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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Magic: The Gatherings Lands Wrath Commander Decklist Revealed

Magic: The Gathering's Land's Wrath Commander Decklist Revealed

The Land's Wrath Commander deck, tying in as one of two Magic: The Gathering precons with the game's newest upcoming expansion, Zendikar Rising, is being revealed right here, right now! And, to top it off, we have an exclusive interview with Gavin Verhey, Lead Deck Architect. Bleeding Cool: First off, could you please introduce yourself? Gavin […]

Pokémon TCG Base Set First Edition Box Now On Auction For $110K

Pokémon TCG Base Set First Edition Box Now On Auction For $110K

Since 1996, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, initially owned by Media Factory before The Pokémon Company claimed it in 2003, has been an amazingly-strong TCG in terms of its draw to audiences. Back in 1998, when it was released in the United States by Wizards of the Coast, the cards were a spectacularly-acclaimed set of collectibles, […]

CrunchyRolls Virtual Expo For 2020 Is This Weekend

CrunchyRoll's Virtual Expo For 2020 Is This Weekend

CrunchyRoll's online convention, the succinctly-titled Virtual CrunchyRoll Expo 2020, is happening this weekend. You can sign up for this totally-free event at the link provided. We over here at Bleeding Cool have gotten the general line-up on events for the convention to share with you! CrunchyRoll invites the international anime community to "explore the New […]

Magic: The Gatherings Roadmap For 2021 Zendikar Rising Revealed

Magic: The Gathering's Roadmap For 2021, Zendikar Rising Revealed

The debut for Zendikar Rising, the newest upcoming set for Magic: The Gathering, has hit Twitch.tv and as such, it brought with it a whole slew of new information regarding the future of the beloved trading card game by Wizards of the Coast. Hang on to your hats, folks – it's about to get epic. Zendikar Rising's […]

Silver Dagger A New Game By Bezier Games Unveiled For October

Silver Dagger, A New Game By Bezier Games, Unveiled For October

Bezier Games, a tabletop game company based out of Louisville, Tennessee, has announced today the unveiling of a new game in the Silver series of card games. Silver Dagger is slated to be officially released in October of this year and is already available for preorder on Bezier Games' website alongside the rest of the games […]

Magic: The Gathering Teams Up With K-Swiss For Jace-Themed Shoes

Magic: The Gathering Teams Up With K-Swiss For Jace-Themed Shoes

Anyone who is a big fan of Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game by Wizards of the Coast, can tell you that Magic-themed merchandise goes far beyond the cards. From t-shirts to keychains and even cars, Magic merch is a huge wellspring that Wizards of the Coast probably ought to tap into more (if you'll […]

Magic: The Gathering: Arena Amonkhet Remastered Cards To Invest In

Magic: The Gathering: Arena Amonkhet Remastered Cards To Invest In

Greetings, players and fans of Magic: The Gathering: Arena, Wizards of the Coast's digital interface version of their hit trading card game, Magic: The Gathering! Wizards has just recently released a Historic-format-only set called Amonkhet Remastered, which features key cards from the double-set Amonkhet block and more. As it stands, we wanted to write a bit about […]

Magic: The Gathering Reveals New Commander Legends Information

Magic: The Gathering Reveals New Commander Legends Information

Wizards of the Coast, creators of their premier trading card game Magic: The Gathering, revealed some new information for a much-anticipated set today at CommandFest, a tournament-slash-convention that is being held online this weekend due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Commander Legends, a new set with the intention of drafting Commander decks (or perhaps Commander-style decks), will […]

Metallica Teams Up With Wolverine Boots To Benefit Trade Schools

Metallica Teams Up With Wolverine Boots To Benefit Trade Schools

World-famous rock band Metallica has decided to team up with Wolverine, a prominent shoe and boot company, for a project meant to benefit trade schools through the Metallica Scholars program. To achieve these ends, Wolverine Boots has designed two different pairs of Metallica-themed boots, which are currently up for preorder right now! The two pairs of […]

Magic: The Gathering: In A World Without Combos Ruination Reigns

Magic: The Gathering: In A World Without Combos, Ruination Reigns

A few days ago, our tabletop writer Josh Nelson heard an interesting question posed in the wake of a series of significant (and arguably poorly-timed) bans in Magic: The Gathering: "What would happen if every combo in Magic was suddenly banned from all formats of the game?" Josh believes that ruin would follow. The game would […]

WATA 7.5-Graded Dragon Warrior Game On Auction At ComicConnect

WATA 7.5-Graded Dragon Warrior Game On Auction At ComicConnect

Dragon Quest fans and retro gamers rejoice! A WATA 7.5-graded copy of the original Dragon Warrior game for the Nintendo Entertainment System has reached the auction block on ComicConnect's website. You can find it by clicking here! This auction ends on August 24th at 9:50 PM Eastern time. With design by Yuji Horii, artwork by Akira […]

Level99 Games EXCEED Fighting System Adds BlazBlue To Its Roster

Level99 Games' EXCEED Fighting System Adds BlazBlue To Its Roster

Level99, a game company that prides itself by being a top source for anime-based tabletop games across the globe, has announced a new set of expansion decks for its card game, the renowned EXCEED Fighting System. This expansion will be based on the BlazBlue series of fighting video games. As mentioned in our review of the […]

Magic: The Gathering Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Guay

Magic: The Gathering Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Guay

Greetings to fans, players, and collectors of Wizards of the Coast's ever-popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering! We have gotten a few chances so far to write up articles pertaining to various Magic artists. From new and bold artists such as Seb McKinnon to older, iconic artists like Carl Critchlow, the game has a vast number […]

Paizo Brings The Heat With Multiple New GenCon Releases

Paizo Brings The Heat With Multiple New GenCon Releases

Today kicks off GenCon, the proclaimed "Best Four Days in Gaming". Even though COVID-19 delegates GenCon to be online and at-home only, various tabletop game companies have made a point to make their presence known for the convention. Making a huge showing this year is Paizo, the role-playing game company best known for their fantasy […]

Escape The Room: The Cursed Dollhouse And Its Spooky Secrets

Escape The Room: The Cursed Dollhouse, And Its Spooky Secrets

ThinkFun Inc. has been creating games for over thirty years. In that time multiple fads have come and gone, from POGs to Silly Bands and practically everywhere in between. But a few things have stuck to the fabric of popularity in thirty years' time: board games and escape rooms, in particular, stand out as notable […]

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grids Bulk And Skull: Silly But Fun

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid's Bulk And Skull: Silly, But Fun

Renegade Game Studios, creators of the Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid board game, based the aforementioned game on the comic book series now operating under publisher BOOM! Studios. In the comic, the Power Rangers – usually the main series team, with some cameos by other squads of Rangers – have to contend with a great […]

Magic: The Gathering: How To Spot A Fake Card From A Distance

Magic: The Gathering: How To Spot A Fake Card From A Distance

A few days ago, we received a package in the mail that was equal parts exciting and startling. In it, we received a bunch of Magic: The Gathering cards – two copies of Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, two foil copies of History of Benalia, a Gaea's Cradle, a few original Revised dual lands, and a […]

Colorful Yet Cliche: An Honest Review Of Shaka Shredders: Rivals

Colorful, Yet Cliche: An Honest Review Of Shaka Shredders: Rivals

We here at Bleeding Cool do a great deal of reviews at a rate that would shatter the minds of less-willful individuals. Much of the time the materials we receive for the sake of reviews are quite neat in many different aspects. And we can appreciate the effort put in by all companies whose products we […]

Wata-Graded 7.0 A+ Sealed Pokémon Snap Video Game On Auction

Wata-Graded 7.0 A+ Sealed Pokémon Snap Video Game On Auction

Pokémon, as a franchise, has had more than the lion's share of spin-off games. From Pinball to Stadium and Stadium 2 all the way to the recent phenomena of Pokémon GO and Cafe Mix, this franchise has seen pretty much every conceivable way to spin a video game's mechanics. One of the things it seemed to lack in […]

Vampire: The Masquerade: Rivals Is Shaping Up To Be Epic

Vampire: The Masquerade: Rivals Is Shaping Up To Be Epic

Greetings, horror buffs, LARPers, and other fans of Vampire: The Masquerade! Renegade Game Studios, the tabletop game design company responsible for such games as the Gudetama trick-taking card game, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, and Clank!, have their sights set on releasing a new Vampire card game called Vampire: The Masquerade: Rivals. We here at Bleeding Cool got the […]