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 Magic Card Designs of 2018

Adam Klesh & Bradley Rose Design

Brad: As 2018 comes to a close and we unwrap booster packs for draft, let’s take a moment to review the past year’s Magic: The Gathering cards from a design perspective. After much deliberation, I decided on a list of Top Five Designed Cards, with one card from each of Rivals of Ixalan, Battlebond, Dominaria, Core Set 2019, Commander 2018 …

Designer Draft: Lumeria Draft Archetypes

Adam Klesh Products

Editor’s Note: This article is about draft archetypes from the set Lumeria: The Infinite City, released in December 2018. For info on Lumeria: The Great Divide, click here. Lumeria is the first in Card Kingdom’s new Designer Draft product line: a group of unique draft products I’m creating with the help of Chris VanMeter. I’m an amateur Magic designer and …

Pir and Toothy, Commander Companions

Adam Klesh & Bradley Rose Commander

Adam: Hello and welcome to this blog post! I’m your writer, Adam Klesh, also known online as madolaf. Brad: And I’m your other writer, Bradley Rose, also known online as Bradley Rose! Adam: I was tasked to write a post about making a Commander deck using Battlebond cards, and I thought, “This would be much more fun if I could get …

Blue Brawlers in Dominaria

Adam Klesh Brawl

If you’ve played 1v1 Brawl on Magic Online for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen the mono-blue Baral deck. This article is not about Baral. While Blue has become the most feared color in the Brawl format, I’m here today to share some fun, casual Brawl decks that embody what Blue does best. Tetsuko Umezawa First up, we have …

Let’s Brawl!

Adam Klesh Brawl

Are you ready to BRAWL?!  Well, are you? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, Wizards recently announced a brand-new format called Brawl. You build a 60-card singleton deck from only Standard-legal cards, and then you choose any Legendary Creature OR Planeswalker to be your Commander.  The format is meant to be casual, and I intend to keep …

Iconic Masters at HasCon

Adam Klesh Limited

In May of 1997, there was a new set being released for my favorite game. It was Weatherlight, the set that would kick off a new, ongoing narrative in Magic‘s storyline, and I was super excited. As it happens, I was on vacation with my friend in Hawaii at the time, and one of the things we wanted to do while we …

The Pile

Adam Klesh Community

About ten years ago, my friends and I heard tell of a new way to play Magic. The stories told of a huge pile of unsleeved cards that every player in the game would draw from, and that any spell could be cast as if its controller had infinite mana. This was the beginning of my life with what I …

Card Kingdom Commanders: Adam’s Zhuge Jin

Aaron Durbin Commander

Welcome back to another edition of Card Kingdom Commanders, the series that gives you an exclusive look at the many decks and faces you’ll find behind the scenes at Card Kingdom and Mox Boarding House. This week, I’ll be telling you a little bit more about one of my fellow CK Blog writers. MEET ADAM KLESH Adam works upstairs with …