Magic: The Gathering


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

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

We made Josh write up a Sliver deck to illustrate our point.[caption id="attachment_1214291" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The artwork for the notorious Sliver Queen, from Magic: The Gathering's set Stronghold Illustrated by Ron Spencer.[/caption]However, when we tried to figure out how to pitch this idea to Josh, the writer allowed it - on Josh's own terms, of[...]

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[...]

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

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 - Announcing "Full Sleeves" Secret Lair Drop

Magic: The Gathering, Sleeves Up at The Daily LITG, May 26th 2020

Yesterday, it was all about what was up our sleeves as Magic: The Gathering came to town As well as the mysteries of Batman sitting down and where the Joker came from Welcome all, to the daily Lying In The Gutters, a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead You can sign[...]

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

Are you ready for this? Here we go:[caption id="attachment_1211358" align="aligncenter" width="600"] We are happy to announce Secret Lair's newest drop for Magic: The Gathering: "Full Sleeves"![/caption]That's right, folks, it's a new Secret Lair drop for Magic: The Gathering! For the greater part of May, we've seen tons of people inquiring online about when this will[...]

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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.[caption id="attachment_1209759" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The artwork[...]

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.[caption id="attachment_1208342" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A promotional image from DailyMTG, Magic: The[...]

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

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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Opinion: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Campaigns And Alignment

The article ties into my own setting of Dastarque, but should serve as a good example for all you aspiring homebrewers on how to make these things your own.[caption id="attachment_1207563" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Artwork for Scheming Symmetry, a card from Magic: The Gathering’s Core Set 2020 Illustrated by Seb McKinnon.[/caption]A few years back, Loreley Weisel,  a writer[...]

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Magic: The Gathering Finally Releases Physical Ikoria Cards

After what felt like a very long month's wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wizards of the Coast has finally released their newest Magic: The Gathering set in a physical form. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths can now be found in stores in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, either in local gaming[...]

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Miscut Arcane Maelstrom Magic: The Gathering Precon Deck Surfaces

Magic: The Gathering has had its share of misprint errors, especially when it comes to Commander products and other supplemental products While Wizards of the Coast has delayed the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 until May 15th, on May 12th an anomalous preconstructed deck surfaced on a Facebook page, three days ahead of[...]

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Magic: The Gathering Ranked As Most Popular Game On eBay

At a selling rate of one item per minute, Magic: The Gathering has been ranked as the number one most popular game sold on eBay For this reason, eBay has decided to partner with ABUGames, a popular site for grading and selling single cards, to auction off Magic cards from the earliest sets in the game's history.[caption[...]

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Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Limited Top Five Picks For Multicolor

Hello, Magic: The Gathering players! This is the sixth and final installment of our review of the top cards in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Limited Before this, we have gone through all five colors in Magic and done so in a top ten capacity However, this time we are only able to do a top five.[caption id="attachment_1185991" align="aligncenter"[...]