%
Den of the Bugbear $8.48 $7.51 $0.97 13%
Lolth, Spider Queen $13.21 $12.49 $0.72 6%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $11.58 $8.97 $2.61 29%
Inferno of the Star Mounts $7.14 $6.81 $0.33 5%
Ranger Class $11.06 $10.19 $0.87 9%
Hall of the Storm Giants $11.19 $8.15 $3.04 37%
Xanathar, Guild Kingpin $5.16


Treasure Vault $5.05


Valki, God of Lies $14.37 $15.15 ($0.78) -5%
Goldspan Dragon $19.83 $15.11 $4.72 31%
Alrund's Epiphany $20.73 $12.61 $8.12 64%
Faceless Haven $8.77 $10.24

Wrenn and Seven $34.19 $35.37 ($1.18) -3%
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned $7.86 $8.55 ($0.69) -8%
The Meathook Massacre $12.73 $16.51 ($3.78) -23%
Intrepid Adversary $17.01 $11.99 $5.02 42%
Bloodthirsty Adversary $4.77 $6.17 ($1.40) -23%
Arlinn, the Pack's Hope $5.13 $6.48 ($1.35) -21%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $8.20 $8.25 ($0.05) -1%
Tainted Adversary $4.21 $5.53 ($1.32) -24%
Memory Deluge $10.37 $6.59 $3.78 57%
Primal Adversary $4.84 $6.52 ($1.68) -26%
Spectral Adversary $5.21


Prismari Command $15.28 $16.23 ($0.95) -6%
Magma Opus $6.81 $6.81 $0.00 0%
Professor Onyx $9.58 $10.93 ($1.35) -12%
Velomachus Lorehold $13.03 $12.76 $0.27 2%
Beledros Witherbloom $7.20 $6.98 $0.22 3%
Extus, Oriq Overlord $7.62 $7.62 $0.00 0%
Galazeth Prismari $4.94 $6.10 ($1.16) -19%
Mascot Exhibition $7.97 $6.88 $1.09 16%
Scourge of the Skyclaves $6.35 $7.14 ($0.79) -11%
Skyclave Apparition $17.21 $15.94 $1.27 8%
Shatterskull Smashing $10.46 $10.34 $0.12 1%
Roiling Vortex $9.04


Riverglide Pathway $6.74


Modern Staples:

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $20.91 $20.44 $0.47 2%
Cavern of Souls $19.02 $17.39 $1.63 9%
Mishra's Bauble $27.78 $23.87 $3.91 16%
Aether Vial $9.55 $8.05 $1.50 19%
Horizon Canopy $5.22 $4.24 $0.98 23%
Liliana of the Veil $8.99 $8.52 $0.47 6%
Polluted Delta $10.66 $7.62 $3.04 40%
Wooded Foothills $8.81 $7.29 $1.52 21%
Flooded Strand $9.94 $9.18 $0.76 8%
Bloodstained Mire $7.02 $6.10 $0.92 15%
Windswept Heath $6.66 $4.64 $2.02 44%
Thoughtseize $7.09 $6.32 $0.77 12%
Force of Negation $48.89 $48.38 $0.51 1%
Wrenn and Six $64.90 $63.79 $1.11 2%
Prismatic Vista $6.25 $6.96 ($0.71) -10%
Sunbaked Canyon $31.13 $28.34 $2.79 10%
Seasoned Pyromancer $19.90 $24.61 ($4.71) -19%
Fiery Islet $8.50 $7.52 $0.98 13%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $5.42 $5.78 ($0.36) -6%
Force of Vigor $36.90 $33.53 $3.37 10%
Flusterstorm $33.86 $33.36 $0.50 1%
Archmage's Charm $25.49 $27.04 ($1.55) -6%
Silent Clearing $8.33 $7.82 $0.51 7%
Archon of Cruelty $9.32 $7.02 $2.30 33%
Prismatic Ending $6.36 $5.54 $0.82 15%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $95.17 $112.53 ($17.36) -15%
Urza's Saga $52.54 $47.88 $4.66 10%
Solitude $56.80 $51.77 $5.03 10%
Endurance $67.70 $56.38 $11.32 20%
Grief $12.31 $10.16 $2.15 21%
Murktide Regent $25.94 $20.37 $5.57 27%
Sanctum Prelate $11.95 $11.95 $0.00 0%
Fury $18.87 $17.64 $1.23 7%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $7.15 $6.63 $0.52 8%
Ignoble Hierarch $4.15 $3.68 $0.47 13%
Chalice of the Void $41.63 $35.03 $6.60 19%
Surgical Extraction $10.06 $11.63 ($1.57) -13%
Karn Liberated $6.79 $6.16 $0.63 10%
Emrakul,the Aeons Torn $10.43 $11.03 ($0.60) -5%
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth $7.91 $8.03 ($0.12) -1%
Ensnaring Bridge $7.53 $7.34 $0.19 3%
Teferi, Time Raveler $72.78 $56.96 $15.82 28%
Gemstone Mine $6.90 $6.10 $0.80 13%
Scalding Tarn $7.84 $7.02 $0.82 12%
Verdant Catacombs $5.32 $4.29 $1.03 24%
Misty Rainforest $6.48 $5.01 $1.47 29%
Arid Mesa $3.34 $3.09 $0.25 8%
Marsh Flats $2.25 $2.25 $0.00 0%
Eternal Staples

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Hullbreacher $33.81 $38.32 ($4.51) -12%
Opposition Agent $18.49 $17.48 $1.01 6%
Jeweled Lotus $20.88 $20.99 ($0.11) -1%
City of Traitors $16.14 $15.72 $0.42 3%
Allosaurus Shepherd $31.50 $34.97 ($3.47) -10%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $10.73 $10.87 ($0.14) -1%
Force of Will $41.50 $45.59 ($4.09) -9%
Karakas $9.84 $9.89 ($0.05) -1%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $21.60 $21.22 $0.38 2%
Unmask $11.12 $8.89 $2.23 25%
Misdirection $13.91 $13.63 $0.28 2%
Rishadan Port $14.17 $13.78 $0.39 3%
Snuff Out $14.68 $15.56 ($0.88) -6%
Submerge $8.70 $7.79 $0.91 12%
Daze $6.67 $6.64 $0.03 0%
Entomb $10.08 $10.08 $0.00 0%
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow $12.64 $10.39 $2.25 22%
Mox Diamond $33.88 $36.09 ($2.21) -6%
Wasteland $22.36 $21.84 $0.52 2%
Ancient Tomb $14.23 $15.04 ($0.81) -5%
Lotus Petal $25.15 $20.49 $4.66 23%
Grim Monolith $12.21 $12.23 ($0.02) 0%
Exploration $15.98 $15.30 $0.68 4%
Gaea's Cradle $22.40 $24.25 ($1.85) -8%
Carpet of Flowers $18.13 $16.29 $1.84 11%
Gilded Drake $10.82 $11.29 ($0.47) -4%
Black Lotus $11.01 $8.99 $2.02 22%
Volcanic Island $10.01 $8.00 $2.01 25%
Underground Sea $11.01 $8.34 $2.67 32%
Null Rod $13.93 $13.82 $0.11 1%
Doomsday $20.22 $21.01 ($0.79) -4%
Paradigm Shift $8.17 $8.17 $0.00 0%
Mindbreak Trap $5.30 $5.07 $0.23 5%
Pioneer Staples

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Collected Company $5.07 $6.50 ($1.43) -22%
Brazen Borrower $20.31 $19.81 $0.50 3%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $11.92 $12.90 ($0.98) -8%
Arclight Phoenix $6.03 $6.73 ($0.70) -10%
Lurrus of the Dream Den $11.65 $14.42 ($2.77) -19%
Shark Typhoon $12.51 $11.76 $0.75 6%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $11.36 $10.24 $1.12 11%
Spirebluff Canal $6.60 $5.42 $1.18 22%
Kaya, Orzhov Usurper $11.23 $11.25 ($0.02) 0%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $6.28 $5.61 $0.67 12%
Karn, the Great Creator $26.12 $20.56 $5.56 27%
Blast Zone $6.59 $6.20 $0.39 6%
Finale of Devastation $7.11 $7.64 ($0.53) -7%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $21.81 $23.40 ($1.59) -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 Week Change % Change
Forgotten Realms $238.09 $215.46 $22.63 11%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $174.70 $185.01 ($10.31) -6%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Booster Pack $3.29 $3.30 ($0.01) 0%
Kaldheim $131.26 $126.30 $4.96 4%
Strixhaven: School of Mages $143.72 $148.38 ($4.66) -3%
Treasure Chest $2.28 $2.33 ($0.05) -2%
Zendikar Rising $105.48 $104.62 $0.86 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 176.45
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 138.91
Karakas UBT Mythic 110.2
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 98.4
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 93.46
Mox Jet 1E Rare 93.32
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 92.6
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 86.1
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 84.96
Teferi, Time Raveler WAR Rare 72.78
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 69.56
Time Walk 1E Rare 67.22
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 65.85
Endurance MH2 Mythic 64.96
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 64.9
Solitude MH2 Mythic 56.8
Misty Rainforest MH2 Rare 56.57
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 55.96
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 55.9
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 54.41
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 52.33
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 50.11
Force of Negation MH1 Rare 48.89
Scalding Tarn MH2 Rare 47.2
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 45.59
Chalice of the Void TSR Bonus 45.54
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 45.33
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 43.79
Chalice of the Void MRD Rare 41.63
Force of Will MED Rare 41.5
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 41.45
Wasteland EXP Mythic 40.96
Chalice of the Void MS2 Bonus 40.05
Verdant Catacombs MH2 Rare 39.28
Chalice of the Void A25 Mythic 39.16
Chalice of the Void MMA Rare 38.68
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 38.39
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 37.7
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 37.26
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 37.16
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare 36.9
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 35.87
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 35.55
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 35.16
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 34.3
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 34.29
Wrenn and Seven MID Mythic 34.19
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 34.14
Retrofitter Foundry PZ2 Rare 34.06
Mox Diamond ST Rare 33.88
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare 33.86
Hullbreacher CMR Rare 33.81
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 32.69
Demilich AFR Mythic 32.56
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 31.54
Allosaurus Shepherd JMP Mythic 31.5
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 31.44
Reanimate UBT Mythic 31.37
Sunbaked Canyon MH1 Rare 31.13
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 30.82
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 30.62
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 30.41
Timetwister 1E Rare 29.77
Verdant Catacombs EXP Mythic 29.71
Mishra's Bauble 2XM Uncommon 29.27
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 29.23
Force of Will EMA Mythic 28.99
Mishra's Bauble IMA Uncommon 28.61
Force of Will VMA Rare 28.29
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 28.28
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 28.11
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 28.05
Mishra's Bauble CSP Uncommon 27.78
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 27.61
Scalding Tarn EXP Mythic 27.53
Cavern of Souls UMA Mythic 27.49
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 27.24
Wasteland TPR Rare 27.16
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 26.92
Bitterblossom UBT Mythic 26.31
Murktide Regent MH2 Mythic 26.19
Karn, the Great Creator WAR Rare 26.12
Edgar Markov PZ2 Mythic 26.06
Dockside Extortionist C19 Rare 25.92
Archmage's Charm MH1 Rare 25.49
Lotus Petal TE Common 25.15
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 $27,155.  On October 1st the number was $26,357.  We have had a $798 gain. 
 
In Closing

I've been on my ADHD meds for a full week now.  I've noticed, when I am outside that my brain has seemed to slow down and I don't get overwhelmed so quickly.  That is a good thing.  A bad thing is I am taking upwards of 12 small naps a day before sleeping through the night. 

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