Rich Stein

Chief Hipster


Around the Multiverse

An Overview of the Economics of Magic Content in 2024

How does Magic content get made? Just like how human babies get made, it isn’t cheap. Rich’s new column takes a high level look.

Breaking News

The Future of CubeCon

CubeCon may look a little different in 2024 as the ownership group splits in two directions. Learn more about what caused the separation.

Breaking News

TCGPlayer Union Victorious as NLRB Finds eBay Violated Union Rights

eBay and TCGPlayer were accused of various violations of union employee rights including refusal to bargain and making threats.

What We Learned

Hasbro Layoffs Hit Wizards of the Coast and Magic the Gathering Right Before Christmas

With exactly 10 days until Christmas Eve, Wizards of the Coast began layoffs today with direct impacts to Magic:: the Gathering.

Card Kingdom

Lightning-fast shipping, exceptional customer service, unique MTG products, and general awesomeness since 1999.

What We Learned

Back to Basics

Not everything goes according to plan. Rich discusses the changes in the industry, in the game, and the future of Hipsters of the Coast

15 Wins

Should You Buy the Arena Pre-Release Bundles for Lost Caverns of Ixalan?

Do the Arena Pre-Release Bundles have enough value to warrant their $90 price tag? We dive into the economics of Arena to find out.

What We Learned

The Top 10 Things You Should (Not) Immediately Do If You Open the 1/1 Copy of “The One Ring” (Number Seven Might Actually Be Worth It)


What We Learned

Could the Magic Community Force Wizards of the Coast to Repeal Magic’s Reserved List?

If the D&D community could force Wizards to completely backtrack its OGL decisions, what can the Magic community accomplish?

Breaking News

Lorcana: The First Chapter Release Date, Products and Packaging Revealed

Disney Lorcana unveiled the release date and product line for The First Chapter, the premier expansion of their new card game.

52 in 52

How Did Urza Mess Up This Badly?

Rich dives into the history of Urza’s war with Phyrexia and how it sets up the modern Magic story arc featuring Urza’s disciples.

What We Learned

Should Magic Fans Be Worried About the Leaked Dungeons and Dragons OGL?

What is the Dungeons and Dragons OGL and should it concern Magic fans?