Judge’s Tower: Red Moon Rising

Chris Cornejo Articles, MTG

Hey all, welcome back to Judge’s Tower! Enough of you liked the last one of these I wrote, so as promised (or threatened, depending on your point of view), today we’re going to deal with one the bigger “rules headache” cards out there – Blood Moon! At first glance, Blood Moon seems innocuous enough. Just four simple words of Oracle …

New Battle Decks: May 2017

Hallie Santo Articles, CK Exclusives, MTG

Each month, we add two new Battle Decks to our growing selection of exclusive products – but this month, we’re releasing THREE! If you’re looking to expand your Battle Deck collection, check out Monumental Force, an aggressive mono-white tokens deck featuring Oketra’s Monument; Counter Revolution, a mono-green deck that beefs up its creatures with +1/+1 counters; and Trial Run, a Grixis deck featuring …

EDHREC: Finding the Best Commander Deck

Aaron Durbin Articles, CK Affiliates, MTG

A few weeks ago, Card Kingdom partnered with EDHREC, one of my favorite Magic: The Gathering sites. EDHREC is a crowdsourced repository of Commander decks and ideas – users submit decks, and EDHREC runs the numbers to tell you which cards are most popular in various lists. It’s a great resource for any Commander player, but I especially love it …

Momir Basic IRL

Hallie Santo Articles, MTG

Of all the formats you can play on Magic Online, Momir Basic is undoubtedly the strangest. Players start the game with 60 basic lands and a Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Avatar, and throughout the game, they take turns discarding lands to generate token copies of random creatures. It’s a swingy format, and as a competitive player who aims to minimize …

The Importance of Calling a Judge

Frank Chafe Articles, MTG

Welcome to The Judge Corner, a column designed to explain some things in that happen in the Magic Judge world and show how those things are important to you, the players. We’ll cover new mechanics, changes to rules and policy, why and how judges do deck checks, and other relevant things to help improve your play and your interactions with judges …

Top 8 Cards of Pro Tour Amonkhet

Hallie Santo Articles, MTG

With Felidar Guardian out of the picture, all eyes were on Pro Tour Amonkhet to see what might be next for Standard. If you’re looking to dive back into Standard at Amonkhet Game Day or your next Friday Night Magic, here are some cards and strategies you should keep in mind. (Honorable Mention: New Perspectives. The cycling combo deck may …

Constellation Draft Bundles

Hallie Santo CK Exclusives, MTG

A Chaos Draft is always a treat for a Limited playgroup, but choosing the right packs can be tricky. How will old vanilla creatures match up against their newer, more aggressive counterparts? Will the set mechanics mesh or clash? Should you even bother to pick up a pack from an artifact block? We created Draft Bundles to provide players with a …

Sell Cards with ScryGlass!

Hallie Santo CK Affiliates, MTG, Video

In the last several months, we’ve sought out partnerships with Magic services to make buying and selling cards with us even easier. We often get questions from customers about our collaboration with the Magic selling and trading app ScryGlass, so we wanted to take a moment today to tell you a little more about it. ScryGlass has been helping customers sell …

Army of One

Adam Klesh Articles, MTG

Hi, I’m Adam, and I’ve been playing Magic for over twenty years. I also enjoy creating things, and I’ve spent much of my spare time designing custom cards, mechanics, and sets. I also love to create new ways to play Magic and building new and exciting decks for unexplored formats. I enjoy winning, of course, but I prefer to win in …

Amonkhet Standard, Now With Fewer Cats!

Chris VanMeter Articles, MTG

Whenever a new set comes out, we hope for some shakeups in the Standard format. Existing strategies get some new options, and with a little luck, some entirely new strategies will leap to the forefront of the format and keep everyone on their toes. Amonkhet was released a week and a half ago, and with it, a whole slew of …