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This Day In Magic History: Planechase (Sept. 4-6, 2009)

Jacob LacknerDesign, Products

Welcome back to another edition of “This Day in Magic History.” Today, we’re going to look at the release of Planechase, which had its release events from Sept. 4-6, 2009. Planechase isn’t especially well-known these days, but it marked a number of important Magic firsts: it was the first supplemental set, the first set focused on multiplayer, the first set …

Dominaria United Predictions

Tom AndersonCommunity, Design

We have a bit of a breather in the Magic release schedule…so time to look ahead! Tom gives us his best guesses for Dominaria United! I almost hesitated to pitch this article to my editors. For many months now, it’s felt like the community is nearly drowning in new cards. There’s regular mixups over whether spoiled cards are Standard or …

Fringe Format: Battle Box

Chris CornejoCommunity, Design

It’s time for another Fringe Format! This time Chris takes a look at a format that could be called two-player Cube: Battle Box! Battle Box is probably not a format that a ton of folks out there know about. But if you like playing Limited Magic, and specifically Cube, it’s one you should get to know. Mostly because Battle Box …

The Best Doubling Cards in MTG

Tom AndersonCommander, Design

Double Masters 2022 is almost here, which has doubling on our brain! Tom takes a look at the 20 Best Doubling cards in MTG! Double Masters 2022 looks like an excellent opportunity for collectors and Commander players especially. With such a loosely-defined theme for this product, WotC have seized the chance to jam in all sorts of cards which have …

Fable of the Mirror-Breaker: The Saga of Kikki-Jikki

Chris CornejoDesign, Legacy, Magic Story, Modern, Pioneer, Standard

Sagas, in Magic and in life, are meant to tell a story. While sagas are among the oldest forms of formalized storytelling that exist in human history, in Magic, they’re pretty new. First appearing in Dominaria in 2018, they’ve appeared every year since. They almost missed 2019, but Urza’s Saga in Modern Horizons kept the streak going. They have now …

Top 20 Cantrips

Scott CullenDesign, Strategy

Cantrips are some of the most useful cards in Magic, and come in all different forms. Scott ranks the Top 20 Cantrips of all time! Cantrips are a staple of almost every format. They can help smooth out a deck’s operation, sculpt the perfect hand for a combo turn, or be used as a cheap way to enable spell-based payoffs. …

Predictions for Streets of New Capenna

Tom AndersonDesign

The release of Streets of New Capenna is on the horizon, and Tom looks ahead and tries to predict what the new set will bring! Streets of New Capenna season has arrived with the beginning of Story Month, along with some select card previews trickling out of the WotC mothership.  Like Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, this set also promises to explore …

New Sagas in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Tom AndersonDesign

With such a powerfully thematic new set on the way, a lot of attention is given over to the reveal of new mechanics. Of course, new tech like reconfigure and modified expand Magic and create the most new opportunities for deck building and gameplay, and that’s why a set is often judged by the mechanics it introduces. But sometimes a …