Magic Market Index for Dec 28th, 2018
 
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  • posted a message on Curse account merge, permission to transfer personal details
    I can't speak to any specific e-mail but I can say that the acquisition is going through by all visible metrics so far. Presumably, the e-mail you received would contain a link to Fandom's data privacy policies, so you can evaluate for yourself whether they're to your satisfaction or not.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Pimping: Alpha vs Masterpiece?
    Quote from Tigerpawx »
    Still... high end foil gets most people attention...

    Foils also have a tendency to curl, though (resulting in such absurdities as being unable to play Kess in Legacy because there were no "legal" printings of her), and some judges really have it out for "marked" foils.

    But at the end of the day, that's something you can fight.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Curse account merge, permission to transfer personal details
    Curse owns MTGS and is in turn (for now) owned by Twitch through Amazon.

    This will change in the near future, although details are scant. Your join date indicates you would have been around for the initial Curse acquisition, so the ownership change should be quite similar.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Censorship in the art?
    For 13 and up, more to the point. Teenagers are the lowest intended age bracket, not children.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on well it finally happened someone is selling a card for 100K
    Not even blue Hurricanes go for that much, though, and I can't imagine any (by definition underground) dealings in the Garfield cards would go that high either. And even rarer cards like Shichifukujin Dragon wouldn't sell (if you somehow managed to steal it) to anyone except to have it vanish into a private collection somewhere, akin to how the black market art trade works. But by that point the price would be based more on the thief trying to recover expenses than on anything to do with supply and demand.

    The problem with such extreme rarities is you can't even begin to describe a market (and thus a market price) for them because of how limited the movement of those cards really is. As an accountant, I can basically say that this listing isn't going to do anything at all to the price of any Lotus printing because if you've got that kind of money to throw around, you'll negotiate a price directly rather than going off arbitrarily-priced listings. If only because at those values, you'd want the seller to show you the card's provenance in order to prove it wasn't stolen.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on well it finally happened someone is selling a card for 100K
    Just because it's listed for that amount doesn't mean it's necessarily going to sell that amount. I could ask a million dollars for a basic Plains but that doesn't mean it'll sell, either.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on I love legacy so much
    Quote from The Fluff »
    The other problem is finding people to play with.

    Magic Online is your best bet for Legacy if you don't have a good local scene. It's also not shackled by the reserve list, so prices are significantly lower than in paper.
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on Some Observations on the Evolution of MTG Lingo
    Traditionally, when Johnny gets involved, it's to come up with the idea or core interaction, while Spike makes the deck tournament-viable. Johnny's brew becomes Spike's rogue deck.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Some Observations on the Evolution of MTG Lingo
    I've always seen the gap between homebrews and rogue decks to be one of performance. Any DIY decklist is a brew, but brews that can go toe-to-toe with the metagame are rogue decks. I've found this to be easier in modern than standard, where you can get away with some off-the-wall stuff.


    It helps that larger formats are easier to attack. Ultimately it's more helpful to think of it in terms of "Timmy and Johnny brew, while Spike pilots a rogue deck." More a statement on the nature/intentions of the deck than its results per se.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from RxPhantom »
    I agree with a lot of the consternation here. What would really sell me on this set is rarity downgrades. I want all the rares to be straight fire, and most of the uncommons to be downshifted rares.


    Or even just downshifting some uncommons to commons for Pauper purposes.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Legacy v Modern
    Quote from drakeavril »
    What prompts a modern player to eventually trade their modern staples for legacy staples?


    Stability in both price and value is a huge part. Modern staples are far more open to getting reprinted, which means you can buy in at a few hundred dollars and have that be worth a few dozen in a year or two. And this isn't even a "Magic finance" thing, but something players of non-rotating formats seriously have to consider for if/when it comes time to sell out of the game.

    Also, Legacy is the far more diverse and interesting format, so it's got that going for it too.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on 2 new newbies looking to get into MTG
    The thing about Pauper is that the power level of that format is actually very high, and if you're unprepared, you can get blown out without realizing it (obviously, casual decks solve this problem, but at that point you may as well play freeform with the Legacy and Modern ban lists). Burn gets most of its most useful Legacy tools, while Tron more or less auto-wins the long game and Affinity can Fling a 21/22 Atog at you out of nowhere.

    If you can find them, Duel Decks are usually created to be somewhat balanced against each other, and tend to be good for beginners.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Is the sky really falling this time? Or another case of a Magic slump?
    Shouldn't prize support be the bulk of your draft winnings anyway?

    Also:

    Quote from Hermes_ »
    With rumors of Wizards of the Coast / Hasbro entering the Singles Market for Magic: The Gathering
    what rumors and where?
    It was from UnsleevedMedia / TheQuartering on YouTube.


    How quickly we forget that source is not exactly trustworthy.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The new Niv-Mizzet, Parum card seems grossly overpowered
    Quote from void_nothing »
    it's a go-to finisher for Burn.dek in many formats


    Outside of EDH and casual, traditional X spells tend not to be very good even if they have uncounterability riders attached. Burn is many things, but it's not traditionally a deck that overlaps with ramp (which, along with control, is the archetype that would actually want a big finisher) seeing as most incarnations don't want to have more than 4-5 lands out, maximum.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Censorship in the art?
    Quote from Mana Goat »
    You know, I honestly wonder why this game is moving towards being more conservative, especially the humans, when some of the popular stuff on TV can go full on graphic like Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead. It clearly shows that a mature consumer base has no true problem with sexy and bloody so long as there is an engaging plot.

    Being more conservative would by definition mean being opposed to art style changes. What you're looking for instead of "conservative" is "inclusive," because shows like Game of Thrones are in fact noted for the violence and nudity being gratuitous rather than necessary. Since there's no particular need for Magic art to be fanservicey, the game loses nothing by adopting styles that don't passive-aggressively reinforce hostile atmospheres.
    Posted in: Magic General
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