Magic: The Gathering pro player Gerry Thompson says he is protesting this weekend’s World Championship event, the game’s most prestigious tournament, citing complaints about how Magic publisher Wizards of the Coast is handling its pro scene.
When broadcasting their Grand Prix or Pro Tour tournaments, Magic: The Gathering’s official Twitch channel tends to take the “sports” angle: they talk the whole tournament, watch different players, and show off the field. This weekend they’re following one single player, and it’s great.
On Saturday, three Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons artists traveling from Europe to publisher Wizards of the Coast’s headquarters in Renton, Washington were denied entry to the country by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and held overnight in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility.
Magic: The Gathering commentator Marshall Sutcliffe had Pro Tour Historian Brian David-Marshall on his MTG Breakdown show recently to show off an amazing piece of game history: video of a Magic tournament from 1994.
KeyForge: Call of the Archons bills itself as a card game in which no two decks are the same. Maker Fantasy Flight Games announced it at GenCon 2018 today, revealing that Richard Garfield, veteran designer behind Magic: The Gathering, is working on it. It sounds wild.
I like Magic: The Gathering, and I have extreme respect for stained glass as an art form, so this stained glass rendition of the elder dragon Nicol Bolas is something I am way into.
A Black Lotus from the original release of Magic: The Gathering sold this week on online auction site eBay for $87,672. That’s a lot of money for a little bit of cardboard.
Heritage Auctions recently sold the original art used for Shahrazad, a card released in 1993 for Magic: The Gathering’s Arabian Nights expansion. It sold for a ton.
In the greatest bit of brand synergy since the Flintstones met the Jetsons, the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering are smashing together in a new D&D book announced today.
Players in a competitive Unlimited draft at Grand Prix Chiba were expecting to open some of the most powerful, and valuable, cards in Magic: The Gathering, but what they got was a Black Lotus.
Game companies often goof up when it comes to marketing their products in ways that portray them as hip or cool, but Magic: The Gathering’s Wuberg, the Magic-playing Muppet, is a high water mark when it comes to completely beefing it.
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…