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Wizards of the Coast Publishes "State" of "Arena" - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards Of The Coast Publishes State Of Arena – “Magic: The Gathering”

Wizards of the Coast has published an article about the state of Magic: The Gathering: Arena, their digital interface for their world-famous trading card game. Within the “State of the Game” address, Wizards talks about the progression of Arena over the next few months to a year in time. The first major update discussed in the […]

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

“Throne of Eldraine Deluxe Collection” Panned – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering is coming out with one of their most industrious sets, Throne of Eldraine, early in October. With it, they are coming out with all sorts of gimmicks and contests which are geared to make sales for the set, including the “Great Eldraine Bake-Off“, a baking contest themed around the world of Eldraine, […]

"The Great Eldraine Bake-Off" Kicks Off! - "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering: “The Great Eldraine Bake-Off” Kicks Off!

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 […]

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Entire “Throne of Eldraine” Set Spoiled! – “Magic: The Gathering”

…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 […]

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“Kenrith, the Returned King” Dech Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

On "Magic: The Gathering", and the Philanthopy Thereof

Opinion: On “Magic: The Gathering” And Philanthropy 101

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: […]

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

Opinion: Too Many Ideas In “Throne Of Eldraine”? – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

"Magic: The Gathering" Is Getting Expensive

Opinion: “Magic: The Gathering” Is Getting Expensive

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 […]

"Chulane, Teller of Tales" Deck Tech for Commander - "Magic: The Gathering"

New Brawl Decks Pull No Punches – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

Aiden Brier Takes StarCityGames Syracuse's Legacy Open - "Magic: the Gathering"

Aiden Brier Takes Star City Games Syracuse – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

Spanish Team Takes MagicFest Ghent! - "Magic: The Gathering"

Spanish Team Takes MagicFest Ghent! – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 Arena" Planning New Innovations for 2020

“Magic: The Gathering” Rolls Back Decisions on “Arena” Changes

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 […]

"Magic: The Gathering" Nominated for "Toy Hall of Fame"

“Magic: The Gathering” Nominated for “Toy Hall of Fame”

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 […]

"Throne of Eldraine" is a Storybook Fantasy - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Throne of Eldraine” Is A Fairytale Fantasy – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

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“Supernatural” Day: Crossovers That Needed to Happen (But Never Could) – “Outlander,” “Barry” “Law & Order” & More

Over the last fifteen years, the #SPNFamily has longed for various crossovers with The CW‘s Supernatural. Given the show’s fantastical nature, it would be easy to drop the Winchesters and Co. into nearly any series. Smallville, “Arrowverse,” Sleepy Hollow, Lucifer, Timeless, and the like could creatively work the Winchesters into their fantastical worlds.  Time travel, […]

How To Properly Assess Threats In Commander - "Magic: The Gathering"

How To Properly Assess Threats In Commander – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

"Throne Of Eldraine" Previews In Full Swing - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Throne Of Eldraine” Previews In Full Swing – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

Why and How Players Personalize - "Magic: The Gathering"

Why And How Players Personalize – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

Playing In A New Golden Age of "Magic: The Gathering"

Playing In A New Golden Age of “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has undergone a large number of overhauls to their Modern format lately. From banning Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis and Faithless Looting to including the infamous Stoneforge Mystic, Modern has been shaken up to a degree that… Might be beneficial to Magic as a whole? Hear me out, just for a second or two. […]

Brawl Format Hits Arena - "Magic: The Gathering"

Brawl Format Hits Arena – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering‘s upcoming 82nd expansion set, “Throne of Eldraine”, has started its spoiler season, and fans are rejoicing. However, this isn’t the only reason they are excited. The long-awaited Brawl format has come to Magic‘s software version, Magic: the Gathering: Arena. This has caused quite a surge in the format’s popularity overall, as it […]