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Magic: The Gathering Commander July 2020 Update: No Changes

Magic: The Gathering Commander July 2020 Update: No Changes

Commander is one of those major Magic: The Gathering formats that needs to update every so often, even if whole sets don't necessarily follow a rotation schedule. Today, the Rules Committee for the format spoke about their updates for the quarter, which included no changes – at least, nothing that wasn't already announced in the last […]

Magic: The Gathering: A Different View Of Tayam Luminous Enigma

Magic: The Gathering: A Different View Of Tayam, Luminous Enigma

Hello, fans of Commander, the primary player-driven format for Wizards of the Coast's hit trading card game Magic: The Gathering! Today, much like we did with Nethroi, Apex of Death roughly a month ago, we will be re-inspecting a commander that we looked at not long ago through a second deck tech. However, unlike that previous […]

Magic: The Gathering Commander Rules Change Forthcoming

Magic: The Gathering Commander Rules Change Forthcoming

At the most recent CommandFest, taking place digitally today, the Commander Rules Committee revealed their plans to alter a major tenet of the rules for the player-driven Magic: The Gathering format. With an official announcement to be made soon after the Core 2021 prerelease events conclude, Commander will now facilitate "death" triggers for commanders. Today, via livestream, […]

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 Erratas Companion Rule Updates Ban List

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 […]

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 […]

Nethroi: A Re-Inspection Of The Deck Tech For Magic: The Gathering

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 Finally Releases Physical Ikoria Cards

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 […]

Miscut Arcane Maelstrom Magic: The Gathering Precon Deck Surfaces

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 […]

A Deck Tech for Zaxara the Exemplary for Magic: The Gathering

A Deck Tech for Zaxara, the Exemplary, for Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering may have a large number of humans at the forefront of most conflicts in the game, but by no means is the game mundane. We recently went over a deck tech for a tribal Humans Commander deck, led by Jirina Kudro. Now, we get a chance to look into the monstrous beings […]

A Commander Deck Tech For Jirina Kudro For Magic: The Gathering

A Commander Deck Tech For Jirina Kudro, For Magic: The Gathering

One of the most prolific and populous creature types in Magic: The Gathering is also one of its least magical, as chances have it. Humans: You either love them and relate to them as a tribe, or you hate playing against them with a passion. Modern and Pioneer decks have been built en masse in order […]