Rich Stein

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What We Learned

Steve Locke Takes Down GP Phoenix with Modern Humans, but Let’s Talk About Cheating

Modern was in the spotlight in Phoenix but let’s talk about cheating instead.

What We Learned

Team Competitions Entertain Viewers in Madrid but not Santiago

Team Competitions are great, except when they feature multiple top players in the world and you can’t watch them live.

Grinding It Out

Development Milestones for MTGDad

This week we take a look at some developmental milestones we’ve achieved in our few months as an MTGDad

Conjured Currency

What’s the Point of Reprints Anyways?

25th Anniversary Masters is full of reprints and 148 of them are seeing their first paper booster product reprint ever, but what’s the point?

What We Learned

Dmitriy Butakov Takes Down MOCS With Soon-to-be-Banned Modern Bogles

The new Modern meta was on display at the Magic Online Championship Series this weekend

Good, Bad, and Ugly

25th Anniversary Masters

This week we roast Magic’s latest product: 25th Anniversary Masters

Grinding It Out

MTGDad Eight-Week Check-In and Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Pool Analysis

With a second trophy in his pocket, can you help MTGDad get ready for a fifth RIX Friendly Sealed League?

Conjured Currency

Can Challenger Decks Destroy the Secondary Market?

Rich considers the implications of the new Challenger Decks.

What We Learned

Tyler Schroeder’s Red-Green Monsters Stomp All Over Grand Prix Memphis

Energy decks? Scarab gods? Glorybringers? Welcome back to Standard Grand Prix.


Dryad Arbor, Slow Play and Lantern Control

Is slow play a growing concern for competitive Magic or simply the latest mass outrage?

Grinding It Out

MTGDad vs. Ravnica Standard Throwback Gauntlet

This week we get nostalgic with the Ravnica Standard throwback queue on MTGO