MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 37

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: Oct 14th, 2016

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Note: Price movements reflect posted NM prices, and may not represent prices players have paid.

Electrostatic Pummeler (Kaladesh)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $4.50
Gain: +$4.00 (+800%)

Metallurgic Summonings (Kaladesh)
Start: $2.25
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$6.50 (+344%)

Panharmonicon (Kaladesh)
Start: $2.50
Finish: $9.00
Gain: +$6.50 (+260%)

Leovold, Emissary of Trest (Conspiracy: Take the Crown)
Start: $13.00
Finish: $24.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+85%)

All Hallow’s Eve (Legends)
Start: $80.00
Finish: $120.00
Gain: +$40.00 (+50%)

Tainted Aether (Foil, 7th)
Start: $39.00
Finish: $60.00
Gain: +$21.00 (+54%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

    1. Metalwork Colossus (Kaladesh), Confidence Level 6: $1.50 (target entry) to $5 (+315%, 0-6+ months)
    2. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (Battle for Zendikar), Confidence Level 7: $20 to $30 (+50%, 0-6 months)
    3. Metallurgic Summonings (Foil, Kaladesh), Confidence Level 7: $20 to $40 (+100%, 0-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

  1. Panharmonicon, (Foil, Kaladesh), Confidence Level 6: $5 to $10 (+100%, 0-6+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys looked at the Modern MOCS Magic Online tournament (600+ players) last week, highlighting a relatively rare Sultai Mid-Range deck.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

Travis and James talked over the various decks and cards likely to make an impact this weekend at Pro Tour: Kaladesh and concluded that Smuggler’s Copter and the plethora of aggro decks are likely to maintain their role as the dominant play style of the format. Panharmonicon, Metalwork Colossus and Electrostatic Pummeler called out as potential dark horse success stories.

James Chillcott is the CEO of, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

5 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 37”

  1. This says episode 37 but it is actually 36 that looks like it was uploaded. Where can I listen to #37?

  2. James, I love your coverage of events but YOU HAVE TO STOP TALKING ABOUT BANS!! You have never been so wrong about a card in your life, Smuggler’s Copter is NEVER GETTING BANNED! It doesn’t promote slow or unfair play, it’s not overpowered, there are a slew of answers of to it…just stop already with this “emergency ban of copter” crap. It’s hard for me to take ANY of your other arguments seriously when you keep talking about banning a card that technically does NOTHING the turn you cast it without help. If CoCo wasn’t banned and neither was Pack Rat nor Siege Rhino then Copter certainly isn’t going to get banned. Chill out with this emergency ban unless your end goal is to convince people to sell them out of fake fear so you can pick them up at a low and then sell them when Aether Revolt is released.

    1. Hey Spencer, thanks for the feedback. Firstly, I never said Copter was getting banned. What I said was, that anyone investing in the card needs to be aware that if the card continued to dominate in the way it did at SCG Indy, and this went on for many weeks, it would be on the table to ban it. Any card that is an auto-include in every deck in Standard would be a candidate for banning after a certain period of time, because boredom and predictability are the death knell of a format and the harbinger of poor set sales on the long tail. That being said, Copter showed up as a strong, but not overwhelming presence at the Pro Tour and it seems safe for the time being. p.s. I would never give intentionally bad advice to attempt to manipulate the market. If I’m wrong, it’s the honest kind of wrong.

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