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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J.K. Rowling, Impressed By Drawings, Tweets Her Delight Away

J.K. Rowling, Impressed By Ickabog Drawings, Tweets Her Delight

J.K. Rowling, the author of the massively popular Harry Potter young adult novel series, has lately been working on increasing the PR for her newest work, a children's book called The Ickabog. Today, she could be found retweeting drawings of the characters, creatures, and even locations from the story. The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy […]

Opinion: On The Nature Of Emotes In Magic: The Gathering: Arena

Opinion: On The Nature Of Emotes In Magic: The Gathering: Arena

Hello there, loyal readers! Today we will be discussing the nature and etiquette of emotes in Magic: The Gathering: Arena, Wizards of the Coast's online interface for Magic: The Gathering play. I'd like to begin with a disclaimer that none of these opinions reflect any entity bigger than myself – they aren't the opinions of Bleeding Cool, […]

Free League Publishing Announces Symbaroum Game Master's Guide

Free League Publishing Announces Symbaroum Game Master's Guide

Free League Publishing, the creator of the official ALIEN role-playing game, has announced their plans to release the Game Master's Guide for Symbaroum, the acclaimed dark-fantasy RPG. The Game Master's Guide is set to be released on June 2nd of this year. The Game Master's Guide for Symbaroum will feature three major sections for aspiring Symbaroum's Game […]

Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Talks About Ikoria Complexity

Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Talks About Ikoria Complexity

Wizards of the Coast's Head Designer for their acclaimed trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, has made a statement regarding the complexity of their newest set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. Mark Rosewater, head of design for Magic's Research and Development team, has openly admitted that Ikoria has been an experiment on determining just how high of a capacity players, both […]

Magic: The Gathering's Full Sleeves Secret Lair Art Showcase

Magic: The Gathering's Full Sleeves Secret Lair Art Showcase

Today, Wizards of the Coast gave us a Secret Lair drop to reveal for Magic: The Gathering, to massive acclaim. There were so many images included in our planned initial reveal that we couldn't actually reveal them all to you. So, please allow us to indulge a bit more by giving you the full art […]

Magic: The Gathering - Announcing "Full Sleeves" Secret Lair Drop

Magic: The Gathering Announces Full Sleeves Secret Lair Drop

Today, we here at Bleeding Cool have a real treat for you. From their secret lair in Seattle, Wizards of the Coast entrusted us with a secret of our own – something we wouldn't be allowed to tell you about until now. Are you ready for this? Here we go: That's right, folks, it's a new […]

Pokémon: In Truly Feel-Good Moment, Man Opens 1st Edition Charizard

Pokémon: In Truly Feel-Good Moment, Man Opens 1st Edition Charizard

Hello there, loyal readers and Pokémon fans! In a story that will truly warm your heart, YouTuber and Pokémon Trading Card Game collector Leonheart can be seen opening vintage packs (a term which makes us feel old) and pulling a First Edition Charizard from a Base Set pack. His reaction is absolutely priceless, and a […]

Warhammer 40,000: Games Workshop Announces 9th Edition Rules

Warhammer 40,000: Games Workshop Announces 9th Edition Rules

Games Workshop has announced its plans to update the 41st Millennium into the ninth edition! An all-new edition for the rules of their classic game Warhammer 40,000 has been announced just earlier today, with sights set on releasing a core rules codex, an app, and many, many different models. With the announcement of an all-new edition, Games […]

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Nethroi: A Re-Inspection Of The Deck Tech For Magic: The Gathering

Hello, loyal readers and fans of Wizards of the Coast's iconic trading card game Magic: The Gathering! Nearly two months ago, we here at Bleeding Cool wrote up a Commander deck tech for Nethroi, Apex of Death. Well, now that Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 have officially been released worldwide, we decided to take another look at […]

Dastarque: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dastarque: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dungeons & Dragons is a remarkably complex game when it comes to using one's freedom to imagine. Sure, there are rules that need to be adhered to generally, and those are much simpler to comprehend as both a Dungeon Master and as a party member. But when it comes to the creative expression of worldbuilding […]

Games Workshop Releasing New Models Again, And Updating Prices Too

Games Workshop Releasing New Models Again, And Updating Prices Too

Games Workshop, the world-renowned creator of such games as Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and a good many others, has announced a return to their schedule of new releases. Furthermore, they've announced that for over 400 of their model kits there will be an update in pricing. This update could be a major one. For what […]

Magic: The Gathering Announces Double Masters, A New August Set

Magic: The Gathering Announces Double Masters, A New August Set

Today, from seemingly out of the blue, Wizards of the Coast announced a new Masters-style Magic: The Gathering set – the first in about two years – called Double Masters. The new set, geared to release in August of this year, examines the concept of doubling as one theme therein. With Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander […]

Wizards of the Coast Releases May's "State of Arena" Address

Wizards Of The Coast Releases MTG's May State Of Arena Address

Wizards of the Coast, creator of the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, has released their notes on Magic: The Gathering: Arena, the game's online interface, for May. Their article includes not only notes on reception and bug reports but also serves as an official slew of announcements for new and continuing events such as Brawlers' […]

Renegate Game Studios Announces Gudetama Card Game

Renegate Game Studios Announces Gudetama Card Game

Renegade Game Studios, who we have covered before regarding their various board games, has announced a new card game, styled after the antics of Sanrio's character, Gudetama, the Lazy Egg. Gudetama: The Tricky Egg Card Game is an upcoming trick-taking card game, according to the blurbs on Renegade's website, for two to seven players. The […]

A Vial Smasher, the Fierce Deck Tech for Magic: The Gathering

A Vial Smasher, The Fierce Deck Tech For Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering's new concept of a Companion creature is an interesting one to consider, especially in the context of the Commander format. There are ten Companions, each of a distinct color combination and each lending itself to a certain archetype. Between Lurrus of the Dream-Den and Lutri, the Spellchaser, though, it's not exactly clear […]

GenCon 2020 Cancelled Due To COVID-19, To The Dismay Of Many

GenCon 2020 Cancelled Due To COVID-19, To The Dismay Of Many

GenCon has just announced the cancellation of its 2020 convention in Indianapolis due to health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who have bought tickets to this tabletop gaming convention will have the option to either be refunded via their original payment method or rollover their ticket to next year's convention. Today, GenCon's staff had […]

Magic: The Gathering Announces "Love Your Local Game Store" Program

Magic: The Gathering Announces Love Your Local Game Store Program

Today, Wizards of the Coast announced a new promotion for Magic: The Gathering players, designed to encourage them to support their local gaming and hobby venues. Dubbed the Love Your Local Game Store program, this promotion offers players incentives for buying Magic products from local stores. The rules for this promotion are very simple. If a […]

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Magic: The Gathering Establishes Drastic Bans In Eternal And Brawl

Wizards of the Coast, the creator of world-renowned card game Magic: The Gathering, tends to design and develop their Magic cards with very few oversights. Most of their sets are relatively tame in a general sense, save for the occasional uptick in power creep here and there. However, every once in a blue moon a card […]

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Gameplay Review: Spell Saga, A Tabletop Novel Game

Hello, loyal readers! Today, we would like to share our experience in playing Spell Saga, a game by SUBHEATHEN Publishing. It is our hope that it might give you the personal initiative to take the steps to get ahold of it yourselves. Spell Saga, a solitaire-style, self-proclaimed "tabletop novel", is a game that begins its own […]

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Unboxing Review: Spell Saga, A Tabletop Novel Game

Spell Saga, a self-proclaimed "tabletop novel"-style game, is the brainchild of SUBHEATHEN Publishing, a relatively-new publisher comprised of Todd Michael Rogers and Lauren Rogers. The game is meant to be a solitary event played by just one person, and while it allegedly takes a bit of time to get the hang of, it is meant to evoke […]