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

Wizards of the Coast Bans More in Pioneer – “Magic: The Gathering

After two weeks bearing no changes, Wizards of the Coast has finally made the decision to ban more cards from the Pioneer format of Magic: The Gathering. The three cards banned from Pioneer as of yesterday are Once Upon A Time, Field of the Dead, and Smuggler’s Copter. Wizards of the Coast had exactly this to […]

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

Opinion: No Pioneer Bans? This Early? – “Magic: The Gathering”

Let’s talk for a second about Pioneer in the context of Magic: The Gathering formats that have come before it. In this article, I’m inclined to discuss what older formats have had banned from them from the get-go, and how this early in the life of Pioneer, the relative lack of bans is preposterous. So, as […]

SCGCON Invitational Coverage - "Magic: The Gathering"

SCGCON Invitational Coverage – “Magic: The Gathering”

StarCityGames, a tabletop gaming store in Roanoke, Virginia, has a circuit of Magic: The Gathering tournaments all across the eastern coast of the United States, and even a few in the midwest. One of their biggest events each year is called SCGCON, which is a three-day event where Magic players from all across the world congregate to […]

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 […]

"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 […]

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

On the Pioneer Format (and Early Price Spikes) – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has announced a new format! It’s called Pioneer, and it comes with some rather interesting parameters – and some very interesting baggage. Pioneer, the format Pioneer, as indicated from the infographic above, is going to support sets from 2012’s Return to Ravnica all the way to the present. Masters sets and supplemental […]