Rich Stein

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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.

Editorial

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

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Conjured Currency

MTGFinance for Socialists

Hot MTGFinance tip of the week: Don’t invest in MTGFinance columns.

What We Learned

Jace the Mind Sculptor Declared Safe in Modern After Zero Copies Appear in Top 8 of Grand Prix Lyon

Jace the Mind Sculptor is clearly Overrated.

What We Learned

Community Calls for Bogles to be Banned after Dan Ward wins Modern GP in Toronto

The sneaky combo deck flies under the Modern radar and carries Dan Ward to the title over Jon Stern’s burn deck.

Grinding It Out

My Actual First MTGDad Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Trophy

This week we celebrate actually getting a trophy in a Rivals of Ixalan friendly Sealed League! No metaphors, just some Merfolk and Dinosaurs stomping all over a league while my baby gets gassy and spits up all over me!

What We Learned

Luis Salvatto Shines the Spotlight on Lantern Control at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan

Just like everyone expected, Lantern Control was the story of the weekend. Only nine pros showed up to Bilbao with the deck, but Luis Salvatto piloted it all the way to a championship.

Grinding It Out

My First MTGDad Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Trophy

This week we celebrate some major accomplishments in MTGParenting as we continue to juggle our newfound newborn responsibilities with a Rivals of Ixalan Sealed League.

What We Learned

Marcelino Freeman Crushes Field of Almost 2,000 Players at GP London and Some Folks Showed up for GP Houston

They say everything is bigger in Texas but that’s apparently not true of Rivals of Ixalan limited Grand Prix tournaments […]