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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Gamestop Employees Told to Wrap Hands in Plastic Bags for Work

Previously, we here at Bleeding Cool have been reporting all manner of practices that gaming-retailer and industry giant Gamestop has been taking to ensure they continue to sell their gaming and merchandising wares. This has run the gamut between calling themselves an "essential retail" business in order to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak to […]

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Games Workshop Previews More New Models, Pt. 1

Just yesterday, amid all the gloom and doom that is the isolation and social distancing of COVID-19, Games Workshop has decided to spring a few new previews upon us. There are so many of them! The only issue is this: Being that there are just so many different things that were previewed yesterday, we here at Bleeding […]

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"Opus XI" Now Available – "Final Fantasy TCG"

Today, Square Enix, creator of such game franchises as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts (with some help from Disney on that last one, of course), has announced that the set known as Opus XI is now available for their Final Fantasy trading card game series. This is a pretty big deal to many gamers because, for one, Final […]

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Wizards of the Coast Delaying "Ikoria" – "Magic: The Gathering"

COVID-19, more commonly known to many as the Coronavirus, is taking its toll on many companies providing non-essential business (including the entertainment of those cooped up inside and self-isolating). The tabletop and card game industry is being especially wracked right now, with not only local game stores, but distributors and even gaming companies themselves all […]

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"Brago, King Eternal" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, Magic: The Gathering fans and Commander players new and experienced alike! It's been a tough month and "March, March, March!" hasn't quite gone as fantastically as anticipated, but don't think I've forgotten about that aspect of the month. To be frank, I was conflicted about submitting this specific deck tech to Bleeding Cool's annals at […]

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DIY: How to Make Your Own "Magic: The Gathering" Webcam Stand

Hey there, card game enthusiasts and those with minor crafting skills! Today, I want to go over how to, with your very own hands (or those of a parent, if you're very young – hey kid, ask your parents' permission!), create a webcam stand for the sake of remote tabletop Magic: The Gathering play with […]

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Games Workshop Closes Its Doors Until April

Tabletop gaming giant Games Workshop, known for all manner of miniatures-based wargames (possibly most notable the games within the Warhammer intellectual property), is finally succumbing to the pressures put upon them by various governments across the globe to temporarily shut its doors. According to a page on the Warhammer Community website, the official news hub for Games […]

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"King of Tokyo: Dark Edition" Slated for Early Release!

Richard Garfield's hit game King of Tokyo has gotten a huge, special-edition makeover – and, thanks to IELLO, is being released ahead of schedule among retailers that have the game in-hand already! Based on the best-selling game from the same publisher, King of Tokyo: Dark Edition is a grittier, more realistic version of King of Tokyo. This special-edition […]

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Wizards of the Coast Shutting Down "Magic: The Gathering" In-Store Play

Due to the rampant spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, tabletop gaming giant and Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast has been given no other recourse but to make a slew of online announcements detailing their response to the Coronavirus outbreak and spread. Starting today, the company has decided to shut down all Magic: The Gathering […]

GameStop Will Close Nearly 200 More Stores By End Of 2021

GameStop Launches "Contactless" Curbside Delivery Service

In a world where personal health is currently the number one priority and a pandemic is sweeping the globe, most nonessential retailers are taking a cautious stance of keeping their doors shuttered under any and all circumstances. However, GameStop, a massive gaming retail chain-store, has decided to throw all of that caution to the wind […]

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Games Workshop Previews Zoat Model! – "Blackstone Fortress"

Do you ever feel, in your games set in the grimdark future that Warhammer 40,000 imagines, that you're missing a fair supply of Zoats? Do you need Zoats in your games of Blackstone Fortress? Do Zoats get your goat every time? Well, you're in luck, for Games Workshop, creator of the aforementioned games, is letting […]

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Gamestop Stores Close Throughout United States Today

As of today, following much scrutiny over Gamestop's attempts to stay open citing their "essential retail" status, the gaming retail giant is shuttering all of its doors throughout the United States. This decision comes a day after stores in California and Pennsylvania closed their doors, with New York soon behind them. The reasoning, in case […]

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"Friday Night Magic" on "Magic: The Gathering Arena"

Wizards of the Coast has announced that their well-established weekly institution, Friday Night Magic, will be hosted digitally on Magic: The Gathering Arena, via local hobby stores. This announcement comes soon after another announcement detailing the actions Wizards of the Coast is taking to combat any lack of productivity or recreation in the face of COVID-19, […]

"Gamestop 2.0" - A Retail Rennaissance, Pt.1

Gamestop Being Closed in CA, PA, Presumably More

Previously we here at Bleeding Cool reported that, amid growing concern about the Coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe, Gamestop has been keeping their doors open. Additionally, they had been urging employees to do this despite what local law enforcement says to them. This was all under the pretense that Gamestop is a source of […]

Paizo Issues Update on Coronavirus Situation

Paizo Issues Update On Coronavirus Situation

Considering the outbreak of Coronavirus out there in the world, causing all sorts of social distancing and – dare we say – isolation, things look plenty bleak – and especially for tabletop gamers right now. Fortunately, companies like Paizo (creator of such games as Pathfinder and Starfinder) have issued responses and periodic updates to keep gamers in […]

Gamestop Claims "Essential Retail" Status, "Can Stay Open"

Wizards of the Coast Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus

During trying times such as these, with the spread of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) many gamers, and tabletop gamers in particular, are affected heavily by the social distancing tactics taken in response to the pandemic. Wizards of the Coast is one of many tabletop gaming companies to provide a response to this pandemic outbreak. […]

"Gamestop 2.0" - A Retail Rennaissance, Pt.1

Gamestop Claims "Essential Retail" Status, "Can Stay Open"

Gamestop, a key retailer of video games, video game accessories, and (potentially soon) video game experiences, has announced that due to having status as an "essential" retailer, they can keep their stores open during these times of the COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) outbreak. According to sources, Gamestop sent a memo out to their staff […]

Gamewright Announces New Games For 2020

Gamewright Announces New Games For 2020

Game creator Gamewright has devised and announced a whole slew of new games coming out in 2020. New games include: Hi Lo Flip Metro X Marshmallow Test DragonRealm Hit List Abandon All Artichokes Dungeon Drop Splurt! Quixx Of these, I think I'm most excited of all to play Marshmallow Test, given that I had learned […]

Head "Magic: The Gathering" Designer Teases "Ikoria"

Head "Magic: The Gathering" Designer Teases "Ikoria"

Mark Rosewater, head designer for Wizards of the Coast's huge-name trading card game Magic: The Gathering, has hunkered down in his home to self-quarantine out of concern for the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. As far as we are aware, he doesn't have it, but he is still working from home in order to […]

Multiple Major "Warhammer" Events Cancelled!

Multiple Major "Warhammer" Events Cancelled!

Well, I hate to say it, folks, but we saw this coming. Games Workshop, Origins-Award-nominated game design and development company, has released a statement officially canceling the following events: Warhammer Fest 2020 Warhammer World events Citadel Cafe From the release, found on the Warhammer Community official news hub: We value the health and safety of […]