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

Pauper Bans:  Four cards entered the Pauper banned list on Monday.  Aarakocra Sneak, Stirring Bard, Underdark Explorer and Vicious Battlerager were all removed.  Gavin Verhey, leader of the Pauper Format Panel, recorded a video and typed up a transcript of the changes and thoughts behind them that you can see here.  

The Brother's War Prerelease: Two changes with this prerelease, the first being all product that can be sold after the prerelease window can now be sold during the prerelease.  That does not effect MTGO much.  The second one does, as the physical prerelease will be before the digital events, like it was for New Capenna. November 15th is the date for MTGO players!  You can read about it 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
October 18, 2022
Constructed Leagues End
Ends November 16, 2022
Sealed Leagues End
Ends November 17, 2022
Next B&R
Unknown
New Capenna Redemption
Ends October 12, 2022
Dominaria United Redemption

September 28th
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 - Mirrodin Darksteel Flashback

September 28 - Modern Cube
October 12 - Unknown Format
October 19 - Chaos Draft
October 26 - Carmen Handy's Magic 30 Cube
November 2 - Innistrad Flashback

September 24 - Standard Showcase Challenge
September 25 - Legacy Showcase Challenge

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:

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 - Ozymandias17 - Izzet Murktide
Saturday Modern - Showcase Challenge
Saturday Pauper - TopGrinder - Mono Red Prowess
Saturday Pioneer - _Batutinha_ - Green Devotion
Saturday Standard - Mogged - Esper Midrange
Saturday Vintage - Falkoneye

Sunday Legacy - AnziD - Yorion Minsc
Sunday Modern - arnievoncalum - 4 Color Creativity
Sunday Pauper - cristorisorto - Dimir Terror
Sunday Pioneer - Showcase Challenge
Sunday Standard - spiralprince - Grixis Midrange
Sunday Vintage - yPrincipe

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:
Standard Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Leyline Binding $23.27 $29.05 -$5.78 -20%
Liliana of the Veil $15.79 $28.64 -$12.85 -45%
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse $46.69 $24.17 $22.52 93%
Serra Paragon $5.96 $20.92 -$14.96 -72%
Jaya, Fiery Negotiator $3.11 $9.56 -$6.45 -67%
Leaf-Crowned Visionary $1.45 $8.94 -$7.49 -84%
Rundvelt Hordemaster $2.30 $5.28 -$2.98 -56%
Soul of Windgrace $5.68


The Meathook Massacre $34.09 $22.43 $11.66 52%
Memory Deluge $8.85 $9.68 -$0.83 -9%
Haunted Ridge $18.75 $14.72 $4.03 27%
Graveyard Trespasser $33.78 $24.63 $9.15 37%
Brutal Cathar $9.66 $9.95 -$0.29 -3%
Deserted Beach $9.55 $8.72 $0.83 10%
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset $8.37 $6.54 $1.83 28%
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar $5.78 $7.09 -$1.31 -18%
Boseiju, Who Endures $45.10 $46.46 -$1.36 -3%
Otawara, Soaring City $11.67 $11.91 -$0.24 -2%
The Wandering Emperor $32.66 $37.53 -$4.87 -13%
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker $50.17 $34.45 $15.72 46%
March of Otherworldly Light $5.06


Ob Nixilis, the Adversary $15.61 $17.22 -$1.61 -9%
Ledger Shredder $26.36 $29.37 -$3.01 -10%
Unlicensed Hearse $33.39 $29.61 $3.78 13%
Titan of Industry $6.26 $5.00 $1.26 25%
Cultivator Colossus $5.57 $8.33 -$2.76 -33%
Stormcarved Coast $6.67 $6.17 $0.50 8%
Chandra, Dressed to Kill $9.06 $6.46 $2.60 40%
Sorin the Mirthless $8.38 $6.31 $2.07 33%
Modern Staples:
Modern Cards Price Last Week Change % Change
Engineered Explosives $12.89 $13.64 -$0.75 -5%
Steelshaper's Gift $6.30 $6.77 -$0.47 -7%
Cavern of Souls $14.80 $14.00 $0.80 6%
Mishra's Bauble $18.17 $17.85 $0.32 2%
Aether Vial $5.76 $5.31 $0.45 8%
Magus of the Moon $9.04 $8.28 $0.76 9%
Polluted Delta $7.11 $8.31 -$1.20 -14%
Wooded Foothills $6.15 $5.02 $1.13 23%
Flooded Strand $9.25 $8.25 $1.00 12%
Bloodstained Mire $6.89 $5.72 $1.17 20%
Windswept Heath $4.85 $5.27 -$0.42 -8%
Thoughtseize $9.24 $9.77 -$0.53 -5%
Force of Negation $17.36 $19.39 -$2.03 -10%
Wrenn and Six $38.63 $43.75 -$5.12 -12%
Sunbaked Canyon $7.85 $11.74 -$3.89 -33%
Seasoned Pyromancer $9.70 $9.43 $0.27 3%
Force of Vigor $27.62 $24.19 $3.43 14%
Flusterstorm $24.38 $27.76 -$3.38 -12%
Archmage's Charm $4.90 $4.50 $0.40 9%
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician $7.48 $8.00 -$0.52 -6%
Archon of Cruelty $18.92 $13.22 $5.70 43%
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer $31.00 $34.17 -$3.17 -9%
Urza's Saga $53.39 $46.75 $6.64 14%
Solitude $27.43 $31.75 -$4.32 -14%
Endurance $53.03 $62.95 -$9.92 -16%
Grief $15.18 $16.21 -$1.03 -6%
Murktide Regent $18.45 $15.86 $2.59 16%
Fury $44.57 $31.60 $12.97 41%
Esper Sentinel $7.98 $6.75 $1.23 18%
Grist, the Hunger Tide $4.98 $6.17 -$1.19 -19%
Tourach, Dread Cantor $7.72 $8.63 -$0.91 -11%
Subtlety $13.61 $16.74 -$3.13 -19%
Chalice of the Void $26.42 $21.69 $4.73 22%
Puresteel Paladin $3.93 $5.22 -$1.29 -25%
Ensnaring Bridge $6.43 $6.49 -$0.06 -1%
Teferi, Time Raveler $30.14 $22.45 $7.69 34%
Gemstone Mine $7.04 $6.74 $0.30 4%
Scalding Tarn $5.63 $5.88 -$0.25 -4%
Verdant Catacombs $2.51 $2.46 $0.05 2%
Misty Rainforest $4.73 $4.63 $0.10 2%
Arid Mesa $2.64 $3.19 -$0.55 -17%
Marsh Flats $1.12 $1.54 -$0.42 -27%
Eternal Staples
Eternal Format Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes $82.94 $41.80

Displacer Kitten $5.23 $15.62 ($10.39) -67%
Hullbreacher $18.23 $16.75 $1.48 9%
Opposition Agent $32.55 $30.38 $2.17 7%
Jeweled Lotus $23.65 $26.22 ($2.57) -10%
City of Traitors $14.86 $14.39 $0.47 3%
Allosaurus Shepherd $6.76 $7.41 ($0.65) -9%
Muxus, Goblin Grandee $26.12 $28.00 ($1.88) -7%
Helm of Obedience $17.84 $18.74 ($0.90) -5%
Force of Will $41.65 $43.54 ($1.89) -4%
Karakas $8.97 $8.83 $0.14 2%
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale $12.11 $12.29 ($0.18) -1%
Phyrexian Dreadnought $6.68 $6.39 $0.29 5%
Enlightened Tutor $7.41 $7.64 ($0.23) -3%
Unmask $12.81 $13.75 ($0.94) -7%
Misdirection $13.34 $13.38 ($0.04) 0%
Rishadan Port $12.94 $11.09 $1.85 17%
Snuff Out $24.56 $15.51 $9.05 58%
Submerge $8.61 $8.57 $0.04 0%
Daze $7.43 $6.21 $1.22 20%
Entomb $6.55 $6.53 $0.02 0%
Recruiter of the Guard $7.27 $12.10 ($4.83) -40%
Mox Diamond $33.76 $30.09 $3.67 12%
Wasteland $19.75 $24.58 ($4.83) -20%
Ancient Tomb $15.98 $18.99 ($3.01) -16%
Lotus Petal $23.81 $27.68 ($3.87) -14%
Grindstone $8.27 $8.16 $0.11 1%
Grim Monolith $8.98 $9.62 ($0.64) -7%
Goblin Welder $7.05 $6.54 $0.51 8%
Meltdown $38.61 $39.51 ($0.90) -2%
Exploration $8.19 $10.53 ($2.34) -22%
Gaea's Cradle $26.65 $26.32 $0.33 1%
Carpet of Flowers $23.67 $18.36 $5.31 29%
Gilded Drake $9.74 $10.50 ($0.76) -7%
Show and Tell $8.38 $8.36 $0.02 0%
Black Lotus $11.05 $11.16 ($0.11) -1%
Volcanic Island $8.41 $9.97 ($1.56) -16%
Underground Sea $6.78 $8.03 ($1.25) -16%
Null Rod $9.83 $10.06 ($0.23) -2%
Doomsday $18.69 $18.31 $0.38 2%
Paradigm Shift $11.13 $10.87 $0.26 2%
Pioneer Staples
Pioneer Cards Price Last Time Change % Change
Indomitable Creativity $5.40


Den of the Bugbear $23.85 $20.93 $2.92 13.95%
Hall of the Storm Giants $7.67 $12.34 -$4.67 -37.84%
Hive of the Eye Tyrant $8.36 $5.06 $3.30 65.22%
Tasha's Hideous Laughter $8.72 $9.88 -$1.16 -11.74%
Wish $6.35 $5.76 $0.59 10.24%
Collected Company $10.22 $9.45 $0.77 8.15%
Brazen Borrower $23.71 $27.29 -$3.58 -13.12%
Bonecrusher Giant $13.26 $6.81 $6.45 94.71%
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King $4.58 $6.53 -$1.95 -29.86%
Emrakul, the Promised End $3.64 $5.19 -$1.55 -29.87%
Arclight Phoenix $6.44 $5.32 $1.12 21.05%
Shark Typhoon $5.69 $7.16 -$1.47 -20.53%
Ketria Triome $8.64


Raugrin Triome $5.43


Eidolon of the Great Revel $7.10 $7.69 -$0.59 -7.67%
Mana Confluence $5.18 $5.02 $0.16 3.19%
Blightstep Pathway $8.74 $9.15 -$0.41 -4.48%
Hengegate Pathway $9.23 $11.82 -$2.59 -21.91%
Darkbore Pathway $7.97 $8.92 -$0.95 -10.65%
Elvish Warmaster $3.77 $5.51 -$1.74 -31.58%
Realmwalker $5.71


Spirebluff Canal $6.38 $8.54 -$2.16 -25.29%
Lotus Field $6.09 $4.33 $1.76 40.65%
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $5.27 $6.18 -$0.91 -14.72%
Cavalier of Thorns $25.74 $30.44 -$4.70 -15.44%
Leyline of the Void $11.65 $8.29 $3.36 40.53%
Day's Undoing $6.08 $5.91 $0.17 2.88%
Rest in Peace $5.75 $4.89 $0.86 17.59%
Prismari Command $7.94 $7.93 $0.01 0.13%
Witherbloom Command $10.03 $12.60 -$2.57 -20.40%
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger $4.09 $5.72 -$1.63 -28.50%
Karn, the Great Creator $28.65 $29.06 -$0.41 -1.41%
Finale of Devastation $7.17 $7.56 -$0.39 -5.16%
Omnath, Locus of Creation $26.33 $27.67 -$1.34 -4.84%
Skyclave Apparition $4.29 $5.59 -$1.30 -23.26%
Shatterskull Smashing $8.08 $10.46 -$2.38 -22.75%
Roiling Vortex $7.45 $9.26 -$1.81 -19.55%
Agadeem's Awakening $6.69 $6.42 $0.27 4.21%
Turntimber Symbiosis $3.67 $6.55 -$2.88 -43.97%
Riverglide Pathway $2.78 $4.33 -$1.55 -35.80%
Sea Gate Restoration $7.93 $8.38 -$0.45 -5.37%
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!

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 259.4
Mox Jet 1E Rare 128.11
Karakas UBT Mythic 118.56
Liliana of the Veil UBT Mythic 116.81
Cavern of Souls UBT Mythic 115.72
Ancestral Recall 1E Rare 111.26
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth UBT Mythic 101.04
Mox Sapphire 1E Rare 84.5
Time Walk 1E Rare 83
Minsc , Boo, Timeless Heroes CLB Mythic 82.94
Mox Emerald 1E Rare 73.28
Purple-Crystal Crab PZ2 Common 71.07
Demonic Tutor UBT Mythic 66.89
Mox Pearl 1E Rare 61.9
Mox Ruby 1E Rare 61.54
Snapcaster Mage UBT Mythic 60.33
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil C19 Mythic 58.48
Heavenly Qilin PZ2 Common 57.71
Wasteland ZNE Mythic 54.71
Dark Depths UBT Mythic 53.6
Urza's Saga MH2 Rare 53.39
Endurance MH2 Mythic 53.03
Aether Gale C14 Rare 50.94
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker NEO Rare 50.17
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse DMU Mythic 46.69
Earthshaking Si PZ2 Common 45.21
Boseiju, Who Endures NEO Rare 45.1
Fury MH2 Mythic 44.57
Cavern of Souls ZNE Mythic 43.13
Jace, the Mind Sculptor MS4 Mythic 43.12
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth UBT Mythic 43.01
Liliana, the Last Hope MS4 Mythic 42.99
Force of Will MED Rare 41.65
Mana Vault UBT Mythic 41.5
Wrenn and Six 2X2 Mythic 39.02
Wrenn and Six MH1 Mythic 38.63
Meltdown UZ Uncommon 38.61
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria MS4 Mythic 36.61
Chalice of the Void TSR Bonus 36.6
Jeska's Will CMR Rare 35.03
Flooded Strand ZNE Mythic 34.47
The Meathook Massacre MID Mythic 34.09
Graveyard Trespasser MID Rare 33.78
Mox Diamond ST Rare 33.76
Unlicensed Hearse SNC Rare 33.39
Timetwister 1E Rare 33.2
Flusterstorm CMD Rare 32.86
Reanimate UBT Mythic 32.75
The Wandering Emperor NEO Mythic 32.66
Opposition Agent CMR Rare 32.55
Creeping Tar Pit UBT Mythic 31.27
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer MH2 Mythic 31
Teferi, Time Raveler WAR Rare 30.14
Force of Will 2XM Mythic 29.85
Cleansing Screech PZ2 Common 29.81
Noble Hierarch UBT Mythic 29.67
Pramikon, Sky Rampart C19 Mythic 29.53
Mox Diamond TPR Mythic 28.69
Karn, the Great Creator WAR Rare 28.65
Chalice of the Void MS2 Bonus 28.63
Mox Diamond V10 Mythic 28.53
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon MS4 Mythic 28.41
Anje's Ravager C19 Rare 28.09
Scalding Tarn ZNE Mythic 27.93
Liliana of the Veil UMA Mythic 27.82
Fulminator Mage UBT Mythic 27.67
Force of Vigor MH1 Rare 27.62
Force of Will VMA Rare 27.6
Force of Will EMA Mythic 27.57
Karn Liberated UBT Mythic 27.5
Solitude MH2 Mythic 27.43
Celestial Colonnade UBT Mythic 27.05
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre UBT Mythic 26.88
Flusterstorm PZ1 Rare 26.84
Chalice of the Void A25 Mythic 26.71
Gaea's Cradle UZ Rare 26.65
Chalice of the Void MRD Rare 26.42
Ledger Shredder SNC Rare 26.36
Omnath, Locus of Creation ZNR Mythic 26.33
Force of Will MS3 Mythic 26.32
Life from the Loam UBT Mythic 26.18
Chalice of the Void MMA Rare 26.17
Muxus, Goblin Grandee JMP Rare 26.12
Ancient Tomb ZNE Mythic 26.07
Flusterstorm IMA Rare 26.06
Flusterstorm VMA Rare 26
Cavalier of Thorns M20 Mythic 25.74
Platinum Emperion UBT Mythic 25.34
Ancient Copper Dragon CLB Mythic 25.02
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 Wednesday.  When I wasn't working on prices or the article, I was playing the new season of Fortnite with my kiddo, or the new Disney Dreamlight Valley game.  It's great, it's on gamepass, and it plays a lot like one of my most favorite games, My Time at Portia. 

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