Card Prices: Icons, Scarcity, and HypeBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-10-21)
The value of a card, or really much of anything, isn't determined by the cost of its manufacturing, but rather by its abstract "value" to its buyers. In the case of TCGs, it's primarily determined useability, scarcity, and how frequently/recently it has been reprinted.
October 2021 Forbidden and Limited List AnalysisBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-09-30)
It is time for a new format—a format that probably won't look much different from the previous one—after Konami updated the Forbidden and Limited List last week. Let's analyze the additions and subtractions, speculate on the underlying logic, and take a look at the impact it will have on the metagame.
2021 Tin of Ancient Battles AnticipationBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-09-14)
It is a fact we all know. The megatins make for the best reprint sets of the year. The community eagerly awaits them every year—this year even more so due to the product delay, which pushed the tins back for a month or more past their originally scheduled release date. Let's discuss the latest leaks!
Best-Selling Cards on Cardmarket, August 2021By TheLastPharaoh (2021-08-31)
Cardmarket has a section showing the best-selling cards on its website. Today we are taking a look at the most popular purchases as of August 29 and try to offer some analysis. Why are they in such a high demand? What trends are there to pick up on? What insight for future purchases can we glean?
Generic Cards to Pick Up from Dawn of MajestyBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-08-18)
A new set means another opportunity for exploration and a new installment in this long-running series. While it is considered to be one of the weaker sets that have been released in a while, Dawn of Majesty does contain some very interesting generic cards that do deserve a second glance!