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.
Hold on to your donkeys – Magic: The Gathering's newest silver-bordered expansion, Unsanctioned, has been released! After three previous full-on silver-bordered releases and a fair smattering of other cards in a similar vein, Unsanctioned is an entirely new concept for the silver-bordered world of Magic. Instead of a completely new set with nothing but new cards […]
Dungeons & Dragons recently celebrated their 45th anniversary in style as the company offered up a special Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set. The set was made available in December with a limited number of them being created by Level Up Dice, 1974 of them to be precise. Packaged in a special box with a few additions […]
Today, in the middle of a rather humdrum, possibly lacklustre day of news, this author was amazed to find a new product announcement by Wizards of the Coast for their basically-immortal trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Within this announcement is an all-new way to go about playing a brand-new Sealed environment: "Jumpstart" is here – […]
In what is probably one of the most awesome gaming things we've heard this year, two Avengers cast members want to start a D&D game. Apparently, Tom Holland and Chris Pratt have been trying for a while now to get a game going with some of the Avengers cast. Which has to be one of […]
Hello there, loyal readers and fans of the ever-popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering! For those of you looking to invest in single cards from Magic's latest expansion Theros: Beyond Death, I am afraid I may have a spot of bad news for you. This may be an opinion piece but it's based in […]
This weekend is a solid one for competitive Magic: The Gathering. Between Worlds XXVI and various other tournaments occurring concurrently, it's fairly safe to say that competitive Magic has never been stronger on a professional level. With this in mind, Wizards of the Coast has announced the decklists for the newest batch of Challenger Decks, decks […]
Hello, loyal readers! Today, February 16th, 2020, marks the final day for the 26th Magic: The Gathering World Championships! Before I go into any coverage of the final, momentous day of this prestigious tournament, I want to go over what has transpired over the last two days thereof. Day One To start, Day One saw the […]
The minds behind such Netflix documentary series as The Toys That Made Us are developing a new documentary about the genesis, origins, and impact of Wizards of the Coast's ever-popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering. The documentary, entitled "Igniting the Spark", will be produced by The Nacelle Company, the production company behind The Toys That Made Us […]
Javier Dominguez, reigning and defending Magic: the Gathering World Champion, took on longtime friend and colleague Andrea Mengucci during the Day One events at the 26th Magic World Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii. Javier, having drafted a Golgari (black/green) Draft deck with some very tough decisions regarding inclusions, took on Mengucci's rather exquisitely-sculpted Orzhov (white/black) deck. Mengucci, no […]
I hope you're ready for Magic: The Gathering's newest drop release for Secret Lair: "Stargazing"! The "Stargazing" release, available only for the duration of this weekend alone – and I mean only this weekend – contains five different drops. The drops have three cards each and are themed after the gods of the Theroan Pantheon. Volume One […]
For years, Magic: The Gathering has been not just a card game, but a conversation. I'm all for using this analogy because it lends itself to discussion and in time, the big discussion. And, as it stands, this conversation has had a large handful of big-ticket controversies within the design of the game (not to mention discourse […]
Hello there, loyal readers! Today I figured we would get down and dirty – and I do mean downright dirty – with a new Commander deck tech for Magic: The Gathering. This deck tech will be showcasing one of the most disgustingly powerful commanders recently printed for the format, Muldrotha, the Gravetide. The decklist, as we […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]