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"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 […]

Aiden Brier Takes StarCityGames Syracuse's Legacy Open - "Magic: the Gathering"

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 In their previous plan to implement the Historic format for the interface, Wizards of the Coast originally made […]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. […]

"Magic: The Gathering" Nominated for "Toy Hall of Fame"

“Magic: The Gathering” Nominated for “Toy Hall of Fame”

The Strong Museum of Play, located in Rochester, New York, boasts one of the largest single collection of toys and games in the world. They are also home to the Toy Hall of Fame, where the most renowned and popular games and toys from across history are noted for posterity. Magic: the Gathering, a collectible trading […]

"Throne of Eldraine" is a Storybook Fantasy - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Throne of Eldraine” Is A Fairytale Fantasy – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering‘s 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, has a plentitude of fantasy tropes, making it one of the biggest, most ambitious crossovers in childhood fairytale history (Dreamworks’ movie Shrek also coming to mind). While Throne of Eldraine is chock-full of Arthurian and Grimm tropes alike, between the two it’s obvious that unless the references […]

How To Properly Assess Threats In Commander - "Magic: The Gathering"

How To Properly Assess Threats In Commander – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hey all! I wanted to write a piece on proper threat assessment in Magic: The Gathering multiplayer formats, namely Commander. The research I did made me reconsider a few personal opinions I had about my own level of play as a result. It seems to me that, in my playgroups, I might be the problem! Let’s explore […]

"Throne Of Eldraine" Previews In Full Swing - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Throne Of Eldraine” Previews In Full Swing – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering‘s 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, is in its spoiler season, and Wizards of the Coast has been showcasing a plethora of new cards from the set. As is generally customary with the early spoiler season, WotC showed players some of the better cards first. Between Oko, Thief of Crowns, and Questing […]

Why and How Players Personalize - "Magic: The Gathering"

Why And How Players Personalize – “Magic: The Gathering”

Hey all! I figured after yesterday’s article on The Golden Age of Magic, I’d write up an article about the different ways that people personalize their Magic: the Gathering decks. This article will go beyond just “pet cards”, or cards people put into their decks because of some personal attachment. The gist of this article […]

Playing In A New Golden Age of "Magic: The Gathering"

Playing In A New Golden Age of “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has undergone a large number of overhauls to their Modern format lately. From banning Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis and Faithless Looting to including the infamous Stoneforge Mystic, Modern has been shaken up to a degree that… Might be beneficial to Magic as a whole? Hear me out, just for a second or two. […]

Brawl Format Hits Arena - "Magic: The Gathering"

Brawl Format Hits Arena – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering‘s upcoming 82nd expansion set, “Throne of Eldraine”, has started its spoiler season, and fans are rejoicing. However, this isn’t the only reason they are excited. The long-awaited Brawl format has come to Magic‘s software version, Magic: the Gathering: Arena. This has caused quite a surge in the format’s popularity overall, as it […]

"Chainer, Nightmare Adept" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Chainer, Nightmare Adept” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering continues into its 26th year of play with well over 19,000 cards and is nearly at the point where their Research and Development team has come out with a smattering 82 expansion sets. The game gets more and more complex not just with the number of cards and sets that come out, […]

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Wizards Showcases More “Throne Of Eldraine” – “Magic: The Gathering”

Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast, the company behind Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and other games, teased that they were going to host a stream of new information for Magic‘s 82nd expansion set “Throne of Eldraine”. This teaser itself included a few card spoilers for the Arthurian/Grimm-themed set. Today, the Twitch stream started with a […]

"Marisi, Breaker of the Coil" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Marisi, Breaker of the Coil” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has been a powerhouse of a game for the past 26 years. There are millions of players of this game at tables across the globe, and their newest venture, Arena, already has members numbering in the thousands. Wizards of the Coast is still making cards for an ever-growing, ever-hungry tabletop presence. And […]

Magic: the Gathering Planeswalker line-up

New Planeswalker, “Oko”, Unveiled for “Magic: The Gathering”

Brace yourselves, Magic fandom, for Oko, the newest planeswalker to grace the Blind Eternities! According to Forbes.com, Oko, full name to be determined, is the newest Planeswalker character for the Magic: the Gathering trading card game. Oko is explained in a Forbes interview with Nic Kelman, Head of Story and Entertainment at Wizards of the […]

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

“Pramikon, Sky Rampart” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Once again, the annual Commander product for Magic: The Gathering proves to be a great success for the format at large. From the first reveal of the set’s themes, players knew to expect amazing things from this release, and when it came around, it did not disappoint. The mechanics expanded on include Morph, Flashback, Populate, and […]

It's "Morph"ing Time For Magic: the Gathering - draft

“Volrath, the Shapestealer” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has outdone themselves yet again with their yearly Commander product. The four Magic preconstructed decks in this release each have coherent mechanical themes and do not pull too many punches when it comes to power level. As it stands, the decks as constructed revolve around four mechanics: Morph, Flashback, Populate, and Madness. […]

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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 […]