The 12 Creepiest Card Descriptions in Magic: The Gathering

One of the most iconic elements of Magic: The Gathering is the tiny snippets of lore written on the bottom of each card, known as “flavor text” to fans. These bits of story are frequently funny, but just as often they can be haunting. Here are 12 bits of flavor that turn good Magic cards into memorably creepy ones.
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​The 20 Most WTF Magical Items in Dungeons & Dragons

Every Dungeons & Dragons character seeks magical items for their abilities. But some wizards aren't interested in making powerful relics; they're interested in making nonsense, because they're crazy, or things that will screw your character over, because they're jerks. The result? These ridiculous artifacts from D&D's… » 6/26/14 2:12pm 6/26/14 2:12pm

Command legends with 5 new decks for Magic: the Gathering

Magic: the Gathering's legendary casual format, Commander, got a huge boost this month with the release of five new decks full of multiplayer shenanigans. This guide to Commander will help you get started and find the right deck to destroy your friends in the most horribly fun way possible. » 11/24/13 5:27pm 11/24/13 5:27pm

How The Xbox One Harnesses The Mighty Power Of The Cloud

The cloud — that's a powerful term these days. If you release a product that doesn't do something with the cloud, then you probably shouldn't even bother putting it out. Snack foods, floor cleaners, maid services and even consumer electronics like the newly-announced Xbox One use the cloud to do great and magical… » 5/21/13 6:25pm 5/21/13 6:25pm

Final Fantasy, King of Fighters, and Magic: The Gathering Collide in This Arcade Game

Trading card games are big in Japan—from Yu-Gi-Oh! » 6/15/12 6:00am 6/15/12 6:00am to to . And given the popularity of video games also, it's really not surprising that videogame makers figured out how to combine the two. Today, outside of fighting games and medal games, these card/video games are the most popular thing you'll see in your…

Downton Abbey Meets Magic: The Gathering, and It Is Glorious

Okay, yes, fine. This post is at least partly an excuse for me to finally tag something "Downton Abbey" here at Kotaku. But in this case, the tag is warranted—over at Kill Screen, writer Sarah Elmaleh (who some of you may remember as the voice of Aeris in that column I wrote about silent protagonists) and illustrator… » 2/29/12 5:00pm 2/29/12 5:00pm