Ikoria Ability Counters

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Keyword abilities have existed since Magic: The Gathering‘s inception. If you’ve played the game enough, you’re likely familiar with terms like “trample,” “lifelink,” and “deathtouch.” Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths introduced a new twist on the keyword abilities we know and love. While creatures in Magic still have keyword abilities natively, they can also gain those abilities via ability counters. Like …

Card Kingdom’s Favorite Cards from Ikoria

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We’ve spent the past month playing with Ikoria on MTG Arena — diving into the draft queues, brewing up new Brawl decks, and working our way up the Standard ladder, with or without companions. As fun as it’s been, there’s nothing like shuffling up a fresh deck of cards or laying out draft picks on your kitchen table. Now, you …

Commander 2020 Shipping Delays

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Update, May 26th, 2020: We are pleased to share that the vast majority* of Commander 2020 preorders have shipped. The status of your preorder should now display as “shipped” and you should have tracking information. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we procured more decks and worked to fulfill the remaining orders. We are working on securing more Commander 2020 …

Ikoria Showcase Cards

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With the release of Throne of Eldraine, Magic debuted showcase cards: new alternate-art cards with thematic ties to the set. These stunning cards have become collectors’ items, and they’ve added a little extra oomph to our decks. Each set of showcase cards has been tied to a new Magic mechanic. In Throne of Eldraine, each creature with an adventure ability …

How to Organize Your Magic Collection

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The heart of Magic: The Gathering is playing with others, and COVID-19 has brought major challenges to our community. Thankfully, though, you can still enjoy and engage with Magic on your own. One solo activity you could try is organizing your Magic collection! Sometimes, card organization can be time-consuming. In fact, you might have been putting off this task because …

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths

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Welcome to Ikoria: a monster-world full of giant beasts and feisty humans. Ikoria‘s mechanics have really turned Magic upside-down, and we’re here to give you the rundown on this powerful set. First, check out the official trailer from Wizards of the Coast: Vivien Reid Returns Vivien Reid has appeared in four Magic sets since her debut in Core Set 2019, …

Top 10 Mystery Booster Foils

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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

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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 …