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"Mystery Booster" Bonanza at MagicFest Richmond - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Mystery Booster” Playtest Cards Rise in Price – “Magic: The Gathering”

A few weeks ago, prior to MagicFest Richmond, we at Bleeding Cool reported on the existence of the Mystery Booster product for Magic: The Gathering, essentially a grab-bag of a product which had in it cards from most of Magic‘s 26-year history. Additionally, when it was unveiled at MagicFest Richmond at long last, it was revealed to also […]

Wizards of the Coast Retracts Censorship Decision - "Magic: The Gathering"

Aftermath of the Autumn Burchett Fiasco – “Magic: The Gathering”

Well, this is one Magic: The Gathering article I didn’t want to write, but I totally expected it would come up. It was an inevitability as early as this past Friday evening (November 8th), and now we at Bleeding Cool are here to make sense of the wreckage. Here we go. After nonbinary Magic professional player Autumn Burchett‘s cards […]

Wizards of the Coast Retracts Censorship Decision - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards of the Coast Revises Censor Ruling – “Magic: The Gathering”

As we covered on the site on Saturday, Autumn Burchett, a Magic: The Gathering pro player who openly identifies as nonbinary, had been instructed by a Wizards of the Coast official to remove the basic land cards from their deck before playing in the main event in MagicFest Richmond. I was instructed by tournament officials to […]

"Magic: The Gathering" Pro Player Censored

“Magic: The Gathering” Pro Player Censored

Last night (Friday night, November 8th) at MagicFest Richmond, professional Magic: The Gathering player Autumn Burchett purportedly was instructed to remove two cards from their deck after the cards were found to have potentially divisive messages written on them. The messages included “No TERFs[…]” and “Trans Rights are Human Rights”, which, while to some are […]

"Mystery Booster" Bonanza at MagicFest Richmond - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Mystery Boosters” at MagicFest Richmond – “Magic: The Gathering”

Nearly a month ago, Wizards of the Coast unveiled plans to release a “Mystery Booster” product for Magic: The Gathering. The details – any and all of them, save for the packaging and its existence at MagicFest Richmond onwards – were completely hidden from anyone. Today, MagicFest Richmond’s high point occurred when the mysterious booster pack […]

Antoine Lagarde takes MagicFest Lyon! - "Magic: The Gathering"

Antoine Lagarde takes MagicFest Lyon! – “Magic: The Gathering”

The winner of MagicFest Lyon has been decided! In news that should surprise absolutely nobody, MagicFest Lyon, lasting from November 1st to November 3rd, was dominated by players who used “Food”-based decks. Five of the decks in the Top Eight were based on Food, to be precise. There were other deck archetypes representing the Top […]

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Alexander Hayne Wins “MagicFest Montreal” GP – “Magic: The Gathering”

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 […]

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“Necropolis” Falls, Modern Breathes Anew – “Magic: The Gathering”

At long last, Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has been banned from Modern in Magic: The Gathering. From its release within the Modern Horizons set in June this year to just yesterday when five Hogaak decks made Top Eight during MagicFest Las Vegas, Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has been a powerhouse in the Modern circuit. During MagicFest Las Vegas, Simon […]

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“Mardu” Overshadows “Hogaak” in Birmingham – “Magic: The Gathering”

At MagicFest Birmingham, part of the Grand Prix circuit in Europe for the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Rory Kear-Smith took the title of Champion for the event after taking down Simon Nielsen. Kear-Smith was playing a form of the classic “Death’s Shadow” deck which appeared to be mainly geared to take down decks revolving around Hogaak, […]

"Arisen Necropolis" Takes MagicFest Minneapolis - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Arisen Necropolis” Takes MagicFest Minneapolis – “Magic: The Gathering”

The more things in the Magic: the Gathering tournament scene change, the more it seems they stay the same. Justin Plocher defeated Jonathan Corzo in the Modern finals at MagicFest Minneapolis on Sunday, August 11th. Both players used variants of the infuriatingly-popular Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis decklist. Plocher used a variant that manages to power out […]