An Intro to Theros

Michelle Rapp Magic Story

Gods, Monsters and Heroes. These are the thematic foundations of Theros, a world inspired by classic Greco-Roman myths and legends – but this time, with a Magic twist. One of the most successful and flavorful top-down design sets, Theros featured several new mechanics and an epic tale of its own. The three original Theros sets followed the story of Elspeth …

Intro to Innistrad

Alex Katz Magic Story

With Halloween on the horizon, let’s pay a visit to Magic‘s spookiest plane, Innistrad. The setting for the five sets in the Innistrad and Shadows Over Innistrad blocks, Innistrad is beloved for its gothic horror atmosphere, tribal themes, and flavorful mechanics. Creatures and Characters Innistrad is known for its ally-colored tribes, and a number of memorable characters associated with those …

Top 10 Folklore References in Throne of Eldraine

Alex Katz Magic Story

Throne of Eldraine is packed with references to classical European legends and fairytales. While all the stories in the set are centuries old, the way Eldraine presents them reflects all the different ways in which we tell them to each other, from bedtime stories to plays to movies. Here are ten of the cleverest European folklore references in Throne of …

Review: The Wildered Quest

Michelle Rapp Magic Story

After reading the reviews of War of the Spark: Ravnica earlier this year, my initial reaction to The Wildered Quest was one of cautious optimism. Kate Elliott had already done a masterful job with her work on The Chronicles of Bolas, but I was unsure whether the novel was the ideal format for Magic story. For years, the short stories …

MTG Character Profile: Omnath

Alex Katz Magic Story

This article is part of a series of profiles of the major characters in Magic Core Set 2020. Today we’re looking at Omnath, a powerful Elemental from the plane of Zendikar. Omnath is a manifestation of the chaotic mana of Zendikar, worshipped by some Zendikari communities as a creator god. For most of the plane’s history, he was believed to …

MTG Character Profile: Kaalia

Alex Katz Magic Story

This article is part of a series of profiles of the major characters in Magic’s Core Set 2020. Today, we’re looking at the life of Kaalia, a cleric caught up in the chaos following the Conflux on Alara. Lia was born in a Bant village in the years after the Conflux, when the five Shards that made up Alara merged …

MTG Character Profile: Mu Yanling

Alex Katz Magic Story

This article is part of a series of profiles of the major characters in Core Set 2020. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the life of Mu Yanling, a planeswalker first introduced in Magic’s Global Series. Mu Yanling grew up by the ocean on the Plane of Mountains and Seas. When her home was destroyed by a tidal wave, …

The Felidar Guardian May 2019

The Felidar Guardian Magic Story

In this month’s edition of The Felidar Guardian, the team investigates the aftermath of the War of the Spark. Get the scoop on Jace’s retirement party and learn about the Orzhov’s redevelopment plans for Bolas’s Citadel.

MTG Character Profile: Urza

Alex Katz Magic Story

Urza, Lord High Artificer may be one of the most anticipated cards in Modern Horizons. Urza has had a huge impact on Magic’s story, but he has never been represented on a black-bordered Magic card. After brief appearances in Vanguard and Unstable, Urza has finally arrived. Let’s take a deep dive into his life and legacy. Urza has been a …

Serra in Modern Horizons

Michelle Rapp Magic Story

With the dawn of Modern Horizons, the Magic community is looking forward to not just seeing a boost of new cards in the format, but also revisiting old worlds and seeing familiar characters. Wizards of the Coast chose to announce the set with a planeswalker that any Vorthos or older player would be excited to see: Serra. Rendered beautifully by …