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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 […]

Review: Games Workshop's "Aeronautica Imperialis"

Review: Games Workshop’s “Aeronautica Imperialis”

Games Workshop has come out with a lot of games in the span of their existence – and I mean a lot. Between Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Necromunda, Age of Sigmar, Warcry, Kill Team… It’s a lot to handle. So, when Games Workshop came out with their primary airspace-combat game Aeronautica Imperialis and sent it our way, I was a bit skeptical of the design […]

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 […]

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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 […]


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

Enjoying “Arena”, and How You Should Too – “Magic: The Gathering”

I wrote up an article exactly one month ago about the new innovations which Magic: The Gathering: Arena is slated to roll out for the near future. If you recall from that article, in 2020 Wizards of the Coast will be implementing a number of changes to their competitive structure both online and on the tabletop. […]

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Review: Games Workshop’s “Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team”

Of all Games Workshop‘s published games, Warhammer 40,000 is arguably their most famous. It’s among their oldest, and most acclaimed games and is a progenitor to all manner of other games by other publishers. It stands to reason, then, that when Warhammer 40,000 gets a revamp or offshoot, fans clamor for such a game. At Bleeding Cool, we […]

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Many New Games Workshop Releases Unveiled at NOVA Open

On Wednesday, the NOVA Open, a large wargaming convention and tournament site, began, renewing old grudges and starting bitter new rivalries. It was absolutely rocked to its core, however, when Games Workshop unveiled a number of new model releases. The releases cover a great multitude of Games Workshop’s major titles, with a few other surprises […]

"Guild Ball" Releasing Four New Player Models

“Guild Ball” Releasing Four New Player Models In Late August

Throughout the history of wargaming, companies have tried and tried again to appeal to different audiences. There have been sci-fi wargames, there have been high-fantasy wargames – there’s even been low-fantasy wargames. But when you veer into the world of sporting wargames, you fall into a niche that is relatively small in comparison, at least […]


Bleeding Cool Tabletop: An Interview with Joseph A. McCullough

Joseph A. McCullough hit the table top world in a big way with the release of Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City in 2015. Frostgrave earned multiple awards and a loyal following since its publication. Mr. McCullough followed up Frostgrave’s launch with several folios, novels, and accessories. His follow-up setting, Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago, saw […]

We Check Out LoTR The Battle of Pelennor Fields in Hillsboro

[Editor’s Note: this Warhammer LoTR Battle of Pelennor Fields look comes to us from BC contributor Jessica Dale.] We stopped in to Warhammer Hillsboro where Store Manager Ian McCann and members of the Portland Hobbits (Pat Bertoli, Brian Varner, and Warren Hardy) held a demo day to help introduce the newest Lord of the Rings Strategy […]

Pre-Painted Companion Fun as We Review WizKids’ Wardlings

When WizKids recently sent us a series of figures to review, we were pretty stoked to find the complete set of Wardlings in the mix. If you haven’t seen these figures, they’re worth paying attention to for a couple of reasons beyond being pre-painted. As we review them, we’re going to take a look at […]

Valiant Universe Deckbuilding Game Added to Unrivaled Tabletop Game Tournament

The Valiant Universe has just gotten a lot more competitive. The publisher’s deckbuilding game set in the Valiant Universe, inventively titled “Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game,” will be featured as one of 16 tabletop games as part of the 2018 Unrivaled Tournament, claimed to be the world’s largest tabletop gaming tournament by a press release. […]

Pre-Orders Now Live for Mutant: Year Zero’s Mechatron Expansion

Free League Publishing has opened pre-orders for the latest expansion to their hit tabletop RPG Mutant: Year Zero. The Mechatron expansion is as robot-filled as it sounds. If you’d like some game fluff to explain the expansion for you, the expansion description reads: In a huge facility hidden underneath the ocean, an army of robots continues to […]