Where I’ve been, and Where We are Going!

After a brief illness and some work related travel, I am back and wanted to take this opportunity to give some updates on recent happenings around these parts, as well as the direction we’re now heading. This will mark my 25th post since posting Have Courage and Be Kind, my often referenced discussion about my journey on PucaTrade. Shortly thereafter, I started expanding with other MTG topics outside of the realm of PucaTrade. The Beginning The first three articles are by far the most read and referenced things I have posted thus far.  Almost daily, new users come into Discord

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Promoted Trades – PucaTrade Response

Early this week, I posted my thoughts on Promoted Trades.  I was admittedly critical of this new set of features.  Today one of my major fears became reality when I read that the feature was now fully deployed, and Promoted Trades was live for all cards. Being cautious about this change, I decided to promote a few simple lands I needed for game day.  Since promotion, I have received commitments of half the lands I need.  While I was writing the original post, I reached out to some of my Patreon partners for input.  Someone suggested that I obtained a quote

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How do I get in to EDH?

You’ve heard stories about crazy play interactions primarily based on cards you had to look up. You see the players at the side tables playing games with 4 or more people all at once, each with an over-sized deck, and it looks like they’re having a blast. Now you want to try it out, and join in the fun! The time has come to build your very own Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) deck. Are you wondering how to tackle a format which includes almost all of Magic’s card pool, and has it’s own “social contract”? Well, let’s break it down a bit.

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PucaTrade Promoted Trading

A few weeks ago, PucaTrade added a highly anticipated feature, Promoted Trading. This new feature is meant to supplant the user created bonus system and offer a system within the toolset of the site for receivers to set their own price for a highly wanted card.  In the announcement thread, Eric gives this explanation: We noticed that many people have been using their usernames to advertise the extra bonuses or “bounties” that they’d be willing to give for certain cards. We’ve been thinking about bounties and the role they play on PucaTrade, and we think it’s time to build the

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