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"Magic: The Gathering" Bans Cards From Standard, Pauper

“Magic: The Gathering” Bans Cards From Standard, Pauper

Hey folks! Do you all remember that ban list announcement that Wizards pushed from November 18th to October 21st? Well, it’s October 21st, so I guess it’s time that some cards were put on the chopping block. Hot on the heels of Mythic Championship V, despite not being won by a deck that used it […]

"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- […]

Javier Dominguez Wins Mythic Championship V! - "Magic: The Gathering"

Javier Dominguez Wins Mythic Championship V! – “Magic: The Gathering”

Congratulations to Javier Dominguez for winning Magic: The Gathering: Arena‘s fifth Mythic Championship! Javier ran a Gruul (red-green) Aggro deck throughout the event, and bested a multitude of other professional players, including Stanislav “StanCifka” Cifka (whose rise and return to Magic we have covered before), Gabriel Nassif (a veteran pro-player from when I was just starting out), […]

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 […]


"Oathbreaker" Ban List Updated - "Magic: The Gathering"

Mythic Championship V Decklists Publicly Unveiled – “Magic: The Gathering”

The biggest tournament in Magic: The Gathering: Arena, the Mythic Championship, is reaching its fifth go-around, and will be conducted this coming weekend. 68 players from across the globe are set to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes at that time, in Los Angeles, California at Thunder Studios. With that, Wizards of the Coast […]

Wizards of the Coast Reveals 2 Set Dates for "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards Of The Coast Reveal Two Set Dates For “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has had a ton of new releases each year. Generally, expansion sets release each quarter, and other products release during the months not associated with those releases (though there are some glaring exceptions, such as the Brawl decks releasing with the Throne of Eldraine set as a whole). It has been revealed […]

Stanislav Cifka Returns to "Magic: The Gathering"

Stanislav Cifka, “Hearthstone” Champ, Returns to “Magic: The Gathering”

This coming weekend of October 18th-20th, Magic: The Gathering will host their fifth Mythic Championship tournament. During those three days, 68 players will compete for $750,000 in prizes. Players will be facing off in Long Beach, California at Thunder Studios, via the Magic: The Gathering: Arena interface. And among those 68 players stands 31-year-old Czech former Hearthstone […]

Wizards of the Coast Unveils "Unsanctioned" - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards Of The Coast Unveils “Unsanctioned” – “Magic: The Gathering”

Well, I’m at an unending loss for words. Probably with no credit to Bleeding Cool for our deck tech on The Grand Calcutron or the upcoming Halloween deck tech for Grusilda, Monster Masher, Wizards of the Coast has unveiled their newest silver-bordered set for Magic: The Gathering. Called “Unsanctioned”, this set contains five 30-card mini-decks with silver-bordered, completely […]

"Questing Beast" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Questing Beast” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering is chock-full of monsters – from Dragons, to Centaurs, to Merfolk and Leviathans, Magic has more than its share of interesting and complex creatures. Sometimes, however, some of these creatures are a little too hard to index. These creatures are often shoehorned into the categorical creature type of “Beast”, which oftentimes doesn’t do […]

"Magic: The Gathering: Arena" to Make Ban Announcement

“Magic: The Gathering: Arena” To Make Emergency Ban Announcement

Hang onto your hats for the next few weeks, folks – Magic: The Gathering: Arena speculation is about to get a bit hectic. Twitter page @MagicEsports, the account that manages the Twitter page for Magic: The Gathering: Arena, has posted a tweet as of yesterday (October 9th) stating that the next Banned and Restricted List […]

Opinion: "Brawl" Decks Laden With Scarcity Issues - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: “Brawl” Decks Have Scarcity Issues – “Magic: The Gathering”

I picked up a copy of the “Knight’s Charge” preconstructed Brawl deck for Magic: The Gathering yesterday. I quickly learned thereafter that it was an investment that was made amid a temporary and artificial scarcity on the part of Wizards of the Coast’s methodologies. The biggest issue I had with picking this deck up was that […]

"Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hello there, dear readers! It’s been a hot minute since I wrote a Commander deck tech, what with all manner of news coming up for me to write this month, all rather coinciding with the times I’ve been planning to write this particular article. Surprisingly, a lot of you seem to have enjoyed the My […]

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

What I Saw In The “Win Every Card Challenge” – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering can be a real lesson-granting sort of game. You win some games, and you lose some games. But the games one plays in a casual setting are far different than what one would find in a competitive setting, especially if it’s within a newly-developing metagame. This is no less true on Magic: The […]

"My Little Pony" & "Magic: The Gathering" Crossover Planned

“My Little Pony” & “Magic: The Gathering” Crossover Planned

Wizards of the Coast, owner of the world-famous card game Magic: The Gathering and a subsidiary of Hasbro, has teamed up with their mother-corporation to create a three-card crossover release for the card game based on the My Little Pony franchise. Yes, you read that correctly, every pony. MLP is coming to MTG. In partnership with Extra […]

"Throne of Eldraine" Product Review, Part 1 - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Throne of Eldraine” Product Review, Part 3 – “Magic: The Gathering”

Tomorrow (Friday, October 4th), Wizards of the Coast will be finalizing the release of its 82nd expansion set for Magic: The Gathering, Throne of Eldraine. This comes after a successful launch on their digital interface, Magic: The Gathering: Arena, and their prerelease events last weekend. Certainly, for many the tension to see what’s in their booster […]

"Throne of Eldraine" Product Review, Part 1 - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Throne of Eldraine” Product Review, Part 2 – “Magic: The Gathering”

Yesterday, we reported on how awesome the booster boxes for Magic: The Gathering‘s newest set, Throne of Eldraine, are. This was through the acquisition of all manner of Throne of Eldraine products in the process, including a Bundle and the two Planeswalker Decks, something we’re very grateful for. Today, we at Bleeding Cool have the honor […]

"Alela, Artful Provocateur" Deck Tech  - "Magic: the Gathering"

“Alela, Artful Provocateur” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hello to our lovely readers! Somehow my two most recent Magic: The Gathering articles from the past two days are very popular, so I wanted to thank you all for the continued readership. Furthermore, I totally apologize for last Sunday’s “surprise” deck tech on The Grand Calcutron. It was topical and fun and raised important […]

"Throne of Eldraine" Product Review, Part 1 - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Throne of Eldraine” Product Review, Part 1 – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering is rolling out their 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, and even though many, many people attended the prerelease events that Wizards of the Coast had held for the set, October 4th (this Friday!) can’t come soon enough. That in mind, working at Bleeding Cool has its perks, for just last night I […]