What Strixhaven’s Mystical Archive Means for Budget Magic

Scott Cullen Community, Products

Wakey wakey, it’s time for Strixhaven! The most prestigious university in the Multiverse is opening its doors for us in the coming weeks, and social media is alight with talk over which College everyone belongs to. It’s having a massive impact on people’s ability to express themselves: some are abandoning the Boros Legion in favor of the more historically appreciative …

Top 10 Splinter Twin Situations

Mason Clark Community

Magic: The Gathering is a game with a storied past. When you go to your local game store (again, eventually), you’re liable to hear people who have been playing the game for a decade or more discussing old decks in hushed voices. Stories of Caw Blade, Hypergenesis, and ANT fill the room.  But there’s one deck that always rises above …

Reexamining Magic’s Most Powerful Mechanics

Tom Anderson Community

At this point, Magic has been around for long enough to experiment with a ton of different mechanics. In the name of keeping things fresh, WotC are always expanding the design space of the game, pushing the boundary of what we think is possible with every new set.  But sometimes, they cross over that boundary. Not just with one card …

Strixhaven Predictions

Tom Anderson Community

Well we all had a ton of fun with Kaldheim, didn’t we! But the big Magic wheel is always turning, and it’s time to… wait. Isn’t this awful soon to be moving on from Kaldheim? That’s certainly how I reacted when WotC dropped their unexpected Strixhaven preview article back on February 18th. As the hype train left the station, they …

A History of the Power 9

Tom Anderson Community

Nearing three decades of shaping the gaming landscape, Magic: The Gathering stands apart from its many imitators because it is more than a game.  After years of constant evolution and vociferous growth, Magic has become a lifestyle for generations of players. A major esport, before we even had the word for that kind of professional competition. A true global community …

Most Metal Magic Cards

Tom Anderson Community

Happy New Year, my fellow magicians! We all made it through 2020 — now let’s celebrate with a hearty headbanging session. Maybe throw in a bit of haircopter, if you’re well-coiffured. Yes, we’re continuing to wind ourselves up for the release of Kaldheim, the first Magic set to overtly claim inspiration from the heavy metal subculture. Personally, I think this …

5 Things I Learned Playing Magic in 2020

Mason Clark Community

The year is winding down, and the whole Magic world is waiting for Kaldheim previews to start next week. With things relatively calm before the massive storm Kaldheim is sure to bring, I thought it might be nice to take this time to reflect on the past year. While looking back, I realized that five of my favorite cards from …

Trans and Nonbinary Representation in Magic

Mara Katz Community

Wizards of the Coast has announced an exciting new Planeswalker character for Kaldheim: Niko Aris, a hero from Theros who uses they/them pronouns. A recent interview with the Creative team got players hyped to have a new, sympathetic, nonbinary character in Magic whose story isn’t all about their gender. Let’s take a look at how we got here, through the …

MTG Holiday Mailbag: 2020

Michael Rapp Community

Hello everyone, as we get into the heart of the holiday season, I’m taking a break from my usual strategy content. Instead, I wanted to do something a little more fun. I fielded some questions from the folks that follow me on Twitter and picked some of my favorites. Let’s jump right into them! If you could make any card …