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State of the Program for October 22nd, 2021
 
In the News

Vintage Cube:  It's been updated and you can read about those changes here.  

Eternal Weekend:  The dates were reported last weekend, the prizes have been reported this week.  All-Access is back for the weekends of the event and you can check out the prizes and such here
 
Secret Lair Extra Life: Craterhoof Behemoth, Mulldrifter, and Metalwork Colossus are featured in this years Extra Life Secret Lair.  Featuring art by children from the Seattle Children’s Autism Center you will get copies done by the kids, and then copies done be artists from Magic.  You can see the cards 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
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 -  Three weeks of Vintage Cube

October 27 - Triple Innistrad Draft

Saturday - Legacy Qualifier
Sunday - Modern 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:

Historic:

Legacy:

Modern:

Pauper:

Pioneer:




 
Winner's Circle

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

Challenge Winners

Saturday Legacy - No Event
Saturday Modern - Talisker - Jeskai Stoneblade
Saturday Pauper - Beicodegeia - Dimir Mid
Saturday Pioneer - delicinha - Izzet Phoenix
Saturday Standard -  Jaberwocki - Izzet Epiphany
Saturday Vintage - grymn

Sunday Legacy - HeyNongMan - 4 Color Lands
Sunday Modern - Sodeq - No land Belcher
Sunday Pauper - Kampp - Orzhov Pestilence
Sunday Pioneer - kasa - Rakdos Arcanist
Sunday Standard - O_danielakos - Temur Treasures
Sunday Vintage - moatzu

Other Event Winners

Modern Premier -
Snusnumrick - Temur Footfalls
Midnight Hunt Qualifier -
TAMOMOMO
Modern Premier - Nammersquats - Azorius Control


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:

Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Demilich $34.46 $32.56 $1.90 6%
The Book of Exalted Deeds $10.98 $10.81 $0.17 2%
Acererak the Archlich $23.28 $22.96 $0.32 1%
Iymrith, Desert Doom $9.38 $8.51 $0.87 10%
Minsc, Beloved Ranger $6.88 $7.08 ($0.20) -3%
Ebondeath, Dracolich $7.85 $7.80 $0.05 1%
Old Gnawbone $14.34 $13.99 $0.35 3%
Den of the Bugbear $8.92 $8.48 $0.44 5%
Lolth, Spider Queen $13.91 $13.21 $0.70 5%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $13.39 $11.58 $1.81 16%
Inferno of the Star Mounts $7.23 $7.14 $0.09 1%
Ranger Class $10.73 $11.06 ($0.33) -3%
Hall of the Storm Giants $12.24 $11.19 $1.05 9%
Xanathar, Guild Kingpin $5.30 $5.16 $0.14 3%
Treasure Vault $5.55 $5.05 $0.50 10%
Valki, God of Lies $13.88 $14.37 ($0.49) -3%
Goldspan Dragon $16.18 $19.83 ($3.65) -18%
Alrund's Epiphany $18.44 $20.73 ($2.29) -11%
Faceless Haven $5.67 $8.77 ($3.10) -35%
Wrenn and Seven $32.64 $34.19 ($1.55) -5%
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned $8.47 $7.86 $0.61 8%
The Meathook Massacre $12.64 $12.73 ($0.09) -1%
Intrepid Adversary $16.67 $17.01 ($0.34) -2%
Arlinn, the Pack's Hope $4.18 $5.13 ($0.95) -19%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $8.12 $8.20 ($0.08) -1%
Memory Deluge $6.02 $10.37 ($4.35) -42%
Spectral Adversary $5.06 $5.21 ($0.15) -3%
Prismari Command $15.70 $15.28 $0.42 3%
Magma Opus $6.81 $6.81 $0.00 0%
Professor Onyx $9.13 $9.58 ($0.45) -5%
Velomachus Lorehold $9.54 $13.03 ($3.49) -27%
Beledros Witherbloom $7.20 $7.20 $0.00 0%
Extus, Oriq Overlord $6.22 $7.62 ($1.40) -18%
Mascot Exhibition $8.02 $7.97 $0.05 1%
Scourge of the Skyclaves $6.02 $6.35 ($0.33) -5%
Skyclave Apparition $17.28 $17.21 $0.07 0%
Shatterskull Smashing $12.41 $10.46 $1.95 19%
Roiling Vortex $9.65 $9.04 $0.61 7%
Riverglide Pathway $7.25 $6.74 $0.51 8%
Modern Staples:

Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $20.27 $20.91 ($0.64) -3%
Cavern of Souls $19.70 $19.02 $0.68 4%
Mishra's Bauble $28.14 $27.78 $0.36 1%
Aether Vial $9.91 $9.55 $0.36 4%
Horizon Canopy $4.57 $5.22 ($0.65) -12%
Liliana of the Veil $8.35 $8.99 ($0.64) -7%
Polluted Delta $10.47 $10.66 ($0.19) -2%
Wooded Foothills $8.53 $8.81 ($0.28) -3%
Flooded Strand $8.01 $9.94 ($1.93) -19%
Bloodstained Mire $6.21 $7.02 ($0.81) -12%
Windswept Heath $5.22 $6.66 ($1.44) -22%
Thoughtseize $7.48 $7.09 $0.39 6%
Force of Negation $57.95 $48.89 $9.06 19%
Wrenn and Six $69.17 $64.90 $4.27 7%
Prismatic Vista $7.11 $6.25 $0.86 14%
Sunbaked Canyon $24.18 $31.13 ($6.95) -22%
Seasoned Pyromancer $19.72 $19.90 ($0.18) -1%
Fiery Islet $10.65 $8.50 $2.15 25%
Urza, Lord High Artificer $5.29 $5.42 ($0.13) -2%
Force of Vigor $39.24 $36.90 $2.34 6%
Flusterstorm $34.12 $33.86 $0.26 1%
Archmage's Charm $26.10 $25.49 $0.61 2%
Silent Clearing $6.45 $8.33 ($1.88) -23%
Archon of Cruelty $6.12 $9.32 ($3.20) -34%
Prismatic Ending $5.43 $6.36 ($0.93) -15%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $93.33 $95.17 ($1.84) -2%
Urza's Saga $54.63 $52.54 $2.09 4%
Solitude $72.87 $56.80 $16.07 28%
Endurance $75.52 $67.70 $7.82 12%
Grief $14.12 $12.31 $1.81 15%
Murktide Regent $22.32 $25.94 ($3.62) -14%
Sanctum Prelate $12.57 $11.95 $0.62 5%
Fury $35.74 $18.87 $16.87 89%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $7.10 $7.15 ($0.05) -1%
Chalice of the Void $36.78 $41.63 ($4.85) -12%
Surgical Extraction $8.12 $10.06 ($1.94) -19%
Karn Liberated $7.95 $6.79 $1.16 17%
Emrakul,the Aeons Torn $8.99 $10.43 ($1.44) -14%
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth $7.82 $7.91 ($0.09) -1%
Ensnaring Bridge $8.31 $7.53 $0.78 10%
Teferi, Time Raveler $61.07 $72.78 ($11.71) -16%
Gemstone Mine $7.66 $6.90 $0.76 11%
Scalding Tarn $7.39 $7.84 ($0.45) -6%
Verdant Catacombs $5.26 $5.32 ($0.06) -1%
Misty Rainforest $5.96 $6.48 ($0.52) -8%
Arid Mesa $3.48 $3.34 $0.14 4%
Marsh Flats $1.89 $2.25 ($0.36) -16%
Eternal Staples

Eternal Format Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Hullbreacher $32.63 $33.81 ($1.18) -3%
Opposition Agent $20.47 $18.49 $1.98 11%
Jeweled Lotus $21.23 $20.88 $0.35 2%
City of Traitors $16.11 $16.14 ($0.03) 0%
Allosaurus Shepherd $26.40 $31.50 ($5.10) -16%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $10.49 $10.73 ($0.24) -2%
Force of Will $45.05 $41.50 $3.55 9%
Karakas $10.55 $9.84 $0.71 7%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $21.48 $21.60 ($0.12) -1%
Unmask $11.64 $11.12 $0.52 5%
Misdirection $13.91 $13.91 $0.00 0%
Rishadan Port $13.93 $14.17 ($0.24) -2%
Snuff Out $15.72 $14.68 $1.04 7%
Submerge $10.21 $8.70 $1.51 17%
Daze $5.90 $6.67 ($0.77) -12%
Entomb $9.87 $10.08 ($0.21) -2%
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow $14.09 $12.64 $1.45 11%
Mox Diamond $34.64 $33.88 $0.76 2%
Wasteland $23.85 $22.36 $1.49 7%
Ancient Tomb $14.67 $14.23 $0.44 3%
Lotus Petal $24.54 $25.15 ($0.61) -2%
Grim Monolith $12.89 $12.21 $0.68 6%
Exploration $16.73 $15.98 $0.75 5%
Gaea's Cradle $22.40 $22.40 $0.00 0%
Carpet of Flowers $18.63 $18.13 $0.50 3%
Gilded Drake $11.53 $10.82 $0.71 7%
Black Lotus $10.96 $11.01 ($0.05) 0%
Volcanic Island $8.04 $10.01 ($1.97) -20%
Underground Sea $8.92 $11.01 ($2.09) -19%
Null Rod $13.93 $13.93 $0.00 0%
Doomsday $18.96 $20.22 ($1.26) -6%
Paradigm Shift $8.05 $8.17 ($0.12) -1%
Mindbreak Trap $4.56 $5.30 ($0.74) -14%
Pioneer Staples

Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Collected Company $4.97 $5.07 ($0.10) -2%
Brazen Borrower $21.00 $20.31 $0.69 3%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $10.37 $11.92 ($1.55) -13%
Arclight Phoenix $6.68 $6.03 $0.65 11%
Lurrus of the Dream Den $11.61 $11.65 ($0.04) 0%
Shark Typhoon $17.98 $12.51 $5.47 44%
Eidolon of the Great Revel $11.58 $11.36 $0.22 2%
Spirebluff Canal $8.88 $6.60 $2.28 35%
Kaya, Orzhov Usurper $10.52 $11.23 ($0.71) -6%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $6.53 $6.28 $0.25 4%
Karn, the Great Creator $28.78 $26.12 $2.66 10%
Blast Zone $6.63 $6.59 $0.04 1%
Finale of Devastation $7.07 $7.11 ($0.04) -1%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $20.88 $21.81 ($0.93) -4%
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 $247.00 $238.09 $8.91 4%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt $161.50 $174.70 ($13.20) -8%
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Booster Pack $3.19 $3.29 ($0.10) -3%
Kaldheim $120.19 $131.26 ($11.07) -8%
Strixhaven: School of Mages $135.91 $143.72 ($7.81) -5%
Treasure Chest $2.30 $2.28 $0.02 1%
Zendikar Rising $108.16 $105.48 $2.68 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 176.45
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 138.91
Karakas UBT Mythic 109.02
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 98.4
Mox Jet 1E Rare 93.32
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 92.6
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 90.51
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 85.07
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 84.96
Endurance MH2 Mythic 73.95
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 69.56
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 69.17
Solitude MH2 Mythic 69.11
Time Walk 1E Rare 67.22
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 65.85
Teferi, Time Raveler WAR Rare 61.07
Force of Negation MH1 Rare 57.95
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 57.93
Misty Rainforest MH2 Rare 57.64
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 55.96
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 55.9
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 54.41
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 50.11
Scalding Tarn MH2 Rare 47.2
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 45.59
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 45.33
Force of Will MED Rare 45.05
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 43.79
Verdant Catacombs MH2 Rare 42.6
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 41.45
Wasteland EXP Mythic 40.96
Chalice of the Void TSR Bonus 40.64
Chalice of the Void MMA Rare 40.6
Chalice of the Void A25 Mythic 40.52
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare 39.24
Chalice of the Void MS2 Bonus 38.64
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 38.39
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 37.43
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 37.26
Retrofitter Foundry PZ2 Rare 37.2
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 37.16
Chalice of the Void MRD Rare 36.78
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 36.21
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 35.55
Mox Diamond ST Rare 34.64
Demilich AFR Mythic 34.46
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 34.3
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 34.29
Flusterstorm MH1 Rare 34.12
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 33.99
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 33.4
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 32.69
Wrenn and Seven MID Mythic 32.64
Hullbreacher CMR Rare 32.63
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 31.54
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 31.44
Reanimate UBT Mythic 31.37
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 30.95
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 30.82
Fury MH2 Mythic 30.1
Mishra's Bauble IMA Uncommon 29.87
Timetwister 1E Rare 29.77
Verdant Catacombs EXP Mythic 29.71
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 29.63
Mishra's Bauble 2XM Uncommon 29.44
Force of Will VMA Rare 29.32
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 29.27
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 29.22
Karn, the Great Creator WAR Rare 28.78
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 28.28
Mishra's Bauble CSP Uncommon 28.14
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 28.11
Edgar Markov PZ2 Mythic 27.94
Force of Will EMA Mythic 27.81
Scalding Tarn EXP Mythic 27.53
Cavern of Souls UMA Mythic 27.41
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 27.24
Wasteland TPR Rare 27.16
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 26.92
Allosaurus Shepherd JMP Mythic 26.4
Bitterblossom UBT Mythic 26.31
Dockside Extortionist C19 Rare 26.21
Lotus Petal MS2 Bonus 26.17
Archmage's Charm MH1 Rare 26.1
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 $27,406.  Last week it was $27,155.  We have a small gain of $251. 
 
In Closing

I bought what I thought was going to be a small collection last night, and it turns that sorting this is going to turn in to a multi day affair.  I'm not really looking forward to that.  Still adjusting to my ADHD meds. 

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