Author: Joshua Nelson

About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.

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Wizards Posts New "State of Arena" For February - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards Posts New "State of Arena" For February – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello, loyal readers! I cannot believe I nearly overlooked this but Wizards of the Coast has added a new entry to their "State of Arena" series of update articles for Magic: The Gathering's esports interface. It's relevant because while it does highlight a few of the promises made in the previous State of Arena article, so far […]

Improving "Merciless Rage" - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: "The Professor" Speaks on Mana Bases – "Magic: The Gathering"

The Tolarian Community College YouTube channel has posted a number of videos pertaining to how to properly craft a mana base in the Commander format of Magic: The Gathering. By no means is it a strict guideline, and Brian Lewis, known on that YouTube channel as "The Professor", makes that very known. However, as safe as […]

"Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, loyal readers! Today, I'll be going over a deck tech for another new Magic: The Gathering commander, who, like Kroxa, my previous deck tech's subject, is also an Elder Giant (and no, before you ask, I'm not engaging in any Changeling shenanigans here). Today, as my title suggests, we will be giving a […]

Review: Patrick Stuart's "Fire On The Velvet Horizon"

Review: Patrick Stuart's "Fire On The Velvet Horizon"

Hello, loyal readers, it is with a heavy and awed heart that I bring to you my review of the infamously-muddled monster manual known as Fire on the Velvet Horizon by Patrick Stuart (not to be confused with Patrick Stewart, who plays Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Picard, obviously). No, this Patrick Stuart […]

"Funkoverse" Game Series Launched, Expansions Coming

"Funkoverse" Game Series Launched, Expansions Coming

Hey there Funko POP! fans, get ready – there's a new game series coming out for your entertainment! The Funkoverse Strategy Board Game is designed for two-to-four players, at ages ten and up. The core box, which prominently features four POP!-ified character pieces from DC Comics's Batman, also has two basic characters (not shown), two maps […]

"Starfinder: The Threefold Conspiracy" Releases New Adventure

"Starfinder: The Threefold Conspiracy" Releases New Adventure

Get ready, Starfinder fans – a new Adventure Path is beginning to unfold for Paizo Inc.'s science-fiction role-playing game! This is Starfinder's 25th Adventure Path, and part one of six chapters of The Threefold Conspiracy series. And apparently, the Adventure will begin with one heck of a murder mystery! From the product page on Paizo Inc.'s website: […]

Worlds XXVI Event to Hit "Magic: The Gathering: Arena"

Worlds XXVI Event to Hit "Magic: The Gathering: Arena"

For the course of three days, starting on February 14th you can play on Magic: The Gathering: Arena with the decks of the pros playing at the Magic World Championships! Following hot on the heels of giving players a choice of representative champion for Worlds XXVI, this event actually allows players to pilot one of the […]

Review: "Theros: Beyond Death" Booster Box - "Magic: The Gathering"

Review: "Theros: Beyond Death" Sealed Play – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, loyal readers! Today, following up on both of the Theros: Beyond Death booster draft box review I have done as well as that of the Planeswalker Deck gameplay from the very same set, I wanted to see how Sealed gameplay works out for the newest set from Magic: The Gathering. As a disclaimer, […]

"Extinction Curse" Adventure Begins! - "Pathfinder"

"Extinction Curse" Adventure Begins! – "Pathfinder"

Strike up the band, and cue up "Entry of the Gladiators" by Julius Fucik, because the circus is coming to town, by way of Pathfinder's newest adventure module by Paizo Inc.! Yes, "Extinction Curse" is the newest module by Paizo for Pathfinder, the acclaimed fantasy role-playing game. From what we know from Paizo, the first chapter of […]

Commander Getting Wizards-Sanctioned League - "Magic: The Gathering"

Commander Getting Wizards-Sanctioned League – "Magic: The Gathering"

Yes, you read the above headline correctly, folks – Wizards of the Coast is finally sanctioning Commander League play for Magic: The Gathering! For the first time ever, Wizards of the Coast has devised a ruleset for an achievement-style level of gameplay for Commander. This will involve an achievement list and a set of rotating, presumably […]

Review: "Theros: Beyond Death" Planeswalker Decks - "Magic: The Gathering"

Review: "Theros" PW Deck Gameplay – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello, loyal readers and fans of the Planeswalker Decks for Magic: The Gathering! Today, I wanted to go over some notes I had about the Planeswalker Decks from Magic's newest set, Theros: Beyond Death. I had gotten a game in with both of them pitted against each other and I'm a bit baffled. You see, these decks […]

Amid Tanking Coverage, PT Brussels Carries On - "Magic: The Gathering"

Amid Tanking Coverage, PT Brussels Carries On – "Magic: The Gathering"

Joel Larsson of Sweden is the Champion of Players Tour Brussels, a large-name professional Magic: The Gathering event! Larsson, back from retirement after having won Pro Tour Magic Origins back in 2015, used a homebrew deck dubbed by sources in the media as "Swedish Sultai", an apt name considering its origin and its color typing. […]

"Rumor Engine" Today Appears Chaotic - "Games Workshop"

"Rumor Engine" Today Appears Chaotic – "Games Workshop"

Hello, loyal readers and fans of Games Workshop's miniature games! Today (February 4th), Games Workshop, via the "Rumor Engine" of the Warhammer Community news hub, gave us quite a small teaser in the form of an image of what looks like… Well, you tell us what you think it looks like: See, at first glance […]

Review: "Theros: Beyond Death" Planeswalker Decks - "Magic: The Gathering"

Review: "Theros: Beyond Death" PW Decks – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, loyal readers and fans of Magic: The Gathering, both invested and prospective! Today, I'm going to be discussing the Planeswalker decks for Magic's newest set, Theros: Beyond Death. As can be observed from the image above, the Planeswalker decks for this set, which is inspired by Ancient Greek mythology and other recognizable tropes, feature both […]

"Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game" On Kickstarter

"Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game" On Kickstarter

Hunters Entertainment, alongside Skydance Television (the team responsible for the Altered Carbon television show), has developed the Kickstarter campaign for Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game! At this exact moment, the campaign is very nearly funded to its goal of $20,000 (it's already $17,721 in as of writing this very figure!), and the campaign just started […]

"Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello loyal readers! It's been a bit of a while since I last showcased any Magic: The Gathering Commander deck techs for you, but today I will be returning to this with a new deck that is a great example of inspiration on my part. A lot of decks in Commander nowadays are built with […]

Review: "Theros: Beyond Death" Bundle - "Magic: The Gathering"

Review: "Theros: Beyond Death" Bundle – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello, loyal readers! Yesterday, I noted with gratitude the package that I had received from Wizards of the Coast; it contained a Booster Draft Box, a Bundle, and the two Planeswalker Decks, all from Magic: The Gathering's newest set, Theros: Beyond Death. Today, I want to review the overall contents of the Bundle I'd received. […]

"Flight of the Sleepers" Releases Monthly - "Starfinder"

"Flight of the Sleepers" Releases Monthly – "Starfinder"

Paizo Inc.'s science-fiction role-playing game Starfinder is about to receive a new set of adventure modules to be released monthly. The exact date is not known yet but "Flight of the Sleepers" is speculated to release its modules starting in April. From the press release: Barely escaping a doomed transport, the heroes find themselves trapped within […]


"Magic: ManaStrike" Comes to Mobile! - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Magic: ManaStrike" Comes to Mobile! – "Magic: The Gathering"

Mobile games company Netmarble Corp. has teamed up with Wizards of the Coast to create their first-ever Magic: The Gathering game: Magic: Manastrike! Like the old game Magic: Battlegrounds for the original Xbox, Manastrike takes the Magic: The Gathering property and crafts from it a Player-Versus-Player environment where the renowned Planeswalkers from the brand face each other in spell-slinging duels […]