The Cipher Net

Bradley Rose Uncategorized

Editor’s Note: In today’s blog post, Bradley Rose speculates about what social media would be like in the Multiverse. The following story takes place on the plane of Ravnica and is told through a series of posts on the social media platform Scribbler.  @PetConclaveDoggos Me right now: Morning coffee at a new café with a SCRIBE in hand @IsmerianLibrarian replying …

Ravnica Horoscopes: October 2018

Chantelle Campbell Uncategorized

Thanks to this handy quiz, you’ve likely figured out where your guild allegiances lie, but you may not be sure what to do with that information. Lucky for you, the staff here at Card Kingdom have been studying the skies of Ravnica and have some recommendations to help you live your best Guild life.   Azorius Senate Your life has …

Guilds of Ravnica: What We Know So Far

Card Kingdom Uncategorized

Fall has come to Ravnica, and the city-plane is in for some big changes. Ral Zarek is in charge of the Izzet League, the Boros are buffer than ever, and the Golgari Elf Shamans are now Zombie Elf Shamans. Plus, the Dimir might be the heroes of this story? Strange times indeed. Today, as we launch our Guilds of Ravnica …

Going Outside Your Comfort Zone

Chantelle Campbell Uncategorized

Winning isn’t the same thing as getting better. In fact, sometimes they might be diametrically opposed. “But Chantelle,” you may ask, “how do I know if I’m getting better if I’m not winning?” I think this is best answered by an anecdote – one about me as a young planeswalker (and by “young” I mean “just a few short months …

Teaching with Color Theory

Michelle Rapp Uncategorized

The release of Core Set 2019 has been the cause of widespread celebration throughout the Magic community. Core Sets are a great time for Magic players, since they supplement other sets throughout the year and also help get back to the basics of the game. They’re also a great entry point for many players, since Core Sets rarely introduce new …

Lessons from Grand Prix Vegas

Chantelle Campbell Uncategorized

Last weekend, Sin City was home to one of the largest Magic events of the year, and the town transformed as over 5,000 competitors, cosplayers, content creators, and lore lovers descended on the Las Vegas Convention Center. Grand Prix Vegas is unique in the Magic community, as it’s the closest thing to a traditional convention that we typically get. With …

Five Tips for Teaching Magic

Simon Irving Uncategorized

Think back to a time when you didn’t know how to play Magic. Back when you were ignorant to the subtleties of mana curves and card advantage, combat tricks and counterspells. For some of you, that time may have only been a few months ago. Maybe a couple years. Maybe you’re even like me, and you’ve been playing Magic for …

On Burnout and Bolts

Simon Irving Uncategorized

All of us know how great it can be to play Magic: The Gathering. The epic countermagic battles, the topdeck wars, the glow of preview season…these are the things that keep us engaged with the game and all it has to offer. It’s easy to look around and see people whose lives have been enriched by playing this great game …