The Brothers' War: Early Look

An Early look: The Brothers’ War

Chris Cornejo Standard

Well, that was a busy September, wasn’t it? Dominaria United released, and then we went through two full preview seasons for the Warhammer 40K Commander decks and Unfinity. With those two supplemental products coming out soon, we finally have a chance to relax, take in everything and slowly look forward to…wait. Oh. Well. Never mind, time for The Brothers’ War!  …

This day in MTG History: Innistrad

This Day in Magic History: Innistrad (Sept. 30, 2011)

Jacob Lackner Standard

Welcome to another edition of “This Day in Magic History.” Today, we’ll take a look at the release of Innistrad, which made its debut on Sept. 30, 2011. Spooky season officially kicks off tomorrow, so it seemed like a good time to take a look at the set that introduced us to Magic’s spookiest plane!  Innistrad is often considered one …

Arena Championship Issues: Assessing the Value of Alchemy

Mason Clark Alchemy, Events, Standard

This past weekend Wizards of the Coast held a huge tournament: the first Arena Championship. It featured some of the best players in the world — with names like Shōta Yasooka and Sam Rolph — who battled it out for $200,000 dollars in prizes. When looking at the event from the outside, it had everything needed to be a spectacle …

Cutest creatures in MTG

The Cutest Creatures in MTG

Chris Cornejo Standard

Dominaria United previews are in full swing, and both the cards and story paint a dark picture for the Magic multiverse. Powerful creatures abound, massive changes are happening to our favorite MTG characters and Phyrexia marches on. In the middle of all this, one card in particular caught my attention.  LOOKITTHELITTLEFIREBIRDYIT’SSOCAYUUUUTE!  Ahem.  That’s right, as you probably already saw from …

This Day in Magic History First World Championship

This Day in Magic History: The First World Championship (August 18th-20, 1994)

Jacob Lackner Events, Standard

Welcome back to another edition of “This Day in Magic History.” Today, we’re going to take a look at the most important event in the history of competitive Magic. On Aug. 18, 1994 the very first Magic World Championship began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was not only the first time someone could claim the title of Magic world champion, it was …

The Winners & Losers of Standard Rotation

Tom Anderson Standard

Standard has been good in 2022, particularly since the bans to Alrund’s Epiphany and Divide by Zero. Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty and Streets of New Capenna both managed to shake up the metagame despite the high power level of the established decks — the former by adding super-powerful staples to underplayed colors and the latter simply by bringing better manabases to …

Early look Dominaria United

Early Look: Dominaria United

Chris Cornejo Standard

After the deluge of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Streets of New Capenna, Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate and Double Masters 2022 earlier in the year, we got a bit of breather from new Magic sets releasing this year. That breather is swiftly coming to an end with Dominaria United on the horizon in September.  Let’s get back into the swing …