Queer Representation in Magic: A Community Perspective

Michelle Rapp Community, Magic Story

Throughout Magic’s history, Wizards of the Coast has done an admirable job responding to and incorporating representation of its player base within the story and art of the game. In a Multiverse that features baloths, elves, orcs and dragons, it’s great to see diverse human characters that also span color, gender identity and sexual orientation. While Magic’s efforts to showcase …

The Magic Man Sam Visits Card Kingdom

Card Kingdom Community, Video

Back in April, our friend The Magic Man Sam pitched an interesting idea to us: He wanted to come to Seattle to compete in the Rock ‘N Roll Half-Marathon and raise $1,000 for St. Jude, all while sporting a custom Card Kingdom singlet. We loved the idea, especially when he threw in a chance to preview his newest video on …

On Burnout and Bolts

Simon Irving Community

All of us know how great it can be to play Magic: The Gathering. The epic countermagic battles, the topdeck wars, the glow of preview season…these are the things that keep us engaged with the game and all it has to offer. It’s easy to look around and see people whose lives have been enriched by playing this great game …

Magic and Mindset

Hallie Santo Community

Learning to play Magic represents a huge turning point in my life. I had just graduated from college and moved thousands of miles away from home, and I needed a way to connect with people in my new city. Magic helped me find friends and feel like part of a community for the first time in my life; it even …

Shivan Dragon and Me

Shivam Bhatt Community

I went to the band room before recess ended to grab my trombone and set up my music. My friends usually congregated there to just chill out and talk about the nerdy pursuits of the day, anyway, so I figured I’d go hang out. When I got there, my friends were huddled in a circle on the ground in the …

Card Kingdom Affiliates: The Command Zone

Card Kingdom Community

One of the highlights of my year as a Magic player was The Command Zone‘s Commander Gathering at Grand Prix Las Vegas. Over 500 players came together to hang out and play, and I was struck by the ease with which Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai brought them all together. Their passion for the Commander community – and the …

Battle Deck League

Card Kingdom Community

As you can probably guess, we play quite a bit of Magic here at Card Kingdom. We do plenty of product testing each month, but we also use Magic as a way to relax, unwind, and bond with our coworkers. Our Fulfillment and Overstock employees frequently congregate in Café Mox for after-work Drafts or Commander matches, and lunchtime pick-up games …

Card Kingdom Affiliates: Good Luck High Five

Card Kingdom Community

It’s been a busy few months here on the CK Blog! Today, we’ll be picking up where we left off in our Card Kingdom Affiliates series to tell you about one of our favorite podcasts: Good Luck High Five! GLHF began in 2013 as Magic the Amateuring, a podcast for new Magic players hosted by Maria Bartholdi and Meghan Wolff. …