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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 […]

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 Establishes Drastic Bans In Eternal And Brawl

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 […]

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 […]

Magic: The Gathering Ranked As Most Popular Game On eBay

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. […]

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Limited Top Five Picks For Multicolor

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. This is […]

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Limited Top Ten Picks For Green

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Limited Top Ten Picks For Green

Over here at Bleeding Cool, we have been writing down our top ten picks for cards in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Limited, by color. About two weeks ago, we did writeups for white and for blue, and this week, so far we have written about black and red. Today, we will be going over green common and uncommon […]

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Limited Top Ten Picks For Red

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Limited Top Ten Picks For Red

Here at Bleeding Cool, we have compiled our rankings for the top ten best red cards in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths for Limited. Yesterday we went over black cards after having gone over white and blue not even two weeks prior, and now it's time for us to turn up the heat! #10. Raking Claws Raking Claws […]

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 […]

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Top Ten Limited Picks for Black

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Top Ten Limited Picks for Black

We here at Bleeding Cool have written our top ten picks for the best black common and uncommon cards in the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Limited environment for Magic: The Gathering. Not even two weeks ago, we went over our picks for the ten best commons and uncommon in white and in blue, and today, we go […]

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 […]

Magic: The Gathering Releasing Secret Lair: Godzilla Lands

Magic: The Gathering Releasing Secret Lair: Godzilla Lands

Magic: The Gathering players and fans of the Godzilla, rejoice once more! Wizards Of The Coast has announced the release of a new Secret Lair drop series: Godzilla Lands, and we here at Bleeding Cool couldn't be more excited to write about this! Each of the five land cards in this release is a basic land that […]

Magic: The Gathering Bans Flash In Commander Format

Magic: The Gathering Bans Flash In Commander Format

Competitive Commander players rejoice! The Rules Committee has decided to ban Flash from the Commander format of Magic: The Gathering, after much deliberation and input from their advisory group. This decision comes after the printing of Thassa's Oracle made competitive EDH (short for Elder Dragon Highlander, another name for the format) untenable for a good many […]

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Top Ten Limited Picks for Blue

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Top Ten Limited Picks for Blue

Greetings, Magic: The Gathering players! As you may have heard by now, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths has been released on Magic: The Gathering: Arena, and with it, player-versus-player drafts! So, naturally, we here at Bleeding Cool have compiled a whole bunch of  Top Ten lists for the best cards in Ikoria Limited, color by color. We've already gone over […]

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Limited Picks For White

Magic: The Gathering Ikoria Limited Picks For White

Magic: The Gathering has always been a game where the power levels of colors in the game fluctuates with every new set to come out. There have been times where green has been weak, and white has been amazing (and don't even get us started on blue). Generally, with each set to come out, there's […]