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.
Magic: The Gathering has spent nearly 25 years bringing us to weird, wonderful worlds through its cards, thanks to their gorgeous art but also through the lore-filled “flavor text” on each card. They tell fantastical stories in a mere sentence or two—or sometimes, they just make you giggle. Here’s 25 of the funniest.
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.
31-year-old Elijia Dale Creech has been arrested by police in Minnesota following a fight over a game of Magic: The Gathering, in which his 20 year-0ld opponent was stabbed seven times in the face and neck.
Cassius Marsh is known for tackling ball carriers as an NFL linebacker, but the Seattle Seahawk had an unlucky go last weekend playing another game he loves, Magic: the Gathering.
On May 14, Magic: The Gathering pro Gerry Thompson won Pro Tour Amonkhet, securing one of the most coveted trophies in competitive magic play. Five days later, he put that trophy on eBay, along with some other event swag, with all the proceeds going to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Three weeks into the release of Amonkhet, the latest Magic expansion, competitive play is tormented by an overpowered combo that players hate for making games feel less strategic and more like spinning a roulette wheel. 2017 has seen more cards banned from Magic’s Standard format than in the past ten years combined,…
Magic: The Gathering is a very good card game that I am very picky about playing. I’m a casual player, more likely to challenge a friend at a bar than attend a local tournament. I’m not about to pore over apps and blogs to assemble some impenetrable, holy deck; I’d rather play Magic: The Gathering like I’d play Rummy…
Last year the company responsible for D&D, Magic: The Gathering, My Little Pony and Transformers announced Hascon, a three-day fan celebration of the stuff it makes. Tickets for the Providence, Rhode Island show are now on sale, with adult three-day passes ranging from $165 to $600. Wow.
The release of a new Magic: the Gathering expansion is usually a joyous event for players, and this spring’s ancient Egypt-themed Amonkhet set should have been an easy hit. Instead, players are reeling from a competitive scene that has lately been dominated by a couple of overpowered cards, and hoping that Amonkhet …
Magic: The Gathering has issued a rare emergency card ban effective today. One card in a popular but dramatically overpowered two-card combo is now illegal in Standard play. Publisher Wizards of the Coast announced Felidar Guardian’s emergency ban two days after they put out their April “Banned and Restricted” cards…
While cleaning out her son’s room, a mom in Japan apparently came across some old cards. Her son had moved away, and she thought she was getting rid of clutter. She put the cards up for auction online, seeming to have no idea what they were worth.
“Magic is secretly, not really … it’s not one game,” head Magic: The Gathering designer Mark Rosewater told me. “It is actually a bunch of different games that all have a shared rule system. Every time I make a card set, I’m making the game for everybody, but for each person, it’s a different game to them.”