Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths

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Welcome to Ikoria: a brand-new world for Magic: The Gathering. We know you’re hungry for more info on this world of monsters — and trust us, so are we! We’ll be updating this post throughout Ikoria‘s release with all the latest info on the upcoming set, so stick around. Vivien Reid Returns Vivien Reid has appeared in four Magic sets …

Top 10 Mystery Booster Foils

Tom Anderson Products

Greetings, fellow magicians – this week, we’re doing something a little different. I often use this space to tackle broader Magic strategy or design theory. That’s fun, but so is doing something a little more grounded and direct from time to time. This week sees the much-hyped retail release of the Mystery Booster set, complete with a special list of …

A History of Un-Cards

Bradley Rose Design, Products

You’re at Gen Con at a Magic: The Gathering prerelease. The head judge of the event is dressed in a chicken suit. You might think this is some kind of joke. You’re exactly right. It’s… 1998 — Unglued For the first time, Magic cards are printed with a silver border. Each card with this silver lining tells you, “I don’t …

Unsanctioned

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What do you call the wackiest Magic format you can play at your kitchen table? Unsanctioned, of course! What is Unsanctioned? Unsanctioned is a new box set for Magic: The Gathering, but it’s a bit different from what you might expect. It features silver-bordered Magic cards not legal in regular tournament play, and which bend and challenge the rules of …

The Lands of Theros Beyond Death

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Lands are the backbone of every Magic: The Gathering deck. We couldn’t cast our spells without them, and the quality and quantity of non-basic lands will often dictate how ambitious we can be in our deck-building. We even get sentimental about basic lands — who doesn’t have a favorite piece of basic land art? With Theros Beyond Death around the …

Theros Beyond Death

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We’ve finally returned to Theros, Magic’s Ancient Greek-inspired plane. Theros Beyond Death is here, and we have all the info you need to get started. First off, check out the official trailer from Wizards of the Coast: Missed the original Theros block? Check out our Intro to Theros and get caught up on the story. Order Theros Beyond Death from …

The CK-Files: Lumeria

Justin Treadway Design, Products

Welcome to another edition of the CK-Files! Today we’re going to go behind the scenes of Lumeria: The Great Divide! As part of our daily duties as designers, we keep a detailed log of our design work. At the end of each day, before we hang up our hard hats and punch out, we all take some time to write …

Lumeria: The Disappearance of Cricket Street

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Day 1 On Tuesday morning, just before dawn, Cricket Street vanished. Telna stared at the grey, pearlescent wall in front of her and put down her basket of breakfast rolls. She stretched out a hand and touched the barrier. It was real, smooth, and cold. And it shouldn’t be here. She glanced around and, yes, this was the arched entrance …

Making Lumeria: The Great Divide

Adam Klesh Design, Products

The story of Lumeria begins in 2017. In a brainstorming session, I suggested we make our own masters set, but with inexpensive cards that we could sell at a reasonable price. A few months later, Chris VanMeter approached me about getting a list together. The first Lumeria set was focused on two-color pairs and finding archetypes within those pairs. With …

Best Holiday Gifts for MTG Players

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Shopping for the Magic players in your life can be a challenge, especially if you aren’t familiar with the game yourself. With tens of thousands of cards in print – plus countless strategies and ways to play – the options can be overwhelming. This holiday season, Card Kingdom is taking the guesswork out of holiday shopping with our curated Gift …