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"Space Battle Lunchtime" Being Adapted to a Card Game!

Renegade Game Studios Releases Space Battle Lunchtime & Wardlings

COVID-19 has certainly put a damper on most industries, not the least of note is tabletop gaming. A lot of companies have had to shut down for a portion of time, and many still haven't opened to full capacity yet. However, throughout the better part of this terrible pandemic, Renegade Game Studios has pulled through […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Pokémon Company Debuts New TCG-Based Board Game Adaptation

Pokémon Company Debuts New TCG-Based Board Game Adaptation

A new Pokémon board game, inspired by the hit TCG, has been officially announced today. Called the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy, it is the first board game directly adapted from the ever-popular trading card game. J.C. Smith, the Senior Director of Consumer Marketing at Pokémon Company International, has said through a press release: […]

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 […]

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

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

But at the same time, people will often not fall for that bluff! It's an interesting tactic, and at some point, I'd like to get more into the psychology of the bluff in esports card games, but that's a topic for another article entirely.[caption id="attachment_1212591" align="aligncenter" width="600"] An example of a player using the "Oops"[...]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]