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. …

If Planeswalkers Played Baseball

Simon Irving Community

This week, two great baseball teams – the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers – will face off in the World Series. Now, you may be asking, what does any of this have to do with Magic: the Gathering? Aren’t most gamers not really all that into sports? Well, first of all, there are many of us out there …

GP Judging with Brook Gardner-Durbin

Hallie Santo Community

Judges are some of the hardest-working members of the Magic community. They build and maintain healthy communities at local game stores, set and enforce equitable tournament policy, and make sure Magic‘s largest events run smoothly. Over the years, I’ve been especially impressed by the judges I know who regularly travel to Grand Prix, where they spend long days overseeing events, …

The Pile

Adam Klesh Community

About ten years ago, my friends and I heard tell of a new way to play Magic. The stories told of a huge pile of unsleeved cards that every player in the game would draw from, and that any spell could be cast as if its controller had infinite mana. This was the beginning of my life with what I …

Making Magic with Melissa DeTora

Hallie Santo Community, Design

In many ways, Magic is a game about change. In Magic‘s storyline, we meet new heroes and explore an ever-evolving Multiverse with them. In playing the game, we acquire new skills as we try out new cards and strategies. And sometimes, in order to ensure that these new cards and strategies are as fun and engaging as possible, Wizards of …

Card Kingdom Affiliates: Rhystic Studies

Card Kingdom Community

Welcome back to the blog! Today, we’ll be continuing our series on our Card Kingdom Affiliates by introducing you to our newest partner: Rhystic Studies! Sam has been creating YouTube videos since August of 2013, and has quickly become one of Magic‘s most respected content creators. Whether he’s expounding on the cultural significance of Lightning Bolt or analyzing Raymond Swanland’s …

Hour of Devastation Release: A Photo Essay

Card Kingdom Community

Release Week is the busiest time of the year here at Card Kingdom. We receive thousands of preorders from customers around the world, and we aim to get the new product into players’ hands as quickly as we can. A ton of work goes into a production this large, so today, we wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at …

Card Kingdom Affiliates: LoadingReadyRun

Card Kingdom Community

Welcome back to the CK Blog! Today, we’ll be continuing our series on our Card Kingdom Affiliates by sharing some information on one of our longest-standing partners: LoadingReadyRun. The LRR crew has been making funny videos on the internet since the pre-YouTube days, but most Magic players got to know them in 2012, when they began producing the “Friday Nights” …