Judge’s Tower: Paying Dues, Pt. 2

Chris CornejoUncategorized

Hello again! Last time we climbed the Tower, we went over how a card like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben works in a variety of situations. When I set out to write that article, I was thinking I was going to be able to cover more ground, but as I realized how often I get Judge calls about how Thalia works, …

4 Flavors of Death’s Shadow

Chantelle CampbellModern

Since its breakout performance at Grand Prix Vancouver in February at the hands of Josh Utter-Leyton and team, the bold new take on Death’s Shadow has quickly made a name for itself as the deck to beat in Modern. Utter-Leyton, Gerry Thompson, and Sam Black all made Top 8 with a new Death’s Shadow list that cut down on the …

Top 5 Split Cards in Commander

Aaron DurbinCommander

MORE GONE THAN DEAD I’m not a competitive player, but I am a huge fan of scrolling through tournament decklists to find cards for Commander decks. Back when I first started playing Magic, it was a good way to stay engaged in Magic, learn cards I didn’t know, and focus on the format I cared about. I was wandering aimlessly …

12 Tips for your First GP

Frank ChafeStrategy

With GP Vegas on the horizon, I’d like to talk a bit about GP’s and how you can prepare for them. Oftentimes, going to a Grand Prix is an experience – you’ll carpool out to a tournament with some of your closest friends and spend every night playing Magic in your hotel room until the wee hours. And as fun as …

GP’s Are for Everyone

Courtney RudigerCommunity

When I was still a fledgling Magic player, the thought of going to a Grand Prix (GP) seemed incredibly daunting. Those are for pro players! People who know what they’re doing, who put in extensive amounts of testing and practice! I told myself. Since I was neither of those things, I didn’t think GP’s were for me. I attended my first …

Welcome, Kitchen Table Magic!

Card KingdomCommunity

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Card Kingdom’s newest affiliated podcast: Kitchen Table Magic! Kitchen Table Magic is an interview-style podcast hosted by Sam Tang, a Seattle local and longtime Card Kingdom and Mox Boarding House customer. Sam launched KTM a year ago, and in that time, he’s shone a spotlight on some of Magic‘s most beloved competitors and …

Tokens of Appreciation

Card KingdomCommunity

The Fulfillment department at Card Kingdom has doubled in size since the beginning of the year, and at lunch time, our break room can get crowded. There are usually two people on the couch, staring at books or smartphone screens, and four or five others assembled at the table, munching on sandwiches and snacks from Café Mox downstairs. Then, there’s Brian …

Judge’s Tower: Paying Dues, Pt. 1

Chris CornejoUncategorized

Like any other game or hobby, Magic requires that you pay some dues before you can really get the most out of it. There’s a decently high barrier to entry, as even learning the basic rules of the game can seem daunting when you’re just starting out. But once you’ve put in the time and effort required to really dig into …

Card Kingdom Commanders: Henry’s Riku of Two Reflections

Aaron DurbinCommander

Say hello to our newest series! Whether it’s Magic that drew us to Card Kingdom, or a job that sparked a passion for the game, it’s no surprise most of us end up playing where we work. Card Kingdom Commanders is an opportunity to sit down with the people in the company and talk about the decks that embody who they …

What is REL?

Frank ChafeUncategorized

Many of us play Magic: The Gathering at our local game stores. Some of us may even go to the occasional Friday Night Magic (FNM) to test our newest decks. There’s a world of tournaments outside of FNM, however, and today, I’d like to talk to you about some of these events and what you can expect from them. You …