{"posts":[{"id":"1272","created_at":"2021-02-06 06:38:36","updated_at":"2021-02-09 16:59:25","published_at":"2021-02-10 00:00:00","author_id":"3183","last_editor_id":"3183","title":"Give and Let Give #4: 1\/31 - 2\/6","subtitle":"","tagline":"","page_slug":"articles\/2021\/puca\/chris_powell\/give_let_give_04_0131_0206","page_title":"Give and Let Give #4: 1\/31 - 2\/6","body":"

Welcome back to Give and Let Give!<\/p>\n

I've finally chosen a foil for the Trade of the Week and it's a nice one! This was among the first series of Expeditions from Oath of the Gatewatch<\/a>. I have to say, I've forgotten that set even existed...<\/p>\n

It required a search in order to remember what was even good in that set ([[Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet::id=29958]], [[Kozilek, the Great Distortion::id=29913]], [[Thought-Knot Seer::id=53617]]). The Zendikar Expeditions were pretty hard to crack as I remember.<\/p>\n

I did a little research and found this info on a Reddit post<\/a>:<\/p>\n

So, the odds of any given pack of BFZ containing a Z.E. land are 1 in 432, or roughly 0.2%.<\/em><\/p>\n

One small step further shows that within a box, containing 36 packs, the likelihood of a box of BFZ containing one of these lands is 36\/432 or 1\/12 or 8.3%.<\/em><\/p>\n

After reading this I will consider myself pretty lucky to have pulled a Wooded Foothills<\/a> in a BFZ fat pack.<\/p>\n


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Trade of the Week<\/h1>\n

Mana Confluence - Zendikar Expeditions<\/a><\/p>\n

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 Sent by Will Take All Rares
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<\/a><\/p>\n


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Top Trades for the week of January 31th<\/h2>\n

Non-Foil
<\/strong><\/em>[[Eladamri, Lord of Leaves::id=4895]] Tempest — 24,741 points
[[Mana Vault::id=41554]] Ultimate Masters — 14,106 points
[[Force of Negation::id=43176]] Modern Horizons — 13,860 points
[[Humility::id=13218]] Tempest — 12,262 points
[[Sword of Feast and Famine::id=51555]] Double Masters — 10,362 points
[[Sword of Fire and Ice::id=51450]] Double Masters — 10,010 points
[[Crucible of Worlds::id=48731]] Core 2019 — 9,880 points
[[Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger::id=29339]] Battle for Zendikar — 9,839 points
[[Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger::id=29339]] Battle for Zendikar — 9,839 points
[[Emiel the Blessed::id=49213]] Jumpstart — 9,053 points<\/p>\n

Foil
<\/strong><\/em>[[Mana Confluence::id=54898]] Zendikar Expeditions — 41,494 points
[[Jeweled Lotus::id=54975]] Commander Legends — 28,325 points
[[Forbidden Orchard::id=33052]] Zendikar Expeditions — 20,958 points
[[Wooded Bastion::id=51403]] Zendikar Expeditions — 15,950 points
[[Mawcor::id=12583]] Seventh Edition — 15,139 points
[[Liliana, Death's Majesty (SDCC 2017 EXCLUSIVE)::id=36419]] Media Promos — 12,044 points
[[Esika, God of the Tree::id=56236]] Kaldheim — 8,404 points
[[Thoughtseize (Borderless)::id=51537]] Double Masters — 8,111 points
[[Windswept Heath::id=52675]] Khans of Tarkir — 7,825 points
[[Windswept Heath::id=52675]] Khans of Tarkir — 7,825 points<\/p>\n

 That's it for this edition. As always, give and let give!<\/p>\n


\n\n\n\n
Chris Powell<\/strong> is one of the Founders of PucaTrade and now serves as an Advisor. He started playing Magic in 1994–1995, but took a 17—year hiatus. Fellow developer Mitch Trale got him back into the game in 2012 with Return to Ravnica. Shortly after that, they teamed up to build PucaTrade.<\/td>\n\"\"

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Welcome back to Give and Let Give!<\/p>\n

Kaldheim trading is in full swing and I'm already seeing KHM cards<\/a> moving. I don't suspect we will see any on Top Trades, but there have already been some sweet promos and foils going out. <\/p>\n

With the release of another new set, not heading off to the prerelease on Saturday morning bums me out a bit. I'm hoping we can get back to that soon.<\/p>\n

There are a number of prerelease options now with MTGO, Arena and video cams, but still not quite the same as cracking\/building and jamming some games with your friends.<\/p>\n

That said, I need to do some sending and get some wants added! Hopefully you will do the same.

<\/p>\n

Today's trade of the week is from nearly 30 years ago and deserves some respect!<\/p>\n


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Trade of the Week<\/h1>\n

Pyramids - Arabian Nights<\/p>\n

\"\"<\/p>\n

 Sent by GoVeganPlease
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<\/a><\/p>\n


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Top Trades for the week of January 24th<\/h2>\n

Non-Foil
<\/strong><\/em>[[Pyramids::id=16404]] Arabian Nights — 31,498 points
[[Jeweled Lotus::id=54975]] Commander Legends — 19,931 points
[[Allosaurus Shepherd::id=49328]] Jumpstart — 19,776 points
[[Caverns of Despair::id=13697]] Legends — 15,976 points
[[Tainted Pact::id=3191]] Odyssey — 13,806 points
[[Preacher::id=13483]] The Dark — 13,214 points
[[Mana Drain::id=55192]] Commander Legends — 12,701 points
[[Verdant Catacombs::id=52678]] Modern Masters 2017 Edition — 11,693 points
[[Extraplanar Lens::id=33545]] Mirrodin — 11,306 points
[[Arcades Sabboth::id=17000]] Legends — 10,706 points<\/p>\n

Foil
<\/strong><\/em>[[Sliver Legion::id=51283]] Judge Promos — 50,185 points
[[Patriarch's Bidding::id=2722]] Onslaught — 30,123 points
[[Thoughtseize::id=51544]] Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations — 28,867 points
[[Snapcaster Mage::id=41530]] Modern Masters 2017 Edition — 23,080 points
[[Gauntlet of Power::id=32394]] Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions — 19,925 points
[[Chrome Mox::id=51490]] Grand Prix Promos — 16,078 points
[[Omnath, Locus of Rage::id=54571]] Prerelease Cards — 13,390 points
[[Mothra, Supersonic Queen - Luminous Broodmoth::id=48548]] Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths — 11,328 points
[[Kaalia of the Vast (Borderless)::id=51334]] Double Masters — 9,302 points
[[Confiscate::id=54780]] Seventh Edition — 8,576 points<\/p>\n

 That's it for this edition. As always, give and let give!<\/p>\n


\n\n\n\n
Chris Powell<\/strong> is one of the Founders of PucaTrade and now serves as an Advisor. He started playing Magic in 1994–1995, but took a 17—year hiatus. Fellow developer Mitch Trale got him back into the game in 2012 with Return to Ravnica. Shortly after that, they teamed up to build PucaTrade.<\/td>\n\"\"

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Welcome back to Give and Let Give!<\/p>\n

Before we get into the trades let's talk Kaldheim. As with every new standard set (these days), there's an overwhelming amount of new cards between the normal cards, the extended art cards, the borderless cards, the showcase cards, the commander cards. And then there is the boosters... you catch my drift.<\/p>\n

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the borderless\/extended art cards (if you check my wants you will agree), but it does create a fair amount of additional work to get the set up, tradeable and with accurate pricing. <\/p>\n

I'm happy to let you know that all the cards from Kaldheim are tradeable as of this article<\/a>! Please let us know through the appropriate channels on discord if you find anything missing.<\/p>\n

On to the trade of the week. Even though it's starting off this way, my pick of the week will not always be the trade with the highest points, but... this is pretty sweet!<\/p>\n


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Trade of the Week<\/h1>\n

Modern Horizons - Booster Box<\/p>\n

\"\"<\/p>\n

 Sent by Leagueofdragons
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<\/a><\/p>\n


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Top Trades for the week of January 17th<\/h2>\n

Non-Foil
<\/strong><\/em>[[Modern Horizons - Booster Box::id=43405]] Modern Horizons — 60,000 points
[[Ixalan - Booster Box::id=37308]] Ixalan — 20,479 points
[[Null Rod::id=6404]] Weatherlight — 18,268 points
[[Liliana of the Veil::id=41535]] Ultimate Masters — 17,922 points
[[Phyrexian Dreadnought::id=23015]] Mirage — 15,395 points
[[Palinchron::id=4333]] Urza's Legacy — 13,478 points
[[Razorclaw Bear::id=15076]] Portal Second Age — 13,421 points
[[Force of Negation::id=43176]] Modern Horizons — 11,350 points
[[Force of Negation::id=43176]] Modern Horizons — 11,350 points
[[Concordant Crossroads::id=10938]] Chronicles — 10,753 points<\/p>\n

Foil
<\/strong><\/em>[[Avacyn, Angel of Hope::id=51502]] Judge Promos — 31,500 points
[[Jace, the Mind Sculptor::id=51306]] From the Vault: Twenty — 17,922 points
[[Jeweled Lotus::id=54975]] Commander Legends — 17,440 points
[[Athreos, God of Passage::id=50543]] Journey into Nyx — 10,625 points
[[Rarity::id=50833]] Ponies: The Galloping — 8,649 points
[[Collector Ouphe::id=43283]] Modern Horizons — 8,285 points
[[Teferi's Protection::id=55594]] Secret Lair Drop Series — 8,240 points
[[Teferi's Protection::id=55594]] Secret Lair Drop Series — 8,131 points
[[Isochron Scepter::id=53483]] FNM Promos — 6,934 points
[[Grim Tutor (Alternate Art)::id=50419]] Core Set 2021 — 6,500 points<\/p>\n

 <\/p>\n

That's it for this edition. As always, give and let give!<\/p>\n


\n\n\n\n
Chris Powell<\/strong> is one of the Founders of PucaTrade and now serves as an Advisor. He started playing Magic in 1994–1995, but took a 17—year hiatus. Fellow developer Mitch Trale got him back into the game in 2012 with Return to Ravnica. Shortly after that, they teamed up to build PucaTrade.<\/td>\n\"\"

<\/td>\n<\/tr>\n<\/tbody>\n<\/table>","status":"PUBLISHED","isBlog":"1","big_image":"https:\/\/www.mtgnexus.com\/img\/gallery\/2475-gifts-ungiven.jpg","template_id":"2","extra_id":"0","external_embed_code":null,"featured_image1":"https:\/\/www.mtgnexus.com\/img\/gallery\/2475-gifts-ungiven.jpg","featured_image2":"","external_link":null,"external_link_title":null,"external_link_description":null,"featured_image3":"https:\/\/www.mtgnexus.com\/img\/gallery\/2475-gifts-ungiven.jpg","featured_image4":null,"featured_image5":null,"name_first":"Chris","name_last":"Powell","nickname":"xmetusx","display_name":"Chris Powell","code":"US","profile_image":"https:\/\/cdn.pucatrade.com\/cards\/crops\/sm\/12737.jpg","tags":[{"url":"puca","tag":"puca"},{"url":"top%20trades","tag":"top trades"}],"displayDate":"January 25, 2021","authorlink":"Chris Powell<\/a>"},{"id":"1269","created_at":"2021-01-20 17:01:41","updated_at":"2021-01-22 00:36:49","published_at":"2021-01-20 00:00:00","author_id":"3183","last_editor_id":"3183","title":"Give and Let Give #1: 1\/10 - 1\/16","subtitle":"","tagline":"","page_slug":"articles\/2021\/puca\/chris_powell\/give_let_give_01_0110_0116","page_title":"Give and Let Give #1: 1\/10 - 1\/16","body":"

Happy 2021 Traders!<\/strong><\/p>\n

I'll be the first to admit it's been a long time since I've written anything. A while back I had taken over the \"All the Good News\" series, but my spare time to create an in depth article like that became limited and some other things in life needed more attention (work, family, etc...). Same old story right?<\/p>\n

Well... I'm back with a new weekly blog series and this will be the first edition. I typically don't do New Year's resolutions, even though this might seem like one. I believe that if you want a make a change, there is no time like the present. I do like having a hand in producing content for PucaTrade and the start of a New Year seemed like a good time to kick this off.<\/p>\n

This series will be all about the best cards going out via PucaTrade and my pick for \"Trade of the Week\". I hope these are fun and quick reads!<\/p>\n


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Trade of the Week<\/h1>\n

Taiga — Revised Edition<\/p>\n

\"\"<\/p>\n

 Sent by SBMTG BONUS
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<\/a><\/p>\n


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Top Trades for the week of January 10th<\/h2>\n

Non-Foil
<\/strong><\/em>[[Taiga::id=12404]] Revised Edition — 50,135 points
[[Commander 2014 - Sworn to Darkness (Black)::id=33817]] Commander 2014 — 20,020 points
[[Commander 2013 - Eternal Bargain Deck::id=33826]] Commander 2013 Edition — 19,968 points
[[Wrenn and Six::id=53651]] Modern Horizons — 17,332 points
[[Yavimaya Hollow::id=361]] Urza's Destiny — 14,872 points
[[Liliana of the Veil::id=41535]] Ultimate Masters — 12,981 points
[[Liliana of the Veil::id=41535]] Ultimate Masters — 12,976 points
[[Mana Drain::id=55192]] Commander Legends — 12,482 points
[[Vampiric Tutor::id=54808]] Commander Legends — 11,869 points
[[Emiel the Blessed::id=49213]] Jumpstart — 9,780 points<\/p>\n

Foil<\/strong><\/em>
[[Emrakul, the Promised End::id=31645]] Eldritch Moon — 22,010 points
[[Opposition Agent (Extended Art)::id=54865]] Commander Legends — 19,259 points
[[Verdant Catacombs::id=52678]] Modern Masters 2017 Edition — 17,500 points
[[Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind::id=48222]] Champs Promos — 13,851 points
[[Vampiric Tutor::id=54808]] Commander Legends — 12,069 points
[[Tolarian Winds::id=17185]] Seventh Edition — 9,902 points
[[Fiery Emancipation (Extended Art)::id=50380]] Core Set 2021 — 8,058 points
[[Training Center (Extended Art)::id=54895]] Commander Legends — 7,000 points
[[Spellskite::id=51496]] Judge Promos — 6,960 points
[[Omnath, Locus of the Roil::id=49789]] Core Set 2020 — 6,510 points<\/p>\n

That's it for this edition. As always, give and let give!<\/p>\n


\n\n\n\n
Chris Powell<\/strong> is one of the Founders of PucaTrade and now serves as an Advisor. He started playing Magic in 1994–1995, but took a 17—year hiatus. Fellow developer Mitch Trale got him back into the game in 2012 with Return to Ravnica. Shortly after that, they teamed up to build PucaTrade.<\/td>\n\"\"

<\/td>\n<\/tr>\n<\/tbody>\n<\/table>","status":"PUBLISHED","isBlog":"1","big_image":"https:\/\/drjl681pbj9m1.cloudfront.net\/admin\/2021\/0\/240\/fmN7atLORCWxvFxhfKkP_giver-of-runes-1.jpg","template_id":"2","extra_id":"0","external_embed_code":null,"featured_image1":"https:\/\/drjl681pbj9m1.cloudfront.net\/admin\/2021\/0\/240\/fmN7atLORCWxvFxhfKkP_giver-of-runes-1.jpg","featured_image2":"","external_link":null,"external_link_title":null,"external_link_description":null,"featured_image3":"https:\/\/drjl681pbj9m1.cloudfront.net\/admin\/2021\/0\/240\/fmN7atLORCWxvFxhfKkP_giver-of-runes-1.jpg","featured_image4":null,"featured_image5":null,"name_first":"Chris","name_last":"Powell","nickname":"xmetusx","display_name":"Chris Powell","code":"US","profile_image":"https:\/\/cdn.pucatrade.com\/cards\/crops\/sm\/12737.jpg","tags":[{"url":"puca","tag":"puca"},{"url":"top%20trades","tag":"top trades"}],"displayDate":"January 20, 2021","authorlink":"Chris Powell<\/a>"},{"id":"1242","created_at":"2019-01-09 00:45:36","updated_at":"2019-02-19 17:26:59","published_at":"2019-01-23 00:00:00","author_id":"3183","last_editor_id":"2143","title":"All the Good News \u2014 January","subtitle":"","tagline":"I'm Chris Powell and I'm back with more good news!","page_slug":"articles\/2019\/puca\/chris_powell\/all_the_good_news_january_2019","page_title":"All the Good News \u2014 January","body":"

Hey traders, Happy New Year!<\/p>\n

I'm Chris Powell and I'm back with more good news!<\/p>\n

I hope your holidays were Magic-filled—I know mine were. I was at GP Portland in early December and GP Oakland in early January (err... Magicfest Oakland?). Whatever they are calling them these days, it didn't feel any different than a GP. Both main events were Modern; I played my Naya Eldritch Evolution brew in Portland and Hollow One in Oakland, finishing at 2–3 in each. Those results weren't ideal, but I did quite well in side events and won a bunch of prize tickets.<\/p>\n

I love going to GPs (win or lose) and both were a blast. My opponents were friendly and everyone around me seemed to be in happy spirits. Outside of playing in events I ran into so many folks from my MTG past and present. If you haven't made it out to a GP, I highly recommend it.<\/p>\n

What's in store for this month?<\/p>\n

Puca News<\/h1>\n

Product Releases<\/strong><\/p>\n

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Ultimate Masters: Released on Dec 7, 2018
<\/em>Somehow Wizards managed to squeeze in a whole spoiler and release cycle in between my articles. This set is pretty awesome and there were a ton of key reprints. I've been sending and receiving a bunch of cards in this set to fill out playsets while the prices are low and the supply is high. 
View Set<\/a><\/p>\n

Ultimate Masters Box Toppers
<\/em>Despite sparking some controversy over UMA pricing, these cards are beautiful and in high demand. I was able to get my hands on a couple of them and they look sweet!
Promoting<\/a> is your best bet to get YOUR hands on them.
View Set<\/a><\/p>\n

Upcoming Releases

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<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n

Ravnica Allegiance: Releases January 25, 2019
<\/em>The full set has been spoiled and is fully tradeable. What Guilds did you playing at your prerelease? Gruul seemed quite strong and aggressive to me.<\/p>\n

New Features<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n

You may have read Jonathan Medina's article<\/a>, but we added some big new functionality to the promotion features:<\/p>\n

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  1. You can add as many promotions as you'd like and not have to purchase them until the trade is committed to you.<\/li>\n
  2. The promotion is no longer a fixed price and works off percentages. This means that your promo will update with the card's price and ensure that you don't miss out on important trades.<\/li>\n
  3. You can see how much people are offering (as a percentage) on your send screen rows.<\/li>\n<\/ol>\n

    \"\"<\/p>\n

    We think these are very valuable additions to this feature and allows you to make zero-risk promos. This is one of the ways we want to promote and increase trade in 2018.<\/p>\n

    2019 Goals<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n

    The new year is upon us and we always believe it's important to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. As a company, we come up with goals that we'd like to meet throughout the quarter and year. Maybe it's not news, but our core goal has always been: PUT MORE CARDS IN MAILBOXES.<\/p>\n

    It may sound basic or a bit of a cop out, but we do have limited resources and ensuring those go toward the core of what makes PucaTrade great is exactly where we want to be. We have some feature ideas on how to help with that goal (more on this from Jonathan on Friday). I think we made huge strides in 2018 to improve the economy and create features that make trading (promoting) easier and in turn increase trade. <\/p>\n

    I have high hopes for this year and we are already starting to see some traders who left the site coming back.<\/p>\n

    Top Trades<\/h1>\n

    \"\"<\/p>\n

    The amount of Old School cards being traded is amazing. I'm happy to pass along this interesting trade data from the last couple months.<\/p>\n

    Old School<\/em>
    3 [[Underground Sea::id=16613]] Revised Edition — 225,000, 120,000 and 96,368 points
    [[Volcanic Island::id=11077]] Revised Edition — 160,000 points
    [[Chains of Mephistopheles::id=16154]] Legends — 134,200 points
    [[Volcanic Island::id=11077]] Unlimited Edition — 101,759 points
    [[Bayou::id=15643]] Unlimited Edition — 100,000 points
    [[Sol Ring::id=40489]] Limited Edition Beta — 80,000 points
    2 [[Tropical Island::id=11291]] Unlimited Edition — 73,130 and 72,047 points
    [[Mirror Universe::id=11414]] Legends — 65,000 points
    3 [[Badlands::id=10501]] Revised Edition — 55,001, 50,000 and 24,718 points
    2 [[Savannah::id=15573]] Revised Edition — 44,000 and 28,000 points
    2 [[Plateau::id=13242]] Revised Edition — 38,000 and 30,000 points
    2 [[Gaea's Cradle::id=22979]] Urza's Saga — 37,849 points
    [[Tawnos's Coffin::id=2760]] Antiquities — 27,000 points<\/p>\n

    Masterpieces (all foil)<\/em>
    [[Bloodstained Mire::id=29309]] Zendikar Expedition — 45,000 points
    [[Crucible of Worlds::id=40108]] Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions — 33,155 points
    [[Watery Grave::id=40865]] Zendikar Expedition — 32,100 points
    [[Hazoret the Fervent::id=34266]] Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations — 30,000 points
    [[Blood Moon::id=38277]] Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations — 30,000 points
    [[Dark Depths::id=41560]] Ultimate Masters: Box Toppers — 28,598 points
    [[Chromatic Lantern::id=40839]] Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions — 27,777 points
    [[Elspeth, Knight-Errant::id=40603]] Masterpiece Series: Guilds of Ravnica — 26,838 points
    [[Rings of Brighthearth::id=32403]] Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions — 26,666 points
    [[Scroll Rack::id=32404]] Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions — 26,500 points
    [[The Scarab God::id=36381]] Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations — 25,967 points
    [[Damnation::id=36307]] Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations — 25,000 points
    [[Ancient Tomb::id=41556]] Ultimate Masters: Box Toppers — 25,300 points<\/p>\n

    Booster boxes and FTV<\/em>
    Modern Masters 2017 - Booster Box<\/a> — 31,547 points
    Ixalan - Booster Box<\/a> — 30,000 points<\/p>\n

    Modern\/Legacy<\/em>
    [[Lion's Eye Diamond::id=9479]] Mirage — 50,000 points
    2 [[Cavern of Souls::id=41557]] Modern Masters 2017 Edition — 50,000 points
    [[Ugin, the Spirit Dragon::id=27032]] Fate Reforged — 39,946 points
    [[Karn Liberated::id=41527]] Modern Masters 2015 Edition — 33,333 points
    2 [[Force of Will::id=34181]] Eternal Masters — 29,889 and 27,000 points
    2 [[Liliana of the Veil::id=41535]] Foil Ultimate Masters — 28,050 and 25,073 points
    [[Mana Drain::id=36938]] Foil Judge Promos — 26,163 points
    [[Liliana, the Last Hope::id=40604]] Foil Eldritch Moon — 25,000 points
    [[Mox Opal::id=32401]] Scars of Mirrodin — 24,855 points
    [[Cavern of Souls::id=41557]] Avacyn Restored — 24,209 points<\/p>\n

    Below are the most traded cards by rarity.<\/p>\n

    Rares<\/em>
    [[Tocatli Honor Guard::id=37377]] Ixalan — 93 trades
    [[Firesong and Sunspeaker::id=38784]] Buy-A-Box Promos — 56 trades
    [[Animation Module::id=32640]] Kaladesh — 55 trades
    [[Bomat Courier::id=32661]] Kaladesh — 55 trades
    [[Assassin's Trophy::id=40923]] Guilds of Ravnica — 46 trades
    [[Impervious Greatwurm::id=40595]] Guilds of Ravnica MYTHIC RARE 44 trades
    [[Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle::id=38813]] Dominaria — 43 trades
    [[Tajic, Legion's Edge::id=40941]] Guilds of Ravnica — 43 trades
    [[Gonti, Lord of Luxury::id=32604]] Kaladesh — 43 trades
    [[Scrapheap Scrounger::id=32666]] Kaladesh — 43 trades
    [[Erratic Cyclops::id=40702]] Guilds of Ravnica — 42 trades
    [[Legion Warboss::id=40913]] Guilds of Ravnica — 42 trades<\/p>\n

    Uncommons<\/em>
    [[Lava Coil::id=40712]] Guilds of Ravnica — 74 trades
    [[Creeping Chill::id=40670]] Guilds of Ravnica — 63 trades
    [[Plaguecrafter::id=40686]] Guilds of Ravnica — 63 trades
    [[Merfolk Trickster::id=38511]] Dominaria — 55 trades
    [[Crackling Drake::id=40768]] Guilds of Ravnica — 52 trades
    [[Wizard's Lightning::id=38520]] Dominaria — 49 trades
    [[Cast Down::id=38778]] Dominaria — 47 trades
    [[Chemister's Insight::id=40636]] Guilds of Ravnica — 47 trades
    [[Cast Down::id=38778]] FNM Promos — 46 trades
    [[Seal Away::id=38551]] Dominaria — 44 trades<\/p>\n

    Commons<\/em>
    [[Rat Colony::id=38697]] Dominaria — 105 trades
    [[Shadowborn Apostle::id=20306]] Magic 2014 Core Set — 90 trades
    [[Relentless Rats::id=38271]] Masters 25 — 70 trades
    [[Gurmag Angler::id=41365]] Fate Reforged — 64 trades
    [[Wastes (184 Full Art)::id=29847]] Oath of the Gatewatch — 57 trades
    [[Dive Down::id=37173]] Ixalan — 56 trades
    [[Ghitu Lavarunner::id=38712]] Dominaria — 54 trades<\/p>\n

    Bug Fixes <\/h1>\n

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    Most of the bug fixing the last couple months was related to the new promotion features, but we do have a backlog of things we will be looking into over the upcoming months. <\/p>\n

    The most recent updates to the site can always be seen here<\/a>. This link is on the version number in the footer of the site (currently v3.6.7.2<\/a>). I agree this is a tad hidden on the site and most people don't know about it, so I will do my best to give updates in these posts going forward.<\/p>\n

    Wrap Up<\/span><\/h1>\n

    MTG is definitely on the upswing with Arena taking the spotlight and Ravnica Allegiance about to shake up the Standard format. Even I have been playing Standard these days on Arena (having not played Standard in over two years) since it's easily accessible without spending a bunch on cards!<\/p>\n

    Enjoy the release weekend and send those unwanted cards out on Puca. I know I will be!<\/p>\n

    Thanks for reading! As always, give and let give!<\/p>\n\n\n\n
    Chris Powell<\/strong> is one of the Founders of PucaTrade and now serves as an Advisor. He started playing Magic in 1994–1995, but took a 17—year hiatus. Fellow developer Mitch Trale got him back into the game in 2012 with Return to Ravnica. Shortly after that, they teamed up to build PucaTrade.<\/td>\n\"\"<\/td>\n<\/tr>\n<\/tbody>\n<\/table>\n



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    Hey traders!<\/p>\n

    I'm Chris Powell and I'm back with more good news!<\/p>\n

    How is Guilds of Ravnica treating everyone? My experience has been pretty positive so far from going to the prerelease, drafting, and now starting a league within my play group. <\/p>\n

    Initially we started with a Sealed Pool (six packs) and are adding a pack a week to increase the power level along with allowing trading within the pools. One trade per week per league member with rarity parity (can only trade common for common, uncommon for uncommon, etc.). We thought this would be a fair way to trade so that two members couldn't just trade a stack of cards they aren't using for a stack of the other members, creating a disparity between power level.<\/p>\n

    My Pool was somewhat crazy based on the rares with [[Nullhide Ferox::id=40742]], [[Light of the Legion::id=40896]], 2 [[Venerated Loxodon::id=40897]]s, [[Assure \/\/ Assemble::id=40948]] and [[Underrealm Lich::id=40945]]. How could I not play Selesnya splashing Black for the Lich and some premium removal? I've traded into a bit of a go-wide strategy with 3 [[Sworn Companions::id=40631]] to take advantage of the 2 Loxodons early and other Convoke creatures. The league has been a fun way to crack some packs and spark some interest in limited within the group.<\/p>\n

    Lets see what's good this month?<\/p>\n

    Puca News<\/h1>\n

    Product Releases<\/strong><\/p>\n

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    Guilds of Ravnica was released on October 5 and everything is tradeable on PucaTrade! A lot of GRN is getting traded out there between rotation and its huge impact on the new standard. I've already been promoting and receiving [[Knight of Autumn::id=40934]] and [[Mission Briefing::id=40900]].
    View Set<\/a><\/p>\n

    The Guild Kits released on November 2—these are also tradeable now on PucaTrade! There are some good reprints in this set along with some cool new art. Most notable are [[Shattering Spree::id=41071]], [[Privileged Position::id=41154]], and [[Glimpse the Unthinkable::id=41052]].<\/p>\n

    Upcoming Releases

    <\/em><\/strong>Ravnica Allegiance: Releases January 25, 2019<\/em>
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    Although I had originally thought that Returning to Ravnica and doing it for three major sets seemed like overkill, I've had a lot of fun with Guilds of Ravnica and am looking forward to seeing how the other five guilds play out. I have to say I do love me some Rakdos!<\/p>\n

    50 Million Points Removed<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n

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    Can I just say, WOW! Since the last \"All the Good News\" article, we crossed the 50 million point–mark for points removed from the system. The top feature sinking these points is Promoted Wants by far coming in at over 25 million.<\/p>\n

    I want to extend a warm thank you to everyone using these features and trading on PucaTrade, we couldn't have reached this goal without you and are continually seeing this number increasing.<\/p>\n

    The points in circulation are decreasing every month in the system and we are seeing a lot of positive effects from it:<\/p>\n