A Reader’s Guide to Magic Story

Simon Irving Magic Story

The release of Commander 2017 is nearly here, and with these four decks will come a whole slew of new legendary creature cards. While many will rejoice over the new mechanics and color combinations, those of us who have followed the Magic storyline for years will be overjoyed to finally see certain characters on a card for the first time. …

Nicol Bolas: A History

Simon Irving Magic Story

The shadow of Nicol Bolas looms large over the history of the Magic storyline. The elder dragon planeswalker has been part of the game’s rich lore since Legends in 1994. Alongside the Eldrazi and the Phyrexians, he’s considered one of the three greatest threats to the multiverse. In Hour of Devastation, we see Bolas making a rare center stage appearance, …

Red Mages Quarterly: Hour of Devastation

Simon Irving Standard

Reports of the Red Deck’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While much of this past Standard season was defined by the Aetherworks MarvelĀ in the room, my red-deck-minded associates and I were enraptured by an entirely different strategy. I am of course talking about the SaffronOlive special, Two Tix Red. Despite some initial skepticism on my part, I’ve seen lists built …

Red Mages Quarterly: Amonkhet

Simon Irving Standard

(Editor’s Note: Welcome back to the Card Kingdom Blog! As we explained yesterday, we’ll be creating more content than ever before this year, thanks in part to our talented staff, who will be contributing articles and other creative work to this blog. Today, you’ll be hearing from Simon from the Retail team at Mox Boarding House Seattle. Simon has been …