Rich Stein

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Magic Offline

This week we take an in-depth look at what went wrong with MTGO. Starting with the history of the application leading up to the present-day events, we’ll disect just how Wizards has (mis)managed one of their flagship products, and what we in the community can expect going forwards.

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Holiday Shopping Guide 2013

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift this holiday season for the Magic player or fan in your life? Well look no more! Hipsters of the Coast proudly presents it’s 2013 MTG Holiday Shopping Guide. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know to get the perfect gift for any Planeswalker.

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Eternal Weekend 2013

What a weekend for Eternal Magic. A 2-Day Legacy tournament and a Vintage main event took place in Paris, France while the 2013 Legacy and Vintage Championships took place at the same time in Philadelphia, PA. Read on for a recap of all the exciting overpowered action!

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Vintage Masters

Every week we review the biggest news in the Magic community from the Pro Tour to your Local Gaming Store. This week we take a look at Vintage Masters and Grand Prix Antwerp.

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Commander 2013 Spoiler Season

Spoiler season comes an extra time this year with the release of the Commander 2013 boxed sets. But if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got a ton of Pro Tour Theros reports to sort through as well as two Grand Prix events to recap!

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High Tide: A Pro Tour Theros Recap

This week we break down the coverage from Pro Tour Theros and talk about the return of Blue to Standard. Should fans be concerned that the oppressive big blue counter-magic decks are going to make a comeback? Is this the end of Red/Green’s day in the sun?

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MTG Top 25

Wizards released an official Top 25 list, but is it a step in the right direction? What does it mean for the future of Pro Tour Coverage?

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Theros Released

It’s been a pretty quiet week in the Magic world with most everyone focused on the rotating Standard environment and preparations for Pro Tour Theros.

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Growing Your Theros Prerelease

Rich wants to make sure everyone has fun at their prereleases in the future and lays out some guidelines for Tournament Organizers to do their part in making the Magic happen.

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2014 Grand Prix Schedule Review (Sept. 16)

46 events in 21 countries make up the 2014 Grand Prix Schedule which was announced earlier this month. We’ll take a look at the changes to the GP Circuit including prize payout, host nations, team tournaments, and the change to back-to-back Grand Prix/Pro Tour weeks. As always, don’t miss the quick hits from the previous week and the wallpaper of the week.

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Theros Financial Speculation (Sep 9)

Buy, sell, or hold? That is the question, and the topic this week is the first batch of Theros spoilers. Rich selects a few choice cards to review financially and let’s you know where he thinks they’ll end up moving. As always, don’t miss the recap of great community writing from last week, and the weekly review of the Magic Arcana Wallpaper of the Week.

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Thoughtseize (Sept. 2)

Spoiler season for Theros is in full swing after PAX Prime and one spoiler in particular caught Rich’s attention this week. This week Rich presents his thoughts on Thoughtseize being reprinted along with the usual run-down of all of last week’s action, the Wallpaper of the Week and a look ahead for the coming seven days.