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Liliana Deck Offered to Twitch Prime Users - "Magic: The Gathering"

Liliana Deck Offered to Twitch Prime Users – “Magic: The Gathering”

Users of Twitch Prime are eligible from December 3rd to February 10th to receive a copy of the “Liliana’s Legion” deck on Magic: The Gathering: Arena. This deck is blue and black and is a decent preconstructed deck. The 60-card decklist is as such: Planeswalker (1) 1 Liliana, Dreadhorde General Creature (22) 3 Aven Eternal 3 Eternal […]

"Oko, Thief of Crowns" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Oko, Thief of Crowns” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Happy Turkey Day to all those in the United States who celebrate! To commemorate this day of questionable decisions, both in history and on the third helping of stuffing, we at Bleeding Cool have written up another Oathbreaker deck tech for Magic: The Gathering. Oathbreaker, for those just beginning to read Bleeding Cool‘s deck techs on […]

"Secret Lair" Product Teased - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Secret Lair” Information Revealed – “Magic: The Gathering”

Wizards of the Coast has done it again! They have successfully hidden a product from its consumers until the very moment it matters for public consumption. Last time, it was Magic: The Gathering‘s “Mystery Boosters”; this time, they’ve finally revealed their new project for Magic: Secret Lair. For those of you who somehow missed my last article […]

"Pramikon, Sky Rampart" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards Issues “Apology” Re: Forsaken Novel – “Magic: The Gathering”

After one heck of a long week since the novel’s release, Wizards of the Coast has finally issued a statement apologizing for the seeming erasure of character Chandra Nalaar’s bisexuality in Greg Weisman‘s book “War of the Spark: Forsaken”. This apology arises amid a plethora of tweets and complaints by the LGBTQ+ players of Magic: […]

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

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

Welcome (or in many cases, welcome back) to our Magic: The Gathering deck tech analyses of the Amonkheti gods and the grim, grisly fates that took four out of the five of them (or is that the eight of them? The verdict is out). Currently, we are covering the fate of poor Rhonas, the “indomitable” snake-headed god of […]

"Ilharg, the Raze-Boar" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Ilharg, the Raze-Boar” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hello friends! This brisk evening of November 19th, we are going to follow up on the previous Magic: The Gathering deck tech I posted earlier today. Hazoret the Fervent never made her way to Ravnica during the War of the Spark storyline arc, so of course in the spirit of cycle completion, Wizards of the […]

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

Yikes! Many Bans in Standard, Others – “Magic: The Gathering”

Today (November 18th), Wizards of the Coast has announced a smattering of additions to their Banned and Restricted List for Magic: The Gathering. The additions are as follows: Standard: Oko, Thief of Crowns is banned. Once Upon a Time is banned. Veil of Summer is banned. Brawl: Oko, Thief of Crowns is banned. Legacy: Wrenn and Six is banned. Vintage: Narset, […]

"Throne of Eldraine" Collector's Pack Quality is a Problem - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards of the Coast Suffers Security Breach – “Magic: The Gathering”

On November 14th, Wizards of the Coast sent out an email blast to users of Magic: The Gathering Online and Magic: The Gathering: Arena, stating that users’ data had been compromised in a security breach. According to this email, while much data was breached (including first and last names of users, users’ email addresses, and their passwords), […]

Opinion: It's Been a Tough Week for LGBTQ+ "Magic" Players

Opinion: It’s Been a Tough Week for LGBTQ+ “Magic” Players

A recent book covering the latest plots in the storyline of Magic: The Gathering entitled “War of the Spark: Forsaken” has come under scrutiny by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer Magic players (among many others) for its content. Greg Weisman, the author, seems to have done a lot of people in the community dirty, according […]

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 […]

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

“Chainer, Dementia Master” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

I wrote an article around this time a year ago about how Chainer, Dementia Master, is among the best of the best when it comes to reanimator commanders within Magic: The Gathering. This was written on a website called “Commander Fight Club”, where players could make content about the Commander format (the website has yet to […]

"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 […]

"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, […]

Pioneer Format Ban List Updated - "Magic: The Gathering"

Pioneer Format Ban List Updated – “Magic: The Gathering”

This past weekend, it was revealed that Pioneer, the newest format to grace the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game, would be receiving updates to its ban list every Monday. Yesterday, November 4th, was the first day that the updates started rolling out. This update took a bit of time for Wizards of the Coast to […]

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 […]

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

Opinion: Why We Should Support “Magic: The Gathering”

Yesterday, an article was posted on Bleeding Cool‘s “Comics” hub about how Magic: The Gathering is becoming an institution that isn’t supporting its player base. In this article, I intend to rebuke this as well as I can, because I feel strongly that Wizards of the Coast is doing their sincere best in accommodating their players. On […]

On the Pioneer Format (and Early Financial Spikes) - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Pioneer Bans Will Be Fierce – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has very recently been shaken up with the addition of a new format called Pioneer. The format is less than a month old and currently contains only five banned cards (the original allied fetchlands, for those looking for those bans). Aside from those initial bans, the format contains all cards from expansion […]

Theros: Beyond Death Cards Leaked (No Spoiler) - "Magic: The Gathering"

Theros: Beyond Death Cards Leaked (No Spoiler) – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has been a successful game franchise for close to 27 years now. With a theoretically-literal multiverse of branding and merchandise, Magic has also been pretty good overall at keeping their trade secrets under lock and key. However, sometimes their secrets do slip out, be it by rogue employees, manufacturing errors, or simple ignorance. […]

"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 […]