Wizards of the Coast is an American games publisher founded by Peter Adkison in 1990 just outside Seattle, WA. The company mainly publishes table top games in the fantasy and science-fiction genres.
Wizards of the Coast started as a basement-run RPG publisher and popularized the collectible card game genre thanks to the success of Magic: The Gathering. They are also known for publishing the Dungeons & Dragons RPG after purchasing the original D&D developer TSR in the mid-1990s. Until 2003, Wizards published the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Theyalso publish novels based on games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Legend of the Five Rings.
Wizards of the Coast has been a subsidiary of Hasbro since 1999.
Oh, how I love the color black. To me, it’s the very best color in all of Magic: The Gathering. It’s got all of the best and most powerful effects available to it – removal, card draw, direct life drain, reanimation, you name it! – at a rather minimal cost to you of a few […]
The biggest tournament in Magic: The Gathering: Arena, the Mythic Championship, is reaching its fifth go-around, and will be conducted this coming weekend. 68 players from across the globe are set to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes at that time, in Los Angeles, California at Thunder Studios. With that, Wizards of the Coast […]
Magic: The Gathering has had a ton of new releases each year. Generally, expansion sets release each quarter, and other products release during the months not associated with those releases (though there are some glaring exceptions, such as the Brawl decks releasing with the Throne of Eldraine set as a whole). It has been revealed […]
This coming weekend of October 18th-20th, Magic: The Gathering will host their fifth Mythic Championship tournament. During those three days, 68 players will compete for $750,000 in prizes. Players will be facing off in Long Beach, California at Thunder Studios, via the Magic: The Gathering: Arena interface. And among those 68 players stands 31-year-old Czech former Hearthstone […]
This past Friday (October 11th), the WeirdCards Charitable Club members responsible for the Oathbreaker ban list decided to do something amazing for the format: they unbanned Recurring Nightmare, one of the most controversially-powerful cards still on the Commander ban list. Recurring Nightmare is a three-mana enchantment that, if not countered, can potentially evade all removal […]
Well, I’m at an unending loss for words. Probably with no credit to Bleeding Cool for our deck tech on The Grand Calcutron or the upcoming Halloween deck tech for Grusilda, Monster Masher, Wizards of the Coast has unveiled their newest silver-bordered set for Magic: The Gathering. Called “Unsanctioned”, this set contains five 30-card mini-decks with silver-bordered, completely […]
Magic: The Gathering is chock-full of monsters – from Dragons, to Centaurs, to Merfolk and Leviathans, Magic has more than its share of interesting and complex creatures. Sometimes, however, some of these creatures are a little too hard to index. These creatures are often shoehorned into the categorical creature type of “Beast”, which oftentimes doesn’t do […]
There are very few places in Dungeons & Dragons lore that make players loathe their previous choices. The Nine Hells are probably at the top of the list. Oh sure, there’s a pantheon of places people don’t really want to go when it comes right down to it, because big dungeons and nasty dragons scare […]
Hello, and welcome to another Oathtoberfest* article for Magic: The Gathering‘s latest up-and-coming format, Oathbreaker! For those unaware, Oathbreaker is a relatively young format fostered by the WeirdCards Charitable Club, a charity whose goal is to teach Magic to young people who may not have other outlets. WeirdCards created the format, and now we, the public, […]
Hang onto your hats for the next few weeks, folks – Magic: The Gathering: Arena speculation is about to get a bit hectic. Twitter page @MagicEsports, the account that manages the Twitter page for Magic: The Gathering: Arena, has posted a tweet as of yesterday (October 9th) stating that the next Banned and Restricted List […]
I picked up a copy of the “Knight’s Charge” preconstructed Brawl deck for Magic: The Gathering yesterday. I quickly learned thereafter that it was an investment that was made amid a temporary and artificial scarcity on the part of Wizards of the Coast’s methodologies. The biggest issue I had with picking this deck up was that […]
Last Friday, I wrote up a deck tech for Oathbreaker, a relatively fresh format for Magic: The Gathering created by the WeirdCards Charitable Club. This tech revolved around Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded, a Planeswalker card which is seen a pretty bad in every other format. Surprisingly, Tibalt is remarkably powerful in this one, and that makes worlds […]
It’s been a long couple of weeks. Between Kenrith, the Returned King, the Throne of Eldraine prerelease, the Brawl decks being converted to Commander decks, My Little Pony‘s crossover with Magic, and so much of my procrastination getting to finally provide you with a deck tech for Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale, I’ve been remarkably […]
Hello there, dear readers! It’s been a hot minute since I wrote a Commander deck tech, what with all manner of news coming up for me to write this month, all rather coinciding with the times I’ve been planning to write this particular article. Surprisingly, a lot of you seem to have enjoyed the My […]
With the release of Throne of Eldraine out of the way, it is time once more for Magic: The Gathering‘s competitive events to commence! Last week saw a slight lull in this field of coverage because of the prerelease, but this past weekend things heated back up at MagicFest Montreal with Throne of Eldraine limited! On […]
Magic: The Gathering can be a real lesson-granting sort of game. You win some games, and you lose some games. But the games one plays in a casual setting are far different than what one would find in a competitive setting, especially if it’s within a newly-developing metagame. This is no less true on Magic: The […]
Those in the D&D community may have noticed a new clothing line spring up over the past couple of months as Cantrip has started making the rounds. This is a brand new clothing line inspired by the tabletop RPG, made to look geeky yet fashionable. The company officially launched this week, and with it, we […]
Magic: The Gathering is full of different formats – some that make certain cards better, and some that make cards worse. Today, we are shining a spotlight on Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded, a card which is infamously known to many, many players as the “worst Planeswalker card ever”. However, we will be doing this through the […]
Wizards of the Coast, owner of the world-famous card game Magic: The Gathering and a subsidiary of Hasbro, has teamed up with their mother-corporation to create a three-card crossover release for the card game based on the My Little Pony franchise. Yes, you read that correctly, every pony. MLP is coming to MTG. In partnership with Extra […]
Tomorrow (Friday, October 4th), Wizards of the Coast will be finalizing the release of its 82nd expansion set for Magic: The Gathering, Throne of Eldraine. This comes after a successful launch on their digital interface, Magic: The Gathering: Arena, and their prerelease events last weekend. Certainly, for many the tension to see what’s in their booster […]