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.
Prepare thy stomachs, it’s time for The Great Eldraine Bake-Off! In a bid to entice more Magic: The Gathering fans into getting into their newest expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, Wizards of the Coast has devised a baking competition for the Internet to look into. Called “The Great Eldraine Bake-Off,” this baking competition boasts a glut […]
…And there was much rejoicing. Throne of Eldraine, Magic: The Gathering‘s 82nd expansion set, has been fully revealed at long last, and with it, its tokens and a release notes document. In the document (featured in full here), as always, are notes on rulings that have come up in Magic R&D’s development sessions for the […]
This week, Dungeons & Dragons released their latest adventure, Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus. We’ll be talking about the adventure later, but first, we got dice! Every so often, Wizards of the Coast will put together a special version of the needed dice to play a regular D&D game together. The last set we reviewed […]
Magic: The Gathering is well into its 26th year of play, and with its 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, Wizards of the Coast has outdone itself yet again. Between Collector’s Packs, normal booster packs, the Brawl decks slated for release alongside the set, and the Buy-A-Box Promo, Throne of Eldraine is worthwhile for any […]
In Magic: The Gathering, players often are directed to make use of the best cards and the best strategies in order to gain the best outcome – that is, victory. But what if I told you that giving resources to other players could give you a victory of another sort? Welcome to Magic Philanthropy 101. Magic: […]
Magic: The Gathering‘s 82 expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, is coming out remarkably soon – October 4th, or, if you play Magic: The Gathering: Arena, September 26th – and preview cards have been rolling out like mad. Knights based on Arthurian fables are being printed alongside creatures and characters inspired by the fairy tales of […]
Over the past year, I’ve been looking at the prices of individual Magic: The Gathering cards get progressively more expensive. It’s disheartening, but with a growing player base, cards of many kinds are becoming more and more in-demand for quite a few different decks. This only got worse when Wizards of the Coast, the company […]
When Magic: The Gathering releases their 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, on October 4th, 2019, they will have created an immense world filled with legendary stories and rightfully legendary creatures. Additionally, the set will officially feature support for Brawl, their newest officially-sanctioned format. However, Brawl has been hit-or-miss for the majority of players I’ve spoken […]
I wrote an article just before this which explains how Magic: The Gathering is a global phenomenon, and how the MagicFest events allow players to break national boundaries and attain greatness within the game’s parameters. When the Spanish team called “Team Blasco de Garay 15 & Ronda de Sant Pere 44” took MagicFest Ghent this […]
Magic: the Gathering is such a popular game that a good number of competitive venues operate at any given time. Relative to the United States, this past weekend saw a number of tournaments being hosted both globally and domestically. As of yesterday’s MagicFest event at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium, the newest champions are […]
Magic: The Gathering has made a decision to roll back on some of the changes they have been thinking of instituting for their software interface, Magic: The Gathering: Arena. This comes after much outcry from their consumers. In their previous plan to implement the Historic format for the interface, Wizards of the Coast originally made […]
It’s clear that games like Magic: the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! are games which hold a crowd’s gaze for a long time. They’re not just fads and they are even seen as culturally-relevant as vital games in history. It seems to me that these games will last as long as the public’s attention wills it, however, and this […]
I wrote up an article exactly one month ago about the new innovations which Magic: The Gathering: Arena is slated to roll out for the near future. If you recall from that article, in 2020 Wizards of the Coast will be implementing a number of changes to their competitive structure both online and on the tabletop. […]
The Strong Museum of Play, located in Rochester, New York, boasts one of the largest single collection of toys and games in the world. They are also home to the Toy Hall of Fame, where the most renowned and popular games and toys from across history are noted for posterity. Magic: the Gathering, a collectible trading […]
Magic: The Gathering‘s 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, has a plentitude of fantasy tropes, making it one of the biggest, most ambitious crossovers in childhood fairytale history (Dreamworks’ movie Shrek also coming to mind). While Throne of Eldraine is chock-full of Arthurian and Grimm tropes alike, between the two it’s obvious that unless the references […]
Dan Harmon will be headed back into the D&D way of life with the third season of HarmonQuest soon, and with it comes new guests and adventures. The season technically kicked off back on August 18th, but the company has gotten into some new adventures that have made life difficult for a lot of people. […]
Hey all! I wanted to write a piece on proper threat assessment in Magic: The Gathering multiplayer formats, namely Commander. The research I did made me reconsider a few personal opinions I had about my own level of play as a result. It seems to me that, in my playgroups, I might be the problem! Let’s explore […]
Magic: The Gathering‘s 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, is in its spoiler season, and Wizards of the Coast has been showcasing a plethora of new cards from the set. As is generally customary with the early spoiler season, WotC showed players some of the better cards first. Between Oko, Thief of Crowns, and Questing […]
Hey all! I figured after yesterday’s article on The Golden Age of Magic, I’d write up an article about the different ways that people personalize their Magic: the Gathering decks. This article will go beyond just “pet cards”, or cards people put into their decks because of some personal attachment. The gist of this article […]
Actor Joe Manganiello (Justice League, True Blood) is well aware of the culture and misunderstood nature of the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) and believes the popularity of the Netflix television show Stranger Things allowed for greater acceptance among the public. Manganiello spoke to Comicbook.com about how the series set in the ‘80s […]