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Pinball, as a Card Game! Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade

Pinball As A Card Game! Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade

When you think of pinball, you likely think of big machines, flippers, and those beautiful playfields that take your little silver ball on an adventure. Pinball is without a doubt my favorite thing ever, as the game is celebrated daily in my own home. Can't afford a full machine? Maybe you don't have the room […]

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An Unboxing Review Of Studio71's Upcoming Game, Half Truth

We here at Bleeding Cool have a deep respect for game companies for getting through the COVID-19 pandemic while still releasing new games for public consumption. We recently had the wonderful opportunity to interview both Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield and Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings about their part in the creation of game company Studio71's upcoming trivia game Half […]

"The Gitrog Monster" Leap Day Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"The Gitrog Monster" Leap Day Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Ribbit. Errrrr, hello, loyal readers! Happy Leap Day! Normally we over here at Bleeding Cool would be ending the month with a silver-bordered Commander deck tech for Magic: The Gathering, but we have decided this month to do things a little differently. Today we are going over my fellow Rochester Commander player Paul Toal's competitive list based on […]

Fantasy Flight Games Previews "Clan War" - "Legend of the Five Rings"

Fantasy Flight Games Previews "Clan War" – "Legend of the Five Rings"

A new expansion is being released for the Legend of the Five Rings card game by Fantasy Flight Games.[caption id="attachment_1148988" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Fantasy Flight Games[/caption]The new expansion, called Clan War, introduces at long last the final version of multiplayer gaming rules to Legend of the Five Rings Many cards in the expansion set will be geared[...]

"Chainer, Dementia Master" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

Recap: Commander Tournament for Charity – "Magic: The Gathering"

I attended a Commander-format Magic: The Gathering tournament benefitting the ExtraLife charity on Saturday, November 9th. The event, while fun as it could be, raises some concerns about what exactly constitutes a competitive Commander deck and what doesn't quite cut it. I had gone with using my Chainer, Dementia Master deck in this tournament – the […]

Wizards of the Coast Publishes "State" of "Arena" - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards Of The Coast Publishes State Of Arena – "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards of the Coast has published an article about the state of Magic: The Gathering: Arena, their digital interface for their world-famous trading card game Within the "State of the Game" address, Wizards talks about the progression of Arena over the next few months to a year in time.The first major update discussed in the article[...]

Enjoying Arena, and How You Should Too - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Throne of Eldraine Deluxe Collection" Panned – "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering is coming out with one of their most industrious sets, Throne of Eldraine, early in October. With it, they are coming out with all sorts of gimmicks and contests which are geared to make sales for the set, including the "Great Eldraine Bake-Off", a baking contest themed around the world of Eldraine, […]

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Entire "Throne of Eldraine" Set Spoiled! – "Magic: The Gathering"

…And there was much rejoicing. Throne of Eldraine, Magic: The Gathering's 82nd expansion set, has been fully revealed at long last, and with it, its tokens and a release notes document. In the document (featured in full here), as always, are notes on rulings that have come up in Magic R&D's development sessions for the […]

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"Kenrith, the Returned King" Dech Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering is well into its 26th year of play, and with its 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, Wizards of the Coast has outdone itself yet again. Between Collector's Packs, normal booster packs, the Brawl decks slated for release alongside the set, and the Buy-A-Box Promo, Throne of Eldraine is worthwhile for any […]

Enjoying Arena, and How You Should Too - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Too Many Ideas In "Throne Of Eldraine"? – "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering's 82 expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, is coming out remarkably soon – October 4th, or, if you play Magic: The Gathering: Arena, September 26th – and preview cards have been rolling out like mad. Knights based on Arthurian fables are being printed alongside creatures and characters inspired by the fairy tales of […]

"Chulane, Teller of Tales" Deck Tech for Commander - "Magic: The Gathering"

New Brawl Decks Pull No Punches – "Magic: The Gathering"

When Magic: The Gathering releases their 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, on October 4th, 2019, they will have created an immense world filled with legendary stories and rightfully legendary creatures. Additionally, the set will officially feature support for Brawl, their newest officially-sanctioned format. However, Brawl has been hit-or-miss for the majority of players I've spoken […]

Aiden Brier Takes StarCityGames Syracuse's Legacy Open - "Magic: the Gathering"

Aiden Brier Takes Star City Games Syracuse – "Magic: The Gathering"

I wrote an article just before this which explains how Magic: The Gathering is a global phenomenon, and how the MagicFest events allow players to break national boundaries and attain greatness within the game's parameters. When the Spanish team called "Team Blasco de Garay 15 & Ronda de Sant Pere 44" took MagicFest Ghent this […]

Enjoying Arena, and How You Should Too - "Magic: The Gathering"

Enjoying "Arena", and How You Should Too – "Magic: The Gathering"

I wrote up an article exactly one month ago about the new innovations which Magic: The Gathering: Arena is slated to roll out for the near future. If you recall from that article, in 2020 Wizards of the Coast will be implementing a number of changes to their competitive structure both online and on the tabletop. […]

"Magic: The Gathering" Nominated for "Toy Hall of Fame"

"Magic: The Gathering" Nominated for "Toy Hall of Fame"

They are also home to the Toy Hall of Fame, where the most renowned and popular games and toys from across history are noted for posterity. Magic: the Gathering, a collectible trading card game which started being played in 1993, is now among the nominees for this year's inductees.[caption id="attachment_1086571" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the[...]

"Throne of Eldraine" is a Storybook Fantasy - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Throne of Eldraine" Is A Fairytale Fantasy – "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering's 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, has a plentitude of fantasy tropes, making it one of the biggest, most ambitious crossovers in childhood fairytale history (Dreamworks' movie Shrek also coming to mind). While Throne of Eldraine is chock-full of Arthurian and Grimm tropes alike, between the two it's obvious that unless the references […]

How To Properly Assess Threats In Commander - "Magic: The Gathering"

How To Properly Assess Threats In Commander – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hey all! I wanted to write a piece on proper threat assessment in Magic: The Gathering multiplayer formats, namely Commander. The research I did made me reconsider a few personal opinions I had about my own level of play as a result. It seems to me that, in my playgroups, I might be the problem! Let's explore […]

"Throne Of Eldraine" Previews In Full Swing - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Throne Of Eldraine" Previews In Full Swing – "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering's 82nd expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, is in its spoiler season, and Wizards of the Coast has been showcasing a plethora of new cards from the set. As is generally customary with the early spoiler season, WotC showed players some of the better cards first. Between Oko, Thief of Crowns, and Questing […]

Playing In A New Golden Age of "Magic: The Gathering"

Playing In A New Golden Age of "Magic: The Gathering"

What I'm about to say might put things into a much more positive light.[caption id="attachment_1084853" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption] The Early Eras So, I started playing Magic: the Gathering in 2001, back when games like Yu-Gi-Oh! were coming out in America, and the Pokemon trading card game was still coherent[...]

"Chainer, Nightmare Adept" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Chainer, Nightmare Adept" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering continues into its 26th year of play with well over 19,000 cards and is nearly at the point where their Research and Development team has come out with a smattering 82 expansion sets. The game gets more and more complex not just with the number of cards and sets that come out, […]

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Wizards Showcases More "Throne Of Eldraine" – "Magic: The Gathering"

Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast, the company behind Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and other games, teased that they were going to host a stream of new information for Magic's 82nd expansion set "Throne of Eldraine". This teaser itself included a few card spoilers for the Arthurian/Grimm-themed set. Today, the Twitch stream started with a […]