Rich Hagon, the shining light of the Magic: The Gathering coverage desk, pulled a black Lotus out of a bag on-air at Grand Prix Las Vegas this weekend. It was not the $5,000+ card; it was a Hot Wheels car.
This weekend was Pro Tour Dominaria, the first major professional play event taking place after the recently released Dominaria set of Magic: The Gathering, and the most important person in the entire tournament was a fun little goblin with a jump rope.
Magic: The Gathering is a card game, but the storytelling and worldbuilding that goes into informing those cards is basically unmatched across the world of games. They announced this week that the game is going back to the world of Ravnica, and it took me down a nostalgia hole.
It’s not that Magic cards don’t look great as they are. Some of the best artists on the planet are working on them! It’s just, no lavish painting of a giant angel or whatever can compete with a dumb gif.
Sydney’s Jessica Estephan has become the first woman to ever win a Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix at the game’s Sydney meet over the weekend.
Magic: The Gathering has been running for as long as I can remember. Even when I was young, going to the games store to pick out new Game Boy games, I could see the packs and decks hovering over me. It’s always seemed interesting but daunting. Arena makes those apprehensive first toes in the water a little easier to…
Similarities between a new Shadowverse illustration and an older Magic the Gathering card had fans wondering about artistic infringement. Today, the makers of Shadowverse issued an apology, explaining that the art in their new Holy Purebomb card was indeed taken from Magic the Gathering.
As Magic: The Gathering approaches its 25th anniversary, head designer Mark Rosewater is perched at a crucial point between past and future. The game’s next set of cards will reprise Magic’s classic Dominaria setting, with the game’s original creator Richard Garfield tag-teaming design with Rosewater. But while it…
Valve demoed its upcoming card game Artifact recently at its Seattle office and the details have begun pouring in. While Valve founder Gabe Newell reportedly called Blizzard’s Hearthstone the “benchmark” for online card games, Artifact sounds like it will be very different.
Magic: The Gathering has its 25th anniversary this year, and Magic has been using its upcoming Masters 25 set to pull together some really neat narrative threads from throughout the game’s long history.
Rudy stands in front of his regal mahogany bookcase stocked full with classics like the Iliad, the Odyssey, and Arabian Nights. He holds a shrink-wrapped booster box parallel to his messy plume of hair. It’s Dark Ascension, the 57th expansion for the card game Magic The Gathering.
Hearthstone’s latest expansion Kobolds and Catacombs launched today, featuring 135 new cards. One of them is called Violet Wurm, and as some players have noticed, it’s almost exactly like a Magic: The Gathering card that came out 17 years ago.
At the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix in Portland this last weekend, one young upstart made waves. Dana Fischer runs a Temur Energy deck, finished 5-4 in the tournament, and is also just seven years old.
While Wizards of the Coast states that deck lists are required to be submitted, they never really specified how. Congrats to this Florida man on turning in a tasty version of his Eldrazi Tron deck.
Since 1993, Magic the Gathering has had, more or less, the same logo. There have been updated versions, but they were slight. That’s true of the latest iteration, but compared to the earlier updates, the changes are noticeable.
That’s not a specific character. It’s a suit of armour made entirely out of Magic cards.
Revealed yesterday via live stream, Magic: The Gathering Arena is a new way to play Wizards of the Coast’s trading card game online. Built with streaming and spectating in mind, it’s much prettier than tired old Magic Online, which it’s totally not replacing.
Magic: The Gathering’s Modern format is one of the most beloved ways to play the game. Its pool of over 11,000 cards offers players a huge variety of powerful strategies to pilot to success. Some players use it to dominate others. Some use it to tinker. Talk to top pros and you’ll hear about a range of tactics.