Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast is an American games publisher founded by Peter Adkison in 1990 just outside Seattle, WA. The company mainly publishes table top games in the fantasy and science-fiction genres.

Wizards of the Coast started as a basement-run RPG publisher and popularized the collectible card game genre thanks to the success of Magic: The Gathering. They are also known for publishing the Dungeons & Dragons RPG after purchasing the original D&D developer TSR in the mid-1990s. Until 2003, Wizards published the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Theyalso publish novels based on games such as Dungeons & DragonsMagic: The Gathering, and Legend of the Five Rings.

Wizards of the Coast has been a subsidiary of Hasbro since 1999.


Maic: the Gathering's Core 2021 Debut Reveals Delayed

Magic: The Gathering's Core 2021 Debut Reveals Delayed

Today, a decision by Wizards of the Coast was made to delay the official debut stream for Magic: The Gathering's upcoming set, Core 2021. The set's unveiling was delayed out of respect for the National Day of Mourning in America. However, some sources debuted preview cards officially despite this information. Three days prior, Wizards of the […]

Magic: The Gathering: Tayam, Luminous Enigma Sliver Deck Tech

Magic: The Gathering: Tayam, Luminous Enigma Sliver Deck Tech

We will admit, our tabletop games author has a problem. Josh Nelson is thoroughly obsessed with the dead as portrayed in tabletop gaming. Oftentimes, that means specifically reanimating the dead. Well, we here at Bleeding Cool decided that if this issue was going to be resolved, it'd be to show Josh the nature of what happens […]

Magic: The Gathering's Double Masters Pricing Angers Social Media

Magic: The Gathering's Double Masters Pricing Angers Social Media

Wizards of the Coast, after having done away with the manufacturer-suggested retail prices on their Magic: The Gathering product, has shown that their product is one that people will buy despite spikes in unregulated retail prices. However, lately, a fair few vocal people in the Magic community on Twitter have spoken out against the experimental prices […]

"Bontu the Glorified" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering Erratas Companion Rule, Updates Ban List

Wizards of the Coast, in a rather surprising move, has officially given functional errata to a major new rule in their acclaimed trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. This rule change, which affects the mechanics of the Companion mechanic from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, comes after an extreme influx of Companion cards used as such in […]

D&D Beyond Makes Its Digital Dice Public Beta Live

D&D Beyond Makes Its Digital Dice Public Beta Live

Have you ever wanted to go completely digital during a game of Dungeons & Dragons? D&D Beyond is getting one step closer. The developers have been experimenting for a while with a new addition to their digital version of the tabletop game by adding in Digital Dice. It's exactly what you think it is, you […]

Dastarque: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dastarque: On Miscellaneous Alterations In A Homebrew D&D Capacity

Hello there, loyal readers! As you may be aware, I am working on conceptualizing a homebrew Dungeons & Dragons campaign in a setting I've created called Dastarque. I've already covered such topics as alignment shifts and the world I'm working on in a very general sense. Today, I'd like us to journey a bit deeper into […]

Magic: The Gathering Cancelling All Upcoming MagicFests For 2020

Magic: The Gathering Cancelling All Upcoming MagicFests For 2020

For the last few decades, Magic: The Gathering has thrived on the thrill of its competitive play. From Grand Prix to Pro Tours, to Worlds and the Magic Invitational, this game has been played by pros for a long time. However, when push comes to shove there is a time and a place for everything, and […]

Dreamscape Media Reveals Dungeons & Dragons Interactive Audiobooks

Dreamscape Media Reveals Dungeons & Dragons Interactive Audiobooks

Dungeons & Dragons is about to get more digital as Dreamscape Media has revealed a new series of interactive audiobooks. Six books from the Endless Quest series, which recently re-introduced D&D to the world of choose-your-own-adventure novels, have been adapted by Dreamscape in an audio format. They were recorded in the second-person, point of view […]

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, […]

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 […]

Nethroi Apex of Death art mtg Tomasz Jedruszek

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 […]

D&D Live 2020 Embargoed News

Wizards Of The Coast Announces D&D Live 2020: Roll W/ Advantage

This morning, Wizards of the Coast provided Dungeons & Dragons fans with an update on their plans for D&D Live 2020. The event will now be called D&D Live 2020: Roll W/ Advantage, and will be working toward raising money for Red Nose Day to help the children across the U.S. and around the world who have been so affected […]

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' […]

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 […]

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 […]