Evaluating Different Sources of Data About the MTG Meta
@ExitDose that's fair. The decks (and by extension the meta) probably does not differ between the two. However, I believe player quality and motivation does. I argue that ladder players do not have as much motivation as mtgo league grinders, mainly because almost nothing is on the line with a ladder...
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AFR Limited Report and 1k Gem Codes Giveaway
@Hecatomb code sent....
8 days ago
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AFR Limited Report and 1k Gem Codes Giveaway
I was able to dm everyone's Twitch except for Hecatomb who only has Youtube. @Hecatomb you will need to post an email, FB profile, or Twitch to which I can send the code....
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AFR Limited Report and 1k Gem Codes Giveaway
Here are the winners: Dark_Light errtuz Hecatomb Daltonicosk8 andypro92 I will send the code as a dm in your Twitch if you entered with Twitch. If you only entered with youtube, you will need to send me an email for me to send the code to. Kindly confirm once you get and have used the code. Thank ...
12 days ago
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Evaluating Different Sources of Data About the MTG Meta
Discussion Information 

Let's go over the various sources of information about the meta and identify their pros and cons
13 days ago

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AFR Limited Report and 1k Gem Codes Giveaway
Economy Limited 

Brief report on my 15 runs of Premier Draft for AFR. Also, giving away 1k gem codes.
19 days ago

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Win 1000 gem codes in the “Is the Shuffler broken?!?” raffle!
Community Event 

Let's do a simple raffle for some 1k gem codes around the question: "Is the shuffler broken?"
1 month ago

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Rank Decay Behavior Update: June 2019 to March 2021
Information MTGA 

2 years' worth of rank decay data indicates that the competitive player base is growing consistently
2 months ago

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Some tips on how to amass a ridiculous amount of gold, gems, cards in MTGA
Economy MTGA 

How to accumulate about 880k gold, 39k gems, and almost every card in standard after 29 months
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Tier Good: Jeskai Mastery
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Tier Good: UB Rogues (STX update)
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Tier Bad: Citadel Storm
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variancekills
variancekills

Hi, I'm Mark. I've won exactly one World Magic Cup Qualifier, one Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier, one Arena Open ($2k) and one CFB Pro Showdown (April, 2021), and I am looking to win more. I've played in almost every Mythic Championship Qualifier Weekend and made Day 2 four times (so far). Follow my FB page or subscribe to my Twitch channel for no frills, competitive Magic. You won't see my face, but I won't hide my gameplay and deckchoice flaws. I play both MTGA and MTGO and stream most of the time when I do. I will lose often, and I will make mistakes, but I try my best to let you know when I do (and I think I will still win a lot more times than I lose).

The challenge for me every season is to find the best decks and make the most use out of them before they're no longer the best decks, or they get banned. I play a ton of limited when a set is just released in order to complete most of the rares for the set within a short timeframe. With the availability of Premier Drafts and the Metagame Challenge, I've spent as little as 2000 gold completing a set's rares. I'm currently sitting on over 800k gold and over 70k gems but have spent a grand total of $105 in the game.

I produce occassional video articles about the game that cover things that interest me, such as how to know when your rank is safe for a month's MCQW slot, how much you need to spend to get to Day 2 of an Arena Open, or how MDFCs affect Arena's Bo1 shuffler. I also mythbust a ton of crap about the game that you've no doubt heard or read about somewhere.

Finally, I'm a dad and husband first, a statistician, teacher, and researcher second (I know those are 3 things but bear with me), a Magic player third, and a content creator only because I am a Magic player. 

So yeah, let's play some Magic and may the shuffler be with us all.

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