How Will Magic Change in 2023?

Tom AndersonDesign, Magic Story, Products, Standard

There’s a lot on the horizon for Magic in 2023, and Tom is here to take a look at what all the different moving parts may mean! It’s a new year for Magic just as it is for you and me – and 2023 in particular stands as a tense cliffhanger moment in the game’s proud history. The narrative stands …

Compleating Nahiri Would Be a Huge Waste of Her Potential

Kristen GregoryMagic Story

With the news that five Planeswalkers will be compleat by the end of the Phyrexian storyline, Kristen makes a case as to why Nahiri far better as an anti-hero than a villain.  During the first look at Phyrexia: All Will Be One on the WeeklyMtG stream, Blake & co announced that there would be stylized alternate art treatments of the …

The best magic content of 2022

The Best Magic Content of 2022

Chris CornejoCommander, Cube, Limited, Magic Story, Standard, Video

As we near the end of year, it’s a good opportunity to take stock and celebrate the achievements of those around you. In that spirit, we’re going to look at some of the best work made by our friends and some other Magic content creators we think are pretty nifty. We’ll be honest, though — the Magic community is fortunate …

History of Dominaria part 2

The History of Dominaria, Part 2

Chris CornejoMagic Story

Last week we started recounting the history of Dominaria. There’s a lot to that history, so here’s how we were going about splitting it up: Part 1: Dragons and the History of the Multiverse (Alpha-Antiquities) Part 2: The Brothers War (Anitiquites, Urza’s Saga-Urza’s Destiny) Part 3: Dark Times (The Dark-Visions, circling back to Legends…and also Coldsnap, I guess) Part 4: …

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 …

The Story of Elspeth Tirel

Chris CornejoMagic Story

Elspeth Tirel returns in Streets of New Capenna, and Chris runs down the story she has carved through the overarching plot of MTG. Elspeth Tirel has been in the game since Shards of Alara, and not even death has been able to keep her off the page for too long. Let’s look at how her story has gone in the …

Ranking the Planes: Where Will Magic Return Next?

Tom AndersonCommunity, Magic Story

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt will be the 90th MTG expansion — a new Standard set which takes place on a particular named world, or plane, within Magic’s multiverse. For the first decade of expansion sets, the multiverse was more of a storytelling conceit or source for new villains, with the majority of sets taking place on Magic’s “home plane” of Dominaria. …

Magic Story Review: Sundered Bond (Ikoria)

Michelle RappMagic Story

(Note: This article contains spoilers for Sundered Bond.) On the surface, Ikoria’s tagline: “There’s Always A Bigger Monster” is fairly straightforward. Life is simple: you fight for your survival, whether you’re a human fighting a monster or even a monster fighting another monster. Until he unexpectedly bonded with a giant dinosaur cat, Captain Lukka of Drannith would have agreed with …