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"God-Eternal Bontu" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“God-Eternal Bontu” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Welcome! I have a second Magic: The Gathering deck tech article for you all today. Not too long ago, we at Bleeding Cool wrote up a Commander deck tech revolving around Bontu, the Glorified, the black-aligned god of Amonkhet. This article will focus on the eternalized version of Bontu, the aptly-named God-Eternal Bontu. Bontu, now […]

"Bontu the Glorified" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Bontu the Glorified” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hello friends! It’s time again for another set of Commander deck techs styled after the best and worst of each color in Magic: The Gathering. Today, we will be looking over black, a color which may be even harder to find compliments for than blue (and hey, don’t hate me for saying so – blue […]


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

Commander May Be Most Played Format – “Magic: The Gathering”

In news which may absolutely floor a ton of Magic: The Gathering players while being completely predictable to a good many others, Commander may be the most played Magic format. According to Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater in an answer to a question posed on his Tumblr blog Blogatog, data suggests that save for extremely […]

"God-Eternal Kefnet" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“God-Eternal Kefnet” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Of all of the innovations in Magic: The Gathering, there is none so insidious as the ones which force other players to sit and do nothing while you get to play and win. These sorts of cards are tough to deal with and frustrate many a player on a regular basis. The very worst offenders among […]

"Kefnet the Mindful" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Kefnet the Mindful” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hello friends! It’s time again for another set of two Magic: The Gathering Commander deck techs. Sometimes, I find it’s best to step away from the battlefield when writing up techs for my readers and take a moment to be mindful of things like burnout, writer’s block, and other similar worries. But then I think […]

"Chainer, Dementia Master" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

Recap: Commander Tournament for Charity – “Magic: The Gathering”

I attended a Commander-format Magic: The Gathering tournament benefitting the ExtraLife charity on Saturday, November 9th. The event, while fun as it could be, raises some concerns about what exactly constitutes a competitive Commander deck and what doesn’t quite cut it. I had gone with using my Chainer, Dementia Master deck in this tournament – the […]

"God-Eternal Oketra" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“God-Eternal Oketra” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

In continuation of our pair of white Magic: The Gathering deck techs for today (having kicked it off with Oketra the True), I now present the second Commander deck tech. We are preparing for the arrival of Theros, Beyond Death through these techs, and as such we are giving special focus to the Gods in Magic. White […]

"Oketra the True" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Oketra the True” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Today, we at Bleeding Cool have a special set of two Commander Magic: The Gathering deck tech articles for you! This is the first of them. But first,  before I reveal which Commander I’ll be writing for you, a bit of background information. Theros: Beyond Death, Magic: The Gathering‘s 83rd expansion set, is coming out in January. […]

"Gadwick, the Wizened" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Gadwick, the Wizened” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Throughout the ages, there have been reports of magically-inclined human beings practicing their craft to the shock, awe, and also the rage of other less-magical people. These wizards, witches, warlocks, and so forth all purportedly existed in the medieval environment and had woven themselves into the very fabric of legend. The greatest legendary medieval wizard, […]

"Gideon of the Trials" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Gideon of the Trials” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering is full of characters each with different story arcs. Often times, we as players and consumers of the Magic storyline will see characters with multiple different cards meant to represent their continuing character development. It’s quite a sight to see someone petulant like Chandra Nalaar become responsible and focused on her goals and […]

"Chandra, Torch of Defiance" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Chandra, Torch of Defiance” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

I have always had a certain fondness for Guy Fawkes Day. Being an American and a millennial, I’m pretty sure the closest I’m going to get to fathoming its importance is either through remembering September 11th, 2001 (something I witnessed as a young New Yorker), or through reading Alan Moore’s graphic novel V for Vendetta (or […]

"Rankle, Master of Pranks" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Rankle, Master of Pranks” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Throne of Eldraine, Magic: The Gathering‘s newest expansion set, is full of amazing legendary creatures. The set as a whole is based on a unified blend of Arthurian and Grimm folklore alike, making for an exquisite setting for the newest world in the Magic Multiverse. Of course, not all is daisies and roses in Eldraine, the […]

"Sorin, Lord of Innistrad" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Finding My Way Through “Magic: The Gathering: Arena”

Or, “A Love Letter to Magic Esports”. A couple of months ago, sometime before I was hired by Bleeding Cool, I never would have guessed that I’d be playing Magic: The Gathering: Arena. I was vehemently opposed to Magic: The Gathering Online and felt very strongly about my stance. How could I even think about paying for digital cards when […]

"Emry, Lurker of the Loch" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Emry, Lurker of the Loch” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Throughout the years, Magic: The Gathering has ebbed and flowed as far as being a game themed in high fantasy. Some of the sets are styled in themes similar to Ancient Greece or Egypt, one takes place in an Arthurian-inspired setting, and some are even as close to science fiction as fantasy can get. We have […]

"Ashiok, Dream Render" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Ashiok, Dream Render” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hello, loyal readers! It’s time again for another Magic: The Gathering Oathbreaker deck tech. Oathbreaker, for those who have not been caught up on the subject, is a 60-card singleton format made by the WeirdCards Charitable Club, and inspired by Commander and similar formats. Oathbreaker games represent a conflict between Planeswalkers and as such, Planeswalkers […]

"Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Yorvo, Lord Of Garenbrig” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has been around for 26 years. It is older than many real-life issues, and even some celebrities. But do you know what is older than Magic? The Green Giant. Yes, the Green Giant brand of canned vegetables. Those icky, slimy green beans and corn that my parents force-fed me at a very young age- […]

Enjoying Arena, and How You Should Too - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards’ October “State Of The Game” For “Magic: The Gathering: Arena”

Wizards of the Coast, hot on the heels of the glaring success of Magic: The Gathering: Arena, has issued another “State of the Game” article for the software. They did the same in September, and it seems that it was a much more triumphant article than this month’s piece. The first thing that was addressed by […]

"Torbran, Thane of Red Fell" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Torbran, Thane Of Red Fell” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

When I say Magic: The Gathering is without question my favorite game, I mean that beyond the shadow of a doubt. I love the fantasy themes blended with the underscoring tropes of modern science-fiction, I love the characters and setting, and I love the gameplay. When I say that my favorite color of Magic is black by […]

"Arlinn Kord" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Arlinn Kord” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hello friends! It’s that time again, where we at Bleeding Cool aim to fill you with fright and delight, make you feel spooketh and shooketh, and provide you with fears and cheers. It’s Oathtober, so we are giving you a ton of Oathbreaker deck techs fo Magic: The Gathering! Oathbreaker is a format started by the […]