Posts by Joshua Nelson

About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.

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Pokémon Presents Confirms Diamond &#038 Pearl Remakes New Adventure

Pokémon Presents Confirms Diamond & Pearl Remakes, New Adventure

Today, the Pokémon Company officially announced, via a Pokémon Presents showcase, the upcoming release of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl versions, remakes of the 2007 4th-generation Pokémon games Diamond and Pearl. They also made a few other big reveals, including new gameplay footage for New Pokémon Snap and an all-new game: Pokémon Legends Arceus. The Pokémon Presents stream began by […]

Digimon Card Games Starter Decks: A Digi-Delight

Digimon Card Game's Starter Decks: A Digi-Delight!

Bandai's newest iteration of the Digimon Card Game has finally reached stores in the United States! While the cards are in extremely short supply due to product distribution issues, we have managed to procure two starter decks (out of three). Unfortunately, we couldn't get our paws on Gaia Red, the most popular of the three decks, […]

Gamestop Holding Annual Presidents Day Sale February 13th-15th

Gamestop Holding Annual President's Day Sale February 13th-15th

GameStop, one of the leading retailers of video games and video game accessories, collectibles, toys, and apparel, has announced the dates for their annual President's Day sale. This sale will be conducted from February 13th through February 15th, and feature many hit items for your purchasing pleasure. From the announcement: This weekend, GameStop is celebrating […]

Magic: The Gathering Announces Secret Lair: Smitten And We Are

Magic: The Gathering Announces "Secret Lair: Smitten", And We Are!

On February 10th, Wizards of the Coast announced their newest Secret Lair superdrop for their ever-popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering, just in time for Valentine's Day. It's called Secret Lair: Smitten, and, as expected, we are in love with it! Alongside this announcement came a surprising sub-announcement nestled within, and we will get […]

Interview: Remarkable Cults Kickstarter Launches March 4th

Interview: Remarkable Cults Kickstarter Launches March 4th

Loresmyth, a small yet impactful indie publisher of tabletop role-playing game supplementals, is launching their next upcoming supplemental book, Remarkable Cults, on March 4th! We got the chance to conduct an interview with Chris Mahon, Product Development Manager for Loresmyth, about the Remarkable Cults project for your reading pleasure. Bleeding Cool: What made you decide to […]

Magic: The Gathering Signed Graded Black Lotus Breaks Record

Magic: The Gathering Signed, Graded Black Lotus Breaks Record

A rare, gem-mint-graded copy of Black Lotus from Magic: The Gathering's Alpha set has been sold on eBay for a resoundingly-high sum of $511,100 USD, making this card the most expensive Magic card ever sold at auction. The auction lasted for ten days. As of the first day of bidding, due to its extremely-high value […]

Magic: The Gathering Arena Tutor App Boasts Predictive Win Rates

Magic: The Gathering "Arena Tutor" App Boasts Predictive Win Rates

Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game created by Wizards of the Coast, has been given notoriety as the most complex TCG in the world, and even managed to consistently stump famed AI program Deep Blue, according to Newsweek. But one website claims they have an app that can predict the outcome of players' […]

Pokémon Fire Red Sealed 9.4-Grade Copy On Auction At Heritage

Pokémon Fire Red Sealed 9.4-Grade Copy On Auction At Heritage

Heritage Auctions, a renowned auction house in Dallas, Texas that deals in comics, cards, collectibles, and games, has put a rare, sealed 9.4-grade "Player's Choice" edition of Pokémon Fire Red Version up on the auction block. The companion game to Pokémon Leaf Green Version, another game being auctioned until tomorrow, this game will be able to […]

Pokémon Leaf Green Grade-9.6 Wata A+ Up For Auction At Heritage

Pokémon Leaf Green Grade-9.6 Wata A+ Up For Auction At Heritage

It can be said that many iconic, well-respected games of our past get remakes. When thinking about the Pokémon franchise, this could not be more true, as many different original games in the main series have received remakes. This has been true of the first three generations of the main series Pokémon games, and it is […]

Pokémon TCG Test Print Blastoise Auctions For A Whopping $360k

Pokémon TCG Test Print Blastoise Auctions For A Whopping $360k

According to the collectible grading website CGC Trading Cards, a one-of-a-kind test print copy of the Pokémon Trading Card Game's Base Set has set a major milestone for the TCG community and sold for $360,000, the highest amount that any English-language Pokémon TCG card has ever sold for. This amount does not officially break any […]

Pokémon Red Wata A+ 9.2-Graded Game Up For Auction At Heritage Now

Pokémon Red Wata A+ 9.2-Graded Game Up For Auction At Heritage Now

The Pokémon franchise has been around for just about 25 years now. From the first few games' appearances in Japan to such contemporaries as Pokémon GO and mainline games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, this franchise has seen its popularity grow with each game to release. But let's disregard the newer games for a moment, and […]

Pokémon Gold Wata A+ 9.2-Graded Copy On The Auction Block Now

Pokémon Gold Wata A+ 9.2-Graded Copy On The Auction Block Now

Heritage Auctions, an auction house in Dallas, Texas that deals heavily in comics, cards, video games, and other collectibles, has put a sealed, grade-9.2, Wata A+ copy of Pokémon Gold Version on the auction block! This auction will last until tomorrow, January 15th, at 12:20 Eastern Time, or 11:20 Central Time. It's being auctioned right now […]

Pokémon Blue Wata A+ 8.5-Graded Copy Up For Auction At Heritage

Pokémon Blue Wata A+ 8.5-Graded Copy Up For Auction At Heritage

Heritage Auctions, an auction house located in Dallas, Texas, and specializing in collectibles, comics, and trading cards, has been on an absolute roll regarding the auctioning off of some really valuable Pokémon merchandise, cards, and games as of late. They've sold some pretty fantastic cards from the trading card game, including a few booster boxes […]

Steamforged Games Releases All-New Epic Encounters Boxed Sets

Steamforged Games Releases All-New Epic Encounters Boxed Sets

Tabletop miniature company Steamforged has done it again – with two new boxed sets for their beloved Epic Encounters series of miniatures, Steamforged has a new set of miniatures for the most avid of tabletop gamers and RPG enthusiasts. This time around, adventuring parties can expect to encounter hordes of goblins led by a warmongering chieftain […]

Magic: The Gatherings Crown Jewel A Beta Black Lotus On Auction

Magic: The Gathering's Crown Jewel, A Beta Black Lotus, On Auction

Magic: The Gathering, a game which to many needs no introduction, is the oldest trading card game out there today. Millions of players play this card game, some even professionally both on paper and through digital means such as MTG Arena. Others are in the game's throes, specifically not to play but to collect. This […]

Pokémon TCG Sealed 1st Edition Jungle Booster Box Up For Auction

Pokémon TCG Sealed 1st Edition Jungle Booster Box Up For Auction

The Pokémon franchise has repeatedly shown that it can get better with age. This is especially true when talking about the older aspects of the franchise, especially with regard to the Pokémon Trading Card Game. That's why it's really great to see sealed booster boxes from the good old days of 1999 out in the wild, so […]

Pokémon TCG 8.5-Graded Galaxy Star Blastoise Card On Auction

Pokémon TCG 8.5-Graded "Galaxy Star" Blastoise Card On Auction

Every tabletop game needs a test print in order to receive final print approval by the company producing it. Card games are no exception. It can be argued that games like Magic: The Gathering or the Pokémon Trading Card Game needs this sort of thing more than something like a board game or wargame due […]

Original Japanese Pokémon Booster Box On Auction At Comics Connect

Original Japanese Pokémon Booster Box On Auction At Comics Connect

Pokémon as a franchise has received major acclaim and success worldwide. The mega-popular franchise's video games and anime were a huge hit in the United States in particular. However, this brand's popularity would be nowhere near as huge as it is today without the help of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Players in the United States might […]

eBay Unveils New Plan Geared Towards The TCG Singles Market

eBay Unveils New Plan Geared Towards The TCG Singles Market

Auction website eBay has announced a new way of shipping certain packages that may affect the card game industry in a big way. In January of next year, eBay will have the option available of shipping out trading cards for just one American dollar. This is a big deal because as many eBay sellers can […]

Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm Available For Preorder Now

Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm Available For Preorder Now

Games Workshop's various wargames, skirmishers, and specialty products have been a plentiful cornucopia of fun. Between Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 alone, Games Workshop must be having the time of their lives designing wargames within their expansive properties. Warcry and Necromunda have been successful specialty games as well, in their own right. Today, an expansion from Warhammer Underworlds, […]