Rich Stein

Chief Hipster

@RichStein13

What We Learned

From the Vault 20 (Aug. 12)

I get it, I really do. As soon as that image of showed up as a preview for From the […]

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The 2013 Class of the MTG Pro Tour Hall of Fame (Aug. 5)

This week we take a look at the newest class of inductees to the MTG Pro Tour Hall of Fame and what they mean in the greater context of the game. Additionally, we discuss what the PTHOF means to Magic fans and whether it’s being handled correctly by Wizards of the Coast. As always you can check out the best writing from the past week in the Magic Community right here in What We Learned.

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Magic Pro Tour Database (July 29)

So here we are. It’s been awhile since we presented our Top 100 Professional MTG Player rankings. The immediate response […]

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Theros and the Future of Magic, Part II (July 22)

Back in March I reported live from PAX East when Theros was first announced. It was an incredibly exciting presentation highlighted […]

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A History of Corsets (July 8)

This week Rich goes through the history of Magic core sets, contemplates the dual nature of Jace Beleren, rounds up the Pro Tour Hall of Fame Voting links from the week and provides snarky commentary on the best writing the Magic Community had to offer.

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Modern Masters Finance 30 Days Later (July 8)

This week we look back and see how Modern Master prices have moved in 30 days. We also update the Top 100 with the results of Grand Prix Kansas City and review the best the Magic Community had to offer from last week.

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Coverage (July 1)

This week we talk about Butler’s proposal, the Top 100 list, and admire everyone’s favorite pyromancer.

Hipsters Presents

Hipsters of the Coast Presents—The Top 100 Magic Players in the World

Hipsters of the Coast presents the top 100 players in the world.

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Luck be a Lady (June 24)

This week Rich takes a look at what went into the creation of an event as large as GP Las Vegas. We also get plenty of fan-fiction in the links and find out that vomit makes for bad wallpaper.

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Two Scoops (June 17)

This week Rich takes a look at a recent community discussion about conceding (scooping) to your opponent in an important round of a tournament and the dilemma posed when asking for or asked for a concession. As always Rich also runs through last week’s community news, reviews the latest Wallpaper of the Week, and looks to the coming seven days.

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The Chronicles Effect (June 10)

This week we’ll take a look at the prices of Modern Masters cards in two major secondary markets and compare them to the price of their latest printings to see if the Chronicles Effect holds true for the latest set completely comprised of reprints. We also round up last week’s community links, review the wallpaper of the week, and consider the Invasion Block draft going down this week at Twenty Sided Store.

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Modern Masters EV (June 3)

Modern Masters will be released this Friday—and it is slated to have more value in it than any set before.