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Dastarque: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dastarque: On Miscellaneous Alterations In A Homebrew D&D Capacity

Hello there, loyal readers! As you may be aware, I am working on conceptualizing a homebrew Dungeons & Dragons campaign in a setting I've created called Dastarque. I've already covered such topics as alignment shifts and the world I'm working on in a very general sense. Today, I'd like us to journey a bit deeper into […]

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'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 […]

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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 […]

Dastarque: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dastarque: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dungeons & Dragons is a remarkably complex game when it comes to using one's freedom to imagine. Sure, there are rules that need to be adhered to generally, and those are much simpler to comprehend as both a Dungeon Master and as a party member. But when it comes to the creative expression of worldbuilding […]

D&D Live 2020 Embargoed News

Wizards Of The Coast Announces D&D Live 2020: Roll W/ Advantage

Here's some added info from WotC about the event.[caption id="attachment_1209881" align="aligncenter" width="600"] D&D Live 2020 will feature a star-studded cast to raise money for charity, courtesy of WotC.[/caption] D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage features big personalities playing elves, wizards and fighters to accomplish quests using their imaginations. Funny people like Brian Posehn, Kevin Sussman and Thomas Middleditch will work together to[...]

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' […]

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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Opinion: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Campaigns And Alignment

Hello, dear readers! This article series is meant to showcase my personal thoughts on how to make an immersive homebrewed world in Dungeons & Dragons from the ground up. 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 […]

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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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Opinion: Regarding Dungeons & Dragons, Session 0, & Consent

Dungeons & Dragons is arguably the most difficult game to create content for. With so many Dungeon Masters trying to sculpt their perfect game, there's a huge propensity for bad DMs to "railroad" players – a term meaning keeping all agency in the game to themselves, with minimal input by the other players. Alternatively, they […]

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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. […]

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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. This is […]